JMSN It is. (White Room Records) JMSN, the Michigan-bred producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who released the acclaimed Priscilla LP in 2012, returns […]
Graham Nash This Path Tonight (Blue Castle) This Path Tonight is all about acoustic minimalism. What instruments there are (acoustic guitars, Hammond […]
Casey Gomez, singing lead, playing harp and picolo bass; Brian Tarter on guitar and singing background; Richie Lee on bass and Kurt Lipphardt on drums make-up the smokin’ country rockin’ quartet, The Magic Lighting Boys. Hailing from Cincinnati Ohio, the band’s new 13-song CD Stealin’ Thunder is a tight little gem of equally tight country electric tunes. Opening with “Nan’s Poem,” not much more then a warbling lady’s voice reciting a quick few lines of verse with Gomez’s lone harp behind and through the quick track, we are into a Tarter slide led “Bones” which sets the tone for the electric country storm we are going to get though-out. I love Gome’s distorted vocal here…and of course his harp wailing as well.
Elysian Fields Ghosts of No (Vicious Circle Records/Ojet) Elysian Fields’ Jennifer Charles has one of those beautiful voices that, as the saying […]
Cyndi Lauper Detour (Rhino Records) You can’t fault successful artists for sticking with their genre of choice through the decades, but Cyndi […]
Gallant Ology (Mind of a Genius/Warner Bros.) Whether intentional or not, it’s difficult to place Ology in any one category. With a rising […]
Woodkid Desierto (Green United Music) One of France’s greatest exports, Yoann Lemoine, who goes by the stage name Woodkid, is a complete […]
Guitar God Carlos Santana, drummer Michael Shrieve, percussionist Michael Carabello, guitarist Neal Schon (you may also know him from a little band called Journey) and vocalist and keyboardist Gregg Rolie have reformed near a half a century after they last played together to release Santana IV.
M83 Junk (Mute Records) If you like your synth pop to be so ’80s-inspired that you can practically smell the hairspray when […]