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Paula Standing: The More I Give

Paula Standing The More I Give (Paula Standing) A lilting mandolin plays off the pretty melody Paula Standing swings her equally pretty vocal around on “Call It Home,” the first song on her new album, The More I Give. With Rod McCormack providing solid harmonies and I dare say, quite a bit of instruments (and production throughout) to this opening More...

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By Ralph Greco On Monday, September 20th, 2021

Jordana Talsky: Zahava

Jordana Talsky Zahava (Jordana Talsky) Vocal-only albums are not the easiest of listens. Even the masterpiece in this genre, like A Cappella Todd Rundgren’s A Capella or stuff produced by somebody like a Bobby McFerrin More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, September 13th, 2021

Rock of Asia: Asian Anthology

Rock of Asia Asian Anthology   Folk, rock, and traditional Japanese music fuse into Rock of Asia’s output. Nikki Matsumoto is the architect of this unusual blend, represented on the new 14-song Asian Anthology. More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, September 10th, 2021

Crossroad Saints: A Song Of Your Own

Crossroad Saints A Song Of Your Own (Daryl Venable) Pushing us into the deep beat of “Cradle to the Grave,” Indiana’s Crossroad Saints kicks off their latest album, A Song Of Your Own. They then lay More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Nikki Wozzo & The Bad Whiskey: Bad Whiskey

Nikki Wozzo & The Bad Whiskey Bad Whiskey (Travellers Records) The rangy and loud (in a good way) “Wild Rose” stomps its opening salvo on Nikki Wozzo & The Bad Whiskey’s Bad Whiskey. This bio song of a More...

By Ralph Greco On Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Tenuous Threads: Mettle

Tenuous Threads Mettle (Tenuous Threads) Australian musician/composer/producer Tenuous Threads presents his debut EP Mettle. A picked electric and warbling vocal sweeps us into the swaying of opener, “Abduction.” More...

By Ralph Greco On Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

High Chair: Hey Mountain Hey

High Chair Hey Mountain (Kiyabisu Records) The third release in a trilogy, High Chair’s new Hey Mountain Hey, continues in Billy Surgeoner and Rokiah Yaman’s psychedelic-prog approach. “Stargazer” starts More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, August 30th, 2021

Nancy Wenstrom: Inside Story

Nancy Wenstrom Inside Story (Nancy Wenstrom) Straight from the Bay Area, singer-songwriter Nancy Wenstrom brings us her new 10-song album Inside Story. With a clear-as-a-bell vocal delivery, she swings us first More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, August 23rd, 2021

9 Horses: Omegah

9 Horses Omegah (9 Horses) Scary rolling backing keys and slicing wild singular notes get us into the frantic opening groove of first song and title track “Omegah,” from the new 8-song album from 9 Horses. More...

By Ralph Greco On Monday, August 9th, 2021

Killed by The Architects 

Killed by The Architects (Killed by The Architects) A heavy beat with metallic cutting guitars and main man (really only musician here) Jamie Berkes’ vocal warbles forth more of a warning than singing on opener More...