Review: ‘The Best of TommySongs’ by Tommy Emmanuel

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By Mike O’Cull

Certified Guitar Player and Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel continues to expand his acclaimed body of work with a new double album, The Best Of Tommysongs, that comes out May 8th, 2020 on CGP Sounds/Cruzen Street Records. The double set is made up of brand new re-recordings of many of Emmanuel’s finest original songs, some of which he’s been playing for the last 30 years. The goal was to capture the evolution of the songs [Read More]

By |2020-05-07T17:49:39-07:00May 7th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Powerhouse Blues Vocalist Sari Schorr Releases “Ordinary Life” Video

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Extraordinary blues vocalist Sari Schorr releases a new video for her song ‘Ordinary Life’ written by Sari Schorr, Henning Gehrke, Bill Alexander and filmed and edited by Sari Schorr.

A note from Sari, “Covid-19 changed the world as we know it. These extraordinary times have pushed us far from the normality of our ordinary lives. But the weight of uncertainly has been mixed with an opportunity for introspection and a deeper appreciation for the simple things in life. I hope this video [Read More]

Review: ‘High Risk Low Reward’ by Ryan Perry

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By Mike O’Cull

Blues guitarist, vocalist, and bandleader Ryan Perry takes a new-school approach to his sound on his latest record High Risk, Low Reward. The set dropped March 13, 2020 on Ruf Records and shows the prodigiously talented Perry moving the sound and content of blues music into a modern, progressive mode. He has clearly studied the players who first made this music great but, for his solo debut, chose to remake the vibe of the genre his own and to [Read More]

By |2020-05-07T17:47:28-07:00May 6th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: ‘Sprezzatura’ by Aloud

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By Mike O’Cull

Los Angeles soul/rock band Aloud comes on strong with its new full-length album Sprezzatura, which will see daylight on May 8th, 2020 via the Lemon Merchant label. The record is jam packed with highly addictive music that combines a Muscle Shoals vibe with the drive and energy of modern guitar-based pop/rock. It shows the influence of songwriting rock bands like Oasis and The Who as well as the horns-and-emotive-vocals sound of the classic soul music era. Produced [Read More]

By |2020-05-01T12:21:15-07:00May 1st, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: ‘Last Light On The Highway’ by Robert Jon & The Wreck

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Orange County, CA blues-inspired Southern rock n’ roll outfit, Robert Jon & The Wreck are set to release Last Light On The Highway on May 8th, 2020, produced by the band and Jeff Frickman.

And what an album it is. Get ready for 11 all-original, outstanding tracks, exquisite musicianship, and a lead singer with one of the most easy-on-the-ears voices. A cursory listen might have you assuming this is [Read More]

By |2020-04-28T17:46:52-07:00April 28th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘The Gypsy Woman Told Me’ John Primer & Bob Corritore

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By Mike O’Cull

Harp ace Bob Corritore and Chicago blues guitar master John Primer team up for a smoking hot new album called The Gypsy Woman Told Me that hits the street May 1st, 2020 thanks to the VizzTone Label Group. Both men are modern-day legends who have invested their lives into playing real take-no-mess Chicago blues music that honors the giants of decades past while also breathing new life into this important [Read More]

By |2020-04-29T11:36:31-07:00April 29th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Spirit Rising Philip Sayce

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By Mike O’Cull

Philip Sayce comes out swinging on his brand-new record Spirit Rising, a hot-handed, career-making effort that drops April 24th, 2020 via Warner Music Group. Sayce is an immensely talented guitarist and vocalist with a mind-bending blues/rock style that invokes the giants of the past while simultaneously bringing the idea of rock music into the present and beyond. The record covers a ton of stylistic ground and genuinely expresses all that Sayce is and does. This time out, he worked [Read More]

By |2020-04-23T16:46:19-07:00April 23rd, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment