To be released by Blue Rose Music on November 8th, 2019; 500 copies available
A little over 43 years ago, Meridian, MS, native Steve Forbert boarded a train bound for New York City. Twenty-one years old at the time, Forbert, with his guitar and harmonica, spent two years working his way up from street performer living at the YMCA to filling historic Greenwich Village clubs and signing a major label contract. By 1979, Forbert had really hit his stride, releasing Jackrabbit Slim, which produced his first top 40 hit, “Romeo’s Tune,” and afforded Forbert the [...]
Tom Keifer, former front man of the rock band Cinderella, has an instantly recognizable voice. The singer and his #Keiferband are releasing their second album titled, Rise, on Cleopatra Records. The album presents eleven tracks that feature Keifer’s gritty vocals with blues-infused hard rock. The album has a theme of overcoming challenges with the music being written by Tom Keifer, Savannah Keifer and Kendra Chantelle. The band line up is, Keifer vocals, his wife — percussionist, pianist and singer Savannah Keifer — and backing singer/percussionist Kendra Chantelle and the #keiferband, which is lead and rhythm guitarist Tony Higbee, bassist Billy Mercer, [...]
Austin dream pop – shoegaze quartet Blushing is releasing a ten-song self-titled album. Comprised of two married couples, Christina Carmona: vocals, bass, Michelle Soto: guitar, vocals, Noe Carmona: guitar, and Jake Soto: drums. Blushing was recorded, mixed and produced by Elliott Frazier with mastering by Alexander Lyon in The Bubble Austin, TX. The album is filled with ethereal sounds and build a story that is seldom heard in the shoegaze/dream-pop category, the two husband and wife team are truly something special.
The hypnotic dream-pop sound of “So Many” starts the journey with a moody guitar figure that supports the soft female vocals as the tune [...]
Rachel Shaps is a singer/songwriter based in New York. The granddaughter of performing icon Eartha Kitt, Shaps grew up traveling to shows, singing, and writing original songs. “I want people to connect with me and my story on a personal level,” Shaps says. “I love connecting with people through music.” With a series of releases planned for 2019 and a steadily growing following, it seems certain that we will be hearing more from Shaps. Her vocal style is striking, and her tone is rich and full. “Learn My Lesson,” delivers a catchy melody that lands on the commercial side of pop.
“Learn My Lesson” has a smart rhythmic figure that supports [...]
Ben Wolfe is a composer and bassist currently on the teaching faculty at The Juilliard School Jazz Division. Wolfe is releasing a ten-track album, Fatherhood, which pays tribute to the bassist’s father, Dan Wolfe, a former violinist who spent a season with the San Antonio Symphony, who passed away in 2018. Besides paying tribute to his father, Fatherhood is nine originals and a standard with a theme on what it means for Wolfe to be a father to his own son, Milo. “I made this record in ways I knew my father would have encouraged” – that meant choosing the best studio, the best musicians, self-funding the entire project, and making wise decisions [...]
Martin Hayes and Brooklyn Rider are releasing a new album via In a Circle Records titled, The Butterfly. The album contains twelve tracks, ten are traditional melodies and two tracks are original compositions. Recorded in 2016, the album celebrates a decade-long musical friendship between renowned Irish fiddler and New York’s omnivorous string quartet. In addition to featuring the premiere recording of “Maghera Mountain,” (written by Hayes as a teenager), The Butterfly sought to define a common ground through the inclusion of several of the most widely known tunes within the repertoire, such as “O’Neill’s March” and [...]