With the voice of an angel, Kate Vogel is a vocalist and songwriter that puts a lot of emotion and life experiences into her lyrics. Vogel was noticed for her singing abilities at the age of sixteen. As a result, she went to Nashville, Tennessee, to record her first record. That dream soon turned into a nightmare when a sexual predator toke Vogel’s innocence from her. That led to her not singing for nine years! She has finally turned that into a positive force and is now releasing music. Her debut single, “Reasons to Stay,” deals with her encounter with suicide. Her second single titled, “The Grave,” is about the funeral of her [...]
Massimo Biolcati is a multi-talented musician, composer, and producer. He is best known as the founding member of Gilfema, but his talents reach far beyond the confines of the widely lauded trio. Originally hailing from Stockholm, Biolcati is of Swedish/Italian descent. Upon moving to New York City in 2003, he worked extensively with Paquito D’Rivera, Terence Blanchard, Ravi Coltrane, and Lizz Wright. In recent years he’s toured and recorded with Brazilian vocalist/composer Luciana Souza. His first leader release in 2008 Persona on Obliqsound featured Gilfema bandmate Lionel Loueke, pianist, accordionist [...]
Blues saxophonist, vocalist, and songwriter Scott Ramminger is back with a new album titled, Rise Up. This recording is Ramminger’s fifth record since 2011, and he is forging new ground on this one, where his previous studio discs have been filled with horn sections and backing vocals, Rise Up features only five players. The more intimate approach gives us a new perspective of Ramminger’s musical style. The band for the recording date is Ramminger on vocals and tenor saxophone, Wes Lanich on piano and Hammond B3, Shane Theriot on guitar, Paul Langosch on upright bass, and Emre Kartari on drums. Ramminger has this to say about the new album, “I set out [...]
Country music star Jason Aldean is releasing his ninth album. Appropriately titled, 9 on Broken Bow records. Produced by Michael Knox, which Aldean has worked with on all his previous albums, 9 continues in his usual manner. The album contains a grand total of sixteen tracks. The sounds are all typical Aldean, pop-country delivered with his smooth masculine country-tinged voice. The songs were recorded at The Conderosa, College Grove, TN. and Treasure Isle Studios, Nashville, TN. The majority of the tunes are on the mellow side with a couple low, medium tempo songs with big distorted guitar riffs to wake us up.
“Tattoos and Tequila” begins our [...]
MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the initial lineup for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. “For over 30 years, one of the major factors that have built and sustained MerleFest has been the quality of the artists and performances that our guests see over the 4-day festival,” says Ted Hagaman, Festival Director. “People truly feel that the festival is a great value, and that [...]
Deline Briscoe is a Melbourne Australia singer and songwriter that has a unique twist on the world music genre. While touring the globe as a principal artist with one of Australia’s leading Performing Arts Companies “Black Arm Band,” she is able to fine-tune her songwriting and performing skills. Her music has been featured at Australia’s largest music export market, Bigsound (2019), and was featured on National playlist all over the Australian Radio Networks. Briscoe regularly tours with a unique combination of musicians; percussionist Airileke Ingram (Yothu Yindi), Jamaican jazz pianist Stephen Maxwell (Jimmy Cliff), and double bassist Robbie Finch. The [...]