Tag: blues

Syd Carter West – The Ugly Truth

     If you look at the sweet face of Syd Carter West, you would be thinking that a song coming from her mouth would be wispy and light. Well, you would be completely wrong! West has a powerful, full, alto voice.  That voice is steeped in the tea-bags of blues and rock, with just an edge of southern rock thrown in there for good measure. Her new single, The Ugly Truth (seen/heard here) is a testament to being yourself at…

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Kate Bankston – Valentines For Tomorrow

     Pop music does not follow a straight line, at least it doesn’t for Kate Bankston, and that is a very good thing indeed. Kate released Valentines For Tomorrow (seen/heard here) as a single last year on valentines day and now it is available as one of the 10 tracks on her new LP, Cry A Little (December 2020). Valentines For Tomorrow explores the circular meaning of life and love, blending the good times with the bad, but reveling in them all with a person who shares all…

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Georgia Black – Invisible Enemy

     Vodka has always had a soft spot for vocal jazz, blues, and soul, particularly when such music uses modern-day influences to add texture-As long, that is, as those changes don’t compromise the integrity of the music. Enter Georgia Black, whose ode to the current pandemic and the superheroes who stay home to keep others safe, is a genre’ blending masterpiece.  Musically, Invisible Enemy (seen/heard here), borrows heavily from the aforementioned genres with a soulful delivery by Black. The orchestration fills, touches of trip-hop, a…

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Fox and Bones – Already Here

     Fox and Bones continue to surprise with blues-infused rock gem Already Here (Music in Modern Times) (video released May 29, 2020) about what it’s like today to try and make music. Essentially, the moral of the story is that you’d better love what you’re doing because it ain’t glorious or easy folks: “You want to play music in modern times? Well here’s some hints to help you make up your mind I’s gonna take your money, it’ll take all of your pride And if you’re lucky, you’ll play out enough to…

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Mampache – Life On Fire

     Combining a bit of Americana, folk, and blues influences, Mampache, a duo made up of Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci, are preparing to release their second full-length, From Liberty Street on March 20, 2020. Life On Fire (seen/heard here) is the first single from that offering, and if it is any indication, From Liberty Street promises to be a great piece of work!  Finch and Blasucci dole out relaxed vocals and close harmonies reminiscent of The Everly Brothers or Crosby, Stills and Nash,…

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