Tag: cross-genre

Joey Harkum – Sick And Tired

     Folk artist Joey Harkum is poised to release his third full-length LP Salt and Tar,  sometime this spring. While Sick And Tired (seen/heard here) will appear on that LP, the song dates back to 2008 when Joey was writing and singing music with The Pasadena Band. That said, while the song maintains the lyrics and melody, the style of playing is much different here, as are the vocals from Joey. His voice has gained a rich, natural, falsetto since those early days with…

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Aaron English – Pride

     Once in a while, usually about the time I’m getting disillusioned by the state of music and the music business, an artist or band will drop into my lap and change my attitude, reminding me that there are still great artists out there, great talents, that deserve and need to be recognized. Such is the case with Aaron English, who came to my attention via a house concert invitation. Thank you, Matthew Hough!  Pride (seen/heard here) came together during the pandemic as a collaborative effort with eight artists from around the…

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Jimkata – Roots Down

     You’ve got to love this band! Jimkata,  is a three-piece synth-based pop band, that transcends that label, mixing in echoes of Motown, modern rock and funk, within that framework. It’s a formula that definitely works, as demonstrated by Roots Down (seen/heard here), a single that was released back in March. This track is full of dance-beat goodness, but not the thump-thump of the modern DJ-driven spinners, replacing that instead with a genuine beat that compliments the music perfectly. The band’s vocals are very pleasing.  If you are looking for information…

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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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