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Posts Tagged ‘folk’

Chaz Hearne: “Rise of the Voluminous” – wide-ranging sonic assemblages cut with oblique texts

The very first thing I learned while listening to the album “Rise of the Voluminous” by eclectic folk artist, Chaz Hearne, is that the defining question regarding any Hearne song is which Chaz Hearne he’ll be. Will it be ...


Will Diehl: “Give It Time” – a fluid nature and passionate storytelling

Will Diehl’s latest EP release, “Give It Time” beautifully walks the line between strong acoustic melodies and folk rock tendencies which capture the emotion Diehl puts into his tantalizing lyrics. The Manassas, VA singe...



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Lyrics Of Two: “Let’s Make This Earth From House To Home” – love can overcome

In a seemingly indefinite era of violence and indifference, philosophers can prove to be radicals by simply telling us what we should already know. The problem is that, all too often, we just don’t care. Marie Helen Abramyan ...



The Mumford Music Experience: “On the Way Home” – an exceptional selection of music

Mumford & Sons took the world by storm using their raw mixture of acoustic melody, percussion, and that catchy little banjo to compliment the ensemble. Then the unassuming bunch of West London lads who started out with a b...


The Hopeful Giants: “Hawthorne EP” – a reflective contemporary folk journey

There are two types of people in this world – those who enjoy music and those who like music as a background noise. The Hopeful Giants is for people who like music. The heart and honesty that went into their debut recordi...



Sarantos: “First 5 Seconds” – love at first sight!

The single “First 5 Seconds”, is a fine showcase of Sarantos’ maturation as both musician and a human with heart and soul. Beautiful poetic expression forms the foundation of the collection of Sarantos’ works, and it ju...


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Dan Weintraub: “Songs for Beautiful Souls” – the songwriting and narratives are superb

For Dan Weintraub, music isn’t work – its therapy. And it’s been that way since he started recording and performing in the mid-80s. Raised on everything from punk rock to jazz, he’s opened for Tracy Chapman,...


Luanne Hunt: “So It Goes” – a deeply tender no-frills effort

For years now, the award-winning singer-songwriter, Luanne Hunt has fashioned a body of work as artistically successful and as significant as any independent Country female performer you’d care to name. After twenty years of ...



Arda & the Stolen Moon: “Minutes Into Years” – goes beyond all expectations

The Stolen Moon is the vehicle that showcases the talents of Armenian Cypriot singer-songwriter Arda G. When listening to the newest offering, entitled, “Minutes Into Years” from this little indie folksinger, you’ll find...


Jean Synodinos: “love & blood” – profound personal reflections of a life lived!

Jean Synodinos (pronounced sin-uh-DEE-nus) slips from folk to pop to jazz to blues and more to create dynamic live performances and recordings that make audiences ask for more.  A Top 10 Finalist for Best Songwriter and Best F...