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Posts Tagged ‘folk’

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...


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,...



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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...



Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: “Sail Away” – It’s melody as well as its lyrics are deeply meaningful

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere have always had the virtue of bringing out the best in each other and that is the case here again on the single “Sail Away”, taken from the album ‘Musical Schizophrenia’, out on Better Daze...


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Matt Rouch: “The Beautiful and the Damned” grab your heart and squeezes!

Hailing from Virginia and growing up near Washington, D.C., Matt Rouch has now landed in Denver, CO and is diligently working his way into the music scene. A long-time member of several bands on the east coast, Matt is taking o...


Christopher Bell: “Rust” – the energy coming from this album is visceral, seductive and intoxicating

Whether you’ve heard of Cellist and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Bell or just stumbled onto his cello which emotes into the worlds of Blues, Funk, Folk and even Carnatic influences, do yourself a favor and buy “Rus...



One Girl Symphony is on the cusp of creating a new genre

If you are new to One Girl Symphony, I must tell you that their music is very hard to categorize. As a matter of fact, I think we are on the cusp of a new genre. However before experiencing the magical musical world of One Girl...


Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders: “Go By Myself” – out of this effort springs some transcendent music

Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders are a country rock/alternate country/hard rock/blues/folk band based in Australia. The Rough Riders released their debut album “The Last of the Originals” in August 2014, getting solid rev...