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Author: R. Leckey Harrison
“Rise” invites you to discover that you’re listening to musicians who know their art, their culture, and possibly most importantly, themselves
Dripping, overflowing on the floor, lie down and get into it
Storytelling! They’ve got energetic stories. Just read their bios on their web site! The musical influences are a list longer than the arm. Can you imagine scoring Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” when you’re 8 years old? Or reciting poems as a child, hanging out in pubs with your dad and hearing what went down? Such is what makes up the duo of Sue Foley and Peter Karp, in this second collaboration of theirs on Blind Pig Records titled, Beyond the Crossroads. These two are skilled veterans. Each has many credits to their individual names that they bring to the table, …
This woman’s voice has years to grow. On top of the quality already there, that’s good for listeners. In this, her third VizzTone Records album Gina Sicilia demonstrates a voice that is fluid, like claret, with subtle and soft nuances that emerge on the palette. She would be at home singing country, a cabaret, or musicals as she is singing the blues. Like her other albums, Can’t Control Myself is mostly original tunes, with Gina writing the music, lyrics, and supplying the vocals. The tunes she covers on this record are Willie Dixon’s Crazy ‘Bout You Baby, A Place in…
If you want to follow an artist that will be exceptional no matter what he puts his hand to, then make sure you start with Red Roots.
This has subtle layered taste that awakens the palette, the sleek lines that silently scream power and style, and the sounds that deliver the groove with such finesse that they resonate with the rhythm of the soul.
Eddie C. Campbell is a genuine expression of West side Chicago blues, and his history and latest album, Spider Eating Preacher, from Delmark Records, leaves no doubt.
So what does a song writer aspire to — what do they dream about? Their own album, right? Such is The Nature of My Dreams.