Monthly Archives: March 2001

Richard X. Heyman: Heyman, Hoosier & Herman

Richard X. Heyman is one of those musical savants who does it all – write, sing, play any instrument , and produce truly catchy pop songs. On "Hoosier Girl," Heyman records the title cut with Peter Noone ("Herman" of Herman’s … Continue reading

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Mark Erelli: Compass and Companion

Singer/Songwriter Mark Erelli crafts songs with a confidence and maturity that belie his years. On "Compass & Companion", his second record, Erelli’s compelling voice and unfailing melodic sense range over the territory of life and love in styles from earnest … Continue reading

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Jerry Garcia Band: Shining Star

Noone who saw the Jerry Garcia Band could miss the chemistry between the renowned guitarist and his keyboard player, Melvin Seals. In this audio profile Seals talks about his collaboration with Garcia, and selections from their CD "Shining Star." The … Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman: Prototype

Harriet Tubman explores the frontier where funk, rhythm and melody converge as sound and energy. The New York City-based trio with Brandon Ross on guitar Melvin Gibbs on bass and J.T. Lewis on drums, pulled cuts for "Prototype" from several … Continue reading

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RAM-Z: RAM-Z

RAM-Z’s debut on TVT Records puts the Cincinnati trio in the forefront of the "real R&B" movement, an effort to merge classic R&B singing with today’s urban sound. Robert Lee, Michael Smith and Zach Adams write many of their songs, … Continue reading

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Acetone: York Blvd.

Acetone’s rich, melancholy sound is like a cool drink for weary souls. "York Blvd." captures Acetone’s expansive live sound – think of an artsy Pink Floyd. But their lyrics are a curiously edgy contrast to their breathy playing and finely-crafted … Continue reading

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