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Monthly Archives: July 2001
India.Arie spent two years in the studio making the transition from a singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar to a vocalist who’s at home in a range of modern soul-inflected styles. Her debut on Motown, "Acoustic Soul," features upbeat, personal songs … Continue reading
Drummer-percussionist Robin DiMaggio grew up in France and then moved to the states where he became known as a player who could hit and hold musical feels. On "Blue Planet," he returns to his roots and has composed and produced … Continue reading
John Mayer is an exuberant young singer-songwriter with a flair for optimistic pop tunes with a slight jazzy twist. In his debut CD, "Room for Squares," he pulls from songs written in the past three years since leaving college to … Continue reading
Michael Franti and Spearhead’s "Stay Human" is a striking album that looks at some of today’s biggest issues and offers encouraging songs for personal growth and social progress. Led by Franti, the CD features wonderfully warm and insightful songs interrupted … Continue reading