Yearly Archives: 2006

Mary Lee’s Corvette: Love, Loss & Lunacy

Mary Lee’s Kortes’ fifth CD, "Love, Loss & Lunacy," features 12 new songs with her trademark classic pop sensibility and resonant lyrical insight, while introducing a raw electric edge. Mary Lee sings with clarity and conviction, writing catchy songs that … Continue reading

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Kris Delmhorst: Strange Conversation

Kris Delmhorst’s "Strange Conversations" isn’t strange at all. This New England singer-songwriter opened up some books of poems and re-imagined what she found as songs. The result is a CD that’s captivating, moody, uplifting – just like the many muses … Continue reading

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Jon Hammond: The NDR Sessions Projekt

Jon Hammond’s "The NDR Sessions Projekt" brings the soulful jazz organist back to Hamburg to record a collection of standards and originals featuring Lutz Buchner on saxophones, Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius on drums. Recorded in one of … Continue reading

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Jason Karaban: Jason Karaban

Jason Karaban’s new solo CD is a heartfelt, passionate, alt-pop recording with songs ranging from urgent reminders to the observant and reflective. Recorded with a who’s who cast of players and musical notables, Karaban’s latest music is at once fun, … Continue reading

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Daniel Ho: Simple as a Sunrise

Daniel Ho is a multi-instrumentalist composer and record producer who is best-known as a Hawaiian slack key guitarist. Two of his songs were on "Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar," which won the 2006 Grammy Award for best Hawaiian music … Continue reading

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Myself: Protest in Disguise

Myself combines his New Orleans roots with a New York sensibility in "Protest in Disguise," his recent release on The Couture Label. The CD has a range of snappy and intriguing beats with lyrics that range from the poetic to … Continue reading

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Willie Wisely: Parador

Los Angeles-based Willie Wisely is an accomplished singer-songwriter-producer who calls his brand of modern rock "evocative pop." And it is. Wisely has a knack for lush textures, melodies and lyrics that grow on listeners. His music and moods range from … Continue reading

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Dirty Kings: Electric Dirt

The Dirty Kings play gritty, southern swamp rock (even though they’re based in L.A.) Their music is fun, high-energy and has some surprises in it: sharp playing and knowing lyrics written with raised eyebrows. They’re a great rock band, playing … Continue reading

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Rodney Crowell: The Outsider

Rodney Crowell’s "The Outsider" has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and deservedly so. After 9/11, Crowell decided it was time to write from the heart – like never before. The result is a CD that’s as political as it … Continue reading

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