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Yearly Archives: 2007
John Gorka is a songwriter’s songwriter. A true craftsman with a rich baritone voice, his songs are always memorable: setting moods, sketching characters, posing quandaries or facing ironies. "The Gypsy Life" is a special recording. Produced by AIX Records to … Continue reading
Alex Shapiro is a renowned concert composer whose music is as expressive as it is boundary-breaking. "Notes from the Kelp" features chamber works where Shapiro takes listeners on evocative journeys that are serious, funny, intimate and grand. Shapiro says the … Continue reading
Victor Axelrod has many musical identities. In the reggae world, the keyboardist, arranger and engineer is known as Ticklah. His latest CD, "Ticklah vs. Axelrod," is a modern dub recording, where the instruments and occasional vocals are mixed in and … Continue reading
Meghan Kabir is a young singer-songwriter with a powerful and passionate voice. In this demo, produced by Matchbox Twenty’s Kyle Cook, she showcases her voice and writing in various pop styles, although it is her singing and lyrics with their … Continue reading
Steve Sano is an accomplished guitarist who came to Hawaiian slack key guitar later in life. After studying with the genre’s masters, he became one if its leading practitioners. "Songs from the Taro Patch" has wonderful versions of newly arranged … Continue reading