Yearly Archives: 2008

Maiysha: This Much Is True

New York soul singer-songwriter Maiysha received a Grammy nomination in the "Best Urban/Alternative Performance" category for "Wanna Be," one of the more personal songs from her debut CD, "This Much Is True." Maiysha is a trained jazz singer who is … Continue reading

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Storm Lee: Soulfillapopkilla

Storm Lee has spent years writing songs and singing backup for many stars. But Lee wanted to step forward as a solo artist and singer. The result is "Soulfillapopkilla," co-produced with Marcus Brown, an eighties-influenced collection of synth pop and … Continue reading

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Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex: Earth Junk

Neil Michael Hagerty’s notion of songwriting is closer to penning existential non-fiction about faraway places and forlorn attitudes. His latest CD, "The Howling Hex: Earthjunk," is a stripped down mix of vocals, distorted guitars and layered keys that evoke mirages … Continue reading

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Amy Holland: The Journey to Miracle River

Amy Holland’s "The Journey to Miracle River" is a quiet triumph and musical milestone for an exceptional vocalist who took a long hiatus from recording to raise a family and overcome illness. Holland has an angelic voice, but it is … Continue reading

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Mark Erelli: Delivered

Mark Erelli is an unusual and unusually good singer-songwriter. His songs are filled with reflective, compelling characters who struggle for solutions against long odds. His latest recording, "Delivered," arrives as he became a father, perhaps inspiring Erelli to be equal … Continue reading

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Daniel Dorff: The Tortoise and the Hare & Other Tales

Daniel Dorff’s compositions cover the full range of concert music. His works for young audiences are wonderful orchestral renderings – some with original lyrics – that tell fun stories while teaching about music, instruments and orchestras. "The Tortoise and the … Continue reading

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Jim Boggia: Misadventures in Stereo

Jim Boggia is a pop-rock craftsman whose latest recording, "Misadventures in Stereo," is filled with striking and captivating songs. The CD is divided into two sides, like a vinyl record, where Boggia explores his and others’ misadventures. Throughout, he wraps … Continue reading

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George Duke: Dukey Treats

George Duke, the master keyboardist, composer and producer remembers when funk was a musical and social force. But Duke never made a funk album – until now. For "Dukey Treats," he assembled band members from current and past projects, added … Continue reading

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Catie Curtis: Sweet Life

Catie Curtis’s "Sweet Life" is musical medicine to remind people of what matters in difficult times: love, family and happiness. This collection of folk-rock songs encourages people to look past their troubles to the simpler joys and pleasures of life. … Continue reading

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Little Feat: Join the Band

Little Feat has always been a band with many musical influences. But its latest CD, "Join The Band," showcases a stunning cast of friends and family for new interpretations of best-known songs and then some. This celebration includes guest artists … Continue reading

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