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Yearly Archives: 2008
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
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
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
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
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