Yearly Archives: 2008

Jonatha Brooke: The Works

Only Jonatha Brooke could go into the Woody Guthrie Archives and find what generations of musicologists missed: the artist’s sensual side. Brooke set Guthrie’s words to music, and supported by a stellar back-up band, she has created a CD of … Continue reading

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Black Kold Madina: Black Kold Madina

Black Kold Madina is Kim Rivers Roberts, a New Orleans native who is one of the city’s rap artists. Roberts lost nearly all of her music in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but recovered a half-dozen tracks from different points in … Continue reading

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The Rescues: Crazy Ever After

The Rescues are a new alt-pop group featuring three accomplished Los Angeles-based singer-songwriters, Kyler England, Gabriel Mann and Adrianne. Their debut CD, "Crazy Ever After," features finely crafted pop music for sensitive souls. The group’s harmonies draw listeners into emotionally … Continue reading

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Frank Carillo and the Bandoleros: Someday

Frank Carillo is a rock troubadour whose songs enthusiastically conjure tales of modern grifters to existential reflections on change and fate. "Someday," the latest CD by Frank Carillo and the Bandoleros, is filled with poignant songs that grow on listeners … Continue reading

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Steve Allee Trio: Dragonfly

Steve Allee Trio’s "Dragonfly" showcases this exceptional jazz trio at it best. Their melodies and rhythmns create a rich sonic journay that will more than satisfy fans. Allee’s piano style is intricate and alluring. He presents melodies, moods and improvisations … Continue reading

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Scott Wheeler: The Construction of Boston

Scott Wheeler composed the score to Kenneth Koch’s text, "The Construction of Boston," two decades ago. His first foray into opera, Wheeler’s work has elements of comic opera, masque and dramatic cantata. This recording of the Boston Cecilia’s April 2007 … Continue reading

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Avner Dorman: Four Concertos

Israeli-American composer Avner Dorman has recorded four concertos in his captivating neo-baroque style. He deftly mixes Western and Middle Eastern melodies, solo and ensemble playing and intriguing instrumentation. The works, expertly performed by the Metropolis Ensemble, showcase a gifted young … Continue reading

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Heston: Storyteller

Heston aptly describes himself as a folk singer doing soul music. He has an old-school heart and sensibility, singing about personal struggles and experiences in a heartfelt way against funky and acoustic backdrops. "Storyteller" is filled with wonderful examples of … Continue reading

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Joy Askew: The Pirate of Eel Pie

Joy Askew is an exceptional vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose latest CD on Red Parlor Records features songs inspired by recent life changes and her bohemian youth. Askew says she has always been inspired by the energy of the Beat … Continue reading

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Dave Barnes: Me & You & The World

Dave Barnes’ latest recording, "Me & You & The World," shows an exceptional singer and talented writer coming into his own. With vocal roots in R&B, blues and country, and musical roots that stretch from blues to pop rock to … Continue reading

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