Yearly Archives: 2012

The Cadillac Black: The Cadillac Black

The Cadillac Black’s self-titled debut is a fantastically energetic, musically adventurous and fun southern rock recording that showcases a great band. The trio of Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray and Nick Mason mix loud open-tuned and steel guitars with unapologetic songs … Continue reading

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The Clayton Brothers: The Gathering

The Clayton Brothers and their longtime band mates are some of the most soulful and accomplished jazz players today. On "The Gathering," the group is joined by trombone great Wycliffe Gordon and vibes virtuoso Stefon Harris for a wonderful recording … Continue reading

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Alyssa Bonagura: Love Hard

Alyssa Bonagura grew up in one of Nashville’s musical families. She always wanted to make a pop album but took the long road: going to school to learn record and polish her craft. The result is "Love Hard," which tells … Continue reading

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Chester French: MUSIC 4 TNGRS

Chester French is an indie-pop duo led by vocalist and songwriter David-Andrew ‘D.A.’ Wallach and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Maxwell Drummey. "MUSIC 4 TNGRS" comes after several years of success right out of college and shows the duo’s strengths and appeal, … Continue reading

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Gabriel Kahane: February House

"February House" is Gabriel Kahane’s musical about a group of young writers and artists who decide to live together in Brooklyn on the eve of World War II. The characters are real. Some are famous and some not: some straight … Continue reading

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Jerrod Niemann: Free The Music

Jerrod Niemann’s third recording, "Free The Music," is a musical feast for fans who love good country songs, just the right amount of humor and attitude, and appreciate musical touches that go back to country’s early 20th century roots. Notably, … Continue reading

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Psalm 1/America SCORES: Child Support

This release from ASCAP’s nationally acclaimed America SCORES program, bringing songwriting and sports to after-school programs in low-income neighborhoods, is a wonderful collaboration led by Chicago rap artist, Psalm One. The "Child Support" CD features nine songs, written and performed … Continue reading

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Eric Silver: When You’re Here

Eric Silver’s life has been an extraordinary musical odyssey. He came to Nashville as a Bluegrass guitar prodigy, became a multi-instrumentalist sideman, studio ace and producer, and now is emerging as a solo artist. His debut, "When You’re Here," draws … Continue reading

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Alex Wong: A City On A Lake

Alex Wong is a classically trained percussionist and alt-pop producer who steps into his own with his first solo recording, "A City On A Lake." Wong pushed himself to write and sing after finding himself alone—musically and personally. The CD … Continue reading

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Javier Colon: Come Through For You

Javier Colon is best known as the captivating singer-songwriter who won the first season of NBC’s hit show, "The Voice." His follow-up release, "Come Through For You," showcases Colon as the gifted singer of uplifting pop songs where grit and … Continue reading

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