Author Archives: Steve Rosenfeld

Chuck Wicks: Turning Point

Eight years after his last full-length album and a career that’s branched out into co-hosting TV’s America’s Morning Show with Blair Garner, Chuck Wicks returns with a stunning new record that showcases masterful writing and singing. Turning Point ranges from … Continue reading

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Green River Ordinance: Fifteen

Fifteen, the third studio album from Green River Ordinance, is named after the number of years this Texas-based, harmony-rich, alt-country band has been together, and is based on a simple message: hold fast to the things that are true. Fifteen, … Continue reading

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Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III

Jack Wall has composed video game music for more than 20 years including for the Myst franchise, Splinter Cell, Jade Empire, Mass Effect and Call of Duty, whose Black Ops III release is 2015’s biggest-grossing media entertainment release. Wall’s soundtrack … Continue reading

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Black Violin: Stereotypes

Black Violin is the head-turning duo of violist Wilner Baptiste and violinist Kevin Sylvester. Their second CD, Stereotypes, confronts the reality that many people don’t expect Black artists to be classically trained, let alone blending magnificent strings with hip hop … Continue reading

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Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble

Glen Hansard’s second solo CD, Didn’t He Ramble, is an intimate album from the acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter, who sees life as a mysterious and spiritual journey. Produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens) and Grammy winner and ex-Frames band-mate David Odlum, … Continue reading

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Dominik Scherrer: The Missing

The Missing is a successful TV Miniseries that traces a father and detective’s search for a kidnapped boy. The thriller’s evocative soundtrack, by film composer Dominik Scherrer, has been nominated for an Emmy. Scherrer’s sonic backdrop shaped the mood of … Continue reading

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Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two

Jonathan McReynolds is a young gospel artist whose songs are as personal as they are inspirational. His second recording, Life Music: Stage Two, is filled with songs that portray people who struggle with daily life and keeping their faith. The … Continue reading

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Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking

On Bobby Long’s third recording, Ode to Thinking, the British-born singer-songwriter returned to basics—writing songs on his acoustic guitar and testing them at shows before going into the studio. The result is 11 songs by an acute observer of the … Continue reading

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Alicia Witt: Revisionary History

Alicia Witt is best known as a television and movie actress, whose credits include The Sopranos. Yet Witt also has been a classically trained pianist since childhood and a singer-songwriter since her late teens. Her third album, Revisionary History, is … Continue reading

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Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class

Angaleena Presley is best-known as a member of the Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert. Her stunning debut record, American Middle Class, shows why she is one of country’s best female singer-songwriters. "It’s my story," Presley says, of … Continue reading

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