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Category Archives: Pop
Jessie Baylin sings with quiet intensity, revealing a young heart and old soul. Her second CD, "Little Spark," contains personal sketches of love and loss, yearning and patience, and fear and loneliness. The musical backdrop has a 1960s lush pop … Continue reading
Nikki Jean’s debut album, "Pennies In A Jar," captures her remarkable journey among America’s best-known and beloved songwriters. Always at home at her piano and with her voice, she created an album collaborating with the likes of Carol King, Burt … Continue reading
Mike Errico is a singer-songwriter in transition. Once known for his break-up songs, he has written "Wander Away," a record full of faith in relationships that endure. Errico took many musical and emotional risks on this CD. The songs have … Continue reading
The Little Bear is a Nashville-based alt-indy-pop quartet featuring the songs and superb vocals of singer-songwriter Claire Guerreso. On "Bridges," their EP, Guerreso sings about the emotional dynamics in relationships: the ups, downs and hurdles in between. She has a … Continue reading
John Francis is an unusually wide-ranging songwriter whose songs shine a bright light on ourselves and our place in the world. Part protest songs, part love songs, "The Better Angels" is a poignant, well-crafted recording featuring Francis’s strong vocals, moving … Continue reading