Shelby Lee Lowe by Shelby Lee Lowe

Shelby Lee Lowe is the August 26, 2017 self titled debut album by Tennessee native country singer/songwriter Shelby Lee Lowe released on the Banner Music Records label.  Shelby has rich voice that you makes every song you hear addicting and has a great instrumental backup.  As a songwriter, Shelby wrote eleven out of the thirteen tracks on this album which is impressive for a debut album.  My favorite tracks off this album were I Don’t Want To Live That Long, History, Plan B.E.E.R., Honkytonk Race and so much more.  I see a great future for this artist.  This album was well performed, recorded and produced.  You must add this album to your country music library. You can purchase this great album on Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Tokyo Dogs by Slaughter And The Dogs

For my 502nd music review I would like to present Tokyo Dogs, a August 2017 album by punk band Slaughter And The Dogs released on Cleopatra Records.  This live album was recorded while on tour in Tokyo, Japan.  In addition to signature tracks Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone and Cranked Up Really High as well covers of I’m Waiting For My Man and White Light White Heat by Velvet Underground also as the great tracks I Got Your Number, You’re A Bore, Dame To Blame and much more.  This album has powerful vocals and great guitar riffs.  I am impressed on how well this album was performed, recorded and produced. You can purchase this album at Amazon, Cleopatra Records, Bandcamp and everywhere else CD’s, Vinyl, and digital downloads are sold.

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Land Of The Free by Dustin James Clark

For my 501st music review, I am proud to present Land Of The Free by Dustin James Clark, a singer/songwriter from Jefferson County, Missouri.  In 2013 he had the honor of auditioning for season 6 of The Voice and much of his songs come from experiences and stories from our Veterans.   As a Navy Veteran myself, I am very impressed.  This debut EP consists of such great songs as Common Man, Fast Cars Honky Tonk Bars and Long Legged Women, You Don’t Have To Be Lonely Anymore and the title track Land Of The Free.  I am very impressed on how well this album was written, performed and recorded. If you get a chance, check out this album.  You can purchase this album at Amazon, Itunes and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Relapse by James Carothers

For my 500th music review, I am honored to review this great album by James Carothers named Relapse which was released on May 5, 2017 on the Renegade Mountain Records label.  This album reminds me of the sounds of such great artists as Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and David Allan Coe with this classic country and a little of bluegrass sound.  Listening to this album, I was very impressed with his booming baritone voice and the musicians that backed him up on this album.  Some of the tracks on this album that I really was attracted to were the title track Relapse, Can’t You Feel the Spirit, Colt 45, I’ve Always Been Crazy, Possum Holler Pickup Jam and much more. If you want to listen to this great artist before you by the CD,  check out this great video on youtube https://youtu.be/VG3U6ALZo2A which is the track Back To Hank.  I was also impressed on how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  This is an album you will want to add to your country music library.  You can purchase this great album at Amazon, jamescarothers.com and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Unbroken by Krissy Nicks

Unbroken is the February 2017 album by singer-songwriter Krissy Nicks.  From start to finish I enjoyed the quality of her voice.  This album also has great instrumentation.  My favorite tracks of this eleven track album were Beauty, Dungeon, Aim For The Fences, Don’t Judge and Broken Wing.  This album was well written, performed, and recorded.  This is an album worth checking out.  You can buy this album on Amazon, CD Baby and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads is available.

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In My Head by Unknown Hero

In My Head is an upcoming album to be released on October 13, 2017 by electronic band Unknown Hero on their own label.  This album is a mixture of R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, and Funk.  I was impressed by the instrumentation on this album with such tracks as Be Alright and Close My Door which has rich vocal harmonies and piano Melodies.  Other notable tracks on this fifteen song album are Her Name, One More Day, Keep Moving Me, and much more.  The album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. This is an album you need to take a listen to.  This album will be available for purchase on itunes, bandcamp and other places where CD’s and digital downloads is available.

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Flying In The Blue Dream by Joe Satriani

Flying in a Blue Dream is the third studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on October 30, 1989 through Relativity Records. It is one of Satriani’s most popular albums and his second highest-charting release to date.  I have been a fan of Joe Satriani’s music for a long time and impressed with his guitar riffs.  This eighteen track album spawned the singles I Believe, Bad Moon/Day At The Beach, and the title track Flying In The Blue Dream/The Phone Call.  Among the other tracks on this album that are notable are Strange, The Feeling (which has a bluegrass sound), Road To The Shalla-Bal, Ride and so much more. This release was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  I highly recommend this album to anyone’s rock library.

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Here We Are by John and Judy Rodman

Here We Are is the 2015 album by country duo John and Judy Rodman released on the Rivermoon Records label. This album is a mixture of classical and contemporary country. I had not heard of this artist till some turned me onto a video by Judy.  After over thirty years of work as solo artists, this is their first album as a duo.  I was impressed by Judy’s voice and how well these two work together.  This seven track album has such great tracks as Somethin’ Like That, Something Bad, There You Are, and You Want It Back.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  I recommend this album to any country music fan.  You can purchase this album at Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes and everywhere where CD’s and Digital Downloads are sold.

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2002-2013 by Seether

Seether: 2002-2013 is a two-disc compilation album by the South African rock band Seether, which was released on October 29, 2013 through Wind-up Records. The first disc comprises the band’s well-known songs and singles such as Driven UnderTonight and much more while the second disc comprises of a new single, a cover of Veruca Salt’s song Seether, the song after which the band is named,  plus unreleased demos, B-sides, and soundtrack songs from great films as Freddy Vs Jason, Daredevil and others.  The hit Rise Above This was written after lead singer Shaun Morgan’s brother Eugene’s first suicide attempt and sadly, just before his second attempt, which was fatal, and his brother never got to hear it. He poured his soul into this hit song, which has been an anthem for suicide awareness.  This album also includes the great cover of the George Michael song Careless Whisper and a new single Weak.  This is one of the bands I was turned on to by my wife since normally I am a classic rock lover of 60’s and 70’s but I have learned to get into music by later artists.  I was very impressed on how well this collection was written, performed, recorded and produced.  I recommend this album to anyone’s music collection.

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Pierced Arrow by The Rides

Pierced Arrow is a May 6. 2016 Savoy Records release by The Rides consisting of rock and blues legends Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and Barry Goldberg.  To complete this great band they recruited former Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton.  Together this album spawned such great tracks as Kick Out Of It, Virtual Tour, Be My Side, I Got To Use My Imagination, There Was A Place and much more. After listening to this album which I discovered by accident while looking for something else at a local record store, I knew I have to find a copy of their August 2013 album Can’t Get Enough.  I was very impressed on how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.   I highly recommend this album to anyone’s rock and blues library.  This album is available on CD and Vinyl.

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