No Mercy is the fifth full-length album by The Karney Band, a San Francisco-based band headed by singer/songwriter Anna Karney that has been making great music for many years will be released on March 8, 2018. The Karney live band includes many great Bay Area musicians such as bassist Kevin White and guitarist James DePrato (both of Chuck Prophet, The Mission Express), drummer Jeff Herrera, renown trumpet player Bill Ortiz (Santana, Destiny’s Child, Tito Puente, Tony Toni Tone), and electric bassoon and tenor sax player Paul Hanson (Bela Fleck and Cirque De Soleil). This twelve track album features such rock and folk tracks as the title track No Mercy, I Got Mine, Same Song, Hold On and much more. This release was well written, performed, recorded and produced. You can preorder this album Bandcamp, Itunes and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
The New Victorians is a 2018 album by Victims of the New Math are Phoenix duo – consisting of brothers Joe and Thomas Young – raised on a steady diet of the late ’60s and early ’70s rock and pop. This ten track album with the mixture of 60’s rock and folk is featured by such songs as Unfinished Business, Noise, Are You Happy, Find Your Way Home and others. This album was well written and performed. This album is available for sale at Itunes, CD Baby and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
I usually don’t get any vinyl to review, so when the vinyl copy of The Captain & The Outlaw by the country group Dakota came in the mail, I knew I need to put this on my turntable and check it out. This great band featuring Hank Cramer who I have reviewed some of his solo releases, Bill Paschall (pedal steel, mandolin) and Robert Thran (lead guitar, bass, vocals). was released on the Front Range Records label in 1982. This hard to find vinyl release features such great tracks as the title track The Captain & The Outlaw, Josie, Greenback Dollar, Louisiana Saturday Night, Melissa Blue and so much more. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. If you can find a copy of this album somewhere, you will be glad to own it.
Nowhere, New Mexico is the September 1, 2016, album by Zak Sloan, a pop artist from Denver, Colorado released on the Sloan Music Records label. I loved this album from start to finish and even listened to the commentary on tracks eleven through eighteen. Zak has a great voice and how he makes every song his own on such tracks as Light My Fuse, Trophy Life, Cheshire Smile, Come Get Me Smile and so much more. This amazing album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. You will definitely want to add this album to your music library. You can purchase this album from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
The Muse is my second review for award-winning International singer/songwriter Amiena released May 4, 2013, on the Amiena Music Records label. This album showcases her great voice and how she makes a song her own. This nine track album features such great songs as Write This Down, 8281 Miles, Still In Love, Burn and so much more. I was very impressed with how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. I highly recommend this album to your music library. You can purchase this album from Amazon, Bandcamp, Itunes and everywhere else CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Man of the Woods is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter and former NSYNC member Justin Timberlake released February 2, 2018, on the RCA Records label. This 16 track album has spawned three singles so far Filthy (which features his wife Jessica Biel), Supplies, and my favorite track Say Something (featuring Chris Stapleton). Also on this album is a great duet with Alicia Keys called Morning Light, other tracks such as Flannel, and much more. Chris Stapleton wrote three songs on the album Say Something, Morning Light, and The Hard Stuff. The rest of the tracks were mainly written by Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Chad Hugo. This album was well performed, recorded and produced. Check out this album then purchase it from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else that CD’s, Vinyl and digital downloads are sold.
For my 688th review, I am proud to announce Electric Eyes, a 1979 album by metal legends Thor which was released January 26, 2017 on the Deadline Music Records label and distributed by Cleopatra Records. This album shows how great classic rock was in that day. I enjoyed listening to this album and loved the powerful vocals and great guitar riffs. This ten track album features such great songs as She’s A Fancy Lady, their cover of the great classic Wild Thing, Twitch (Let’s Go), The Door (Face Behind The Mask) and so much more. This is an album I got to see if it is available on vinyl. This release was well written, performed, recorded and produced. You need to add this great album to your record library. You can find this great album for purchase from Cleopatra Records, Amazon, Bandcamp, and everywhere where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
The Sequel is a January 31, 2015, album by Mark Stone And The Dirty Country Band released on the Doiturself Records label. This is my second review for this band which was recorded in Austin, Texas and features such country/country rock tracks as My Neck Of The Woods, Mudder Trucker, Whiskey Talkin’, She Likes Dixie and much more. This album was well written, performed and recorded. This release is available for purchase from Amazon, CD baby and everywhere CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Rocks is the debut album by the rock band HEADLight and have been together since 2017. Their influences span over the decades from classics such as Beatles, Floyd, and Zeppelin to less recent yet super influential as Soundgarden, Alice n Chains, Pearl Jam, to Greenday, This great band features some amazing vocals and heavy guitar riffs as seen in such great tracks as Hey Mama, Over And Over, Somebody, Turn Around and so much more. I was impressed with how well this album was written, performed and recorded. Take a listen to this album on Spotify and then can be purchased on Itunes.
The Sound Of The Furys is a 2016 release by The Furys, a veteran Los Angeles rock band which started out as a punk band on the Beat Records label. This nine-track promo sampler contains such great songs as Say Goodbye To The Black Sheep, Tear It Down, Waiting to Surrender, What Done Is Done and much more. This band was started in 1977 and still is going strong. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. It is only available from their website and at their shows.