Transient by Levi Gangi

Transient is a solo piano release by Levi Gangi which includes nine original and three cover arrangements which are recorded in 2017 at the Red Booth Studios in Rochester, New York and released December 5, 2017.  Levi who also leads an original folk/Americana band named The Lonely Ones shows the great work at the piano as seen in such soothing tracks as Oh! Montana, the title track Transient, The Way Home, Alinda’s Song and so much more.  I am very impressed with how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  I highly recommend this album for your relaxing pleasure.

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Wicked Town by Joe Mystery

Wicked Town is the April 2013 released by New Jersey native Joe Mystery.  I was very impressed with this interesting mixture of blues, rock, and roots with such great tracks as Brando, Love Me Like A Locus, the title track Wicked Town, Rancho Love and much more.  In addition to the great guitar riffs and awesome voice, I was impressed with how well this album was written (all tracks were written by Joe Mystery), performed, recorded and produced.  You must add this album to your blues collection. You can purchase this album from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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You Have No Power Over Me by Ten Second Pistol

You Have No Power Over Me is blues album by El Paso, Texas-based Ten Second Pistol scheduled to be released March 15, 2018, on the 306 Records label.  This ten track album with great blues guitar riffs and powerful vocals contains such great songs as Hold My Hand, Voodoo Queen, Get To Steppin’ Like A Bird, Burn Baby Burn and much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  If you are a big blues band such as I am, you will want to own this album.  It will be available for purchase on March 15th from Itunes, Amazon and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Jazzin’ On The Blues by Kim Simmonds

Jazzin’ On The Blues is guitarist Kim Simmonds fifth solo album released August 4, 2017, on the Panache Records label. Known as the founder and continuing leader of the legendary blues/ rock band Savoy Brown and with a star on the Rock Walk of Fame, Kim Simmonds is recognized globally as one of the world’s finest guitar players.  This twelve track album has such great songs as the title track Jazzin’ On The Blues, Dancing On A Memory, Rollin’ The Blues, Nightliner and so much more.  I was impressed by how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  I highly recommend this album to anyone’s jazz library.  You can purchase this album from Amazon, Itunes, Bandcamp and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Fogs Of August by Alan Ross

Alan Ross celebrates his 49th year in the music business on July 18, 2014, with the release of a sixth album called Fogs Of August, his second Celtic CD and his first in ten years.  This album shows a mixture of Celtic, Country and Folk styles as shown in such tracks as Verily, Lament For J.C., Highlander Girl and much more as well as a New Years Eve favorite Auld Lang Syne.  I first heard Alan’s amazing voice on Studio23Nashville hosted by my good friend Bryan Cumming and was amazed by his amazing voice and his songwriting talents. I also learned that Ross began his studio-singing career in New York in 1967, with a national TV spot for Binaca breath freshener, as well as a session singer he did commercials for such companies as Captain D’s Seafood Restaurants, Tennessee Pride Country Sausage, Burger King, Toyota, Pizza Hut and much more.  This album was well performed, recorded and produced.  This great album is available for purchase from Amazon, Itunes, CD Baby and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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The Lost Years by Jon Raven

For my 698th review, I am proud to present The Lost Years is a collection of live tracks by rock artist Jon Raven released May 29, 2017.  I am very impressed with the guitar riffs and great vocals on this album which are live tracks such as Opus One, Magic Man, Only You, Child Of The Streets,  I Want You and other great tracks.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. You can purchase this album from Itunes, CD Baby and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Total Information Awareness by National Security Band

For my 697th review, I am proud to announce a great album that was released November 3, 2017, by Dallas based National Security Band called Total Information Awareness.  Andy and Greg have the sound of such great artists as Jimi Hendrix and other great rock artists of the 60’s as found in such tracks as The Watchers, Fire, Drone And The Machines, Invasion, End Tidal and so much more.  I am impressed with how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. You will want to add this album to your rock library. You can purchase this album from Itunes, Bandcamp, Amazon and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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No Mercy by Karney

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.

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The New Victorians by Victims Of The New Math

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.

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The Captain & The Outlaw by Dakota

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.

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