It is not very often that I review single songs but in this case, I make an exception for my 1291st review in which Potter’s Daughter will be releasing their new single Blood and Water featuring legendary Renaissance vocalist Annie Haslam on August 8, 2019! The single will be available digitally, CD single and limited edition 7-inch vinyl. They are joining forces with long-time friend, Amit Chatterjee, (producer, arranger, and guitarist), and Ian C. Voegtlin (composer, guitarist, and saxophonist) on this great single with emotional vocal leads and harmonies, and soaring solos. This progressive rock song was well written, recorded, performed and produced and will be available on August 8th from Amazon, CD Baby, and other music outlets. You can learn more about this band by going to their website https://pottersdaughterband.com
For my 1290th review, I wish to present Here To Make You Feel Good, my second review and the July 19, 2019 album by session guitarist and soulful blues singer Arthur Adams from Medon, Tennessee and released on the Cleopatra Records label. Arthur’s credits as a session guitarist and live musician are simply jaw-dropping which goes all the way back to the sixties which include such artists as BB King, Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt, Quincy Jones, The Jackson Five and so many more. On this newest release he brings a new album of soulful blues guaranteed to make you feel good with his unmistakable voice and searing guitar playing on such tracks as Sweet Pot, Tear the House Down, the title track Here To Make You Feel Good, Gonna Make Some Money and so much more. This great recording was well written, performed, recorded and produced and if you are a major blues fan such as I am, you will want to add this album to your library which can be purchased from Amazon, Bandcamp, FYE, Cleopatra Records and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Perpetually Under Idle Grounds is a progressive rock suite in 14 movements and the sophomore album by Lazleitt, an eclectic progressive rock project led by Alex Lazcano, from Washington, DC released July 26, 2019. The lineup on this amazing band consists of Alex Lazcano on guitars, bass, keyboards, piano and vocals, Eric Gillette on drums and lead guitar, Liz Tapia on vocals, David Knowles on keyboards and Carlos Hernandez on lead guitar. This album consists of the tracks Prelude, A Furtive Shelter, Gallows Hills Dossier 1&2 and The Owl And The Blue Rose plus many sub-tracks. This album was well composed, recorded, performed and produced. For anyone that loves progressive rock, you will want to own this one. You can learn more about this band by going to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lazleitt
Are We Free? is the April 23, 2019 rerelease of the 1996 album of original songs by Burton Guibord, an Ojibwe singer/songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The album of eleven songs derived from the last cassette of this album that Burton still had with him. With help of Producer/Engineer Gary Tanin of Daystorm Music, this release was remastered and made available to everyone twenty-three years later. This album features such great tracks as Hey Buddy, Bluecoat, Your Heroes, Madeline Island and so much more. I was impressed with his vocals and songwriting style as well as how this album was recorded, produced and performed. Please take a listen to this album on Spotify and you will want to own your own copy on CD or digital download, from Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes, and other music outlets.
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Distant Light is the October 8, 1971 album released by The Hollies on the Parlophone/Epic Records label with the lineup of Allan Clarke on lead vocals and guitar, Tony Hicks and Terry Sylvester on guitar and vocals, Bernie Calvert on bass and Bobby Elliott on drums. This great album spawned two singles Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress and Long Dark Road. Other noteworthy tracks on this album are Hold On, A Little Thing Like Love, Look What We’ve Got and much more. This album was well recorded, performed, written and produced. This album is after the departure of Graham Nash who sent on to join Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield and David Crosby of the birds to create Crosby Stills and Nash. This album is still available from Amazon, Discogs and other outlets where Vinyl, CD’s and digital downloads are sold. They are still performing today and you can learn more about this band, tour schedule and more by going to their website http://www.hollies.co.uk
Poems, Prayers & Promises is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter John Denver. It was released on April 6, 1971, on the RCA Records label. John is joined on this album by Gary Chester on drums and percussion, Bill Danoff on vocals and guitar, Richard Kniss on double bass, Taffy Nirvert on vocals, Frank Owens on piano, Mike Taylor on acoustic guitar and Eric Weissberg on banjo and steel guitars. This album was Denver’s commercial breakthrough, and contained several of his most popular songs, such as Poems, Prayers, and Promises, My Sweet Lady, I Guess He’d Rather Be in Colorado, Sunshine on My Shoulders, and Take Me Home, Country Roads, which would become one of Denver’s signature songs and has a prominent status as an iconic symbol of West Virginia, which it describes as “almost Heaven” and became one of the four official state anthems of West Virginia. He also included several covers on this album such as Let It Be (by The Beatles), Junk (originally released by Paul McCartney and released on his debut studio album McCartney), and Fire And Rain (a song written and performed by James Taylor) This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced and was a start of many more hits to come. This album is still available from Amazon, Discogs, and many other outlets where Vinyl, CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Peace Rocks is the December 21, 2012 debut album by Steve Bonino and the fourth review I have done for this artist. This album is an edgy progressive rock and psychedelic pop album, with Steve playing practically all the instruments on all the tracks. This twelve track album features such great tracks as Wake Up Call, GodSexMoney, Personal Revolution, Will The World Mourn?, Peace Love Truth and much more. I enjoyed this album from start to finish, which is something rare I find in an album, usually, there are a track or two that don’t move me. I also found that this album was well written, recorded, performed and produced as well being a great debut album where you can see where his further growth as an artist started. I highly recommend this album to your music library and you can find your copy of this release on CD and digital download from CD Baby, Amazon, FYE, Itunes and many other music outlets. You can also learn more about this amazing artist and his future releases by going to his website http://www.stevebonino.com
NWXSW is the debut album and my second review for Seattle, Washington singer/songwriter Rusty Reid on the Northern Latitudes Records. The title on this July 4, 2001 album is a play on SXSW (South by Southwest, the annual music conference in Austin), but his personal journey has been from Southwest to Northwest. On this album, he gathered a wide variety of musicians to help him on this project in addition to Rusty on guitars he is joined by fellow guitarists Steve Beasley, Pete Moceri, and Ray Hamilton. On bass, Rusty is joined by Kenny Kase, Steve Beasley, and Viren Lemmer, on keyboards Steve and Rusty is joined by Ric Plunk and Johnny Burgess and then finally on drums and percussion, Rusty and Steve are joined by Kenny Umbarger and Jad Simpson. This fourteen song album features such tracks as Earthquake City, Key to the City, Right Before Your Eyes, Where Do We Go From Now, Barbarians, Hot As A Pistol and so much more. I enjoyed the country/rock sound of this album and I was quite impressed with how well this album was written, recorded, performed and produced. This is an artist I hope to hear more from in the future. This album is available on CD and digital download from Amazon, CD Baby and his website https://rustyreid.com where you can learn more about this artist and his other music.
Version is the July 4, 2109 album by The Members, a British punk band that originated in Camberley, England released on the Cleopatra Records label. The lineup for this band consists of JC Carroll on guitar and vocals, Chris Payne on bass and vocals, Calle Engelmarc on lead guitar and vocals and Nick Cash on drums. This fourteen track album is covers of bands that had influenced them over the years but arranged and performed with an intense artistry of their own with such work as When You Were Mine (originally recorded by Prince), Boys Keep Swinging (originally by David Bowie), Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (originally by The Ramones), Soul Rebel (originally by The Wailers), Waiting For My Man (originally by Velvet Underground) and so much more. I was impressed with how well they made this album their own. Also, this album was well recorded, performed and produced. You can pick up your own copy of this album on Vinyl, CD and digital download from Cleopatra Records, Discogs, and many other outlets plus their website where you can learn more about this band, their tour schedule, and more http://www.themembers.co.uk