V.I by Heliopause

V.I is the debut album by Heliopause consisting of guitarists Graham Duncan, Kevin Matz and Brian Pinke.  This album was released in August 2006 by the Soona Songs Records label.   This relaxing album contains such great tracks as Orbital, Light Tower, 7 (quasars colliding), red shift and so much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I recommend you give this album a listen and if you like it as much as I did, you can purchase this album from Amazon, Soona Songs website, Itunes and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Markley And Balmer Self Titled Album

For my 593rd review, I am proud to announce the debut self-titled album Markley & Balmer released July 26, 2008, on the Soona Songs Record label that is in my hometown of Jonesborough, Tennessee.  This duo consists of Lisa Markley on vocals, banjo and guitar and Bruce Balmer on guitar.   This Dallas based duo who blend jazz, folk, pop, bop impressed me with their style and great vocals as seen on such great tracks as Cottontails, Landing On The Moon, She Knows, Against the Grain and much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  You can purchase this album from Amazon and at Soonasongs.com.

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Old Friends And Lovers by Marilyn Duncan

Old Friends And Lovers is the debut album by singer/songwriter Marilyn Duncan, a piece of work that is twenty years in the making was released November 11, 2000, on the Soona Songs Records label.  This album consists of impressive vocals and acoustic guitar work as found in such tracks as Going Away (Or Housewive’s Lament), Valentine, the title track Old Friends and Lovers, Dirty Old Lady Blues, Family Tree and much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  You can find this album on Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Patterns of Blue by Kevin Elliott

Patterns of Blue is the June 10, 2016, album by singer-songwriter Kevin Elliott released on the Soona Songs Records label.  This album reminds me of the styles of James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel and so much more.  This is my second review for this fine artist and this album is five years after the album It’s A Circus Here Delores.  Among my favorite tracks on this album are the title track Patterns Of Blue, Ain’t The King Of Diamonds, Turnpike and much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  Take a listen to this album on Spotify and you will then want to purchase this album on Amazon, Itunes, soonasongs.com and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Get Outta Park by Bruce Balmer

Get Outta Park is the March 2014 album by singer/songwriter Bruce Balmer released on the Soona Songs Records label.  I did a previous review for Bruce with Lisa Markley, but this the first time I have listened to him as a solo artist.  I was impressed with his acoustic guitar style and his voice as shown with such tracks as the title track Get Outta Park, Hudson’s Bay, Violette, The End Of Times, Always and much more.  This album was well written, recorded and produced.  Please give this album a listen.  It is available on Amazon, Itunes and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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It’s A Circus Here, Delores by Kevin Elliott

It’s A Circus Here, Delores is the October 15, 2011 album by singer/songwriter Kevin Elliott released on Soona Songs Record label.  Listening to this album I hear a mixture of folk, jazz, and a little country mixed in.  I was impressed with the acoustic guitar sound and vocals as heard in such tracks as Me And The Kid, Creepin’ Charlie, Another One Like You, Your Hand and Heart and much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  Take a listen to this album on Spotify and then you will want to purchase this album on Amazon, Itunes, and everywhere where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Songs For Sarah by Beth Cahill

Songs For Sarah is the November 26, 2011, release by singer/songwriter/storyteller Beth Cahill, one-third of the trio The Malvinas.  Spreading her wings as a solo artist, she shows her style and great vocal works.  On this twelve track album released on the Soona Songs Record label, she stands out with such great songs as Sarah With The Blue Eyes, Black Sheep, Chinese Words, The Pilot and much more.  I was impressed on how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  You can hear this album on Spotify and purchase this album on Amazon, Itunes, and other locations where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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God Bless The Grass by The Malvinas

God Bless The Grass is an April 21. 2017 release by The Malvinas a bluegrass trio named after Malvina Reynolds consisting of  Beth Cahill (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), Gina Forsyth (vocals, guitar, and fiddle) and Lisa Markley (vocals, guitar, and banjo), with additional instrumentation from Graham Duncan. The trio harmonizes gorgeously and all are excellent players. This is their third album and Soona Songs Record label and a mixture of bluegrass, Americana, and pop.  Among the great songs on this thirteen track album is Crow, the title track God Bless The Grass, I Ought To Know, Surrender Love and much more.  This album was well performed, recorded and produced and is available to purchase at Soonasongs.com, CD Baby, Amazon and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Little Blue Car by Marilyn Duncan

Little Blue Car is the third album by local artists Marilyn Duncan released on the Soona Songs Records label.  This is her first album in eleven years and is a mixture of bluegrass, Americana, and country with little feel of blues and jazz.  Among the great songs on this eleven track album are the title track Little Blue Car, Hold On, 56 Year Collection, On My Own, The River and much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded. and produced.  I recommend you check out this album on Spotify and then purchase it at Amazon, Itunes, Soonasongs.com and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Sean McConnell by Sean McConnell

Sean McConnell is the self-titled July 2016 album by singer/songwriter Sean McConnell released on the Rounder Records album.  This album is a mixture of folk and country.  This ten track album contained such great songs as Ghost Town, Hey Mary, Babylon and my favorite track Holy Days, a track that should have hit number one on the country music charts.  I am impressed with his great voice and his instrumental backup. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  I recommend this album to your country library and you can purchase this album on Amazon, Itunes and everywhere that CD’s, vinyl and digital downloads are sold.

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