Wake To Dream by Lindsay Bellows

Wake To Dream is the October 19, 2017, debut EP by singer-songwriter Lindsay Bellows.  This album is a mixture of light-hearted folk/pop with fierce R&B vocals. This album contains five tracks Slow Steady, Wake Up, Part Life, Wild and Free and Simple Gifts, all great songs. Lindsay has a soothing voice and does justice to this album.  This release was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  This album is available on Amazon, CD Baby, 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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Side Effects by Joe Gallagher Jr.

Side Effects is the latest album by Charleston, South Carolina singer/songwriter Joe Gallagher Jr.  Joe has a great voice and wonderful instrumental backup as noticed in such tracks as Indian Giver, Stone House, Thunder, Cannons and so much more. This album was well written, performed, and recorded.  I enjoyed this album from start to finish and looking forward to hearing more from this artist. This great album will be available November 24th on Amazon, Itunes, and everywhere else that this album is sold.

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One Word by Lisa Markley

For my 579th review, I am proud to present the great jazz album One Word by Lisa Markley released December 2009 on the Soona Songs Records label. This being her second solo project for Soona Songs, Lisa Markley once again brings her unique sensibility to jazz standards. Listening to this album I could imagine being in a speakeasy in the day listening to this great album. Among the great tracks on this ten-song album is the title track One Word, Skylark, When I Was A River, Lullaby of Birdland and so much more. This album was very well performed, recorded and produced.  I highly recommend this great album to your library. You can purchase this album on Amazon, Itunes, Soonasongs.com and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Halloween Garage Blues by Various Artists

With Halloween coming up in a few more days, I am proud to present this great album Halloween Garage Blues, a unique collection of haunting blues and spooky garage rock to make this Halloween season very enjoyable.  This album was released October 13, 2017, on the Cleopatra Records label.  This 21 track collection includes such great songs as Hank The Ripper by Harvey Mandel, Fire by Arthur Brown, Death Letter by Pat Travers, The Coffin Daggers by Kreepy Crawl, Black Cat Bone by Johnny Winters and so much more.  I enjoyed this album from start to finish.  It was well performed, recorded and produced.  If you are a fan of the blues, you will definitely want to add this album to your library.  You can purchase this great album at Amazon, The Cleopatra Records store and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Grace by Lizz Wright

Lauded American singer Lizz Wright summons her Southern heritage in her latest offering Grace released September 15, 2017, on the Concord Records label.  This album is a mixture of blues, jazz, with a little soul.  In this first offering since 2015 she brings to us such great tracks as Singing In My Soul, What Would I Do Without You, the title track Grace, Stars Fell On Alabama and much more.  This album was well performed, recorded and produced.  I am looking forward to hearing some of her earlier material. You can purchase this album on Amazon, iTunes and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Signs by Johnny Lang

Signs is the September 1, 2017, album by blues guitarist Johnny Lang on the Concord Music label, his first album in four years and his 6th major label release, returns to his guitar-based roots and channels the spirit of early blues heroes such as Robert Johnson and Howlin’ Wolf in such songs as Last Man Standing, the title track Signs, Into The Night, Bring Me Back Home and so much more.  I was very impressed with how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced. This is a must add to one’s blues library.

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Midnight Believer by Lee Roy Parnell

Midnight Believer is the August 11, 1017, album by  American country music and blues artist, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Lee Roy Parnell released on the Vector Records label.  His voice is as strong as it was back in 1992 when he had his first hit What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am.  This ten song album consists of such great tracks as Hours In Between, the title track Midnight Believer, Pontchartrain, Sunny Days, Some Time Ago and much more.  I was impressed with guitar riffs and how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  This album is available for purchase at Amazon, Itunes, and other locations where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Southern Blood by Gregg Allman

Southern Blood is the eighth and final studio album by the late American singer-songwriter Gregg Allman, released on September 8, 2017, by Rounder Records. In addition to the initial release My Only True Friend, this album includes such tracks as Going Going Gone (originally recorded by Bob Dylan), Black Muddy River (originally recorded by The Grateful Dead), Song For Adam (written by and featuring Jackson Browne) and much more.  I was impressed on how well this album was performed, recorded and produced.  Gregg will be missed but his legend will live on.  This album is available on CD, Vinyl, and digital download.

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You’re The Reason by Ross Seddon

Yesterday I received the CD You’re The Reason by singer/songwriter from Australia Ross Seddon released March 2017 on the Grantham Studios Records label.  As soon as I put this CD in to listen to, I was very impressed with Ross’s voice and his songwriting ability.  From the very first song, the title track You’re The Reason which has a top 40 country sound and continuing with such songs as What’s Wrong With That?, You Go Your Way, I Don’t Know Why and others, I discovered he also performs Rock and Blues also. I am impressed on how well this album was written (all songs written by Ross Seddon), recorded and produced. I am anxious to hear any other releases this artist has done.   I recommend you take a listen to this album and purchase it on Amazon, Itunes and everywhere where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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