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Bird Songs of the American West, the latest offering from Birds of Play, is a breathtaking exploration of sound and storytelling. With their fourth studio album, this Americana Roots quartet takes flight, showcasing their undeniable talent and their deep connection to the land that inspires them. URL: https://birdsofplaymusic.com/ From the very first track, “Texture,” Birds of Play establishes their mastery
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American Courage is a ten-track outing from singer/songwriter Brian Seymour and his first such collection in a decade. He highlights his social concerns over the course of the song cycle and Seymour contends with the lingering effects and aftershocks of the pandemic, but don’t mistake these songs are broadsides ripped from headlines and set to music. There’s a personal touch
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Country singer/songwriter James Robert Webb has been killing it since day one. His last few singles have been well received by listeners while his general profile within the country music community seems to be getting quite popular with all the right folks. That said, adaptation is necessary to sustain any real credibility in this business,
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Gideon King & City Blog have been taking the alternative underground by storm in 2023, and after checking out their interpretation of the song “Somewhere Only We Know (featuring Ashley Hess),” it’s easy to see what all of the hype has been about. Where other songs in this group’s discography are more conservative in structure,
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Rolling out of the silence like a train ripping through open pastureland, Drew Cooper’s “Best of Me” kicks off with an electrifying intro that immediately lets us know just how freewheeling a jam we’re about to get into. The guitars gallop alongside the drums effortlessly, joining in a vicious groove that will make anyone want
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The union of musical talents making up Studio D’Lux promises remarkable things and delivers. Keyboard player/pianist, singer, and songwriter Doug Kistner’s project enlist drummer Liberty DeVitto, Steely Dan guitarist Jon Herington, respected singer and songwriter Bill Champlin, and bass player Malcolm Gold in a band that has one EP under their belt and a new
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In “LA Samba (Los Angeles Samba)” from his new EP Inner Path, Guillermo Marigliano isn’t asking the audience to hear him as it would be, but instead putting his concept front and center where we have no choice but to bask in the glow of its melodic presence. This urgent desire to take his place at
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The contemporary definition of hard rock is much different than it was just a few generations ago depending on who you ask in the business today, but for Cedars, not much has changed since the old guard other than cosmetics. Cedars are an indie band whose new single “Empire” pushes aesthetics towards the old school
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Welcome to Melody maker Kayana. Mind telling our readers a bit about your background and upbringing? I’m Japanese and Haitian, born and raised in New York. Music played a big role in my upbringing, with my parents being musicians and former jazz concert producers. I learned to play the piano from my mom at age
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In the history of music, there have been some pretty iconic couples. Sonny and Cher, Whitney and Bobby, and who could forget Justin and Britney? All of them pale in comparison to the King and Queen of music today, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Since 2003, Bey and Jay have been breaking records (both together, and on
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BTS are globally beloved for their music, so it’s understandable that fans want to hear as much of it as possible, but one man went to some wild lengths to attempt to obtain access to BTS’ unreleased music. According to International Business Times, in February 2022, a 28-year-old Korean man approached a producer who works with
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