Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"Alive" by Robert Valente (Rock/Country Artist from Los Angeles, California(CA))

Robert Valente gives the listener another great album of melodic and interesting Folk/Country music with his latest CD, "Alive." This eleven track album contains thought provoking lyrics that are lyrical and expressive and are well balanced with a focused blend of instruments. Valente's vocals are straight up and sung from the heart. The opening track, "Gospel Man," instills sincere lyrics topped off with warm, sweet harmonies. The colorful country influence on "The Answer" moves with sweet and gentle motion while the vocals emit a soft and mellow air. The soothing acoustic guitar complements the peaceful vocals on the insightful song "In Your Mind." You'll feel happy and pleased as you listen to the inviting Folk/Country music on the album "Alive."

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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"Livin' The Blues" by Shaun Murphy (Blues Artist from Tennessee(TN))

Highly accomplished vocalist and by far no stranger to the music scene, Shaun Murphy releases her instinctive, powerhouse of fabulous Blues on the CD, "Livin' The Blues." Murphy's vocals reach deep down inside capturing the true essence of these soulful and emotive Blues compositions. The passionate and burning vocals on "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" fuel the emotive lyrics with a rich and fervent style and grace. Not only does the title track, "Livin' The Blues" move with a strong, tight beat, the vocals are well balanced and supported by a solid cast of musicians. Power chords and building beats give "Rock And Roll Everynight" a vibrant and energetic vibe while Murphy takes the helm with her tough, vocal attitude. Make no mistake; "Livin' The Blues" packs a powerful punch of deep and soulful Blues steeped with Murphy's vocals as formidable and commanding as the great singers Etta James or Koko Taylor.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Monday, September 28, 2009

"Just a Little Country" by Movin' Melvin Brown (Country Artist from Texas(TX))

The considerable strengths of Movin' Melvin Brown's "Just a Little Country" CD, are due as much to the legacies of soul legends like Clarence Carter and Solomon Burke, as to the country artists and songs that ostensibly inspired this album. Indeed, Brown's Country has little to do with contemporary Nashville sounds, but instead is informed with the deep soul stylings of Soul music forebears and genre-crossing '70's-era performers like Tom T. Hall and Don Williams. Reaching back 20-some years for a fine cover of The Judds' "Love Can Build a Bridge," or even further for his excellent rendering of Buck Owens' "Together Again," Movin' Melvin shows what he can do with a standard. But his originals, like "I'm Gonna Love You" and "A World Made of Love," have equal authenticity, but far more soulfulness. Other standouts include the terrific "Strawberry Wine" and the very-Arthur Alexander-like "Give Me Time." The multi-talented Movin' Melvin Brown is definitely a musical throw-back; eschewing over-the-top production values for honest, stripped-down arrangements that put the song front and center, "Just a Little Country" is a great CD for old school southern soul-meets-country fans.

-Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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"Sagittarius Passing Through" by Media Line Road (Classic Rock Artist from Pennsylvania(PA))

Media Line Road mix '60's and '70's-era pop-rock sensibilities with kaleidoscopic flair on their fine new CD, "Sagittarius Passing Through." Recalling classic rock bands such as Pink Floyd ("We're Not From Here"), The Doors ("I've Been Trying"), Moody Blues ("Fly"), and especially, the solo work of George Harrison, the 14-track collection features the kind of echo-y psychedelic effects that defined a lost era of Rock. CD-opener, "Old Belle's Bop," a tremolo-laden pop song with tasty slide licks, boasts more than a hint of George Harrison-like Top 40 charm, while "It's Kinda Creepy Baby" sounds like a demented carnival nightmare (check out the backward guitar overdubs). Re-visiting the Harrison reference, "Prayer" is a spiritual ballad with some excellent interplay between slide and mandolin, and "Good To Have You Back Again" exudes the polished pop of Harrison's work with Jeff Lynne. All told, Media Line Road's "Sagittarius Passing Through" CD is a potent and winning blend of classic and psychedelic rock influences that touches all the right bases.

-Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer team
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

"The Time Is Now" by Farrad (Pop/R&B Artist from New York City, New York(NY))

Farrad releases his fantastic CD, "The Time Is Now" featuring invigorating, vibrant, and energetic Top 40/Pop compilations. You can't help but get up off your feet and move to the powerhouse beats and grooves this album has to offer. Kicking off the album, "Misunderstood" burns with distorted vocals and funky rhythmic beats. Turn up the bass on the sub woofer as "Pick Your Face Up Off the Floor" is maximum pulses of thumping bass and drums. The easy flowing vocals on "Keep Your Head Up" complement the lyrics as the supporting instruments capture the smooth, slick vibe. Soulful, with a smooth R&B influence, "Destiny" reveals Farrad's ability to show some diversity within his style of music. If you're a fan of Lady GaGa and love great party music then take a listen to "The Time Is Now" as it's packed with high energy and progressively modern, Top 40 spins.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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"Before Dawn" by Keith Wesby (Jazz Artist from Washington D.C.(DC))

You will be delighted by the smooth Jazz instrumentals of "Before Dawn" by accomplished bass player Keith Wesby. This album proves that Wesby has a talent for creating melodic and interesting compilations. The arrangements are a beautiful blend of his fine bass attributes combined with a mixture of well orchestrated instruments. The smooth bass line of "A New Day" moves with style and ease as the strings, electric piano, and horns come together with pleasing sound texture. Funky grooves mingle with drums and guitar on songs such as "Lite Tower" or "That's Your Opinion." Wesby's bass talents runs full throttle as his strong fingers runs with intense precision across the fret board with classical style on "Chopinism (Opus 28, 3-4-5)." The charming and refreshing collections of Jazz instrumentals on "Before Dawn" will be sure to please and is well worth listening to.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Wind" by Carmen Tosca (Easy Listening Artist from South Africa)

The relaxed and well orchestrated instrumental production of, "Wind" by Carmen Tosca, is comprised of wonderful contemporary/easy listening compilations. Tosca's well written compositions mingle gracefully around various instruments creating a beautiful blend of songs with New Age style. Splendid sound textures abound on "New life" as the piano enters the score with crisp and clean clarity. The percussion moves with steady and solid support on "Emma" while the strings glide with sweet and melodic tonality. "Slow Motion" breathes with soft, subtle guitar while the rich strings add color to the melodic melody. The beautiful ballad, "Waves" embraces a gently rolling piano lead as the strings bring to life a soft and soothing vibe. If you're looking for innovating and fresh, ideal mood music, then sit back and relax to the beautiful music of "Wind."

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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"Home" by Debra Mann (Jazz Artist from Rhode Island(RI))

"Home" the latest release by Debra Mann, features generous helpings of Jazz splashed with tuneful melodies and insightful lyrics. Mann's spectacular vocals project lush tonality which gives the listener a soothing, relaxed atmosphere. Not only is Mann an accomplished vocalist, but her ability to perform on the piano is just as brilliant. On the title track, "Home" her smooth and silky voice reverberates with sweet and delicate emotions. Like crisp falling leaves, "Autumn" is uplifting with its heartfelt lyrics while the piano is abounding with colorful chord progressions. Impressive vocals are complemented by the stunning sax solo as the spiritual song "Clap Your Hands" lifts the mind and spirit. Soft and delicate flute fills float around the vocals on the "Lessons of the Heart" that is nicely flavored with Latin flair. Fans of Diana Krall won't want to miss hearing the new and original Jazz works on "Home" which are vibrant, upbeat, and richly inspiring.

-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Featured Single

Band Name: JK Rockets
Featured Single: Text Me Baby
Album: Songs From The Cradle of Rock 'N' Roll Roots
Genre: Rock


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Featured Single

Band Name: Heartscore
Featured Single: You Are So Beautiful
Album: Touch Me
Genre: Rock


Featured Single

Band Name: Sue Quigley
Featured Single: Fallen World
Album: Perfect Chaos
Genre: AAA/Songwriter


Featured Single

Band Name: Paul Estro
Featured Single: Better Praise Him Now
Album: Paul Estro
Genre: Christian Rock