Music

Bubble Gum Orchestra– ‘Sticky Love Songs Vol. 1 & 2’

  By: Will Phoenix Bubble Gum Orchestra (pop) rocks! For those readers coming in late, Bubble Gum Orchestra is the pet project of multiinstrumentalist, and singer-songwriter Michael Laine Hildebrandt. Sticky Love Songs Vol. 1 & 2 is his fifth audio offering from the Texas-based talent. On this 20-track album, Hildebrandt leads the way on vocals, bass, drums, keyboards, synthesizer, piano, and guitar. He is ably assisted by his brother [Read More]

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Warren John Wolfe–Unconditional Love

By: William Phoenix Warren John Wolfe is a singer-songwriter and guitarist that you might not yet know, but you should. Originally from the Chicago area, the now Oregon-based artist has been a bit of a traveling troubadour, performing live around the country and fleshing out his own multi-genre-influenced brand of Americana-infused music. His current disc, Unconditional Love, is a real life-inspired collection of ii songs. Backing him on this [Read More]

March 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Michael Hornbuckle– SoulRepo

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHGC3bbN6Xw]   Will Phoenix Bluesman singer-songwriter and musician Michael Hornbuckle has a new album out titled SoulRepo. His latest release has 11 tracks of blues, rock, and soul. Here Hornbuckle leads the way on guitar, bass, and vocals. He is backed by an assortment of other artists including Andras Csapo (AC) on harmonica and keyboards, Alexander “Ace” Baker on keyboards, Sarah Snead on [Read More]

March 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Katie Garibaldi: ‘Rooted Clarity’

William Phoenix San Francisco-based singer-songwriter and guitarist’s newest release is an EP titled Rooted Clarity is a short but sweet showcase for her soulful signature sound which has ofttimes been appropriately labeled “ethereal Americana.” The five-song disc features Garibaldi on vocals and guitar backed by a band that includes Kevin Blair (electric and acoustic bass), Tim Fellow (drums and percussion), Arturo Garza (keyboards), JP [Read More]

March 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Combat Rock– A CLASSIC FROM THE CLASH

  By: Stephen Vecsey Combat Rock was released the 14th of May, 1982 under the label Columbia Records (CBS), a subdivision Epic. This fifth album from the Clash is also the one to shoot them to stardom. Two of the band’s most well-known songs come from it: “Rock the Casbah” and “Should I stay…”. High tempo riffs and hopping cords keep throughout most of the record; while there are a couple of songs that slow down, I believe this [Read More]

March 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

STEVEN GRAVES- CAPTAIN SOUL

STEVEN GRAVES | CAPTAIN SOUL by Will Phoenix Santa Cruz, California-based Steven Graves is a singer-songwriter and guitarist’s new album, Captain Soul, takes him in an interesting, new direction. Unlike his last effort, Mission Bell, this one–while still containing elements of country and folks, is infused with a bit of rock ‘n’ roll. Graves (lead vocals and guitars) is ably assisted and backed by a core group of performers including [Read More]

February 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

ROLLING STONES–BLUE AND LONESOME

  THE ROLLING STONES | BLUE AND LONESOME By Emery Columna Here is The Rolling Stones album I have been waiting for my whole life, literally. I am 54. So many giants of The Blues have gone on and left me and the only rhino remaining is Buddy Guy. I think the passing of B.B. King may have been the impetus for The Stones to record a Blues album. This is as authentic a blues as you’re going to find these days. It is a breath of fresh air for [Read More]

February 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

LAUREN ADAMS – SOMEWHERE ELSE

by William Phoenix – Los Angeles-based Americana singer-songwriter and musician Lauren Adams most recent work, Somewhere Else, has more than just an interesting folk-country feel to it. Indeed, her signature sound has grown to include bluegrass, blues, country, folk and even rock ‘n’ roll. Adams leads the way on this twelve track album with her lead vocals, acoustic guitar and a bit of tambourine. She is backed by an assortment of [Read More]

January 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

BOO RAY – SEA OF LIGHTS

by William Phoenix – Los Angeles-based Boo Ray is a country-rock roadhouse singer-songwriter and guitarist. His sophomore CD, Sea Of Lights, is full of tuneful tales told from his experience as a traveling troubadour trekking from bar to bar. On this 10 track audio offering Ray leads the way with his guitar and lead vocals. He is backed by drummer Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), bassist Paul III (Christina Aguilera), [Read More]

January 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

PEACH AND THE ALMOST BLUES BAND: A NIGHT IN COPENHAGEN

by William Phoenix – Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter/guitarist PEACH and her group The Electric Blues Band have recently released a new live disc titled A Night In Copenhagen. On this eight-track audio offering, PEACH leads the way with her guitar and lead vocals. She is backed by Michael Engman Rønnow (guitar and backing vocals), Helge Solberg (bass and backing vocals), Niclas Campagnol (drums) and keyboardist Ken Strange (Joe [Read More]

December 21, 2016 // 0 Comments