Americana

  • David Vaters: “A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 2” – baring his soul

    “A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 2” finds David Vaters in top form. This is a beautiful complex album that highlights the full brilliance of David’s genius, as well as the serenity and wisdom of a long, full life. Those of you who have listened to the previous, ambitious...
  • Will Diehl: “Give It Time” lyrically empowers many others too!

    Will Diehl’s latest EP release, “Give It Time” beautifully walks the line between strong acoustic melodies and folk rock tendencies which capture the emotion Diehl puts into his tantalizing lyrics. The Manassas, VA singer-songwriter exhibits fluency when it comes to creating a mood that encapsulates the recording as a whole,...
  • The Jay Kipps Band: Roots Rock Spiced With Blues & Harmonica!

    If you like your roots rock crooned by a velvety voice, kissed by occasional harmonica and spiced with blues flavor, then the latest The Jay Kipps Band singles are just your style. The genre-defying Canadian-based band delights us with these tracks before the release of their upcoming album “How...
  • Unlikely Saints Deliver Aura and Spark!

    The Oregon coast band, Unlikely Saints is probably a name that needs some introduction. Not because they don’t have aura and spark in their music, but because they’re an independent band making music rather than packaging publicity stunts. The band is a collaborative effort made up of Jay Fleming...
  • David Vaters: “A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 1”

    This year Canadian born David Vaters released his first solo album “A Voice In The Wilderness Volume 1” on Feb 17. It’s an ambitious project showcasing a cast of a-league musicians which include: Tom Hemby on guitars and mandolin; John Hammond and Brian Fullen in the pocket; Jeff Cox on...
  • Amilia K Spicer: “Fill Me Up” is another gleaming gem

    If like me, you sometimes judge artists by the company they keep, then Amilia K Spicer would be on you’re A-list. A simple read through the credits on her latest album “Wow and Flutter” should be enough to convince you – Keyboardists  Rami  Jaffee (Wallflowers,  Foo  Fighters)  and  Mike ...
  • Lyrics Of Two: “Let’s Make This Earth From House To Home”

    In a seemingly indefinite era of violence and indifference, philosophers can prove to be radicals by simply telling us what we should already know. The problem is that, all too often, we just don’t care. Marie Helen Abramyan and her award winning project Lyrics Of Two, for one, has...
  • Rock Paper Gary: “American Mixtape LP” is full of great songs

    Gary Reid started his solo project ‘Rock Paper Gary’ during the winter of 2014. Previously Reid had toured all over the country with national acts serving as a guitar tech and/or bass guitarist. Once worked dried up Gay went through various experiences, including working on his father’s drilling rig...
  • Dave Vargo: “Burning Through” – deep, rich and polished!

    The album “Burning Through” by Dave Vargo clearly deserves a 5 star rating, but just I want to get my two cents worth in there anyway. If you’ve listened to Vargo at all, you’ll know that he is an amazing song writer and an even better lyricist. Musically, the...