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Is the Yamaha P115 worth your money?

Guest Post by Briana Renee As a musician, an instrument is a necessity. Thus, you have to invest in the best. The Yamaha P-series has some of the best quality digital pianos regarding construction and performance – including the latest model, Yamaha P115.   To find out if the P115 is worth your money, I will compare it to the other models, P105 and P255. Starting off with the comparison between…

Tony Russo sings The Christmas Song

We all should have an Uncle Tony. Indeed, many of us have an uncle or two who loves to sing. Tony Russo is the kind of guy who harkens back to another era when crooners ruled the charts. Upon listening to him sing “The Christmas Song,” I immediately thought of Tony Bennett, another Tony, whom he reminded of, as well as Nat “King” Cole, who made the definitive version of…

Sofasound remixes Justin Bieber

Sofasound (aka John Sofia) is an EDM/hip hop producer who has done something impressive: made quite the remix of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.” It’s available for free as a download from Sofasound’s Soundcloud: Sofasound is “undefined by genre,” though he tends to remix R&B and rap hits from his studio in Florida. His credits include several artists, including Mistah F.A.B , Emoney, Obvi, Trizz, R-Mean, HBK CJ, Rey Res, and…

Alt-Rock from Desert Chariot

You never know where you’ll meet your bandmates. In the case of the alt-rock band Desert Chariot, two of the band members met in an unlikely place: a shoe store in downtown Denver. A couple years ago, Ian McGonigal and Daniel Patchin both worked at the same shoe store. They got to talking and discovered they had a lot in common musically. Both were interested in rock music, playing guitar,…

Kids and Teaching Them Music

I know a guy who plays guitar named Tommy. He asked me if I’d be interested in teaching music to kids. I said yes. There’s a group of Christian home school moms who bring their kids to a nearby church every two weeks. The moms do a Bible study and talk about adult stuff, while the kids go to several classes: art, gym and music. I had the pleasure of…

Alec Henderson Band

Alec Henderson Band is an acoustic duo from Greensburg, PA with a classic sound that slinks along in a groovy, easy-going way. In March of 2016, Alec Henderson and Dane Whatule went to a Pittsburgh recording studio to record Fly Away, their debut album. I’m not kidding when I say I’d pay money to download the song “Fly Away” because it captured me in just one listen– it’s that good….

Jeremy Bursich: Metamorphosis

Jeremy Bursich is always working on something. With several self-produced albums under his belt, he still manages to find time to host open mics, organize and perform in concerts, edit and construct music videos, and create “hellishly playful” sculptures. With that in mind, the latest music from Jeremy Bursich is called Metamorphosis II. He wrote the album as part of the February Album Writing Month Challenge. Musically, it’s about facing…

New Album Needed?

Guest blogger Jessica Kane talks about music groups who are long overdue for a new album in this post on the Mark Weber Music Blog… Recording a new album takes time and work. The singer or band has to write the songs. During practice, they have to decide if the songs sound just right or if they needs tweaking. If the performers know exactly how their music should sound and have…

Late Watch featuring REP

Late Watch does not sound like most artists. Late Watch is songwriter/producer Jonathan Fobbs and his wife Rachel along with other collaborators like REP. They come from a Christian perspective but their music does not sound like contemporary Christian music. Late Watch makes positive music Late Watch considers their music to be American Alt Pop, featuring singable melodies and positive narratives. Indeed, one listen to their song “Love Power” and…

Music from Over The Rhine

My friend Jodie Vandelay recently shared the music of Over The Rhine with me, and I appreciated it. I had heard of the group years ago and knew they used to have some connection to the contemporary Christian music market, with a folksy sound. Over The Rhine is bassist/pianist/singer Linford Detweiler and his wife, classically-trained singer Karin Bergquist. They’d be right at home in the hipster sections of Brooklyn, but…

Weber Music Blog

The Weber Music Blog has changed, though it’s not something you’ll easily see. I decided to take the plunge and move it from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. The main reason I moved the Weber Music Blog over to this new way of doing things was so that I could get really specific about “SEO.” In other words, wordpress.org gives me the opportunity to label things behind-the-scenes such that they’re more search…

What Natalie Cole Meant To Me

This morning I awoke to news on the radio that singer Natalie Cole had died. At first I wondered if I was dreaming. Then I checked my phone to see Facebook and Twitter and it was confirmed: she passed away New Year’s Eve night at the age of 65. Natalie Cole meant something to me. I didn’t know her for her 1970s R&B hits, initially. As a child of the…