Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies

A guy I know named Rob told me he loves listening to Canadian radio and he suggested I check out The Good Lovelies for their harmonies. When I typed their name into YouTube, up came their cover of the 2004 rap song by Canadian rapper “k-os“– “Crabbuckit.” Familiar with the original, it was fun hearing the song done by three ladies! Hear it here: Naturally, I was intrigued. So I visited…

Sparrows Rising

If you like the sound of folk, pop and female harmony, you should enjoy Sparrows Rising. The duo, Stacia Ray and Maygen Lacey, have a new release out called So Close. So Close by Sparrows Rising Stacia and Maygen call Minneapolis home. The two singer-songwriters record songs for the hurting and the lost. In the short time they’ve been together, they’ve had two songs on the radio in 23 markets,…

Peter Paul and Mary documentary

50 Years With Peter Paul and Mary  is a new documentary by four-time Emmy Award-winning producer/ director Jim Brown that focuses on portions of the trio’s career not included in previously aired PBS specials. This program features rare and previously unseen television footage including a BBC program from the early 1960s that embodies many of the trio’s best performances and most popular songs. This is Peter Paul and Mary at…

Neonomora is the Sade of the new century

Not since Sade has there been a female singer of stunning beauty and musical talent that deserved to be a household name in America despite being from somewhere far, far away from the trendsetting cities of New York and Los Angeles. But Neonomora is the obvious “Sade” of the new century. Like Sade, who hails from Africa, Neonomora looks like a model. She also sings with passion and a romantic…

Musical Spa offers relaxing music like Grand Canyon

Musical Spa brings together a family of New Age composers from around the world dedicated to creating beautiful music for health and wellness. The group’s catalog is comprised of some of the best relaxing music for massage, healing, spa, yoga, meditation and more. Musical Spa’s purpose is to provide listeners with the ultimate relaxation music experience so they can calm the mind, relax and unwind. Musical Spa is headed up…

Bleeding Obvious offers best album of 2016

The Bleeding Obvious reminds me of a very creative person being unleashed on a computer complete with a multitude of instruments around her and a lifetime of interesting influences. Indeed, The Bleeding Obvious is the musical project debut of music maker Jess Rowbottom from the UK. A onetime Wakefield Cathedral chorister, Rowbottom decided to record the new album thanks to personal life changes in recent years. While I’m not sure what…

Dave Rudolf offers clever folk and country songs

Dave Rudolf just sent me his 31st and 32nd albums. He calls All Folked Up Volume 3 a “sort of loving mockumentary ala Mighty Wind or Spinal Tap.” The other one, Let It Roll, is “a singer/songwriter album of mine that covers a wide variety of genres.” Let It Roll starts off with the title track, and it sounds like Americana-Country-Blues, complete with Rudolf’s deep voice reminding me of Elvis…

Carol Martini: Songs of the Girl on the Swing

“Tired of this Heartache” starts off Carol Martini’s Songs of the Girl on the Swing release. It’s the kind of song that will encourage anyone tired of doom, gloom, heartache, and pain. Martini’s folk-rock voice and her cleverly-written lyrics make this an upbeat romp that showcases her talent. How would I classify Carol Martini’s music? I’d call it Americana, with a bit of rollicking Country, nice harmonies, and pop sensibilities….

Acid Jazz Guitarist

One listen to The Acid Jazz Guitarist and I immediately thought of the TV show Globe Trekker, a show I used to watch on PBS. It’s a long-running adventure tourism TV series inspired by the Lonely Planet travel books, and every single episode that I watched always featured the coolest background music no matter what country the host was showing off to a global audience. The Acid Jazz Guitarist’s style…

Nick Zaino of Boston

Nick Zaino is a Boston-based singer/ songwriter with a deep appreciation for the roots of American music. The song’s the thing, whether it’s a country weeper or charging four-chord rock and roll. Zaino is a multi-instrumentalist often plays solo acoustic, and though he enjoys quiet introspective songs and the lonesome sound of a harmonica, he also likes to push his Tacoma through a fuzz pedal and get loud, when the…

The Sound of Tom Raistrick

Tom Raistrick, a new artist from Oxford, UK, creates the kind of sonic soundscapes you listen to when you want to be enveloped by the music. Raistrick makes intoxicating indie electronic music, which sounds experimental and mellow at times. Tom Raistrick’s EP, The Brutal Simplicity of Sound, features six songs including “A Sail to Catch the Wind” and “Lost Soul.” I like how it starts with a song called “Sunset”…

Sweet Honey in the Rock #LoveInEvolution

Sweet Honey in the Rock is an a cappella group with gospel and jazz leanings and an Afrocentric viewpoint.

Judge Not by Bob Marley

Judge Not by Bob Marley is probably my favorite Bob Marley song. Bob Marley is best known for two or three of his most popular songs like “No Woman, No Cry” or “”One Love.” Though Bob died in his mid-thirties, he was able to record a lot of songs before he passed away from cancer, and “Judge Not,” from when he was only 16-years-old, is one of those early Bob…