Ace Records Covers Various Genres Well

I think Billy Bickford, aka “Ace,” of “Ace Records,” is one of those rare talents who know hows to both write and perform songs well. Better yet, he can handle multiple genres, from Country to hip-hop. His music is currently on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and other online places. Singing since the age of 8, when his dad advised him to “sing from your gut,” Ace believes you only live…

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…

Songs of Christmas from Russell Lee

Russell Lee is a tried-and-true Canadian guitar player and singer. The Winnipeg-based artist keeps busy with album releases, playing major events, and promoting a recent project called Songs Of Christmas. If you like Blue Rodeo, Jackson Browne, Johnny Cash, or John Denver, I think you’ll appreciate the sound of Russell Lee’s voice on songs like “Little Drummer Boy,” “We Three Kings,” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” For Russell Lee, music…

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….

Even Fish Love Beer

Gary Clark has a Country song that will put a smile on your face: “Even Fish Love Beer (A Fish Tail)” Available on iTunes, Amazon and other sites, “Even Fish Love Beer” brings something back to Country music that’s sorely missing these days: a sense of old-school humor with the song lyrics. Even Fish Love Beer When he’s not at his day job as a commercial banker, Clark writes songs, plays…

Michael Stosic’s inspirational Country music

Michael Stosic’s voice reminds me of Barry Manilow. It’s clear, pleasant and warm sounding– the kind that makes women swoon and puts men at ease. As a singer-songwriter from Reno, Nevada, Stosic manages to evoke the feel of the Western States with his latest release, Welcome Home. This is easy-listening inspirational Country music at its best. If you like the sound of the violin, get this album! Michael Stosic got…