Although raised in Boston, singer Eileen Rose made her first two albums in Britain. Now, with her latest record, Rose seems to be influenced by some straightforward American rock & roll on the opening “Last New Year’s Eve,” which sounds like a countrified version of the Pretenders, with Rose more than capable of hitting notes à la Chrissie Hynde. But she strays from this with the midtempo, Americana-flavored “Never Be the Same,” which brings to mind a softer, gentler Kathleen Edwards or Lucinda Williams. Things improve with the midtempo soul-pop of “Stagger Home,” which Rose nails perfectly — and the same can be said for the ensuing softer “Ocean of Fire,” which showcases her strong, powerful pipes. However, things get upended with the slow, crunchy rocker “Nothing But Blue,” which sounds like a cross between Shelby Lynne and Tift Merritt and is one of the more memorable efforts here. Some songs span five or nearly six minutes, but aren’t the type to sag at any point, judging by the pleasing, heart-tugging “Staying In.” The low point on the album is the simple train-chugging “White Wave,” which picks up steam but really goes nowhere. Rose redeems herself, though, with the hymn-like spiritual “Time to Go”
Local Canberra trio, the Blues Cowgirls emerged from three women’s desires to express their passion for acoustic roots music. The Cowgirl’s powerful vocals, dynamic harmonies and rootin’ tootin’ country/blues-harp are reminiscent of the best of the blues, country and gospel traditions. The Blues Cowgirls specialise in satin-textured three part harmony that frequently tingles the spine. The Cowgirls capitavate their audience with a satisfying balance of moods – from sensuous and soulful ballads to catchy toe-tappers, down-to-earth blues and uplifting spirtuals, all delivered with the Cowgirls’ delicious blend of grace and humour. Witty. Earthy. Soulful.
The Blues Cowgirls are:
Juanita Cucinotta – vocals, acoustic guitar and piano accordian
DJ Gosper – vocals, blues harp, piano accordian and percussion
Judi Pearce – vocals, acoustic guitar and percussion
Michael Trempenau better known as Mike Tramp (born January 14, 1961) is a Danish singer and songwriter who is best known for his work with the hard rock bands, White Lion and Freak of Nature, although he has also released several solo albums to date. Cobblestone Street is Tramp’s sixth solo effort, and the title track greets you when you hit “play.” “Cobblestone Street” is Tramp looking back on his childhood, with lyrics telling the story.
Blending the neo-traditional sounds of 90’s country acts like Ricky Van Shelton and Neal McCoy with the barroom blues of Delbert McClinton and the contemporary edge of the Zac Brown Band, Leland, Mississippi’s Jason Fratesi and the Dirt Road Jam Band are firmly anchored to the roots of country music while presenting a thoroughly modern, radio-ready set of tunes.While it’s hard to root against a homegrown band with such grit and talent, Jason Fratesi and the Dirt Road Jam Band prove they aren’t just a nice story, they’re a well-oiled machine of a band and a force to be reckoned with. Cryin’ Out Loud is a thoroughly impressive opening volley from a band with a lot of miles, and hopefully a lot of recognition, ahead of them.
This double pack brings together two classic albums in one jewel case box at one incredible price. It’s a simple way to double your music collection and get the best from the Sony catalogue.
This package features Buddy’s 61st album Bring ‘Em In (originally released in 2005), and his 64th album release Skin Deep (originally released in 2008).