The album kicks off like every real rock and roll album should, with awesome and catchy riffs and Hunter´s hoarse vocals, typical of old blue artists or Scott Stapp and guitar swag reminiscent of great guitar heroes such as Jimmy Page, Jack White and Jimmy Hendrix.
The Women is McAvoy’s 13th self-produced record and it’s being released as a film of sorts, with each of the album’s nine songs accompanied by a video. Beginning with the tender A Mother’s Way, the acoustic record is an autobiographical tribute to the women that have shaped McAvoy’s life thus far. And, although the LP is designed to be listened to with its accompanying visuals McAvoy’s musical talents are more than easy to enjoy on their own.
The Lone Bellow isn’t the first modern band to traffic in grandiose folk-rock uplift, but it’s already among the best. Singer-songwriter Zach Williams writes with real ambition, as he channels some of music’s mightiest pillars in crafting his sound: The title track of The Lone Bellow’s Then Came the Morning pointedly summons the spirit of Van Morrison (and his more recent spiritual cousin, Glen Hansard), but it’s also fused with the sounds of gospel and, as Williams himself has said, “a lot of Vegas-era Elvis.”
Acony Records proudly presents Folk Singer Vol. 1, the debut solo album from Willie Watson. Produced by David Rawlings, the album features ten folk songs, from standards to obscure gems. A true solo album in every sense, hearing Watson’s skillful and subtle banjo and guitar accompaniments and soaring vocals unadorned for the first time is a revelation.