August 19, 2015 - It Rock And Roll
 

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“Bobby Long is our kind of artist—smart, musical and hardworking, with accessible songs of depth and beauty,” says Compass Records co-founder Garry West. “And with his growing fan base and an album as good as Ode to Thinking, we’re confident that he is an artist on the rise. All of us at Compass Records are thrilled to be working with Bobby and look forward to what the future will bring.”The album’s 11 original tracks showcase a hard-won maturity that belies Long’s 29 years. A prolific songwriter who has been compared to his own heroes—Elliott Smith, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan—Long’s vision for Ode to Thinking was honed in a live setting, where each song found its place on the album after being perfected on stage.

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Bryce Janey’s recordings have always been rooted firmly in the blues with a rock and roll edge which further established Janey as one of the rare musical talents of his generation. On his latest release, ‘Delta Road’, Bryce Janey continues the tradition of smokin’ blues with doses of southern spice throughout. If you know Bryce Janey, then you know what to expect here. Guitar-driven blues rock. Not a big departure from his recent releases, but not just a rehash either. These tunes have a nice variety of melody and style, not just all full-speed weedly-weedly. Plenty of guitar shredding too, but I didn’t find it to be overdone. Not one bad song in this package, from cutting blues numbers like ,”Keep Marchin’ On” and “This Old Guitar to the rocking “Shake The Walls (With Foot Stompin’ Music) “, ” Feel Like A Stranger “, “Better Off With The Blues” , and a solid cover of the Rory Gallagher penned, “Lonesome Highway”, makes this collection worth every penny spent for this album.

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Roddy has performed in several countries, as a solo singer-songwriter and in collaboration with other artists, including Gaye Adegbalola. He is known for his mastery of diverse piano styles, including rocking blues, soulful gospel, poignant jazz, and energetic boogie-woogie. Examples of artists who have recorded with Roddy include “Steady Rollin” Bob Margolin (who played for years with Muddy Waters), and Ann Rabson, Gaye Adegbalola, & Andra Faye (the members of Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women).

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The Folk, Rock, and American roots of Scarlett Hill shine through as they brilliantly deliver creative and intimate music arrangements and soul-stirring lyrics. They are also straight-up Country at times, weaving tales of the inevitable heartbreak and struggle of the human spirit and the rise and fall of love and life. Suzanne’s soft and sometimes sassy vocals blend effortlessly with Blake’s soulful and raspy country twang as they demand your attention with their exceptional musical talent and sweet harmonies.

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Southside Johnny set out to evoke a certain era of soul with this album; he wanted to make us feel good, the way we did when we first heard all of the great artists who influenced this album, and it’s an unqualified success. The arrangements perfectly capture the feel without sounding like The Faux Tops; he and The Jukes have created a perfect homage to music that was the soundtrack to the sixties and seventies. Over forty years down the line, he still has that raw, emotive voice that cuts through Hammond and horns and straight to the heart. Working with Jeff Kazee and the latest incarnation of The Jukes, he’s turned out a modern soul classic.

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Any examination of The Black Sorrows inevitably comes down to one person, Joe Camilleri, a legend in Australian music and leader of two of Australia’s most loved bands. After the success of Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons, Joe formed The Sorrows in the early 80’s ‘for the fun of it’. The Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most successful touring bands.

01 The M.O.B. (Steven Tyler/Mick Fleetwood/John McVie/Jonny Lang/Brett Tuggle) – Sharp Dressed Man
02 Filter – Gimme All Your Lovin’
03 Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – Tush
04 Nickelback – Legs
05 Wolfmother – Cheap Sunglasses
06 Duff McKagan’s Loaded – Got Me Under Pressure
07 Coheed and Cambria – Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
08 Mastodon – Just Got Paid
09 Wyclef Jean – Rough Boy
10 Daughtry – Waitin’ for the Bus – Jesus Just Left Chicago
11 Jamey Johnson – La Grange

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Under the right conditions, surfing and music can make the perfect couple. Jack Johnson, Tom Curren and Donavon Frankenreiter are among a long list of multitalented individuals that have forged stellar careers in both fields, handling themselves on the stage as seemingly effortlessly as they do on the waves. This cross-pollination has produced a carefree breeziness, characteristic of coastal lifestyles, which more often than not permeates the music surfers create. But no one has quite navigated this double-career as seamlessly and synchronously as Frankenreiter, whose 20-year career as a professional freesurfer has been mirrored by a 2-decade long run as a professional musician. His latest album The Heart marks his second decade as a solo artist, having initially embarked on his serious musical journey as guitarist for the 70s rock-inspired band Sunchild. The Heart not only reflects the growth of his two creative careers, but is emblematic of his personal growth and maturity in the years since his self-titled solo debut.

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