Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet once again in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet, combine Corea and Fleck s classic tunes with the music from their Grammy-winning album The Enchantment! With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this album captures the casual, intimate playing by both legends from different musical worlds.
The bandleader and frontman of one of Austin’s hippest original country dance bands, Hale delivers the real deal, no top 40, no bubble gum, just a heaping helping of pure Fender twang and well crafted honkytonk music. During a ten year stint as a bassist for Texas acts (Gary P. Nunn, Chris Wall, Danni Leigh, Chaparral) Hale covered a whole lot of highway and played nearly every honkytonk and dancehall in the state.On his self-titled debut,Hale jumps out of the crowd like 60s silver screen idol in a sea of extras.
Tommy Keene has been making sterling guitar-based rock for more than 30 years, and with “Laugh in the Dark” he continues the welcome trend.The Washington, D.C.-based singer-songwriter bases his sparkling sound on tried-and-true rock ’n’ roll archetypes: the melodic drive of Big Star, the slashing power of the early Who, the yearning ache of the Replacements.“Out of My Mind” shows Keene at the top of his game, his youthful voice set against a dense tangle of driving guitars that push the song’s bright tune with such force that its melancholy undertones take a couple listens to surface.