Two years removed from the release of Vancouver folksmith Ben Rogers’ last album, Lost Stories: Volume 1, the artist has announced a follow-up is on the way. The Bloodred Yonder will be his first LP for Tonic Records.The new album is said to deliver “raucous fun and brooding ballads,” pulling influence from outlaw country sources like Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, as well as acts like the Flying Burrito Brothers and Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Thematically, Rogers said in a statement that The Bloodred Yonder details “the transition from life to death, good to evil, paradise to perdition, and all the lost souls you meet along the way.”
As the title suggests, this is Georgie Fame’s final album. It’s so full of life, energy and bright ideas that it doesn’t seem possible but, at 72, he means it. The 12 numbers constitute a kind of summing-up of his musical world. They range from a brief hymn-like tune recalling his Methodist childhood, through echoes of Count Basie, R&B, calypso, bebop, and a marvellous rap in praise of Mose Allison (“my mentor”), all ending with a muttered list of a lifetime’s heroes above a long, fading riff. There are instrumental pieces as well as songs, with sparkling solos from long-serving members of the Blue Flames, including Guy Barker, Alan Skidmore and Anthony Kerr. Beautiful.
Imagine Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, Neil Finn, and Bob Dylan passing the bottle around at Buddy Holley’s gravesite. Toss in a touch of Philly blue eyed soul and you’d be on the right track.
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In “Lost Weekend”, Nick Carter’s first independent release, there is a story in each song, and, behind each story, a different state of the heart. Nick usually performs as a solo singer with acoustic guitar; however, in “Lost Weekend”, you will hear four additional musicians, playing electric and lap steel guitar, electric and stand-up bass, […]
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320 kbps | 106 MB | UL | OB | TB Glenna Switzer demonstrates a passion for all genres of music and they combine country, folk,bluegrass, rockabilly and classical.
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