Archive for the ‘’60s Rock’ Category

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Holy Ghost Tent Revival have released their new album, Right State of Mind last month. Today they are releasing the video for the title track. Their horn driven rock and roll is a welcoming style. They bring out a nostalgic feel of 60’s and 70’s classic rock with swirling horns to add such depth to their songs. Their unique sound will get you ready to rock with jazz in your soul and a beat in your heart. Check out the video here:

 

Check out their album and make sure to pick it up on iTunes here.

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Track Listing:

  1.  Got Anew
  2.  Right State of Mind
  3.  Sun/Shadow
  4.  Broken Spirit
  5. Trouble With The Truth
  6. Big Big World
  7. Blackout
  8. If I Lie
  9. Too Bad
  10. Shadow Only Knows

You can also catch Holy Ghost Tent Revival out on tour:

  • Oct 22                           The BEATnik                                                 New Orleans, LA
  • Oct 24                           The Foundry                                                  Dallas, TX
  • Oct 25                           Lambert’s                                                       Austin, TX
  • Oct 28                           El Cid                                                             Los Angeles, CA
  • Oct 29                           Hotel Utah                                                      San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 30                           Peppermill Resort Casino                              Reno, NV
  • Oct 31                           Peppermill Resort Casino                              Reno, NV
  • Nov 1                            Peppermill Resort Casino                              Reno, NV
  • Nov 5                            Mississippi Studios                                        Portland, OR
  • Nov 6                            Sunset Tavern                                               Seattle, WA
  • Nov 8                            Stampede City Sessions                               Calgary, AB
  • Nov 11                          Neurolux                                                        Boise, ID
  • Nov 12                          Urban Lounge                                                Salt Lake City, UT
  • Nov 13                          Hi-Dive                                                           Denver, CO
  • Nov 14                          Ivy Wild                                                          Colorado Springs, CO
  • Nov 15                          Oskar Blues Grill & Brew                               Lyons, CO
  • Nov 18                          Vangarde Arts                                               Sioux City, IA
  • Nov 20                          Subterranean                                                Chicago, IL

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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ozonemama

I recently told you about how I fell in love with a new band from Budapest, Ozone Mama. You can read more about that here. Ozone Mama has released a music vide for their song, I Really Care. Check it out here:

 

This band hailing from Budapest, Hungary and they have given a fresh new facelift to the classic rock of the 60’s and 70’s. They bring out a heavier vibe and an absolutely addictive sound. I can’t get enough of them. The gritty vocals of Marton are so infectious and sultry. He brings out such a nostalgia for 70s classic rock. The guitars are sexy and dirty and have that raw edge that the Golden Era of Classic Rock would maintain.

Band Members:

  • Marton Szekely – vocals, tambourine
  • Andras Gabor – guitars, background vocals
  • Vivien Tiszai – drums
  •  Gergely Dobos – bass

Are you ready for more Ozone Mama? Check out their music video or their song, Go  which is off their latest EP, Freedom.

You can pick up their EP Freedom on iTunes here as well as their debut album The Starship Has Landed from 2012. Make sure to check out and visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. I am hoping they make a tour to the US soon!

~ Marisol

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ghost

Holy Ghost Tent Revival are set to release their album, Right State of Mind on September 16th and they are premiering the title track. Their horn driven rock and roll is a welcoming style. They bring out a nostalgic feel of 60’s and 70’s classic rock with swirling horns to add such depth to their songs. Their unique sound will get you ready to rock with jazz in your soul and a beat in your heart. Check out the title track here:

 

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Track Listing:

  1.  Got Anew
  2.  Right State of Mind
  3.  Sun/Shadow
  4.  Broken Spirit
  5. Trouble With The Truth
  6. Big Big World
  7. Blackout
  8. If I Lie
  9. Too Bad
  10. Shadow Only Knows

You can also catch Holy Ghost Tent Revival out on tour:

 

  • Aug 7                           The Southern                                                      Charlottesville, VA
  • Aug 8                           Hampton Taphouse                                              Hampton, VA
  • Aug 9                           Microfestivus                                                       Roanoke, VA
  • Aug 29                         Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats                                  Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Aug 30                         Shepherdstown Opera House                                  Shepherdstown, WV
  • Sept 6                          Common Grounds Festival                                      Charlotte, NC
  • Sept 12                         Cat’s Cradle *Album Release Show                          Carrboro, NC
  • Sept 13                         Christy’s Europub – Outdoors                                  Greenville, NC
  • Sept 19                         Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion                              Bristol, TN
  • Sept 20                         Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion                              Bristol, TN
  • Sept 21                         Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion                              Bristol, TN
  • Sept 26                         Midpoint Music Fest                                              Cincinnati, OH
  • Sept 27                         Willie’s                                                               Lexington, KY
  • Oct 2                            Knitting Factory                                                   Brooklyn, NY
  • Oct 3                            Lizard Lounge                                                     Boston, MA
  • Oct 4                            Harry Brown’s Farm                                             Starks, ME
  • Oct 5                            BRYAC                                                              Bridgeport, CT
  • Oct 8                            Club Café                                                          Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oct 11                          Grey Eagle                                                         Asheville, NC
  • Oct 24                          The Foundry                                                       Dallas, TX
  • Oct 25                          Lambert’s                                                           Austin, TX
  • Oct 29                          Hotel Utah                                                         San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 30                          Peppermill Resort Casino                                       Reno, NV
  • Oct 31                          Peppermill Resort Casino                                       Reno, NV
  • Nov 1                           Peppermill Resort Casino                                       Reno, NV
  • Nov 5                           Mississippi Studios                                               Portland, OR
  • Nov 6                           Sunset Tavern                                                    Seattle, WA
  • Nov 8                           Stampede City Sessions                                        Calgary, AB
  • Nov 11                         Neurolux                                                            Boise, ID
  • Nov 13                         Hi-Dive                                                              Denver, CO
  • Nov 14                         Ivy Wild                                                             Colorado Springs, CO
  • Nov 15                         Oskar Blues Grill & Brew                                       Lyons, CO

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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The Cherry Bluestorms

Earlier this year, we told you about the amazing new modernized 60’s vibe music by The Cherry Bluestorms. If you missed it, make sure to check out our album review here: The Cherry Bluestorms Bad Penny Opera Review. One thing is for sure The Cherry Bluestorms is one band that I wanted to know more about. With their latest album Bad Penny Opera they bring to life a psychedelic 60’s inspired rock pop to life with vocal harmonies that feeds your soul and an infectious pop rock edge.

We had the opportunity to interview Glen Laughlin and Deborah Gee and are pleased to bring that interview to you here:

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Music Junkie Press:  Thank you so much for taking the time out to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press! We have to tell you that your album Bad Penny Opera was one of the highlights of this year. In a time when music gets muddled with genres, quick fix albums, etc it is refreshing to hear a well crafted concept album as yours. How did the story come about for you and can you tell our readers a bit more about it?

Glen:  Thanks for the kind words.  As often happens I thought of the title first and had it banging around in my head for quite some time until I actually had an idea for a concept album.  It’s not surprising that the concept I came up with had to do with the pop culture revolution in the 1960’s.  It was convenient that “Penny” is female and that gave our protagonist a name.   What your readers might like to know is that the story takes us from around 1963 to 1970.  Although Penny is nominally the protagonist, in a sense the backdrop is the protagonist and the protagonist is the backdrop.  Penny goes through her trials, tribulations and coming of age along with that whole generation, but with The Cherry Bluestorms’ music, informed by all of our sixties influences, as the sound track.   

Music Junkie Press:  Your unique style is infectious.  Who would you say were some of your biggest music inspirations?

Glen:  The Beatles are the giants of Pop.  In addition to them we were influenced by most of the significant mid –to – late sixties bands: The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Small Faces, Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, Donovan, The Move and many others.  We are also influenced by a lot of later bands such as Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Charlatans, Hurricane #1, Ride, Shack, Supergrass and Super Furry Animals. 

Music Junkie Press:  When you wrote Bad Penny Opera did you have a particular writing process when telling a story and making it so seamless through the music? Do you break it down song by song or work on the music first, or what? Tell us more about the creative process behind it?

Glen:  I write the music first in nearly every case.  Sometimes I have a title or a line or two of lyrics that inspire the song, but from that point I write the music.  In the case of BPO I looked at the songs that I had and noticed that there was a connecting thread.  In a couple of cases, I adjusted the lyrics for that purpose.  It wasn’t the case that I wrote all of these songs to order.  I should point out that one of the songs is a Donovan song and one of the songs I wrote with Deborah. 

Music Junkie Press:  What are you currently working on?

Deborah:  We’re finishing up our first vinyl single called “See No Evil” and we are planning to launch a crowd funding campaign for that.   We have also started recording the third Cherry Bluestorms album and my second solo album.  Meanwhile Glen is also producing some other artists in our studio.  

Music Junkie Press:  We understand you have an upcoming show, can you tell us more?

Deborah:  I assume that you are referring to our appearance at Mission Creek Oakland Music and Arts Festival on Wednesday, September 10 at Legionnaire Saloon.  They’ve deemed it a “Psych/Power Pop Explosion”, which I think pretty well describes our music.  One of the best things about being in a band is getting to travel to other places and discovering other bands that are more less on the same page.  We’re going to be playing with the fabulous Bye Bye Blackbirds and The Slouching Stars.  It should be a really great show.  

Music Junkie Press:  We just got word that you are performing at this year’s International Pop Overthrow, is this your first time at IPO?

Deborah:  No we first played for David Bash’s festival in Toronto Canada shortly before we released our first album, Transit of Venus.  Since then we have played IPO in Liverpool, London, Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles.  The L.A. portion of our show for IPO will be held in Huntington Beach at Fitzgerald’s on August 2.

Music Junkie Press:  If The Cherry Bluestorms could put together their dream lineup, what three bands would you like on the bill with you?

Glen: I suppose each of us would have a slightly different idea.  If you are limiting it to existing bands, for me it would be The Charlatans, Beady Eye and Temples.  If not, it would be The Charlatans, The Stone Roses and Oasis.  It is too hard to imagine performing with my heroes from the ‘60s.  Playing on the same stage with Ray Davies would be too ridiculous.  I have plenty of 1970’s heroes as well, but I don’t think we’d fit on the bill!

Music Junkie Press:  Here at Music Junkie Press, we are firm believers in how music helps, heals, inspires and does so much more. Can you share about a particular time in your life where music was there to help you through something?

Glen:  I’m not generally a depressed person, but I certainly have my moments. Writing a new song is the greatest shot in the arm, every time, depressed or not.  I did have a significant break-up at one time.  I never wrote as therapy, but I think my approach to lyrics did shift slightly away from the theoretical or fanciful and toward the personal from that time forward.

Deborah:  For me, listening has been as much of a help in getting through tough times as writing or performing.  There are some songs that seem to speak directly to you and just having someone else articulate what you’re feeling or going through is an irreplaceable human connection.

Music Junkie Press:  You three have such magnetic personalities, if The Cherry Bluestorms were to become a comic book, what would each of your superhero name and super powers be?

Glen:  I would have to be Super Geek, Master of The Universe.  My super powers would be calling in to work super late, taking super long vacations and being able to tune  Stan Lee’s (The Dickies) guitar. 

Deborah:  Mark Francis White would be the debonair billionaire philanthropist playboy by day and The Joker by night.  I would be THE CLAWWWWWW!!!!!!

Music Junkie Press:  If we could peak into your iPod, what artist or song might we be most surprised at finding in there?

Glen:  I’m not sure whether people would be more surprised at my penchant for British Folk Rock like Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention, Progressive/Art Rock like Be-Bop Deluxe, early Genesis and Gentle Giant or ‘60s teen pop like Herman’s Hermits.  I really never bought anything embarrassing like Styx or Rush.

Music Junkie Press:  With so many changes in the music scene over the past 15+ years, what is one thing you wish you could change?

Deborah:  Since there is little remuneration playing in clubs and bands can no longer expect A&R people to be checking out showcases, the main way indie bands can hope to make money off of their music is to fairly monetize the various internet services that essentially steal our music.  The royalty rates for services that do pay are so ludicrously low that even major mainstream artists make very little money on hit songs.  The potential benefit of the equalizing effect of the internet and not having to get past the filter of commercial radio and major labels is largely defeated by the fiscal realities.

Music Junkie Press:  We all need advice in life, right? How about if you could go back to your 14 year old self, what advice would you give to yourself at 14?

Glen:  I would reassure myself that I was going to be able to make music that I would be satisfied with.  Having unrealistic expectations of myself and being overly critical paralysed me.

Deborah:  Like Glen, I was insecure about performing at that age.  I had friends and family trying to coax me into singing more in public, but I was terribly afraid.  I would tell 14 year old Deborah that if all these other people wanted me to do it, I must be okay.

Music Junkie Press:  Lastly, what would you like to share with our audience and your fans?

Glen: We’ll be releasing a lot of music in the next year or so.   We’re very excited about the new material.  We hope they’ll be watching for it.

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Bad Penny Opera

 

I really hope you get a chance to pick up Bad Penny Opera and listen to it from start to finish as it takes you on a musical journey with ups and downs, highs and lows, melodies, harmonies and tones which will soon be the backdrop to your own journey.  For physical CDs, you may purchase them on Amazon or at www.cdbaby.com/thecherrybluestorms For digital downloads you may purchase on iTunes, Amazon or CDBaby“.  We are very excited for more new music by The Cherry Bluestorms so make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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ozonemama

I am in love, yes, a deep and dirty love. Time for to scream it from the mountaintop! Ok, no need to worry my husband, my new love is a band from Budapest, Ozone Mama and allow me to introduce you to my new flame. First, I can’t take any credit for this find, this was all the wonderful doings of my good friend, Sharon R. Frantz of Sharon R. Frantz’s World of Music. We have become online friends who share a true love and passion for music. Sharon sent me a video of Ozone Mama as they played their song, Red Hot Lovin in Budapest Park. Check it out here:

This band hailing from Budapest, Hungary and they have given a fresh new facelift to the classic rock of the 60’s and 70’s. They bring out a heavier vibe and an absolutely addictive sound. I can’t get enough of them. The gritty vocals of Marton are so infectious and sultry. He brings out such a nostalgia for 70s classic rock. The guitars are sexy and dirty and have that raw edge that the Golden Era of Classic Rock would maintain.

Band Members:

  • Marton Szekely – vocals, tambourine
  • Andras Gabor – guitars, background vocals
  • Vivien Tiszai – drums
  •  Gergely Dobos – bass

Are you ready for more Ozone Mama? Check out their music video or their song, Go  which is off their latest EP, Freedom.

You can pick up their EP Freedom on iTunes here as well as their debut album The Starship Has Landed from 2012. Make sure to check out and visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. I am hoping they make a tour to the US soon!

~ Marisol

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Crocodile

I wanted to let you know about a great little EP that will be released this week. The band is Crocodile from Austin, Texas and they are bringing a fresh new take on the classic sound of The Beatles yet not dated as such. They are indie pop rock swaddled in a 60’s vibe that bring the right balance between melody and fuzz that is inviting and quite addictive.  Their new EP Crocodile Vs. The Mutant Alligators From Space will have you thinking you are listening to a lost reel from The Beatles. They have successfully capture the innocence of music and wrapped it in a style that will have you captive from first listen.  Gianni talks about the EP recording process, “[It] is very personal for me. A lot of trial and error, I very rarely know exactly where a song is going. I like to look at it as the songs shaping themselves and me being just a medium.” As for the future? “I’ve been recording a lot of songs on my own that I’m compiling into a concept album I’ll be (hopefully) releasing by the end of the year.” Keep an eye out, and catch up with Crocodile on Facebook, Twitter, and Bandcamp, and grab the new EP when it drops June 17th.”

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We had the opportunity to chat with Gianni Sarmiento and are pleased to bring you that interview here:

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Music Junkie Press: We are excited about the release of your new EP Crocodile vs. The Mutant Alligators From Space. Can you tell us what this new EP brings out for you?

Gianni: I’m very happy with the EP coming out. I guess I get bored easily so I always look forward to having new content to cycle around, and I think this is the best collection of songs I’ve made so far.

Music Junkie Press: You all are really young but have this great 60’s vibe with your music, how did that come about?

Gianni: It just happens to be the music I’ve always loved. My family showered me with The Beatles since I was a baby so it’s well within my person.

Music Junkie Press: What artists/musicians have inspired you for your music?

Gianni: When I first started playing music I was very into of Montreal and Kevin Barnes has always been a big part of my music. I’ve grown apart from that since, but I think it’s very apparent still.

Music Junkie Press: We love the video for Rachel, will you be working on any videos for the new EP?

Gianni: you can expect a video for “My Friend” soon!

Music Junkie Press: We at Music Junkie Press are very strong believers about how music can heal, help, inspire and move, do you remember a particular time where music was there to help you the most? Can you share the story with us?

Gianni: Definitely when I was younger. I wasn’t a particularly happy child, and music created a sort of escapism reality to dive into. It was very therapeutic for me. I believe writing helped me to get to know myself and come into my own.

Music Junkie Press: Do you currently have any upcoming shows you can tell us about?

Gianni: Friday, June 27th at Spider house Ballroom in Austin, TX is our EP release show. Some great bands (Mini Pony, Matthew Squires and the Learning Disorders) are playing and it should be a good time. 18 and up!

Music Junkie Press: Plastic Towns is an amazing track you bring out a very real, raw honesty to that song, what was the inspiration behind it?

Gianni: I guess I would say it’s about anxiety now, but back when I wrote it, it felt very empty to me. Sometimes it takes a while for me to give meaning to whatever I’m saying.

Music Junkie Press: If someone was going to be seeing you in concert for the first time, what could you tell them they could expect at Crocodile show?

Gianni: It’s a fun show of good, classic inspired pop music!

Music Junkie Press: Another song from the EP that really shines is Somehow, it has such emotionally driven lyrics.  Can you tell us more about that song?

Gianni: I wrote that song a long time ago for a different band I used to be in. It was my “garage” project at the time, and “Somehow” was always my favorite song so I decided to bring it back to life with Crocodile.

Music Junkie Press: Do you have a particular song writing process?

Gianni: No. It’s all very random and always changing. I think most songwriters will tell you that they have no idea how to write a song. I know I don’t. It just happens after endless trial and error.

Music Junkie Press: If Crocodile could be a comic book, what would each of your superhero names and super powers be?

I think each of us would represent a different animal and each have a giant mech that would all form together a-la-Power Rangers to form a giant crocodile, since crocodiles are obviously the best animal of them all.

Music Junkie Press: If you could take a song from a completely different genre and turn it into a Crocodile style what might that be?

Gianni: I’ve been wanting to cover “Toxic” by Brittney Spears. I love that song.

Music Junkie Press: If we could peak into your Ipod, what artist or song might we be most surprised at finding in there?

Gianni: Maybe Arctic Monkeys or something in that range. That’s a hard question to answer.

Music Junkie Press: Lastly, what would you like to share with your fans and audience?

Gianni: I hope you’re having a great day! And if you’re not, I hope some of my music helps. Also, you’re beautiful.

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I hope you get a chance to pick up the new EP by heading over to their bandcamp page here. The EP is five great songs that will soon be the soundtrack of your summer. Check out one of my favorite songs from the EP Somehow here:

 

Crocodile have announced their release show set for June 27th at the Spider House in Austin. You can visit their Facebook Event page for more details. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Crocodile

I wanted to let you know about a great little EP that will be released this week. The band is Crocodile from Austin, Texas and they are bringing a fresh new take on the classic sound of The Beatles yet not dated as such. They are indie pop rock swaddled in a 60’s vibe that bring the right balance between melody and fuzz that is inviting and quite addictive.  Their new EP Crocodile Vs. The Mutant Alligators From Space will have you thinking you are listening to a lost reel from The Beatles. They have successfully capture the innocence of music and wrapped it in a style that will have you captive from first listen.  Gianni talks about the EP recording process, “[It] is very personal for me. A lot of trial and error, I very rarely know exactly where a song is going. I like to look at it as the songs shaping themselves and me being just a medium.” As for the future? “I’ve been recording a lot of songs on my own that I’m compiling into a concept album I’ll be (hopefully) releasing by the end of the year.” Keep an eye out, and catch up with Crocodile on Facebook, Twitter, and Bandcamp, and grab the new EP when it drops June 17th.”

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It starts off with my personal favorite Somehow that just immediately brings me back to my childhood listening to my older sister’s Beatles albums. While it reminds me of the Beatles, it in no way imitates since Crocodile have created their own unique sound by bringing layers and depth into their music. Check out the track here:

 

The second track, Exit has this very stripped down impressive intro that creates a big impact. The vocals are amazing as they come in and take a hold of you as you travel on the journey of their music. Storm Song takes it a bit darker with it’s emotionally driven lyrics that might have you thinking you are helpless but instead, the lyrics and the vocals wrap around you like a warm comforting hug. My Friend has a great uptempo vibe that brings a fun flirty side to the song that is sure to become a fan favorite. Plastic Towns has a very raw honest feel to it as the acoustic and stripped down vocals come in. It creates such a vulnerability yet with emotionally driven lyrics conveys a powerful consciousness.

The EP is five great songs that will soon be the soundtrack of your summer. You can pick it up on June 17th. Crocodile have announced their release show set for June 27th at the Spider House in Austin. You can visit their Facebook Event page for more details. I will leave you with a video for their song Rachel which is off their album After a While and is available on iTunes.

 

Make sure to visit their social media sites and pick up the EP on June 17th.  We will see if we can bring you an interview with them soon.

~ Marisol

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The Cherry Bluestorms

I have really been enjoying the great work by The Cherry Bluestorms on their latest album, Bad Penny Opera. This concept album which tells the tale of a young girl embarking on a journey to find one’s self and start anew as she leaves behind her home set in 60’s Britain. The album brings to life their psychedelic 60’s inspired rock pop to life with vocal harmonies that feed your soul and an infectious pop rock edge.  You can’t help but fall in love with the mod vibe wrapped in an uptempo rock folk tone. One thing is for sure, it is an album filled with upbeat songs that are perfect for becoming the playlist of your life.

Bad Penny Opera

A very prominent Brit pop style shines through and you might even think you are listening to a lost Beatles album or on occasion The Small Faces as well as with a Bowie-esque edge.  Their psychedelic pop and heavy guitar based melodies captivate you as you get enmeshed into the story of this young girl with big dreams in her eyes. The album sets the tone with the heavy groove of  Bad Penny Overture as you prepare for the unknown in the journey ahead. By Your Leave has you contemplating that fork in the road and decisions to be made as you harness the courage to set out on your own path. A Better Place picks up the pace and the vocals of Deborah Gee are passionate and truly mesmerizing as you are greeted by the splendor of the horns. It really is one of my personal favorites on the album.  A True Heart Wears a Thorny Crown flows like a flirtatious skirt in the wind and once again you are captivated by Glen Laughlin’s vocals.

Sunday Driving South is a lyrical treasure and Deborah’s vocal emit so much emotion, almost reminds me of one of my favorite singers from the past, Karen Carpenter. There is something about Deborah’s vocals where she can transition from passionate to vulnerable and you feel it completely through her tone and delivery. The Country Man has a 60’s freestyle folk song vibe to it and is one of the catchiest tunes on the album, once again the lyrics are superb, a very fun track.

World Gone Mad is one of those songs where you can really feel the 60’s British vibe, maybe a lost Beatles track?? I love the guitars in it as it fuels the psychedelic style. London Bridge has a raw vulnerable edge to it and has this great carnival style spell, very creative work.

What I truly appreciate, is the excellent songwriting which emulates the emotions of the words through music with songs like A  Better Place, The Country Man, To Love You is  A Crime, and Bad are supreme examples of that. Start Again has a twangy guitar intro that I love, then comes in the vocals  which are emotionally stirring and touching. It is a very heartfelt tune that is definitely one of my favorites. The album ends with Bad and even though it brings a dark edge to the closing, it is sultry and infectious at the same time, possibly highlighting the good side of being bad! You will love this track!

I really hope you get a chance to pick up the album and listen to it from start to finish as it takes you on a musical journey with ups and downs, highs and lows, melodies, harmonies and tones which will soon be the backdrop to your own journey. I will see if I can bring you an interview with The Cherry Bluestorms.   For physical CDs, you may purchase them on Amazon or at www.cdbaby.com/thecherrybluestorms
For digital downloads you may purchase on iTunes, Amazon or CDBaby“.

~ Marisol

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chicago

* * * * UPDATE OCTOBER 2013 * * * *

Chicago has released an amazing lyric video for their new song, America. Check it out here:

* * *ORIGINAL POST * * *

Many people can’t name a pop/rock band that has survived six consecutive decades… Well, that honor can be bestowed upon Chicago. Chicago has continuously captured the hearts of many and today they did it again as they released their new song, “America”. The band currently consists of Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, Jimmy Pankow, and Walt Parazaider (who have been with the band since its origins in 1967); Jason Scheff (since 1985); Tris Imboden (since 1990); Keith Howland (since 1995); Lou Pardini (since 2009, though he toured with the band in 1999 and 2007);and Walfredo Reyes (since 2012).

As band co-founder Lee Loughnane explains, “America is a song that has been waiting to be written for many yearsThe core message of “America is you and me”, intuitively resonates with people. Chicago‘s grass-roots message, far from being polarizing, is crafted to inspire people of all political perspectives, who, though disagreeing vehemently on many points, still share common fears and hopes for the future of the nation – we are truly all in this together.”

When you first listen to the song, you will be drawn into the great Chicago style of music but even more so, as an American you are drawn into the lyrics and can’t help but become proud to be an American. Hope is alive today and is growing stronger in our country.

You can download “America”  at the following locations:

Chicago has been considered one of  the longest running and most successful pop/rock ‘n’ roll groups in history. You can’t deny that as they are the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, coming in at #13.

We will be catching Chicago as they come to Santa Rosa early next year but make sure to visit their social  media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news. I leave you with my top 10 favorite Chicago Songs:

10. Let’s Take A Lifetime

9. Wishing You Were Here

8. Hard Habit to Break

7. 25 or 6 to 4

6. Just You n Me

5. Hard to Say I’m Sorry

4. Does Anybody Know What Time it Really is?

3. I Don’t Want to Live Without Your Love

2. Colour My World

1. Saturday in the Park

~ Marisol

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chicago

Many people can’t name a pop/rock band that has survived six consecutive decades… Well, that honor can be bestowed upon Chicago. Chicago has continuously captured the hearts of many and today they did it again as they released their new song, “America”. The band currently consists of Robert Lamm, Lee Loughnane, Jimmy Pankow, and Walt Parazaider (who have been with the band since its origins in 1967); Jason Scheff (since 1985); Tris Imboden (since 1990); Keith Howland (since 1995); Lou Pardini (since 2009, though he toured with the band in 1999 and 2007);and Walfredo Reyes (since 2012).

As band co-founder Lee Loughnane explains, “America is a song that has been waiting to be written for many yearsThe core message of “America is you and me”, intuitively resonates with people. Chicago‘s grass-roots message, far from being polarizing, is crafted to inspire people of all political perspectives, who, though disagreeing vehemently on many points, still share common fears and hopes for the future of the nation – we are truly all in this together.”

When you first listen to the song, you will be drawn into the great Chicago style of music but even more so, as an American you are drawn into the lyrics and can’t help but become proud to be an American. Hope is alive today and is growing stronger in our country.

You can download “America”  at the following locations:

Chicago has been considered one of  the longest running and most successful pop/rock ‘n’ roll groups in history. You can’t deny that as they are the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, coming in at #13.

We will be catching Chicago as they come to Santa Rosa early next year but make sure to visit their social  media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news. I leave you with my top 10 favorite Chicago Songs:

10. Let’s Take A Lifetime

9. Wishing You Were Here

8. Hard Habit to Break

7. 25 or 6 to 4

6. Just You n Me

5. Hard to Say I’m Sorry

4. Does Anybody Know What Time it Really is?

3. I Don’t Want to Live Without Your Love

2. Colour My World

1. Saturday in the Park

~ Marisol

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