Tag Archives: Acoustic music

The Rightly So Combines The Feelings Of Nostalgia & Memories In Their Brand New Album Vandura

22 Sep

If you set your play button ready to fill your headphones with music from The Rightly So, the nomadic and expressive feeling that will emerge shortly after from their album Vandura should bring no surprise on how it was inspired. The band members spent the last year and half living out of their RV playing shows, singing songs, and living life as one big adventure. As you can imagine, being on the road has allowed this band to have a worldly view based on the experiences along the way, people they have encountered, and their perception of the world. When listeners hear their music, they will immediately think of The Weepies and even country undertones of the early days of Lee-Ann Rimes. With lyrics that draw on the day to day, there is a strong strength in their songs that has grit and angst. In the track, You Can Bet on Me, the lyrics “You can bet on me, we talked to 4 in the morning, oh lord how I missed your crooked smile” paints the pictures beautifully of characteristics of a person and a narrative as well. The captivating part about this duo is the level of authenticity they bring to their music. With that, the powerful visuals in the songs, and the light and traditional sounds of classic acoustic rock fill this album in all of its splendor. 

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Damon Mitchell’s Song License Plate Fuels The Story of Love On Album Elise

5 Mar

With Damon Mitchell’s folk-toned lyrics in the song License Plate on album Elise, and the accompanying violin instrumental, the combination sets the scene for Mitchell’s sound. Distinct lyrics such as “time was not my friend” and “did you have to go?”, sets the scene for a narrative of looking back into time. Listeners hearing this single will think of situations that did not work out, perhaps for the best or worse of it all. The overall tone of the album Elise is a mixture of a heartfelt journal entry and a broken heart. The vocal talents of Mitchell could be compared to a modern-day Burt Bacharach and is a signature style that listeners recognize and appreciate. Overall, the most distinct observation about this album is it tells a story from one track to another, without sacrificing the loss of varying sound as you hit play and go through the songs.

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Twisted Oak Reflects In Album Cold Coffee & Cigarettes

25 Nov

Twisted Oak presents Cold Coffee & Half Smoked Cigarettes as an ode to life, struggles, and everything in between. With lyrics such as “over the hills and under the stars” balancing out the deep and reflective tone the whole album has, Matt Batory draws up visual metaphors within his music that connect to his audience. Overall, the instrumental structure of the album includes a lot of acoustic guitar and raw vocals. For those who enjoy Eric Clapton, Rufus Wainwright, and The Weepies, listeners will enjoy the overall vibe of Batory and his music. Listening further and listeners would think that this album comes from a mature and older musician, but Batory is just 22. With this much promise and reflective quality at an early age, listeners can anticipate that the best is yet to come from Matt Batory and his musical prowess.

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Tall Pines & Tangled Vines Tangle Up Emotions, Peace, and The Idea of A Journey

23 Jul

With their newest album called Tall Pines & Tangled Vines, Odhran Linsey and Lucy Mckinlay do an excellent job vocalizing a beautiful blend of acoustic and folk greatness throughout the album. One of the most powerful tracks is Wild which explores the idea of being on a journey and the path that leads to an individual’s map to answers. Alongside the beautiful vocal talents, the musical arrangement of the album encompasses a variety of sounds which include the mandola, harmonica, and bodhran. When referencing similar artists, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Devendra Banhart, and Iron & Wine all have close similarities to The Rabbitts’. If you take a listen and close your eyes, The Rabbits give you a sense of wonderment, internal reflection, and a feeling of peace as their music hits your soul.

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Eric Frisch Delivers An Anthem of Truth, Power, and Confidence Through Head Up In The Clouds

4 Jun

Upon first listening to Eric Frisch, listeners can hear the sound of The Weepies, Dr. Dog, and Iron & Wine all rolled up in one. From the ensemble rock sound and power solos on the track to the carefully placed keyboard, Head Up In The Clouds delivers such beautiful vocal talents of Eric Frisch, while simultaneously delivering an anthem of truth, power, and confidence. The folk acoustics and raw and powerful vocal talents of Frisch, will make listeners want to hear more of his raw and emotional sound. With lyrics such as “nothing can change who I am now”, and “now I know what I stand for”, the single Head Up In The Clouds not only delivers to fit the overall vibe of his other music, it makes anyone listening curious to see what lies ahead.

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