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Starry Sounds By Todd Warner Moore Epitomizes Americana Music

22 Sep

From the first strum of the guitar by Todd Warner Moore on his album called Starry Sounds, the feeling of the Americana way is throughout from start to finish. With the tracks cohesively uniting to form an impressive collection of work, Moore does not disappoint with the latest release. The stories ebb and flow between stories of reflecting and those of a wanderer. Hailing from Kansas City, Kansas, there is an undertone of that of an artist that one can sense in his music. A mixture of influences of the Folk, 60s, Gypsy and Latin Music, Moore makes sure to diverse his sound with the overall sound that he has carefully crafted. He has consistently been releasing music throughout his career, with 2019 being a productive year with the completion of four albums. With no song being a weak song on his album, the one that was definitely a standout is Starry Sounds. With the lyrics making reference to the moonlit beach and describing it as “an uprooted memory, left no trace” this paints a vision of whatever place that may be for the individual listening to the song, and not just a specific image. Moore allows the listener to dream up while hearing his songs the spaces and images that comes to mind. The entire album is not only strong instrumentally, but emotionally as well.

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Cass Clayton Brings Her Craft of Storytelling To Play Nice Album

14 Sep

Upon listening to Cass Clayton’s voice, you will be transported to the 90s and the sounds of crooning that is recognizable in country stars. Her sound is not country, but her stories are real and authentic. Musicians that will come to mind while listening to Cass include Stevie Nicks, Loretta Lynn, and Melissa Etheridge. On this 12 song album, the favorites include Dawes County and You’ll See. The fascinating part about the collection of songs is the variety on such a personal album. Listeners will get wrapped up in the heartfelt storytelling of one song and then get filled with a never look back attitude. With lyrics such as “see where she wants to go, look within and you will see”, there are messages of a journey and the obstacles along the way. From the writing style to the level of rawness she has in her music, this should be at the top of your list for 2019 musicians to watch.

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The Soul Numbers Album By Seneko Brings A Mix Of 60s Motown Into 2019

24 Jun

Upon listening to The Soul Numbers by Seneko, you will find yourself thinking of music of 60s motown and funk. Heavy bass and drum snares alongside the vocal talents of Stan Olshefski will have listeners drawn in even more while listening to the vibe of the songs. The songs exemplify excellent storytelling at its best as well, with Callin’ Of The Cause being a standout favorite on the newest release. With lyrics like “cell phone down the sewer, new rules to learn”, he comments not only on society in a satirical manner, but also a reminder to go back to the basics and lose yourself. Seneko characterizes their music in unique ways on the album with sounds implemented in their music arrangement such as clapping, drawn out vocals, and a varied mixture of light drum beats mixed with heavy drum beats in rock music. Whether tuning up Seneko’s music for a ride along a road trip or ready to blare at a feel good party, their style and sound not only yield good feelings, but makes you think about their music after you have stopped listening.

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Love & Change Brings The Sound of Americana & Folk From Todd Warner Moore

29 Apr

Love & Change released from Todd Warner Moore channels everything a listener loves about Americana and Folk Music. The overall album spans across different moods and vibes within the track list. When thinking of additional bands that come to mind that carry the same feel as Todd Warner Moore, different ones channel aspects of Moore’s sound. For a more contemporary aspect, Joshua Radin sounds very similar. Honing in on the Americana homage points to the vocals of The Weepies and Jaymay. With lyrics that focus heavily on the art of storytelling first meetings, tough goodbyes, and everything in between, Moore characterizes the definition of a raw musician. “Goodbye on a sunny day, brightens all the shadows in a beautiful way” is a memorable lyric as it coexists among the emotions of happiness and sadness all in one. For the music connoisseur who wants to kick it back to original and one of a kind musicianship, do yourself a favor and start streaming the playlist.

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Shadow Of A Stone Songs Of Remembrance Speaks Volumes From Geoff Gibbons

17 Nov

Shadow of A Stone Songs of Remembrance speaks to audiences with a heartfelt tone of remembering and paying tribute to people who fight for our country. With lyrics like ” in the shadow of a storm, honing in on the darkness of being a hero as well goes deeper and holds significant meaning to audiences. While other songs on the album had significant meaning, the themes of dreams, time, and being a hero all run through the album. In terms of musical style, Gibbon’s work goes under the category of lyrical and contemporary all in one. Gibbons characterizes as well significant metaphors of longing, struggles, and the beautiful value of our lives. The tone of bluegrass also runs through the album. For listeners, Geoff Gibbons delivers his soul and spiritness for a message that is so much more than a remembrance.

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