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Alabama Song Channels The Soul of Music

8 May

Close your eyes and envision a nostalgic feel and you will get Alabama Song from Nancy Wenstrom. With lyrics referencing the flowers of Alabama and the red mockingbird, Wenstrom does an amazing job at creating the atmosphere through her words. Not only is it a reflective song full of memories and details, but it carries an almost inner peace on her time back in Alabama as a teenager. The fact that she can’t return because her family is no longer there in Alabama makes this song and memories even more bittersweet as you experience them as a listener. Deeply influenced by her transient life and always moving around a lot, its not too surprising that it carries into her songs. For someone who wants to listen to original Americana music, listeners will be in for a treat when they listen to Inside Story.

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https://www.nancywenstrom.com

In This Place From Thorin Loeks Captures Pieces of Soulful Reflection

17 Apr

Overall, In This Place captures all the reflecting and soulful introspection than one needs to hear during the time of a pandemic. The vocals of Thorin Loeks are mesmerizing from track to track. Some standout songs on this album include Open Sky and With You. Musically, one hears a beautiful mix between acoustic and Americana with heartfelt lyrics. With lyrics from Open Sky “we’ll find a way to make this right, to make it right”, it packs a deep punch to listeners thinking about their life path upon an open sky. Looking further into this, listeners will connect the feeling of being a wanderer with a feeling of wanting to feel grounded as well. As a result of a three year project, the album feels like a book waiting to be read and consumed by the voracious reader. Without a doubt, I’m going to have this album on repeat as it balances the reflecting with easy listening.

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In This Place

https://www.thorinloeks.com

Get On By From Doc Straw & The Scarecrows Channels Folk Reflecting

18 Oct

Get On By from Doc Straw & The Scarecrows channels the tone of folk music and appreciation. With lyrics such as “I got to get back on my feet and walk it out ” show the main character of the song having to push through life’s hardships no matter what. Musically, the song is filled with traits of folk music and has dashes of the harmonica, guitar, and the yearning vocal tone that folk music is known for. Continuing in on the reflecting throughout the song, the tone of being strong is spun within the lyrics as well.

In the world we are living in right now, this song hits close. No matter what people are going through insurmountable hardships, but must keep on. When listeners hear this song, I hope they find themselves in nature or in a reflective state, where they mix a tone of lamented sadness based on the world’s pandemic, but also appreciative that they are still here and they can get through this.

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Get On By – Doc Straw & The Scarecrows

https://docstrawandthescarecrows.com

Keep On Driving From Geoff Gibbons Channels The Theme of Reflecting & Being Still

19 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listening to the music of Geoff Gibbons always recenters me, and watching the video¬†Keep on Driving continues that trend. When paying attention the lyrics such as “If I just keep on driving, out to somewhere”, you can really feel how the road is an open world. Geoff Gibbons has an Americana style of songwriting, but it also is easy to listen to as well. These are hard times for our world right now and while we may be up in our own heads, we still have music and nature. With the visuals of the road and the cars on the road in traffic, it puts the feeling of certainty through the uncertainty of our society. The music he makes will touch your soul and have you not only look inward, but be optimistic at what lies ahead. When thinking about Gibbon’s idea of paths and the power of the road, it also brings the idea that we still have the freedom of driving down the road and have the windows down while looking at the clouds and being in a state of reflection.

Artist Website:

www.geoffgibbons.com

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Keep On Driving By Geoff Gibbons Channels Life of The Road

3 Jul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close your eyes and tune into the latest single Keep on Driving from Geoff Gibbons and get ready to reflect. Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Canada, he brings an unwavering dose of talent. With powerful lyrics like “I gave them my soul and they buried me deep” setting the tone for an anthem, Gibbons brings his heart into this song. With the sultry instrumentals combining the sounds of the tambourine, guitar, and cabasa,¬†Keep on Driving brings an extra layer of diverse sound as well. This is a perfect song to reflect and tune into if you are in the mood for reflecting and listening to music ready to ignite your soul. By combining the Americana sound with the strong lyrics, Gibbons creates something quite remarkable. It should not surprise listeners that while listening and trying to pinpoint a direct influence within his music, you’ll feel like his music intertwines that of an artist on the road, not being tied down to one sound and one source of inspiration.

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Artist Website

https://www.geoffgibbons.com

 

 

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