New Top Menu

Tag Archives | voice

Stormy Montana “Someone Like Me” Review

For a girl who has relatively no record-label backing, 16-year-old Stormy Montana has a hint of Miranda Lambert sass in her. With a soft voice, she sings strong songs about boys, drinking, and … Willie Nelson?? Sure, she even sings one song about biker chicks. Montana is taking country sales by, well, ‘storm,’ with selling […]

Continue Reading 1

Willie Nelson “American Classic” Blue Note

There’s no mistaking Willie Nelson’s voice.  It’s an old friend, and it’s a wonderful thing to hear that voice taking on pop standards like “Ain’t  Misbehavin’” and “On the Street Where You Live,” among others.  It was brilliant when he did it on “Stardust,” and the hope must have been to create something similar to […]

Continue Reading 0

Sidewalk Dave – “Songs for Cowards” – (Sidewalk Dave)

Right off the bat, a plaintive voice confesses “I’m a coward.” So begins Sidewalk Dave’s Songs for Cowards, the latest effort from this Connecticut four piece. The same narrator on the album’s final cut — his voice scarred by experience and emboldened with newfound confidence and resolve — announces “I’m no coward.” Quite a lofty […]

Continue Reading 1

Joshua James “Build Me This”

Joshua James—Build Me This—Intelligent Noise—2009 Yes, I know it’s hard to get past that album cover. Is that Noxema? Has he rolled himself in flour? If this reverse minstrelsy? Is he covering his face with curdled milk like Halle in Beloved? Or is he just trying to illustrate that he’s more tortured by the burden […]

Continue Reading 0

Jewel San Manuel Casino

Never before have I seen the snaggle-toothed queen of hippie-folk-pop-(and now country) perform live, but alas the smoke filled San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino decided to accommodate as many Southern California fans as would come when they showcased a performance by Jewel last Thursday. Prior to the show I was not quite sure how […]

Continue Reading 0

Josh Gracin at Central Michigan University

By Lisa Kiser Turn it UP! Although the temperature was -10 outside, the heat was on as Michigan native Josh Gracin returned home to Central Michigan University to shatter the stillness of winter. Gracin is one of the most underrated performers in country today, so I was excited to spend the evening with a crowd […]

Continue Reading 0

Collin Raye "A Family Christmas" StarPointe Records

By Melissa Barnes Break out the eggnog and gather around the fire with your loved ones while you enjoy this lovely Christmas compilation from Colin Raye. This would be the perfect soundtrack to listen to while opening gifts with your family or while finishing some last minute gift wrapping (which is exactly what I am […]

Continue Reading 4