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Danny Burns released his first roots music collection in 2019 entitled North Country and, since then, has only expanded his reputation as one of the genre’s rising artistic forces. His latest collection Promised Land seems poised to elevate his profile to previously unknown heights and, if good fortune prevails, his new single “Someone Like You” will play a pivotal
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Great music tends to start with a vibe, and no matter which version of Lisa G. Allen’s new single “Big Momma” you check out this summer, I think you’re going to find that vibes are produced from beats and verses alike. Allen is assisted by Ronnue in her endeavors here, and although there’s something to
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James T. McKim, Jr.’s new book is genuinely something we haven’t seen before. An elaborate, literary roadmap of sorts that makes the case interactively for optimizing diverse practices for both established and burgeoning workplace hierarchies in the postmodernist era. McKim Jr. is wise in that he never shames the reader into a certain state –
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Big welcome to Teyquil.  We are LOVING your latest release and excited you have new music coming. What can you tell us about “Girlz on Bikes”  What was your inspiration behind the song?  Well, first off, hello!!! Thanks so much for having me. Ya know, I think my biggest inspiration for “Girlz on Bikes” is getting
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The first song on Nick Phoenix’s second album Wide World, “Wide World”, is an excellent introduction for listeners encountering the Los Angeles-based \singer/songwriter for the first time. It has some differences with many of the album’s remaining tracks this review will address later, but the title song boasts many of the qualities that have served
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Hi Caroline McQuaig! Great to speak with you today! You as well! Thank you so much for having me.  You are getting ready to release new music! Will you tell us about the song?  Yes! Main Character is a single all about empowerment and harnessing the “main character energy” we all have waiting to break through. It was
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How do you summarize being a mother in seven songs? How can even one song take the emotional reach of motherhood? Well, it turns out that singer/songwriter Annette Adler has the capability of doing it all. Adler’s latest album, Proud Mama, is lined with heartfelt lyricism and strong vocal presence. Always accommodating with her guitar work
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Vineet Singh Hukmani is full of surprises. The iconoclastic nature of this vocalist, songwriter and recording artist is clearer with each new release. His latest single “Nine” emerges, not on its own, but instead as part of a nine-song collection encapsulating his extraordinarily prolific and successful 2021. Nine short stories based on the songs are
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Live and Let Live set a high standard for Brooke Josephson back in 2013, but in the nine years that have gone by since that record hit store shelves, it would be criminal to say she hasn’t grown significantly as both a songwriter and a player. In her new EP Showin’ Up, Josephson has a deliberate execution
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Dominique Lloyd, better known as Dommo, has released his newest single, the optimistically titled, “Silver Linings.” A member of the vocal group, Gold Standard LTD,  Dommo has by his own description, had a rocky road in order to arrive where he is today. Originally from Ohio, Dommo has also spent a great deal of time
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Chris St John gets soulful and heartfelt on his new album Fly Away. St John has been writing dozens of songs over the last two years, he released his first album I’m Dreaming in 2021. He spent time in Nashville working with legendary music producer Stephen Wrench to record Fly Away. St Johns naturally velvety
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3B Rich is a vocal trio group out of Las Vegas. They are preparing the release of their first album to feature entirely original material. One of the first singles from that record, will be “Slow Twerkin.” Natural born performers, 3B has been hailed for their engaging and theatrical live shows. They’ve gotten a good
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Having soul in a song isn’t just about putting forth a powerful vocal alone. It’s about having an intimate relationship with the lyrics, an appreciation for the depth of a harmony moving from one verse to the next, and accentuating the rhythm of the music as to draw as much emotion from the backdrop as
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LA-Based Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards Announce the Nomination of RnB Superstar Rina Chanel to their Roster of Nominees Washington DC [February 3, 2022] Rina Chanel’s career keeps booming to new levels each day. She was recently inaugurated as a top nominee in the RnB category for the prestigious 4th annual Atlas Elite Entertainment Music
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The flashiness of a record is never quite as important as the substance of its tracklist, but there’s room to appreciate both in Mumex Trio’s debut album Folds of Time. With immensely virtuosic skill, this band – made up of Louis Siciliano, Roberto Bellatalla, and Mauro Salvatore – presents music inspired by the adventurous side of
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