Dennis J. Leise had spent the bulk of his music career playing in the clubs of Chicago, but got tired of having to pay through the nose for the privilege of performing, despite pulling in large enough crowds. He decided enough was enough and upped sticks and moved 25 miles away – to Gary, Indiana, famous for being the hometown of the Jackson Family.
Terry Robb’s latest single, ‘It Might Get Sweaty’, comes from his most recent album, ‘Confessin’ My Dues’. It’s yet another demonstration of what Robb is capable of – there’s nothing fancy, it’s just straight down the line quality guitar playing, a superb example of his flexibility and mercurial talent.
As the days get shorter and the evenings grow colder, it’s that cosy time of year when cuddling up to the person that you love sounds like the perfect plan – especially when that person is yourself. Pop fusion duo, President Street, have your musical accompaniment for those autumnal evenings covered with the new lyric video for self-love autumnal anthem, ‘I Found Me’.
Mychael Gabriel might be familiar to you as the musical collaborator and lead guitarist for legendary percussionist Sheila E: his performance skills and stage presence are beyond argument on that count. Now he brings his vivid imagination to the forefront, with his first official solo single and video, ‘Ghost In The Midnight’.
The Internet has definitely taken a hold of most of our lives, and ultimately it’s up to us to decide if we’re going to let it rule our lives, or embrace it and let it work for us. The latter is certainly the case for Unintended Strangers, an indie/folk duo comprising Robert Griffin in the US, and Chloe Danz, of New Zealand, who after a chance meeting online back in November 2017 decided to join forces as a musical project.
Taken from her upcoming sophomore album, ‘I Said Take Me To The Water’, which is set for release on May 31, Lauren Crosby’s ‘You Don’t Need A Rose’ is a refreshing blend of blues and folk, with some pop and singer-songwriter sensibilities. Think Loretta Lynn crossed with Taylor Swift, with a dash of Muddy Waters.
On first listening to ‘Splashdown’ by Heron, I’m reminded of Joe Satriani’s track, ‘Always With Me, Always With You’, from his breakthrough 1987 album, ‘Surfing With The Alien’. There’s also elements that suggest Mark Knopfler’s ‘Going Home’, from the film ‘Local Hero’. There’s maybe even a hint of Tommy Emmanuel there. None of this is to suggest Heron’s piece is derivative, but rather, it’s an indication of the incredible quality of the track.