Post Tagged with: "Singer-songwriters"

Louise Goffin – Song from the Mine (2014)

Louise Goffin – Song from the Mine (2014)

The daughter of Carole King and the late Gerry Goffin shines on her own.

Karen Mantler – Business Is Bad (2014)

Karen Mantler – Business Is Bad (2014)

As a collection of children’s songs for grown-ups, ‘Business Is Bad’ would be terribly silly if it wasn’t so damned inconspicuously clever. Thankfully, it *is* clever, and marks the return of Karen Mantler after nearly a decade and a half off without skipping a beat.

Forgotten series: Val Stöecklein – Grey Life (1969)

Forgotten series: Val Stöecklein – Grey Life (1969)

Not long after leaving the Blue Things, Stöecklein laid bare his deepest yearnings and despair.

Exclusive stream: Elizabeth Shepherd, “What’s Happening” from Signal (2014)

Exclusive stream: Elizabeth Shepherd, “What’s Happening” from Signal (2014)

She will change your perceptions of what a “jazz vocalist” in this day and age means.

Seth Walker – Sky Still Blue (2014)

Seth Walker – Sky Still Blue (2014)

‘Sky Still Blue’ shows the benefits of Walker’s continual tweaking of his sound and it’s paid off in this completely solid album of roots music.

Bronwynne Brent – Stardust (2014)

Bronwynne Brent – Stardust (2014)

Here’s a voice so entrancing that it delays my processing of the delivered lyrics.

Judith Owen – Ebb and Flow (2014)

Judith Owen – Ebb and Flow (2014)

Clearly Judith Owen has read the book on making a perfect jazz/pop album.

One Track Mind: Johnny Orr, “We’ll Get By (The Autism Song)” (2014)

Johnny Orr assumes the role of an autistic boy and says what that boy might say if he were able communicate like a neurotypical kid in his gently swaying ballad, “We’ll Get By (The Autism Song).”

Justin DiFebbo – Turn Out the Light, Turn On the Stereo (2014)

Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Justin DiFebbo dives head long into the styles and feel of pop songs from previous eras on the deeply enveloping Turn Out the Light, Turn On the Stereo.

Kere Buchanan – Goodbye Yesterday (2014)

Kere Buchanan – Goodbye Yesterday (2014)

Kere Buchanan’s new release, Goodbye Yesterday almost seems to be in a time warp. The New Zealander’s release harken back to a time when albums contained thoughtful and intriguing melodies.