Westward’s Album ‘The Empire of Deception’ Reminiscent of Best Prog Rock

By JOHN DALY Westward has released the album, The Empire of Deception which features the single “The Last Stand,” and some other prog rock beauties. Westward’s big, synthesizer-driven sound blends rock with ultra modern tones. The guys, Andrew Marshall on guitar and vocals, Karl Grimm on bass and back up vocals and Matt Morrison on drums, say their style is “Cowboy Space Rock.” But there … Continue reading Westward’s Album ‘The Empire of Deception’ Reminiscent of Best Prog Rock

WB Jones and Jim Taylor create a dynamic country rock sound - Photo courtesy of WB Jones

‘Remember The Alamo’ Album a Country Rock Winner

The Texas-based country bluegrass band Free Willy has produced a new album entitled Remember the Alamo and it’s definitely unforgettable. Released through Buddha Belly Records, Remember the Alamo is a fun collection of inspiring country-alternative tunes created by a bunch of veteran musicians.  If you like the Allman Brothers Band, Pure Prairie League and New Riders, you’ll like Free Willy. Remember The Alamo The band … Continue reading ‘Remember The Alamo’ Album a Country Rock Winner

‘Revolutionary Soul’ by Derek Davis Reflects Attitude of a True Renaissance Rebel

Second Album a Bluesy Take on Revolution Rock By JOHN DALY Derek Davis wants to give ‘The Man’ a black eye with his new album, Revolutionary Soul. He gives a big appearance and he has the voice to match. Let’s put it this way: If he’s starting a revolution, we’re on board. Davis was an Arista Records recording artist and is the Babylon A.D. frontman … Continue reading ‘Revolutionary Soul’ by Derek Davis Reflects Attitude of a True Renaissance Rebel

The Psyatics Give The World Killer Music with Album ‘Famous Monsters’

By JOHN DALY The Psyatics play punk rock like few others out there, and with their album, Famous Monsters, they’re really killin’ it. Maybe that’s a poor selection of words, but given that the album is based on the the foibles of famous serial killers, maybe The Psyatics would take it as a compliment. The Psyatics are one of our new favorite bands. We haven’t … Continue reading The Psyatics Give The World Killer Music with Album ‘Famous Monsters’

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Dave Hollier and King Ropes Blend Organic and Industrial Sounds with New Release, ‘Dirt’

By JOHN DALY King Ropes has released a new album, but instead of calling the album Dirt, it should have been titled Rare Gem. That’s because King Ropes produces an interesting new sound from veteran musician Dave Hollier, who’s been influenced by some of the best. Hollier’s vocals are as good or better than any top indie group out there today — he also plays … Continue reading Dave Hollier and King Ropes Blend Organic and Industrial Sounds with New Release, ‘Dirt’

Spring House Press to Release Peter Cooper’s Book, ‘Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride

By JOHN DALY NASHVILLE – Peter Cooper has played bass for Loretta Lynn, talked songwriting with Taylor Swift and has been at the center of some of the biggest music collaborations. Now Cooper gives readers insight into his world in his new book  Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music Johnny’s Cash & Charlie’s Pride: (Spring House Press; ISBN: 9781940611709; … Continue reading Spring House Press to Release Peter Cooper’s Book, ‘Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride

Seneko Brings Back The Good Ol’ Days With New, Self-Titled Album

By JOHN DALY Seneko may be from Connecticut, but this is Americana-country-style music in the finest traditions. Seneko just released a self-titled debut EP that is worthy of a good, long listen. The lead song off the album is called “Blindsider,” an upbeat tune; Check out the video: Powered by the rich lead vocals of Stan Olshefski, Seneko encompasses an emotional range. Olshefski’s voice is … Continue reading Seneko Brings Back The Good Ol’ Days With New, Self-Titled Album

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Michael Van and The Movers Take Listeners to New Places With ‘A Little More Country’

By JOHN DALY Michael Van and The Movers want people to appreciate the simple things in life.  The band has released a new album called A Little More Country that talks about the pleasures of every day life. Whether you’re a fan of alt-country music or not, this is one well-produced, beautifully mixed and mastered album for the collection.  The songs are catchy and capture … Continue reading Michael Van and The Movers Take Listeners to New Places With ‘A Little More Country’

‘Broken Rainbow Ballads for an Apocalyptic World’ by Band no:carrier is a Dark Adventure

By JOHN DALY The dark electronic band no:carrier has released a full-length album, Broken Rainbow Ballads for an Apocalyptic World. The electro noir band explores humanity’s dark side with songs that cover everything from broken love to addiction. Broken Rainbow covers a lot of tough topics but handles them in a sensitive manner. The songs we like are “When The Rain Falls,” and “Holy Judas” but … Continue reading ‘Broken Rainbow Ballads for an Apocalyptic World’ by Band no:carrier is a Dark Adventure