On Talking To Ghosts, Bridget Rian pulls from a variety of musical influences while wrapping the listener in a blanket of haunted emotions.
ALBUM REVIEW: ANNIE KEATING — ‘BRISTOL COUNTY TIDES’
Even the most cursory listen to Bristol County Tides will reveal Keating’s gift for capturing fleeting wisps of emotion and shaping them into lyrics. In the vein of Lucinda Williams or Bob Dylan, Keating uses her raw, slightly gritty vocals to transport the listener into the world within her songs.
ALBUM REVIEW: BETH WHITNEY — ‘INTO THE GROUND’
Washington State singer/songwriter Beth Whitney captures the spaciousness of her Pacific Northwest home and bottles it into the soundscape of her latest album, Into the Ground. Folk at its core, it grabs your attention with its sonic and stylistic twists.
ALBUM REVIEW: KRIS ANGELIS – ‘THE SKIES WE LOOK TO’ EP
With The Skies We Look To, Kris Angelis has assembled a group of songs that highlight her ability to not just write compelling lyrics, but also present it in a way that makes you feel the emotion behind the words. It’s an album that’s rooted in storytelling told through divergent folk influences making it a quality listen for any Americana music lover.
ALBUM REVIEW: D.L. ROSSI — “LONESOME KIND”
Lonesome Kind, by D.L. Rossi is a work of emotional honesty. He gives us an Americana album that demands us to recognize his talent as a songwriter.
ALBUM REVIEW: THE IMAGINARIES, SELF-TITLED LP
What stands out about the Imaginaries is their pure chemistry. The album is a mix of dramatic folk-rock anthems, tender ballads, and sunny acoustic folk melodies.
ALBUM REVIEW: MELISSA CARPER — DADDY’S COUNTRY GOLD
What is “real” country music? That’s a debate that will likely never be resolved in our lifetime. What we can agree on is that as the genre has evolved over the last century, with the current product sounding much different than its roots. On her latest solo project, Daddy’s Country Gold, singer/songwriter/upright bassist Melissa Carper... Continue Reading →
ALBUM REVIEW: LEAH WATTS — “FINDING HOME” EP
Country music isn’t known for its concept albums. There have been a few over the years but listing them takes a few minutes of thought. On her debut EP Finding Home, Leah Watts shares her memories from a passionate relationship. The 5-track EP follows the evolution of her emotions from burgeoning love to finding resolve... Continue Reading →
ALBUM REVIEW: JOHN PAUL KEITH — “THE RHYTHM OF THE CITY”
Sometimes the biggest challenge in reviewing an album is finding a theme. However, John Paul Keith’s aptly named The Rhythm of the City gets straight to the point. Recently released on Wild Honey Records, the album is a clear ode to the sounds and influences of the Memphis music scene. The sultry album opener, “How... Continue Reading →
ALBUM REVIEW: NIGHT BUS REVIVAL — “TRAGIC MAGIC” EP
Isolation offers room for our thoughts to wander. A long quiet car ride, a walk in the forest, or even the few peaceful moments of a morning shower, can trap you in a world of self-realization. On his debut EP, Tragic Magic, Night Bus Revival (the creative project of Nils Dylan), embraces the solitude that... Continue Reading →