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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Wild Heart Records artist: Julie C Myers - Rock On Fearless Journey - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Rock On Fearless Journey, by Julie C Myers. Opening the release is a daring cover of ZZ Top's My Head's In Mississippi featuring Troy Lancaster on guitar, Tommy Harden on drums, David Dorn on keys and Steve Bryant on bass. Cool! Up next is a nice R&B track, Can't Get My Heart Around That. Myers teams with Tanya Hancheroff on vocals. Mike Rojas lays down a cool key part and Lancaster is back with smooth slide work. Your Eyes Are Telling On You is a pop rocker with a country twist. Dorn on synth adds depth and Harden's drumming is tight. Mark Douhit plays a nice sax intro to smooth pop jazz, Take A Horse To Water. The overall vocal mix and lead on this track makes it the radio favorite on the release. Ballad, Your Time Is Through, has an interesting country feel with vocal harmonies with Jason Nix and Hancheroff as well is what sounds like baritone guitar work. Nice. Your Side of Town is an interesting soul tune done to a light hip hop beat. Douhit's sax work as well as clean guitar riffs by Lancaster are notable. Broken Down Angel is a straight up country rocker with slick guitar riffs played against vocal harmonies. Rojas' piano work on this track is particularly cool and Lancaster pulls full modern country riffs on guitar. Baby Blue is a sweet love song with easy electric guitar by Dan Hodges and acoustic guitars by Pat McGrath. Look Out My Window - Still Raining goes without saying as a blues pop track with a bit of sting. Destination Unknown rolls back to the country edge with a 2 step feel. Vocal harmonies and horn work by Douhit give this track a lot of spunk. Hot Rod Heart has a definite country rock feel but with edges softened by Douhit on sax. Pop track, Dancing In The Moonlight maintains it's original light feel and easy feel with extended keyboards from Dorn. David Essex classic, Rock On shows it still has a lot miles on it with this new cover. Myers shows her versatility across the spectrum of musical styles.

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