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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Skylar Rogers - Firebreather - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Firebreather, from Skylar Rogers and she shows a powerhouse voice. Opening with Hard Headed Woman, Rogers' vocals dance on a floor of rock with a light funky bottom. Featuring Steven J Hill and Marty Gibson on guitars, Jerry Ewing on bass, Pete Zimmer on keys and Bradley Arl on drums, this is a solid opener. R&B track, Like Father Like Daughter has real radio appeal with it's great lead vocal and melody and solid backing vocals by Arl, Hill, Ewing and Vanessa Hudson. Soul track, Failure has really a great melody and gives Rogers a great opportunity to showcase her phrasing over a simple guitar lead backing. Title track, Firebreather is a potent rocker with heavy drums and organ. Rogers holds the track in her hand stirring and fiery guitar solos give the track extra punch. My favorite track on the release is Drowning, with it's arpeggiated keyboard and potent bottom accenting the tension in Roger's vocals. Very nice.  Wrapping the release is up beat, Insecurities, with it's tight drum pattern, warm backing vocals and jangly guitar. This is a cool release with cool R&B appeal. 


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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

James Holvay - Sweet Soul Song - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Sweet Soul Song, from James Holvay and it is sweet! Opening with Working On It, James Holvay conjures up the prime 60's soul sound with a snappy beat and super rhythm guitar. With Les Falconer on drums, James Manning on bass, Stu Pearlman on keys and Holvay on guitar and lead vocal and backed by Cliff Curtis, Ron Douglas and Les Falconer on backing vocals. Very nice. Holvay shines on On Still The Fool, with distinct influences of Curtis Mayfield being felt with classic vocal phrasing, reverb saturated guitar work, strings and smooth backing vocals. Wrapping the release is Talkin' About, with an Impressions feel. Light instrumentation, handclaps and horns with excellent vocal blending and swaying rhythm spells perfection on the closer on this really cool release. 


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