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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Shining Stone Records artist: Sunny Crownover - Right Here Right Now - New Release Eeview

I have just received the newest release, Right Here Right Now by Sunny Crownover. On this recording, Crownover is backed by an all-star cast of musicians including Duke Robillard (guitar), Bruce Bears (keys), Brad Hallen (bass), Mark Teixeira (drums), Sugar Ray Norcia (harp) and a horn section that includes Doug James on sax. The release opens with Oh Yes I Will, a Wilson Pickett style R&B track and sets the tone for the release. One Woman Man has a funky blues structure with a jazz engine. Robillard lays down some nice funky, jazzy guitar riffs adding nice spice to the track. Love Me Right gets right into the Chicago blues groove with Sugar Ray andwering the call of Crownovers voice on harp. Right Here Right Now, the title track, is a country styled ballad and pegged squarely at the airplay market. Roll Me Daddy stays in the pop vein but with a bit more blues especially infused by the harp work of Sugar Ray. Cook In Your Kitchen tweaks up the speed a bit but really has a strong sense of pop country. This could easily hit the airwaves. Piano work by Bears and guitar riffs by Robillard add nice touches. Warned walks the line between R&B and (pop) country again providing ample hook matter for airplay. Robillard throws down a nice solo and the horn are more noticeable on this track.I Might Just Change My Mind gets on a boogie train and Crownover leads the way on vocals with the confidence of a seasoned pro. Robillard plays the hottest of his solos yet over the solid horn rhythm. Hi-Heels and Home Cookin' has a taste of New Orleans with some nice clarinet work. Possibly the best track on the recording. Bears plays some slick piano on this one too. Trust Your Lover digs into Elmore James country opening with some fat slide work. Robillard really pumps this track up with some sliding hot sauce throughout. Can't Let Go wraps the track with a southern style R&B track. If you like what I’m doing, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! - ”LIKE”

Listen to 12 track cuts!

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