The music grabs you, this meeting of the piano, the guitars, the organic drum-line, and not least of all that part delicate part mighty leading voice – all of this in unison creates precisely the sort of escapism that music fans so often turn to.
There seem to be equal parts melancholy & optimism, which is interesting, and ultimately very real & true to each of our own lives as we navigate around existence.
The only thing that would potentially top playing this at full volume as you dive deeper into Friday night would be a live show from Billy Roberts & the Rough Riders.
The style of these melodies has something subtly unique about it. On top of this, you can hear the authenticity of the music – you get a clear idea of what a live show would entail – something well worth being on the lookout for.
Mother is an unquestionably heartfelt & captivating piece of music that expresses quite perfectly the sheer pain felt when someone close to you passes away, as well as the joy or hope that comes from everything they meant to you & taught you.
Randy Steele has something special about his sound & his approach to creativity. These songs feel necessary, unstoppably expressive & skillful, and that’s a powerful thing to present.
The nostalgic effect has you drawing back into your own memories, the accompanying video adds to this, so you welcome the experience in a personal way.
An easy must for fans of cleverly crafted, interesting, endlessly enjoyable songwriting. Ann Taylor’s voice has a soothing quality to it that works beautifully as the driving force behind the writing.
I’m finding myself increasingly inspired by 2018’s array of new musical offerings. Wildest Dreams is a beautiful addition, a wonderful song with a full, vibrant musical set-up & a central sentiment that seeks to uplift & motivate you to aim a little higher.
The instrumentation seems to take a little influence from various styles & genres, fusing it all to create this sort of classical-folk-rock ambiance, upon which the leading voice & storylines play out like emotional, mildly theatrical indie-rock anthems.
They do what they do, they do it well, and their leading vocalist has something immediately characterful & appealing about his voice. Open Jam is definitely a project to check out, as is a live show from Brother Jon Band.
There’s a lot more to this project than the infectious vibrancy of the opening track tends to imply. The music is beautiful, the leading vocalist has something special that draws you in & keeps you listening & believing.