American folk duo The Chapin Sisters recently released their new album "Today's Not Yesterday," their first release of original material in five years. Their last album "A Date With The Everly Brothers," made its way up the Billboard Heatseekers chart and they look to repeat that accomplishment with this new album. It features 12 songs, mostly written in New York, and recorded in sunny Los Angeles. Beginning with the slow sway of "Autumn," you instantly fall in love with their harmonies. They add a pop element to the up-tempo acoustic strumming of "Angelino" and their emotional delivery of "Getaway" has The Chapin Sisters working in perfect unison for success. They bring in the blues for "Child," before swinging to the country sounds of "Love Come Back." The album finishes up with the gentle touch of "There Will Be A Time" as their voices soar in unison and the country/folk sing-along of "We Will Not Stop." To find out more about The Chapin Sisters and their new album "Today's Not Yesterday," please visit thechapinsisters.com.
Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Diana Catherine will be releasing her fifth
studio album "Gossip In The Devil's Radio" this December. It was
produced by Bud Snyder (The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule) and
features members of The Allman Brothers Band, Dickey Betts' band, Robby
Krieger's band and Butch Trucks' band. Diana has become a force on the
touring circuit for the last ten years and she is looking to build upon
her success with this new album. It begins with the bluesy swing of
"Devil At My Door" and the laid-back southern rocker "Birdman" as
Diana's vocals and guitar are on fire. She heads to the country with
the acoustic, campfire vibe of "Moonlight" and "Not For Long," before
picking the tempo back up with the guitar driven "Should Have Seen You
Coming." She closes her new twelve-song album by combining her love
for the blues and country music with"Down." To find out more about
Diana Catherine and her new album "Gossip In The Devil's Radio," please
Canadian singer/songwriter Jennifer Budd recently released her debut
album titled "Lip Service." It features ten songs that allows Jennifer
to flex her vocals as she puts on a display with the powerful vocal delivery
of "Church." She delivers the R&B flavor to "In America" and she adds
some soul to the album with "Revivalist." Her songwriting takes
center stage for the quick two-minute pop story of "The Colonial," before
slowing down for the piano ballad "Love Means," which allows Jennifer
to let her vocals soar. The album finishes with the sultry, sexy sound of
"Le Tigre" and the vocal expression of "In The Morning." To find out
more about Jennifer Budd and her new album "Lip Service," please visit jenniferbudd.com.
Canadian folk artist Lynne Hanson recently teamed up with her backing
band, The Good Intentions, to release her new album "7 Deadly Spins." It
features seven songs that pushes the boundaries of what you may think
folk music should sound like, beginning with the dark, bluesy sound of
"Gravedigger" and continuing with the equally dark lyrics of "My Mamma
Said." The gentle, sweet sounds of "Cecil Hotel" tells the story of a
wanted man waiting to be caught for his crimes. Her storytelling lyrics
paints a full picture in your mind as with "Black Widow" and closes the album with
the quick-paced rockabilly feel of "First One's Free." To find out more
about Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions, please visit lynnehanson.com.
One of Nashville's newest rising pop stars is Daphne Willis and she
recently released her latest album "Get It," filled with pop hooks
and catchy rhythms. Beginning with "Done With Being Done" you can't help
but get drawn into her attractive vocals and fun, up-tempo style of
music. She is sure to have a hit on the pop charts with "TMI," while
"Soul Thang" shows her depth as an artist as visits her R&B side.
The short six-song EP closes with the light, energetic title song, "Get
It." To find out more about Daphne Willis and her new album "Get It,"
please visit daphnewillis.com.
Singer/songwriter Lisa Said recently released her debut EP titled "First
Time, Long Time." Born in Egypt, Lisa never forgot her early days in
North Africa, before moving to the U.S. as she displays an African
rhythm on the opener "Been Around." She looks to combine elements of
folk storytelling with exciting rhythms to create some pop gems like
"For Today" and the country swing of "Somebody Somebody." The short,
five-song release closes with "One Too Many" as Lisa finds her way to
your heart with her warming vocals on this six-minute storied ballad. To
find out more about Lisa Said and her new album "First Time, Long
Time," please visit lisasaid.com.
From Seattle comes the debut album from singer/songwriter Shelita Burke
titled "Transfixed." Her new six-song release has Shelita armed with
just a guitar and her voice, which is all that is needed for her to
portray the emotions within the songs "Pour" and "Gold." The simplicity of her
delivery has you concentrating on her amazing lyrics as you feel as if
you are discovering this new talent in a Seattle coffeehouse. She
finishes with her nod to Joni Mitchell in the quiet delivery of "Else"
and a dance remix of the titled song "Transfixed." To find out more
about Shelita Burke and her new EP "Transfixed," please visit shelitaburke.com.
From Chicago comes the latest album from Bri Ingram titled "I Am." It
features six songs that mixes together pop, country and jazz that makes
her sound spread across many different music genres. Beginning with the
country strumming of "Can't Even Cry," she lets loose on this revenge
song, then tacks on this sultry country stomper "Bad, Bad Boy." Her voice
excels on the ballad "Save Me" as she wraps you up with her emotional
words, before finishing with the up-tempo, jazzy sounds of "Belly Of The Beast."
To find out more about Bri Ingram and her latest release "I Am," please
Singer/songwriter Bianca Casady is one half of the successful European
folk duo CocoRosie with her sister, Sierra. Now Bianca is ready to
venture on her own with her new album "Oscar Hocks," which will be
released on January 22nd through Atlas Chair music. The new twelve-song
release begins with the European flair of "Hay Lofts" as you are
introduced to the innocent sounding vocals of Bianca on this gentle
treading opener. The sound of this album is great to explore as it is
unlike anything in mainstream music, yet Bianca Casady and her backing
band The C.I.A. work their experimental folk style magic in the
unforgettable "Daisy Chain" and "Roadkill." She adds to the blues of
"Poor Deal" as you follow her vocals down the storytelling road. The
album finishes with the seven-minute journey to the unknown with "Left
Shoe" and the gentle piano ballad "The Empty Room." To find out more
about Bianca Casady & The C.I.A. and their new album "Oscar Hooks,"
please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/Bianca-Casady-the-CiA.