Soulful singer/songwriter Janiva Magness will be releasing her 12th studio album on April 8th titled "Love Wins Again." Janiva won the Blues Music Award for "Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist" for her previous album "Original," but Janiva heads in a more R&B direction on this latest release. Beginning with the title-song, "Love Wins Again," she allows her soul to swing on this gospel-toned opener. She gets a slight funk groove going with "Real Slow," before slowing down for the smooth bluesy ballad "When You Hold Me," along with the angelic feel of "Doorway." Janiva revisits the spirit of James Brown on the funky, uptempo "Your House I Burnin'" and covers Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Long As I Can See The Light" with grace and respect. She closes the album with her plea of "Who Will Come For Me" as Janiva's voice soars along with the choir. To find out more about Janiva Magness and her latest release "Love Wins Again," please visit her Facebook page at facebook.com/JanivaMagness.
From Canada comes the latest release from singer/songwriter Lee Aaron
titled "Fire And Gasoline." The album will be released this month on her
own record label, Big Sister Records and it is her return to straight-up
rock music in almost two decades. The new eleven-song release begins
with guitars a-blazing for the up-tempo romp of "Tom Boy" and continues
with the big beats of the title-song "Fire And Gasoline." She takes the
music up a notch with the punk-like fury of "Wanna Be" and hopes that
the addictive "Popular" puts her on the charts. She blazes a trail with
the slow burn of "50 Miles," before showcasing her edgier sound with the
big guitars of "Bad Boyfriend." The album closes with the country rock
of "If You Don't Love Me Anymore" and the power ballad "Find The Love."
To find out more about Lee Aaron and her latest release "Fire And
Gasoline," please visit leeaaron.com.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Ben Mauro is following up his debut album,
"To L.A." with another short, exciting piece of music titled "From N.Y." It
features nine-songs of bright, sunshine rock that makes you feel good.
Beginning with "I Look Around," he will definitely lift your spirits.
Ben has fun with the groove and chorus of "Making Out In Traffic" as he
peels off guitar riffs wherever space allows. He visits the
Roots/Americana side of his songwriting with the hand-clapping rhythms
of "Down By The River," then tackles the seventies, California rock
sound of "Romeo & Juliet." Ben gives an island vibe to
"Complicated," before closing with a great, light-hearted unplugged
version of "Happily Ever." To find out more about Ben Mauro and his
latest release "From N.Y.," please visit benmauro.com.
From Los Angeles comes the latest release from singer/songwriter Kathryn
Pallakoff titled "Proud And Heavy Dreamer." The new album features
eleven songs, beginning with the acoustic folk of "Hard Down In This
Hole." Her voice sounds so sweet and innocent when she shoots for the
stars in "American Astronaut." The ballad of "Psyche And Eros" is the
perfect setting for the warming touch of her voice. She places her
wonderful poetry into the gentle touch of the music of "Big Bang,"
before her music builds into the modern folk appeal of "Sorry For The
Way." The album finishes up with the Jewel-like folk/pop of "Unicorn
Scars" along with the slow, dreamlike sway of "Liquid Sound." To find out more
about Kathryn Pallakoff and her latest release "Proud And Heavy
Dreamer," please visit kathrynpallakoff.bandcamp.com.
Boston-born singer/songwriter Noam Weinstein recently released his
latest album "Waves" back in February. It has garnished rave reviews
from across the world and deals with the subject matters of birth,
death, love and healing. The new fifteen song release begins with
pop/soul groove of "Last Reincarnation" and the uptempo rock of
"Mother." Noam's light-hearted delivery of "Through Your Eyes" and the
jazzy feel of "He Will Be" showcases his songwriting, pouring his
emotions into the words he sings. He pulls off a modern day Bee Gees sound with "If I Had Feelings" and mixes together jazz and soul for the
big jam sound of "Over." The album finishes with the simple heartfelt
ballad "I Do" and the gentle touch of "It Comes In Waves." To find out
more about Noam Weinstein and his latest release "Waves," please visit
his Facebook page at facebook.com/NSongs.
Canadian singer/songwriter Andrew Thomson will be releasing his latest
album "Live At Apartment 2B" on April 15th through Blacktop Records. It
features Andrew returning to a venue he performed at before, but this
time acoustically. The short four song EP beings with "Stoya" as Andrew
seems like he is getting adjusted to the acoustic setting. He picks up
the energy with "Please," before closing this short release with the
interactive folk delivery of "Bad Catholics/Parade." To find out more
about Andrew Thomson and his latest release "Live At Apartment 2B,"
please visit blacktoprecords.bandcamp.com.