Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CD Review: New Music From Lawrence Morrill Glass, TimLee3 And Shoebox Letters

Singer/songwriter Lawrence Morrill Glass is a poet with his lyrics on his new album "Extended Play." If features five songs, beginning with the wonderfully emotional "No Christmas This Year" as Glass' voice warms your soul. He plugs in for the rocking nursery rhyme feel of "Mary Contrary" and pays homage to his favorite actress with the country swing of "Tina Fey." The short sixteen-minute set of songs closes with the storied lyrics of "Californ-i-a" as more is demanded from this rising songwriter. To find out more about Lawrence Morrill Glass and his latest release "Extended Play," please visit lawrencemorrillglass.com.

From Knoxville, TN comes the latest album from the TimLee3 titled "Tin, Man." It is the trio's fourth full-length release and features eleven songs, beginning with "Superstition." The song was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs and gives an authenticity to the group's overall rocking sound. Susan takes the lead with vocals on "Kryptonite," showcasing their folk-side with "Lodger" as Susan and Tim feature some wonderful harmonizing. The TimLee3 perform a copy of the dark and dirty "Bad Attitude," originally performed by Suzy Elkins. The rawness of "Couldn't Help Myself" gives the music a classic sound, before bringing in the blues of "Less Than Royalty." The album closes with the mellow tones of "See The Light" and the spirited, garage rock of "Expensive Proposition." To find out more about TimLee3 and their latest release "Tin, Man," please visit timleethree.com.

From the northwest corner of the United States comes the new release titled "Tears For 2" from the Americana/Country band Shoebox Letters. It is the band's 12th independent release and features ten, feel-good tunes that have that "down home" feeling. The title song "Tears For 2" has some great harmonizing during the chorus as the music is so sweet and inviting. The Americana tones of "Alone Not Lonely" showcases the band's wonderful songwriting as their song become very addictive.  The soulful ballad of "Come Out Of Darkness" sounds like a timeless classic as it finds its way to your heart. To find out more about Shoebox Letters and their latest release "Tears For 2," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/ShoeboxLetters.

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