Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lisa Mednick Powell returns with her first album of new material in 16 years. That should not be much of a surprise, since Lisa takes her time between albums, as she released her debut in 1994 and then her follow-up album 8 years later. Lisa needs to feel a connection to the music she is creating and her new album "Blue Book" is filled with heart and emotion.
The album is one of those rare releases that you need to experience all together in one solid moment as each song tells a different story in this "Blue Book." She begins with the acoustic folk tale of "Smoke Over Carolina" as her voice is so sweet and pure, especially on the country rock ballad "Pieces Of Your Soul." The music just floats on by with the gentle touch of "Checkpoint," before Lisa and her band plug in for the classic country swing of "Cold Coffee." She showcases her country pop side with the upbeat melody of "To The Wilderness," then experiments with her music on the out of place song, "Crow." She finishes her new album with the southern blues of "Highway Prayer." To find out more about Lisa Mednick Powell and her latest release "Blue Book," please visit lisamednickpowell.com.
Arriving this spring is the third album from award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Magill. Her new release titled "Tour Guide" features ten tracks that takes a snapshot at motherhood. She begins with the gentle piano prayer of "Tour Guide" as she gives her guidance to her newborn daughter. The album continues with the upbeat, pop tones of "Lasso The Moon" and then she showcases her more playful side with the fun, lighthearted feel of "Crazy." Cheri closes her new 10-song release with the lullaby of "Still," the ukulele strumming of "Better" and the quiet piano ballad "Chopsticks Lullaby." To find out more about Cheri Magill and her latest release "Tour Guide," please visit cherimagillmusic.com.