The legendary Shawn Phillips recently released his 26th album titled "Continuance." He has been a mainstay in the music industry for almost 60 years, working with everyone from Eric Clapton to George Harrison to Steve Winwood. His new album also features the last work by orchestral conductor/composer Paul Buckmaster. His new 12-song release begins with the nostalgic pop tones of "Life" and "The Force We Call Life," as Phillips' vocals sound so timeless. He showcases his amazing guitar work on the rocking instrumental "Tribute To D," then delivers an edgier feel to his music with "Man With A Gun." Phillips swings with the rockabilly groove of "C'mon Round," before slowing down for the dark blues of "Song For A Thief." Shawn Phillips wraps up his new album with the hard rock assault of "Mirror Of Light" and the spoken word, folk poetry of "Some Things Will Never Change." To find out more about Shawn Phillips and his latest release "Continuance," please visit shawnphillips.com.
Former Flash singer Colin Carter recently release his debut solo album aptly titled "One." According to Carter, there was never any plans to make an album, but he kept writing songs and recording demos during his downtime and figured it was the right time to let those song free. His new 10-song release begins with the steady rocker "Wings," which sounds like it may have been written for the next Flash album. He brings in the blues of "Reachin' Out" then works in the classic progressive rock feel of "Highway To Oblivion." The album continues with the exciting, up-tempo feel of the "Underground," before Carter closes his new album with the 7-plus minute epic piece "Munich Song" and the lush melodies of "Sleeping With You." To find out more about Colin Carter and his new album "One," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/ColinCarterONE.
Former King Crimson musician, David Cross is teaming up with former Van der Graaf Generator member David Jackson to release a new album titled "Another Day." Once the two artists performed together, it was discovered that the duo has the same ambitions for creating new music. Their new 12-track instrumental album is a journey through sound as each song takes you on a trip, beginning with the dance of horns and violins in "Predator." Cross & Jackson find themselves in familiar territory on the jazz fusion of "Last Ride" and scaling the sonic landscape of "Millennium Toll." You will easily find yourself lost in the atmospheric tones of "Arrival," before the duo finish up the album with the more experimental piece "Breaking Bad" and the short sound collage of "Time Gentlemen, Please." To find out more about David Cross and David Jackson's latest collaboration "Another Day," please visit crossandjackson.com.