Singer, songwriter and composer Barrett Martin returns with a new twenty-track album titled "Songs Of The Firebird," featuring the Barrett Martin Group. The album was created, following Martin's 2017 Latin Grammy win for his production work in Brazil. The album begins with the Afro-Latin style drums of "There Is A Galaxy In Your Heart," which is supported by the wonderful horn section of Dave Carter, Andy Coe, Curtis MacDonald and Hans Teuber. The rhythmic energy continues on to "Peruvian Dancer" and "Dark Wing," as the songs begin to take on a more rock-oriented sound. The album also features some very special guests, including jazz legend "Wayne Horvitz ("Down In The Streets") and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil ("The Firebird"). The piano ballad "Cascadia" showcases the gentler side to Martin's compositions, while "Requiem" feels inspirational with the help of Thayil and Peter Buck (R.E.M.) on guitar. The album closes with the floating melody of "The Shimmer Of The Glimmer." To find out more about Barrett Martin and his new album "Songs Of The Firebird," please visit barrettmartin.com.
Arriving May 31st is the latest effort by the Atlanta folk-duo, Chuck McDowell and Gail Burnett, who go by the name Esoebo. Their new album titled "Esoebo VI" features eleven tracks, beginning with the gentle, nostalgic country vibe of "Airplane" and the acoustic folk appeal of "Sweet Talk." The poetic harmonies of "Longtime" showcase this duo's magical appeal, as their music carries that warming, nostalgic feel. Esoebo pick the tempo up with the rockabilly swing of "Baby I Love Your Shoes," before wrapping up their new album with Americana/funk rhythm of "Far Away Tale" and the venerable emotions of the ballad, "I'll Follow The Sky." To find out more about Esoebo and their latest release "Esoebo VI," please visit esoebo.com.
Roots/rock artist Jared Deck recently released his new album titled "Bully Pulpit." It features eleven tracks, beginning with the stomp-rhythm, gospel-like delivery of the traditional chant "I Don't Know What You Come To Do," followed by the southern rock swing of "Money Back." Jared showcases his stellar vocals on the country ballad "Where I Fall" and the gentle folk appeal of "Make You Mama Proud," before picking the energy back up with the "Great American Breakdown." Jared Deck finishes his latest effort with the emotional ballad "True Believer" and the inspirational "Over And Over." To find out more about Jared Deck and his latest release "Bully Pulpit," please visit jareddeckmusic.com.