Thursday, August 22, 2019

Enjoy The Blues Of Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, Remember Ian & Sylvia and Discover Arielle Paul

Award-winning guitarist Ronnie Earl has teamed up with the Broadcasters to deliver a new album's worth of great blues titled "Beyond The Blue Door." The new fifteen-song release features a mix of originals and covers, as Earl highlights each track with his stellar guitar work. The album begins with a soulful cover of "Brand New Me," as you are re-introduced to Diane Blue's sparkling vocals. Ronnie Earl gets down and dirty with a cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Baby How Long," which features Kim Wilson on vocals and harmonica. The slow blues of "Drown In My Tears" feels so emotional with the sharp, on-point guitar work of Ronnie Earl and dueling sax solo from Greg Piccolo. The Broadcasters pick the tempo back up with the swinging groove of "The Sweetest Man," before taking on Bob Dylan's "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry," as an acoustic, swampy slow blues number. With an album filled with multiple highlights, the pinnacle piece has to be the ten minute, R&B swagger of "A Soul That's Been Abused." Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters pick the tempo back up with the jazzy rhythm of "T-Bone Stomp," before finishing their new album with soulful feel of the Gamble & Huff original "Drowning In A Sea Of Love" and the heart-wrenching vibe of "Blues For Charlottesville." To find out more about Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters new release "Beyond The Blue Door," please visit ronnieearl.com.

Canadian country legends Ian and Sylvia Tyson met back in 1959 and created a musical team that would turn them into icons. They would create a dozen albums together and topped the Canadian music charts in 1965 with their single "Early Morning Rain." On September 5th, Ian & Sylvia will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and to celebrate that achievement, Stony Plain Records will release the new double-album titled "The Lost Tapes." The set is comprised of newly discovered concert tapes of Ian & Sylvia performing many country/folk classics like "Keep On The Sunny Side," "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" and "Four Strong Winds." The quality of these recordings is excellent, as if they were professionally recorded for a live album that never saw the light of day, until now. Listening to tracks like "When First Unto The Country" and "Little Beggarman," remind you how great their harmonies were, as the two seemed perfect for each other.

While one disc is filled with songs that Ian & Sylvia have performed throughout their career, the other disc is filled with thirteen previously unreleased tracks. The duo try their hand at Robert Johnson's blues of "Come On In My Kitchen" and the heartfelt beauty of Ricky Nelson's "How Long," as they add their own special touch to these recordings. One of their favorite artists to cover is the California country artist Buck Owens, as Ian & Sylvia feel like the perfect fit for the songs "Crying Time" (which includes vocals by Lucille Starr) and "Together Again." To find out more about the new release of "Ian & Sylvia The Lost Tapes," please visit smarturl.it/thelosttapestyson

Singer, songwriter and journalist Arielle Paul recently released her new six-song EP titled "Burn." Arielle seems to get her musical talents from her father, Alan Paul, who was a founding member of the Grammy-winning band, The Manhattan Transfer. Her new album has been seven-years in the making, beginning with the Americana/Pop melody of the title song, "Burn," as you can hear how well-crafted and perfected the songs are on this new release. She continues with the psychedelic-folk melody of "This Way," while "Sometimes" is an acoustic heartfelt ballad that will grab your attention, as you concentrate on her thoughtful lyrics. Arielle Paul wraps up her new album with the uptempo, country/funk combination of "Go" and the quiet, French-singing, folk strumming of "'Til The End." To find out more about Arielle Paul and her latest release "Burn," please visit ariellepaul.com

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