Arriving May 21st from Doone Records is the solo sophomore release "The Most Dangerous Woman In America" from Laura Meade, lead singer of the progressive rock ensemble IZZ. The album was written with fellow IZZ bandmate John Galgano during the shut down of the pandemic and features members of the band performing the music. Her ten-track release begins with a short introduction, which leads up to the more pop-oriented feel of "Leaving." Laura's voice switches from the soft and soothing sounds that open the song "Burned At The Stake," before then finishing with a strong, assertive tone. The music of "End Of The Road In Hollywood" gets a little jazzy, while the title-track "The Most Dangerous Woman In America" allows her talents as a singer and songwriter to shine on this progressive rock song. Laura finishes up her new album with the grand rock appeal of "Forgive Me" and the building power of the closer "Tell Me Love." To find out more about Laura Meade and her latest release "The Most Dangerous Woman In America," please visit izzmusic.bandcamp.com.
Next, get ready to hop aboard for a trip with legendary violist Darryl Way and his new "Destinations 2" album. His new twelve-track release begins with the Egyptian feel of "Alhambra Knights" and the grand, progressive rock approach of "Mother Earth." The energy continues to flow through the intensity of "Banquet Of The Vanities," before taking a trip to France with the mellow, jazzy vibe of "Cafe de Paris." The music simply floats along the "Ocean Blues," as you can feel the emotion Darryl puts into each of his instrumental performances. He tries adding a bit of a country twang to "Choctaw Ridge" and a Latin flair to "Fiesta Mexicana," before closing his new album with the stellar, classical violin work of "Hungarian Rhapsody" and the uplifting folk-style message of "Across The River Wide." To find out more about Darryl Way and his latest release "Destinations 2," please visit darrylway.com.