Thursday, July 22, 2021

Tim Kobza and Jared Rabin Use Pandemic Shutdown To Record New Albums

LA-based multi-instrumentalist Tim Kobza used his time during the COVID shutdown to create a new album's work of music. Tim stated that a "pause from live music allowed for creativity and collaboration on a different level." During this downtime, Tim Kobza recorded and recently released his sophomore solo effort "Montecito Heights." It features thirteen-tracks, beginning with the smooth, laid-back guitar jazz vibe of "Tranquilo" and the progressive nature of "La Vida Mysteriosa." Tim plugs in his guitar to rock out with the intense delivery of "Cafe Cantante," before diving back to the R&B/jazz flow of "Song That Is In Your Heart," featuring beautiful vocal work of Amanda Achen. Tim finds the pulse of city life with the rhythmic touch of "Note Poetry," while "Fluffy" rides a funky sound, highlighted by Tim exceptional guitar work. He wraps up his new album with the night-time jazz of "Slow Down" and the more up-tempo jazz of "Beats 93." To find out more about Tim Kobza and his latest release "Montecito Heights," please visit timkobza.com.

Also recently released his the latest album titled "Cold Rain And Snow" from singer, songwriter Jared Rabin. This is Rabin's first all acoustic album and was also recorded during the shutdown of 2020. His new ten track album begins with a bluegrass-style cover of the Grateful Dead's "Cold Rain And Snow," which gets things moving with the song's swift strumming. Jared keeps things going with the up-tempo feel of the storied tale of "Hey Mister Doctor," along with the short instrumental piece "Salt Creek," which places you right in the country or the mountains, as the song puts Jared's right on display. One of the more mainstream, Americana tracks on this new release is the wonderfully addictive "No Sympathy," which will have you hitting repeat over and over again. Jared finishes his new album with the folk-style harmonies of "Most Any Diamond" and the dark overtones of "Moonshiner." To find out more about Jared Rabin and his latest release "Cold Rain And Snow," please visit jaredrabin.com.

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