Amy Kress – Life Is Short, Savor It [CC Exclusive]

It’s not every day I get the privilege of talking with a person such as Amy Kress. Amy is a contemporary singer whose bouts with cancer have motivated her to pursue what she’s always wanted to do. Sing. First diagnosed in 2011 and dealing with a recurrent, Amy has devoted…

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The Gothard Sisters – Adventure Awaits [Contrast Control Exclusive]

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest, USA. From sad folk songs to upbeat dance numbers these girls show that celtic music is alive! Big thanks to Grant Hoernke who emailed me and showed me the wonderful music these girls are making. As stated…

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Shad – Flying Colours Album Review

London / Kenya / Rwanda / Toronto / Vancouver. Only but a few places that bring out the cultural lyrical styling’s of 3 time Polaris Music Prize nominee and Juno Award winning rapper Shad. Shad’s latest album Flying Colours is a no holds barred heartfelt thought provoking record. Tackling subjects…

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Poor Man’s Fame – Local Roots, Massive Sound [Contrast Control Exclusive]

Poor Man’s Fame is a band from South Carolina that is big helping out their local community and providing all of us with some hard hitting, thought provoking songs. Tell The Story is comprised of 8 tracks that feature many relatable topics and has helped the band reach many listeners…

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Moulettes – Constellations Album Review

  Ever wondered what Electronic-Dubstep-80s pop-Classical-Folk-Rock-Experimental-Orchestral-20s ballroom songs would sound like? Well…here are the Moulettes! Moulettes consist of: Hannah Miller – Lead vocals, cello, guitar Oliver Austin – Drums, guitar, glockenspiel, percussion, vocals Ruth Skipper –Co-lead vocals, bassoon, autoharp Jim Mortimore – Double bass, Guitar, vocals Eliza Jaye – Electric…

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Rekoncyle – Against All Odds Album Review

Rekoncyle – Against All Odds Album Review New Brunswick, Canada hard rockers Rekoncyle are back with their latest release Against All Odds. Before getting into the review let’s take a look at the band lineup which consists of: Matt Lefait — Lead Vox/Rhythm Guitar Amy Munn – Keys/Back Vox Andrew…

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Dauzat St Marie – Backup Plans & Lingering Goodbyes[Contrast Control Exclusive]

    Los Angeles based singer songwriter duo Dauzat St Marie recently released an EP entitled Falling Again. [For my review on the Falling Again EP click here] Falling Again is a strong debut for the duo as they feature dark acoustic tones overlaid with powerful soulful vocals and haunting…

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The Harp Twins – Opening Classical Boundaries [Contrast Control Exclusive]

Several years ago, YouTube was shell-shocked in views as two identical twin sisters, Camille and Kennerly started sharing their harp duets with the world. Since then, The Harp Twins have astounded fan and critic alike as they cover popular songs in metal, video games, and movies and TV. Not feeling…

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Scarlet White – The Inbetween Album Review

  The Inbetween – Album Review Scarlet White – The Inbetween Album Review Three Rivers, Michigan brings us Scarlet White, a Hard Rock Christian band featuring hard hitting guitars and melodic vocals all the while spreading a message of inspiration and holding on to hope of a better life. Scarlet…

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Alexx Calise – Driven By Life [Contrast Control Exclusive]

  Alexx Calise – Driven By Life [Contrast Control Exclusive] Florida born Alexx Calise has been a writer since a young age and has contributed to that skill set through a newspaper. Eventually this lead to her love of music and using that skill to perfect her sound and bring…

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Dauzat St Marie – Falling Again EP Review

Los Angeles, CA based Dauzat St Marie are a unique songwriting duo that feature diverse vocals and harmonies as well as soft instrumentation that brings the unique sound full circle. Heather St Marie is the main vocal bearer on this EP and proves that not only can she bring the…

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Mark Claytor – Lyrics Through Instruments

Mark Claytor – Lyrics Through Instruments Guitarist extraordinaire Mark Claytor recently spoke with me about his life and his music. What follows are the raw facts of a musician who deeply fell in love with his instrument and created the sound he wanted. Not many musicians get to his level…

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