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Whitney Ann Jenkins

Whitney Ann Jenkins And Her Platonic Guy Friends

Female acoustic singer/songwriters beware there’s a new kid on the block. Welcome Whitney Ann Jenkins to the party. With a name like Whitney Ann Jenkins this reviewer was imagining glossy country talking about run down cars and poor girl problems.  Well that’s not really true. First off the music isn’t country…it’s acoustic pop/folk backed by a […]

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Dark Avenue

Dark Avenue – Seasons Change

Within the opening riff of the new EP by the Texas based band Dark Avenue, I was hooked. According to their bio, the song and album title “Seasons Change” was written and recorded in a matter of hours as a demo. That is the chemistry that set forth by the band Dark Avenue. Based in […]

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Bren Haze

Bren Haze – Step Out Of The Haze

Let’s dig into it! The first track “Hypnotise” shows some professional restraint and starts off pretty mellow, but don’t let that discourage you if you love the guitar. He let’s it shine shortly into the record! Just wait! For those of you that can’t, the first solo starts around 2:00! “Song 2” is exactly that, […]

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Jeff Michaels

Jeff Michaels And His Townie Girl

The title track “Townie Girls” has a very strong REM overtone to me which is a great thing. It’s interesting, if you visit Jeff’s website you’ll be surprised to learn that you’ve probably heard his music before. Jeff’s dedication to the independent music scene has been a lifelong cause and several of his songs have been licensed […]

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Bill McBirnie

Bill McBirnie – Extreme Flute

Bruce Jones and Bill McBirnie first collaborated about 15 years ago on Bill’s debut album, Desvio (which was subsequently nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Award).  Bill and Bruce had been collaborating for quite some time on Bruce’s projects at that time when, one day, Bill suggested, “Maybe we should try and do a flute-oriented project” […]

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Almost Awake Band

Almost Awake Band Is Waking Up

I am a long time professional musician and listener of music and this band grabbed me right away! Most anyone of any age can pick up an instrument, play music with someone else who also plays an instrument and say they play in a band. However, it takes some special chemistry for a group of […]

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Xavier Toscano - Feels So Good

Xavier Toscano – Feels So Good

It can best be described as enthusiastic, energetic, dance and urban pop. When looking at his pictures on his website I get a strange Culture Club vibe…it’s probably just all the colors, and the hat! I don’t claim to be any sort of fashion guru but when I look at Xavier I see a guy […]

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