Articles By: Jennifer Barry

Nashville author of young adult novels who can't abandon her love for music of all kinds.

Gabriel Kelley’s Debut Album ‘IT DON’T COME EASY’ Set for Release on July 10th from Nashville’s Badge Music Group

Gabriel Kelley’s Debut Album ‘IT DON’T COME EASY’ Set for Release on July 10th from Nashville’s Badge Music Group

Kelley Will Open for Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers Through June IT DON’T COME EASY, the debut album by Nashville-based singer-songwriter Gabriel Kelley, will be released on July 10 from Badge Music Group. The 10-song collection was produced, engineered and mixed by Grammy®-award-winner Neal Cappellino and features a stellar group of musicians backing up Kelley’s […]

Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes Offer Infectious Sounds, Intelligent Music, and Mass Appeal

Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes Offer Infectious Sounds, Intelligent Music, and Mass Appeal

Nashville is a veritable breeding ground for the very best new music, no matter the genre, and Daniel Ellsworth & the Great Lakes is just one more piece of solid proof supporting this theory of mine. If you haven’t heard of them, it’s okay. You will, and very soon. The quartet, headed by Daniel Ellsworth, […]

Aaron Shanley Set to Release Album “Please Tell Me the Clocks Are Lying” through American Cadence Records

Aaron Shanley Set to Release Album “Please Tell Me the Clocks Are Lying” through American Cadence Records

Aaron Shanley, award-winning singer/songwriter of Northern Ireland, will release his first full-length album June 5 with American Cadence Records and later this summer with Love Gum Records in the United Kingdom. Shanley, the recipient of the 2010 Katherine Brick Young Songwriter of the Year and 2010 “Best Male Award” for the Access to Music Awards, […]

Singer-Songwriter Bobby Long Publishes First Book of Poetry Entitled ‘Losing My Brotherhood’

Singer-Songwriter Bobby Long Publishes First Book of Poetry Entitled ‘Losing My Brotherhood’

Second Album Coming in the Fall British singer-songwriter Bobby Long is adding ‘author’ to his list of descriptive hyphenates with the publication of his first collection of poetry entitled LOSING MY BROTHERHOOD. The book is published by SGO Music Publishing and will be available via amazon and other publishing retailers. Long began compiling the volume last year […]

French Camp’s Self-Titled Debut Is Intense and Inventive

French Camp’s Self-Titled Debut Is Intense and Inventive

Brooklyn-based quartet French Camp recently released its self-titled debut album, a collection of tunes that pull inspiration from some of my favorite genres and styles.  This means, of course, that I love every song for different reasons, but there is one prevailing technique carried through the record that cements my regard and respect for the […]

Stacey Randol: A Strong Voice for Female Singer/Songwriters

Stacey Randol: A Strong Voice for Female Singer/Songwriters

It’s a sad fact, but there seems to be shortage of female singer/songwriters in the world. Of course, with the likes of Ingrid Michaelson, Sarah Bareilles, and Regina Spektor earning accolades, many might argue that women have a huge place in the music scene, and these women are strong writers, singers, and performers who deserve […]

The New Standard by Which All Other Albums Will Be Judged – Maple Ridge by Swear and Shake

The New Standard by Which All Other Albums Will Be Judged – Maple Ridge by Swear and Shake

I’d heard a few sneak peek tracks of Maple Ridge and knew that something special was coming. With the release of These White Walls, the first single from the record, I could already tell that Swear and Shake had upped their game considerably. I thought I was adequately prepared for the remaining songs, but I […]

Audio Fidelity Showers April with Phil Collins Gold, Ten Years After Vinyl, and a Genesis Rarity for “Record Store Day”

Audiophile Reissues of Collins’ But Seriously, Ten Years After’s A Space in Time Due April 24th  Dual-Speed Genesis EP Spot the Pigeon Arrives April 21 for “Record Store Day” Marshall Blonstein, president of Audio Fidelity, has announced April 24 as the release date for the reissue of two classic rock albums. Phil Collins’ chart-topping 1989 […]

Album Review: Comfort by Heyrocco

Album Review: Comfort by Heyrocco

Charleston-based trio Heyrocco has really gone above and beyond expectation with their first LP, Comfort. After setting their first EP on repeat, I thought I knew what this band was all about. The Friends Mixtape put forth catchy, upbeat tunes with some clever lyrics and prodigious musicianship. I say prodigious because one or two of […]

Kiernan McMullan’s TWO YEARS – Review

Kiernan McMullan’s TWO YEARS – Review

Two Years has been a labor of love for Kiernan McMullan for–you guessed it–two years. This collection of tunes tells the story of how he struck out on his own after his first recording contract wasn’t all he ever dreamed. From the opening track, What If, we learn just how hard it is to find […]

American Cadence Records Set to Release Charlie Abbott’s “Brand New Weather”

American Cadence Records Set to Release Charlie Abbott’s “Brand New Weather”

In the wake of the undeniable success that is Kiernan McMullan’s sophomore album, Two Years, American Cadence Records is preparing to bring something a little grittier to the table. Charlie Abbott embraces the indie scene and takes pride in stepping on the cracks, and this is evident in his forthcoming record.   Charlie’s no stranger […]

Charleston Trio Heyrocco Prepares for Album Debut, COMFORT

Charleston Trio Heyrocco Prepares for Album Debut, COMFORT

My regard for the unheard music of the world is widely known, and as a result I get emails from friends all over the place, telling me I should check out this band or that one. Most of the time, I have an enjoyable experience, but I move back to the favorites in my playlists […]

Mary Black’s Stories from the Steeples – A Review

Mary Black’s Stories from the Steeples – A Review

Irish music has held the world in its thrall for hundreds of years, growing and changing with each decade but always keeping that distinctive flavor that identifies it without question. There is some music that will immediately bring to mind Irish stew and a pint of Guinness, and then there are tunes that incorporate pop […]

James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim and The Blue Horizon, Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions ‘Go Gold’ Again in New Audio Fidelity Reissues

Gold CD Limited Editions of Two Landmark Albums of the Seventies to Be Released March 13 Marshall Blonstein, president of Audio Fidelity, has announced March 13 for the release of 24-Karat Gold CD reissues of James Taylor’s 1971 album MUD SLIDE SLIM AND THE BLUE HORIZON and Stevie Wonder’s 1973 INNERVISIONS. Both recordings will be […]