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Author: Sebastian Cole

Act American Trio Releases “True North” EP

Written by on 6 May 2022

Making a record centered on harmony doesn’t mean shortchanging listeners when it comes to the substance of lyrics or even the girth of a groove; it means putting the collective above the singular in every presented situation. URL: https://theacttrio.com/ The Act Americana Trio set a fine example for their peers in this department with the […]

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148 Releases “Sampati” LP

Written by on 27 April 2022

148’s new album Sampati begins off strong with an opening track in “Topeka Vibe” more than worthy of its status as a lead single, and while the relaxed rhythm of this piece is a nice teaser for what’s soon to come in the ensuing tracklist, it’s easily one of the sweeter features of the entire record. Sampati is an […]

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Canadian Musician Bonnie Milne Releases New Music

Written by on 21 April 2022

Bonnie Milne’s path is, in some ways, typical. The Canadian keyboardist/pianist has pursued her musical ambitions since early childhood, finding her love for piano, and carried that passion into college and beyond. She’s a music educator now and, after that, the typical ends. The call to creativity manifests itself in her life in various ways […]

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The Toronto Tabla Ensemble Releases “For the Love of Tabla”

Written by on 18 April 2022

The Toronto Tabla Ensemble doesn’t deserve the overused label “world music”. Yes, there’s plenty of what we commonly refer to as world music present in the ensemble’s music and their latest album release For the Love of Tabla. It’s present in the instrumentation, lyrical imagery, arranging, and overall sensibility. Founder and artistic director Ritesh Das began […]

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Barry Muir Releases New Single

Written by on 18 March 2022

Barry Muir isn’t one to hold back when he gets into the recording studio to create something original, and in this sense, his new album Gentle is no different from any other he’s released to date. Gentle is comprised of a dozen songs that explore self-awareness, optimism, breaking away from strife, and even acknowledging inescapable truths, but its most […]

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“Hands of Time” by Ludlow Creek

Written by on 16 March 2022

The name Ludlow Creek may put music fans in mind of an Americana outfit with maybe a violin or harmonica player in tow. Coming into their album Hands of Time with those sorts of preconceived notions, however, is a recipe for disappointment. Dayton, Ohio’s Ludlow Creek favors country rock, with a bit of blues and even a […]

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FiveDFit Drops “Super Galactic”

Written by on 15 March 2022

FiveDFit is on a mission to rock out in their new single “Super Galactic,” and while the artistic parameters of their task are familiar to anyone who appreciates 1990’s alternative rock, the results of their effort are hardly underwhelming. Whether it’s the tonal supremacy of the guitar parts or the straight-shooting melodicism of the lead […]

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Tennessee Outlaw Country Release “Ghost Train”

Written by on 15 March 2022

Country-rock is experiencing quite the comeback in 2022, and it’s not at all surprising when looking at some of the work bands like Tennessee Outlaw Country have been up to in recent months. With singer/songwriter Matt Westin at the wheel, Tennessee Outlaw Country take us right off the Nashville rails and into decidedly southern rock […]

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