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Rick Shaffer delivers near perfect rock album with “Idiot Flats”

As a lifelong rock n’ roll fan, I can honestly say that I’ve explored and re-explored a wide range of what the genre has to offer. Coming across the work of Rick Shaffer recently, though, made me wonder if I’ve really been paying close enough attention. His new CD “Idiot Flats” is a joyous mix...

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Exclusive Interview with Singer Songwriter Putnam Murdock

Today’s exclusive interview is with up-and-coming folk/Americana singer/songwriter Putnam Murdock, whose album “Brand New Widow” has some stunningly good material.  Putnam, I enjoyed “Brand New Widow” especially for its patience and honest delivery. It sounds traditional but fresh. How did your songwriting develop to this point and how long did you work on crafting these...

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Exclusive Interview with Hillbilly Vegas

Coming to us from Nashville with some unusually hard-hitting and downright stomp-worthy country rock, Hillbilly Vegas have granted me an exclusive interview. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, guys. I really enjoyed your new album “Ringo Manor”. Those songs must be an absolute ball to perform live! When you write, do you imagine the live energy...

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The Bluecats – Earthquake Mama (2011)

    Website: http://bluecatsmusic.com/ Genre: Blues, R&B Sounds Like: Muddy Waters, Robert Cray, Johnny Winter, Lynyrd Skynyrd Best Songs: Earthquake Mama, Makes Me Blue Strengths: Instrumentation, Songwriting craft, Lyrical Content Weakness: Amateur design/illustration Overall Rating: 9/10 Stars   CD REVIEW: 2012 sees the release of 4 piece blues band “The Bluecats” latest CD entitled “Earthquake Mama”....

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Dirk Lind shows wisdom and brilliance on “Division Street”

Dirk Lind is the type of honest singer/songwriter I respect. Not necessarily because he’s going to change the world or is exploring never-before-seen sonic territory, but because he’s contributing to what I feel is a strong and open communication of the human soul. He plays from his heart; something that the late Bill Hicks would...

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Swedish band Slim Loris unite rock n roll with Americana on “Down to Earth”

Slim Loris is a 3-piece rock n’ roll/folk rock band who come from a place famous for having a great music scene – Stockholm, Sweden. Their music is simultaneously upbeat yet melancholy, familiar yet fresh. They pay tribute to the 60’s musical movements, the early 90’s alternative peak, as well as the modern rock approach...

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