Busola Martins: “Pleasant Surprises” ft. Bukola Bekes – You can hear the passion and her intention

“He turns my life around”, with these words, Busola Martins whets our appetite as we are led with bated breath into her new release “Pleasant Surprises” ft. Bukola Bekes.  With her ingenious use of simple questions and quotable phrases, she challenges us on a mid-tempo cliff hanger to re-access our relationship with Jesus. Precisely because Gospel thrives on its spontaneity, it has often traded lyrical sophistication for its immediacy.  This is not so with this track. Saved without being sanctimonious, and heaven-aspiring while remaining down-to-earth, when it comes to conveying ministry within her music, Busola Martins handles the load with passion

Weston Simonis set to release “Yoga Pants” video on Thanksgiving

For those who’re still unfamiliar with Weston Simonis and his wide range of musical styles, this is a very special talent. A native of the Grande Ronde Valley, Weston is difficult to pin down to one or two genres. Some might say he’s all over the place. I say he has the special ability to play Blues, Rock, Funk, Metal, Punk and any progressive thinking crossover music at will. Listening to his award winning album “Moments Of Intoxication” has reminded me that there was a time when you could hear all types of artists on the same radio station. Now

Jay Felicite: “758 Stories 2” features killer hooks and irresistible melodies

When thinking of England as a musical landscape, Dancehall may not be the first genre that pops to mind for people not in the know, but it’s there, under the surface of the streets, the thump of the drum and pop of the bass reverberating into walls, and spilling out under the doorways from dub clubs and roots bars. One of the current underground stars of the UK’s indie circuit is probably Jay Felicite (pronounced; Fay-Lee-See-Tay) is a Saint Lucian born and raised singer, songwriter, sound engineer. The resilient firebrand is making a big noise with the release of his new

Cris Marshall’s music will ensure he hooks as wide an audience as possible

Cris Marshall is an American Country Music Artist raised in a musical home, the small town of Haslet, Texas. He received his first drum set from his father at the age of two and by 8 he was playing his first guitar. In his teens, and alongside his dad, Cris began performing at some of Dallas/Fort Worth’s most well-known music venues. A singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Cris also launched his very own home studio when he was 18, recording artists and bands all over Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. However his passion for writing and performing never subsided during this time,

Midnight Watchman: “Liquid Universe” – an extremely focused record

A guitarist and keyboard player who began as a street musician in UK before touring the US and then returning home, Andy Jones AKA Midnight Watchman, is a composer and producer of ambient music. Influenced by an extremely wide spectrum of music and musicians, that go from Vangelis to Chopin, ad Ryan Adams to Tycho, Midnight Watchman has released his 12 track instrumental album, entitled “Liquid Universe”. In the hands of a lesser artist, the varying song structures of this album would likely become tiresome, but every one of the album’s twelve tracks is a testament to the Midnight Watchman’s

Joey Britton: “Edmonton Sessions” – fluorescent, acoustic-centric ambient atmospheres

Joey Britton started his journey in music at an early age. He joined the band ISO and played lead guitar helping to launch the Torn and Tethered Album. After ISO, Joey decided to move to California to expand his skills in the music industry while writing, recording, and producing his own records.  “I try to write songs that tell stories, relate to people, so that when you listen to them – you realize you’re not alone,” says Joey Britton. Exploring is an experience not easily replicated. Associated with it is equal parts thrill, anxiety, and apprehension. Exploring a new artist

Daryl Yahudy: “Soulful Life Within” – a perfect calling card

Indeed, you could say that Darrell McClover aka Daryl Yahudy, a former professional athlete, is a soul singer with a warm timbre and a penchant for sublime, emotional arrangements, defining what the neo-soul genre should sound like in 2017. He is a singer with a fine voice weaving a spell on songs which are full of distinctive takes on universal topics. The album “Soulful Life Within” is almost looking at how he was, how he is and how he will be in life. The warm, evocative, impeccable playing around Daryl here ensures a timeless listen. The album is overflowing with lush, lilting

John J: “Pain To Power 5 Love Letters” – strap yourself in and enjoy this vibrantly orchestrated roller coaster

I have always been eager to pick up every piece of music John J issues because of the lyrical expertise he demonstrates in every song, and the attention to the music production and features he provides. John J has just dropped a 5 track bonus EP, entitled “Pain To Power 5 Love Letters”, which comes hot on the heels of his latest release, “Pain To Power”. Like his previous recordings, each song on this EP carries a different succinct feel and hook while the flow stays swift and acrobatic. The beats, features and subject matter again excel well above average.

Chaz Hearne: “Rise of the Voluminous” – sneakily inventive and massively engaging

The very first thing I learned while listening to the album “Rise of the Voluminous” by eclectic folk artist, Chaz Hearne, is that the defining question regarding any Hearne song is which Chaz Hearne he’ll be. Will it be the introspective, contemplative Hearne of slow-burning masterpieces like “Falling For Reason” and “Hount The Jab”? Or will the party-starter behind “Fun In ‘82” poke his head out, armed with flash phrases and funky beats? Or maybe he will just activate his progressive art-rock mode, as on “Voluminous Man” and “Spicy In The Dim Halls” – catchy, complex, yet ultimately armed with a sort

The Gibb Collective: “Please Don’t Turn Out the Lights” – perfectly cut gems!

October marks the 45th anniversary of the Bee Gees song “Please Don’t Turn Out the Lights,” and fans of the musical super group of the 1970s, have reason to be excited. The Gibb Collective is a musical tribute, and a family legacy.  On the input of Maurice’s daughter, Samantha, the children of Andy, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb have found a way to honor their fathers by infusing new lymph  into the more than memorable Bee Gee classics of the 60’s and 70’s. And what better title for the 10-track album, than “Please Don’t Turn Out The Lights”. Though I

Donny Richmond: “Uncle Donny Is Back!” filled with chart-climbing singles

While he’s never really been away from the spotlight, Donny Richmond, or “Uncle Donny” as he’s also affectionately known, really is back, and in a big way, after having devoted much of the last several years to focusing on his family, and raising his 2 (very handsome) sons.

Another #1 Single for Donny Richmond

Another #1 Single for Donny Richmond

Donny’s new album, entitled “Uncle Donny Is Back!” currently has seen 3 singles charting simultaneously in the Top 30 for the international Airplay Express Countdown. “A Satisfied Mind”, Donny’s remake of Porter Wagoner’s #1 Hit, has now become a #1 for Donny.

“The Dream Theme”, written by Donny and David Walker, also looks to be headed for the #1 spot, having risen from #38 to #17 in just 2 weeks. And “The Happiest Guy in The Whole U.S.A.” is currently also still rising. A devoted family man, both of Donny’s sons – Donny Jr (now 18) and Carl (now 14) appeared along with Donny in the 2016 feature Movie, “The Christmas Reunion”, a cute, family friendly Christmas story from Rossetti Productions, about renewing old friendships, and forgiveness.

Donny makes his home in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, known for its’ world famous native, Dolly Parton, and her theme park, Dollywood. In fact, Donny, a multi-award winning recording artist/entertainer, and a member of the International Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame, was chosen to induct Dolly Parton into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame, in a presentation at Dollywood’s Chasing Rainbows Museum, in 2010. This event was featured in a Dolly Parton TV Special, which also included a clip of Dolly with Donny’s youngest son, Carl.

Donny Richmond inducts Dolly Parton into Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame

Donny Richmond inducts Dolly Parton into Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame

2014 saw Donny Richmond and Donny Richmond Jr’s duet recording of “Pray” reach #1 on the international God’s Country Music Chart. The fact is, even while spending less time touring and more time with family, Donny has charted over 25 singles internationally since 2006, with #1s in more than a dozen countries, on Country, Gospel, Easy Listening, and Pop charts. And his TV Specials have aired on national networks of numerous countries.

Donny’s 2017 movie appearance, starring in “Saving Faith”, with Henry Cho, Jenn Gotzon, and Jim Chandler, provides 2 of the songs included on “Uncle Donny Is Back!” Both “Ridin’ Out The Storm” and “The Smaller The Town” are former #1 Chart Hits on national U.S. charts, and have reached high into international charts. They are now digitally re-mastered. Several national and international TV appearances are slated for “Uncle Donny” in the immediate future. While he will be doing more personal appearances and traveling more, plans include often bringing the family along, now that their upbringing is well established.

The Fam: sons Carl, Donny Jr (top), wife Doris, Donny

The Fam: sons Carl, Donny Jr (top), wife Doris, Donny

Donny feels that his investment of time with his family has truly paid off. Eldest son, Donny Jr, who recently completed his senior year at the private Christian school, The King’s Academy (TKA), in Tennessee, graduated with honors, and was an “all-star” athlete for his high school baseball team. Among his many accomplishments, he was voted “Mr. TKA 2017” by his graduating classmates, and the school staff. His public speaking has seen many of his peers and contemporaries express new commitment to their Christian faith.

Young Carl, just turned 14, has become quite the accomplished actor, having already appeared in 3 feature movies, a holographic production as young David from the Bible for a Pigeon Forge music theater, and several TV shows. Carl played the true to life part of Uncle Donny’s son in the movie, “Saving Faith”, for which Donny was nominated Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film by the International Christian Film Festival (regarded as the Oscars of Christian films). Carl is also interested in ministry oriented activities, and is gaining experience working with younger kids as a counselor and activity director. Yes, Donny Richmond is back! And with many blessings to be thankful for!

 Uncle Donny Is Back!

Uncle Donny Is Back!

iTunes link for “Uncle Donny Is Back”  
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/uncle-donny-is-back/id1249572832

 

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