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“HAUNTINLY BEAUTIFUL”

As a music reviewer and publicist there are many musicians that I have written music reviews for and from all genres of the business. When I started writing my reviews several years ago I began the journey of my childhood fantasies and dreams, Dreams of that in which I didn’t realize at the time ,being scared and not knowing where it may take me and how far. As a music reviewer I have been asked to write reviews for folks all around the world, and many famous, and many independent music artists not so famous but remain within the circle of all music matters.

With the slogan of my own company for the last 25 plus years,  I have been honored & truly blessed to have written music reviews for all music genre. It was told to me many, many times…” Focus on one genre of music, just write on Country musicians, just write on Rock and Rollers”. Well to put it into perspective, I am a very stubborn and hard- headed individual, and heeded my own advice and continued writing music reviews for all genres and, not just one. I am very grateful and honored and blessed with this decision.

I qualify this statement only because I have written music reviews for folks who play country music, Rock, Jazz, the blues classical and even opera… yes, I said opera! With this being said, several that I have I have been truly rewarded several times that I have written music reviews. What I am eluding to is that all of these artists share my true belief that “Hearing is Believing” and All Music Matters”, and ultimately,. I have been honored, blessed and given the huge opportunity and my all time dream to write for such a beautiful person who is famous as well.

I am speaking of the eldest daughter of the late Elvis Presley and still living mother Priscilla Presley.  Her name Elaine Elizabeth Presley, and what a superb and yet hauntingly beautiful song she has. The song is called “Scared Little Child” and the song is simply put “out of this world” and I actually felt the presence of Elvis just listening to the song for the first time. After speaking with Elaine this cemented my emotional feelings while listening to the song. I have listened to the song several times since & my music player has been in repeat mode ever since. I love the song, and the song really paints a clear and vivid picture of a child in a church praying.

The song is “Hauntingly Beautiful” where I felt not only the presence of Elvis but the presence of the emotional feeling that Elaine brings within her amazing vocals that usher in the presence of spiritual emotions throughout the song. For a little over four in a half  minutes Elaine brought me to my knees and made me feel so blessed and honored and knowing that I took the right path which is set for me by none other than the angels above guiding me in my beautiful life’s journey.

Having my dream come true speaking with Elaine and  knowing who she is and hearing her magical and beautiful gift of music and making me realize that God is always on my side, wherever we may roam. Even as a “Scared Little Child” he is there to always comfort and protect us.

I thank Georgia Paris for the introduction to me and Elaine and making my childhood dreams a reality. I also wish to thank Elaine for sharing her incredible gift of music and her amazing friendship as well. I am anxiously waiting for the release of Elaine’s new project featuring this beautiful and amazing song and many others.

Steven F. Adams

Music Reviewer Music Publicist Owner Sound Wave One

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for more on Elaine

http://www.elaineelizabethpresley.com

“SUPERB MIX & MORE”

I have listened to lots and lots of music over my music reviewing career, and one most recently. A music writer, and a music performer and amazing versatile talent. Most recently I have the pleasure of actually getting to hear her music and actually speaking with her. Her name is Georgia Paris, and  Georgia has a voice that remains, one amazing voice that sticks to your musical part of the brain and stays with you.  One of the songs that I was able to hear was a song called “Writing On The Wall” and this really showcases Georgia and her writing abilities to it’s finest. I didn’t hear Georgia’s vocals on this as I’d hoped to however,  it is  a superb and amazing and was a enjoyable song that has substance and total musicality. and amazing lyrics. I listened to the next track a cover of a song called “Alone” popularized  by Anne & Nancy Wilson of the girl famed group Heart, with this being said Georgia shows her strength in her vocals. As this song has it’s moments that one must hit just right, Georgia shows her vocal range and does with ease. Another song that I heard was a song that was a remake of the song “Silent Night” the song is called “Twilight Night” and features Georgia’s former band but shows her total music versatility and has and almost darkness to it, but once again has the ability to showcase Georgia for her music abilities and songwriting talents.  I understand at this point Georgia is embarking on a full album release soon and at the time of this writing also embarking on a mini tour with an artist named Desi Rock Hillard and his European tour, with Dr. Johns Surgery Records,  in which I have the real pleasure of writing a review on his music album called “Backroad Symphony”.  I am totally looking forward to hearing more from Georgia, and am anxious to hear what’s next for her in her totally versatile style in music. I thank her for her amazing music abilities and her true friendship and all she does for the many musicians around the globe and her support of what I do, which is write music album reviews.

Steven F. Adams

Music Reviewer/Publicist Owner SoundWaveOne

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“REBEL STRUTTIN’ STUFF”

It’s been about 3 weeks since I received my copy of the EP by the cool group named Nashville Non-Prophets and I haven’t let lose since. It’s actually been in my music player for that whole time as I attempt to write a review of them. I describe this band as Rambunctious Rebel Rockers”,  the Non Prophets are an amazing and cool and loud and full of fun and rebel rousers and full of high energy.  The self titled, EP with it’s first cut called “Fixin’ To Drink” has the flavor of a George Thorogood but with lead singer Mitch Laney at the helm, rocks and has the feel of a party til the cows come home attitude within his music. The next song on the EP is called “Beautifully Broken” Mitch has a way of getting his powerfully charged and boastfully lyrics out, the song has that real excitement within the lyrics and the musicality of Mitch is as a singer really stand out. The next song called “Casualties” the rebel rouser feelings arrive in perfect style and Mitch once again shows off with his loud and proud vocals and the song. The next track “Tennessee Ground” shares equally with the rest of the album, and really shows the band for what & who they are, they’ve got rhythm, they’ve got soul, they’ve got rock & roll pumping through their arteries. The song has intricate and layered with guitarisma all over it. Mitch Laney and the Nashville Non Prophets really shred the guitars and rebel their way into your ears. They have a sound that is unmatched and hearing elements of the group The “Cult” along with others that share that Rebel sound in their music. It’s awesome to know that their is are bands out there that make a sound for themselves while keeping your ears entertained and wow’d. I’d love to hear more from them to get a balanced approach in writing my review of them, by hearing more. What I have heard from this cool and guitar ripping band out of Nashville, love to see them in a live experience to get the who fix on them as a whole, but til then I’ve got their amazing and rebel rouser feelings banging in my head, and “Fixin’ to Drink” here’s to you my friends, great job, and keep up with the great sound. Many thanks to Mitch Laney & Gang of the Nashville Non Prophets for their music and their friendships and hope to hear more of your sound in the future.

Steven F. Adams

Music Reviewer/Publicist Owner Sound Wave One

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more on Nashville Non Prophets

http://www.nashvillenonprophets.com

“DEEP VIBES” AND THOUGHT

If one ever has the ear for solid music, then I’ve got one for you. With a purpose and full of soul and inspiration, and purpose, comes the arrival of an album called “Sir Cole” It’s literally an album chalked full of memories and solid gold performances by a gentleman named Darrell Cole. With this being said after a few chats with Darrell I’ve got the point and feel the pulse on what this going on with Darrell.  The entire album is truly an “Unforgetable ” album and what a truly loved  experience throughout.  Darrell’s vocals are right in tune and never waiver. This album is actually more than a tribute to the late Nat King Cole, but with a message that sings louder than any range can ever hit. The message created and being heard and projected through the space and time limits of the album,  Darrell brings his message to the industry to show others that their is hope. There,  is within the music industry lots of folks that share the dreams of being a singer. there are several music genre are acceptable and Darrells’ choice of music is that of a fading out.  However, Darrell is forever optimistic about where the music arena is & heading. There are a lot of people within the industry that make decisions everyday about what is heard on the radio and what is not. Many of the music artists of today sound the same, some redundant of each other and some a breed a part. This is where Darrell Cole arrives with his message that the guys and gals of yesterday had a sound that was very different and his refined sound brings my ears to the days where all was heard through radio speakers was music that had a message and had substance and seemed to cleanse the negative ways in life. This theme is the message that Darrell would like to project. We all have our lives, and we all live our lives at our choosing, and as I get older myself I reflect on how I can make a difference, and I have found my calling, it’s bringing out the best in all of the 400 some musicians that I’ve written music reviews for and how their message through their music has changed peoples lives and made a difference along side my reviews that hopefully assist in this endeavor also. I really got Darrell and his music and his consistent message of positive vibes through his amazing ability to allowing his tremendous vocals and ability to convey a part of the past and sounding even better than the original singer. With this sound comes a true message of love and ethical thinking on Darrell’s part and where his hopes are that  through his gift of music will bring not only the music industry to recognize this very integral part of music history but realize that we all share the beliefs that we all have different lifestyles, we all have different thoughts, but remain in goodness in all we do, weather it’s writing a song, or assisting each other in life, because all we have is time and very limited. As I listened to this amazing and miraculous album by Darrell Cole I reflected on my own life and thought it allowed me to realize that I’m doing my part of what my destiny is and likewise for Darrell and his wonderful vocals and music accompany. I perhaps challenge you to listen to this superb and positive message transmitting through this wonderful assortment of music of Darrell Cole and his interpretation of the Late great Nat King Cole  and his songbook, and ponder what can I do as a person to make that difference. This album just re affirmed all my beliefs in what I do, and after speaking with Darrell Cole, and we shared the same core beliefs my hope is that many more of you follow the same direction in your own lives. Thank You so very much Darrell Cole for sharing your ttremendous gift of amazing thought provoking and awe inspiring music to life. I thank  Darrell for his amazing friendship & look forward to hearing more of his positive based music and his chalked full of positive vibes chats.

Steven F. Adams

Music Reviewer/Publicist Owner Sound Wave One

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“SHARED POSITIVE VIBES”

At this time of writing this review of the Smith Sisters and their brand new EP called “With Love” as I always do listen intensely to the whole album , let it soak in, then listen as many times as it takes to hear and gain my hearts composure and begin to formulate my words, and sometimes it takes a little while to do this. This is not the first Bluegrass album I’ve reviewed, nor the last I’m sure of that. The Ep of the Smith Sisters is a wonderful and cheery and full of positive vibes staring with the first track called “If you Love Me” and the Smith Sisters have a sound that is amazing and the song has a mix of Bluegrass and has a hint of country/ folk in it, and has the story line of country music, asking the question “If You Love Me”. The Sisters have an amazing sound, very unique and a true bluegrass pickin’ all the way through. The second song on this amazing and wonderful solid EP is called “Pennies On The Ground” a dreamy of sorts kind of song but takes flight with a message of positive and very uplifting to the soul. “I could quit you in a Minute” the harmonies of the Smith Sisters is one to be reckoned with, and the sound of real folk influence was heard throughout this song and others.The Sisters really have their act together on this album. I really enjoy their harmonic balance within each other on each song. The next track called “Face to Face” a delicate ballad of sorts that once again show who the Smith Sisters are as a act. They have totally unwavering harmonies, coupled with great music lyrics and this song has gained my hearts attention, and I love it. This is the kind of band that Is truly American and keeps positive vibes all throughout. The song really is amazing  and most enjoyable. “I Wanna Be a Star In Heaven” has the sounds of bluegrass, and coupled with the mandolin & fiddle and with the Smith Sisters vocals really has a sound that is truly finely polished gem of the bluegrass genre. “By His Grace” another song that rings in the element of positivity and a good message within the lyrics. as this song finished, I was anticipating more, however I realized it’s only a 6 song EP. The Smith Sisters have been nominated for several awards amongst their peers in the music industry and in my opinion well deserved and “bravo’. All in all this EP represents what is outstanding within the area of music, and I really enjoyed hearing this wonderful and heartwarming EP and I thank both Kelli Lewis & Wendy Kilman for their amazingly and beautiful music and their ability to assist my heart softening to their truly talented music & wonderful harmonies. I also thank Kelli & Wendy for the opportunity to hear such fine musical work & their amazing friendship. I eagerly look forward to hearing what’s next for them, a new album?, all I see is a bright future for them and their uplifting harmonies and superb music that carries a positive vibe with it wherever it may go.

Steven F. Adams

Music Reviewer/Publicist/Owner Sound Wave One

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for more

http://www.smithsistersbluegrass.com

“FEELING WITH BLUES, & TICKLED WITH JAZZ”

Bud Summers Music, what can I say back in 2017, my review of Bud Summers, entitled, “Summer Journey” allowed me to know,  the guy has talent. Bud Summers has probably done more songs than anyone. He is a singer and a writer of song. His first album I reviewed called “Summer Solstice” back in 2017, was an incredible album and Bud showed off with his acoustic talents. Flash forward to 2019 Bud Summers releasing a new album packed with all the excitement that his last album had, but wait there’s more… The new album called “Hard Lessons” Bud gains a sound of the blues with the first song called “So Deep” and Bud shows he has a real feel for the blues and is a smooth sounding song. Along with the backup singers and all it makes to be a very likable song. Next on the album is a song called “Endless Fantasy” an Bud showcases his guitar work and has a real feel to blues and Buds vocals are seamlessly working through the song, His guitar work has always impressed me, and one really can hear them through this song. This song shares a hint of jazz strumming  throughout, however Bud gets the message out, because he has always had the abilities to convey his messages through his guitar, as alluded to in my previous review of his previous work “Summer Solstice”. “Bad Fish” strums in with the opening blues and Bud shows his vocal abilities from the start where has a raspy feel to it and has that raw feel to it that handshakes the blues very well. “Who’s Your Daddy has the same feel to it, and Bud has a maturity sound to this album that really ties his vocals and guitar work to the blues and this song is a good example of this. The next song is called “City of the Blues” and once again Bud nails it, love the song and the utter smoothness and Bud’s constant ability to bring you into his world, and in this case the “City of the Blues”. “Goodbye to Nashville” a song that seems so basic but really has complexity to it, and Buds voice is rough and grainy and sings about the Nashville” promise” of making your dreams come true. Bud has always had that ability to carry you with him through his music and this song is a fine example of this very thing. “End Times” Bud really nails this and I really felt the proverbial blues bullet hit me square in the gut with this song. Bud show his honesty and maturity as a guitar player and a true musician that has a message to convey, within his musical dexterity brings you though this song and he rest of this articulately crafted album. The next song is just the song that most request to be heard and Bud does an admirable job of the popular song of “Auld Lang Syne” The last song on this amazing album is called “Hard Lessons” Bud Summers brings in a feel of showmanship on this song in an almost Leon Russell approach and has a Tom Waits feel while Bud keeps his twist on the song and makes it a solid ballad that has a true story telling appeal that Bud arrives with. The song most enjoyable song and allows Bud to be vulnerable and hear his stage voice that I haven’t heard from Bud, but is really a great song and allows one to visit his vocals in a different light.  All in all this album is a solid album and Bud Summers gives his all to it and keeps the bluesy,  jazzy and full of amazing vocals throughout, and proves that Bud Summers has showcased his wonderful gift of total musicality and even has vocals to accompany these amazing qualities. The album I’d have to categorize to a blues, jazz, and above all sheer music artistry that Bud Summers clearly defines within his wonderful an amazing music catalog. Many thanks to Bud Summers for his friendship, and his musical contributions and I look forward to hearing more from Bud Summers, either on the radio or in person.

Steven F. Adams

Music Journalist/ Reviewer/Publicist Owner Sound Wave One

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for more on Bud Summers check out

http://www.budsummers.com

 

“PERSUSIAN THRU EMOTION”

As a person who knows of Bakersfield and the country music scene. With the “Bakersfield sound” arriving from country music legends like Buck Owens, Cousin Herb, Red Simpson and the humble man Mr. Merle Haggard, who all his life, Bakersfield his hometown and a very honored and proud of it. Speaking of Merle Haggard the new release from musician superstar Vince Gill. Arriving on the music scene in 1979 with the music group Pure Prarie League. After nearly 40 years in the music industry Vince Gill arrives back on the scene with a new release called “Okie”Growing up in Norman Oklahoma, Vince Gill learned the sounds that he enjoyed, such songs like Merle Haggards’ “Okie From Muskogee” where that sound cemented Vinces feel for that sound. Inspired from the Dust Bowl days, where most people left from Oklahoma & traveled West into parts of California, namely the San Joaquin Valley. Bakersfield was part of those that settled into California to make a new life for themselves. Being on the road and hearing of the passing of Merle Haggard, Gill went right for the pen full of inspiration. “Merle was his blueprint” and with this the inspiration for an album began. With his wife of nineteen years Amy is always a true believer and never judgmental in all his work. The first song on this amazing and soon to legendary is called “I don’t Want to ride the rails no more” an amazing song that has a feel of crispness to Gills’ vocals and the acoustic guitar is excellent. “The Price of Regret” Vince nails it with his amazing and heartfelt vocals stretch the limit and what true emotional value this song projects. With all this amazing songs arrives a song that provokes tears and chalked with major emotion, the song is called “Forever Changed” and Vince shows his true inflection within the intensive songwriting abilities and truly deemed to be a classic and solid gold single. “An Honest Man” Vince reflects who Vince is as a person and as an “Honest Man” and this song beams with sincerity. “What Choice Will You Make” about life and all of it’s choices and the outcome will be on “What Choices you Make”. “Black and White” Vince approaches the way we look at things in life, where sometimes we have to much and feel like all we need is to go back to basics, termed “Black and White”. The Red Words” is an amazing song that Vince seems to be singing about his amazing love for singer songwriter Amy Grant and above all his wife that keeps his happiness alive through her total support of what he does and for what she does. “When Amy Prays” is another superb and phenomenal and so articulate and a beautiful ballad which is dedicated to Amy and her unwavering allegiance to her faith, and where sometimes he has troubles with, but through her prayers keeps his own alliance with God straight. ” A Letter To My Mama” another inspired by the late Merle Haggard and is truly an marvelous way of making it feel as if he’s talking straight to his mother in a letter and I felt the passion and raw emotion that Vince projected within this wonderful song. “Nothing Like A Guy Clark Song” a amazing song with a tribute to Guy Clark and a very descriptive yet narrative of the life of singer Guy Clark. The next song called “That Old Man of Mine” picks up the tempo and Vince once again singing from his heart projects raw and emotional feelings within this song a song even brought tears to my eyes, feeling the emotion right along with Vince as he sang about “That Old Man Of Mine”. It’s truly amazing to know that with such talent that Vince brings to his music and allows the music to have a pulse of it’s own and take on a life through Vince’s tremendous vocal range and pure sensitivities with his outstanding harmonies. The last song on this amazing & wonderful and so emotionally pleading album is called “A World Without Haggard” and Vince truly reflects and allows you to reflect on how the world truly is without Haggard. Merle was a guy who sang about life, and how is was for him, Vince Gill through his gift of song does the same within the confines of this truly honorable and honest and heartwarming song and a wonderful tribute to the late Merle Haggard. Thank you Vince for your incredible gift of song and musicality for the last 40 years and thank you for this amazing album and labor of love and your incredible style that never stops amazing me. This album will always be cherished by me and is a true American Treasure. I am truly blessed to have your music in my heart and in my life with a voice that will remain forever.

Steven F. Adams

Music Reviewer Publicist/ Owner Sound Wave One

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for more on Vince Gill

http://www.vincegill.com