“LEANING INWARD”

AS FOR ALL OF MY REVIEWS THEY ARE ALL HEART FELT AND HONEST AND ABOVE ALWAYS WITH A POSITIVE VIEW. WITH THAT BEING SAID THERE IS AN MUSIC ARTIST THAT I CAME ACROSS HIS NAME IS GHOSTLY BEARD, AND WOW!!! WAS I TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY, WITH HIS ALBUM ENTITLED “INWARD” FROM THE START OF THIS AMAZING AND REMARKABLE ALBUM THE SONG “HOW DOES IT FEEL?” GHOSTLY, SINKS IN THE AMAZING SOUND OF A PHENOMENAL INSTRUMENTATION AND THE LYRICS ARE OUT OF THE UNIVERSE. IN AN ALMOST REMINICENT FEEL AND SOUND MY MIND WENT STRAIGHT TO THE PAGES OF PINK FLOYD. I AFTER READING WHAT INSPIRED THIS SUPERIOR TALENT, I KNEW I WAS IN THE DRIVERS SEAT OF A TOTAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “THE LOVE IN YOUR EYES” GHOSTLY REMAINS TOTALLY ABOVE AND BEYOND ALL MY MUSIC EXPECTATIONS AND THE SONG AND THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE IS A TOTAL WONDERFUL & PLEASANT JOY TO REALIZE HOW MUCH TALENT IS BEING BROUGHT TO MY EARS. GHOSTLY BRINGS IN THE ELEMENT OF CLASSIC ROCK, AND WOULD FIT RIGHT IN THAT CATEGORY AND WITHOUT A BLINK OF AN EYE. “GONE’ THE NEXT SONG BEFORE ME IS EQUALLY BALANCED AND A MASTERY OF THE COMPLETE MUSICIANSHIP, AND GHOSTLY HAS THAT TOTALLY COVERED FROM START TO FINNSH. WITH AN AMAZING ABILITY GHOSTLY HAS MASTERED MY EARS WITH HIS MUSICAL CANDY AND HAS MOVED ME INTO THE DENTIST CHAIR TO EXPLAIN WHAT THE DEFINTION OF MUSICAL CANDY IS, MY DEFINITION IS PURE AND EASY TO ANSWER…”GHOSTLY BEARD”. THE ALBUM IS AMAZING AND THE MAGICAL PRESENCE OF THE SOUND THAT ARRIVES THROUGH MY SPEAKERS IS SIMPLY PUT FRICKIN’ AWESOME. WITH THE NEXT TRACK CALLED “AUTUMN BLUES” GHOSTLY SHOWS TOTAL DEXTERITY WITH THE CONFINES OF HIS COMFORT OF HIS SMOOTH GUITARISMS AND AMAZING INTRIGING SLIDE WORK. “NIGHT TRAIN” IS A DELICATE SIDE OF GHOSTLY’S AMAZING ABILTY TO STRUM OUT A SONG AND ACTUALLY FEEL AND HAVE THE PURE TEXTURE TO A SONG, AND THROUGHOUT THIS ALBUM IT HAS THAT VERY THING TEXTURE AND FEELING AND THE EMOTIONAL PROJECTING THROUGHOUT GHOSTLY’S AMAZING AND TOUCHING MUSICALITY. THROUGHOUT THE ALBUM I FELT THE PASSION THAT GHOSTLY ARRANGES. WITHIN THE NEXT SONG CALLED “LET GO” A BRUTALLY AND ARTICULATE SONG AND SUPERB LYRICAL CONTENT, IN OTHER WORDS HARVARD SCHOOL OF LAW MUSIC THAT GHOSTLY SHARES WITH THE WELL SEASONED MUSICIANS OVER HIS OR HER CAREER. GHOSTLY EXPRESSES THIS THROUGHOUT THIS MAGNIFICIENT AND WELL REFINED SOUNDING ALBUM, AND IS WELL ENJOYED BY ME. “IT DOESN’T MATTER” IS ANOTHER FINE AND EXTRAORDINARY PIECE THAT MAINTAINS THE TOTAL CONSISTENTCY OF THE SHEER ARTISTRY THAT GHOSTLY PRESENTS ALL THE WAY THROUGH. AT TIMES I HEARD A LITTLE OF THE HINTS OF JAZZ/FUSION INNERLAYERED BETWEEN THE BLUES RIFFS, BUT WITH A SOUND THAT KEEPS THAT POLISHED SOUND REMAINING AND BLEEDS THROUGH THE SPEAKERS ALL THE WHILE KEEPING THAT BLUES SOUND IN THE FOREFRONT. WITH THE NEXT SONG CALLED 9 TO 5 ( BARELY ALIVE) BRINGS THE LEVEL OF MUSICALITY BACK TO THE INNER WOVEN PINK FLOYDISMS AND THE DARKER SIDE OF BLUES BUT REMAINS AN AMAZING PIECE OF MUSIC THAT IS INTRIQUETTE AND POWERFULLY CHARGED WITH AWESOMNESS. “LET IT RAIN” IS ANOTHER FINE AND AMAZING SONG THAT GHOSTLY JUST GETS IT!!! THE SMOOTHNESS AND REFINED AND COMPLETE PACKAGE IS HERE AND GHOSTLY HAS WHAT IT TAKES PERIOD!!! “GOING AWAY’ IS A SONG ALONG WITH THE REST ARE REALLY SONGS I FELT THAT WERE HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY THE GREATS OF MUSIC AND GHOSTLY HAS GRADUATED TOP OF THE CLASS WITH HONORS AND AMAZING CREDENTIALS, AND ONE BEING THIS AMAZING AND SUPERBLY MASTERED AND A WELL REFINED MUSIC CONTRIBUTION TO ALL MUSIC ARTISTS, GHOSTLY IS IN A CLASS OF HIS OWN AND HIS AMAZING ABILITIES OF LEANING “INWARD” AND SAYING LISTEN TO THIS!!

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC PUBLICIST/REVIEWER OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

C 2018 USED BY PERMISSION

FOR MORE ON GHOSTLY BEARD

http://www.ghostlybeard.com

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“DOWN MEMORY LANE”

IF THERE WAS EVER A GUY WHO SHOWCASES STYLE, IT’S THIS GUY, THE GUY IS NAMED RAT PACK RICKY, AND HIS SELF TITLED ALBUM, AND THE SONG SELECTION IS SUPERB AND VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT AND TRACK BY TRACK I WAS CONTINUALLY AMUSED MUSICALLY. THE FIRST TRACK CALLED “FEELING GOOD’ AND RAT PACKY RICKY JUST BLEW ME AWAY WITH HIS VOCALS AND THE SOUND OF GOOD OL BIG BAND, AND STARTED OFF WITH THE AMAZING SWINGING ACTION AND THE SONG, JUST WAS A SPLENDID EARFUL. WITH THAT THE NEXT SONG WHERE RICKY TAKES ON THE SONG  “CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU’ AND RICKY JUST REALLY HAS THAT SOUND THAT IS THAT OF AGES WHERE MUSIC HAS A VOICE OF IT’SOWN RICKY BRINGS THIS TO THE TABLE WITH THIS WONDERFUL RENDITION. “SUKIYAKI” YET ANOTHER SONG THAT JUST BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES TO MY MIND AND RICKY HAS A VOICE THAT KEPT THAT SOUND ALIVE AND REALLY HAS A PHENOMENAL BACKING BAND, AND RICKY REALLY BRINGS IN HIS PURE TALENT, THAT IS REMEINICENT OF A MUSIC ARTIST NAMED BOBBY GOLDSBORO AND IS A QUITE REFRESHING SOUND AND RICKY HAS MADE ME A FAN, IN THIS SONG RICKY SHOWCASES HIS ACAPELLA ABILITIES AND SHINES WITH GREAT SPLENDOR. THE NEXT SONG ON THIS ALBUM IS CALLED “L.O.V.E.” AND RICKY SPELLS IT OUT AND DOES THE SONG TOTAL JUSTICE, AND THE HORN SECTION JUST ALLOWS THAT FEELING OF FRESHNESS AND VITALITY THROUGHOUT. THE NEXT SONG I WAS PREPARING MY EARS FOR MAYBE A UNIQUE APPROACH OF THE LATE BOBBY DARIN’S SONG OF “MACK THE KNIFE” AND RICKY BRINGS AN AMAZING EARFUL AND I WAS TAKEN BACK AND QUITE HONESTLY RICKY HAS THAT CONSISTENT ABILITY TO KEEP YOUR EARS DRAWN FOR MORE AS THE ALBUM PLAYS. A QUITE REMARKABLE SONG FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, OR OLD BLUE EYES, RICKY POISES HIS WAY THROUGH THE SONG OF “MY WAY”, THE ORCHESTRATION WAS FINE, THE ADDED STRING SECTION WAS SMOOTH, I PERSONALLY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR MORE HORNS, BUT RICKY KEPT TE SONG PLAYING AND DID IT HIS WAY, NOT MY WAY.. QUITE HONESTLY RICKY HAS GOT A GREAT SOUND THROUGHOUT THIS AMAZING AND SMOOTH ALBUM. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “HOME” RICKY SHOWS HIS SINCERITIES AND HONESTY AND REALLY EXPRESSES IT THROUGHOUT ON THIS SONG AND THROUGHOUT THIS WONDERFULLY SMOOTH AND UNTARNISHED ALBUM. WITH THE NEXT SONG CALLED “CRY ME A RIVER” I AM USED TO HEARING A FEMALE PERSUASION ON IT, BUT RICKY SLANTS THE SONG IN HIS FAVOR AND REALLY BLEW MY EARS AND THE SONG WAS BROUGHT TO LIFE, WITH RICKY’S SMOOTH AND FLAVORFUL INFLECTIONS REALLY MADE THE SONG AND MADE ME EXPRESS APPLAUSE WITH GREAT DELIGHT. THE SONG OF TONY BENNETT IS ONE TO BE RECKONED WITH, ESPECIALLY THE SONG OF ” I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO” RICKY MAKES THE SONG AN ADDED BONUS AND IS A VERY COLORFUL AND PAINTED A CLEAR VISION OF THE SONG AND WAS MOST ENJOYABLE. “FLY ME TO THE MOON” WELL AT THIS POINT OF MY LISTENING EXPERIENCE I KNOW ABOUT WHAT SONGS OR SONG ARE MY FAVORITE(S) BUT I HAVE SEVERAL I REALLY TRULY CAN SAY THAT ALL OF THEM ARE MY FAVORITES ANBD RICKY BRINGS IN REFRESHING AND A MOST ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE ALBUM. I AM KIND OF PARTIAL TO THE SONG “MACK THE KNIFE” JUST BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MUISC GUYS BUT ONCE AGAIN RICKY BROUGHT HIS FLAVOR TO IT AND IT’S PART OF THE TOTAL LISTENING EXPERIENCE, TRACK BY TRACK. THE LAST TRACK ON THIS MIRACULOUS AND REFRESHING CHANGE AND SMOTHLY SUNG ALBUM FROM RAT PACK RICKY, IS A SONG CALLED “LET ME BE YOUR TEDDY BEAR’ AND IT’S A FUN SONG AND RICKY KEPT THE FUN IN IT AND HIS VOICE ADDS TO THAT FUN,AND HIS CONSISTENT USE OF THAT VOICE FROM DOWN MEMORY LANE, WAS AN EXCELLENT REMINDER THAT THERE ARE GREAT VOICES OUT THERE, AND RAT PACK RICKY IS ONE OF THOSE. MANY, MANY THANKS TO RICKY FOR HIS WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIP AND HIS AMAZING AND WONDERFUL GIFT OF VOICE AND HIS ABILITY TO TAKE ME DOWN MEMORY LANE. WITH THIS BEING SAID SOMEDAY, SOMEPLACE I WILL BE HEARING HIS VOICE IN MY EARS AND IF I’M LUCKY ENOUGH TO CATCH A LIVE SHOW OF HIM, I’D BE TRAVELING BACK IN TIME WITH RAT PACK RICKY AND ALL THE GREATS DOWN THAT PROVERBIAL ROAD OF TIME.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC JOURNALIST REVIEWER OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

c 2018 USED BY PERMISSION

FOR MORE ON RICKY PLEASE VISIT

http://www.ratpackricky.com

“REMARKABLE SOUND”

AFTER A COUPLE OF GOOD SPINS OF THE NEW EP FROM COUNTRY MUSIC GUY NAMED ROBBIE ANSLEY AND HIS EP CALLED “DREAMS” THE EP STARTS OUT WITH A BALLAD CALLED “DREAMS’ AND ROBBIE REALLY MAKES A PHENOMENAL SPLASH WITH THS SONG, HIS VOICE DEEP AND CLEAR AND PRECISE AND HAS A SOUND THAT HAS A REMARKABLE SOUND THAT IS SUPERB AND POLISHED AND IS A MOST ENJOYABLE SOUND. THE NEXT SONG ON THIS EP IS CALLED “GYPSY IN ME’ AND ROBBIE ONCE AGAIN TAKES THE SONG TO AN AMZING LEVEL HIS SOUND HAS A FEEL TO IT THAT BRINGS IN A DARK, IN AN ALMOST JOHNNY CASH, AND A CONWAY TWITTY FEEL TO IT, HOWEVER ROBBIE HAS HIS OWN TWIST TO IT THAT BRINGS IN A SOUND THAT IS REFRESHING AND VIGOROUS AND BRINGS MY MUSICAL MEMORIES OF WHEN COUNTRY HAD A SOUND THAT SHARED WITH ROCK AND ROLL. AS I LISTENED TO THIS MIRACULOUS EP ROBBIE SENDS IN HIS BLUES AND ROCK AND ROLL FEEL TO THIS SONG CALLED “KICK IT IN THE COUNTRY” AND THE SOUND HAS A REAL KICKIN’ FEEL TO IT AND ROBBIE SHOWS OFF HIS ABILITY WITH THE USE OF HIS BOOTS AND THE GUITAR RIFFS ARE SPLENDID AND REALLY GIVE YOU A FEEL OF ROCK AND ROLL BUT REMAINS THAT CONTINUAL SCENT OF REAL COUNTRY MUSIC AND ALLOWS YOU TO KNOW WHO ROBBIE IS AS A TRUE MUSICIAN AND A SOLID PERFORMER WITH HIS OUTSTANDING MUSICALITY THAT REMAINS IN ALL THE SONGS. “LET GO” IS ANOTHER AS I LISTENED WITH THIS SONG IT SHOWCASES ROBBIE AND HIS STYLE WHERE HE’S REALLY GOT IT WITH THIS SONG AND IT BRINGS IN HIS BARITONE VOCALS AND ONCE AGAIN IS POLISHED AND MOST ENJOYABLE TO THE EARS. THE LST SONG ON THIS EP IS CALLED “ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE” AND ROBBIE PROVES HIS STYLE AND HIS TOTAL MUSICIANSHIP ON THIS, THE SONG AND ROBBIES STYLE HAS A ELEMENT OF THE PAST WHERE MUSIC REALLY HAD A SOUND THAT PRESENTS ITSELF IN A WAY THAT KEEPS YOUR MUSICAL TASTEBUDS ENTERTAINED ALL THE WAY THROUGH. ALL IN ALL WHAT A GREAT SOUNDING EP OF COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST ROBBIE ANSLEY THE EP CALLED “DREAMS’ IS ONE TO COMPLETE THE MUSIC CIRCLE AND ROBBIE IS ONE TO CONTEND WITH, HE HAS GOT A REMARKABLE SOUND AND THE MUSICIANSHIP TO BACK IT UP. MANY THANKS TO ROBBIE FOR HIS FRIENDSHIP AND HIS GIFT OF POLISHED MUSIC AND ANXOIUSLY AWAITNG NEW MATERIAL FRO HIM AND WITH THIS I KNOW HIS AMAZING MUSIC WILL BE HEARD ON THE RADIO, HE’S JUST GOT THAT SOUND THAT BELONGS.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC PUBLICIST & REVIEWER OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

C 2018 USED BY PERMISSION

“HEARTFUL OF SONGS”

WHAT A TRULY AMAZING LIFE, TO WRITE MUSIC ALBUM REVIEWS FOR ALL MUSICIANS, LEGENDS AND HEROES OF MINE. TO WORK WITH SUCH PURE AND TRUE TALENT, AND THE CONNECTIONS BEING MADE DAILY. WITH THIS BEING SAID I HAVE  BEEN INTROUCED TO A NEW GUY NAMED CRAIG MURPHY, WHO HAS A SOUND THAT IS TRULY EXCITING AND AMAZING, AND TALK ABOUT CONNECTIONS, WELL MY DEAR FRIEND JOHN HEINRICH ACTUALLY PRODUCED THIS AMAZING AND WONDERFUL ALBUM FOR CRAIG. THE NAME OF THIS ALBUM IS CALLED “COUNTRY MY WAY”. THE LEGENDARY RONNIE MILSAP FRONT MAN, DOBRO PLAYER, SAX EXTRAORDINAIRE, AND MORE AND WITH THE MORE EMPHASIZING ON PRODUCER, THE ONE THE ONLY JOHN HEINRICH. THE ALBUM HAS A REAL HUMAN TOUCH FEEL TO IT AND CRAIG SHOWS THIS THROUGH HIS GENUINE AND REAL FEEL TO THE AT HOME FEEL AND WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THIS GUY, HE’S THE REAL THING. AS I LISTENED I COULD TELL THAT CRAIG SINGS FROM HIS HEART, HE HAS A TRUE PULSE ON THIS AND HIS MUSIC REFLECTS THIS ALL THE WAY THROUGH THIS AMAZING AND SUPERBLY PRODUCED ALBUM WHICH REFLECTS JOHN AND HIS PERSONALITY AND THE WAY HE IS AS A PERSON HE IS. THE FIRST SONG IS CALLED “WALK ON BY” AND CRAIG BRINGS IN HIS TRULY DOWN HOME AND EARTHY FEEL TO THIS SONG  AND DOES A REAL BANG UP GREAT JOB ON IT. AS A LONG TIME FAN OF THE LATE GLEN CAMPBELL,  A SONG THAT CRAIG DOES A SUPERB AND MARVELOUS JOB IS THE SONG OF “WICHITA LINEMAN”AND AFTER READING ABOUT CRAIG AND HIS LIFE STORY OF LOOSING HIS BROTHER 10 YEARS AGO TO HIS PROFESSION OF CLIMBING POWER POLES, AS SUCH A WITCHITA LINEMAN, AND WHAT A PURELY ACT OF BOTHERLY LOVE, AND CRAIG DOES THIS SONG MASTERFULLY, FULL OF EMOTION AND WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF JOHN HEINRICH AS THE MASTER WITH CONTROLS PRODUCING, ONE CAN’T GO WRONG. THE NEXT SONG CRAIG TAKES ON IS A VINTAGE AND WELL KNOWN SONG THAT CHARLIE PRIDE HAD DONE TE SONG “KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNING” A 1971 SONG REVIVED FROM THE MUSICAL ARCHIVES AND CRAIG DOES AN TRULY GREAT VERSION OF THIS, EVEN CHARLEY IS PROBABLY VERY PROUD OF THIS. WITH HIS ELEMENT OF DOWN HOME FEEL CRAIG TAKES ON A TRULY LEGENDARY MUSIC ARTIST AND HIS SONG OF “EL PASO” A MARTY ROBBINS SONG FROM  1959 AND SERVES THE SONG IN A VINTAGE WAY THAT WAS TRULY AMAZING AND JUST REMINDED ME OF HEARING THAT OLD RECORD ITSELF. WITH THAT BEING SAID CRAIG WITH HIS NEXT SONG CALLED “NO TELLIN’ WHERE SHE’S MOTELIN’ ” DOES A SUPERB AND AS I LISTEN TO CRAIG HE’S JUST GOT A NATURAL FEEL TO HIS VOCALS THAT PUTS YOUR MIND AT EASE AND EARS TAKE IN ALL THE GREATNESS THAT IS BEING HEARD. WITH THE AMAZING AND TRULY REMARKABLE PRODUCTION VALUES OF LEGENDARY JOHN HEINRICH, THIS ALBUM IS IN STELLER CATEGORY, AND IS TRULY AN AMAZING AND TOTALLY AN ALBUM WORTH YOUR WHILE TO SIT DOWN AND LISTEN TO. IN ADDITION TO THIS THE NEXT SONG IS  CALLED “CHOICES” AND ONCE AGAIN THAT REMARKABLE VOCAL RANGE AND DOWN HOME FEEL TO HIS VOICE, CRAIG REALLY MAKES A MOST ENJOYABLE LISTENING EXPERIENCE. THE NEXT TRACK, I MUST SAY THAT I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A TRUE FAN OF THE LATE RAY PRICE AND WRITTEN BY KRIS KRISTOFFERSON THE SONG IS A SONG THAT HAS SO MUCH REFLECTION, THE SONG “FOR THE GOOD TIMES” AND CRAIG GOT THIS,  WITH THIS HIS INFLECTION AND TRULY AMAZING FEELING PUT BEHIND THE SONG CRAIG HAS THAT ABILITY TO MAKE A SONG SOUND RIGHT AND WITH THE TRUE FEELINGS BEHIND THEM. “LIFE TURNED HER THAT WAY” JUST ANOTHER AMAZING AND MOST ENJOYABLE VERSION AND CRAIG RINGS IN CONSISTANT VOCALS AND HIS GIFT OF MUSICALITY, BROUGHT FORTH BY AMAZING PRODUCTIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE, BY ONCE AGAIN MUSIC LEGEND AND HERO OF MINE MR. JOHN HEINRICH AT THE CONTROLS. THE NEXT SONG IS FOREVER ETCHED WITHIN MY MUSICAL MEMORIES A SONG CALLED “WELCOME TO MY WORLD”  FROM LEGENDS THE LATE JIM REEVES AND EDDY ARNOLD AND CRAIG FITS RIGHT IN THERE WITH THEM, HIS ABILITY TO SING A SONG AND HAVE SO MUCH TRUE INFLECTION AND HONESTY WITHIN HIS VOCALS IT ‘S AMAZING AND EXCITING TO KNOW THAT THERE IS MUSICIANS OUT THERE, THAT SHARE THAT EMOTIONAL LEVEL AS MY TRUE MUSICAL HEROES. THE LAST SONG CALLED “I SAW GOD TODAY” CRAIG SHOWS HIS AMAZING AND PURELY HONEST TALENTS THAT ARE TRULY EXPRESSIVE FROM HIS HEART AND ARE WELL HEARD THROUGH HIS AMAZING AN REMARKABLE TALENT, AND IS TRULY AND VERY WELL LOVED BY MYSELF, AND THIS IS ONE MUSIC ARTIST THAT NEEDS TO BE HEARD FOR WHAT HE BRINGS TOI THE MUSIC TABLE, FOR US ALL TO PARTAKE AND CHERISH I KNOW I DO AND ALWAYS WILL. MANY THANKS TO JOHN HEINRICH FOR HIS WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIP AND TRULY HIS AMAZIN SUPPORT FOR WHAT I LOVE TO DO, WHICH IS WRITE. IN ADDITION MANY THANKS TO CRAIG MURPHY AND HIS WONDERFUL GIFT OF TRULY MAGICAL AND HEART FELT SONG AND MUSICIANSHIP.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC JOURNALIST PUBLICIST REVIEWER OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

C 2018 USED BY PERMISSION

“THE TOTAL MIX OF REAL & REALISM”

WHAT A ‘SIMPLE LIFE” THIS GUY WHO IS A PHENOMENAL SINGER AND SONGWRITER AND WITH HIS ALBUM ENTITLED “SIMPLE LIFE” AND THE FIRST SONG ON HIS SUPERB ALBUM THE SONG CALLED “SIMPLE LIFE”  HAS GUSTO AND REAL PUNCHY FLAVOR, THE SONG IS REALLY CONTAGIOUS AND DANIEL POURS HIS HEART OUT AND THE SONG HAS A COMPLETE SOUND, ENGAGED WITH STEAM AND REALISM. THE NEXT SONG IS CALLED “STAY” AND DANIEL BRINGS IN HIS FLAVORFUL LYRICS AND GOOD MUSICALITY TO THE SONG, ALONG WITH THE SLIDE GUITAR WORKS OF DANIEL ADDISON AND MIXED WITH DANIEL AND HIS ROUGH GRAVEL SOUNDING VOCALS AND THE CONTINUAL MIX OF THE BAND MAKES THE SONG A COMPLETE PIECE OF GREAT MUSIC. THE NEXT TRACK IS CALLED “SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE AND DANIEL BRINGS IN HIS TRUE ELEMENT OF EMOTION AND THIS SONG REFLECTS THIS AND I FELT THE TRUE HONESTY IN HIS LYRICS AS WELL OF HIS VOCALS.  “WALKIN ON” IS A SONG THAT DANIEL SHOWS HIS COLORS AS HE BRINGS THE TEMPO DOWN A LITTLE TO SHOW WHO IS AS A MUSICIAN AND A SONGWRITER. THE SONG REALLY HAS A STORY TO IT AND DANIEL MAKES THE SOUND REAL AND SHOWS HIS TOTAL VULNERBILITIES AS A SINGER, THE SONG HAS SUBSTANCE AND DANIEL WRITES ABOUT REAL THINGS AND LIFE EXPERIENCES THROUGHOUT HIS SONGS. THE TOTAL COMPLETENESS OF THE SONG HAS THAT TOTALLY REALISM TO IT AND I REALLY LIKED THIS SONG. “GOING DOWN EASY” THE GUITARS AND THE ELEMENT OF SOLID MUSICALITY IS HERE, WHERE THIS SONGS HAS A BLUESY FEEL TO IT, AND DANIEL MAKES A SONG COME TO LIFE AND THIS SONG REALLY HAS A PULSE TO IT. ALONG WITH THE WHOLE BAND THAT ALLOWS THE FULL FLAVOR TO COME ALIVE AND IS AN AMAZING PIECE OF MUSIC AND IT’S PRETTY CLEAR THAT DANIEL OWEN HAS THE SOUND OF REAL TALENT. THE STRUMMING MOTION CONTINUES THROUGHOUT, AND DANIEL HUMS HIS WAY THROUGH AN AMAZING SONG AND THE KEYBOARDS OF JOHN JOHNSON ADD TO THE APPEAL OF THIS WONDERFUL SONG, AND I REALLY LIKED THE ADDED FLARE TO IT. ” I CAN’T BREATHE” HAS A FULL COUNTRY FLARE TO IT WITH THE PICKIN’ OF THE BANJO OF RHETT JOHNSON, THE SONG MAINTAINS A CERTAIN LEVEL OF CREDIBILITY TO IT AND DANIEL RINGS IN HIS ELEMENT OF REALISM THAT IS VERY CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT THIS MARVELOUS AND MOST ENJOYABLE MUSIC ALBUM. THE ALBUM SHARES IT’S ELEMENTS OF BLUES AND COUNTRY WHERE THEY ARE EXTREMELY CLOSE, HOWEVER THE SOUND THAT DANIEL ARRIVES WITH HAS AN ECLETIC MIX OF BOTH , WITH THE NEXT TRACK CALLED “CLIMB” AND  HIS VOCALS GRAVELS IT’S WAY THROUGH THE MIX ALONG WITH JOHN JOHNSON THE SONG HAS A PURELY MAGICAL AND EVER PRESENT TEXTURE TO IT. BETWEEN DANIELS VOCAL RANGE AND THE MUSICALITY OF HIS BAND MAKE THE SOUND MAGNIFICIENT AND BEAUTIFUL. THE ELEMENT OF REALISM REMAINS TO BE A BIG STANDOUT PART OF DANIELS MUSIC AND THE NEXT SONG WHICH IS CALLED “CUZ IT’S RAININ OUTSIDE” THE COMPLETE PACKAGE AN MORE IS WHAT BRINGS DANIEL BRINGS TO HIS MUSIC THE BAND IS VERY CLOSE AND UNITED AS THEY ARE MAGNIFICIENT AND ADD TO THE FULL FLAVOR OF WHO DANIEL IS AS A SINGER AND ADD THE SURROUND FEEL TO THEM. THEY SURROUND DANIEL AND ALLOW HIS WRITING SKILLS TO BE HEARD. THE MUSICALITY OF THE BAND AND THEIR SOUND IS SUPERB AND POLISHED AND STANDS OUT AMONGST OTHER MUSIC BANDS THAT I HAVE HEARD AS OF DATE. DANIEL AND HIS SOUND IS UNREAL AND HAS A TANGIBLE FEELING TO IT AND DOESN’T CONFORM TO THE RULES OF TRADITIONAL COUNTRY OR EVEN OUTLAW COUNTRY,  DANIELS MUSIC ARRIVES FROM A PLACE IN HIS HEART AND CARRIES IT OUT IN A GRAND WAY, THROUGH HIS CONNECTION TO THE BLUES AND COUNTRY AND JUST SOLID MUSIC. WITH THE LAST SONG CALLED “ON MY MIND” DANIEL USHERS IN HIS RUGGED AND GRAVEL VOCALS AND TOTAL GIFT OF MUSICALITY TO THE SONG ALONG WITH HIS AMAZING AND GREAT SOUNDING BAND DANIEL OWEN IS ONE OF THOSE MUSIC ARTIST THAT HAVE A PLACE ON THE STAGE AND I KNOW THAT THE LIGHTS OF ALL STAGES WILL BE STOWED UPON DANIEL OWEN AND HIS BELOVED MUSIC. I THANK DANIEL FOR HIS WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIP & HIS AMAZING MUSIC AND ANXIOUS TO SEE HIM APPEAR ON A STAGE NEAR ME, WHERE LIGHTS WILL ALWAYS SHINE ON HIM AND HIS AMAZING MUSIC.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC PUBLICIST/MUSIC REVIEWER OWNER SOUNDWAVEONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

C 2018 USED BY PERMISSION

FOR MORE ON DANIEL OWEN

CHECK OUT HIS SITE

http://www.danielowenmusic.com

 

“THE LOVE HE GIVES”

WITH AN AMAZING MUSIC HISTORY, AN ICON IN THE INDUSTRY KNOWN FOR SOULFUL AND SUPERB LOVE MASTERPIECES OF MOST AMAZING AND TRULY INSPIRATIONAL SONGS AND SONGWRITING, THE NEW ALBUM ARRIVES FROM LEGENDARY SOUL SINGER AND MEMBER OF THE ICONIC SOUL GROUP THE ISLEY BROTHERS, COMES CHRIS JASPER AND HIS NEW RELEASE OF HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BY ME.  THE ALBUM IS CALLED “DANCE WITH YOU’ AND I HAD THE REAL PLEASURE OF WRITING A PRELIMINARY MUSIC REVIEW ON TWO OF HIS SONGS FROM THIS AMAZING AND TRULY INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM. THE ALBUM IS TRULY AN AMAZING AND TRULY A GIFT OF LOVE FROM THE HEART, FROM CHRIS JASPER. WITH THIS IN MIND I PREDICT THIS ALBUM IS ONE OF THOSE ALBUMS THAT WILL STAND THE MANY HOURS OF ETERNAL TIME AND IS A TRUE BREATH OF FRESH MUSIC THAT THIS WORLD NEEDS MORE OF, AND CHRIS JASPER IS THE ONE BRINGING THIS BEAUTIFUL ALBUM TO THE FOREFRONT OF TODAYS MUSIC. THE ALBUM STARTS OUT WITH A SUPERB SOULFUL SONG CALLED “DANCE WITH YOU” AND THE IS OUT OF THIS WORLD, CHRIS ALWAYS HAS THAT ABILITY TO MAKE A SONG FEEL SO INSPIRATIONAL AND FULL OF FEELINGS AND RAW EMOTIONS AND THIS SONG IS NO EXCEPTION. “THE LOVE THAT YOU GIVE” IS A TRUE AND FINE EXAMPLE OF WHAT SUMS UP CHRIS’ BEAUTIFUL STYLE AND HIS ABILITY TO CONVEY HIS LOVE THROUGH HIS WONDERFUL GIFT OF SONG AND VOCALS. “SHOW SOMEBODY LOVE” CHRIS BRINGS IN HIS SOULFUL AND ENERGETIC STYLE TO THIS WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF WHAT MUSIC IS ALL ABOUT AND ONCE AGAIN THE LOVE OUTPOURS FROM CHRIS’ MAGICAL AND EVER PRESENT FEELINGS OF LOVE AND IS CONSISTENTLY THROUGHOUT THIS AMAZING AND TOUCHING ALBUM. WITHIN HIS LYRICS AND HIS VOCALS THAT ALLOW YOU TO FEEL THE TOTAL EXPERIENCE. “SWEET MARGIE” IS A TOTAL GIFT FROM CHRIS TO HIS SOULMATE AND WIFE MARGIE, CHRIS POURS ON THE LOVE AND THIS SONG REALLY ALLOWS TO HEAR HIS TOTAL LOVE TOWARDS HIS WIFE, WITHOUT A DOUBT, CHRIS SHOWS HIS LOVE FOR HER, AND WHAT BETTER WAY OF SAYING THIS, THAN A SONG NAMED FOR HER. WITH THE START OF THE NEXT SONG CALLED “I DON’T WANT TO MISS A THING” CHRIS REALLY SHOWS AND BRINGS IN HIS TRUE EMOTIONAL VALUES TO THIS SONG WHERE HE ALLOWS YOU TO REALLY FEEL THE EMOTIONAL PART OF NEVER MISSING A THING” AND CHRIS BRINGS IN HIS VOCALS THAT REALLY PROJECT THESE FEELINGS. THE NEXT SONG REALLY PROJECTS CHRIS’ TRUE INSPIRATIONS AND THE SONG REACHES WITHIN THE SPRITUAL SIDE OF LIFE WITH THE SONG “IT’S A MIRACLE” THE AMAZING AND TRUE SIDE OF CHRIS AS A MUSIC WRITER AND A MUSICIAN IS TRULY PROJECTED THROUGH THIS WONDERFUL AND AMAZING AND INSPIRATIONAL AND TOUCHING SONG AND NEEDS TO BE HEARD, THIS SONG IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE ON THE ALBUM. THE NEXT SONG BRINGS IN THE LEVEL OF TRUE FUNK CALLED “MAKE YOUR MOVE” CHRIS JASPER REALLY HAS THAT ABILITY TO MAKE YOU “MAKE YOUR MOVE” AND THE SONG IS ELECTRIFYING AND CHARGES UP THE SOUND AS THE TOTAL PACKAGE AND IS SIMPLY PUT, AMAZING AND BRINGS IN HTE OLD SCHOOL FEELING OF WHEN FUNK ADDED IN SO MUCH TO A SONG. “HAPPY BIRHTDAY LOVE” IS JUST A SHORT LITTLE SONG,  HOWEVER CHRIS BRINGS IN HIS SOULFUL BEST AND ADDS HIS SOULFUL CROONING AND MAKES THE SOUL COME ALIVE AND JUST ANOTHER WONDERFUL SONG TO THIS AMAZING COLLECTION OF BEAUTIFUL SONGS, AND TRULY INSPIRATIONAL EMOTIONS. “I LOVE YOU” CHRIS’ VOCALS ARE JUST PLAINLY PUT OUTSTANDING AND SUPERB AND AMAZING SOULFUL AND THE EMOTIONS THAT ARE REFLECTED SO DEEPLY WITHIN THE SONGS AND I REALLY FELT THE LOVE AND INSPIRED FELT MUSIC CONTENT. IN MY OPINION CHRIS HAS PROJECTED HIS LOVE ON THIS ALBUM AND REALLY IS ONE TO BE TOTALLY TREASURED FOR A LIFETIME. THE LAST SONG ON THIS AMAZING AND SOULFULLY PLANTED ALBUM IS CALLED “THAT’S WHAT LOVE CAN DO” AND CHRIS BRINGS IN THE ELEMENT OF REAL SOUL AND LOVE AND WHERE THESE COLLIDE YOU HAVE THIS WONDERFUL AND FULLY LOVE CHARGED SONG AND NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN CHRIS JASPER. IF THERE WERE ANYONE IN THE WORLD THAT CAN SING A TRUE LOVE BALLAD WITH TOTAL HONESTY AND TOTAL REFLECTION OF INSPIRATION IT WOULD HAVE TO BE CHRIS JASPER AND THIS ALBUM OF HIS CALLED ‘DANCE WITH YOU” IS ALL ABOUT AND I AM TRULY HONORED AND SO TOTALLY BLESSED TO HAVE CHRIS AS A TRUE FRIEND AND TO BE ASKED TO WRITE HIS MUSIC ALBUM REVIEW. I THANK CHRIS FOR HIS AMAZING ALBUM AND IT TRULY IS A ALBUM THAT INVITES US ALL TO “DANCE WITH YOU” AND REALIZE “IT’S A MIRACLE’ THAT WE HAVE WONDERFUL MUSIC ICONS LIKE CHRIS OUT THERE THAT INSPIRE AND TRULY REMAIN IN OUR LIVES EVERYDAY.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC PUBLICIST/REVIEWER/OWNER SOUNDWAVEONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

C 2018 USED BY PERMISSION

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” A VERY TRUE AND HONEST & NATURAL”

AS A MUSIC PUBLICIST AND MUSIC REVIEWER I SOMETIMES COME ACRROSS A MUSIC ARTIST, THAT I CALL A “BREAKOUT ARTIST” AND UPON LISTENING TO THERESA CARMONEY, AT FIRST I WAS TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY. THE FIRST SONG I HEARD HER SING WAS A SONG CALLED SMOOTH OPERATOR BY THE MUSIC ARTIST SADE’ (SHARDAY) FROM THE 80’S FAME AND IS A PHENOMENAL SINGER AND SHE HAS A SOUND THAT IS RATHER DIFFICULT TO REPLICATE, HOWEVER THERESA BLEW MY EARS WIDE OPEN WHEN I HEARD HER TO THIS SONG AND WAS UTTERLY IN AWE AND TOTALLY AMAZED & BBLOWN AWAY BY HER SOUND. WITH THIS IN MY MIND IT WAS’NT TIL I HEARD FROM THERESA AND SHE HAD TOLD ME SHE’S GOT AN EP RELEASED, CALLED”CAROLINA COUNTRY”. THERESA HAS A VOICE THAT IS NATURAL, AND SOOTHING AND LEAVES AN UTTER AWE OR AN O.M.G. MOMENT TO YOUR EARS. THE FIRST SONG ON THIS WONDERFUL AND SUPERB SOUNDING EP IS CALLED “IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE” AND THERESA STARTS OUT WITH HER SIGNATURE SOUND AND SHOWS OFF HER TREMENDOUS VOCALS AND NATURAL TALENT AT IT’S BEST. THE SONG HAS A GREAT SOUND AND THERESA JUST BLENDS IN JUST RIGHT WITH HER AMAZING NATURAL VOICE. THERESA HAS A VOICE THAT USHERS IN A SOUND THAT JUST IS OUTSTANDING AND THIS SONG IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THERESA’S LOVELY VOCALS THAT JUST THAT AND MORE. THE NEXT SONG IS CALLED “STRAIGHT UP” AND THERESA ONCE AGAIN BLOWS YOU AWAY WITH HER AMAZING VOCALS THAT STAY WITH THE MUSIC AND NEVER LET THEM GO, THERESA HAS A WAY TO ENVELOPE HER VOCALS AROUND THE SONGS, I CALL IT “SINGABILITY” AND THERESA HAS THIS AT ALL TIMES IN ALL SHE SINGS INCLUDING THIS ONE. “AMY” THERESA HITS THE NOTES JUST RIGHT ON THIS SONG, THERESA HAS A TONE AND AN ABILITY TO MAKE HER VOICE FIT IN TO WHATS SHE SINGING,AND WITH WHAT EVER GENRE SHE HAPPENS TO BE SINGING.  I LOVE HER VOICE, THERESA HAS THE VOICE THAT COVERS ALL MUSICAL BARRIERS, AND ADAPTS CONTINUALLY THROUGHOUT THIS AMAZING AND VERY ENTERTANING EP. “DO ME LIKE THIS (DO ME LIKE THIS” THERESA IS VERY CONVINCING AND SHOWCASES HER REAL TREMENDOUS TALENT WHICH IN MY OPINION HER SECRET WEAPON IS HER AWESOME VOCALS, ANDS HER CONSTANT ADAPTABILTY TO EVERY SONG. “WORKING HARD HARDLY WORKING IS  ANOTHER SONG THAT THERESA HAS UP HER SLEEVE, THE SON HAS A BLUESY FEEL TO IT AND THERESA ONCE AGAIN PULLS HER MAGIC OUT OF HER MUSICAL HAT AND THE SONG ALLOWS YOU TO HEAR THRESAS ABILITY TO CONFORM AND ADAPT TO ANY STYLE THAT SHE SINGS. I AM SO HONORED TO HAVE STUMBLED ACROSS SUCH GREAT TALENT, AND JUST THINK I FIRST WAS INTRODUCED ON FACEBOOK TO HER, AND I AM TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE HER AS A TRUE FRIEND, AND MY BELIEF IS THAT THERESA IS ON HER WAY TO SUPER STARDOM WITH HER AMAZING AND WONDERFUL AND TOTALLY ADAPTIVE STYLE AND VOCAL RANGE AND WILL NOT BE SURPRISED THAT SHE WILL BE HEARD ON THE RADIO SOON AS THE RIGHT MIX HAPPENS, THAT IS THE MIX OF A PROGRAMMER AND A GREAT PUBLIC RELATIONS PERSON TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT A WONDERFUL AND AMAZING TALENT MISS THERESA CARMONEY IS ALL ABOUT. THANK YOU TO THERESA FOR HER TREMENDOUS AND GIFT OF A BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND HER CONTINUED FRIENDSHIP AND LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING MORE FROM SUCH A SUPER SINGER AND SONGWRITER.

 

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC PUBLICIST AND MUSIC REVIEWER OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

C 2018 USED BY PERMISSION