“I’M FEELING THEM DELTA”BLUES

THE ONE GENRE OF MUSIC THAT I REALLY ENJOY WRITING IS THE MUSIC AND SOUND OF BLUES. WITH THIS BEING SAID AFTER LISTENING TO THE ALBUM CALLED “DELTA TIME” BY THE BLUES GUYS NAMED LIGHTIN’ ROD & THE  THUNDERBOLTS I WAS REALLY ENTERTAINED. THE FIRST SONG IS CALLED “DELTA TIME” AND ROD & HIS BAND REALLY DIG DEEP INTO THE SOUND OF REALLY DELTA SOUNDING BLUES. MY LISTENING EXPERIENCE WAS REALLY ENJOYABLE AND ROD REALLY HAS THE ABILITY TO SLING A GOOD BLUES LICK OR TWO. WITH THE NEXT SONG STARTING OUT HAS A FEEL OF A 60’S FEEL TO THE GUITAR WORKS THE SONG IS CALLED “ADDICTED TO SOMETHING” AND ROD HAS THAT SIGNITURE SOUND IN HIS VOCALS THAT IS ALMOST REMINICIENT OF A REAL THROATY SINGER BUT HIS GUITAR LICKS ARE REALLY EVIDENT ON THIS AND WITH THE USE OF BACKUP SINGERS ADDS THE ELEMENT OF FLAVORFUL BLUES. WITH THE NEXT SONG STARTING OUT CALLED “WHEN I LOVED YOU’ THIS SONG SEEMS TO SMOOTH OUT THE ROUGHNESS AND ADDS A LITTLE FLAVOR OF GOOD OLD GUITAR STRUMMING AND ROD & THE BAND ARE REALLY WELL AND MIX TOGETHER NICELY. “WHAT I DONE FORGOT” REALLY BRINGS IN THE BLUES MIX AND SOUNDS VERY CLASSY AND HAS THAT HEAD BOPPIN’ GUITAR WORKS AND ROD ONCE AGAIN ADD THAT SENSE OF GOOD OLD BLUES. “LOW DOWN FUNKY BLUES” IS A SONG THAT CONVEYS ALL THE INGREDIENTS OF A REALLY GOOD BLUES SONG AND ROD & THE THUNDERBOLTS SEEM TO REALLY JIVE TOGETHER AND IS QUITE ENJOYABLE AS I LISTENED. ROD & THUNDERBOLTS WHERE I HEARD THAT SIGNATURE SOUND OF DEEP BLUES WITH ROD AND HIS GUITAR THAT ALLOW YOU TO FEEL THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF HIS STYLE OF BLUES AND WAS REALLY ENJOYABLE. “OUT OF THE DARKNESS” ROD & THE  THUNDERBOLTS ONCE AGAIN ADD THE BACKUP SINGERS TO THE MIX AND WITH THE GUITAR WORKS OF ROD AND HIS WONDERFUL BAND MAKE IT HAPPEN AND I REALLY WOULD LOVE TO SEE THESE GUYS AND GALS IN A CONCERT. AT TIMES I FELT THAT THIS BAND IS ONE OF THOSE BANDS THAT HAS TO BE SEEN IN A BAR ROOM OR A BLUES SHOW WITH A SMALL CROWD A COUPLE OF ADULT BEVERAGES AND ENJOYING THE MUSIC. “WHAT WAS I THINKING” ALMOST RINGS A LITTLE GUITAR WORK OF MUSIC ICON CARLOS SANTANA AND IS REALLY GOOD. ‘BROKEN WING” A KIND OF GATHERED THAT IS A DEDICATION TO THE LATE GUITARIST JIMI HENDRIX, WHERE ROD & THE THUNDERBOLTS DO A REALLY DOWN & GRINDY AND WEE SOUNDING GUITAR WHICH ROD ONCE AGAIN BRINGS THAT INCREDIBLE BLUES SOUND ALIVE AND THIS SONG PROBABLY ALLOWS YOU TO REALLY HEAR HIS TRUE TALENT IN THE GUITAR DEPARTMENT. THIS SONG IS ACTUALLY MY FAVORITE ON THE WHOLE ALBUM, BUT AFTER HEARING THIS ROD REALLY BRINGS IT HOME WITH THE NEXT SONG. THE SONG IS CALLED “WHEN LOVE COMES CALLING” THE THUNDERBOLTS ALONG WITH RODS FANCY GUITAR PICKIN MAKE THE GRADE ON THIS AND ADDS HIS ELEMENT OF BACKUP SINGERS.THE LAST SONG ON THIS RICHLY PURE BLUES ALBUM AND PHENOMENALLY PRODUCED. THE SOUND IS UNMATCHED WITH ROD & THE THUNDERBOLTS AND THEIR AWESOME BLUES SONGS . THE SONG IS CALLED “LIFE OF A BLUESMAN’ AND ROD AND THE BAND GEL TOGETHER VERY WELL AND ADD THAT SPE CIAL FEEL TO THE ALBUM AND ALL IN ALL I REALLY ENJOYED THE SPIN OF THIS ALBUM AND I LOOK FORWARDS TO HEARING MORE FROM LIGHNIN’ ROD & THE THUNDERBOLTS AND PERHAPS I’LL CATCH ONE OF THEIR CONCERTS AND THAT WILL BE A REALLY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE AND ONE I CAN HOPE FOR. THANK YOU TO ROD WILSON FOR THE INVITATION TO BE ABLER TO HEAR HIS WONDERFUL SOUND AND HOPE TO HEAR HIM ON THE RADIO SOON OR MAYBE IN CONCERT.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC JOURNALIST WRITER   OWNER AT  SOUND WAVE ONE

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” FULL THROTTLE FROM START TO END”

“HEATWAVE” THIS IS HOW TO DESCRIBE THE ALBUM FROM SINGER AND GUITARIST LOU DIBELLO, AND QUITE HONESTLY WHAT A ROCK & ROLL RECORD IT IS. WITH THE 1ST SONG ON THE ALBUM CALLED “HEATWAVE” LOU SLAMS, BAMS AND CRASHES INTO YOUR SPEAKERS LOUD & CLEAR. WITH  HONESTLY QUITE AWESOME AND EXTROARDINAIRELY POWERFUL STRUMMING ALL AROUND I WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DAYS OF HEAVY METAL 80’S BUT WITH TREMENDOUSLY LOUD AND CLEAR GUITAR WORKS. “LET ME HEAR YOU SCREAM” ROCK & ROLL” ANOTHER POWERFULLY CHARGED SONG WHERE LOU JUST SLAMS YOUR EARS INTO THE SPEAKERS WITH NO REMORSE IN SIGHT. “BLOOD ON THE CROSS” LOU CONTINUES HIS REBELLIOUS ROCK AND ROLL RTHYHM AND HAS NO END IN SIGHT. AT TIMES LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM I WAS REMINDED OF AN ALMOST THE LATE RONNIE JAMES DIO SOUND. A LITTLE REMINICIENT AT TIMES, BUT AGAIN LOU ADDS HIS OWN TOUCH OF WOOP ASS ON HIS STRUMMING ABILITY ON THE SONG “THE MEETING” WHERE LOU HOLDS NO PRISONERS AND NEVER LETS GO. THE GUITARS ARE SHREDDING AWAY AND LOU PACKS A POWERFUL PUNCH IN HIS MUSIC THROUGHOUT. WITH THE NEXT SONG STARTING OUT LOU RIPS AND SHREDS AND KICKS YOU IN THE FACE WITH HIS RAW AND DOWNRIGHT AWESOME GUITAR WORKS THROUGHOUT. I WAS THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED AS I SAT AT MY STUSIO DEASK LISTENING TO THIS WONDERFUL AND POWERFUL ALBUM. AS THE NEXT SONG STARTED LOU SHOWS HIS MATERFUL SIDE OF GUITAR WORKS WHERE THEY SEEM TO NEVER END & LOU REALLY KICKS SOME MAJOR ASS IN HIS TREMENDOUS GUITAR WORKS THROUGHOUT. I AM NOT PARTICULAR KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE HEAVY METAL SCENE BUT AS I LISTENED LOU GAVE ALL THE LESSONS I NEEDED TO RE EDUCATE MYSELF IN HIS AWESOME ABILITY TO TAKE THE MUSIC TO A NEW HEIGHT. THIS ALBUM IN IT’S ENTIRETY IS ONE KICK ASS ALBUM AND LOU HOLDS NO BARS ON EVERY SONG, AND KEEPS THE ACCELERATOR ON AT FULL SPEED ALL THE WAY THROUGH. “DROP DEADLY” IS JUST A SUMMARY OF WHAT I HAVE BEEN HEARING SINCE THE FIRST SONG ON THIS POWERFULLY CHARGED AND FULL ROCKETS RED GLARE APPROACH. IT IS ALWAYS A REAL PLEASURE TO HEAR A MUSICIAN THAT CAN MAINTAIN A CONSISTENT THEME THROUGHOUT THEIR ALBUM AND BOY HOWDY, LOU DOES THIS WITH EVERY SONG ON THIS SUPERCHARGED ALBUM THIS WHICH BRINGS IN ALL ELEMEMTS OF A SOLID ROCK ALBUM AND IF YOU HAVE THE NEED FOR SUPERCHARGED AND FULL THROTTLE MUSIC THIS ALBUM IS FOR YOU. “WHEN ALL IS LOST” THE INTRO TO THE SONG IS ABOUT THE ONLY SLOW DOWN POINT IN THE ALBUMS ENTIRETY. LOU CONTINUES TO KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF, AND REMAINS IN YOUR FACE AND EARS WITH HIS POWERFUL ABILITIES TO SING A SONG AND PLAY THE GUITAR AND REALLY REALLY RIP INTO SHREDS, THAT IS RIP THE GUITAR STRINGS INTO SHREDS, AND PERHAPS YOUR EARDRUMS AS WELL. WITH THE LAST SONG ON THE ALBUM A MICHAEL SCHENKER SONG CALLED “INTO THE ARENA” THIS KIND OF SUMS UP THIS ALBUMS THEME, WHERE LOU BRINGS YOU “INTO THE ARENA” AND KEEPS YOUR EARS IMPRISONED AND WON’T RELEASE UNTIL HE’S READY TO LET YOU. THIS IS A PHENOMENALLY GEAR DRIVEN, AND GUITAR SLAMMING ALBUM PACKED FULL OF FULL THROTTLE ALL THE WAY THROUGH FROM START TO FINISH, AS WHEN THE ALBUM DID END I FELT MYSELF WANTING TO GO LIGHT UP A CIGARETTE AND SOAK IN THE ECTASY OF THIS LOUD AND GUITAR DRIVEN MIRACULOUS ALBUM. I THANK LOU FOR ALLOWING ME LEGALLY TO HAVE MY EARS BENT TO THE POINT OF BLEEDING, WITH HIS WONDERFUL AND SUPERCHARED AND GUITAR DRIVEN ALBUM CALLED” HEATWAVE”.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

OWNER/MUSIC JOURNALIST WRITER SOUND WAVE ONE

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” TRULY AMAZING PICKING”

AS I SAT HERE AND BEGAN TO WRITE THIS MUSIC REVIEW I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, IT’S BEEN A LONG YEAR AND I AM REMINDED HOW LUCKY I AM TO DO WHAT I LOVE WHICH IS WRITE MUSIC REVIEWS. WELL ENOUGH OF ME. THIS GUY THAT I AM WRITING ABOUT IS A BLUEGRASS MIXED WITH A LITTLE FLARE OF COUNTRY MIX TO IT. THE MUSIC ARTIST THAT I AM WRITING THIS REVIEW ON, HIS NAME IS  SHANNON SLAUGHTER AND HIS ALBUM IS CALLED “NEVER STANDING STILL” THE 1ST SONG IS CALLED  “YOU CAN’T OUTRUN THE RIVER”  AND SHANNON PICKS HIS WAY THROUGH AND REALLY STRUTS HIS STUFF. AND IS A TRUE BLUEGRASS NATURAL AND THIS SONG IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF HIS INATE ABILITIES. AS THE ALBUM ROLLS ON THE NEXT TRACK CALLED ‘FIND YOUR OWN HIGHWAY” AND SHANNON CONTINUES HIS STRUMMING AWAY AND NEVER MISSES A BEAT. IT SEEMS THAT WHEN SHANNON SINGS THIS SONG HE SEEMS TO BE SPEAKING WITH HIS KIDS AND TEACHING THE LESSONS OF LIFE, WHERE YOU GOTTA FIND YOUR OWN HIGHWAY, AND CONTINUES TO REINFORCE THAT THROUGHOUT THE SONG. IF YOU ARE INTO A LOT OF PICKIN’ MUSIC, THIS ALBUM IS FOR YOU, WHERE SHANNON AND HIS PHENOMENAL BAND JUST SLAM UP THE JAMS ONE AFTER ANOTHER. THE NEXT SONG ON THIS WONDERFULLY SOUNDING AND TRULY GREAT ALBUM SHANNON & AND THE BAND DON’T MISS A BEAT THE MIUSIC IS FUN AND GETS THE OLD FOOT STOMPIN’ AWAY. THE SONG CALLED “THAT OLD COUNTRY ROAD” SHANNON JUST NAILS IT AND I REALLY FELT THE PURETY AND EMOTIONAL VALUE THAT SHHANON & HIS WNDERFUL AND FULLFILLING BAND BRING TO EACH SONGON THIS ALBUM. “LOVE IS A CROSS AND THREE NAILS” SHANNON REALLY BRINGS IN HIS SPIRIRUAL SIDE WITHIN HIS STRONG AND DIRECT LYRICS. THIS SONG IS A REALLY GRAT SONG AND THE BAND IS REALLY SUPERB, THIS PROBABLY IS MY FAVORITE ON THE ALBUM. WITH THIS BEING SAID THE NEXT SONG CALLED “THIS GIRL I LOVE” AND SHANNON REALLY HAS THE ABILITY TO MAKE YOU FEEL HIS EMOTION THROUGH HIS TREMENDOUS VOCALS AND THE BAND BACKING JUST ARE A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN AND REALLY IS ENJOYABLE. “GOING HOME” IS REALLY SONG THAT FOCUSSES ON HIS EMOTIONAL VALUE AND ALLOWS HIM TO VULNERABLE AND REAL & EXPRESSES THIS IN A SUPERB WAY ON THIS SONG AND OTHERS. “LONELY TRAIL OF TEARS” IS A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF HOW SHANNON REALLY SHOWCASES HIS TRUE AND SINCERE CRAFT OF PICKIN AWAY AND MAKES THE MUISC COME ALIVE. THE NEXT SONG CALLED ‘BETTER MOVE IT  HOME” WHERE IT HAS A SOUND OF REMINICENT 60’S FLAVOR BUT REMAINS VERY RELEVANT FOR TODAYS STYLE AND KEPT MY EARS TUNED IN FOR MORE. “HE MOVED A MOUNTAIN ANOTHER FINE EXAMPLLE OF  SPIRITUAL &SUPERB STRUMMING ON EACH SONGHROUGHOUT. “DYING TO LIVE AGAIN” SHANNON JUST SIMPLY PUT AMAZES ME WITH HIS CONTINUAL STRONG AND VIBRANT BANJO AND MAGNIFICIENT HARMONIE STHROUGHOUT. THIS SONG IS REALLY A TREMEDOUS EXAMPLE OF A TRUE LOVE SONG AT IT’S FINEST AND WAS TRULY ENJOYED BY ME, AND WHEN YOU HEAR THIS YOU WILL TO. I WAS A FARMER SHANNON NEVER STOPS AMZINGF ME WITH HIS CONTINUAL LYRICS AND HIS AWESOME GIFT OF VOCALS AND ALL THE WHILE HIS BAND JUST ADDS IN THEIR FINE TOUCHES ON EVERY TRACK .”TRYING TO BE MY OWN MAN” JUST ADDS TO THE EXCITEMENT AND LOVE AND THE PURE TALENT THAT SHANNON SLAUGHTER AND HIS PHENOMENALLY CRAFTED & GIFTED BAND REALLY ARE AN ENJOYABLE SOUND THAT MADE MY LISTENING EXPERIENCE A TREMENDOUS AND A TOTALLY SATISFYING TASTE OF TRUE BLUEGRASS AT IT’S FINEST.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

OWNER MUSIC JOURNALIST WRITER SOUNDWAVEONE

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HONOR, LOVE, RESPECT A DREAM COME TRUE.

I must start to say that starting off the new year 2018 for myself has been an incredible dream come true. I ask myself and actually have to pinch myself. Most recently I was given the chance of my lifetime to speak with a true American music legend. A very close friend and a very talented musician herself that I have written a music album review for made this happen and I am forever indebted to her and really have a tremendous admiration for her and her incredible musical talent and I treasure her friendship forever. Once gain my dreams of a lifetime has been made this last week I had the real pleasure and incredible honor to have a conversation with an American music legend, have I got your attention? ears perked up yet? The legend I am speaking to you of is a gentleman and a most gracious guy I’ve ever met in my lifetime. I am speaking of Alvin Taylor, he has been in an instrumental part of music history, in the way that he has performed for an amazing and abundant number of true major music artists that are my heroes in the business. Born on March 26th, 1953 Alvin Taylor since his tender age of 5 has been a lover of drums. His lifetime music career began when he was only 14 years old, now, you do the math. In this conversation I learned from Alvin that Since he has 14 he had a music experience, that got him on the musical roadmap, he began touring with Little Richard, & on his album “King Of Rock & Roll” After this stint of musical experience Alvin joined a band called Pacific, Gas & Electric. Alvin in our wonderfully exciting and intriguing conversation Alvin mentioned that the music legend (AKA) known as the 5th Beatle Billy Preston was very instrumental in his introduction to the many legends he has played with. His most amazing experience of his life came to him while he was invited to London by music legend George Harrison of the Beatles fame and ended up recording & performing on his platinum album 33  1/3.  His extensive career continued to amaze me as I was listening with every breath as Alvin told me of these incredible stories of music history. His credit history also includes tours with legendary musicians such as Elton John, Tina Turner Bob Dylan, Bob Welch, Leo Sayer, and Ronnie Woods of the Rolling Stones and the list goes on & on. Simply amazing, and what is so amazing about this here I was speaking with this incredible music legend, …me. Alvin has amazing  glossary of stories to tell I honestly could write a book based only on his life’s musical journey. As we talked Alvin told me of  his incredible music and I was simply and still am simply amazed at that here I was sitting in my studio and talking with a music legend. Since I started this interview with the intentions to write a music album review of him but better than this. I was being told of all these fine musicians that he has played with and quite honestly all my favorite musicians. As we some what wrapped up the conversation I always ask if there is anything I can do for them, Alvin proceeded to advise me that a while back he was provided  a “Go Fund Me” account to assist him with getting a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars where he has been trying to raise funds to fundraise for his Star on the Walk of Fame. He advised me that it costs him $10,000.00 to get this to happen, and he has raised about $7000.00 of the  $10,000.00 needed to make it happen. In my opinion I’d love to see this happen since February is the deadline to get the funds. Also simply because Alvin is such a gracious and awesome person and an American music legend that is very deserving of this. I thank him for his incredible conversation with me and his incredible friendship & his total devotion and dedicated lifelong talents to some of the all time music legends and provided me to the soundtrack to most of my own life. I thank Alvin from the bottom of my heart and what a treasure to have in my heart forever. I was advised by Alvin that when he meets someone and makes friends, he makes friends for life, and that is such a pure joy in my heart that I will always have in my heart and never let go. Thank you Alvin for your gift of time and your incredible gift of musical contributions  and to our new friendship and May God always enrich your life with peace, and love forever. In my opinion and to quote the singer/ songwriter Jackie DeShannon “What The World Needs Now Is Love” and to quote and answer one of my many heroes in music the late John Lennon “Give Peace A Chance” and Alvin Taylor has reinforced both of these thoughts in my life. Thank you so much Alvin and May God always bless you in your tremendous life.

Steven F. Adams

Owner/Music Journalist/ Writer SoundWaveOne

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“POLISHED TO PERFECTION”

After writing several music album reviews, and all music genres I really enjoy the diversity, and with this being said With my latest review of a blues group called “The Lucky Losers” and their latest release called “In Any Town” where lead singers Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz and the ensemble of fine musicians. They have a superbly fine and polished sound that is really quite honestly great. I have been a huge fan of blues music most of my life and these cats really make my musical taste buds come alive. With the 1st track called “So high” Cathy’s vocals are superb and really make that sound and the lyrical content is really well. It’s rather difficult to find a blues band that actually write their own songs. The 2nd song on this marvelous and really catchy flavorful album is called “It Ain’t Enough” Where Cathy and band really get down to the blues and Cathy really showcases her style and her rich full clear vocals and with Phil on harmonica and the band members Marvin Greene, Chris Burns, Tim Wagar, & Robi Bean they make the sounds that are really real blues and smooth as a diamond. The next song on the album is a remake of Johnny Cash’s song “Jackson” where I am not one for remakes, however the song makes the recollections of Johnny float through your musical memory and Cathy & Phil put their own twist on it. “Don’t Let ’em See ya cry” Cathy’s vocal range is superb and dialed into perfection levels. The next song called “Blind Man In the Dark” the band brings in the real smoothly & refined sound & really brings in the full sound of the band and is my personal favorite on the album. On This song the sax is just amazing which features Terry Hanck where he serves up his solo on this song & adds tremendous balance and smoothness to the already awesome sound. “I Can’t Change Ya” the next track is a harp driven song and between Cathy & Phil they are a really match made in heaven. With the next song starting called “Still Enough to Cry’ brings in the R&B sounds and Phil really showcases his vocals on this one and adds the element of real sounding rhythm & blues and makes the sound fun & really enjoyable. “Give Me A Sign” well this really has a true sense of the definition of blues all over it & Cathy’s vocals are splendid & superb and actually sultry and one of the many songs on this superb album that I really personally like. The Harp from Phil adds even more flavor to the song. “In Any Town’ is really good song and I really loved the total arrangement of the song where Cathy brings in her low and smoothly crafted vocals to the front and really prove that this band is really a contender in the blues scene. The next song called “Devil’s Dream” the element of psychedelic rock came into effect with Phil’s vocals and the band had that magical presence of the 60’s flare and darkness but blended in nicely to the rest of the mix. ‘Small Town Talk’ the last track on this superb and really enjoyable album allows your ears to really hear the dynamic sound of the band and allows your ears to soak in what kind of music that is being presented to you and adds a personal touch to who “The Lucky Losers” really are. My Many thanks to Cathy Lemons & Phil Berkowitz and the phenomenally good band. I really appreciate them for sharing their finely tuned craft with me & wishing to hear more from a well oiled music group like them.

Steven F. Adams

Owner/Music Journalist/Writer SoundWaveOne

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“IN THE STYLE OF RON”

As I sat and marveled and listened attentively to the new album from musician artist, and painter Ron Brunk, who is and has a sound that is totally unmatched with anyone I’ve written reviews for in the last 10 years. With his newest project called “Zero Hour” Ron picks through his wild and sometimes dark & quite interesting bag of mixed music collection. With the first song called “Skyline Fades” Ron brings in his strange but eclectic style of music to the table right away. I Must say that as I listened to the album Ron has a real talent for the piano and his lyrics are strong & vivid as the day is long. With the next song “Could But I Won’t” Ron brings in his rapping abilities, well kind of, and definitely has the taste of angst or just telling you how he feels and is quite entertaining. “Heartbreaker Like You” Ron holds no bars on this one where the guitar work begins pounding and Ron has a keen ability to bring in his style all his own and there is something about his lyrics that is almost contagious. This album brings in his songwriting abilities and allows you to feel his pure passion for his craft and is one of those albums that you have to sit down & listen. Once again between the guitar riffs and his piano I almost can’t place into a particular genre, but he has some talent that his taste begins to grow on you as you listen to the album. “Heartland” is another catchy and flavorful song where Ron brings on his piano bar sound and is probably the most rhythmically directed song on this unique and different album. I do really enjoy Rons tremendous gift of the piano mixed with the guitar work and Ron weaves and fuses these two together to make a sound that is reminiscent of a musician that I saw a long while back, he had a sound all his own & that’s what Ron has on his musical plate to present to us all. With the next song arriving through my speakers called “You Make Me Crazy” Ron has an element of Rocky Horror, wildly awkward and has a lot going on within his music, and it’s kind of cool and unique to say the least. “Possession” is another song that definitely carries Ron’s ability to project his best foot forwards, but I actually was amazed and enjoyed the song. With all the songs on this album I really all in all has a distinctive flavor that only Ron brings., he has rock, Pop, and unique abilities to convey his songwriting at you, with the next song called “Shut Your Mouth” Ron begins with sound that adds his unique style on you and I would love to hear some of his older music to compare this album to. Ron throughout this album he plays with angst in a fun way, and I can tell that he really is having fun as he plays. If some people hear his music Ron could be mistaken for Punk, but NOT. Ron has that eclectic sound that no one shares which brings in his unique style all his own. I try to always find a song or two on an album that I listen to say is my favorite and I actually like the song called “Drinker and Bar” and Ron allows you to hear his pure talent on this song with the added violin & viola from Renae Truex, adds to his sound and I must say that this song is one of my favorites on this album, it’s a believable track & has stirring movements throughout and Ron showcases his writing abilities and also his vocals and really sounded good. With the last song on this unique & powerfully chargedand may be seen through a little foggy conditions, meaning not sure what style Ron is but is has a sound that I enjoyed. The song called “Zero Hour” with the sax provided by Jim Hoke, it starts to become alive and with the sax music just adds that believing sound and adds the element of realism. This song could almost be termed as blues because I felt this would be my second choice of favorite songs on the album. As I sum up my feelings on this album I think Ron Brunk has a sound that is unique and on some songs are really good and want to hear more from Ron in the future. Many thanks to Ron for allowing me to review and be allowed to hear his signature sound. I would be willing to see Ron in a live setting to thoroughly enjoy his music because sometimes the audio just doesn’t serve justice like being at  a live show.

Steven F. Adams

Music Journalist Music Reviewer Owner SoundWaveOne

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” THE BEAT GOES ON & ON & ON

There have been many music artists that have that dance floor sound and one of the music artists that I’ve recently discovered is a lady named Kim Cameron and side Fx and the album is called “No Regrets. with this album Kim has an eclectic beat that is reminiscent of dance floor pop slash techno pop and mixed with a little Euro pop. With the first track called “Drive Kim and side Fx  bring in the mix of dance floor sounds in and it really gets your booty movin’ with the consistent beat. The next song brings in that sound again and Kims vocals keep up with the rhythm and matches just right. As I listened I heard more of a dance floor Madonna in style but Kim brings in her elements that really makes me want to get up and dance your heart away into the night. Kim has a flavor and all her music has a sound that in my opinion Kim is an excited dance floor diva and really makes the earth shake with her tremendous dance mixing going on throughout the album. With the song called “Rolling Stone”Kim has a beat that makes the grade and was really enjoyable as I listened on and on. “Play it Again’ Kim maintains a sound that is right on and catchy and flavorful and not noisy just lots of beats per minute throughout.  The album plays on and on in my mind where I didn’t need to have a disc jockey shuffling my music cause song after song they blend in just right and is very appealing . “blind Love is that song that is consistent with the flavorful dance floor sound that really kept that beat moving and a groovin’. The next track called ‘forever” Kim and Side Fx really bring the definition of dance tracks to a maximum and is really great. “next To You” is yet another reason to keep the album playing cause this album is non stop music back to back and Kim’s vocals just add that appeal that is smooth and polished and fit like a glove within the music mix. as I listened to this album the next track called “Carnival of Baggage ” Kim and Side Fx slows down the tempo a little to get sultry but remains a contending song on the album chalked with hit after hit. The song “Never” Kim and Side Fx keep that smooth sailing feel and pulse that rocks you to the core with that consistent beat. With the rest of the album Kim and Side Fx remix all the songs and brings in the tempo to it’s ultimate and really made my feeling of the album a good one and Kim has got a sound that is matched with the mix. I really enjoyed it and I have not been on a dance floor in almost 20 years but with this wonderful dance euro pop dance floor mix by Kim Cameron & Side Fx made me wish there was a dance floor to go out and strut and bounce to the grooves on this superbly produced and mixed album. I thank Kim for her allowing me to be exposed to her wonderful musical talents & look forward to hearing more from her and perhaps maybe I’ll be on the dance floor and be able to shake & groove to her incredible dance floor mix.

Steven F . Adams

Journalist Writer music reviewer  owner SoundWaveOne

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