Tag Archives: Singer/Songwriter

AUDIO: Sarabi – “Dreamin’ Since 1996”

Singer-songwriter Sarabi released her debut album. Incorporating elements of soft pop, soul and electronica, this album is seven tracks and keeps the recurring theme of love’s games. Artists featured here are Lucretia on “Float Around” and Haley Hubert on “Win Your Love” plus instrumental contributions from Vincent Kircher, Ransom Nyhart and Josh Ehlke. It’s a most fitting mood as we

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VIDEO: Mike Mangione – “You Didn’t Come Here Alone”

Singer-songwriter Mike Mangione shared a new video accompanying his latest record “Blood & Water.” He’s found out in the woods walking us through the song with the lyrics displayed in different fonts while backup dancers follow. At one point he stops a couple from arguing and makes them hug it out; Mike Mangione puts an upbeat tune to telling us

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VIDEO: Evan James – “Finding Your Way”

Piano player Evan James is out with his debut single and video. Seated at the keys in the spotlight, James plays with a focused demeanor and hopeful charm. The song, according to him, is about having faith that things will all work out in the end. You can tell from his facial expressions that he’s excited about his creation. We

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AUDIO: Jacob Slade – “Jupiter”

Singer-songwriter Jacob Slade’s latest single is about giving the parts of yourself you’re most afraid of to someone else. He’s eager to give this person his all, no matter what it takes and no matter the uncertainty. With “Jupiter,” Slade’s trademark feathery vocals accompany a sweet melody that together capture a profound feeling of longing.

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AUDIO: Mike Mangione – “Blood & Water”

Singer-songwriter Mike Mangione released his new album a couple weeks back. There’s eleven tracks here, all of which are baked with sensitivity, enthusiasm, and regard. Encompassing Americana-folk style, Mangione gathers strength through hardships as he contemplates the push and pull for love. Whether he reflects on empathy (“Anastacia”), fighting to keep the flame burning (“Giving Up On You”), place and

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AUDIO: Dan Kolesari – “River Road”

Some musicians know their sound in a definite way. Atmospheric soft-rock is the definite sound on the newest album from Dan Kolesari. The first couple tracks soar with sweet guitar riffs and saxophone lines, most of the back half chug along with somber instrumentation and heartfelt vocals. All the while Dan relates all sorts of feelings and experiences. From longing

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AUDIO: Ryan Schmidt – “Bipolar”

Singer-songwriter Ryan Schmidt dropped his debut single this week. Kicking things off with a funky guitar riff, Schmidt contrasts the two people living inside his own head and invites you to meet one or the other. Not only is there a guitar solo, there’s a kazoo solo here! Ryan Schmidt juxtaposes personal subject matter with pop sensibilities that lighten the

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AUDIO: Matthew Davies – “Skywriter”

Singer-songwriter Matthew Davies released a new album this week. It’s a record of vivacity and palpable honesty with eleven tracks of Davies’ picturesque songwriting. He touches on topics like subconscious fears, joy in the present moment, finding what you’re good at, working hard to provide for the family, faith in a higher power. Musicians contributing to this record are Andrew

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AUDIO: Stephanie Joanna – “While We Circled the Sun”

Singer-songwriter Stephanie Joanna released her debut album last month. This album was written as Joanna reflected on the highs and lows of her 20’s, spending four years living in the same apartment battling the bane that is stagnancy. These songs marry sweet pop melodies – both acoustic and electronic – with themes of love, confronting fears, and leaving your comfort

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