Claire Uebelacker

Americana’s greatest material has been born of rich harmonies, starting with a powerful vocal, of course, which is essentially the biggest cornerstone of David Sparrow’s Beggars & Choosers. While there’s something to be said about the poetic depth that Sparrow has as a lyricist, this is an even more melodic effort than I would normally expect
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Aditi Iyer is building something special. The Indian singer/songwriter’s first two EP releases Dollhouse and The Girl They See received a lot of airplay from major platforms around the world and generated considerable critical enthusiasm. She hasn’t rushed her releases and takes sufficient time between each one to finetune every aspect of her material. It makes each new release
Brian Shapiro and his band’s second album, It’s Amazing, includes ten songs that you will agree, without qualification, are different from anything else out there today. It isn’t necessarily that he’s remade the songwriting wheel or anything so groundbreaking; instruments are still necessary, songs still have titles, and you’ll hear verse, chorus, verse – at least
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Singer/songwriters are at the heart of the pop movement we’re seeing on all corners of the globe right now, and in his new single “Trespassing,” Morten Nygaard gives listeners plenty of reasons to take his style seriously. The passion that he offers his lyrics with is too moving to be artificial, too human to be
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In a time of absolute dreary gloom and unanticipated turmoil, there will undeniably be days where the typical poppy playlist isn’t going to help you make it through the workweek. Avoiding problems by relegating the real world to the ranks of radio-friendly hits can get the job done when it needs to, but sometimes you
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Not Ashamed merges the best of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) with strong influences of rock on their latest single “In Spirit and Truth.” Opening with magnetic and lively bagpipes that transport you to the rocky cliffs of Scotland or Ireland, “In Spirit and Truth” seems to take you higher with every bar. With rich electric
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Although some ignorant critics will say that folk music is the most barebones style of music you can play, what they aren’t accounting for is the demand placed on the singing element of being a singer/songwriter. Without the right voice to match the tone of a passionate guitar part, there’s no moving forward in a
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Americana is not an aesthetic created on singularities, and we’re reminded as much quite frequently in the new album Le Olam from Alex Krawczyk. Krawczyk’s poignant singer/songwriter style is given the lion’s share of the spotlight through a diversely-appointed set of material, from the lush country-folk of “Up Ahead” to the jangle pop of a reserved “Turning,”
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Noir Dream’s “Perception Deception” captivated me with a single listen and later plays confirmed my first impression. William and Jared Wade’s songwriting and music, however, serve multiple purposes. Struggle fueled much of the band’s formation and still does as both men searched for a way to process and heal from experiences with, respectively, schizoaffective disorder
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