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Marlena Rocks, “Traces”

 

In 1969, the Classics IV released the single, “Traces.” It made it to #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and it was BMI’s top 100 songs of the century at #32.

“Traces” has had many lives over the years being covered by many artists. With the exception to “Colour My World,” “Traces” probably has been played at more oldies parties, dances, and high school proms than most.

“Traces” is a piece that many can relate to. It has the earmarks of past relationships, fitting and unfitting. Running the clock up to summer 2017, west coast jazz/blues artist, Marlena, has brought “Traces” back to life.

A beautiful artist covering a beautiful song, Marlena takes this vintage piece to a new level. Her voice compliments “Traces”. I love the how the sax introduces and concludes this piece. As the sax’s ending drifts away in silence, it reminds me of one’s past.

Having many lives throughout the years, “Traces” once again has an audience. Marlena does something special to “Traces” in that she approaches the song with passion in her voice.  While listening to Marlena’s “Traces,” you get a “feel good” emotion although the song is sentimentally sad. I’m J.R. Joseph Miller, and this is Marlena romancing “Traces.”

 

The Stomp Concert Series Moves to Reality TV

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Lyndsey Highlander

The Stomp Concert series and brainchild Lyndsey Highlander has teamed with Producer Jeff Roberts and Director Hank Elliott to film a reality TV pilot that deals with the lives of up and coming artists.

For those unaware, The Stomp’s conception came from Lyndsey who “wants to turn the trend in Country Music to include women and their stories.” Mary Sarah, April Kry, and Lyndsey Highlander gave a performance at the Soulshine Pizza Factory that was sublime. All three artists were amazing as they performed in a trio number at the end of the show. The audience loved them plus being filmed in a reality show was an added bonus. By the way, the food at Soulshine Pizza Factory is excellent!

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Mary Sarah
April Kry
April Kry

Single Review – Rachel Farley’s “Ain’t Easy”

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Nowadays, it seems like if you’ve heard one artist, you’ve heard them all. Many artists all seem to sound alike. Rachel Farley is a different story.

Rachel is a young lady from Lawrenceville, Georgia who will totally blow your mind. As you listen to her new single on Red Bow Records, “Ain’t Easy”, it’s hard to believe she is just a 17 year old kid. Continue reading Single Review – Rachel Farley’s “Ain’t Easy”