Singer-Songwriter & Acoustic Guitarist Saul Behan-Dunne Emerges with New Single “You Keep Me Warm”

Saul Behan-DunnThere are a few styles of music that encapsulate the spirit of love and the joie de vivire that humans often experience through intersecting paths. Acoustic music however, is one of the most natural forms by which singers and songwriters fuse the human experience with sound in a completely authentic and unrefined manner. Acoustic artists have a way of expressing certain truth through sound, free from inhibitions, and void of technical saturation. Because of this, listeners are able to take more away from the listening experience, appreciating the artistry, and relating lyrical substance.

The latest release  “You Keep Me Warm” from Melbourne acoustic guitarist Chris McKenna who goes by the moniker Saul Behan-Dunne (pronounced “it’s all been done”), is a spirited gust of melodic guitar rhythms combined with an exuberant vocal and lyrical performance. The production yields a genuine love song that will echo with fans who enjoy ingenuous lyrics and uncut music. In a frank tone, he expresses raw emotion against rolling waves of guitar chords and energetic dashes of trumpet play. The tone of song bears a resemblance to the Plain White T’s song “Hey There Delilah” beckoning fans to sing along.

Saul’s vocals are burly but also charming as they are delivered with a youthful tone and carefree approach. Although his vocal performance has the vibrancy of an emerging artist, it is more than evident by the overall musicality of the song, that he has indeed been there and done that and his journey has taken him far beyond the status quo. As a songwriter, his use of metaphorical phrases effectively conveys the theme of the song to fans in a lighthearted and jovial manner. “You Keep Me Warm” is an amiable and fun-loving track that will have star-crossed lovers of all ages walking hand in hand.

Saul Behan-Dunne, known for his work with The Sigh Company has now embarked on his journey as a solo artist. Delivering a pure uncooked acoustic sound, his music is a fearless expression of emotion and life’s various shades. His sounds are manifold consisting of pop, rock, folk, and acoustic styles. Keep an eye out for the video release of “You Keep Me Warm”. In the meantime, see what’s new with Saul on Triple J Unearthed Radio.

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Ambient Artist Sun Uther Wahn reaches #1 on charts with new single “Four”

Sun Uther Wahn "Four"

From Mississippi to the world…

Emerging from Mississippi, the latest master of ambient music Sun Uther Wahn has unleashed his latest project “Four” a chilling track charged with an eclectic blend of sound elements and haunting vocals that linger on for days. A cutting-edge artist prepped for global domination, Sun Uther Wahn is positioned to lead music fans through uncharted territory with a revolutionary sound and style not seen since the arrival of music legend Brian Eno in the early 70s. Sun Uther Wahn, who has ventured away from the sharply defined roots of blues, country, and rock & roll, gives fans insight into many of these influences and so much more through his unique composition technique.

 

“Four” not only provides a framework for the elaborate use of instrumentals and special effects to create a distinct sound, but it all functions as a stimulating soundtrack against the backdrop of a forward-thinking culture that is freely testing the boundaries of predetermined industry standards; embarking on their own journey to pioneer imaginative sounds. No longer are artists being pigeonholed into one specific genre. The beauty of ambient music, as expressed in Sun Uther Wahn’s latest production is the fact that it is all-encompassing, truly demonstrating the power of an artist to interpret the aesthetics in the world around them and translate those discoveries into pertinent content that not only galvanizes the global spirit, but also entertains.

Sun Uther Wahn’s performance on “Four” is far beyond intriguing considering his southern roots where country music, and rock & roll are almost a way of life. Even on a contemporary scale, his music is far-reaching and undoubtedly innovative. He utilizes a multitude of instrumentals and electronic elements to deliver a futuristic sound. From distorted rock vocals, to deep chilling echos, the song is a vivid illustration reminiscent of Enya’s sound during the rise of new age and Celtic influences.

“Four” is a slow-tempo track with a mellow feel and music fans looking for a good chill-out vibe will want to keep this one handy. Sun Uther Wahn’s vocals are dark and distorted but have a retro rock vibe that might be likened to that of John Lennon. Though the feel of the song is mysterious, the combination of sounds are so intricately designed that it provides an entertaining listen and a pleasant non-conformist energy.

Storm Williams who goes by the moniker Sun Uther Wahn is a Mississippi native who has indeed broken the stereotypical mold of southern musicians. Citing influences such as Brian Eno, Daft Punk, and the Beatles, he is a pioneer on the current sound-stage. Known for “channeling a new vibe for the human tribe”, his latest album release ‘Jedi Mind Music’ has catapulted him to the #1 spot on Reverbnation. Learn more about the man behind the music on the Official Sun Uther Wahn Website.

Check out Sun Uther Wahn’s latest track “Four” now playing on Reverbnation.

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Artist N Wolex Inspires Fans with New Single “No Regrets”

N_Wolex_LogoThe steady rise of indie music has given way to an eclectic generation of producers, songwriters, singers, instrumentalists, and composers. The delectable blending of musical influences are evident in the newest sounds that are emerging from millennium recording artists. Their styles are not only indicative of the convergence between musical sub-genres but, suggestive of the ramifications of social experiences. Influential forces behind music often rest within success and failure, overcoming adversity, personal journeys to self-discovery, and rebellion against social contracts. Composer Nicholas Wolex, known by the moniker “N Wolex” is one such artist that has emerged with social awareness in mind.  His latest release “No Regrets” is an introspective observation that resonates as a powerful stance on overcoming adverse climates and toxic relationships.

Revealing his depth as a passionate composer, N Wolex inspires fans with “No Regrets”. The song merges soulful, female R&B vocals with a deep musical score. A stirring piano performance takes holds of listeners reminiscent of a spiritual track. Energetic drums kick out a steady cadence that when fused with the vocals and chorus work seamlessly to express the energy of the song. The female vocals are warm and inspirational while roving through different ranges and chords with ease. Fans will find themselves engulfed in the thick emotional ambiance of the song’s production which mirrors an early 90s soul-album likened to artists such as Regina Bell, Stephanie Mills, and Babyface.

Inspired by his experiences living in South-East London, N Wolex’s composition expresses the measurable interactions and relationships that one encounters throughout a lifetime. His latest track exemplifies a prominent venture towards joining the art of music with life experiences through a colorful lens. Through the song lyrics, listeners are encouraged to have “no regrets” and are reminded of this during the lively and resilient chorus. “No Regrets” is a powerful track that is certain to inspire and motivate.

N Wolex, a former fashion and editorial model is a self-taught composer who now surrounds himself with music. Known as a societal storyteller, he has gathered his observations as native African living in South-East London into thought-provoking music, rooted in socially relevant content. His style has been compared to that of Jodeci and Lilly Allen and a unique blend of R&B pop. Focused on giving a voice for those who do not already have one, N Wolex is using his music to connect the world. Through the use of digital technology, he has been able to reach a wider audience however, he can be found in upcoming performances supporting the release of his 7″ “If You Had/”No Regrets”. Check out the sounds of N Wolex on Soudcloud.

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Pianist Jeffrey Hampton Captivates Fans with Samuel Barber’s Ballade, Op. 46

Jeffrey HamptonOne of the most captivating and impressive instruments on earth is the piano. The piano has the distinct ability to drive a composition through multiple sound layers. Through the expression of a meticulous pianist, the piano keys articulate almost any emotion that one can imagine. It can can make us feel agile and energetic, or dark and sorrowful, it can bring life and animation to objects that are otherwise dead.  A well-composed piano score can engulf listeners into a fanciful world of imagination and wonder. Contemporary pianists,sharing their prowess with the world, reach to pieces by Bach, Chopin, and others to illustrate the intricacies of musical expression. A pianist who has decided to share his personal journey with one of the world’s most famed instruments is Jeffrey Dean Hampton.

Jeffrey Hampton recently covered the works of Samuel Barber and released a video on YouTube for Ballade, Op. 46, the last of the composers works written before his death. Through his masterful rendition, Hampton effectively delivers the looming, dark emotion of the piece. As the piece progresses, Jeffrey flawlessly executes the agitato with relentless vigor and conviction. The overall effect is a dynamic interpretation of the score that fuses sharp phrases with melodious, lingering chords. Check out the video of Jeffrey Dean Hampton playing Samuel Barber’s Ballade Op. 46 below.

Through his expression of Ballade Op. 46, Jeffrey has illustrated not only the longstanding legacy of Samuel Barber’s work but, his own dedication in rendering such a monumental piece. Fans will take pleasure in the skillful translation of the composition while feeling the effects of the energy and emotion that go into composing and mastering a work. Jeffrey breathes a fresh breath of contemporary energy onto a classical jewel.

Having embarked upon his musical journey with the piano at 8 years old, Jeffrey Hampton currently studies at Indiana State. Known for his youthful energy and enthusiasm, his style has garnered him accolades from fans and peers all over. Inspired by the works of Brahams, Schumann, Chopin, and many others, Hampton’s work can currently be heard on his official website www.jdhpiano.com. He possesses a wide musical scope which includes not only classical, but contemporary pop sounds as well. While we await Jeffrey’s next musical sound-byte, eager fans will be excited to know that Jeffrey’s full album release is on the horizon.

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Seattle band Whiskey N’ Rye brings back the classic American spirit with their self-titled debut album release: ‘Whiskey N’ Rye

                                                                           

Music Revolutions, Sound Evolutions

Whiskey N' RyeConsidering the impact of music in our lives, we are reminded that there are bands that make music, and there are bands that inspire cultural revolutions. Some bands take the stage for a fleeting moment, perhaps we recall their one or two chart topping hits, but we might be unable to recall their name. The fact is that when an artist puts their heart and soul into their music, it shows, their music is powerful, and their records are passed down from generation to generation. Their sound provokes a response, their words have depth, and their stage presence commands attention. Bands of this caliber are a rarity within the modern music scene but, they do exist and are making their way to the front and center-stage.

Emerging with an allure that has not been seen since the early ages of rock,  Seattle band Whiskey N’ Rye has unleashed their self-titled album ‘Whiskey N’ Rye’. As one of the most powerful releases of 2014, the album is an inventive production that bridges the elements of classic rock styles with contemporary American insight and artistic brilliance. Generally, when listening to a new album, there might be two or three tracks that really stand out and capture a listener’s interest. This is definitely not the case with ‘Whiskey N’ Rye’; the entire album conveys each and every song with resounding energy. There are times when artists opt to tell stories that are directly related to their personal experiences, making an album a little too inward and foreign from the listeners’ perspectives. This particular album does the exact opposite by telling a story that brings listeners into the experience by establishing an authentic context that is not only all-encompassing but highly relevant.

The band’s style, which is composed of blues, rock, and Americana elements is present throughout each track on the album giving it a signature sound. The compilation works masterfully to deliver varied sounds and flavor, a demonstration of the band’s musically diverse background and stylistic expertise. The album which was written by singer-songwriter Philip Lindholm consists of 10 rigorously composed pieces that incorporate a myriad of musical techniques, styles, and themes that work together in a cohesive manner to deliver an enjoyable listening experience.

Although all of the tracks on ‘Whiskey N’ Rye’ deliver their own rush of sound, there are a few that really stand out with remarkable distinction. The band opens up with “Bootlegger” an energetic rock song that is reminiscent of Lynyrd Skynrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”; the song emanates a strong traditional American vibe with down-home harmonica action and guitar play. The band changes up the vibe on the album with some slower tempo tracks such as “Until the End” and ” The Open Road”, a legendary example of thoughtful storytelling through songwriting.

Another track that really stands out is “Rebel Man, Pt. 1” an artistically composed piano solo that tells a story all of its own without the use of a vocalist. The inclusion of this track functions well to demonstrate the bands quality and skill as avid instrumentalists. Behind “Rebel Man, Pt. 1″ is a dynamic rock piece named Rebel, Man, Pt. 2” which has a stronger guitar focus as well as lead male, female, and background vocalists. Lyrically speaking, “Rebel Man, Pt.2” is one of the most profound tracks included on the record and it will definitely resonate with fans; it has an unusual chilling effect that lingers on after the song concludes.

Whiskey N’ Rye’s debut release of their self-titled album is bound to be one of the most notable undertakings of 2014. The album is a unique blend of various rock elements from earlier influences combined with contemporary stylistics making it an all-around phenomenal music find. Though each track on the album displays different aspects of rock, blues, and Americana styles; the band has in fact managed to deliver a striking sound.

Word on the street is that this band puts on one amazing live show; so of course we had to take a peek. Check out this really awesome video of Whiskey N’ Rye performing live.

Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Whiskey N’ Rye consists of band members Philip Lindholm, Colin McLaurin, Josh Tvrdy, Nolan Watt, and Marco Longo. Their style can be described as Americana, Roots-Rock, capturing the depth of American tradition and spirit through their music. Having nailed down the top spot for Roots-Rock on Reverbnation, the ban formed in 2013 and continues to do some serious damage with their unparalleled sound. The band’s polished sound comes as no surprise considering three of its members graduated from the world-renowned Berklee School of Music. On a steady upward journey, the band has no plans of stopping and is currently touring sharing their deeply rooted sound with adoring fans.  Hopefully you are lucky enough to catch these born stars live as they are known for lighting up the stage, in the meantime keep up with their latest music, news, and upcoming appearances on the band’s official website www.whiskeynrye.com.

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Be Inspired with Recording Artist John Blake’s Album Release “Your Light (Let it Shine)”

John BlakeInspiring The World

In these often turbulent times, music can act as a natural remedy for the trials and tribulations that life tends to throw our way. Tuning out some of the worldly noise and opening our minds to positive messages is not only enlightening but inspiring. When contemporary sounds collide with relevant songwriting, inspirational music has the power to connect people to the bigger picture. The messages also allow individuals to be reflective, seek answers, and find motivation when all may seem lost. Inspirational music is most effective when it can reach an intended audience through sounds and styles that they are familiar with. The music provides a vessel by which the artist can share their personal testimony with others.

Author, lyricist, and poet Jonathan Anthony Burkett known by the moniker John Blake has released his latest project  “Your Light (Let it Shine)”, now available for pre-order on iTunes. “Your Light (Let it Shine)” is an upbeat track with a motivating theme that encourages listeners not to give up but to find their reason to prevail in the face of adversity. Blake truly delivers a message that many people in today’s world desperately need to hear.

John Blake performs a spirited set of hip hop bars over an upbeat track with the help of featured artist Elisa Polanco who lends her soul-filled vocals on the hook. Blake graces fans with impressive lyrical proficiency and socially conscious content. The song is an optimistic and refreshing perspective on life and self-actualization. Blake and Polanco put together an excellent collaboration that is already receiving outstanding reviews from fans around the musicsphere.

Check out John Blake’s new video for “Your Light (Let it Shine)

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Having faced his own personal challenges head-on, John Blake is not only a gifted lyricist but a songwriter, author, and poet who has shared his journey of personal growth through his creative works. “Your Light (Let it Shine” is the latest in a series of music, videos, and books that John has made available to the masses. As a highly acclaimed writer, he has reached thousands of people around the globe, providing inspirational testimony and empowering messages. Check out more work from John Blake on www.johnblakenation.com. Look for his upcoming album release schedule to hit the streets on April 1st. In the meantime, don’t forget to pre-order your copy!

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Journey with Rivers Rubin on His Latest Album “Static on the Water”

Static On The WaterPioneering Artistry

The evolution of folk music over time caused an emergence of contemporary folk artists who have successfully formulated cutting edge sounds while adhering to the traditional distinctions of the genre. The new wave of singer, songwriters, composers, and musicians are not only tech-savvy but posses all of the qualities needed to innovate new styles and pioneer new ways of communicating their art form with the masses. The new age music producer often utilizes unconventional methods to develop and distribute their message. The end result of non-traditional productions underscored by traditional conventions is a contemporary hybrid driven by a synergistic expression of meaningful content.

One of the most successful and unconventional artists today is Singer-Songwriter, and composer Brett Stewart. Stewart  just released his latest project entitled “Static on the Water” using the new moniker “Rivers Rubin”. Rivers’ style on the recent album might be described as eclectically nonconforming and passionately pragmatic. “Static on the Water” is a picturesqe journey through a myriad of emotions and experiences compiled into an elaborate display backed by a meticulous musical composition.

Although stylistically true to form, “Static on the Water” is not your average folk album. Rivers Rubin developed  a unique, conceptual album that connects with listeners through intricate storytelling. Painstakingly, Rubin travels with fans from the introduction to the conclusion lyrically painting vivid images inspiring fans to reach within the depths of their imaginations to truly experience each and every track, while connecting with them on a personal level. Throughout the album debut, fans are introduced to the broad scope of Rivers Rubin as an imagineer, songwriter, and musician who takes his sound to the next level.

No Tall Tales

The tracks on “Static on the Water” are definitely strong conveying flawlessly with each and every play. The tone of the album presents a nostalgic feel of early American spirit in a contemporary voice and folk rock framework. The album opens with “Overture of the Stars” introducing fans to the main character that Rubin identifies as the “Hero” who is encountered throughout the entire album. Rivers Rubin was ingenious to develop the album into a storybook connecting in a cohesive manner, the style of storytelling that folk music is known for. Often times, the tracks on an artist’s albums are seemingly random and do not connect well making it difficult for listeners to follow its meaning. Rubin on the other hand, has nailed the creation of a meaningful conceptual album in a strikingly precise manner.

Rubin is poised to be one of the leading songwriters of our time. The themes delivered on the album are done so in an unambiguous manner with skillfully crafted vocals. The lyrics are gritty and realistic but composed in such a deliberate way that they effectively demonstrate Rubin’s link to music as a whole and his growing relationship between content and his fans. Songs such as “Regretful Valentine” and “Fallen Empires” paint painfully real portraits of human interactions while other tracks such as “I’m Ready, I’m Leaving, I’m Gone” provide a more candid expression of the character’s story while presented in a more upbeat tone, appropriate for the progressive nature of the album. Fans are able to experiences the highs and lows, losses and victories of Rubin’s main character as seen in the title track “Static on the Water”.

Rivers Rubin’s performance in “Static on the Water” is not only lyrically theatrical but musically epic as well. Having not only written all of the songs on the album, he also single-handedly recorded and produced the entire project, a tremendous undertaking for an indie artist. He delivers vibrant guitar accompaniments throughout the entirety of the album, one of the most powerful displayed in “Driving Northside Radio” which captures the essence of the character in the moment of the album. Rubin consistently delivers on each track contained in the album. As mentioned in his album liner notes, Rubin presented a clear beginning and end to his story and it is most certainly worth a listen, played in one sitting to really draw from the albums intricacies.

“Static on the Water” is a carefully crafted work that truly demonstrates River Rubin’s skill not only as a singer-songwriter, and musician, but a musical inventor. The album is a culmination of unconventional technique and unparalleled artistry. Rubin effectively connects with fans on a personal level through the use of imaginative themes and distinct musical compositions. He is truly a millennium artist on the rise possessing the intrinsic ability to develop striking works that influence and inspire.

Download the album in its entirety on Rubin Rivers’ Official Website or stream all of the tracks instantly on SoundCloud.

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