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REVIEW: Catalina Puts Full Range of Influences on Display on ‘Multifacética’

Catalina’s latest release, Multifacética, may be the most appropriately-titled album of the year so far. Indeed, this is a versatile artist, with the agility to seamlessly blend and move across genres and cultures in her music.

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REVIEW: Elisabeth Beckwitt’s ‘Indigo’ Triumphs Over Demons

As told by the artist herself, indie pop artist Elisabeth Beckwitt‘s EP Indigo is intended to show listeners “the kind of life we can expect to find on the other side of recovery. A life where we embrace our inner strength and allow ourselves to move past whatever baggage is keeping us from moving forward in both our relationships with others and with ourselves.”

Beckwitt — who is open about her own personal battles with anxiety, depression, and addiction — hits the mark, exploring the process of finding out and accepting who we are, and causing listeners to think about their relationships with themselves and those they love.

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ALew Dares to Dream on Debut, ‘The Prologue’

Listening to ALew, it’s easy to recognize a young artist brimming with potential. The Pennsylvania native showcases emotive, proficient guitar work alongside an ambitious cross-section of vocal styles, with the overall mission of changing the world through musical messages of love, unity, and positivity.

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Ralph’s Reviews: Taylor Shae – High Stakes

Back in January, you may recall that I brought you a little sample of what Longmont, Colorado’s Taylor Shae had in store for us with her then-upcoming album, High Stakes. Looking into singles “Nunavit” and “As I Please,” we discovered her deep, soulful, bluesy voice and crafty lyricism that set her apart from her peers at such a young age.

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Cris Jacobs Reflects on Growth, New Experiences, and ‘Color Where You Are’

Color Where You Are is more than just the title of Cris Jacobs’ latest album; it reflects the Maryland native’s current creative process after arriving to a new station in life as a husband and father.

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Ralph’s Reviews: Julia Mark Tells Her Story on ‘Gemini’

Photo credit: Roger Metcalf

One of the more enjoyable things about reviewing music for UMC is discovering, listening to and, on occasion, meeting artists from many different walks of life. Everyone has a story to tell, and I’m intrigued by the stories told by Boston-based singer-songwriter Julia Mark on her latest release, “Gemini.”

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