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.Read Ralph’s Review
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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.”Read Ralph’s Review
Last year, 2018 Carolina Music Award nominee Smoke From All The Friction released their full-length album “Transience,” a nine-song compilation of moody electronic pop.Read more
Emily Noel is winning the hearts of music lovers everywhere, one song at a time.Read more
One of the wonderful things about the internet is you can span the globe in your search for great new music and still keep your finger on the pulse of your roots. Lately, there has been some pretty special music coming right from home in eastern Pennsylvania.Read more
Day two of Hey Monea’s “Nothing In The Tank” Tour brought the Canton, Ohio trio to New Hope, PA on Friday night. While New Hope is not exactly where UMC laid its roots, it was close enough to the Lehigh Valley to be on my own “Can’t-Miss Shows of the Week” list.Read more
“Songs From Somewhere Else,” the latest release from Aaron English, is a unique compilation of songs composed and recorded over a period of several years and countless miles.
I spend a fair amount of time listening to music. Regardless of style or genre, it takes talent to create your own music. It also takes courage, determination, and a belief in yourself to share it with the rest of the world. It takes a special kind of talent to draw you in with just the music. No catchy, deep, bare-your-soul lyrics. No political statements. No “love gone wrong” tales. Just music.
When I think about Dear Anna frontman Lorenzo Bubba, I think hard-driving, in-your-face, play-it-loud rock and roll. When I listen to “Hips & Lips,” the bands’ latest single, I find that Lorenzo and Dear Anna deliver as promised.
Brooklyn, NY-based singer/songwriter Brian Dunne has a New Tattoo.
Actually, it’s a new single released Nov. 30 called “New Tattoo.”