Greetings again from my putting off turning on the heat as long as I can, corner of the world. I'm afraid boys and girls we have run out of luck and the cold season is upon us. All together now....CRAP!!! Don't we all feel better. Alot to cover this time around and we may go a little longer than normal, but bear with me, it will be worth it.
First thing right out of the box, I am thrilled to help spread the word about a really awesome fundraiser that is coming up this weekend at Harry's Hideaway. Its called "SCARE-MARITAN SHAKEDOWN" and its the brainchild of the fine folks from Blackbird Promotions(which by the way, I believe you will be hearing alot more from in the future).It is this Friday, October 25th, 8 pm, at Harry's Hideaway on N Cable Road. "SCARE-MARITAN SHAKEDOWN" is a HUGE party, with "scary" themed games, a magician,a gallery of art from our local artists, great food, a guest DJ(get to that in a minute) and live music. They are even offering a special VIP package where you score some great goodies and have access to the VIP lounge.. Its all to benefit The Samaritan House. The lineup includes:
The Van Davelds
The Radio Pilots
AND THE GUEST DJ....IS...GROAMY!! Its only $6 for the night and there are ways to save some cash at the door, go to the Facebook page for more info and please follow email@example.com for updates
As I mentioned last week, Will Freed is releasing his 3rd CD this month and I have had a chance to listen to it a few times over the past week and here are a few of my thoughts about "SouLow"...
A large share of the recording Will Freed did on the "SouLow" album was done over the course of just a few days. You know, the way they "used" to do albums. You know, like Elvis and The Beatles did...
Funny how that makes for a fresh sounding record...
There are 14 tracks on this album and I'm not going to talk about every track but I have picked out a few that I think should entice you to find this album and give it a shot.
The first track off of Will Freed's "SouLow" is "Coming Back For More" and it has Vince Gill Pure Prairie League influences coming from every note. The harmonies are spot on and very familiar and its great to hear them again in new music.
"Country Folk" is a great ode to Will's musical roots and clearly he is quite comfortable in this world. I personally think that is a good thing and could open up more doors for Mr Freed.
"Brand New Dayz" could very well be one of the best songs Will Freed has ever done. Every artist needs a few "signature songs" and this could very well be one of his. Musically, just when you think you can follow it, it moves into a different direction. And just for a bonus, see if you can identify were the KILLER harmonica riffs came from? Just good music...
Another song, that in my opinion should be considered on the list of "signature songs" has to be "Sympathy For Pain". Very much written from the standpoint of someone just standing on the edge of the pain cliff. Just needing to say something to somebody, do something, reach out to someone, before it's too late. If you can find no other reason to buy this album, buy it for "Brand New Dayz" and "Sympathy For Pain".
All in all, Will Freed's "SouLow" is his most mature,creative work to date. Will Freed has grown up before our very ears and if this is the direction he is heading, he is on his way.
I know this was long, I warned you, but I wanted to get all this out to you(apologies to my editor). Remember we can all support the local scene, just go to something somewhere. At least that's what I think.
If ya dig it do it
If ya really dig it
Do it twice
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