WELL…what can I say except a 100 swear words, bottles of red wine, glasses of whiskey, finding new music and playing old music is compulsory for any lockdown folks!
Gonna start this week by a new name for me, Evelyn Rubio, a woman born in New Mexico, now living in Houston, Texas, who sings (what a voice) and plays saxophone magnificently on her album Crossing Borders which brings us soul/blues, latin blues and torch lady blues, with a couple also sung in Spanish!
A career check tells us that this talented lady once performed as a singer, dancer and actor in children’s theatre, toured Canada as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, and is signed to BB King’s ex band leader, composer and trumpeter Mr Calvin Owens record label...but let’s let the music do the talking…I highly recommend you check Evelyn Rubio out with Mistake and I Don’t Understand.
Anthony Garcia’s debut Acres Of Diamonds is exactly that. His bio states that his music is Cinematic Americana and Garcia, who sings, plays guitar and piano certainly takes us on very interesting journeys with wailing Crazy Horse style guitar and some swirling fiddle as well as some tenderly sung moments.
This is an excellent debut, with some songs apparently written 14 years ago, by the multi lingual Garcia (he speaks 5 languages!) so listen to Santa Rosa and Haunted Hotels and discover yourself!
This week has really given me some wonderful musical moments and Aubrie Seller’s latest album Far From Home is no exception.
Her music was previously described as Garage Country because of a four guitar line up, but on this new debut album, Seller’s has stepped back from the pressures of music industry Nashville expectations and pressures (her mother is Lee Anne Womack, father is Jason Sellers) and allowed her thoughts and emotions to drive the music.
We still get some country guitar rock, but some straight country and bluegrass influences too.
Best to ya!