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Fitz and the Tantrums

by R. Gunnesseuf Like many of us, the first song by Fitz and the tantrums that I ever heard was “Out of my League.” This catchy tune, with its poppy alternative hook and relate-able lyrics wedged itself into my brain […]

LaVon Hardison, Come Together

by  Constance Tucker Hot, spicy and oh so groovin’ yes I am speaking about vocalist LaVon Hardison, a full package, panache, grit and rhythm to spare.  This is Hardison’s third album as a leader and Come Together is an amalgamation […]

Martina McBride, Reckless

by JW Dunner Reckless opens with the eponymous title track that’s brand McBride: subject matter of affirmation and grateful recognition of a personal savior who grounded the singer’s reckless ways; a soaring chorus loaded with vibrato-free, break-the-glass held notes; and […]

Sari Kessler, Do Right

by Constance Tucker A journey that brings to life a vivid and colorful story line of self-awareness, achievement and a desire to live one’s life to the fullest extent.  This is how Sari Kessler’s life reads on paper, but when […]

Olayimika Cole, L’ife

by Constance Tucker L’ife is a debut in the truest sense of the word. British-Nigerian composer/vocalist Olayimika Cole has released her debut CD entitled, L’ife. Cole takes an interesting approach to the project by enlisting the help of twenty-five Washington […]

Leny Andrade, Alegria de Viver

by Constance Tucker Described in the New York Times as both the ‘Sarah Vaughan and the Ella Fitzgerald of Brazil’, vocal legend Leny Andrade’s intimate duo with elite NYC guitarist Roni Ben-Hur is a soul stirring collection of beloved sambas, […]