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Mike Marino and His RestlessSoul Releases Folk-Americana Gem Out Of The Darkness


Philadelphia, PA-July 26, 2007- Mike Marino and His RestlessSoul has a message for music lovers. He asks us all to come Out Of The Darkness and think about the world we live in, to make an effort to change our own surroundings and address our habits. This may sound ambitious for an indie artist that plays roots, Americana, and folk music, but why not? Bob Dylan did it and became a legend for his outspoken stance on politics and the human condition. They key is that the music has to be good and the message clear - and that is exactly the case here.

Marino makes a big impression on Out Of The Darkness and has reached another level of musicianship and lyrical prose. Folk, Americana, and Blues fans will be delighted with the combination of 70’s flavored acoustic and electric guitar work that Marino and his Tri-State all-star team provides on the session.

Mike was musically influenced at first by the British Explosion; particularly The Beatles, The Who, Cream, Procol Ha…

Emerson Hart-Cigarettes and Gasoline Review

Artist: Emerson Hart
Title: Cigarettes and Gasoline
Genre: Rock-Pop-Alternative
Label: Manhattan Records
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Emerson Hart has a past that follows him in his music and in his life. As the former lead singer of the popular band Tonic he made an impression in the heads of younger music fans, and an impact on the charts. Now he continues to develop as a prolific solo artist...READ MORE

Bob Marley and the Wailers-Roots, Rock, Remixed Review

Artist: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Title: Roots, Rock, Remixed
Genre: Reggae-Electronica
Label: Tuff Gong/Rockr
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Bob Marley’s importance goes beyond that of any other reggae artist past or present. Now I’m not, nor have I ever have been a big reggae fan, but Bob Marley is a big exception. He left his mark in music and put an indelible mark upon the consciousness of an entire generation because of what his music stood for – smokin’ a spliff and chillin’ with good friends....READ MORE

Tony Adamo-Straight Up Deal

Artist: Tony Adamo
Title: Straight Up Deal
Genre: Jazz-Pop-Funk-R & B
Label: Urban Zone Records
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It has been four years since I heard from Tony Adamo and the last time he was Up In It (2004 EP). However, this time out there is a long player to check out. The soul brother of jazz, the one who epitomizes the word cool, is back with his groove on again. He is laying down those smooth soulful vocals to woo the women and give the gents a reason to give this CD a spin with their partners present to get them in mood. This music really does set up a pleasant frame of mind if you are alone or with someone, it does not really matter, it does the trick......READ MORE

Dennise Neill-“One Kiss” Is Not Enough

Artist: Dennise Neill
Title: “One Kiss” Is Not Enough
Genre: Jazz-Vocals-Latin
Label: DNP
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Dennise Neill’s “One Kiss” Is Not Enough is a multi-lingual jazz vocal album mixed with Latin vibes featuring vocals in English, Italian, French, and Spanish. Now how is that for worldly coverage? Jazz is a universal language and it only seems fitting that you have the opportunity to hear it in several different languages all at once on one album. I cannot say it is very common to find a recording like this and I must say it was a nice change from anything else I have heard for quite some time...READ MORE

Emerson Hart Transforms Memories Into Enduring Gems On Cigarettes And Gasoline


Los Angeles, CA – July 9, 2007- Singer/songwriter Emerson Hart digs deep into past, often painful, emotions and memories for inspiration on his introspective solo debut, Cigarettes And Gasoline, to be released July 17 on Manhattan Records. The 12-track CD, which Hart began conceiving in 2005 after moving to Nashville, showcases his penchant for writing thoughtful, memorable songs about life, love and loss, wrapped in some of the most irresistible pop-rock melodies you’ll hear this year. Hart also enlisted the production talents of Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi), Jason Lehning (Guster, Steve Forbert) and Mike Napolitano (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Joseph Arthur) for the recording sessions in Nashville and New Orleans.

Standout tracks include the propulsive opening track “Run To,” the reflective, exhilarating “I Wish the Best For You,” the rousing first single “If You’re Gonna Leave,” the harmonious, guitar-driven “Ordinary,” the transporting “Flyin’,” and the title track…

Alex Rosselli Releases Series Of Instrumental Guitar Recordings


Rome, Italy-July 2, 2007- Alessandro “Alex” Rosselli was born in Bressanone on the Austrian borders.His interest in music began later in life, not like your typical musician that picks up their first guitar at 4 years old. When Alex was 20 years old, a Greatest Hits presentation of Carlos Santana on TV captured his imagination and things began to take shape. In 1989, a friend handed him an old acoustic guitar and he reluctantly accepted the gift unknowing at the time how it would transform his life.

His first attempts at playing songs like the rock classic “Voodoo Chile” pushed him to reach a level of perfection that took many hours of practice and patience. In the period from 1990-2000 there many different musical experiences with rock, metal, pop, progressive rock, entertainment (pop, rock, Italian folk, Latin, Bossa Nova) bands. This time proved to be invaluable as it give the fledgling artists and opportunity to experiment and find what direction he wanted to …

Bryan Lavigne Says Goodbye To Corporate America On Big Picture Idiot CD


Tulsa, OK-July 2, 2007-For independent artist Bryan Lavigne the inspiration for his new album Big Picture Idiot came out of the frustration with going to an office 5 days a week and doing something he simply did not enjoy. This became more apparent by finding something to do that he did enjoy, songwriting and recording music. The birth of a child also put a different light on things and after that, the decision was easy, become a stay at home dad and make music. None of this happened impulsively however, careful planning was in place all along. Lavigne had all of his songs complete before turning in his keys and walking away to a new future filled with hope and promise.

All of Big Picture Idiot was recorded, mixed, and then mastered in the home studio of Lavigne. His former occupation of Computer Engineer gave him the necessary troubleshooting skills to learn about audio engineering. From the days of making multi-track recordings using 2 cassette decks and spli…