“Lucky Penny” has a steady finger plucked acoustic guitar figure that supports Skoda’s warm vocals. Gentle pedal steel wails and subtle piano chords enhance the storylines progression. The orchestration is building, but in a subtle manner that matches the theme and lyrics mood. - Amity Hereweard
"Fire" is a soulful Americana-rock anthem playfully urging nearby company to get completely lost in the moment. Booming vocals, ringing guitar riffs, and resolute lyrics finish the song’s tenacious narrative.
California native-turned-Austin siren, Deanna Wheeler has created a surreal soundscape that bridges the gap between the generations achieving a perfect balance of nostalgia and modern resonance. She is back with her highly anticipated single, ‘Whiskey Weather', which is the embodiment of her versatility. Her signature powerful vocal dexterity is the most intriguing factor of this track. It enhances the impact of the sublime lyrics and her electrifying singing. - Issuewire.com
In “As Soon As You,” Bri Bagwell concedes that she might get married eventually, but in the meantime, she’s simply not ready to commit. So, instead of dreaming about picket fences and diamond rings, she can only envision kitchen sinks and running shoes. - cmt.com
Dallas based New Ellum's steady release of new songs and videos is a way for them to build a fan base. As a new band, they had been relying on the opportunity to play live shows, but with the pandemic stripping them of this opportunity, they are exploring different ways to engage people's interest. David Fletcher - Dallas Observer
The acoustic guitar work on "Still" definitely sets a mood. Once Skoda’s vocal enters the track, I am transported into a sublime place. I really appreciate the tenderness to the song. It might be easy to mention comparisons to great folk singers of the 60s here, but honestly Skoda has her own style worth featuring. Give this song a spin, particularly if you fondly remember the Greenwich Village era of folk music. - Greg Jones
When the Pandemic closed down our city and they boarded up the iconic 6th street in Austin, a once vibrant music scene was rendered lifeless and devoid of the human connection. It was the perfect backdrop for my “I Need Love” music video as the song speaks to the need for faith, hope, strength and especially love to pull you through the darkest of times.
Texas singer songwriter Mandy Prater brings you her new single, "On the Outside" a daydream about escaping lockdown during COViD-19 pandemic. Not intended to discourage social distancing guidelines but to follow your best known medical and scientific advice.
Robert Wagner is a Singer, Frontman, Songwriter and Musician in Austin Texas. "God's Eyes" calls for Love, Hope, and Humanity in the face of a worldwide pandemic...and these uncertain times.
The Reverent Few, “Ain’t No Place to Be.” The duo of Paige DeChausse and Nick James moved to Austin from Chicago in 2013 and released this full-length debut digitally in March (with vinyl out this week) after several EPs and a live set that was recorded at Antone’s. An intriguing supplement to their original material is a cover of Gillian Welch’s “Elvis Presley Blues.”
‘All My Life’ is the latest soulful driven release by Dallas’ own Paul Renna. In times of uncertainty one thing is certain, Paul Renna’s back, and back with a punch. The new track by Renna is a no mess about, balls to the wall, classic rock track. Everything fits as nicely as it should and the simplicity of the overall feel just works.
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