Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CD Review: Ari Shine Hits New Heights With New "Songs"

Singer/songwriter Ari Shine released his latest album "Songs of Solomon" with the help of the grassroots community. His latest release was funded by a Pledgemusic campaign supported by fellow musicians like Mindy Smith, White Buffalo, Mike Peters of The Alarm, plus others. Ari also received some collaboration help from Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams), who performed steel and lap steel on seven of the album's twelve tracks.

Ari begins the album with the Bruce Springsteen sounding "Ninety Nine" and "Got A Song Coming To You." Ari pours some of his political beliefs into these songs as he pays tribute to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Ari's songwriting stands out on the acoustic "Pauper's Grave" as you find yourself wrapped around his words. Ari's sound hits the mainstream mark with the pop sounds of "Welcome To The Biz," before closing the album with "Wear And Tear" as Ari's voice, at times, sounds like a young Elvis Costello.

Ari Shine has one live show scheduled for October 27 at the Knitting Factory in New York, performing alongside Ryan Cabrera. For more information on Ari Shine's new album "Songs of Solomon," please visit

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