Friday, March 1, 2013

CD Review: Marcus Singletary Goes Country, While Heavy Glow Gives Us A Preview Of New Music

After releasing a couple compilations last year, Marcus Singletary is preparing to unleash his acoustic country album, “Marcus Singletary Sings Country Music Standards.” It will be a digital only release and features seven well-known songs done with the most country flair that Marcus can supply.

The album is very laid back, as Marcus records such classic songs as “Proud Mary” and “Don’t Mess Around With Jim” with as pure a sound as possible. He uses no auto-tuning or studio trickery on this album. The songs give you a feeling of being right there in the studio with Marcus as he rolls through some of his favorite country songs. The highlights of this release are his take of Jimmie Rodgers’ “Muleskinner Blues” and his up-beat strumming of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.” The album closes with Charlie Pride’s “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” as he sounds like he’s enjoying this little experiment outside his normal sound.

For more information on Marcus Singletary and his new album of country song covers, please visit his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MarcusSingletaryMusic.

Blues rockers Heavy Glow return with their first new music since their acclaimed album “Midnight Moan.” The new 7” single of “Mine All Mine” b/w “Headhunter” is being released on March 12 in anticipation of their new full-length album coming out later this year.

The songs carry a classic rock appeal as “Mine All Mine” picks up the pace with a chorus that rocks, while “Headhunter” finds a classic rock groove that Kiss would have made popular in the late seventies. The new single is limited to 300 copies so get your now before their gone.

For more information on Heavy Glow, as well as their run of live dates in April, please visit their website at heavyglowmusic.com.

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