Tuesday, August 13, 2013

CD Review: Lee Koch And Blake Morgan Dig Deep On New Albums

Singer/songwriter Lee Koch caught worldwide attention when he become one of the finalist on NBC's "The Voice," representing Christina Aguileria's team in season two. Now Lee is ready to release his new album, "Whole Heart," his first since his 2009 debut album, "Same As Blood." With his new release, you can hear the maturity in his songwriting as "The Voice" has made him into a better performer.
The new album leads off with the up-tempo Americana/folk sounding "Journey To Unfold." His voice is warm and comforting in "Trusty Branch," while his music is so laid back like a Jack Johnson tune. He shows off his knack for blues-folk on "Being Broke," then creates a hit single waiting to be discovered with "Shining On Me." Lee's songwriting goes deep into "Gun & Blessing" and "Breathe Deeply" and creates a truly wonderful love song with "Precious Gift." The album closes with the country stomp of "Celebrities" and the fun, classic sound of "Keepin' On."
Lee Koch's new album, "Whole Heart" will be self-released on August 27th and he has a bunch of dates out west. For more information, please visit leekochmusic.com.
Also, from fellow singer/songwriter Blake Morgan is his new album "Diamonds In The Dark." After Morgan's last two albums received such positive reviews, this new release has a lot riding on it.
He leads off with the acoustic strumming of "Water, Water Everywhere" as he relaxes you with his falsetto vocals and smooth musicianship. Morgan shows his Beatles influence on "I Can Hear You Say," then hits the right chord for pop rock stardom with "Best Bad Idea." His voice shines on "Don't Want To Let You Go" upon an acoustic backdrop, before closing with the meaningful ballad "So Scared And Happy."
Blake Morgan's latest album, "Diamonds In The Dark" was released at the end of July. To find out more, please visit http://www.ecrmusicgroup.com/artists/blake-morgan/.

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