Monday, November 24, 2014

CD Review: Newcomers Siena Root And Shae Create Amazing Debut Albums

First, from Sweden comes the debut album from the rock band Siena Root. Their new release entitled "Pioneers!" was released on November 18th through Cleopatra Records. The band digs deep into the root of classic British rock music as they deliver blistering solos, but also giving their music substance and atmosphere. The new nine-song release begins with the big riffs of "Between The Lines" as the guitar solo and the addition of the organ gives a Deep Purple feel to the music. Siena Root sound straight from the 70's rock era with "7 Years" and bring that organ to the forefront with the amazingly electrifying solo of "Roots Rock Pioneers." The album's first single "The Way You Turn" sounds almost 40 years too late, but carries that true rock feel. The album finishes with the nine-minute, bluesy feel of "In My Kitchen" and the loose jam of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love." Siena Root will be sticking close to home with their live shows which run into March 2015. To find out more about their new album "Pioneers!," please visit

From the Northwest corner of the U.S. comes the debut album from singer/songwriter Shae. Her new album "Can You Feel The Music," was produced by Grammy Award winner Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houson, Mariah Carey) and was also released on November 18th through Walden's label Tarpan Records. Shae has become a staple on the west coast music scene as lead singer of the band Rogue Suspects and in Craig Chaquico's (Jefferson Starship) band. Shae has also performed alongside such well-established modern artists as Jack Johnson. Her new eleven song release has a modern dance/pop feel that is sure to introduce Shae to the mainstream. She begins the album with the big rhythm of "Shooting Star" as her vocals perfectly fit this pop genre. She showcases an edgier side to her music with "Addicted" and then shows her sensuality with "Wanna Be By Your Side (Forever)." The dance floor opens up for the club beats of "Take Me To The City," before slowing down for the R&B flavor of "I'll Be There." The album closes with the dream-like feel of the slow-paced "Have Faith." To find out more about Shae and her new album "Can You Feel The Music," please visit her Facebook page at

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