Thursday, June 11, 2015

CD Review: New Music From Indie-Artists Ken Will Morton, Jordan Hurwitz And Bobby Hustle

From Athens, GA (hometown of R.E.M. and The B-52s) comes the seventh solo album from singer/songwriter Ken Will Morton entitled "All's Fair In Love & War." Morton crams 19-songs into this album as a dissolved relationship turned him into a songwriting machine. What began as a double-album, ended up being a display of country, folk, rockabilly and pop styles that are full of emotion. Beginning with the rockabilly two-step of "Long Gone Daddy," you are drawn in the wonderful songwriting of Morton. His most "radio-ready" single is the country rock/pop of "Straight From Your Lips," while "Vestiges Of You" displays a revenge-like feel to his vocals. He pours his emotions in the country-blues of "Reach Forward" and the ballad "The Way It Goes." He packs alot of music into this album, but the country backdrop of "Little Bird" and "Conversation In A Bar" is where is talents are strongest. To find out more about Ken Will Morton and his latest album "All's Fair In Love & War," please visit

Young, rising singer/songwriter Jordan Hurwitz will be releasing her latest album "Here I'll Stand" on June 23rd. She will also be attending the University of Miami's Frost School of Music in the fall to further her abilities and her musical career. The new six-song EP begins with "Get Free" as her voice is strong amongst the rock/pop backdrop as she makes sure you don't forget the name of the song. She adds a more danceable rhythm to the up-tempo "Not Going Home" and pop beats of "I'm Ready," but sandwiched in-between she slows the tempo down for the meaningful delivery of "So Very Small." To find out more about Jordan Hurwitz and her latest release "Here I'll Stand," please visit

When you think of Seattle, WA, the first musical genre that pops into your mind is grunge music. Well, reggae artist and Seattle native Bobby Hustle is looking to change that aspect with his debut album "It's The Hustle." Packed with eleven upbeat songs, the gentle island sway kicks in right away with "Kush Morning." His songs have be featured on many worldwide reggae compilations and is beginning to find fame in other countries with songs like the pop groove of "Defend Them," which features four-time June Award winner Exco Levi. The classic reggae feel of "Memories" and "They Don't Know" showcases Bobby Hustle's potential in the genre. Jamaican kingpin Sizzla Kolonji lends a hand to the album's "high" light track "Smoke Some Ganja." To find out more about Bobby Hustle and his new release "It's The Hustle," please visit

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