Thursday, March 3, 2016

CD Review: Singer/Songwriters Janey Street And Brian Whelan Release New Albums

From Nashville comes the debut album from singer/songwriter Janey Street titled "I'm Not The Girl I Used To Know." A New York native, her skills scored her records deals with three major record labels (Warner Bros., Capitol Records, Arista Records), before being dumped after the release of only a couple of singles. Janey has named famous songwriters like Janis Ian and Gary Burr as friends who have helped her recover and develop as an artist. Her new five-song EP begins with the piano ballad, "I'm Not The Girl I Used To Know." She takes a turn for the charts with the country/folk appeal of "Situation," before experimenting with her sound with the edgier sound of "My Side Of Paradise." The short album closes with the grand delivery of "Bring It On," as Janey flexes her vocals on this iconic song. To find out more about Janey Street and her latest release "I'm Not The Girl I Used To Be," please visit janeystreet.com.

Country artist Brian Whelan is preparing to release his second solo album titled "Sugarland." After performing as a key musician in Dwight Yoakam's band, Whelan got the itch to release his own music. The new ten-song album begins with the up-tempo country rocker "Americana" as Whelan sets the stage for a collection of fun, meaningful tunes that will make you stand up and take notice of this new artist. His songwriting shines on the bright, up-lifting country/pop of "The Only Thing" and his voice sounds like the second-coming of Jackson Browne on the ballad "Suckerpunch." He blazing a trail with his guitar on the rocker "Go Dancing," before working on his Texas two-step with "Number 1 Fan." The album closes with his delivery of southern soul with "Stand In Your Light" and the quick-paced guitar shuffle of "The Bottom." To find out more about Brian Whelan and his latest release "Sugarland," please visit brianwhelanmusic.com.

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