Monday, February 27, 2017

CD Review: New Music From Singer/Songwriters Lisa Bouchelle, Mercy Weiss And Patrick Ames

Americana music artist Lisa Bouchelle recently released her new EP titled "Lipstick Tomboy" and it features the amazing country duet "Only The Tequila Talkin'." Blues Traveler's John Popper lends a hand with his undeniable vocals and fabulous harmonica work. Lisa and John work together perfectly on this new country radio staple. Lisa has shared the stage with some of rock's elite artists, singing backup for Bruce Springsteen and performing a duet with Jon Bon Jovi among others, which gives her a confidence, which shines through in her songs. The country/gospel feel of "Heart vs Mind" and the gentle, folk cover of "If You Could Read My Mind," showcases the warmness in her vocals, whether she is delivering an up-beat song or a quiet acoustic melody. To find out more about Lisa Bouchelle and her latest release "Lipstick Tomboy," please visit her Facebook page at facebook.com/LisaBouchelle.

From Brooklyn, NY comes the innocent, smokey vocals of Mercy Weiss with her new five-song EP, simply titled "Mercy." She begins with the slow, jazz-swing of "Ice Cream" as Mercy whispers her way through the sweet vocals. The nostalgic, classic jazz club feel of "Lioness" is unlike anything on today's pop chart, but the album closer "Evil Baby" is extremely addictive as Mercy aims her words toward President Donald Trump. To find out more about Mercy Weiss and her latest release "Mercy," please visit mercy-ep.bandcamp.com.

From Palo Alto, CA comes the latest EP from singer/songwriter Patrick Ames titled "Four Faces." Each song takes on a different persona as they reflect the album's artwork that was created by Patrick's older brother. The new four-song release begins with the up-beat, rock/gospel "Reawakened" as the music builds with each verse. Patrick uses his MIDI guitar synthesizer to recreate the bluesy tones of "The Lonely Lie So Easily," before closing his new album with the care-free, pop tones of "This Small Town." To find out more about Patrick Ames and his latest release "Four Faces," please visit patrickames.com.

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