Tag: acoustic

July 29, 2022

June 24, 2022

Song of the Day: Bruce Cockburn - Wondering Where the Lions Are

This veteran, Canadian singer-songwriter has been active since at least the early 70s (probably earlier), since his debut eponymous album came out in 1970. I first became acquainted with his music in the 1990s, reading an album review in CCM Magazine, but also hearing equally about his accolades from the secular press. I took a chance on buying a live album, when I found a copy of his 1990 live album (he’s done at least 5 live albums), Bruce Cockburn Live on cassette.… Continued →

November 18, 2021

October 20, 2021

Song of the Day: Ronnie Winter-Defoe - Saul to Paul

Ronnie Winter-Defoe is the vocalist for The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus which became well known on mainstream radio for their song Face Down. A few years ago, their music found its way onto “Christian” radio shows. This beautiful SOTD was re-recorded for TRJA, but I have always liked this version better & love its lyrical content.. For all the times you told me not to jump ’cause I might fall I said ‘Thank you, thank you’ But I’m the kind of guy that has to fall to learn to fly Still, I say ‘Thank you, thank you.’… Continued →

April 27, 2021

Allen Odell Releases Inspiring New Song Featuring Benjamin Daniel

Allen Odell just released an inspiring and dreamy sounding new song that is both laid back and poignant at the same time. A telling song for a challenging time we are in. Adding backing vocals of Benjamin Daniel just adds to the many layers this song already consists of. Check out “West Lawrenceville” below. The song deals with grief and heartache from a loss of life through the lens of hope. This is released as a 2 part single along with “Little Sparrow” so make sure to give that song a listen as well.… Continued →

March 21, 2021

Allen Odell - Are You Okay? (New Song)

Allen Odell released a brand new song titled “Are You Okay?” back in January and it is a magical, beautifully dynamic yet simple, new song. I’m loving the vocals and soft guitar strumming from Allen. This song has some soft beats in the background adding layers to this already great sound. It’s like a mix of Matt Kearney, Jon Foreman, and David Bazan with a little Snow Patrol thrown in (vocally). This is a bright and uplifting track, perfect for those warm spring/summer days (still to come).… Continued →

September 27, 2020

New Song/Video, "Vagrant" From Collington

Collington has released a new song and video called “Vagrant”. This track is very acoustic based and laid back, yet smooth and melodic. If you’ve given a listen to Collington before and like what you’ve heard, chances are you’ll be into this; if you haven’t heard his stuff before, there’s no better time to start than right now. Check out the song/video below and listen to it or even better, pick it up HERE.… Continued →

July 24, 2020

June 4, 2020

Bareheart Drops EP "In The Mo(u)rning" Tomorrow Through All Digital Networks

Bareheart which is the solo project of Ethan Tyler Collins of the band, Least of These, will drop his EP titled “In The Mo(u)rning” tomorrow. The EP will be available through all digital markets and streaming sites. Check out the emotional and moving new song “Rain” off the EP in lyric video form and the entire ep as well, below. He says his music is recommended for fans of City & Colour, Noah Gunderson, and Dustin Kensrue but I say it is recommended for fans well beyond that music scene he is a part of.… Continued →

May 23, 2020

May 14, 2020

May 10, 2020

Slow Coming Day - Loneliness Settles In (Official Music Video)

This is the official music video for the new version of “Loneliness Settles In” by Slow Coming Day. This song will appear on the upcoming “Quarantine Sessions” due out on Indie Vision Music a little bit later this month. You can pre-order digitally at the SCD bandcamp page here. The release will be on ALL digital networks on a Friday towards the end of the month. Stay tuned. If you want to order CDs from IVM of the last Slow Coming Day album and support what we are doing, click hereContinued →

May 8, 2020

April 11, 2020

Run Kid Run Acoustic

David from Run Kid Run has taken to the band’s Facebook page and has been posting some acoustic tracks lately. You can head over to the page HERE or just look it up on Facebook and check out performances of My Sweet Escape, Freedom, and The Modern March. Seems quite possible there may be more to come yet, but time will tell.… Continued →

April 9, 2020

April 3, 2020

February 29, 2020

Sef Idle - A Place To Call Home (New Song)

I missed posting about this last week due to illness but I’m back and just had to tell you all about this amazing new track solo acoustic-punk songwriter, Sef Idle. Sharing a lot in common with songwriters like Chuck Ragan, Joey Cape, Tony Sly, Billie Joe Armstrong, Ted Bond, and Trever Keith but incorporating his own original flavor and style. The song “A Place To Call Home” is pure poetry in motion and a song with a story to share.… Continued →

February 14, 2020

December 7, 2019

REVIEW : Humble Feet

Every so often a reviewer decides to review an album purely out of appreciation for the album that they just heard, and in the case of Humble Feet‘s debut album, that certainly holds true. For those unfamiliar with them, Humble Feet is an acoustic husband-wife duo. Their music is highly melodic, orchestral, and deeply rooted in Scripture. In fact, the couple have served as missionaries overseas, and all of the music for their debut was written while in the field.… Continued →

December 6, 2019

Song of the Day: Jason Harrod and Brian Funck - Guessing Game

Folk really has to have something special if it’s going to catch my attention. Sure, there are a lot of great artists out there, but there are so many that it’s hard to stand out. A unique vocal, guitar prowess, or lyrics that hit that spot right in your gut that makes you either want to cry out at top of your lungs, or just really and truly live. Harrod and Funck managed all of that (their Mark Heard-produced full-length Dreams of the Color Blind is worth checking out in full if you like this style).… Continued →

November 24, 2019

REVIEW : Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh - GFM Acoustic

It wasn’t long ago that GFM announced an acoustic ep, set for release on December 1st. With the release date being just about a week out, I thought I’d tap out a quick review on it. I was fortunate enough to have caught the band’s recent show at the Space Coast State Fair in Melbourne, FL. The show was great and sitting right there on the merch table were copies of the acoustic ep, available a few weeks ahead of the scheduled release date.… Continued →

November 20, 2019

GFM Announce Acoustic ep

This past Friday, Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh announced the release of an acoustic ep coming out on 12/1. The ep is available for preorder on iTunes HERE, or you can snag a physical copy at a show or in their online store, starting 12/1. Continued →

October 28, 2019

Song of the Day: Corey Crowder - Learning to Let Go

Last week, over at the IVM discussion group on Facebook, a conversation ensued about indie labels within the Christian music scene. Mono vs. Stereo was mentioned, and I commented about their impressive 2005 compilation, The Revolution Will Begin in the Blink of an Eye Vol. 2. One of the artists I enjoyed most on this CD was A Farewell to Arms, who later went by his personal name, Corey Crowder. Currently, it looks like Crowder is more involved in the country music scene as a producer/songwriter, rather than focusing on his work as a solo artist.… Continued →

August 27, 2019

4 Way Acoustic Split with Sef Idle, Dennis Jagard, Rob Lanterman, and Russ Worstell

I think I may have forgotten to post about this upcoming acoustic split. The 4 way acoustic split will feature Sef Idle of False Idle, Dennis Jagard of Ten Foot Pole, Rob Lanterman, and Russ Worstell. This is truly going to be an exciting release. Click here for the official website and sign up for the mailing list. Check out the announcement video below. Follow Sef Idle on Facebook here.… Continued →

July 10, 2019

June 22, 2019

May 30, 2018

Introducing: Forum Blue

I’d like to point our readers in the direction of this really great new project from Ray Torres called “Forum Blue”. Ray has been a tremendously talented young guy who released prior projects as “Ray Torres & The Mercy” and under his name (solo). Now he is back with more songs as Forum Blue and you can take a listen to these “home demos” right here on bandcamp (or listen below). Think Dashboard Confessional, Secondhand Serenade, Vocal Few, Hall & Oates, etc.… Continued →

April 26, 2018

February 5, 2018