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Artistrack Reviews John Gaar – Roll Like That

» saundragaar 12/09/18 15:01:53 » comments: 0

saundragaar Check out this music review of the new album ‘Roll Like That’ by the talented John Gaar

A brand new album filled with creative, unpredictable songs.

John Gaar is a singer and songwriter with a passion for diverse rock music. John’s sound is extremely diverse, as his songs actually showcase a huge range of influences. From catchy pop rock, to gritty alternative textures, and everything in between.

The album features 11 tracks, including the funk-inspired opening number “Camellia”. This song channels the incredible showmanship of artists such as James Brown or Joe Cocker, making for a really special vibe.

The title track, “Roll Like That” has a really exciting electric blues vibe. This song makes me think of legends such as Joe Bonamassa or SRV, going for a really catchy and charismatic groove. There is also room for a country-inspired number – “Memphis” has a timeless sound, with huge, down-tuned acoustic guitars and minimalistic percussion elements. This song kind of makes me think of what would happen if Bruce Springsteen had decided to jam out with Lynyrd Synyrd!

All in all, this is an excellent rock album, boasting a wide range of styles and a stunning production.

Find out more about John Gaar, and don’t miss out on “Roll Like That.”


Glide Magazine Video Premiere of John Gaar's Roll Like That

» saundragaar 12/09/18 14:45:35 » comments: 0

saundragaar SOUTHERN ROOTS/BLUES GUITARIST JOHN GAAR GOES SLINKY & SIMPLE WITH RIGHTEOUS “ROLL LIKE THAT”

John Gaar was born to carry on Southern musical tradition. He’s got the voice: part grit, part steam, and all soul. He’s got the backstory: he’s played funky zydeco in his native Louisiana, and smoking country blues rock in his adopted hometown of Austin, Texas. He’s got the brashness. And as you’ll see when you play the highly entertaining clip for “Roll Like That”, his latest single, he’s certainly got the beard.

Yes, Gaar looks the part, just like he sounds the part. He’s one hundred percent authentic – a fire-breathing, soul-shouting, hard-rocking true believer. He’s the kind of guy who’ll wear his Ernie Ball cap unironically; he lives and breathes music, and he’s proud to print his name on his guitar pick, just like his heroes did. Everything in his clip is vintage, and characteristic of American Southern music: the cars, the t-shirts, the guitars, the roadside shacks. This is Gaar’s home, and he’s welcoming you in with a smile.

The “Roll Like That” clip is shot, in part, at Riley’s, a legendary rural Austin area tavern that has been serving drinks and hosting music for generations. Riley’s was the first bar in Texas to sell alcohol after the repeal of prohibition (the building has been standing quite a bit longer than that!) and the party has been going strong ever since. It’s exactly the sort of place where a patron might expect to encounter a guy like Gaar, guitar in hand, ready to roar.

And because one Southern rock hotspot is never enough, John Gaar shows you another. The concert footage in the “Roll Like That” clip was captured at the Saxon Pub in South Austin, a thirty-year-old club with a classic look and a dedicated clientele that knows great music. Gaar is a regular at the Saxon and he fills out the stage with guitarists, percussionists, backing vocalists, and a full horn section. They’re having a blast – as is the crowd! – in that way that artists and fans do when they’re making the music they love in the place they’d never, ever want to leave.

Glide is thrilled to premiere the video for “Roll Like That” a throwback specialty that rekindles a musical lore of bluesy boogie and stunning simplicity. Gaar has a knack for evoking a joyous listen that is reminiscent of shades of Thorogood, Winter and Musselwhite.
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Carolina Chimes: One of The Top Ten Bluegrass Albums of 2018

» Foxfirerecording 12/06/18 13:04:03 » comments: 0

Carolina Chimes: One of The Top Ten Bluegrass Albums of 2018 http://www.countrystandardtime.com/blog/FervorCouleeBluegrass/entry.asp?xid=1139&fbclid=IwAR0ZwDT7Xfx6JSC4GuwAs-wijCimXgaVJYF7P4_rL4n-SqDeHsEs9S3uBoo


Dreamcatcher - Album Preview

» Dreamcatcher1415 12/05/18 13:51:58 » comments: 0

Dreamcatcher - Album Preview Dreamcatcher began when Aaron “Frosty” Foster and Troy Boone decided to form a band with classmates at East Tennessee State University. The plan was that the band would provide them with a platform to perform and further develop skills they had gained from college. Dreamcatcher’s first performance was during the 2015 IBMA World of Bluegrass Festival on the Youth Stage.

After a couple years of touring the eastern United States with Dreamcatcher, Troy was offered an opportunity to start as a full-time member with the bluegrass super group Sideline. Troy’s opportunity passed over the reins of Dreamcatcher to Aaron. Since then, many members of Dreamcatcher have become full time musicians with some heavy hitting bands. With each member change it became more apparent that Dreamcatcher was becoming more than just friends playing music, it had become a major stepping stone in all their young careers.

The upcoming project will be a compilation of Dreamcatcher members from both the present and past. This album preview contains three songs, two of which have never been recorded. The powerhouse song writing duo of Bobby Starnes & Tim Stafford contributed “Carolina Bound” which features the lead singing of Denison University graduate and current Dreamcatcher band member, Grace Gilbert. “I Haven’t Seen Mary In Years” is a Damon Black song that was recorded by James & Bill Monroe in 1969 and features the lead singing of East Tennessee State University student, Colin Ray. Aaron “Frosty” Foster provides lead vocals on the final song of this album preview titled “Girl With The Sparkling Eyes” which is a true story written by ETSU alumnus, Cory Wharton. The tracks are available to broadcasters through AirPlay Direct & for purchase/download at www.dreamcatcherbluegrass.com!

Current members of Dreamcatcher include Aaron “Frosty” Foster on guitar, Eli Gilbert on banjo, Max Silverstein on Fiddle/Mandolin, Grace Gilbert on Bass, and Jordan Roberson on Dobro.

Expect the full album by late January!
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