So Many New Music Releases…decisions, decisions…

It’s a music lover’s week (May 21st) of new album releases as well as some classics. Definitely something for everyone.

Blues/rock/soul/gospel singer, Beth Hart and guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa have teamed up again for their sophomore album titled Seesaw. They are amazing together and her voice and range is ridiculous-in a good way. I can’t take credit for “discovering” them. My aunt, with great taste in music, told me about the duo last summer. She insisted I watch a bunch of You Tube videos of them and I was instantly blown away. So, when I heard they had a new album coming out covering classics, I couldn’t wait. So I must pass on the recommendation as my aunt did with me.

Now something for the indie/alternative listener. Ohio raised/Brooklyn based band, The National, is releasing their highly anticipated sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me. Try and not fall in love with lead singer Matt Berninger’s soulful, baritone voice. Some find it melancholy or depressive, but I beg to differ. They are slated to headline at several music fests this summer-Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee from June 13th-16th as well as return to Lollapalooza in Chicago from August 2nd-4th. Lolla has one of the best line-ups of bands I have seen!

For all you classic rock fans two major releases:

Queen On Fire: Live at the Bowl – a two disc DVD set of restored sound and footage from their 1982 concert with bonus material to boot.

And last but not least….Crossfire Hurricane. On the heels of the 50th anniversary celebration of The Rolling Stones, this film follows the story of the band as teenagers in the 60s to becoming rock royalty. They are on tour now in the US and Canada.


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