Recorded on May 5, 2017 at Oddbody’s Music Room! Mack was playing withShooter Jennings that night. You can listen to more of Mack’s muisc on reverbnation! Mack has a show on February 3, 2018 with Justin Wells!
Alt-Country musician Justin Wells is joining Mack McKenzie for a show in our area on February 3rd at The Courtyard Lounge in Englewood, Ohio. You can find more information on the Event Page! Mr. Wells 2016 record ‘Dawn in the Distance’ is a fine addition to the Alternative Country cannon and is available on all of the music outlets. We especially like ‘The Dogs’ from that record. So, make plans for a night of terrific country music in early February!
Days of Wine and Roses is the lead track from Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway’s debut, self-titled, album. The album is set to release in March 2018.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
We recorded some video on our annual indie holiday program this year, we were joined by Andy Ingram of Poptek Records and a terrific musician in several area projects (XL427, L’Albatros, among others) and Brenna Myers of Once a Pine and formerly of The Florals. Enjoy!
Our video today has a cool jazzy swing. Meet The Blue Heron Trio. A fantastic trip courtesy of close friends and terrific musicians.
You can reach them at http://www.blueherontrio.com/
From their website:
In 2011 three close friends came together in Dayton, Ohio to produce voluptuous jazz and pop tunes. Blue Heron Trio is the culmination of their combined 20 years of playing in punk, pop, folk, jazz, and cover bands. Reviewed as “one of the prettiest voices in Dayton” by daytonrocks.com, vocalist Elisha Frontz leads listeners on a sensual journey through musical eras gone by, imbuing the music with a fresh, young feel. Phil Myers, formerly a musician for the United States Army, accompanies with lush saxophone riffs and gentle acoustic guitar. Dave Santucci solidifies the groove on the keyboards with his decades of piano experience. Whether it’s an original song, a jazz standard made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, or a completely unexpected lounge rendition from another genre (“Sweet Child ‘O Mine” by GunsNRoses is a crowd favorite), the trio performs with a deeply personal and authentic touch. In September 2013 Blue Heron Trio were finalists in “So You Think You Can Play The Schuster”, an event marking the tenth anniversary of the Dayton landmark Schuster Center for the Performing Arts. In December 2014 they rose to the number one slot in the ReverbNation Jazz charts for Dayton, Ohio. In 2015 Blue Heron Trio released their first album. They can be heard regularly at restaurants, private parties, festivals, and fund raisers throughout southwest Ohio.
After Vince Clarke left Depeche Mode, he worked on a variety of ideas and band possibilities. Wanting greater control over the sound, arrangements, and effects Clarke created Yazoo with vocalist Allison Moyet who was not emblematic of the pop sound that was popular in Britain at the time. Known as Yaz in North America because of legal issues with a record label, the duo released some terrific music on their albums ‘You and Me Both’ and ‘Upstairs at Eric’s.’
The lead single from their album “You And Me Both” — an ironic title given the stresses between Clarke and Moyet — was ‘Nobody’s Diary’ A UK number 3 for the band in June 1983. While Yazoo/Yaz lasted a short time, the songs were powerful and have held up very well over time.