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Jake Kussmaul

I come from a family who is passionate about all things music. I learned to sing at an early age, and by 13, had my very own Fender Strat guitar. I tried my hardest at learning all that I could. Because I was born with cerebral palsy, I had to teach myself an adaptive playing style. I learned to write and record my own music, despite these difficulties. In college, I started making great use of my writing abilities by reviewing music, as well as copy editing. I guess it's best to stick with what you know, while welcoming a fair challenge at the same time.

Album Review: Jim Gatti – For Mom and Dad

Multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Jim Gatti successfully melds a common link between alternative and progressive rock realms. Hailing from New Jersey, the Dumont native self-produces his material, and is an instructor of guitar, piano, and bass at his self-run JG Music School, located in Ridgewood. A simple surface listen to either his music …

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Album Review: Robert J. Hunter – Where I’m From

Robert J. Hunter’s dingy, multi-spectrum blues sound has earned him a surge of credibility in the UK underground. Originally from the Channel Islands’ Bailiwick of Guernsey, the now London-based singer-songwriter’s track record is presently burgeoning. At just 24, Hunter rocked the city’s big-name venues, namely Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club and …

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Album Review: Devilskin – Be Like the River

Six years onward, New Zealand’s Devilskin has proven a substantial asset in the mainstream rock realm. Their debut album, We Rise, climbed to platinum status last year, having steadily maintained the #1 position on both the Album and Kiwi Artist Album charts. But behind such surefire success lies something unbreakable—familial …

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Titanic Film Star Edward Fletcher Debuts New Music Video, “Sounds Like You”

Today marks the premier of the “Sounds Like You” video from musician-actor Edward Fletcher‘s band, StuntPlane. This video releases in conjunction with their full-length debut, Dyslexic Tango, a complementary mashup of experimental sonics with pertinent lyrics. Indeed, such a presentation is well-executed. Fletcher states that the perspective of the video …

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Music Video: Conscious – Intentions Pt. 1

Under the stage name Conscious, New York rapper-singer Brett Prusinski has earned quite a viral following online. Backed by Heady’s instrumentals, Prusinski’s melodic delivery and thematic understanding prove a sensible complement. With his recently debuted music video, “Intentions Pt. 1”, a further extent of his creativity has surely come to …

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