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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.

Interview with Kenny Dubman

After a lapse of non-musical endeavors, veteran New Jersey guitarist Kenny Dubman released his debut solo album, Reckless Abandon. The album effectively channels Dubman’s roots—a hearty amalgamation of 70s-tinged hard rock—while celebrating his newfound inspiration. Its presentation comes off as a rarity in today’s modern rock climate, a majority of …

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Interview with Seth Dunshee of Foreign Figures

Yesterday, Orem, Utah’s Foreign Figures began their Force of Nature Tour in support of their debut album, Paradigm. The tour resumes October 21, continuing along southern and Midwestern soil before wrapping with a hometown show. I had the pleasure of corresponding with the band’s bassist, Seth Dunshee, who provided ample …

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EP Review: Jaxon – Wildwest

Jaxon Howden is a New Zealand-born, Texas-raised singer-songwriter and producer currently based in Los Angeles. He has released numerous singles within a two-year span, “4 My” proving most popular. While his material normally panders to hip hop and R&B crowds, he frequently adds guitar into the mix. The guitar takes …

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Album Review: RavenEye – NOVA

Since 2014, RavenEye has established an identity amassing pure, unadulterated hard rock. Its members are already mainstays on the UK circuit, further resonating within the general Eastern European scape. The Milton Keynes trio of singer-guitarist Oli Brown, bassist Aaron Spiers and drummer Adam Breeze cements a foundation of individual successes. …

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Album Review: Foreign Figures – Paradigm

Since forming in 2014, Utah’s Foreign Figures has comprised of vocalist Eric Michels, guitarist Jonny Tanner, bassist Seth Dunshee, and drummer Steve Michels. The band continues to spread a poignant, reverberating message of faith upon their listeners. In fact, the efficacy of faith has worked wonders for them. Their debut …

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Interview with Molly Portier of Blonde Roses on the Premier of “Bullet” Music Video

After nearly a decade together, the Wooden Wings have rechristened themselves as Blonde Roses. This provided the group clearer career focus, their new single, “Bullet,” representing the transition. And now, vocalist Molly Portier, guitarist Harold Rosenburg, bassist Albert Moliere, and drummer Anthony Mikhael have begun a new chapter. “Bullet” made …

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Chandler Juliet returns with new single and music video, “Don’t Miss You”

Award-winning singer-songwriter Chandler Juliet is back with a follow-up single entitled “Don’t Miss You”. Juliet’s single dropped on iTunes Thursday, August 18. The song has a slightly more rock-oriented sound while maintaining the pop sensibilities of her earlier material. It was co-written by Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket, …

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