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Album Review: James Mastro “Dawn of a New Error”

James Mastro’s latest album “Dawn of a New Error” is a tour de force of Americana-rock, showcasing the artist’s incredible songwriting, vocal prowess, and instrumental skills. As an experienced guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Mastro has toured the world with some of the biggest names in the industry, and this experience shines through on every track of the album.

Opening with the energetic and infectious “Right Words, Wrong Song,” Mastro immediately establishes himself as a force to be reckoned with. The track is a perfect blend of twangy Americana and classic rock, with Mastro’s vocals and guitar playing taking center stage. The addition of legendary rocker Ian Hunter’s guest vocals only adds to the power of the song.

The album continues with the thoughtful and introspective track “My god,” which sets the tone for the rest of the record with its poignant lyrics and beautiful melody. Mastro’s vocals are emotive and sincere, drawing the listener in and making them feel every word. The musicianship on this track is also top-notch, with Mastro’s guitar playing perfectly complementing the introspective lyrics.

The album then takes a turn towards more upbeat and playful territory with tracks like “Three Words” and “Everywhere.” Mastro’s ability to seamlessly blend different genres and styles is on full display here, with these tracks incorporating elements of punk, Americana, and even a touch of gospel. These songs are guaranteed to have listeners tapping their feet and singing along.

One of the standout tracks on the album is “Someday Someone Will Turn Your Head Around.” With its soaring gospel-inspired chorus and powerful message of perseverance and hope, this song is a true gem. The addition of guest musicians Dave Schramm, Andy Burton, Jeremy Chatzky, and Ron Metz only adds to the power of the track, creating a lush and dynamic sound that will stay with listeners long after the song is over.

Throughout the album, there is a strong sense of nostalgia and reflection, with Mastro’s lyrics often touching on themes of love, loss, and redemption. This is particularly evident on the haunting and beautifully crafted ballad “River Runs Forever.” The track is a stream of consciousness journey through lost loves and the end of days, with Mastro’s storytelling abilities shining through.

Overall, “Dawn of a New Error” is a stellar album that showcases James Mastro’s incredible talents as a singer, songwriter, and musician. From the poignant lyrics and emotive vocals to the impeccable instrumentation and production, every aspect of this album is expertly crafted and executed. Mastro’s ability to effortlessly blend different genres and styles is a testament to his musical genius, and this album is further proof that he is a force to be reckoned with in the industry.

“Dawn of a New Error” is a must-listen for fans of Americana, rock, or just good music in general. It’s a timeless record that will stand the test of time and continue to be appreciated by listeners for years to come. With this album, James Mastro has firmly established himself as a frontman and a solo artist to watch, and it’s clear that his journey is only just beginning.

–Jesse Harrison

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