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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.

Harry Hudson returns with new single, “Closing Doors (feat. Astrid S)”

Today, up-and-coming Californian singer/songwriter Harry Hudson releases his latest single, “Closing Doors.” The song, done in collaboration with billion-streamed Norwegian pop star Astrid S, centers on the process of taking a step back to reflect on your situation, improve yourself, and then begin again on a clean slate. It will …

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Album Review: Tray Davis – Dark Ways

Since 2010, Tray Davis has been crafting and refining his own blend of pop-oriented hip hop. The Florida-born, California-based singer/songwriter and rapper would make his recording debut in 2017, with his acclaimed EP Urgent Care spawning three popular singles: “Bicoastal,” the Forgiato Blow-guested “Boatloads,” and “Divine Intuition.” Following its success, …

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Single Review: Zachary Toigo – “Miloš”

Zachary Toigo is a Canadian singer/songwriter based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Debuting in 2014 with the crunchy, atmospheric post-punk edge of Leafyleeks, Toigo’s music has since undergone tremendous growth. His 2018 follow-up, Mmm…, would break down the initial alternative foundation, this time putting emphasis on longer, progressive pieces that combined …

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Single Review: Phillip Gilchrist – “Song on the Radio”

Phillip Gilchrist is a South Carolina-based singer/songwriter. Following the success of his 2019 debut EP, Mixed Emotions, Gilchrist continues to steadily mark 2020 with an output of several singles. His latest release is “Song on the Radio,” which continues his signature sound of somber-tinged, romanticized thematic angles with contrastingly upbeat, …

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