Time to share the love.
Some of you are frequent visitors of a fellow blogger from New York by way of Memphis. Whether you call him Vinny, Vincent, Bond or (_______) matters not, I like to call him cool. Others of you may not have had the pleasure of getting to know the master of music. Hopefully those of you in the second group will take a moment to go by and say hello. I'm pretty sure you'll be glad you did.
A couple of weeks ago I was catching one of his regular post called "New Music Monday" in which he puts up a couple of songs off one or two CD's he's received for review. He then asks those that are interested to give them a listen and give any feedback that comes to mind. If you like what you hear, you're invited to put your name in the hat for a chance to win said CD. Now how cool is that?
Well, this particular Monday one of the artists being reviewed was Kelly Richey. Apparently she and her band have been getting some pretty glowing press coverage of late. I admittedly, have been living in a musical bubble for quite sometime now and had never heard of her before. The good part of this I suppose, is that I wasn't influenced by anything I'd previously heard. (press wise that is)
Instead I turned on the speakers and sat back taking in some great guitar work and equally quality vocals to go along with it. I left my two cents worth of musical praise and let Vinny know I'd be happy to get a copy of her CD should it make its way across the country to the Pacific northwest. Well, guess what? My name was drawn and the CD was on its way to my mail box.
A couple days later an envelope from the Couch Tunage (AKA Bond's Big Leather Couch) was waiting for me. Now, new music is always a treat, but free new music is even better! I opened the envelope and promptly placed the CD into the player in my truck. BTW- Check out the nice personalized CD sleeve Vinny included. (top of the picture)
After giving it a thorough listening, I'd give Richey a 8 out of 10. Good solid rock and roll with a hint of the blues weaved into the music. I can't say that if I were stranded on an island with only one CD to listen to for the rest of my days that this would be the one, but it will still keep a permante place in my collection.
If you're interested in checking out more about Kelly Richey you can visit her website: www.kellyrichey.com
Thanks again for the tunage Mr Bond.
If you'd like to broaden your musical horizons do go and stop by Bond's Big Leather Couch.