Sunday, March 28, 2010

King of Blues Music: Duke Robillard

He may not be a household name in my country Phillipines but in the 'Blues music world', American singer songwriter/producer DUKE ROBILLARD is a total talented artist and has been thrilling the music scene for over three decades.

He is generally regarded as a master guitar player- having won numerous awards including Best Blues Guitarist (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 The Blues Music Awards) and a two times Grammy nominee (2007, 2010) for Best Contemporary Blues (for Guitar Groove-A-rama album) and Best Traditional Blues (for Stomp! The Blues tonight album) respectively.

Robillard stays on the road, playing as many as 250 dates a year. And still proving, night after night, that his true talent is bringing people out to hear the music, appreciate the show and most especially keeping the blues music alive.

Below is a cut from his latest work Tale from the Tiki Louge, a cover song originally performed by Les Paul and Mary Ford.

BYE BYE BLUES (featuring Sunny Crownover)

Try also to watch this modern interpretation of the classic song SWAY.

Special thanks to Danny for sharing the song, photos and the artist infos. You can also visit Duke Robillard official website here.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Crystal Bowersox: My American Idol 2010

American Idol Season 9 finalist CRYSTAL BOWERSOX rocked the house once again with her amazing performance of Janis Joplin's Me and Bobby Mcgee.
She has already won in so many ways!...But i think it would be better if she DIDN'T win, so she can get on with her career, (i.e. DAUGHTRY!). It's just pathetic to sit and listen to her being critiqued by Karen Dioguardi, who is obviously jealous of this gal's talent (I mean, look at the silly song she came up with for last year's winner!!)

Anyway....enough said - I will ALWAYS follow Crystal's career into the future!!!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Play it if you want!...


Sunday, March 21, 2010

LOST CAUSE by Kelley Ryan

The name Kelley Ryan is totally new to me...and when I first heard her rendition of Beck's LOST CAUSE, she really blew me away!!...This is perfect for anybody who likes Brandi Carlisle, Indigo Girls, Mindy Smith or any of the hundreds of other female folkers in between.

For more information about Kelley Ryan, visit her official website here.

Special thanks to Ms. Melissa Berlin of Rockridgemusic for this song. I really appreciate it for sending me this awesome track. :D


Saturday, March 20, 2010

WATERS OF MARCH by Anya Marina

"Waters of March" (or "Aguas de Marco" in the original Portuguese) has been around in its various forms since the 1970's. In fact, in 2001 it was named as the all-time best Brazilian song. I'm not familiar enough with Brazilian music to hop onto that bandwagon, but it is a delightful tune either way.

Anya Marina covered the song beautifully on her 2009 sophomore album Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II...I tried to listen to the original (by Antonio Carlos Jobim) but decided to stick with this one.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah, Roma-roma mah! (Bad Romance covers)

Naumay ka na ba sa paulit-ulit mong pakikinig sa kantang Bad Romance ni Lady Gaga?....puwes, try niyong dinggin ang iba't-ibang bersyon nito na ginawa ng ilang promising artist- na talaga namang karapat-dapat din silang mabigyan pansin sa industriya
ng musika. Iklik na lang sa ibaba!

A SMILE FROM TRENCHES (rock version)
isang banda mula sa Los Angeles, California. Check na lang dito para sa kanilang MySpace profile.

JULIANA EVERYDAY (acoustic version) i really luv the way she interpret the song! Simply amazing!!! (visit her YouTube profi
le here.)

MATEO (pop/rnb version) dont have information about this guy pero sobrang galing ang rendition nya!

Gaga rocks!


Monday, March 8, 2010


by Jars of Clay featuring Sarah Kelly

I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away

Some bright morning when this life is over, I'll fly away
To a home on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away

When the shadows of this life have grown, I'll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls, I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away

Oh how glad and happy when we meet, I'll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet, I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallelujah by and by, I'll fly away

Just a few more weary days and then, I'll fly away
To a land where joy will never end, I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away
When I die, hallellujah by and by, I'll fly away

This song is written by notable gospel music composer Albert E. Brumley in 1929. The first recording of the song by Jars of Clay appears on the various artist compilation album Wow, Worship, Red which was released in 2004. The song was re-recorded a year later for inclusion on the band's studio album Redemption Songs and released as the second radio single in promotion of the album.

Another great version of this song comes from The Avett Brothers and u can check it here.


Saturday, March 6, 2010


The Scientist is one of the most popular song by the alternative rock band that goes by the name of COLDPLAY. It's lyrics are very touching to hear and tells a story about a man's desire to love and make an apology.
The music below are some of the best (and worst?) cover rendition of this beautiful song:





and the live performance that gave me the idea to make a posts about this beautiful track: Katelyn Epperly of American Idol Season 9


Wednesday, March 3, 2010


After front-lining the Grammy nominated band SEMISONIC, Dan Wilson released his first solo album titled Free Life (2007). The album includes a song he co-wrote with the Dixie Chicks called Easy Silence and Wilson's version is equally inspired and enjoyable.