III by Shift Seven

For their third release, Central PA rock trio Shift Seven has forged a dynamic, 6-song EP with added sonic dimensions. While the band’s previous two albums stayed within the bounds of a gritty boogie-rock sound, Shift Seven III features richer textures and arrangements and explores more rock sub genres. Formed in the 1990s, Shift Seven … Read More

The Legendary Billy Paul

Billy Paul

Earlier this year, the music world lost a music legend when Billy Paul passed away at age 81. A native of Philadelphia, Paul had an especially rich voice which fit perfectly with the Philly Soul movement of the 1970s and was even dubbed with the title “A Singer’s Singer”. Born Paul Williams, from his earliest … Read More

“Living Means Leaving Behind” by
Antonio Andrade

Antonio Andrade is a composer, performer and recording artist from Central Pennsylvania. This video is a September 2016 performance of his original song “Living Means Leaving Behind” at Cornerstone Coffeehouse in Camp Hill, PA.

“Living Means Leaving Behind” is included on Andrade’s 2014 album Life Shakes, his fourth solo release.

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Antonio Andrade online

A Boy Named John on Reverbnation  Antonio Andrade on Facebook
Antonio Andrade website
Buy Life Shakes album

 

“Fly” by Mycenea Worley

Mycenea Worley is a composer and performer from Central Pennsylvania. This video is an August 2016 performance of her original song “Fly” in Camp Hill PA.

The riff for this song was written by Ross Kennedy and Mycenea stated she; “loved the way that it climbed but sounded like it was resistant because of the intervals and then when it completes that octave, it just soars. It’s like a resolution and I wanted it to be inspirational, because that’s how the chorus sounds. The verses sound a little darker and more cautious, so I wanted those words to reflect the mundane, day to day questioning of ourselves and of our abilities. And then it comes back to that chorus, and you remember you can do anything if you run like hell and spread your wings.”

“Fly” will be included on Mycenea’s forthcoming album Center. Drive. due for release in 2017. This will be her first full-length album and third overall release, following the EPs Love and Siren.

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Mycenea Worley online

Mycenea Worley on Twitter  Mycenea Worley on Reverbnation  Mycenea Worley on Facebook
Mycenea Worley website
Artist profile on Modern Rock Review
Buy Siren EP

 

Music Education for Home School Community

Music educator Rod Goelz has of Music At Metropolis in Mechanicsburg, PA has developed two classes for the area Home School community. Developed last winter, Goelz married his contemporary brand of music education with the needs of the home school community when he came up with Rock Band, a music program that was both currently … Read More

Robert Cray at Whitaker Center

Robert Cray Band, 8/30/16

The Robert Cray Band has been playing and recording together for decades. The internal musical dynamics are plain to see in their live performances, as they are obviously at ease despite the looseness of their set list and their penchant for going off on extended jams. Relaxed and intense aren’t usually used to describe a … Read More