Sinclair Soul is an artist from Central Pennsylvania. This video features footage was shot in the American South, including some historic locales such as Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama, Sun Record Company and Stax Records in Memphis, B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, Dockery Farms, and various other sites in the Mississippi Delta including the cool The Shack Up Inn where we stayed.
The song was recorded in April 2017 at Saturation Acres Recording Studio with Bret Alexander and Ron Simasek and is included on the 2017 release The Journey.
A truly great song sounds good in more than one form. This theory is clearly illustrated with the release of Live HMAC and Mauch Chunk Opera House by Bret Alexander & Nyke Van Wyk. Included here are a few cover tunes and some well-trodden originals, most of which were formerly released by the Badlees, the … Read More
Contributors: Margaret Neiswender Gary Neiswender On Friday, March 31st, Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound celebrated the release of their new album Live From Briggs Farm with a concert at the FM Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA as part of the center’s Chandelier series. The album was recorded during the 19th annual Briggs Farm Blues … Read More
On Saturday, January 7th, the Light of Day Philadelphia: Songwriters Up Close & Personal event was held at World Café Live in Philadelphia. The event was part of the larger Light of Day Winterfest, which has raised raised nearly $4 million to benefit the fight against Parkinson’s disease since its inception in 2000. The 2017 … Read More
60 years ago today, on November 26, 1956, trumpeter Tommy Dorsey unexpectedly lost his life at the fairly young age of 51, permanently ending the on-again/off-again collaboration with his brother, clarinet and saxophone player Jimmy Dorsey. This career spanned 30 years from the mainstream emergence of jazz in the mid 1920s to the advent of … Read More
Shawan and the Wonton are a group from Central Pennsylvania. This video is a October 2016 performance of their 2016 original song “Sheer Folly” at the 33rd annual Little Buffalo Festival in Newport, PA.
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
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.
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.