Hello all, for May we have three more outstanding pieces for the Status Hat music page. We really appreciate hearing the diverse selections we feature and are sure you will too.
First up, we are graced with the sounds of Barry Syska. The song "Lonely Heart" brings us right back to the era or vaudeville, burlesque and swing. He has a tremendous aura of authenticity and musicianship that makes you believe you are listening to an antique recording. It is so great to have people like him continuing to make these type of truly classic songs for us to enjoy and harken back to what must have been fun and exciting time to see and hear music being made.
Next we have "Sing Me to Sleep" by Rachel Bockover. A soothing and touching song, it is anything but mellow. With rich vocals and tasty guitar work this folk song is a moving personal reflection. Simple yet powerful, Rachel expertly weaves an aura of command and compassion that won't let you go.
Last, Honey Ear Trio brings us "Steampunk Serenade" . These talented musicians utilize a bass/drum/sax three piece to great effect. Each player has their own space to create and it all comes together in a jazz jam with that is precise and free at the same time. The subtle additional sounds and delays add a nice layer to the groove. This is an outstanding group that would be a joy to see them do their thing live, so keep an eye and ear out.
Thanks for listening! If you know a musician we should showcase in a future issue, or are one, send us a link where we can hear their music or yours online!
Tim Castellani, Status Hat Productions; May, 2011
PS: We've gathered all our featured musician's into one spot, find all of them -- their music and links -- here: 2011 FEATURED MUSICIANS! Musicians featured before 2011 on Status Hat will be added soon, as we've a great gallery of music from around the world!
LISTEN TO BARRY SYSKA:
ABOUT BARRY SYSKA:
Like a victrola, spinning tunes from the swing era to modern ears, Barry Syska's sound is a full moon for howling wolves.
LISTEN TO RACHEL BOCKOVER:
"SING ME TO SLEEP"
ABOUT RACHEL BOCKOVER:
Second Generation musician and performer Rachel Bockover, performs her original music in an Alternative style that touches on a wide range of influences and sounds.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT RACHEL HERE...
LISTEN TO HONEY EAR TRIO:
ABOUT HONEY EAR TRIO:
Honey Ear Trio is the new incarnation of Brooklyn NY based and long time musical cohorts Erik Lawrence, Rene Hart and Allison Miller. Together, these three passionate musicians approach the music with a sense of playfulness and elasticity.