If Bob Seger was a bad-ass female rocker he probably would sound a lot like Sass Jordan. In 2017 Jordan reissued her second record, the one that jump-started her career, Racine.
With pipes that soar somewhere between Ann Wilson, Patti Smith, and Grace Slick, this powerhouse from Northern Ireland vibes 60’s Rock Chick and 80’s girl group all in one package.
With her mixture of Country, Blues, Americana, and Rock her latest single “What’s The Matter With You” is late night sultry soul.
Going on ten years now, Dutch symphonic Rockets Delain are still going strong with the release of “Masters of Destiny” in advance of their upcoming album.
Brandi Carlile is the most nominated female artist at the upcoming 61st Grammy Awards with six nominations including Album Of The Year (By The Way, I Forgive You), Record Of The Year (“The Joke”), the song of the year (“The Joke”), Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance. And yes, there is still time to get on the bandwagon.
There isn’t much not to like about Brandi Carlile. Her songs are straight forward and poignant. Her latest release, By the Way, I forgive you, Is highly excellent and top 20 worthy. For extra credit search out her epic cover version of Elton’s “60 Years On” from Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle symphony.
Soft Power, the soon to be released record from Doe Paoro is one we are very much looking forward to hearing. Based in Los Angeles, her blend of R&B, Pop, and soul is an exciting combination.