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29 Jun 2012
Description: Singer-songwriter Lee Bryant has followed up his debut album with an impressive collection of songs swerving from rock to country with bits of Americana sprinkled throughout. If you like Jackson Browne or Tom Petty you will love this album.
Bio: Lee Bryant has been a fixture of the Tampa Bay area music scene for more than a decade. He has performed with various bands including: The Ditchflowers, Rich Whiteley Band, Earth Bombs Mars and Magnolia Creek. In 2008, Lee decided to pursue songwriting of his own and has since released two solo albums "Good Advice" and "Solstice."
The style could be described as modern Americana, drawing from influences like Warren Zevon and Jackson Brown. Not afraid to stretch stylistically, "Good Advice" and "Solstice" blend music from: rock, country, jazz, blues and bluegrass.
Earlier in his career, Lee was a founding member of D.C. area favorite "Train of Thought." During the late '80s and early '90s the band had the opportunity to open for the likes of: Blues Traveler, Fairport Convention, New Riders, The Samples, and Dave Matthews. At their height, "The Train" was a featured act at many Mid-Atlantic college festivals, performing in front of thousands of people.
Recently Lee has been working with Canadian American Records to promote his music. Joey Welz head of C.A.R and former keyboard player for Bill Haley and the Comets, has enthusiastically endorsed Lee's music.
Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maxhit Inc. (ASCAP)
Contact: Lee Bryant
Phone: (813) 368 – 6469
Lee Bryant releases second studio album “Solstice.” Eleven tracks of innovative modern Americana/Alt Country rock and roll.
Singer-songwriter Lee Bryant has followed up his debut album with an impressive collection of songs swerving from rock to country with bits of blues and bluegrass sprinkled throughout. If you like Warren Zevon, Jackson Browne or Tom Petty you will love this album “Solstice".
“Solstice” has a bright airy sound, evocative of sixties and seventies style folk rock bands. Skillful songwriting and strong hooks hold the listener’s interest, while expert production and excellent musicianship combine to present a modern exciting version of Americana Rock.
Lee’s debut album “Good Advice” released in 2008 was met with local praise and positive reviews from sites like GarageBand.com and Taxi.com. "Good Advice" has also been played on several Internet radio stations and even found its way to a small terrestrial public station in Australia.
During his twenty year career in various lineups and genres, Lee has opened for the likes of: Blues Traveler, New Riders, Fairport Convention, The Samples and The Dave Mathews Band and served as sideman for bay area favorites: The Ditchflowers, Rich Whiteley Band, and Earth Bombs Mars.
Track list: The River Flows (4:00), All Night Drive-In (4:26), Restless Dove (4:42), In From the Cold (3:19), Secret Voices (3:34), Ms Right Now (4:46), Second Hand Lover (3:31), Side Effects (3:19), Useful Idiot (2:51), Forgive (5:04), Solstice (4:14)
More Information: http://www.leebryantmusic.com
Style : Americana
Rate (1-5) : ★★★★☆
Opening track the “River Flows” immediately took my attention when I first heard it. The tune is somehow a mix between many styles old and young and comes with a pleasant atmosphere! Reason Enough for me to dig out the rest of the man’s repertoire.
Basically he is a singer songwriter from the Tampa Bay area! Taking his influences from bands and artists like Tom Petty, Jackson Browne or Warren Zevon, his follow up album solstice throws also in some good old bluegrass, blues and country influences next to the already known rocking edge of his Music.
Leading track The River flows is worth to buy the entire album, but also tunes like “All Night Drive”, “In for the cold” and “Secret voices” are worth to check out. “Ms Right Now” introduces some Reggae influences into his Music and is one of the lesser interesting track on this album. “Second Hand Lover” comes with a great soul sound while “Forgive” is totally drenched in country, another tune that makes this album worthwhile. Closing down is the Solstice at tune that is reminiscent to the seventies psychedelic country scene.
Solstice certainly is a hell of a find and an album that will spin on my car stereo during many night rides for sure!
Mr. Blue Boogie.
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