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Review Roundup: Ted Pitney, Mill’s End, and Manda Mosher

Written by whiskeychick on September 13, 2010 – 1:03 pm -

For today’s Review Roundup, we’ll take a taste of Ted Pitney, Mill’s End, and Manda Mosher.

Ted Pitney: “October Fire” - Ted seems to have a smooth, John Mayer/Shawn Pander style of story-telling through song. Relaxed, intelligent lyrics, and overall the song is well-assembled and marketable.

Mill’s End: “Remember the Time” - Being a huge Counting Crows fan, I really enjoyed this on, Of course this track has a more rustic, earthy quality than anything the crows ever put out. I can’t really place where this would sell best, but I would definitely buy it.

Manda Mosher: “City of Clowns” - Joni Mitchell meets Sheryl Crow. Pleasant but forgettable. Again, we’re falling outside of the country or even alt-country element, but not quite hard enough to call it rock either.

I guess this is the part where I remind readers that music doesn’t HAVE to fall into any pre-structured genre labels. Having your own blend is highly encouraged in fact. However, when trying to determine just how big your audience can get, finding the right unique sound DOES require a delecate balance between familiarity of a favorite genre and being distinctly original enough to leave a lasting impression.

Review Roundup has our staff listen to 3 singles, submitted to us at ReviewShine, and give their gut reaction.

Review Roundup: Brad Blume, Mark Lennon, and Gumbo

October 16, 2009 – 12:40 pm

For today's Review Roundup, we'll spin a track with Brad Blume, Mark Lennon, and Gumbo. Brad Blume: "Poor Depressed Me" - This one has a classic cryin' country song sound. Steel, ...

Review Roundup: Allendales, Dixie Whiskey, and Mud, Blood & Beer

October 9, 2009 – 12:40 pm

In the first Review Roundup we'll take a listen to The Allendales, Dixie Whiskey, and Mud, Blood & Beer. The Allendales: "Drunkard's Dream of Immortality" - The tune is well-assembled, ...

Telluride’s Debut Release: Four Square Miles

February 2, 2009 – 11:19 am

Telluride is hot on the heels of pop-country powerhouse groups like Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts. Telluride's debut album "Four Square Miles" somehow ended up on my desk recently, so ...

How to Get More Press for Your Band

November 10, 2008 – 6:47 pm

Why isn't YOUR band in the paper, magazines and radio broadcasts, and of course, on DH? It's my job to dig up and "discover" new country artists and expose them to ...

DH Country Music Brings Back the Community!

November 3, 2008 – 1:02 pm

In the spirit of encouraging new music and community participation, DH has gone back to it's roots and opened up to a community driven site again! Over the next few ...

Music City Madness Gives Artists a Breakthrough Opportunity

August 13, 2008 – 9:13 am

Online contest gives unsigned artists a chance to be on CMT's Unplugged at Studio 330. In the spirit of supporting unsigned and independent country musicians, CMT and Comcast have paired up ...

Old Crow Medicine Show Album ‘Caroline’ Out TODAY!

July 29, 2008 – 9:02 am

Old Crow Medicine Show is gearing up to go out on the road again in support of they're NEW Album "Tennessee Pusher" - Produced by DON WAS and available everywhere ...

Hogjaw - Arizona Southern Stomp

June 3, 2008 – 3:41 pm

Hogjaw gets a head start in the local music scene opening for southern rock bad boys, Jackyl. With a new album "Devil in the Details" set to release this coming Saturday, ...

10 Things To Do With That Bandanna in Your Back Pocket

March 17, 2008 – 6:00 am

Do you know what I always wondered? Why DO all those southern boys walk around with bandannas in their pockets? Is it a boy scout thing? A gentlemen thing? So ...

Why E-Zines Won’t Review Your Band

March 12, 2008 – 10:10 am

As I was gettin ready to relaunch the site here I dug through a shitload of artists in my favorite musical fishin' hole just hopin to find a few worthy ...

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