Mill Town Rounders – Not The Love You Wanted – Album Review

Mill Town Rounders formed in 2012 as a joint project between friends Don Shulsinger (banjo) and Joy Walsh (vocals), who’d been playing music together on stage for several years. Like Don and Joy, the band’s other members, Joy’s husband Dave (harmonica), John Harper (guitar), Josh Olivier-Mason (vocals, ukulele) and Michael Carotenuto (bass) share a passion for folk, rock and traditional bluegrass. The band’s name refers to its spiritual home in Maynard, Massachusetts, the old mill town where four of the band members live. This is an album (Not The Love You Wanted) review with a difference. We sent an email asking for background on some of the songs and all six members chipped … Continue reading Mill Town Rounders – Not The Love You Wanted – Album Review

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Live in London **** Omeara Live Review

                      Oozing self confidence and owning the stage, the flamboyantly attired 32-year old Aaron Lee Tasjan thrilled at London’s Omeara. “Hi London. I’m Aaron Lee Tasjan. I hope I’m pronouncing that right”. Dry humour abounds in Tasjan’s world. Quirky, catchy songs were delivered with style and panache from this New York city resident. He began with Dangerous Kind which sprung into life with surprising guitar virtuosity from Tasjan, former lead guitarist of a reiteration of the New York Dolls. Then cameThe Best Is Yet To Come and the Beatle-esque The Truth Is So Hard To Believe from his excellent new Karma … Continue reading Aaron Lee Tasjan – Live in London **** Omeara Live Review