Rock ‘n’ Roll Singer-Songwriter Johnny Gwynn

Johnny Gwynn Guitar/Vocals/Piano

It is past two in the morning. My back hurts. I am exploring the website of this young singer-songwriter by the name of Johnny Gwynn. His last name is striking. It sounds Welsh. He is from Nashville(originally from Boston), the home of great American music.  So I cranked up the volume of Midnight Oil with my Apple in-ear headphones. The energy blew me away. I wanted to jump up and down if not for my back pain. Gwynn has a good vocal range and a guitar wizardry that’s warm and entertaining. There are several songs in his website. Midnight Oil , Calixta, Let Your Love Take Off My Edge and Barcelona(there are more). The latter is a funky guitar driven song that describes his relationship with a ‘mischievous Spanish girl.”

It looks like he is still in the process of developing his website. Hopefully his Bio gets updated or else he will remain mysterious. He has performed in front of the audience based on the ‘bio pics.’

Some of these songs are also available in his bandcamp album called A​-​Sides​-​EP released in 2010.

More from his links:

https://www.facebook.com/johnny.gwynn

http://www.johnnygwynn.com

http://johnnygwynn.bandcamp.com

https://twitter.com/johnnygwynn

The Versatile Luke Minx

Music Video Cover by Luke Minx Performing “Thinkin’ Bout You” by Frank Ocean.

Download: Thinkin’ Bout You : http://bit.ly/1fZ4V9Z

Photo: John Mediana

Photo: John Mediana

Recorded by Eric “E” Surratt of MR3 Studios
https://www.facebook.com/MR3KC

Video Directed and Edited by John Mediana
http://www.jonathanmediana.com
https://www.facebook.com/Jo…

Contact Maddi Jane Management: http://www.msocb.com
MSOCBmgmt@gmail.com / @murdamurphy

I stumbled upon this pop artist via Instagram. He is an actor model and yes, singer/songwriter from Kansas. I don’t know if you will agree with me if I say that people with acting and modelling backgrounds have the gift of charisma. As when they know how to develop this gift then I think they will really become famous. It doesn’t matter if you are not into pop music. This artist is excellent in guitar and piano. In fact, his Instagram posts have short videos featuring him doing covers. His falsetto is so clear you’d though he is not human. I am not a huge fan of r&b but Minx knows how to reinvent the genre making it accessible to many people.

I will keep my eyes and ears on him and see how he climbs the charts sooner than anyone can expect. He gives off an aura of kindness and sincerity which are probably just my subjective observation but I can’t deny there is something about Luke Minx. And we will all know that soon.

LUKE MINX LINKS
YOUTUBE • http://bit.ly/VYhxYC
INSTAGRAM• http://bit.ly/19o8ett
ITUNES • http://bit.ly/Vka3il
TWITTER • http://bit.ly/SxqE1C
SOUNDCLOUD • http://bit.ly/WdY8Cm
PINTEREST • http://bit.ly/144AXgp
FACEBOOK • http://on.fb.me/XVhLhL

Everywhere Around Here by Layne Greene Now Out!

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We’ve waited for a year. And now it is here. Nine artfully crafted tracks that would make the late John Lennon smile. Layne Greene continues to prove that he is a clever song crafter.

Read about the release of Everywhere Around Here in my Expats Post. Greene will be releasing the album in various formats including limited vinyl edition.

He wrote a post about the release on April 4 through his official website www.laynegreene.com:

This is it! My first album comes out today. I’d like to thank everyone who has had a hand in helping make this happen, it’s been over a year and a half since I started finalizing the songs and working on the plans for release, and I would not have been able to do it without everyone’s help.

Throughout this process there’s been a lot of twists and turns, steps forward and steps backwards, good days, bad days, long nights, and 4 hour drives across Nova Scotia in the middle of the night through a snowstorm. All in all, I’ve learned a lot. About myself, about the industry, about how much time, effort, blood, sweat, and tears it takes to get an album finished. When we started rehearsing a year ago, I don’t think I fully understood what I was getting myself into, and I don’t think that even if I had, I would have been able to prepare any more for it.

I’ve been dreaming of this day for about 7 years now, and even a year ago it was only just starting to look like a remote possibility. Luckily with some hard work and support from my team we were able to pull it all together, and today is the day! I’m excited to share the album with all of you, and I can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling faces at the rest of the shows we have lined up. Thanks so much everyone for your support, I couldn’t have done it without you!! 

-Layne

New artist to watch out: Courtney Fortune

instagram is great in sharing interests when it comes to music. Courtney Fortune is a fan of Diana Krall and that’s how we interacted. She happens to be a Jazz singer, gifted with a beautiful voice. In this times of too much bubblegum, she’s a deluxe alternative. Watch the link to the video below of Chris Walden featuring her beautiful singing style. That’s Courtney Fortune, a new Jazz diva in the making! 

http://youtu.be/2VMTCRxsVns

 

Follow her on Instagram 

New Artist: Stuart Smith

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Stuart Smith has made a great impression on indie folk/rock ears!

In the tradition of great singer/songwriters like Chris de Burgh and those in the same category, Stuart Smith has carved his own distinctive style which will attract hordes of fans! His tunes go down easily like expensive Irish whiskey. There is that sunny vibe in all his recordings. This is pop music with leanings on blues, folk and acoustic rock. He is from Leeds and his press photo reminds me a bit of the young Liam Gallagher. He has a mellow voice and is fond of incorporating vocal harmonies. That latter style is exactly what made his tunes captivating: half Beach Boys and half British folk but with a very 2014 freshness.

There is not much to write about Stuart Smith for now as he is just uploading the materials he recorded and making rounds in social networks. But I know there will be more of him soon as he is very promising with regards to his material. Stay tuned!

Click each of the links below to listen to his songs.

http://fandalism.com/stuartsmith

http://www.reverbnation.com/stuartsmith5