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That's because discovering great music requires you to ACTUALLY LISTEN to the music. In today's world, things have become so superficial, that I find few people who call themselves music fans, actually listen to the music. (they buy into the "hype machine")

An artist like Lisa McClowry requires actual listening. I assure you that this is a case where listening to the music, will reward you with an experience that you are likely to want to repeat. Scroll down and take a listen to an exclusive Soul-Patrol.Net Radio broadcast, hosted by our own Earl Gregory, featuring the new album "Time Signatures" by Lisa McClowry. While you are listening to the album, scroll down further and read Earl's review of the album and the press release. Let us know if you think that the album is as special as we think that it is...

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INTRODUCING: Lisa McClowry - Time Signatures: Time Signature, Waiting For You, Born Twice, Roses For No Reason, Powerful Day, In A Word, "Why"?, Won't Say Bye Bye, Come Dancing, Unconditional Surrender, When The Phone Don't Ring, Utopia, When It Comes From The Heart. Hosted by Earl Gregory

Album Review: Lisa McClowry - "Time Signatures"

Album Review: Lisa McClowry - Time SignaturesIt has taken me a while, but I am finally getting around to this review of, Lisa McClowry's "Time Signatures".

I usually go to the person's Web-site to get a little more background on the artist and the project. More often than not, it's helpful. This was a "not". In fact it misdirected my "thinking" on this project. What it is "advertised" to be in the way of genre was misleading. It took some time, but I had to clear my head of the planted perceptions and "open my ears".

It used to be simple to categorize music back in the day. We "KNEW" what was Pop, R&B, Rock, Rock and Roll, Soul, Jazz, etc. All you had to do was "listen". The parameters were clear to the ear. Not so much so anymore. We have these "hybrids" of standard generas, making it a little more difficult to say what category certain projects fall into. This is the case with this album.

"I" am taking it upon myself to create a "new" genre. It is the "Easy on the Ears and Sounds Good (EESG)". It is predicated on the notion, "What difference does it make what 'genera' it is? It's "EESG".

Lisa McClowry's "Time Signatures" just "EESG" and fits in whatever it happens to going on when its played. 12 Tracks that range from movement to smooth to easy feeling and in a pleasant blend and mix.

TRACK LIST

1-Time Signature (the Title Tune)
2-Waiting For You
3-Born Twice
4-Roses For No Reason
5-Powerful Day
6-In A Word, "Why"?
7-Won't Say Bye Bye
8-Come Dancing
9-Unconditional Surrender
10-When The Phone Don't Ring
11-Utopia
12-When It Comes From The Heart


I plugged this into my car this week, determined to "listen" to what it "is" as opposed to what other reviewers and PR people wanted to "frame it" as. With that, I was able to "get" what Lisa McClowry is doing and saying with this project. To say she is strong is discerned right away. What I was impressed with (as I am to be with vocals) are the stories she is telling. Really nice lyrics over some simple but full bodied music and instrumentation to support and compliment her vocals.

Overall this is an album for the listener who is particular about what goes in his ears and is generally unconcerned with "Labels" and "Generas". I can't use the expression, "Grown Folk's" music on this one, because it is would imply it would appeal to a particular age group. Given "air time", there are several songs on this album that a wide range of ages would appreciate. The songs do lend themselves to that vicarious association that has made so many songs popular over the decades. Anyone can associate to several of these songs. If you had a gathering for whatever reason, this album would sit very well in the "tray" of music for whatever the occasion.

This is a project worth giving an "ear". It is "EESG".

Just a thought.....
Earl Gregory




INTRODUCING: Lisa McClowry - Time Signatures: Time Signature, Waiting For You, Born Twice, Roses For No Reason, Powerful Day, In A Word, "Why"?, Won't Say Bye Bye, Come Dancing, Unconditional Surrender, When The Phone Don't Ring, Utopia, When It Comes From The Heart. Hosted by Earl Gregory

Press Release: Vocalist Lisa McClowry Teams with Grammy Award Winner Jim Peterik to Release Time Signatures

Press Release: Vocalist Lisa McClowry Teams with Grammy Award Winner Jim Peterik to Release Time SignaturesIn collaboration with mentor/producer Jim Peterik (Grammy award winner, Oscar nominee for "Eye Of The Tiger," writer of "The Search Is Over," "Hold On Loosely," "Vehicle" and many more), vocalist Lisa McClowry will release "Time Signatures" in June 22, 2010 under the NuGroove/Worldstage Int'l label and is distributed by Red/Sony.

The expert craftsmanship of Peterik lends itself throughout the album to include the blistering "Born Twice," the smoldering heat of "Waiting for You" and the joyous self-empowerment anthem of "Powerful Day."

"Writing with Jim has brought the best out in my lyrics and melodies. The songs reflect the way I look at life, positive messages with an edge. My vocal approach is to communicate the emotion of the song…simple as that," said McClowry.

How the listeners interpret the music is equally important to this songbird. "My hope is that people will see themselves in my music….see that there's more out there…uncover the truth in their soul," she said.

Known professionally as a "singer's singer," Lisa harnesses the essence of the emotional moment of each song throughout "Time Signatures" with powerful vocals that will leave you breathless. Her incredible artistic range and fresh image renders an overall superior artist package that resides where pop meets soul and musical genres merge. It is a place where age categories and demographics fade away until all that remains is the pure music…a time signature for the evolution of sound.

"We are very excited about this new release. Lisa has all the elements to be the next breakthrough artist of 2010," said David Chackler, President/CEO of NuGroove Records.

For more information and concert updates, please visit www.lisamcclowry.com

More about Lisa McClowry:
Before becoming one of the hottest tickets in her hometown of Chicago, Lisa McClowry began her adult career working behind the scenes in movie music. She collaborated with Mark Mothersbaugh of the iconic group Devo and Lavant Coppock to write and perform "Through the Eyes of Child" for the motion picture "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle." Later, she served as the singing voice & voice over artist for TRESemme Shampoos and Conditioners TV Campaign ("TRESemme, Ooh la la TRESemme!") and Applebee's.

Additionally, Lisa performed the theme song, "Bridge to the Stars" with Tracey Amos for the "Wild Thornberrys" soundtrack, and was selected to sing the voice of the "Princess" in "Rugrats in Paris: The Movie."

Drawing from musical influences that include Ella Fitzgerald, Ann Wilson (Heart), Steve Perry (Journey) and her extensive live performance work, she is taking her soulful four-octave range on a new voyage with her album release, "Time Signatures."

Contact: Cheryl Hughey Promotions
347-878-6610 or cherylhughey@charter.net



INTRODUCING: Lisa McClowry - Time Signatures: Time Signature, Waiting For You, Born Twice, Roses For No Reason, Powerful Day, In A Word, "Why"?, Won't Say Bye Bye, Come Dancing, Unconditional Surrender, When The Phone Don't Ring, Utopia, When It Comes From The Heart. Hosted by Earl Gregory

 

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