Texacan Love (Alt. Country – from “Taxi To Tonganoxie”) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: Texacan Love (Alt. Country – from “Taxi To Tonganoxie”)

Reviewer: Jeff Maguire

Positive Comments: Funky little country blues with a really nice arrangement and overall feel and vibe.

Constructive Comments: No real criticism , subject it pretty predicable but execution is very good. Arrangement is solid and flows well, vocals are quite good, nice slide work.

Revive America (Official) by Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson

Broadjam Artist: Glenda Jackson
Song: Revive America (Official)

Reviewer: Jeff Maguire

Positive Comments: Nice arrangement, well recorded, honest sentiments.

Constructive Comments: Pretty well written tune, lyrics get a little repetitive after a while. I hear what your going for but it comes across more like a commercial than a song about deep love of country … exactly who do you want to revive America, who are they ? What’s it mean to be great to you?

We wish you a Merry Christmas by STEPHEN CONNOLLY


Song: We wish you a Merry Christmas

Reviewer: Randal Dunkle

Positive Comments: I like the sound of the horns and the lead vocals as well. Very wonderful Christmas Song done well!

Constructive Comments: I think this version is a very good one however, I think it would sound better if there were more people in the backing vocals – best wishes!

Only birds ever see the sky (2016) by N.Jones, Music Designer (Protilius Productions)

N.Jones, Music Designer (Protilius Productions)

Broadjam Artist: N.Jones, Music Designer (Protilius Productions)
Song: Only birds ever see the sky (2016)

Reviewer: Floyd Kelly

Positive Comments: This is pretty cool electronic music to listen to when I am untangling a messy bunch of cords I need for my computer. Ugh! It’s maddening I tell you! This music sets a nice pace! I can now methodically untangle all these wires and get all my gadgets hooked up and working again! Thank you Mr. Music Composer.

Constructive Comments: The first thing we noticed about this musical composition is the sound quality – althought it is bold – it is also quite muddy and distorted too much. We are not sure if it is intentional but we think it takes away from enjoying the full picture being provided by the artist. The piano could have been more present and clearer. We listened to this twice, trying to discern if all the “scratchiness” in the recording is intentional or not. Anyways, other than that, this is a full-bodied mix. As for being more “musical” – this could use a few adjustments in the mix to bring clarity and purpose. Please remember, until these moments, our family has never heard this before, we do not know the artist or how it was made. Have a great day.

Just One More Time / Country by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Just One More Time / Country

Reviewer: Sam Cooper

Positive Comments: I like the guitar tones.

Constructive Comments: This is drum-heavy and washed with a lot more delay/reverb than I would normally care to listen to. The melodies are okay, but nothing pops out at me as something I would spend any time listening to without some kind of destination, instead of the use of repetition.

Growin’ Up by Mark S. Ludes (MSL)

Mark S. Ludes (MSL)

Broadjam Artist: Mark S. Ludes (MSL)
Song: Growin’ Up

Reviewer: Jeff Maguire

Positive Comments: Clever rocking tune in traditional rock and roll style, a Little bit of Jerry Lee, a little bit of Bob Segar. Nice harmonies.

Constructive Comments: Instruments don’t really have traditional style , it’s a little bit like retro rock goes 80’s phase shifter with a digital piano . But that’s pretty understandable since it’s probably a one man show out of his home. Well played and engaging , fun tune to listen to. I suppose I’d try state the overall hook a little more obviously and a little sooner.

Whispers In The Darkness by Kitty Matkins

Kitty Matkins

Broadjam Artist: Kitty Matkins
Song: Whispers In The Darkness

Reviewer: Riverside

Positive Comments: Good chord progression but the song sounds like a hit from the 70’s (not always a bad thing) Vocal is excellent but recording sounds a little rough unless it was meant to replicate a 70’s production.

Constructive Comments: Improve the recording quality of the opening bars, particularly piano. Pump it up a little more at the end. Vocal starts too compressed at the beginning but sounds better later on.