Pennies From Parking Lots (Folk-Instrumental) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: Pennies From Parking Lots (Folk-Instrumental)

Reviewer: Marc S. Pate

Positive Comments: Very nice playing! Reminds me of James Taylor, and that’s never a bad thing is it.

Constructive Comments: Instrumentals are tough. Without a distinct theme/pattern, they can end up sounding like a backing track. I like what you’ve done but, it feels like there should be a vocal track on top. But I really like your touch with the acoustic.

Her Hearts Been Fooled Again / Country by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Her Hearts Been Fooled Again / Country

Reviewer: Marc S. Pate

Positive Comments: Nice mellow groove.

Constructive Comments: Instrumentals are tough, they have to really have a distinct theme or they can end up sounding like a backing track. I’m not trashing the feel and groove but, it sounds like there should be a vocal track on top.

WOE IS ME by Ronald Arduini

Ronald Arduini

Broadjam Artist: Ronald Arduini
Song: WOE IS ME

Reviewer: Billy Pilgrim

Positive Comments: Wow. Kinda different sounding production for this tune… but I love this song. The music was smooth and that voice was all-kinds-of-crazy-good stuff. So cool, I can’t stop listening to it. I love the feel, the drama and the vocals make these lyrics come alive. Incredible.

Constructive Comments: Incredible indeed! Bravo.I just love this tune… and find the unique-right-sided mix becoming interesting to boot. I do hope there is more of this and much longer version?!?You take good care,Billy

A Whisper and a Wiggle by Jeff Ashbaker

Jeff Ashbaker

Broadjam Artist: Jeff Ashbaker
Song: A Whisper and a Wiggle

Reviewer: Billy Pilgrim

Positive Comments: Ok, it’s about time for a great song about grandparents! Done deal. This thing has the warmth, feel and lyric that brings us back to the good ol’ times at grandma and grandpa’s house. I can smell the cake now!! Thank you for the tune and the memories.

Constructive Comments: Loved it. And if we all had the money, it would be nice to have these tunes professionally mastered. This song with a bit of sparkle would be more than the standout it is!! Great song.Take good care,Billy

i want to wish you the happiest christmas by DENNIS MAKEPEACE

DENNIS MAKEPEACE

Broadjam Artist: DENNIS MAKEPEACE
Song: i want to wish you the happiest christmas

Reviewer: Billy Pilgrim

Positive Comments: Nicely done. Smooth vocals and pleasant acoustic guitar keep things simple. And that’s what makes this so perfect. It works on it’s own. A great tune to give a listen and add it to your Christmas favs.

Constructive Comments: I really enjoyed it. I love the vocal line and tone, so nice. Perhaps a little less reverb, or more pre-delay on the reverb, to let even more of that fine vocal tone come forward. Great tune all the way around.Take good care,Billy

The Goodby Horizon by Jeff Roberts

Jeff Roberts

Broadjam Artist: Jeff Roberts
Song: The Goodby Horizon

Reviewer: James Beck

Positive Comments: Yes. Moving on together is what matters. Reminded me of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Woodstock-retro feel, but a very modern story.

Constructive Comments: I had some trouble getting my head around market potential at first, enough so that I almost clicked ‘N/A.’ What it is (I think), is that songs usually tell a story. I think in this case stories tell the song, if that makes sense.

Ruby Diamond Elephant Race by Patrick E. Muth

Patrick E. Muth

Broadjam Artist: Patrick E. Muth
Song: Ruby Diamond Elephant Race

Reviewer: James Beck

Positive Comments: When it started, I didn’t know what to expect, but then I started to see all sorts of potential for animation. Very retro in a Steamboat Willy (or B&W Simpsons cast) on the African Queen sort of way. Reminded me of Walt Disney and George Gershwin. Fun stuff. Very, very good work. Hope this one gets you somewhere. Good luck with it.

Constructive Comments: At first, I thought the Intro was too long, but I decided that this is a bit of genius. I don’t think I’d change anything unless the specific vehicle/customer needs it.

Nicolette by Bob Higgs

Bob Higgs

Broadjam Artist: Bob Higgs
Song: Nicolette

Reviewer: James Beck

Positive Comments: I listened twice, but I couldn’t understand the opening line. It reminded me of Bob Dylan and Roger Millar. Much better voice, though. Excellent rhythm. Kept me bouncing in my seat throughout. The Intro caught me right away. I found the Outro a little long, but that may just have been my mood. Professional, well-made recording. Nice and moody. Congratulations. Top shelf job.

Constructive Comments: There’s probably a simple wave form tweak that you could apply to sharpen up the opening line. Probably not that important, all things considered. Made me think of Scarlet Johansson. Not that the specific silhouette necessarily matters as much as getting some evocative reaction. I only mention it because I don’t usually think of her in any context. Good luck with this one.

Jingle Bells – Traditional by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: Jingle Bells – Traditional

Reviewer: Billy Pilgrim

Positive Comments: Now that’s a fun and pleasant Holiday-time tune! Such a comfortable listen and a pleasant, perfectly done rendition good for any age. i’m going to listen in again… the holidays are to far away to wait for this tune!

Constructive Comments: Really nice work.Take good care,Billy