Reviewer: Patrick E. Muth
Positive Comments: ok nice tune I get the message good work
Constructive Comments: I would like to hear softer tone of voice on the voice.Good Luck!
Reviewer: Clark Ford
Positive Comments: Great recording, arrangement, singing. I enjoyed the lyrics, tunes and instrumentation. The whole package! Very professional. Mellow. Nice job!
Constructive Comments: A little retro. Does not really push the envelope…
Reviewer: David J. Hentosh
Positive Comments: I like the feel of this. It has a nice, feel-good groove and the vocal fits smoothly – somewhat like a Paul Simon tune. The bridge worked very well and was just the right length to add interest without being intrusive. Nice guitar work.
Constructive Comments: I would have liked to hear the vocal harmony a little stronger, especially in the chorus. I may be a little picky but I would pan the lead guitar out of the middle some to give more room for the vocal and to give that guitar its own space.
Reviewer: David J. Hentosh
Positive Comments: The guitar and piano work well together in this and I think the harmonies make this much more interesting than it would be without them. It comes across very clean.
Constructive Comments: I realize this is basically a folk-type song and it works that way but I think the addition of a simple drum beat, even if only sporadic, and a bass line would take this to a higher level and make it more interesting as well as more marketable.
Reviewer: Jeff Maguire
Positive Comments: Bo in the Basement, it’s an honest effort, and frankly, anyone that loves Bo Didley gotta is cool with me.
Constructive Comments: To much to criticizes from a professional level, lets just say the idea is pretty good but the execution needs some work before you hit the streets with it. Levels are off, and I’d try just recording the guitar live with a mic, get rid of the direct signal.
Broadjam Artist: Bob Bentley
Song: The Wind Is Blowing 2 – Jared LoStracco/Bob Bentley
Reviewer: Jeff Ashbaker
Positive Comments: Love the start with the accordion and guitar, nice blend. The vocal is very “real” sounding and has a cool vibe with an original sound. Nice touch with second vocal coming in the second section. Great melody, very easy to listen to. A great song of wonder and hope.
Constructive Comments: Great job! loved it, if anything…it’s to short…I wanted more!
Reviewer: Bill Dake
Positive Comments: Really like the Latin feel and the hook. Nice instrumental back-up to the singer. Overall balance is good.
Constructive Comments: I think the hook deserves more development of the verse lyrics. What about the relationship is causing this, why is the goodbye so long? Had some trouble understanding some of the lyrics. The breaks become a bit too predictable, you might eliminate the last one and add a bridge back to the chorus. I’d let the last chord fade out naturally rather than so abruptly.You’ve got a good idea here and it just needs a little more tweaking to make it even better.