Jackhammer Women by Nick Coleman and Cole Crawford Hurst

Nick Coleman and Cole Crawford Hurst

Broadjam Artist: Nick Coleman and Cole Crawford Hurst
Song: Jackhammer Women

Reviewer: Bob Bentley

Positive Comments: This song has a toe-tapping rhythm with a familiar feel and good vocals.

Constructive Comments: I want to be able to say more positive things about the song but I just had too much difficulty making out the lyrics to be able to. I have tried it on speakers and on headphones and whatever I do the guitars just drown out the majority of the lyrics. Initially I can make out a lot but it all gets very difficult from about 00.43 on.It has the feel of being recorded live around one mic (?) so maybe it just wasn’t possible to make adjustments after the recording? It is an infectious rhythm so it must be worth having another shot at getting the vocals further forward in the mix?I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful. Good luck

Soanata In D Minor by Randy Calligan

Randy Calligan

Broadjam Artist: Randy Calligan
Song: Soanata In D Minor

Reviewer: Charlie Shock

Positive Comments: This song grabbed me from the very first note & held my attention well from start to finish!Top notch quality in all aspects!!! The lead vocals suit the song perfectly and the instrumentation compliments the song well.

Constructive Comments: No criticisms here- only KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!

Lead Pipe Headache / Heavy Metal by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: Lead Pipe Headache / Heavy Metal

Reviewer: RICARDO ALONSO

Positive Comments: good guitar lick that forms the melody. good pace.

Constructive Comments: surely a one man band. drums is a continuous loop, no fills no changes and drums are a very important part in heavy metal songs. melody too repetitive. you have something here but needs development and help of other instrumentalists.

Goodbye Doesn’t Mean Goodbye (#1 Country-Americana) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: Goodbye Doesn’t Mean Goodbye (#1 Country-Americana)

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: Here’s a straight to the heart story of a sad breakup…that might not really happen if the songwriter has his way. The lyrics paint a cold winter picture paralleled with a relationship that has gone south. The images portrayed in the lyrics are so real (hall of pictures, Texaco station). The Bridge is carefully crafted to pull the song elements together toward the end. Obviously this songwriter knows what he is doing. I really like the hook! Very memorable.

Constructive Comments: I’m guessing Chet Nichols…am I right? I hate to be wrong about this, so if I am … forgive me.Keep up the great writing and recording. You are a master at it!Mrs. Kate

In my Time by Floyd Kelly

Floyd Kelly

Broadjam Artist: Floyd Kelly
Song: In my Time

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: Nice easy listening music. Might make nice hold music. Sounds like it was totally created on a synthesizer. Musician has great keyboard skills and really put together a nice piece here. Cool, upbeat, has a fairly peaceful vibe. This song has a very interesting/singular ending.

Constructive Comments: I’m not an expert in your genre (new age progressive) so please forgive me if I totally missed the mark. You might want to shorten the song for more commercial viability? Work to define a more noticeable memorable hook.

i’ll take your heart with me by lost on foot

lost on foot

Broadjam Artist: lost on foot
Song: i’ll take your heart with me

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: This is a SO LONG FAREWELL GOODBYE song. It has an air of finality to it, with enough maybe to make you wonder. I love the hook: I’ll always take your heart with me. The sweet background female vocal really sounds great…your voices blend nicely.

Constructive Comments: This has more of a country feel to it than Rock (to me, but I’m not the genre expert). I think you need to ease up on the gain in the lead instrumental, which was “too vague” for me to enjoy…and too loud. You could use that space to play something really pretty that would go along w/ the hook. Suitcase seems too long a word for the space. Pack a bag?

The Coal Miner Song by Jimmy Joe Lee

Jimmy Joe Lee

Broadjam Artist: Jimmy Joe Lee
Song: The Coal Miner Song

Reviewer: Kate Carpenter

Positive Comments: This song is a musical journey right down into the pit of a dark coal mine. This is blues at its best! A master storyteller, whoever wrote the lyrics crafted word pictures coupled with a tune that hits the listener right between the eyes with a story of hard work and the hopelessness of escape. The instrumentation is superb: guitar, violin, dobro, and OH THAT BLUES HARP! Carefully produced so that no one instrument prevails over another they all take their turns and complement the vocal flawlessly. This is one of the very best blues songs I have ever heard on Broadjam. My favorite rhyme: tongue/lung.

Constructive Comments: Man you’re a great songwriter/performer! I hope to hear more of your work. Curious question: Did you write this song from experience or knowledge/research. It sounded real enough to fool me if you aren’t a coal miner’s son!