Wasted Days by Richard Walker

Richard Walker

Broadjam Artist: Richard Walker
Song: Wasted Days

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: It just hit me–this sounds like a lost Traffic tune!! The vocals remind me of Nick Drake too. That groove is a classic Traffic beat, and of course you’ve got both killer piano work and organ in there. Love the vocal timbre, vocal phrasing & melody, Wurlitzer electric, acoustic piano, organ and slinky drum beat, all of which are really well engineered too. Excellent lyrics. I really dig this –nice work!

Constructive Comments: I’d drop the acoustic alone part of the intro–the acoustic guitar sound is a bit “piezo”, and I don’t like the lead guitar lines that you pickup with because it’s got a happy, jam band sound that doesn’t fit with the mood that dominates most of the tune. I’d really like to hear you rework it starting right out with the keys. And get away from bang-dang-a-lang quitar strum rhythm that’s more Greatful Dead. I think the bass could drive the beat a bit more working close with the drums instead of following along after the beat. This would a tremendous amount of energy I bet. Nice work!

How I Roll (Instrumental) by LaWanda Macik

LaWanda Macik

Broadjam Artist: LaWanda Macik
Song: How I Roll (Instrumental)

Reviewer: Rin Vinson

Positive Comments: Wow, what a great, great song. Please tell me instrumentation in the first 8 bars…!!! Before the music kicks in…I would love to know. I can’t get enough. All of the instrumentation is just absolutely perfect. I’m so glad to have been able to hear this. The groove is KILLER…The tempo, dead on, and the composition is just so perfectly sparse and perfectly performed. The bridge is so smooth and not a groove killer. Upright bass, B3, sax, trumpet, electric piano…wurlitzer maybe…Just beautiful on all ends. Composition, recording, mix, and master all dead on the money. I wish there were more artists like this. New fan here.

Constructive Comments: You kidding me? Nothing negative on my end. Thank you so much for sharing. I loved it.

Rainy Night by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Rainy Night

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Way slinky minor Blues feel here with some Jazz elements. Love the drums and atmospheric keys. There’s some really hot and interesting lead work that’s kinda Gary Moore school.

Constructive Comments: I’d take the flange of the guitar–to my ears it’s too harsh and effect driven. But keep that overdrive in. A cleaner tone would really let this sing. Check out some Robben Ford for a reference to exactly what I’m gettin at!

Travel by Cec Cain

Cec Cain

Broadjam Artist: Cec Cain
Song: Travel

Reviewer: Tyson the Young Gunna

Positive Comments: Vocals were clean, and mixed well. overall, the song had a positive vibe. very crisp mix.

Constructive Comments: lyrics and instrumental didn’t mesh. The beat was more of an amusement park type of vibe whereas the vocals were a little dark. maybe change the beat and rerecord. also some of the sounds in the beat were off, try using quantization before the final mix down. keep going tho I definitely feel where you wanted to go with it.

Anti-Hero by CaiNo

CaiNo

Broadjam Artist: CaiNo
Song: Anti-Hero

Reviewer: Tyson the Young Gunna

Positive Comments: great mix, quality lyrics. Positive message and insightful premise to the song. clean vocals and beat was hitting.

Constructive Comments: Overall I liked the track. the only thing to me that needs improvement is the tone in the hook. for the type of message you are conveying a little more feeling (aggressiveness) should have been put into the chorus. that would have changed the tone to get your point across more. but hey maybe you wanted to have the entire song to just flow, but to me go a little harder on the chorus.

Loose Jing 2 by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Loose Jing 2

Reviewer: HarryBudini

Positive Comments: It’s a one guitar show, the guitar is all there is in this blues instrumental, but it’s an impressive guitar playing, so you don’t feel like there’s something missing – it’s very smooth and dynamic, it says what it has to says and then just go away, in 1 minutes 24 seconds, and they’re a pleasant time.

Constructive Comments: Nothing to say. It’s good as it is.

Something Inside Of Me by Steve Dafoe – Songwriter

Steve Dafoe - Songwriter

Broadjam Artist: Steve Dafoe – Songwriter
Song: Something Inside Of Me

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Great intro that calls both Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’ and Allmans’ Melissa to mind–then you bring vocals in right on cue. Clean and powerful vocals that are given lots of space and hold up to the challenge! Incredibly pleasing vocal timbre and a very convincing emotional performance. This kinda song could help a lot of guys get married if it were playing in the truck. This is one of the best voices out there. Great bridge that really lifts.

Constructive Comments: beautiful eye–heyes I’d recommend not making two syllables out of ‘eyes’ I think it’s awkward and weak. Great as is but I’d love to hear what it’d sound like with a chord walk up on “then I saw you” I think that would kill. “It’s just something…inside of me” is good but not great, when you really want great at that moment.I’m not a hitmaker in Nashville but I’d really like to work on the lyrics/phrasing and chord structure with you to see if I could make this better.It’s freakin’ awesome regardless. Nice work!

Living in the Trees by Jeff Roberts

Jeff Roberts

Broadjam Artist: Jeff Roberts
Song: Living in the Trees

Reviewer: Douglas Branson aka dB+1

Positive Comments: Pop Rockish – with new wave / contemporary / groove rock feel.Refreshingly cool and not the same old thing. Really tasteful musicianship. Love the vocal delivery – restrained and “on.” Fun and likable tune. Seems like very appropriate for film. Love the end…I am finally home…

Constructive Comments: This tune is polished, well written, and produced perfectly for the genre and style. Love the restrained energy and performance. Can’t wait to see who this is, after I post the review. Enjoyed it and going to give a listen again. Also love the concept.