Highways To The Sky (NewAge/Meditative – from “Earthways”) by Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet NicholsSong: Highways To The Sky (NewAge/Meditative – from “Earthways”)Reviewer: Nigel BarrettPositive Comments: Wasn’t expecting the beautiful chords at the beginning. They got my attention. Sounded like an intro to a Deadmau5 tu…

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: Highways To The Sky (NewAge/Meditative – from “Earthways”)

Reviewer: Nigel Barrett

Positive Comments: Wasn’t expecting the beautiful chords at the beginning. They got my attention. Sounded like an intro to a Deadmau5 tune.

Constructive Comments: I was waiting for this to really take off and get pumping!! But then I’m a freak for tunes like I remember by Deadmau5! Builds nicely and some beautiful moments in there.

Rollin’ In Your Arms by Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. PateSong: Rollin’ In Your ArmsReviewer: Jimmy Joe LeePositive Comments: This, for me, is a tough one. I really enjoyed the musicianship. Good solos, interesting arrangement and strong back up. Also recorded well. The song… se…

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Rollin’ In Your Arms

Reviewer: Jimmy Joe Lee

Positive Comments: This, for me, is a tough one. I really enjoyed the musicianship. Good solos, interesting arrangement and strong back up. Also recorded well. The song… see constructive comments.

Constructive Comments: Not much of a song. I understand that this type of recording is not so much about the song but more a lyric to prevent the recording from being a amorphous instrumental. The title is good. It’s the key line of the song. I think the delivery is ok but ok doesn’t get it. The lyric is sparse. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but it must be delivered convincingly… unfortunately its not. I don’t think the vocalist is a bad singe. One can’t tell much about that aspect from this song. I don’t think, however, this vocalist is the best for this song.

Snowy Mountain Stream by Patrick E. Muth

Broadjam Artist: Patrick E. MuthSong: Snowy Mountain StreamReviewer: Jeff RobertsPositive Comments: Nice behind the beat vocal phrasing and a classic melody/phrasing here much like “Shake Rattle n’ Roll”. Constructive Comments: Take the effects off th…

Patrick E. Muth

Broadjam Artist: Patrick E. Muth
Song: Snowy Mountain Stream

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: Nice behind the beat vocal phrasing and a classic melody/phrasing here much like “Shake Rattle n’ Roll”.

Constructive Comments: Take the effects off the guitar. Listen to Humber Sumlin or Otis Rush for a classic Chicago vibe–clean and dry with a bit of bite. I’d start with the full rhythm section. The guitar solo isn’t very bluesy–again clean up the tone and go for simple phrasing with statement and repetition leave space in. There are a number of timing issues. This could be a really fun tune–the bones are there. Make it tight, concise, and clean!! All IMO of course.

The Secrets Of Life (Instrumental) by Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet NicholsSong: The Secrets Of Life (Instrumental)Reviewer: Brenda CravenPositive Comments: This piece can easily cross over into the pop genre. This reminds me a little of Pat Matheny. Great job on the instrumentation and the produc…

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: The Secrets Of Life (Instrumental)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: This piece can easily cross over into the pop genre. This reminds me a little of Pat Matheny. Great job on the instrumentation and the production/mix quality was very good. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this beautiful offering. Well done!

Constructive Comments: No critique.

My Little Girl by FRED GROSS

Broadjam Artist: FRED GROSSSong: My Little GirlReviewer: Jeff RobertsPositive Comments: This opens up sounding very much like Ryan Adams’ “New York, New York”. This sounds better with each listen. Really really strong writing in terms of structure, m…

FRED GROSS

Broadjam Artist: FRED GROSS
Song: My Little Girl

Reviewer: Jeff Roberts

Positive Comments: This opens up sounding very much like Ryan Adams’ “New York, New York”. This sounds better with each listen. Really really strong writing in terms of structure, melody, and lyrics. Very nice vocal performance. I really like the chord lift on the pre chorus–it’s a great setup for the chorus/refrain.

Constructive Comments: Listen closely to Ryan Adams’ “New York, New York” for comparison against a masterpiece. First thing drop the effects on the rhythm guitar and go for nice clean, warm sound, and add or substitute and jangly, strumming acoustic guitar part. I think the bass is too plonk plonk plonk in the verses–it sounds like Boston’s “Long Time”, which was 40 years ago. Having it groove and gently move would add a lot. I’d take most of the slapback off the lead vocal, and put some tube drive and just the tiniest bit of distortion in to give it some grit. There’s a bit too much low mid in the vocal–it accentuates the somewhat nasal tone you have. I really don’t like the solo guitar at all. It’s trying to hard, and putting too much Dickie Betts intensity. And the sound is harsh. Simpler, major pentatonic with a smooth tone would be better.All IMO and all intended to help with the tune. This is really solid writing, playing, and singing!

Strange Fruit (Smooth Jazz) by Bill Dake

Broadjam Artist: Bill DakeSong: Strange Fruit (Smooth Jazz)Reviewer: Brenda CravenPositive Comments: OK…the intro reminded me of Charlie Brown. Loved the piano and bass line on this. Wonderful jazz piece. Kudos to you and your musicians. I also love…

Bill Dake

Broadjam Artist: Bill Dake
Song: Strange Fruit (Smooth Jazz)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: OK…the intro reminded me of Charlie Brown. Loved the piano and bass line on this. Wonderful jazz piece. Kudos to you and your musicians. I also loved your descriptive comparisons you used in your lyrics. Great job on this!

Constructive Comments: No critique.

I’VE BEEN AWAY FROM LOVE TOO LONG bluegrass version by Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley

Broadjam Artist: Patti and Beau Burt, Kim KelleySong: I’VE BEEN AWAY FROM LOVE TOO LONG bluegrass versionReviewer: HarryBudiniPositive Comments: Playful and bouncy country thingie, pleasantly acoustic, and acoustically pleasant. Pleasant female voice a…

Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley

Broadjam Artist: Patti and Beau Burt, Kim Kelley
Song: I’VE BEEN AWAY FROM LOVE TOO LONG bluegrass version

Reviewer: HarryBudini

Positive Comments: Playful and bouncy country thingie, pleasantly acoustic, and acoustically pleasant. Pleasant female voice and pleasant banjo. Did I say pleasant?

Constructive Comments: Maybe just a little shorter, but not, it’s just me, of course, impatiently impatient.

The Wonder Of Autum by Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: The Wonder Of Autum

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: I love this piece. Very relaxed feel to this song. Great instrumental choices and the bass on this is spot on. Nice mix and production. All around great song.

Constructive Comments: Since this song is rather short, I’m assuming this is for ad submissions. I would love to hear what you could do with as a full length piece.

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods

Broadjam Artist: Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods
Song: The Wonder Of Autum

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: I love this piece. Very relaxed feel to this song. Great instrumental choices and the bass on this is spot on. Nice mix and production. All around great song.

Constructive Comments: Since this song is rather short, I’m assuming this is for ad submissions. I would love to hear what you could do with as a full length piece.

WORLD DANCE by MELVIN BARHAM

Broadjam Artist: MELVIN BARHAMSong: WORLD DANCEReviewer: Richie SingsPositive Comments: Creative beat.Constructive Comments: I want to listen to so much more from who ever made this beat. You have talent and that’s my oppinion.

MELVIN BARHAM

Broadjam Artist: MELVIN BARHAM
Song: WORLD DANCE

Reviewer: Richie Sings

Positive Comments: Creative beat.

Constructive Comments: I want to listen to so much more from who ever made this beat. You have talent and that’s my oppinion.

Separate Roads by Billy Pilgrim

Broadjam Artist: Billy PilgrimSong: Separate RoadsReviewer: Brenda CravenPositive Comments: Nothing like the sound of a Rhodes. Everything here is outstanding. You have done a terrific job on this song. Great piece, Great composition. I was waiting fo…

Billy Pilgrim

Broadjam Artist: Billy Pilgrim
Song: Separate Roads

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: Nothing like the sound of a Rhodes. Everything here is outstanding. You have done a terrific job on this song. Great piece, Great composition. I was waiting for a key change and a very noticeable break in the song and you certainly did not disappoint. Bravo!

Constructive Comments: No critique.