The Fiddler with fiddle playing by StarburstRecords

Broadjam Artist: StarburstRecordsSong: The Fiddler with fiddle playingReviewer: Rich GoldinPositive Comments: The performance, recording, instrumentation, are all first rate. The lyric is interesting. i.e., comparing a fiddler to a monster. Perhaps a c…

StarburstRecords

Broadjam Artist: StarburstRecords
Song: The Fiddler with fiddle playing

Reviewer: Rich Goldin

Positive Comments: The performance, recording, instrumentation, are all first rate. The lyric is interesting. i.e., comparing a fiddler to a monster. Perhaps a crocodile or reptilian creature of some sort. The vocal quality reminds me very much of Johnny Cash. Very much so. Again, the recording is quite pristine. I can hear the lyrical content, and the fiddle has great separation in the mix. Nice work.

Constructive Comments: Upon the initial listen, I wasn’t sure if I had pulled up a Johnny Cash song. This piece is an excellent song with great lyrics. The performance and recording are technically sound. The tempo is perfect for the lyrical presentation. The vocals are spot on. I can’t detect any problems with the lead vocal. This really doesn’t need anything else. Great job.

Give your Heart To Me by Nick Coleman and Cole Crawford Hurst

Broadjam Artist: Nick Coleman and Cole Crawford HurstSong: Give your Heart To MeReviewer: Rich GoldinPositive Comments: I enjoy this style of music. The artist reminds me of Bob Dylan somewhat. “All the booze ran out last night. It ran out while you we…

Nick Coleman and Cole Crawford Hurst

Broadjam Artist: Nick Coleman and Cole Crawford Hurst
Song: Give your Heart To Me

Reviewer: Rich Goldin

Positive Comments: I enjoy this style of music. The artist reminds me of Bob Dylan somewhat. “All the booze ran out last night. It ran out while you were sleepin'”. This creates a an interesting visual in the mind of the listener. The finger-pick style of the acoustic guitar is very effective here. The song hook, or chorus if you like, is memorable.

Constructive Comments: My constructive comments essentially boil down to technical issues. The vocal is “pitchy” in places and can distract the listener from the performance and message of the song. Specifically at 1:15. Some of the lyric could benefit from editing, i.e., cutting a phrase or using an alternate word that fits better with the overall syntax. Using two close mics on the acoustic guitar, one at the neck, and another at the bridge would solidify the performance overall. Many of these things can be improved with practice and time. Keep working at it. The songs have potential.

Summer Time Contemp by Delta Burnett Reed

Broadjam Artist: Delta Burnett ReedSong: Summer Time ContempReviewer: Rich GoldinPositive Comments: This is an interesting take on “Summertime”. The vocal presentation is very unique. The singer is very expressive with the character of her lyric delive…

Delta Burnett Reed

Broadjam Artist: Delta Burnett Reed
Song: Summer Time Contemp

Reviewer: Rich Goldin

Positive Comments: This is an interesting take on “Summertime”. The vocal presentation is very unique. The singer is very expressive with the character of her lyric delivery and vibrato. The instrumentation for this performance is unique as well. I enjoyed the utilization of the synthesized string ensemble throughout. The singer has a great set of pipes and I hope that I am able to hear more from this artist in the future.

Constructive Comments: The minimalist quality of the mix is very appropriate. However, it would be nice to hear, near the middle of the composition, an additional instrument, perhaps a mandolin, flute or recorder. This would add a bit of color. The performance could benefit from a bit of drama, i.e., utilization of the additional instrument. All-in-all, this is an excellent mix with outstanding production values. The mastering is very clear. It is nice to hear the reverb utilized on the singer’s voice.

Have Mercy by Barry Osbourn

Broadjam Artist: Barry OsbournSong: Have MercyReviewer: Jeff MaguirePositive Comments: Pretty much a dead ringer for ZZ Top and Billy Gibbons, pretty much any commercial listing asking for something in the style of ZZ Top would be interested.Constructi…

Barry Osbourn

Broadjam Artist: Barry Osbourn
Song: Have Mercy

Reviewer: Jeff Maguire

Positive Comments: Pretty much a dead ringer for ZZ Top and Billy Gibbons, pretty much any commercial listing asking for something in the style of ZZ Top would be interested.

Constructive Comments: It REALLY sounds like ZZ Top, so much so that I suspect the only use commercially would be in an ad or film where someone wants ZZ Top but doesn’t want to pay ZZ Top rates. Guitar playing is very well done, it really could be Billy Gibbons it’s just to loud in mix, overall mix does not seem to jell. The effect on vocals is distracting, if it were me I’d take it off and just use one vocal track. Overall I’d say with a remix it could be good enough to sell.

Embers by Rich Goldin

Broadjam Artist: Rich GoldinSong: EmbersReviewer: MGBPositive Comments: Great sounding guitar with a really nice backdrop that helps the piece build very nicely. The guitar toward the end is very reminiscent of the ending of Neil Young’s “Hurricane.” R…

Rich Goldin

Broadjam Artist: Rich Goldin
Song: Embers

Reviewer: MGB

Positive Comments: Great sounding guitar with a really nice backdrop that helps the piece build very nicely. The guitar toward the end is very reminiscent of the ending of Neil Young’s “Hurricane.” Really good sound.

Constructive Comments: Nice work.

What’s Goin’ On ( Instrumental) by Donovan Tucker

Broadjam Artist: Donovan TuckerSong: What’s Goin’ On ( Instrumental)Reviewer: MGBPositive Comments: Great instrumental take on a truly great song. Smooth as silk. Makes you feel like you are in a lounge somewhere listening to a really good band. Great…

Donovan Tucker

Broadjam Artist: Donovan Tucker
Song: What’s Goin’ On ( Instrumental)

Reviewer: MGB

Positive Comments: Great instrumental take on a truly great song. Smooth as silk. Makes you feel like you are in a lounge somewhere listening to a really good band. Great choice of instruments.

Constructive Comments: Nice and smooth. Great job!

It’ll Never End by Toni Fournier

Broadjam Artist: Toni FournierSong: It’ll Never EndReviewer: Jeff MaguirePositive Comments: Good song, nice compact arrangement with simple folk blues instrumentation.Constructive Comments: It’s a good song though presuming the main idea is ” It’ll Nev…

Toni Fournier

Broadjam Artist: Toni Fournier
Song: It’ll Never End

Reviewer: Jeff Maguire

Positive Comments: Good song, nice compact arrangement with simple folk blues instrumentation.

Constructive Comments: It’s a good song though presuming the main idea is ” It’ll Never End ” you might be taking a little to long to get to it. The stripped down instruments are very appealing, singer has nice tone but maybe a few small pitch issues.

Contrarreloj (Against The Clock) by RICARDO ALONSO

Broadjam Artist: RICARDO ALONSOSong: Contrarreloj (Against The Clock)Reviewer: Mike HallsPositive Comments: Good stuff,I like it a lot and it has plenty of energy. The playing and instrumentation are very good. Nice job and good luck.Constructive Comme…

RICARDO ALONSO

Broadjam Artist: RICARDO ALONSO
Song: Contrarreloj (Against The Clock)

Reviewer: Mike Halls

Positive Comments: Good stuff,I like it a lot and it has plenty of energy. The playing and instrumentation are very good. Nice job and good luck.

Constructive Comments: Its all good,I dont have anything negative to say about it.

ROCKS OF LIFE by Ronald Arduini

Broadjam Artist: Ronald ArduiniSong: ROCKS OF LIFEReviewer: Mike HallsPositive Comments: Nice period feel from the 30s or 40s. Nicely done. Definately a candidate for a period movie.Constructive Comments: Charming,good job. I cant fault it.

Ronald Arduini

Broadjam Artist: Ronald Arduini
Song: ROCKS OF LIFE

Reviewer: Mike Halls

Positive Comments: Nice period feel from the 30s or 40s. Nicely done. Definately a candidate for a period movie.

Constructive Comments: Charming,good job. I cant fault it.

Farewell To Tarwathie by Delta Burnett Reed

Broadjam Artist: Delta Burnett ReedSong: Farewell To TarwathieReviewer: Patrick E. Muth/Catnip PatPositive Comments: This sound has a happy ambiance to it. Puts me in storytelling mode.Nice choice of instruments as well. Lovely voice.Constructive Com…

Delta Burnett Reed

Broadjam Artist: Delta Burnett Reed
Song: Farewell To Tarwathie

Reviewer: Patrick E. Muth/Catnip Pat

Positive Comments: This sound has a happy ambiance to it. Puts me in storytelling mode.Nice choice of instruments as well. Lovely voice.

Constructive Comments: I would like to add a break of some kind in here. Most listeners have a short attention span of like 4 seconds. The verses go on and on with the same music over and over which—-to me begins to put me to sleep. That’s just me though! Keep On Truckin! catnip=+=