Koonce - Ross - Fraser | New American Blues

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New American Blues

by Koonce - Ross - Fraser

Powerful roots-rock singer Jon Koonce delivers these 9 acoustic-electric 'short story' songs that both break the heart and bare the soul of America with crushing lyrics/music by Quarterflash's Marv Ross (Harden My Heart) and Doug Fraser's guitar wizardry.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. New American Blues
4:13 $0.99
2. I Can't Run Anymore
4:15 $0.99
3. Cross of Gold
4:40 $0.99
4. First Guitar
3:57 $0.99
5. All That Matters
5:32 $0.99
6. The Change
3:56 $0.99
7. Something to Cry About
4:40 $0.99
8. Self-Inflicted Mess
3:19 $0.99
9. I Won't Sing Here Anymore
2:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
New American Blues is a passionate 9-song journey through the stark landscape of the fading American dream. Gritty lead singer/drummer Jon Koonce delivers guitarist Marv Ross's songs of perseverance, loss, regret, and pride with a passion-infused edge drawn from the likes of Dylan, Fogerty, Springsteen, and Jagger. Doug Fraser's driving electric guitar blends seamlessly with Ross's unique acoustic tunings, creating sparse but harmonically fresh voicings that separate New American Blues from other roots-rock efforts. One song, "I Won't Sing Here Anymore" (about a man whose conscious will no longer allow him to attend his family's church) was released as a video on Vimeo and has gone viral averaging 1000 plays per day. There is a defiant tone to this work ~ a 'bend-but-don't break' stance ~ an honesty and intelligence that makes New American Blues something very very special.



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Neal Lemery

Heartwarming, evocative
Brilliant, fresh, inspirational, and evocative of deep thoughts in tough times. A bit of Springsteen, and a whole lot of magic. It is cutting edge songwriting and musicianship, calling me to listen to the songs, again and again, as there is so much there; it is so deep and compelling.