The Jake Joyce Band performs live in The Sound Room at WEEU, 830 AM in Reading, PA. Set includes “The World is at Your Fingertips” at 0:00, “You Could Be My Medicine” at 6:14, and “Try and Let It Go” at 11:22.
Brought together in 2017 by the love of making music, “The Jake Joyce Band” creates an entirely unique and original sound. Drawing from the members of several talented groups including “Talk Louder!”, “THE”, and “Brotherly Love”, the band brings to life the songs of Jake Joyce and beyond, keeping true to the spirit of Rock and Roll.
According to his website, alexfox.com, Alex Fox began his music education at an early age working with guitar and piano. The Argentina native went on evolve throughout his music career into his own recording label, Alex Fox Productions Inc.
Fox’s Sound Room session exemplifies his stylistic creativity in a variety he has described as “A fusion of different styles, rhythms, and genres, varying from Flamenco, Latin rhythms, Gypsy airs, Russian styles, Latin Jazz and much more.”
This blend of style can be seen through the rhythm and tempo changes between Fox’s first song, “La Cumparsita” (0:00), described by Fox as a tango, and Fox’s upbeat second song “Desperado” (3:02). Fox’s third song, “Barcelona Nights” (5:41) offers any Sound Room listener the chance to close their eyes and be taken away by the beat.
The Sound Room was fortunate to get Fox into studio while traveling to Reading from Florida for the 2018 Berks Country Fest Guitar-A-Rama.
Fox’s 2017 album, “After All These Years,” can be found for digital purchase on iTunes and Amazon Music, or streamed on Spotify. This album includes some of Fox’s most popular songs such as “Guitar on Fire.”
A bateria refers to the percussion section of an ensemble, such as those performing for Carnival in Brazil. This section consists of traditional Brazilian instruments such as surdos, caixa, repinique, chocalhos, tamborims, agogos, pandeiros, cuicas, and more!
Reading Samba School performs music inspired by rhythms from all around the world to create a unique experience. Some inspirations for the compositions/arrangements are Sérgio Mendes, Airto Moreira, Carlinhos Brown, Patato, Olodum, Timbalada, and Los Van Van.
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Cody Tyler performs live in The Sound Room at WEEU, 830 AM in Reading, PA. Set includes “Playin’ with Firewater” at 0:00, “Still That Never Goes Dry” at 5:02, and “Eagle Tattoo” at 10:43.
Cody Tyler’s latest EP, Playin’ With Firewater, isn’t for just your basic pop-country fan chugging Fireball because a song told them it was cool. No way. His songs are for fans of substance, those who need reality and a no-bull approach to their lyrics. No electronic synth, no artificial drum beats, none of the “stadium country” that saturates today’s market and is becoming increasingly difficult to tolerate. Cody Tyler’s Playin’ With Firewater is real country music from the heart and soul. Each song is another piece of him, given away to anyone who will listen, not the same recycled lines written by Nashville bigwigs pitching ideas in a boardroom for the next single to take over the airwaves.
Growing up on the edge of suburban and rural Pennsylvania, country music was always part of the life of Cody Tyler. Born and raised learning about the blues from his parents, there was a natural connection between country music and the desperation howled by blues giants like B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Son House, Etta James, and rock stars like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Allman Brothers Band.
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After delving deeper into the soul and desperation poured by the musical titans of his parents’ generation, Cody found country music, and it suited him. Outlaws like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Jr. and Johnny Cash fed Cody’s appetite for something more than what currently rules the air waves from Nashville. Cody has molded the outlaw country and southern rock sounds of the 1970s together to create a soulful and organic country sound that is forged from the hills and mountains where he is most at home; all with his guitar and voice. The best part is: he is just getting started. With many more unreleased songs that crave the vessel of a honky-tonk band to come to life, the sound Cody hears in his head has yet to be realized. Playin’ With Firewater gives us a small sonic glimpse of what is to come.
Recently influenced by the upswing of the neo-outlaws like Sturgill Simpson, Cody Jinks, Aaron Lewis, Tyler Childers, Jason Isbell, Whitey Morgan, Chris Stapleton, Colter Wall, Paul Cauthen, the Steel Woods, and others, Cody is bringing real, roots-laden outlaw country music with a rock n’ roll kick back to the die-hard fans; fans that don’t cave to Nashville’s elite that use a formulaic approach to write soulless, twangy pop songs.
Playin’ With Firewater is made for the oft-forgotten folks who work hard for their keep. Cody’s words are those that we all can relate to, but have not yet heard in song. Playin’ With Firewater is an experiment in 21st Century rural American poetry.
Diverse backgrounds in life and music could have taken Towne’s Steevie Steeves and Jon Decious in two very different directions. Instead, their love of songwriting allowed for their paths to cross. “Jon was a breath of fresh air. We were two peas in a pod. We’re really fortunate to have developed the friendship we have. We definitely have each other’s backs,” says Steeves. Their stylistic collision has resulted in Towne’s unconventional sound – demonstrated in the duo’s upcoming releases. “His punk country mixed with my pop soulness is a very interesting dynamic, and it is what it is. It’s definitely different.”