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BWNR November Top 100

These are the Top 100 songs aired on BWNR during November 2019.

RANKLMTITLEARTIST
110Gravel RoadThe William Deuel Band
230Would YouMats Ronander & The Dusty Runners
34Crawlingthe Koniac Net
41The Black MariaThe Cranberry Merchants
557If You Were MeThe Dream Logic
624Stone’s Throw AwayThe Hawkeyes
725Rainbow And The Sun(Country Fiddle)Stephen Wrench
86Killer QueenParalandra
93She’ll Be GoneRed Ant Band
107FrankensteinVoxx
1155Pretty CrySherman de Vries
1274Me and YouThe Prairie Dogz
132Behind The GlassAlice Sweet Alice
1428Son Of An OutlawTom Proctor
15NRSpell On YouThe Fourensics
16NRI’m All Wrong For You BabyJennifer Lyn
1762Down SouthBrian Iannucci
1852Movin’ OnJennie-J
198Pretty Good LifeSteven Courtney Band
2065If You Only KnewXIXI
219Judgment RoadThe Gunboat Diplomats
2216Red OmenEd Roman
2359Redneck as YouThe Prairie Dogz
2443Walk to the EdgeBlack Mountain Symphony
2542AlrightJennie J and Stephen Wrench
2614Fourth And ClayThe Vics
27NRCubaseDawggonedavis
2818Songs The Angels SingAugust Knight
29NRTop O’ the ListStephen Wrench & Friends
3079Bad News TelephoneBlack Hats
3121L.O.S.T.Dennis McCalmont
3232Best of UsInRegalia
3368Better Than ThatCeem
3454Dolce Far Niente(Pete Hammond remix)Life-Work
3546I Can’t Stop Loving YouMichael Ken
36NRThe Power Of Rock n’ RollThe Respectables
37NRFangsAlice Sweet Alice
3817AwakeShadowfields
3922You’ve Got SomethingThe Iveys
4077Born To RideTom Proctor and Stephen Wrench
4195I BelieveMats Ronander & The Dusty Runners
4275Sound & Rhythm-PreludeJuewett Bostick
4377IndependentDamoyee Jamai
4472In Da CouchScarlett Deva and Star Kush
4566HushAllocai
4648Look of LiesPlastic Tears
4783Goulais BayEric & The Soo
485Another Honky Tonk SongRichard Lynch & Leona Williams
4933Story to TellJustin Wade Band
50NRBoogie..bailalo brincaoMonsieur JOB
51NRTurn Me UpMatthew Schultz ft. Gyptian
52NRAajaHassa
5376Never Really Good EnoughSzandra Mayer
54NRGidi Gidi GiMonsieur JOB
5539RadioZombieIndie Butterflies Dream
5649Room Full Of Empty PeopleTie Dye Kitty
5764Kiss Your Mama With That MouthRhett May
5829ChangesBill Abernathy
5936Hey BroMatt Westin
60NRI Know What She NeedsTom Wardle
6190Cocktails and CannabisRhett May
62NRChevy GirlJennie-J
6315Stay AliveYear of the Locust
6488Let Go This TimeJennifer Lyn & the Groove Revival
65NRGood VibesSekou Andrews & The String Theory
66NRI LOVE YOU (remix)S. SPONJI LIVING
67NRPink LilliesTom Wardle
68NRDevil’s EyesSister Lucille
6947She Moved Through The FairHats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate
70NRBAJATE LAS BMonsieur JOB
7170It’s Not Just Another NightGrey Goes Black
7240Bullet Off Its CourseSiXforNinE
7327Where Are You NowThe William Deuel Band
7499Have A Little FaithCarlos Morgan
7563Dog YearsZeroed Hero
7684Be My MainAllocai
7782Time To Break All The RulesStephen Wrench
78NRI Walked Over the EdgeMatthew Browning
79NRLet Out This LightManuel Aspidi
80NRIf It Ain’t HappenedStephen Wrench
8153The Wave (Symphony Version)Nereis ft. Isabella Turso
82NROutlaw In MeTodd Barrow
83NRThe BridgeMats Ronander & The Dusty Runners
8489Candyland (Radio Mix)AV Super Sunshine
85NRKiss of NightDestiny Returns
86NR40 DollarsThe Prairie Dogz
8744ReinventRadioBlack
8812SweetheartScott Brandt
89NRDon’t Remember Last NightThe Prairie Dogz
90NRBorn A Hundred Years AgoMichael Rainwood
91NRMy Heart Is A HouseFREUNDE.
92100Let It Be UsDawggonedavis
93NRIf I Was Holding YouAndreas Stone
94NRJuliaThe Vow
9511What About UsVertilizar
96NRCounting Stars (A Parallel Universe)SiXforNinE
9793Busque MalMonsieur JOB
98NRCrosstownRandy Harris
99NRStageThe Holtzmann Effect
10092MedicineAshley Puckett
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BWNR October Top 100

Note: Bandwagon Network Radio Charts are calculated on a formula based on number of Spins, listener counts, and listener ratings
RANKARTISTTITLEALBUM
1The Cranberry MerchantsThe Black MariaIn the Blood
2Alice Sweet AliceBehind The GlassCircus Maximus-The Modern Bloodshedding
3Red Ant BandShe’ll Be GoneShe’ll Be Gone
4the Koniac NetCrawlingThey Finally Herd Us
5Richard Lynch, Leona WilliamsAnother Honky Tonk SongThink I’ll Carry It On
6ParalandraKiller QueenAscension
7VoxxFrankensteinFrankenstein
8Steven Courtney BandPretty Good LifeKeep Rollin’ & Tumblin’
9The Gunboat DiplomatsJudgment RoadManifest Destiny
10The William Deuel BandGravel RoadReset
11VertilizarWhat About UsWhat About Us
12Scott BrandtSweetheartSweetheart(Single)
13RedwolvesFenrisFuture Becomes Past
14The VicsFourth And ClayFourth And Clay
15Year of the LocustStay AliveYear Of The Locust
16Ed RomanRed OmenRed Omen
17ShadowfieldsAwakeFestival For One
18August KnightSongs The Angels SingSongs The Angels Sing
19Mac McCordSouthern Through and ThroughThis Side Of Nashville
20Richard LynchKeyboard CowboyKeyboard Cowboy
21Dennis McCalmontL.O.S.T.From Now To Then
22The IveysYou’ve Got SomethingColors of Honey
23Coma RossiTurn Back TimeComa Rossi
24The HawkeyesStone’s Throw AwayEver For After
25Stephen WrenchRainbow And The Sun(Country Fiddle)Rainbow And The Sun(Country Fiddle)
26Bedrokk and Friends ft. Phil NaroGo FasterGo Faster
27The William Deuel BandWhere Are You NowReset
28Tom ProctorSon Of An OutlawSon Of An Outlaw
29Bill AbernathyChangesCrossing Willow Creek
30Mats Ronander & The Dusty RunnersWould YouWould You?
31Apostles of ChaosIn Your EyesWhat’s Inside?
32InRegaliaBest of UsTight Squeeze
33Justin Wade BandStory to TellStory to Tell(Single)
34Reason DefineWavesIn Memory
35DeepshadeSoul DividerSoul Divider
36Matt WestinHey BroHey Bro
37Mosley BarStrange PlaceStrange Place
38The RaftXanaduAbloom
39Indie Butterflies DreamRadioZombieRadioZombie
40SiXforNinEBullet Off Its CourseParallel Universe
41The Delerium TreesBack Through The DoorParadise Will Be
42Jennie J and Stephen WrenchAlrightAlright
43Black Mountain SymphonyWalk to the EdgePeacetime
44RadioBlackReinventRadioBlack
45Electric RevolutionRunnin AwayBurn It Down
46Michael KenI Can’t Stop Loving YouCan’t Stop Loving You
47Hats Off Gentlemen It’s AdequateShe Moved Through The FairArk
48Plastic TearsLook of LiesLook of Lies
49Tie Dye KittyRoom Full Of Empty PeopleRoom Full Of Empty People
50Aaron McMahonBeach DreamBeach Dream
51Y-Key OperatorsWarningWarning
52Jennie-JMovin’ OnMovin’ On
53Nereis ft. Isabella TursoThe Wave (Symphony Version)The Wave (Symphony Version)
54Life-WorkDolce Far Niente(Pete Hammond remix)Dolce Far Niente(Pete Hammond remix)
55Sherman de VriesPretty CryPretty Cry
56Matt FarrisAin’t That Far From NowAin’t That Far From Now
57The Dream LogicIf You Were MeIf You Were Me
58Michael KenI Can’t Stop Loving YouWhen the Whisky Wears Off
59The Prairie DogzRedneck as YouFrom The Soul
60Wendy Clark BandPrime(Live)Prime(Live)
61The Crushing VioletsStrange VoicesGhost Fields
62Brian IannucciDown SouthBrian Iannucci
63Zeroed HeroDog YearsLove Letters to a Mannequin
64Rhett MayKiss Your Mama With That MouthKiss Your Mama With That Mouth(Single)
65XIXIIf You Only KnewIf You Only Knew
66AllocaiHushHush
67Machines DreamUnarmed At SeaRevisionist History
68CeemBetter Than ThatBetter Than That
69Hero Jr.The Ocean’s DeadSOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA GIVE IT THE BUSINESS
70Grey Goes BlackIt’s Not Just Another NightRecords Over Wire
71Dennis McCalmontParty Like Its HalloweenParty Like Its Halloween
72Scarlett Deva and Star KushIn Da CouchIn Da Couch
73Tom Proctor and Stephen WrenchBorn To RideBorn To Ride
74The Prairie DogzMe and YouThe Prairie Dogz
75Juewett BostickSound & Rhythm-PreludeSound & Rhythm-Prelude
76Szandra MayerNever Really Good EnoughNever Really Good Enough
77Damoyee JamaiIndependentIndependent
78Lola BlackNothing’s Gonna Be AlrightNothing’s Gonna Be Alright
79Black HatsBad News TelephoneBad News Telephone
80Love StallionValentineUnforgettable Ride
81Gentlemen Of Rock and RollStill Remember YouStill Remember You
82Stephen WrenchTime To Break All The RulesTime To Break All The Rules(Single)
83Eric & The SooGoulais BayGoulais Bay
84AllocaiBe My MainBe My Main
85HabberdashHear You SayMorning After The Madness
86Davie SimmonsHalcyon DaysHalcyon Days
87Szandra MayerSummertime Is HereSummertime Is Here
88Jennifer Lyn & the Groove RevivalLet Go This TimeBadlands
89AV Super SunshineCandyland (Radio Mix)Candyland
90Rhett MayCocktails and CannabisBackseat of my Chevy
91My Luv NotesDay LateDay Late
92Ashley PuckettMedicineNever Say Never
93Monsieur JOBBusque MalZona de Dropeo
94Pale LadyFear the FunMy New Maze
95Mats Ronander & The Dusty RunnersI BelieveWould You?
96Sami JoensuuI Left A Light OnI Left A Light On
97John VentoRainbows and LighteningRainbows and Lightening
98Fitzsimon And BroganOne Minute Every HourBig Blue World
99Carlos MorganHave A Little FaithWhere I’ve Been, Where I’m Going
100DawggonedavisLet It Be UsHot Dawgest Night
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Lee Reviews: Sister Lucille – “Alive”


By Lee Miller – Bristol, TN USA

Before I begin the review of this album, I just want to take the time to talk a little bit about the two members of Sister Lucille whom I have come to know a bit, as well as admire and respect. That would be vocalist Kimberly “Sista Lucille” Dill and guitarist “Jammin'” Jamie Holdren.

They are husband and wife and they have been through life’s ups and downs, and have truly dealt with a lot over the years. From Kimberly’s illness which took its toll on her, and thankfully she has made a wonderful recovery from, to the passing of her father, Terry Simmons, who was an amazing man. To say that Kimberly and Jamie know the Blues would be a huge understatement.

Maybe this is why the bands new album, “Alive”, is so steeped in the Blues. But this is more than just any blues album. It’s a powerhouse of songs so full of heart and so driven, and I believe that drive is what makes “Alive” so special in more ways than one! And definitely an album that I know Terry, God rest his soul, is so very proud of.

The band is rounded out by drummer Kevin Lyons and bassist Eric Guinn. These two musically bring it on every level and make up the thunderous rhythm section of Sister Lucille. I also want to mention that this new album has some absolutely stellar backing vocals by Reba Russell, someone who is no stranger to the Memphis music scene, having fronted her own band, as well as bands like Portrait, and Visions.

I am going to deviate from the norm here with Sister Lucille “Alive”. I don’t usually review an album track by track, but this time I feel it’s necessary to do so. It’s just that amazing, and quite literally the album of 2019 for me. Everything, from the smoldering cover art featuring the beautiful Kimberly to all of the music contained on the CD, is just so perfect in every way! So, let’s begin, shall we?

“Won’t Give It” sets the tone for this amazing album with its infectious grooves and smoking guitar playing, along with the delicious, sultry soul of Kimberly’s sexy vocals. This is the way to begin an album of this magnitude! And it just gets better!

“Alive” is the title track of Sister Lucille’s stellar album release, and it’s truly a testament to the bands songwriting skills. This song is brimming with heart and soul, and if you’ve never heard of this band before, one listen to this song and they will be at the top of your playlist for years to come!

“See My Baby” kicks off with Southern Rock slide guitar at the beginning and just never let’s up! Jammin’ Jamie’s vocals and slide guitar work are a force to be reckoned with and the song is truly enhanced by the backing vocals of the incomparable Kimberly Dill. This is definitely a Rocker!

“Devil’s Eyes” is one of the best Flamenco laden songs ever written. It pulls you in with its Caribbean vibe and the steamy vocals will leave you breathless! Think sun, sand, margaritas, and a raven haired beauty with red lips. Her blues eyes sparkling with a devilish gleam. A sort of midnight mistress, if you will. That sets the brushstroke for this amazing song. The guitar solo on this one is freaking epic and Kimberly’s sexy vocals paint the portrait, pulling you in deep within the mystery. Absolutely awesome!

“Wanna Love You” has a vibe about it that just won’t let up! Some of the best funk wah-wah guitar ever recorded and a stellar bass line is behind the vibe while the vocals dominate throughout. It’s a steaming hot song with one hell of a climax!

“99 Pounds” of soul and 100% of one of the most awesome songs you’ll ever hear! This song has it all! Kick ass guitar, vocals, horns, a saxophone solo that reaches the stratosphere, keyboards that will take you to church, a rhythm section that thunders throughout and absolutely killer guitar solos! This is one song you will always remember!

“Respect Your Woman” is all about the Blues and Sister Lucille knows how to play the Blues and Memphis soul! The soulful harmonica wails on this song, and Jamie’s guitar is fully loaded and firing at will! This one takes you back to a smoky Blues Bar. Kimberly’s vocals truly bring this song home! One of the best Blues songs you’ll ever hear!

“Fussin’ And Fighting” is a song that everyone should hear, take the words to heart, and live by them! It’s about the world we live in today and Jamie brings it home with not only the lyrical content, but with his vocals and guitar playing. As a guitarist, he is one of the cream of the crop and it really shows on this song! Sister Lucille is a band to be reckoned with!

“Think About You” is an uptempo song that features one of the bands long time friends, the infamous Mark “Muleman” Massey on co-lead vocals with Kimberly. What an amazing performance and an absolutely beautiful song! This one will take you back to those fond memories of the people that you love with its R&B feel.

“Woman” is a grinding Blues song that should empower every W-O-M-A-N! Kimberly Dill proves why she is THE BEST female vocalist in the music business today! And behind this beautiful woman who harbors an angelic voice of sultry, sensual soul is a band that is one of the best around! This song is a powerful statement!

“Lost” is about making the world a better place. It is the last song on this masterpiece of an album, “Alive”, and it speaks volumes! In the world we live in today with all of the senseless violence and deaths, this is a song to hold onto! It’s a spiritually moving song that pulls at the heartstrings and leaves the listener with their fists in the air, impassioned to strive for a better world! Sister Lucille makes this world a better place with their existence in the world of music!

What more can I say? The music speaks for itself. The heart and soul of “Alive” soars and reaches to the Heavens. It’s Blues Rock at its absolute best and this album is a must have for everyone!


Sister Lucille Media Links
Sister Lucille Band
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sisterlucilleband/
Twitter https://twitter.com/Sisterlucille1
Website http://sisterlucilleband.com
Email sisterlucilleband@gmail.com
Pre-Order “Alive” https://endlessblues.com/artists/sister-lucille/
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BWNR September Top 100

Note: Bandwagon Network Radio Charts are calculated on a formula based on number of Spins, listener counts, and listener ratings
RANKTITLEARTISTALBUM
1Behind The GlassAlice Sweet AliceCircus Maximus-The Modern Bloodshedding
2Unarmed At SeaMachines DreamRevisionist History
3Stay AliveYear of the LocustYear Of The Locust
4Crawlingthe Koniac NetThey Finally Herd Us
5Nothing’s Gonna Be AlrightLola BlackNothing’s Gonna Be Alright
6Judgment RoadThe Gunboat DiplomatsManifest Destiny
7What About UsVertilizarWhat About Us
8FrankensteinVoxxFrankenstein
9I Can’t Stop Loving YouMichael KenCan’t Stop Loving You
10Beach DreamAaron McMahonBeach Dream
11Songs The Angels SingAugust KnightSongs The Angels Sing
12Back Through The DoorThe Delerium TreesParadise Will Be
13Fourth And ClayThe VicsFourth And Clay
14Turn Back TimeComa RossiComa Rossi
15Another Honky Tonk SongRichard Lynch, Leona WilliamsThink I’ll Carry It On
16Strange PlaceMosley BarStrange Place
17ReinventRadioBlackRadioBlack
18You’ve Got SomethingThe IveysColors of Honey
19Bullet Off Its CourseSiXforNinEParallel Universe
20J.J. HectorNathan Bryce and Loaded DiceNathan Bryce and Loaded Dice
21Killer QueenParalandraAscension
22WavesReason DefineIn Memory
23AwakeShadowfieldsFestival For One
24The Black MariaThe Cranberry MerchantsIn the Blood
25Stone’s Throw AwayThe HawkeyesEver For After
26Keyboard CowboyRichard LynchKeyboard Cowboy
27Would YouMats Ronander & The Dusty RunnersWould You?
28I’ll Be OkayALYXXI’ll Be Okay
29L.O.S.T.Dennis McCalmontFrom Now To Then
30Soul DividerDeepshadeSoul Divider
31Southern Through and ThroughMac McCordThis Side Of Nashville
32Day By DayPlastic TearsAngels With Attitude
33SweetheartScott BrandtSweetheart(Single)
34The Ocean’s DeadHero Jr.SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA GIVE IT THE BUSINESS
35ChangesBill AbernathyCrossing Willow Creek
36WarningY-Key OperatorsWarning
37FenrisRedwolvesFuture Becomes Past
38Go FasterBedrokk and Friends ft. Phil NaroGo Faster
39XanaduThe RaftAbloom
40Pretty Good LifeSteven Courtney BandKeep Rollin’ and Tumblin’
41Movin’ OnJennie-JMovin’ On
42She’ll Be GoneRed Ant BandShe’ll Be Gone
43Son Of An OutlawTom ProctorSon Of An Outlaw
44EverythingSabrina FallahEverything
45Dolce Far Niente(Pete Hammond remix)Life-WorkDolce Far Niente(Pete Hammond remix)
46Best of UsInRegaliaTight Squeeze
47Where Are You NowThe William Deuel BandReset
48Busque MalMonsieur JOBBusque Mal
49I BelieveMats Ronander & The Dusty RunnersWould You?
50Own The DayDUDEAutobiograffitti
51Rainbow And The Sun(Country Fiddle)Stephen WrenchRainbow And The Sun(Country Fiddle)
52If You Were MeThe Dream LogicIf You Were Me
53RadioZombieIndie Butterflies DreamRadioZombie
54She Moved Through The FairHats Off Gentlemen It’s AdequateArk
55Day LateMy Luv NotesDay Late
56In Your EyesApostles of ChaosWhat’s Inside?
57Gidi Gidi GiMonsieur JOBBora Bora Ibiza 2018 2
58I Will Still Love YouDawggonedavisHot Dawgest Night
59Fear the FunPale LadyMy New Maze
60IndependentDamoyee JamaiIndependent
61Redneck as YouThe Prairie DogzFrom The Soul
62Summertime Is HereSzandra MayerSummertime Is Here
63Are You Happy? (Radio Mix)AV Super SunshineCandyland Remixes Volume 1
64Sound & Rhythm-PreludeJuewett BostickSound & Rhythm-Prelude
65Better Than ThatCeemBetter Than That
66LegendaryKed RockerLegendary
67Strange VoicesThe Crushing VioletsGhost Fields
68Walk to the EdgeBlack Mountain SymphonyPeacetime
69Story to TellJustin Wade BandStory to Tell(Single)
70Be My MainAllocaiBe My Main
71Gravel RoadThe William Deuel BandReset
72Born A Hundred Years AgoMichael RainwoodBorn A Hundred Years Ago
73I’ll Be ThereTommy SistakReady Set A Go-Go
74Born To RideTom Proctor and Stephen WrenchBorn To Ride
75In Da CouchScarlett Deva and Star KushIn Da Couch
76Where I StandAmanda BarrettWhere I Stand
77Halcyon DaysDavie SimmonsHalcyon Days
78Pretty CrySherman de VriesPretty Cry
79Way Too LateIvory Tower ProjectHow Much More?
80Hey BroMatt WestinHey Bro
81The Wave (Symphony Version)Nereis ft. Isabella TursoThe Wave (Symphony Version)
82Now and ForeverSpaceWindBeyond The Blue
83HopeBlack Mountain SymphonyPeacetime
84Sister AmericaAugust KnightSister America
85In Your EyesApostleWhat’s Inside?
86In From The ColdThe CosmonautsIn From The Cold
87StageThe Holtzmann EffectStage
88I Left A Light OnSami JoensuuI Left A Light On
89It’s Not Just Another NightGrey Goes BlackRecords Over Wire
90Pretty Good LifeSteven Courtney BandKeep Rollin’ & Tumblin’
91Runnin AwayElectric RevolutionBurn It Down
92Ain’t That Far From NowMatt FarrisAin’t That Far From Now
93Country Music Isn’t Country AnymoreRichard LynchMending Fences
94Still Remember YouGentlemen Of Rock and RollStill Remember You
95Don’t Give Up On Me Just YetTom WardleJacqueline
96Hear You SayHabberdashMorning After The Madness
97Kiss Your Mama With That MouthRhett MayKiss Your Mama With That Mouth
98ValentineLove StallionUnforgettable Ride
99XanaduThe RaftXanadu
100Chasing NeonHats Off Gentlemen It’s AdequateArk
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Lee Reviews: Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate-“Ark”


By Lee Miller – Musician/Songwriter Bristol, TN USA

Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate “Ark” is nothing short of a brilliant masterpiece that depicts a truly remarkable piece of World War 2 history. I am in awe of its magnitude and of its glory. The epic splendor and tragedy of war is depicted here through the musicianship and the storytelling of Malcolm Galloway, Mark Gatland, and company. A lot has went into this 3 song EP. The story behind it is fact based and documented from the flight logs of Richard Galloway, the grandfather of Malcolm Galloway. The Ark Royal, a British ship, is the focal piece of this 3 song EP, and it was an aircraft carrier pivotal in its contributions to sinking the battleship Bismark, the most powerful ship in the German Navy on May 27, 1941.

The soundtrack is absolutely stunning and the 11 minute, 47 second track that kicks things off, “Ark”, has some of the best music I have ever heard. It takes you upon the journey of The Ark Royal from its first inception to its ill fated sinking. I have to say that the passion in the bands playing has never been more heartfelt. The second track, “Chasing Neon”, picks up where the first leaves off with some of the most eloquent and beautiful melodies.

The sheer musicianship of these extremely talented individuals shines on all three of the tracks on this sure to be masterpiece! “She Moved Through The Fairway” is a wonderfully fitting piece and concludes the EP. I was left feeling as if I had been to a powerful and thought provoking movie after finishing “Ark”. And I felt so close to this band whom I’ve reviewed twice before. Closer to them than I’ve felt before. After all, this was something near and dear to them, not just a part of history.   

Immediately afterward, I watched the video for “Ark” and was touched even more as the music took to vision and the spirit to journey. In a word, “Ark” is breathtaking in every sense of the word. Once again, my hat is off to the band for creating something that is truly special and for sharing a part of history that will forever be remembered in this moving musical testament! God Bless Richard Galloway, his family, his memory, and the families and memories of all who served on The Ark Royal!


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Facebook https://www.facebook.com/itsadequate/
Twitter https://twitter.com/itsadequate
YouTube“Ark” Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMzUXPBiDD4
Bandcamp https://hatsoffgentlemen.bandcamp.com/
CD Babyhttps://store.cdbaby.com/artist/hatsoffgentlemenitsadequate
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Lee Reviews: REDWOLVES – “Future Becomes Past”


By Lee Miller – Musician/Songwriter Bristol, TN USA

Whether you want to call Copenhagen’s REDWOLVES a Classic Rock band or Modern Rock band, it is definitely apparent that Rock music is their forte and they are damn good at it! After listening to their latest release, “Future Becomes Past”, I can say without a doubt that with all of the past influences that I hear in their music, they are solidifying their brand of Rock in both the present and upcoming future! This is what Rock music is all about!

Vocalist Rasmus Cundell , guitarist Simon Stenbæk, bassist Nicholas Randy Tesla , and drummer Kasper Rebien bring the Rock on “Future Becomes Past”. The first track on the album, “Plutocracy” has some of the best freaking vocals I have ever heard! Vocals that hit the stratosphere. Almost reminding me of a band back in the late 70’s early 80’s called April Wine. 

That brings me to REDWOLVES songwriting. They have some of the best songs, both musically and lyrically, around, and after a couple of listens to this album, I am completely hooked on everything that they have brought to the table on this release! 

The guitar riffs on “The Abyss” are awesome and the song kicks ass! Not to mention that the song before this one, “Rigid Generation”, has everything you’d want to hear in a killer Rock song! The guitar work throughout the album just smokes on every level! As well as the vocals, and pounding rhythm section! 

The song “Fenris”, I believe, is derived from The Fenris Wolf, a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, based on Fenrir from Norse mythology. The Fenris was powerful and I believe that REDWOLVES are just as powerful as that Mythological character! There’s not one song on “Future Becomes Past” that isn’t strong, and masterpieces like “The Pioneer” and “Voyagers” abound!

In a world where there are a million or more Rock bands, REDWOLVES stand out from the pack, leaders in their own right. If you’re looking for an epic Rock album, get your hands on “Future Becomes Past”! 


Redwolves Info
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Redwolvesband/
Websitehttp://www.redwolves.dk
Bandcamphttps://redwolvesmusic.bandcamp.com/
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BWNR July Top 100 Songs

Over 11,000 songs were aired on Bandwagon Network Radio and these are the Top 100 for the month.

RANKTITLEARTISTALBUMSCORE
1HopeBlack Mountain SymphonyPeacetime168
2WavesReason DefineIn Memory158
3Don’t Give Up On Me Just YetTom WardleJacqueline156
4You’ve Got SomethingThe IveysColors of Honey155
5Behind The GlassAlice Sweet AliceCircus Maximus-The Modern Bloodshedding153
6I Can’t Stop Loving YouMichael KenCan’t Stop Loving You152
7Crawlingthe Koniac NetThey Finally Herd Us150
8Get Your Boogie Woogie Workin’Ace DiamondRockabilly Man147
9On My WayY-Key OperatorsY-Key Operators146
10She’ll Be GoneRed Ant BandShe’ll Be Gone144
11J.J. HectorNathan Bryce and Loaded DiceNathan Bryce and Loaded Dice143
12Would YouMats Ronander & The Dusty RunnersWould You(Single)139
13All InLola BlackNothing’s Gonna Be Alright138
14Pass It ‘RoundJoey JamesStrikin’ A Match135
15Back Through The DoorThe Delirium TreesBack Through The Door(Single)135
16Simple ThingsVanRayHow For Eiffel134
17CrazyFrom Ashes to NewFuture133
18EverythingSabrina FallahEverything(Single)130
19Meant For TroublePretty WildInterstate 13130
20Country Music Isn’t Country AnymoreRichard LynchMending Fences130
21Stomp OnMatt WestinStomp On(Single)130
22Hard Living ManCliff Wheeler BandHard Living Man(Single)129
23Keyboard CowboyRichard LynchKeyboard Cowboy128
24ValentineLove StallionUnforgettable Ride128
25Day By DayPlastic TearsAngels With Attitude127
26Sofia(CMU)The PopravinasWilly Nilly127
27Strange PlaceMosley BarStrange Place125
28RocketHail TaxiA Little Something EP123
29Sister AmericaAugust KnightSister America122
30Don’t Let It Slip AwayTamaralee Shutt with Orbis MaxDon’t Let It Slip Away(Single)122
31Healing and HurtSteve HewittBigger Than Words121
32Party HeroesKristen KarmaParty Heroes(Single)121
33Are You Happy? (Radio Mix)AV Super SunshineCandyland Remixes Volume 1121
34Start With Her HeartKen DravisA Season Of Jenny120
35Strikin’ a MatchJoey JamesStrikin’ A Match119
36John QThe HawkeyesJohn Q(Single)113
37I May Never Get To NashvilleLarry ClarkI May Never Get To Nashville113
38ChangesBill AbernathyChanges111
39Southern Through and ThroughMac McCordThis Side Of Nashville111
40Rock City NightsBlitZWelcome To the Rock Show110
41Born To RideTom Proctor and Stephen WrenchBorn To Ride110
42When I Was A ShipHats Off Gentlemen It’s AdequateOut Of Mind108
43Everything Is GoneThe ChimpzEverything Is Gone(Single)106
44Cocktails and CannabisRhett MayBackseat of my Chevy105
45God And The DevilElectric RevolutionBURN IT DOWN104
46All That I HaveDoomsday OutlawAll That I Have103
47If You Were MeThe Dream LogicIf You Were Me103
48Dolce Far Niente(Pete Hammond remix)Life-WorkDolce Far Niente(Pete Hammond remix)103
49SweetheartScott BrandtSweetheart(Single)102
50StarStruckWoody LissauerStarStruck101
51Let It Be UsDawggonedavisLet It Be Us99
52Stones Throw AwayThe HawkeyesStones Throw Away(Single)97
53Pick up YourselfAzwelPick up Yourself(Single)95
54Down SouthBrian IannucciDown South(Single)94
55Born A Hundred Years AgoMichael RainwoodBorn A Hundred Years Ago94
56Outlaw In MeTodd BarrowOutlaw In Me94
57If You Don’t Want LoveThe Wylde ThingsIf You Don’t Want Love(Single)94
58Strange VoicesThe Crushing VioletsGhost Fields92
59Own The DayDUDEAutobiograffitti92
60RideOrbis MaxA Pocket Full Of Tunes91
61Gidi Gidi GiMonsieur JOB
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62Waiting For A MiracleBlitZWaiting For A Miracle91
63Like a DrumOKsendalStay For Dinner90
64Country ClassKaleighCountry Class89
65Indian SummerSasha RavenEP88
66Everything Reminds Me Of YouDennis McCalmontEverything Reminds Me Of You(Single)88
67Practice 4 MeMati LyonsPractice 4 Me88
68Wild OnesAcross The BoardWild Ones(Single)87
69If I Only KnewTommy SistakA Good Hat Indeed87
70Rainbow And The Sun(Country Fiddle)Stephen WrenchRainbow and The Sun86
71Redneck as YouThe Prairie DogzFrom The Soul86
72Sound & Rhythm-PreludeJuewett BostickSound & Rhythm-Prelude86
73Fear the FunPale LadyMy New Maze86
74Movin’ OnJennie-JMovin’ On84
75With YouVertilizarVertilizar84
76Where I StandAmanda BarrettWhere I Stand83
77A Good FriendTommy SistakA Good Friend(Single)80
78Ain’t That Far From NowMatt FarrisAin’t That Far From Now – Single80
79WomanJustin Wade BandJustin Wade78
80Burning DesireJohn Dellroy BandBurning Desire(Single)77
81CommunicationThe SKYSAutomatic Minds77
82Ghost Behind Your MindTyler GilbertUnderdog76
83In From The ColdThe CosmonautsIn From The Cold76
84Turn Back TimeComa RossiComa Rossi73
85Behind a Prison WallDean TomichThis Side Of Nashville73
86Probably MaybeFREUNDE.My Heart Is A House72
87Candid EyesOKsendalStay For Dinner72
88MamaMy Luv NotesMama(Single)71
89We Can GoMatthew SchultzWe Can Go70
90Never Really Good EnoughSzandra MayerNever Really Good Enough(Single)67
91The Black MariaThe Cranberry MerchantsIn the Blood EP67
92One Minute Every HourPretty Blue GunBig Blue World66
93The TruthLethal InjektionBroken66
94In Too DeepNew Day DawnShine66
95Makin’ Things Up As I GoJeremy ParsonsThings I Need To Say64
96Me and YouThe Prairie DogzFrom The Soul64
97Have A Little FaithCarlos MorganWhere I’ve Been, Where I’m Going62
98FrankensteinRegis VoxFrankenstein(Single)62
99Teddy BearLogan Wells & Tommy BotzThe Music Of Tommy Botz61
100Please Tell MeIvory Tower ProjectHow Much More?58
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Album Reviews

Lee Reviews: Shadowfields-“Festival For One”

Lee Miller – Musician/Songwriter from Bristol, TN USA

“Awake” begins Shadowfields’ absolutely amazing new release, “Festival For One”, an album full of the most brilliant songwriting and some of the best music, vocals, and vocal harmonies I have ever heard in my life! Heather Humphrey and Tom McKeown put their hearts and their talents into this awesome release and it truly shows, paying off in dividends!

And let’s not forget the rest of this incredible band! Jim Livas, Tony Meadors, and Gary Jacklin. All amazing and gifted musicians. I also need to mention the wonderful album artwork of Aeden Kurt Humphrey. Truly spectacular!

When I first listened to “Festival For One”, I found myself falling in love with each and every song that played! That’s a testament to just how truly epic this album is! The instruments, ranging from guitars, piano, mandolin, banjo, electric and acoustic bass, violin, flute, harmonica, keyboards and drums, all serve as a beautiful backdrop to a lyrical and vocal content that paints many portraits. You can close your eyes, listen, and immerse yourself in the world that is Shadowfields. A world that they alone own. Many bands strive to find themselves, but Shadowfields know who they are and with one listen, you will find yourself clinging to every note and to every word. That’s the definition of greatness! That’s the definition of Shadowfields!

“Odly Words” is the second song on “Festival For One”, and it’s about lost love. The music is both breathtaking and haunting. Heather and Tom’s vocals blend together beautifully and you can feel their emotion in every line they sing. You feel that in all ten of the songs included on this album. One of the pinnacle songs for me on this album is “Alice”. Both musically and lyrically you are taken into Alice’s world, a world of beauty and bliss, and longing. After all, it is Alice’s festival, and “Festival For One” never disappoints.

A lot of times I find myself likening bands or artists that I review to other artists, but Shadowfields are different. They are a band on a plane of existence in the musical world that truly is all their own, and they own it! Songs like “Never Again”, “The Deed Is Done”, and album closer “My Clues” prove that in so many ways!

I have fallen in love with this band and this album! I cannot thank them enough for sending this CD to me and inviting me into their Shadowfields world! Definitely some of the best songs I have ever heard! How awesome that this album was actually mastered on my birthday, April 26! I believe my reviewing it is definitely fate!

If you’ve never heard of Shadowfields, I urge you to get your hands on this absolutely amazing album! A “Festival For One” is definitely a festival for all who hear it!!!!!

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KLIF Notes

KLIF Notes: I Am Not A Podcaster!

I Am Not A Podcaster!

I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to explain that over the past 5 years when talking to people about Bandwagon Network Radio.

I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s when we, as listeners, and purchasers of 45’s (and if we could make enough money, albums) decided what went over the air, on the charts and showed up on American Bandstand every week.

There are no playlists on BWNR. There are no 2 hour a week shows then done webcasting for the week or “whenever I feel like it Mixlr or Soundcloud” uploads. BWNR is here every minute of every day – just like the radio stations in the cities where you live.

There’s just music all the time – over 300 songs every day – just like a radio broadcaster.

And just like a radio broadcaster, BWNR is licensed to broadcast as an internet only radio; wait for it; station.

As a Technical Engineer for a company that designed software to run both over-the-air and internet stations automatically, I was there in the early 2000’s when streaming your local radio station was born.

I was there when Live365 was born and became the “go to” streaming host for broadcast radio and DIY internet radio. I was there when Sirius, then XM, started broadcasting and later, merged.

I left that company for 6 years and returned in late 2010 to a very different environment. Clear Channel had become IHeart Media with over 12,000 stations. Pandora and Spotify were getting bigger and of course, iTunes.

But…gone was the way radio was meant to be heard. Now it was the land of genre-based, swipe right, Big 3 Label driven radio where streams, not purchases, meant more to getting on charts and, in the era of direct licensing deals, on the air.

Even “swipe right” counted as a stream (“spin” for us old guys). Because that’s all it takes to be counted as 1 listener – 5 seconds of you deciding whether you like it or not. Don’t like it? Swiped right? Too late – you just moved that song up the chart..

So, am I a dinosaur to think that I, (not much more than a computer geek and someone who’s been submersed in music their whole life – thanks to my parents and family members that have music talent) could take the old time radio stations of my youth and bring it back? Or crazy?

Maybe a little of both. But I’ve tried. I’ve tried to recreate what I grew up with by playing a variety of music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for over 5 years.

True, I am a webcaster. But why do I say “I Am Not A Podcaster”?

Because no matter where you are in the world, no matter what time of day, all you have to do is turn to BWNR and it’s there. 24/7-365 days a year.

Why? Because…

I AM A BROADCASTER! I AM BANDWAGON NETWORK RADIO

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Album Reviews

Lee Reviews: The Iveys-“Colors of Honey”


By Lee Miller – Musician/Songwriter from Bristol, TN USA

The Iveys hail from a state where everything is considered to be bigger and believe me when I say that they are truly larger than life. Four of the five members of The Iveys are brothers and sisters; the fifth member, Sam, is married to co-lead vocalist Jessica.

And for this group of very talented artists and songwriters their brand of Americana and Indie Folk music is a much needed sound, and one that is hugely based upon their intricate songwriting and beautiful harmonies.

Songs that brim with melodies and hooks the likes of bands such as Matchbox Twenty and even Alison Kraus and UnionStation. And this reference of Matchbox Twenty brings me to the first track on their new CD, “Colors Of Honey”.

When I first heard “You’ve Got Something”, I was completely blown away! The twang of the lead guitar at the beginning of the song truly sets it up and speaking of Matchbox Twenty, lead vocalist Arlen sounds a bit like Rob Thomas on this song. Pair that amazing vocal with the beautiful harmony vocals that you find throughout every song on this album and soon you’ll be wanting to hear this song again and again.

This song quickly made me a huge fan of this group and its five members. Maybe five has a significance here. After all, five is the number for grace, and it seems as if the additional members on this new outing have led this group to something truly special and put them upon a spiritual plane of existence that not many bands or groups ever attain.

The second song, “Whatever Comes” is absolutely ethereal in the way that it melds the pedal steel guitar, acoustic guitars and swirling harmony vocals to a Heavenly destination. This song, to me, is all about what a parent would tell his or her child.

Believe in yourself, your dreams, and take “Whatever Comes” your way. I can’t say enough about this song, or any of the songs on this absolutely wonderful release. They are all truly stellar creations!

“Running Wild” paints a beautiful portrait of falling in love and how it can make even the oldest of souls feels like a child again. One of the most amazing vocals on the album and some of the best music you will ever hear!

Leading into the albums title track, “Colors Of Honey”. This song reminds me of the passing seasons and the many colors and facets of life as we grow older. It takes the listener upon a journey of epic proportions and is magnificent in its structure.

“Colors Of Honey” is an album that everyone can relate to. From start to finish an amazing album full of life, love, remembering, and even sadness. As detailed in the last two tracks, “King And Marie”, and the truly touching a capella song, “The Dream”, which ends somberly with a lone piano playing its outro.

The Iveys have something truly special here with their new album, “Colors Of Honey”. Breathtaking in every sense of the word and a journey that I feel so very blessed to have been given the opportunity to not only listen to, but be taken upon. They are a group that will be around for a long time and I hope to be fortunate enough to see where their bright future takes them!

As the June BWNR Featured Album of the Month,”Colors of Honey” will be aired in its entirety Sunday June 9th starting at 7PM CT USA on BWNR’s “Sunday CD Showcase” program.


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