MP3 Andy Monaco - Nobody Said Love
urban folk-rock-jazz-gospel blues pop rock
10 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, URBAN/R&B: Rhythm & Blues
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"Andy Monaco performed with such greats as Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall, Jose Felliciano, David Bromberg,and Norton Buffalo, among others. After an eight year hiatus (to raise some children), he is back to performing, writing and recording. His recent release, NOBODY SAID LOVE, is a big time indie production; great songwriting and performance with his 12 piece band, ala Lovett''s big band. This guy is a rocker disguised as a pop/folk/jazz songwriter. Great lyrics with an interesting perspective make this Andy a great storyteller as well as a jumping, winking, dancing, and animated performer. An icon in the land of Zion."
"If you HAD to pick one genre to describe Andy Monaco, it would have to be Rock. But Rock just isn''t enough to describe his music. Andy describes one of his bands -- a five piece ensemble -- as a "five piece funk, soul, pop, jazz, gypsy rock band." His 12 piece ensemble is a "BIG rock and roll gospel inflected pop jazz band." Music like Monaco''s is a special treat for music reviewers. While we frequently hear from bands who say they can''t be classified, even though they have two guitars, a bass, and drums, and cover Rolling Stones tunes, Monaco is a true artist who covers the entire range of music he says he does -- a singer who sings like John Prine or John Mayall, writes like Tom Waits (yeah, he even sounds like him a little), and plays like Chris Rea or Robbie Robertson, and jams just as hard as any of them (and the clarinet on gypsy-sounding "Me and You" is pretty hot too)."
"For a personal favorite, I have to go with "Bed of Nails," (hear Bed of Nails on the audio clips page)a down-and-dirty, evil sounding song. The heavy, dissonant, thumping music and gravelly vocals made me wonder if Monaco sold his soul to Screaming Jay Hawkins to produce this one. I cranked up the volume and listened to the thing over and over."
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