Eight simmering Indie tunes perfect for summer doings

Whether I’m doing my daily walking laps or just sitting on the deck, music makes everything better. I have some favorite tunes perfect for poolside listening or for any other outdoor activity. Naturally I chose one of my daughters’ songs, but it is a perfect summer tune. Every song on this list is indie made and better than 99 percent of the canned tunes you hear on the radio. Continue reading “Eight simmering Indie tunes perfect for summer doings”

Award-winning band releases one member’s new song and ‘Traveling Road Show’

Bands across the country are coping with Coronavirus mandates. One award-winning band in Michigan got creative in a new kind of way.

An email from Paradise Outlaw guitarist and vocalist Kevin Langeland summed up what so many indie musicians are experiencing right now—“Bars are shut down—again.” Langeland, like others, misses performing and practicing. Undaunted, Langeland poured his heart into a new solo song. Then his girlfriend inspired a new idea. Continue reading “Award-winning band releases one member’s new song and ‘Traveling Road Show’”

New Paradise Outlaw album ‘Shadows’ inspires you to “turn it up!”

Paradise Outlaw band members (L to R): Kevin Langeland (Guitar), Nathan Vredeveld (Drums), Kyle Gifford (Guitar), ColinTobin (Vocals), and John Johnson (Bass). (Photo used with permission)
Paradise Outlaw band members (L to R): Kevin Langeland (Guitar), Nathan Vredeveld (Drums), Kyle Gifford (Guitar), ColinTobin (Vocals), and John Johnson (Bass). (Photo used with permission)

Michigan based band Paradise Outlaw just released the new album Shadows, and the songs definitely live up to requests to “turn it up!” The originals are solid, with lyrics and score venturing into unexpected corners. Any songwriter who can couple ‘voodoo’ with ‘Cadillac’ in a successful work deserves a hat tip. Continue reading “New Paradise Outlaw album ‘Shadows’ inspires you to “turn it up!””

Music did the talking and boosted Paradise Outlaw to big win

Paradise Outlaw
Paradise Outlaw (photo used with permission)

Paradise Outlaw guitarist Kevin Langeland said in an email interview for an earlier column that his band lets their music do the talking. That approach paid off big time when the band won the coveted B93 Battle to the Bash celebration in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band’s music got radio play as a result of that win, and the exposure was no small feat. B93 (WBCT) is the most powerful radio station in North America. Where does the band go from here?  Continue reading “Music did the talking and boosted Paradise Outlaw to big win”

Paradise Outlaw: Michigan band lets their music “do the talking”

Listen to music by Paradise Outlaw, and you’ll immediately note the tight instrumentation, timbre of the vocals, and some ear-catching lyrics. An email from guitarist Kevin Langeland introduced me to this band, and as soon as I heard their track “Wastin’ the Day,” I was hooked. Why?  Continue reading “Paradise Outlaw: Michigan band lets their music “do the talking””