Oil & Coal
No collection is complete without this CD. The best rock available anywhere today; the finest you will ever own lead by hunky singer-guitarist and knockout cover-story lyricist Jim Fragale. New York's topnotch musicians on one CD: Grammy winner cellist Dave Eggar who plays like an angel performing for the Lord. Percussionist Matt Zebroski, who recorded with legendary Miles Davis. A keyboard genius. A base guitar player who defies description. A backround singer who turns you on with a sexy low C. ... Nine, upbeat, fun tunes, "Love Rocks," a Caribbean-Jamaican stunner, a solid rock cut with riffs that make you want to get up and dance. The title tune about the producer's childhood brought tears to eyes of one of the jaded musicians. "Cowboy Man," a warm, poignant pop ballad about the guys and gals who dressed as ranch hands a decade ago only to disappear a few seasons later ... "where did they go?" And some surprises we'll let you discover for yourself. And, finally, not to mention, Monochromatic cover art worthy of a sterling silver frame from Bravi Media with a nod toward artist Rothko and a tribute to jazz great Chet Baker. P.s. If you're planning to get married (or to make love anytime soon), consider including "Lifetime Love" in the happening. You have got to get this CD "Oil and Coal," you just have to. It features nine new songs that build from a rootsy, classic rock genre and expand with textured, exciting musical brush strokes from a diverse palette. The songs have a raw emotional quality. Some are layered with big, pop rock sounds and bluesy-funk elements... while others convey pure, haunting melodies with the immediate intensity of the singer/songwriter. This album spreads it's wings out with lyrical and melodic exploration and depth while maintaining a beautiful, emotional cohesiveness.