What is David Cook’s recipe for success? For the pop-rock musician and American Idol Season 7 winner, it’s all about delivering constant surprises. Just as Idol prepares for its revival, Cook is prepped and ready to head in a few new and unexplored musical territories himself, including a new album and a new stage to usher in an exciting creative era for the artist.
What a name, what a talent! Phillip Phillips, the artist with the unforgettable name and undeniable talent, is back and better than ever.
His third album release, Collateral, the follow-up to 2014’s Behind the Light, is an artistic evolution for the singer-songwriter-guitarist. Going above and beyond his signature blend of raspy folk-pop rock, Phillips explores new territories through incorporating new sounds and styles into his music. On this 12-track album, Phillips channels the good times, the challenging times, the lessons, and the love he’s experienced over the past three years into songs his fans will certainly connect with and enjoy.
What’s in a name? For R&B singer/songwriter Avalon Young, the story behind her name foretold her future. Named after the song by Roxy Music, Avalon had her musical destiny initiated for her before she even sang her first note. Years later, she had the lyrics “Yes, the picture’s changing every moment. And your destination, you don’t know it” inked on her arm, solidifying the prominent and permanent significance of her origins. Today, the San Diego native is making waves in the indie hip-hop music scene, but her story has just begun…
Music is the tie that binds people from all over the world together. Family ties bind you together with people who shape your world. When you mix music with family, the results are a bond that is unmistakable and unbreakable. Case in point: Castro, a folk-pop trio comprised of singing siblings Jason Castro, Michael Castro and Jackie Castro.
Some people wait a lifetime for moments like the ones I had during what was, without a doubt, the time of my life in Los Angeles last week (all of which I am still processing – please, don’t pinch me just yet).
Thanks to the good luck of being in the right place at the right time to meet the right people (and extremely kind people at that), I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the two American Idol finale shows at the Dolby Theatre during the final farewell week of the series on April 6th and 7th.