HOT HALF DOZEN 6.8.21

Gemini, single by Kedra Erika.  Catches you from the first bars and holds you with her bouncy yet seductive voice that  brings urgency and narrative.  Beautifully produced.  Stream on Spotify. Follow on YouTube and all socials. And at kendraerika.com/

Blood on Your Hands by Willie Nile (featuring Steve Earl) Classic, addictive blues rock from Niles’ new album The Day the Earth Stood Still to be released August 13. In the meantime, enjoy the song on the YouTube video from what will be his 14th studio album with 11 new songs. Pre-order the album at willienile.com/

I’d Give Anything(stripped), by Kris Angelis.  A loving, melancholy, introspective, haunting Angelis.  The spare piano accompaniment (the “stripped” part) makes this even more powerful.  You will put it on repeat and hum along.  Stream on Spotify, download at https://krisangelis.com/musicollow at https://krisangelis.com, and on patreon

Soy Chigona by Tiarra Girls.  A song about being a “bad ass woman” in English and Spanish is both fun and serious.  The three -time Austin Music Award winning trio knows how to put  message and music together for a hit.  Stream/download on all major platforms.  Follow at tiarragirls.com/

Bolero a la vida, single by  Omara Portuondo with Gaby Moreno. I have had the pleasure of seeing Omara Potrundo live in Cuba  and Gabby Moreno live in Los Angeles.  It s a double pleasure to hear them sing together on this song, the first release from Portundo’s forthcoming  album, Vidas, due out next month.  A diva of the venerable Buena Vista Social Club, Portundo brings back the feel of old Havana with a modern sound  through the magic of Moreno’s production skills. Stream on Spotify. Video on  YouTube. Follow at omaraportuondo.com/en/

No One , single by Ah Mer Ah Su – You will tap your toes and snap your finger as the poptronic princess and producer  spins out a lively but personal tale of self-acceptance and the realities of navigating the music world.  Stream on Spotify. Check out the YouTube  video. Follow on Insta, Bandcamp, Patreon.

Bonus – Romance by  Samantha Sánchez. Check her out at.facebook.com/SamanthaSanchezOficial/

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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