Written By: Brian Winters
The Ries Brothers debut album The View from the Outside is a melting pot of music that showcases the duo's wide ranging musical influences. If you're a reggae purist or “strictly roots” type, this is probably not your album. But if your music palette is rather broad you'll certainly find a handful of tracks up your alley.
I wasn't sure if I mistakenly put on a Black Keys album when the album's first track “It's Never Me” began. The fuzzy blues rock riff that plays throughout gives the leadoff track a nice bit of grit. The rest of the album mostly takes on a smoother, more laid-back tone. Charlie Ries, the older of the two brothers, handles lead vocals and drums, while Kevin plays guitar and an assortment of other instruments. It's clear from right off the bat that the two brothers have a load of musical talent.
GRAMMY AWARD WINNING MORGAN HERITAGE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM – AVRAKEDABRA – OUT MAY 19, 2017 ON CTBC MUSIC GROUP
Very few artist have the ability to capture the imagination of an audience in today’s content driven society and the Iconic GRAMMY Award-winning Morgan Heritage have produced a two-part series into the making of the new album that has done that and with music lovers across the globe. The album name, Avrakedabra, and its mystical album cover artwork had been kept a secret leading up to the “Journey Into” video series when part one dropped last week at Huffington Post and is continued this week on Yahoo! Music. Already garnering top-tier worldwide attention, Avrakedabra will be released on May 19th, 2017 with pre-orders going live on March 17th.