“SOMEBODY LIKE YOU” by JEREMY RICE, from the album “Jeremy Rice and the Legendary Fist of Takinawa”

Jeremy Rice is a musician, composer, producer and obsessive creator. Possessing a vast and diverse repertoire of material, Jeremy delivers his songs with catchy and melodic classic-rock stylings that are unique, yet universally accessible.

Originally from St. John’s Newfoundland, Jeremy took an early interest in visual arts, performance arts and music. This spawned a desire to learn about media production. After four years of media studies at Ryerson University, he decided to grab his guitar and pursue a career in the soulless, unforgiving abyss that is the music industry.

Over his career Jeremy wrote a large collection of albums under several project names: Timescore, The Sellouts, The Thymes and a number of solo efforts. Each of these led to countless live shows and studio sessions, enabling Jeremy to further hone his craft.

Alas, cover charge and music streaming remunerations don’t always pay the bills. In order to afford groceries, Jeremy went corporate and began writing music for television programming, commercials and video games. This development presented unique creative challenges which allowed him to take his composition and production skills to new heights.

In early 2016 Jeremy moved to Quebec City, embracing this fresh start as an opportunity for creative self-reinvention. He formed a new band and began writing what was to be his most personal and ambitious project to date.

Three years later, Jeremy Rice and the Legendary Fist of Takinawa was complete. Takinawa is an album about love, betrayal, solitude and death; all presented in one hooky little package. The debut single ‘Arriianne’ was released in the early fall and can now be heard on radio around the world including France, Spain, Canada, U.K.

The much anticipated album is now available world wide and features the second single and video ‘ Somebody Like You’.

 

“On the Water” by Josh Ritter, from the album “Fever Breaks”

 

The notion of being drawn to another is also present in the nimbly fingerpicked, steel and piano accompanied On The Water (“I’m drawn to you., honey, like the sea to the fisherman’s daughter”), although this time the attraction is more positive (“I’ll be around it don’t matter what the others offer”), reaching out a helping hand when “you’re in-between nothing but thin air and the unknown”, although the object of affection has to make the choice.

“Fold Of Your Dress” by Rod Picott, from the album Tell The Truth & Shame The Devil.

 

Final track off the album has yet another haunted track. “Fold Of Your Dress” has Picott seeking out ways to disappear: “Pills make me rattle and cocaine’s worse/Whiskey is a slower ride to the hearse.” But it’s the connection he’s missing that haunts him the most: “Did I set you free just like I did the rest/Wish I was in the fold of your dress.” This is what Picott calls one of the “lighter” songs on the record. Clearly, the man’s been through some stuff.  ( Americana Highways provided the words )

 

 

One hell of an album that has got the reviewers raving with big words and phrases  “Anyone who’s gotten near or past 50 years old knows the existential ruminations that invariably ensue” 

Sorry but I’m over 60 and still feel like 18 and think like a 16 year old. Does that mean its a great album?

I think its  GREAT ALBUM and Mr. Picott does not like writing silly, glittery Pop.

The album is on regular play on TMEfm Radio and was provided by Adam Dawson who can promote great artists if not that famous.