SONGWRITER - RECORDING ARTIST - PRODUCER
ABOUT THIS ALBUM
Richard is the Co-Producer and Co-songwriter for the album "Nothing Holding Me Down" by Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival. Besides production, he also recorded guitar, backing vocals, and all keys for the album.
Bit of The Old School, Bit of The New School
The album "Nothing Holding Me Down" by Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival features various genres such as Rock, Blues, R&B, and a dash of roots music.
Nominated for the Independent Blues Music Awards 'Best Blues Rock Album', Nothing Holding Me Down features music from a woman who clearly has a soul set ablaze like a person baptized in the river of Rock n Roll.
Reminiscent of 60s and 70s vibe music, the songs are melted into a pot of contemporary Blues-Rock.
It’s Only Rock n Roll, but we like it…
On the plains of North Dakota, USA nestled between the tall grass and the open prairie sky sits a recording studio. The sound of overdriven guitars with dueling lead harmonies and classic rock undertones rips through the air followed by vocals that reach you with a deep resonation in your soul.
This type of music, uncharacteristic of the area, is akin to a sound of decades past and the band Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival is determined to share this style of music with the world.
Nothing Holding Me Down
The album kicks off with the title track, “Nothing Holding Me Down”, which grabs you and lures you to shake what your mama gave you while leaving you wanting more. The second song on the album, “I Hope We Make A Change”, leaves you inspired with well-written thought-provoking lyrics backed by a guitar-driven low-resonating drop “D” rock riff.
The middle of the album is like a nice soft blanket that wraps you in a warm embrace as you’re serenaded with the Blues ballad “Lay Your Memory Down” and guided through storytime with the upbeat Motown feel of “I Wish You Would”.
The album finishes with a call to justice rocker titled “Weight of The World” and a roots-based closer titled “Everything Will Be Alright”. In all, the album's eclectic mix of influence is a nicely kneaded ball of Blues-based music just out of the oven and it’s smoking hot!
Richard is joined on the album by Jennifer Lyn (lead vocals, guitar, backing vocals), Jim Anderson (drums), and Chris Addison (bass). Recorded in Lyn’s home studio, she co-wrote and co-produced the album with Torrance. Lyn also engineered, mixed, and mastered the project.
The diverse background of each musician created a divergence of individual styles that complement the overall texture of the music.