When you start getting tired of the same old stuff on the radio, you start looking for those artists that could easily have their songs played on the radio if the industry wasn’t so set in their ways of promoting the same tired artists. One particular artist that should be making a lot more noise in the music industry right now is San Francisco singer-songwriter Megan Slankard.
Megan Slankard had been making music for the better part of a decade, during which she has self-released four CDs of original music, the last of which, A Little Extra Sun, was released back in 2005. The latest release from Megan Slankard is the 2011 album A Token of the Wreckage.
A Token of the Wreckagefrom Megan Slankard is one of the albums that once you hear it, you can’t believe that you’ve never heard of the artist before. The twelve song release from Slankard is as good as anything that the major labels have released in the last ten years or so.
This week, RockAngel’s Weekly Radar brings you the softer side of rock and roll with Ross Copperman… a Virginia native who spent some time getting airplay in the UK before settling back down in Music City, USA (Nashville, TN). Ross has singer/songwriter written all over him but his music has much more depth than the typical songs from that genre, and he has managed to make music that touches the soft spot in even the hardest of rockers.
My history with Ross goes way back to the college days of James Madison University and Music Industry class, although we never really talked until running into each other at a party later that year…go figure. Discovering our mutual love for music, he started sending me demos he was putting together for class over IM…little did I know those raw tracks were the beginning of something bigger…much bigger.