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CD Review: Jesse Terry “Empty Seat on a Plane”

Take a little bit of Jackson Browne, James Taylor and Paul Simon and you get some idea of what singer-songwriter Jesse Terry sounds like. The folk/pop music that Jesse Terry creates feels right at home when played alongside the music of any of the aforementioned musicians. After garnering some well-deserved attention for his music including winning the Grand Prize for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Jesse Terry has taken more of his music and created his newest album entitled Empty Seat on a Plane.

In order to bring his music to life, Jesse Terry assembled a band that includes the multi-talented Neilson Hubbard, guitarist Kris Donegan, Pianist Danny Mitchell, drummer Evan Hutchings, singer Hannah Miller who added harmonies to the songs on the album, and Eamon McLoughlin and David Henry who added strings. Together with Jim DeMain who mastered the album, the aforementioned musicians helped Empty Seat on a Plane by Jesse Terry to be a solid listening experience.

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CD Review: John Sebastian – Life and Times 1964-1999 (Raven Records)

Onetime leader of ’60’s rock hitmakers The Lovin’ Spoonful and later a solo artist with a monster hit called “Welcome Back” which was used as the theme for the ’70’s television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter John Sebastian has been fairly silent for the past 30 years or so. While has released the occasional solo album during that time and has made a few guest appearances on others’ albums, Sebastian for the most part has eschewed the music business, content to mount the occasional solo tour for the true believers and live comfortably on the sizable royalty checks nostalgia brings to his mailbox.