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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Barron: Moods

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Bassist John Barron, now home-ported in Detroit, Michigan, offers up Moods, a pared-down-to-the-essentials, mostly quartet affair, featuring a tight guitar/bass/keyboards rhythm sound. What strikes the ear from the get-go are the deep grooves, the likeable, engaging melodies and the sharp, uncluttered delivery of the statement. Opening this set of all-Barron-originals is “Thanks For Nothin,'" a crisp garage-rock rumination that seems meant to get the crowd up onto the dance floor. The band displays a quartet-of-equals vibe, with a ...

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John Barron / Patrick Prouty: Tunnel & Bridge

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Detroit musicians John Barron and Patrick Prouty are long time friends, and musical associates who collaborate once again for a special and endearing duet recording project called Tunnel & Bridge. With Barron on guitar and Prouty playing upright bass, they have recorded eight original compositions and reharmonized interpretations of both “O Canada” and “The Star Spangled Banner,” as a special tribute to fellow Detroit musicians drummer Alberto Rosal, and vocalist Odessa Harris who have both passed on.