Ricochet releases holiday song
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
– Ricochet, the band that once upon a time gave us Daddy's Money,
returns with a holiday single, My Christmas List.
The song was written by Heath Wright, Greg Cook and Eddie Kilgallon and produced by Robert Wright (David Kersh, Chris Cagle). Ricochet also has recorded Go Tell It On The Mountain, There's A New Kid In Town, Every Child Is Holy
and Let It Snow.
The new song just shipped to radio and the song. All of Ricochet's Christmas music can be found on the band's website (www.ricochetonline.com), on ITunes and at all major online retailers.
CD reviews for Ricochet
What You Leave Behind
The wait was a long time in coming for Ricochet's third album. And ultimately one wonders why as there is not a marked difference from this and previous efforts, which veered towards the high energy, pop end of country.
Lead singer Heath Wright showcases a vibrant voice, good with country, pop and soulful material, but the problem is a good half of the 10 songs never rise above mediocre. The songs are almost predictable musically with Wright's vocals quickly being reinforced by backing vocals and »»»
Blink of an Eye
In an era when bands are at a premium, Ricochet assumed the mantle as among the very few new groups gaining any kind of foothold. On their second outing, Ricochet put together an album seemingly done with an ear to radio.
The title track even has an obvious line about being as fast as Ricochet bullet, which you know crowds will eat up in concert, but comes off as gimmicky. The sextet clearly mines the pop side of country on songs ("Connected at the Heart" and the HNC "You Still Got It") lacking »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers
When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience
Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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