Gloriana gets ready for Sunday night
Friday, January 18, 2013
– Gloriana is getting ready for some football. The band will sing the National Anthem at the AFC Championship Game this Sunday, Jan. 20 in Foxboro, Mass.
The New England Patriots are playing the Baltimore Raves for a trip to the Super Bowl.
Gloriana released its second disc, "A Thousand Miles Left Behind," last year.
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A Thousand Miles Left Behind
Why did Cheyenne Kimball leave? It's the question Gloriana fans want answered: country music's "Who Shot JR?" And even the remaining band members may not know. What's for certain is that Kimball, the multi-threat 22-year-old vocalist, reportedly just stopped showing up for Gloriana tour dates. A few tweets later, the bridges were burned, right on the verge of this record's release. The bandmates went into revisionist mode, expunging all traces of their former »»»
It is interesting that Gloriana shares its name with a 1953 English opera, as they sound much the same --powerful, scripted and slightly overdramatic. The group's tight-knit harmonies are the crux of this 13-track album; they gorgeously weave and contrast strong 2-, 3- and 4-parts into almost every verse. Occasionally the group over sings, but then, they are fighting to be heard over layers of unneeded production.
Given the ages of the foursome (teens to mid-20s), it's only natural »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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Concert Review: Queen Taylor wears her crown well
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