November 29, 2021

SONG REVIEW 🎵📝 Aaron Marlowe - Wayfaring Stranger independent new music

Aaron Marlowe - Wayfaring Stranger
Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Tennessee, United States

Overall Impression: Reviving a familiar American folk melody with crisp Classic Rock inflections, Aaron Marlowe's "Wayfaring Stranger" ushers listeners across a gleaming, gain-filled soundscape - immersing audiences in the space through soulful electric guitar solos and vivid vocal tones above an unwavering rhythmic foundation!

Strongest Point(s): The instrumental artistry on display in "Wayfaring Stranger" is incredible! The guitar tones selected are absolutely perfect for the style, really allowing solo passages like the break at 2:30 and the push home at 3:58 to land with all the gravitas they deserve, and further allowing a playful distinction between the two players for added sense of dialogue and depth in the recording. The organ is pleasantly subtle in the mix, as are the drums and bass - managing both to patiently hold down the pocket and to briefly step out with artistic discernment. Excellent deliveries from each player, and some really compelling vocal harmonies as well!

Target Audience Appeal: Fans of brilliantly played guitar and the Rock-centric reimagining of familiar Folk tunes will find "Wayfaring Stranger" to be a fully engaging listening experience - serving not just as a revival for the old song but also as a bold introduction to the sound that Aaron Marlowe is crafting! Fans of Classic Rock, Blues Rock, and timeless guitar virtuosity will find much to love here! - Jon W.

Artist target suggestions: Crosby Stills & Nash, Santana, Deep Purple, Yes, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, J.J. Cale, Peter Green, Led Zeppelin, Greta Van Fleet, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Guns N' Roses, Rainbow, AC/DC, Daughtry, Corey Taylor, Stone Sour, Five For Fighting, Pop Evil, 10 Years, Zakk Wylde, 12 Stones, Chad Kroeger, Default

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About the Reviewer:
Jon Wright is a trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator with nearly twenty years of experience in the field. Working with musicians and their individual sounds is his passion and profession, and he strives to interact with and understand every aspect of the production process - from theory and songwriting to recording and mastering. He continues to teach students of all ages and is currently collaborating with artists across a wide range of genres.