SONGSTRESS CHRISTINA LAROCCA SPANS GENRE ON VOCAL TOUR TOUR DE FORCE “THESE ARE MY WHISKEY DREAMS” (ALBUM REVIEW)
BELLES & GALS
‘A Man Like You’ has a wonderful Americana vibe, Christina having a fantastic ability to blend country, soul and a rock sound into a perfect mix. As a fine first glimpse of the upcoming ‘These Are My Whiskey Dreams’ album, we’ve all got a lot to look forward to!
When you see an artist listed as something like Americana/soul/alternative, you have to wonder if he or she really lands in all of those categories. On the new album These Are My Whiskey Dreams (produced by Andros Rodriguez), Christina LaRocca shows that an artist can land firmly in a variety of categories – and deliver the goods in all of those categories.
LIVERPOOL SOUND & VISION
Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10
We are actively urged to change the world and yet how many of us find the direction in which to pursue these goals, to keep on the straight line and absorb the bumps in the road that have been placed to throw us off course; it is enough to make us throw away the keys to our own success, ditch the vehicle we are driving and head on into the bar of existence and breathe in the fumes of our neighbours favourite dram.
It is easy to get waylaid, we need affirmation, we find ourselves needing to embrace trust, but knowing if it is broken it will somehow lead into a great riff and a song which will grab the attention of others but we talk to the bartender, the agony aunt with a cloth and an easy smile and in place of a declaration, the vow to which we have strived to keep, instead we fall into the charms of the one who tells tales and who suggests we might instead be engrossed, fall in love, as they impart knowledge to us in These Are My Whiskey Dreams.
TAKE EFFECT REVIEWS
“8/10. The songstress brings an elegant maturity to this record, yet with plenty of power and playfulness in the very forthright and unique endeavor.”
STACKING THE DECK WITH ADAM BERNARD
"Donnie and Marie Osmond had a hit way back in the day titled “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll.” In the case of singer-songwriter Christina LaRocca, she’s a little bit country, a little bit rock n roll, a little bit R&B/soul, and as her upcoming releases will prove this year, she’s even a little bit hip-hop."
B-SIDES & BADLANDS
"We are all made to toil the earth, taking the red-dirt in our hands or kicking it up underneath our wandering, timeworn boots. While our quest to find salvation may overlap with that of others, it is uniquely shaped by our own footsteps ⎯⎯ from weaving down into darkened valleys and foraging dusty precipices of the unknown to ascending stately mountaintops. Americana singer Christina LaRocca‘s expedition has been an astounding one."
"If you’re looking for some easy listening with a lot of rough, beautiful attitude in the vocals, then Brooklyn-native and soul/americana/rock artist Christina LaRocca might be your new thing."
CHICAGO CROWD SURFER
Soulful singer, guitar player, and all-around badass, Christina LaRocca isn’t playing any games with hip-hop, reggae, and heartbreak, all with whiskey in hand... The L.A indie artist sings her soul out in this amazing 8-track album, These Are My Whiskey Dreams... her vocals boast a variety of power and tunes such as hard rock, “Breathe.” LaRocca is a musician of all trades and melodies, and she surpasses them all with her vocals and lyrics. -NBL
DEKRENTENUITDEPOP - ERWIN ZIJLEMAN (NETHERLANDS)
Christina LaRocca imponeert op haar nieuwe album met een geweldige stem, maar maakt ook indruk met songs die een opvallend breed palet bestrijken (Christina LaRocca impresses on her new album with a great voice, but also impresses with songs that cover a strikingly wide palette)
CHRISTINA LAROCCA/These Are My Whiskey Dreams: A wild, modern mash up of a date, you never know if this is modern vocal, modern jazz/blues or something that exists in it's own modern time zone where people with a ear open to the future can truly appreciate it. Hallmarked by unbridled fearlessness, this is a sound trapped feeling soccer moms can really make their own. Check it out.
MICHAEL'S MUSIC BLOG
Christina LaRocca is a singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, her music touching upon blues, pop, reggae, folk, country, and soul. But whatever musical realm she dives into, her voice remains the driving force of the songs. She has power and passion in that voice. You can hear that passion on every track of her new release, These Are My Whiskey Dreams. Joining her on this album are Gene Micofsky on guitar and bass, Leanne Bowes on bass, Dylan Hayden Cooper on drums, Zak St. John on drums, Jake Pinto on piano and organ, and Andros Rodriguez on synths, along with some guests on certain tracks.
ANDREW WATSON REVIEW
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