May 05, 2011

Music Is... Michael Grimm: Leave Your Hat On

Released July 20, 2010

Just as Chris Daughtry competed on American Idol, Michael Grimm was  a contestant on Americas Got Talent. He won, that years competition and I feel it was well deserved. That was 2010, and since then he has released plenty of soul satisfying music to let you know that win wasn't in vain. Usually, I like to dissect some of the songs on the record to give a general idea of what to expect. With this one, getting straight to the point, this man is blues/soul to the bone. No doubt about it. Honestly, when I initially heard this man sing on that stage, I could feel the passion oozing through the screen. The sincerity in his voice lends him a very attractive, attainable vulnerability that's undeniable. On every track his voice sounds incredible. He covers some very familiar hits that the vast majority of us know. He sings his own rendition of Al Green's "Tired Of Being Alone" and "Try A Little Tenderness" proving that this genre of music is where he needs to be unquestionably. The horn section on "Hold On I'm Comin'"(feat. Bill Medley) sounds great. There is mesh of oldschool and current sound that he brings to the table. The live instrumentation is favorable on this record, it adds to the up in your face factor, :)

If you haven't heard what this man's got, you've got to do yourself a much needed favor and listen ASAP. You will not be disappointed in the least.

Second 2010 release

Released December 13, 2010

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