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Philly Alt-Rocker Sean MacGregor Tries Country Music – Winding Road EP Review

My review of Philly artist Sean MacGregor’s first foray into Country Music. Not so Country, but an enjoyable drive!

Philly Soundcast

by Eddie Caiazzo

The Record

Title: Winding Road
Artist: Sean MacGregor
Release Date: Friday, November 4, 2016

Produced by Sean MacGregor and Ron DiSilvestro

The Story

For the better part of two decades, the Philly influence in popular music has all but evaporated, leaving local artists to experiment with different genres from around the country.  Sean MacGregor, an artist that emerged in the early 2000s, is the latest to be bitten by the Country music bug.

MacGregor fronted the Alternative Rock band MorningSide from 2000-2010, when the band decided it was time to go their separate ways.  MorningSide’s success brought MacGregor to all of the major local stages including World Café Live, the old Grape Street Pub (now called The Grape Room) and the main stage at the Trocadero as the headliner.  The band’s decision to move on left this Northeast Philadelphia Alt-Rocker with songs yet to be written, and…

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Fascination with Madness: Thoughts on The Weeknd

Some thoughts on The Weeknd for Sailor Twift, a site I guest write for at times.

SAILOR TWIFT STUDIOS

3Admittedly…The Weeknd wasn’t on my radar until reading the Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic Dan DeLuca’s article on the Canadian singer’s upcoming headlining performance the Sunday of the 2015 Budweiser Made in America Festival.  It was surprising to see an artist (at least in my eyes) so fresh to the music scene headlining a festival with more than 70,000 attendees.  

After a superficial online search about The Weeknd at that time, I found his name (Abel Tesfaye), his hair, an autumn 2014 raunchy duet with another up-and-coming Republic Records label-mate, Ariana Grande, and the track “Earned It” that appropriately supported the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.  The latter ultimately becoming his first Top 5 hit, receiving an Academy Award nomination and a Grammy win for Best R&B Performance.

DJing mostly weddings, private parties, corporate and radio events, my music collection is curated with the latest up-tempo hits and…

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