Jul 31

The Best – Under recognized Musical Talent that You Must Hear

Sometimes, the top bands really don’t have much in the way of talent, but have agents and promoters who just know how to elbow their way into the big time (e.g., Milli Vanilli, The Monkees, etc).  The other side of the spectrum has the most wonderful, talented artists, making music that defines life and the times, but who just can’t get the recognition for their work.  When Cindy and I encounter hidden talent we are posting here to share what we have found.  Do yourself a favor and check out the artists that we mention here.  You just might find music that you enjoy because it is really good (as opposed to some promoter telling you that it is good).

Cindy Alexander

In 1998 Alexander was named Songwriter of the Year and nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Music Awards, while her debut album See Red was nominated for Independent Pop Album of the Year. In 2003 her 2nd album SMASH was nominated for Album of the Year by the same outfit.

In 2004 Alexander received several awards: Songwriter of the Year – JPF Music Awards, Best Female Rock Vocalist – All Access Music Awards, and Special Achievement Pop Artist – Los Angeles Music Awards.

I first saw Cindy perform while she was on a USO tour in the Marshall Islands. Her music has stuck with me ever since. She is a great performing artist and well worth taking your time to give her a listen.

Cindy does perform locally in Southern California. If you are traveling there check out the performance schedule on her web site. She can also be booked for ‘House Concerts.’
Genre: Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Cindy’s Web Site
Buy Cindy’s songs on CD Baby

Dave Nachmanoff

Dave Nachmanoff (b. July 23, 1964) is an award-winning American folk singer-songwriter and the sideman to Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”, “Time Passages”). He has been profiled with feature articles in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Davis Enterprise, and the San Francisco Chronicle, with mentions in the Washington Post and New York Times. At the age of ten (circa 1975) he played with Elizabeth Cotton (“Freight Train”), garnering a positive review in a local D.C. (but now defunct) paper, The Washington Star.

Buy Dave’s songs on CD Baby
Dave’s Web Site

Daryl Crowley

Daryl Crowley isn’t a working musician. He is an IT professional who just happens to be a great guitar player and song writer. He likes writing and playing guitar centric music, and performing live anywhere except dance bars. (been there done that for years, but never again).

Daryl’s SoundClick Page

Update Dec 2012 – Daryl has a new CD out and a new web page for his music!!  Give a look at Daryl’s Web Site, listen to his tunes, and (assuming that you like his style as much as I do) buy a CD from him. You have to support start-up artists and the quickest way is to buy their products!

1 ping

  1. terrance



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>