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CD Review: Free Spirit's "All the Shades of Darkened Light"

Hailing from Finland and ready to rock your ass off, Free Spirit’s second official release, titled All the Shades of Darkened Light, is a thick slab of authentic melodic rock; progressive melodies and edgy guitar riffs, bombastic keyboard flourishes, powerful vocals and compelling lyrics all wrapped up into a heavy wall of classic, AOR-style rock.

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Over time, Free Spirit’s sound has steadily developed into a relative melting pot of influences, fusing classic and melodic rock vibes into their own unique style. The much anticipated follow up to their debut release, 2009’s Pale Sister of Light, expands upon the band’s huge rock sound and pristine instrumentation.

Let's Groove With The Ken Clark Organ Trio

WINDHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE - This music journalist last caught up with native-Vermonter Ken Clark all the way back in 2003, not long after he landed a record deal with Severn Record and had released his second Organ Trio CD.

Article by Joe Milliken * Photos courtesy of Ken Clark

Now over a decade later and after releasing his latest CD Dr. Organstein last May, Ken’s Hammond B-3 and guitar-fueled trio continues to perform throughout the Northeast, creating their unique brand of modern, funky-swing-jazz that’s reminiscent of old-school jazz masters such as Jimmy Smith and Big John Patton.

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