Bill Madison’s “Sweet Jelly” (a Barefoot Review)

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This Barefoot music listener and fan of Bill Madison received a message from Bill a couple of months back that put a smile on my face.  Bill said he had woke one morning with his song “Barefootin’ Boogie” in his head. Recording it and including it in his message saying he thought of Yours Truly. Soon this became the intro track to his new CD “Sweet Jelly”.

From this intro track and throughout the album’s collection of tunes Bill keeps your bare feet doing a definite boogie with his rich acoustic guitar accompaniment, and his distinctive vocal quality full of natural expressions.

Bill is the first artist I experienced with Online Busking on his Saturday shows on www.streetjelly.com, happily so, as I quite like Bill’s style and sound. His latest album/Cd is a 13 track collection from his Street Jelly shows. I find the natural feel of this album as easy and comfortable to listen to as it is to experience his shows online. It is a venue made for an artist like Bill Madison, and I am delighted that his was my first experience with concerts in this format.

This collection begins with his original tune Barefootin’ Boogie that absolutely sets the tone of ambiance for the listener. Bill takes us through a journey of classic cover tunes that will have you feeling you have been time warped in the most of nostalgic ways.  Bill has an easy flow to his vocal tone that he compliments so nicely with his acoustic guitar which creates a rich full sound as a soloist.

From his inspiring epic “All Along The Watch Tower”, to the romance of Eric Clapton’s ?Wonderful Tonight”, to the closing track “Forever Young” this album will certainly inspire memories from days gone by as well as inspire new memory making today.

Get yours inspired today.

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Bill Madison’s ” Old Fivers And Dimers ( a Barefoot review)

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Traditional Folk/Americana music needs to be kept alive, and Bill Madison is doing just that with his latest release of “Old Fivers And Dimers”.

Rich in history of his chosen tracks he combines also some of his own original work, creating a master of storytelling entertainment contained in one Cd.
Bill’s seasoned and laid back style lets the listener cozy into approximately 50 minutes of nostalgia that whether shared with another, or in solitude, it will leave you recalling times of yesteryears.
The title track “Old Fives and Dimers” will get your toes tapping and with its lyrics bring us all a reminder of ho we are.
Bill’s acoustic guitar the perfect accompaniment to his rich timbre vocals.
There’s always a certain sense of romance in a collection of cover tunes and Bill doesn’t disappoint, even making the old blues standard “House Of The Rising Sun” his own; including this writer’s favorite Rodney Crowell’s Shame On The Moon.
 Bill’s originals don’t disappoint the romantic at heard either, with his two co-written songs with his wife Nancy Madison: “Can’t Stay Away” and “Friends In Love” the listener will be left with a wonderful sense of nostalgia…. and even hope.
Review by Toni Taylor-Helser
Barefoot Music Group
Please check out Bill’s artist page at Reverbnation.com for his collection of music. Included here is one track “Friends In Love” written by Bill & his wife Nancy Madison.
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