Music , , — June 16, 2011 14:20 — 7 Comments

Music for the Masses, Music for the One

Different musics demand different venues for the creation of an optimum sonic experience. (That sounds too technical, but I just didn’t know how else to say it, please forgive me for sounding like a robot). Sometimes the sweaty dance floor is where it’s at, sometimes it’s a football field packed with 100,000 people, and sometimes the best music happens in a desolate bar occupied only by the flies and your sad self. Here are three very different songs that demonstrate this exact range.

      The Impostor
is a cut from Polyrhythmics‘ new album Labrador. Put your moving shoes on.

Jessica Bell sings the classic lover’s lament 

      Please Take Me Back
. Eccentric lyrics balance the 80’s rock-arena lighters held high arrangement and production.

If you thought all the great old bluesmen were gone, you were wrong. Lonesome Shack is a bonafide juke-joint. True to the great tradition of Blind Blake, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Robert Johnson, singer Ben Todd moans that old-time woe in 

      Down and Alone


Polyrhythmics are a Seattle funk band. Jessica Bell is a writer and musician living in Athens, Greece. Lonesome Shack is Ben Todd on guitar and vocals, Luke Bergman on bass, and Kristian Garrard on drums


  1. Jessica Bell says:

    Thank you so much for showcasing this! Just a little note for listeners. This song is actually a part of the all-original soundtrack I’ve written for my debut novel, String Bridge. The album will be released November 1st, the same day as the book. :o)

  2. Steve says:

    Loved the edgy ease of the Lonesome Shack song.

    And yeah, the lyrics and production raise Jessica Bell’s song above the ordinary.

  3. Arlee Bird says:

    Jessica Bell is incredibly multi-talented. I don’t know what I’m looking forward to the most–her book or the soundtrack release. How often does an author release their own soundtrack for their book.? I see big success on the horizon for Jessica come this November. This song is some good sounding stuff!

    Arlee Bird

  4. PK Hrezo says:

    Kick arse, Jessica! You are so talented! Can’t wait to hear it all!

  5. erika bach says:

    Please send me your new songs Jess. They sound great!

  6. Victor A. says:

    Well Jess has talent, love to hear some more. Great production value, and fantastic voice, reminds me of Shirley Manson.

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