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Counting Your Blessings
Reviewed by: Rory Richardson
Edited by: Cyrus Rhodes
This is Litz’s third release entitled “
Counting Your Blessings” released in 2012 and it certainly
doesn’t disappoint. This is one New York artist that brings to the table effective songwriting
coupled with a graceful yet passionate vocal delivery. Musical flavors presented: Contemporary
Vocal Jazz, Jazz Pop and even Big Band Jazz.
Song Samples from the CD
I always listen very carefully to the first piece of music that hits your ears. It’s the first track
the artists has personally chosen to make a first impression. This one was perfect. The opening track
"Old Friend” sets the stage rather well for this CD. It was a great intro piece which bounced along
well & had me eager for what lied ahead. All in all the whole CD is wonderfully simple and very pure.
Musical overtones reminded me a bit of Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell and Celine Dion.
Personally I see her as a cross between Nora Jones and Joni Mitchell – yet with a full band behind
her. There are some fantastic pieces on this CD which gives this musical production modern
Litz’s vocal presence works extremely very well track for track and her
red hot band just grooves together. She clearly has all the Singer/Songwriter qualities needed
to become successful artist. All the visuals are effective and she definitely gives off a
Cabaret-Broadway type appeal. My favorite piece on the CD: a toss up between “Someone to
Watch Over Me” and “Smile”.
All song samples are from Dwayna Litz's
page on CD Baby.
/ Old Friends
/ Someone to Watch Over Me
/ I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
/ Where Do You Start
/ Anything Goes
/ We'll Meet Again /
/ Satisfy My Soul
/ Counting Your Blessings
/ Pennies From Heaven /
/ Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
/ Cross Over the Bridge /
/ He Looked Beyond Beyond My Fault (And Saw My Need) /
This CD will simply make your day a brighter place. The strong suit of Litz is her vocal passion, strong musical variety and wide range of emotions you will be exposed to via this incredible catalogue. It’s obvious she feels comfortable letting it all hang out on every track. At the end of the CD you will find yourself inspired, invigorated and happier than you were 60 minutes prior. Dwayna Litz is amazing!
10 star rating average – This CD gets 9.5 stars
Rory Richardson...EvO:R Reviewer.
About the Editor:
Cyrus Rhodes is also President of Katavi Arts kataviarts.com a record label based out of Seattle, WA.
He also plays guitar for local rock band Seven Against Thebes, Over the years Rhodes has been
a guitarist in a touring band, band manager, booking agent, A&R representative, talent buyer, executive
producer and most recently a syndicated music critic. His reviews have been posted on USA TODAY and HEADLINE
NEWS. In 2009 he launched INDIE MUSIC DIGEST. IMD is dedicated the helping Independent
Artists and only accepts material from unsigned bands.
Cyrus's Record Label kataviarts.com
Cyrus's band Seven Against Thebes www.7at.net
Drum Dynasty www.drumdynasty.com
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