An Album Worthy of Five Stars

A review by Kevin Belmonte Ravenna - the latest collaboration between Jeff Johnson and Phil Keaggy - is an album that bestows the finest of gifts: a rare and kindred artistry. Visually and sonically, the album is a fully-realized vision and song-cycle. And it begins with the album’s packaging: a stunning presentation of painted images that …

Cappadocia: A Landmark Release for 2019

A Review By Kevin Belmonte In recent years, keyboardist Jeff Johnson and guitarist Phil Keaggy have released two seamlessly crafted, and highly acclaimed instrumental albums: Frio Suite and WaterSky. Now, the duo has released an epic, resplendent album that sounds very much as though it may be the capstone of a landmark trilogy: Cappadocia. Here, …

Melpomene Speaks

  by Roslynn Pryor Melpomene Speaks I inspire tragedy, yes, that’s true, or rather not tragedy itself but songs and tales about events called tragic, of downfalls and mishaps, of cataclysms and acts of gods, and anyway that’s not how I got my start; I sang, I inspired sweet lyric and tune, the muse of …