For music fans in search of some new tunes this holiday season, look no further than Jammin’ Java. This weekend the Vienna live music spot plays host to a pair of CD release parties, including one for owner Luke Brindley’s new solo CD.
Brindley’s new album is rooted in the live-recording sounds of the Motown era, a sound Brindley feels is more representative of his live shows — shows he normally performs solo.
Don’t let the live recording/stripped down bit fool you though, the album is rife with varied tones, with guest appearances by Kevin Cordt and Chris Watling on horns at this Friday’s show.
A day later, Phil Kominski and Chris Bruno of Lloyd Dobler Effect debut the live, acoustic album they recorded with Kominski’s wife Elizabeth Coyle at Jammin’ Java a little while back. Fans of the D.C.-based group might come for LDE’s music, but they’ll stay for the soaring vocals provided by Coyle, whose big-country voice takes the familiar tracks to new heights.
Together on the album, the trio offer awe-inspiring three-part harmonies absolutely filling out the album with sound.
“We all have different strengths, so when we fuse them together, like we have on this album, it feels almost magical,” Coyle says.