I recently was given the opportunity to review the new release from Five For Fighting. I remember songs from when I was a bit younger (like ‘Superman’ and ‘100 Years’) and loved them so I was very curious about what the new CD, named Slice, would sound like.
From the Five For Fighting website:
Singer/songwriter John Ondrasik (On drah sick) has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection. This can be heard on the past four albums by Five For Fighting, the band name under which he records and performs.
If every album provides snapshots of where an artist’s mind at heart is at the moment, Slice, the latest offering from John Ondrasik (aka Five for Fighting), is a collection of digital jpegs and faded Polaroids. The album takes stories of friends, family and even American servicemen, and sets them to music shot through with the spirit of the great songs of his youth. It’s a diary, or a blog, in which Ondrasik speaks his mind about current issues, experiences and sentiments, while setting those thoughts to piano, bass and drums.
I received the download and started listening right away. I immediately had a few favorites and knew I had to share it with my husband because he would love it also. I was right; he did! I had my mom in the van over the weekend and the CD was playing. She later told me that she liked it too.
The music is very catchy and you will sing them long after you hear them. We listened to it all day on Saturday without getting tired of the songs. I came home and was singing the songs to the kids. I love this CD. LOVE it! It is one of the best CDs I have heard in a very long time… honestly.
2. Note To The Unknown Soldier
5. This Dance
6. Above The Timberline
9. Story Of Your Life
10. Love Can’t Change The Weather
11. Augie Nieto
Tour dates are listed below:
John will be hitting the road in October with An Acoustic Evening with Five For Fighting. The songs are great on record, even better live! Definitely a show worth seeing! To find out about how to get tickets in a market near you, go to his site.
18-Oct Toronto, ON El Mocambo
20-Oct New York, NY City Winery
22-Oct Bay Shore, NY (Long Island) YMCA Boulton Center
23-Oct Uncasville, CT The Wolf Den
24-Oct Washington, DC Jammin Java
26-Oct Boston, MA The Paradise
27-Oct Philadelphia, PA World CafÃ© Live (downstairs)
29-Oct Nashville, TN The Belcourt
30-Oct Chicago, IL Lakeshore
3-Nov Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
5-Nov Seattle, WA Crocodile
6-Nov Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
10-Nov San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
11-Nov Los Angeles, CA Largo at the Coronet
If you are near one of the sites listed, you should go. I can’t even tell you how jealous I am if you do because unfortunately, I won’t be able to see him live.
I am so excited about this giveaway!!!! Not only are you going to get the CD Slice from Five for Fighting, but you are going to get an AUTOGRAPHED copy!!! Isn’t that wonderful???
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Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm (CST) on November 8, 2009. Winner will be drawn by random generator and posted. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond in order to claim their prize. This giveaway is open for residents of the U.S. only.
disclosure: I was given the CD mentioned by One2One Network for the purpose of reviewing it. I did not receive monetary compensation and all thoughts and opinions are mine. Quotes were taken directly from the website mentioned.