Some folks make music because they want to -- others do it because they have no choice. Sarah Borges clearly falls into the latter category, the kind of person whose DNA would read like a musical chart if you mapped it out on paper. Diamonds in the Dark, Borges’ second album, spells that out in lush detail, with every plaintive vocal twist and every rollicking guitar turn offering up proof that the Massachusetts native knows her way around American music’s roots.
Songwriter, singer, and bassist Kimon Kirk’s first full-length album, Songs For Society, was released on September 8th, 2011. As a sideman, Kimon has played the bass and provided harmony vocals for such artists as Aimee Mann, Grant Lee Phillips, Amy Correia, and Ramona Silver, and was an original member of Session Americana, winners of two Boston Music Awards. Songs For Society was recorded in Kirk’s old and new hometowns of Boston and Los Angeles The album is something of a pop-music throwback, touching on themes that range from the old west to ’40?s jazz, while remaining a rock n’ roll effort at heart.