John Fries – U.S. 50

John Fries – U.S. 50

John Fries “U.S. 50”
Local Band Review CD Review
By Tamyra Davis

John Fries

John Fries

Well hey there. Welcome back! Today has been a glorious day for your favorite cd reviewer. I was handed a box, yes a box! full of music to review.  It’s Christmas in August. So, here I sit on a Friday night (that’s dedication or possibly exhaustion) listening to the latest and greatest to come out of Connecticut.

John Fries. My, oh my. The moment the first track began to play, I knew.  What did I know? That this album was going to be fanfuc*ingtastic.

“Another Love” is the first track on John’s 4th studio album.  A breakup song told while knee-deep in the pain and confusion of it all. That pain can be heard with every wail that escapes through John’s impassioned voice. It draws you in.

Listen “Vacancy” & “Another Love”

US 50” immediately reminded me of a lyric by the Black Crowes, “Ask me why another read song, funny but I bet you never left home”.  It’s from the song,  “Wiser Time”.  “US 50” is that. A great road song about two people headed down two different roads and he “had to go”.

“My Dearest” has some great guitar work that can’t be ignored. I never knew stalking could sound so sexy.

“US 50” is just a stellar album from start to finish. If you love the blues, you will love this album. If you love Rock n Roll, you will love this album. If you love singer songwriters, yup, you guessed it. You will love it.  It will become a permanent part of my playlist as soon as I am done writing this review.

“U. S. 50” is available now on iTunes.  You can also check out his website at               

OK, I’m done. So GO!  Go pick up John’s latest album.  Stop reading this and Go.  I mean it.  Beat it!!!.

You+The Music=The Scene.  Support local music.


Tamyra Davis

A singer in her own right, Tamyra Davis has been performing with local bands and as a solo act for 20 years after graduating from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. She was chosen to perform for Hartford’s hands across America program and was approached by the Rev. Jesse Jackson backstage who proclaimed “Girl you have pipes”.

Tam has been singing since the ripe old age of 5 years old when her mother caught her doing an entire performance of the Captain and Tenille’s version of “You better shop around” in the front seat of her Cadillac. Born and raised in Southington, CT Tamyra was fortunate to grow up in a house full of music and studied voice through private lessons and master classes. Her appreciation for the “art” of music is what brought her to LBR and we are pleased to have her on board.

Tamyra lives in Berlin, CT with her boyfriend, a drummer and master vinyl collector and two dogs. She has a 16 year old son who is a blogger himself on all things sports. Tam serves on the Board of Directors for Bikers Against Animal Cruelty who help abused and neglected animals and she is happily jamming with some of her favorite bands while doing occasional reunion shows with UnCovered , the band she fronted until she decides on her next adventure.

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