Friday, January 18, 2013

Aaron & Jennifer are a Blaze!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - GUITARISTS, AARON KUSTERER AND FORMER MICHAEL JACKSON SIDEWOMAN, JENNIFER BATTEN, JOIN FORCES ON NEW ROCK SINGLE


Honolulu, HI January 16, 2013 - Buddy Blaze artist, Aaron Kusterer, has teamed up with former Michael Jackson guitarist, Jennifer Batten to release a new instrumental rock single entitled, The Melting Pot.

"This single has been a blast to put together with Jennifer", says Kusterer. "She is a wonderful person and player; it doesn't get any better than that sort of a combination."

Prior to The Melting Pot, Kusterer has released several albums and has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine (Dec. '11). In addition to this project, he has just finished producing a new collaborative effort for Buddy Blaze Fine Electric Instruments which is due out on January 20.

'The Melting Pot' will be released Tuesday, January 22, on Steve Vai's Digital Nations (www.digital-nations.com). To get a sneak preview, head over to www.aaronkusterer.com!
www.jenniferbatten.com (Jennifer Batten appears courtesy of Lion Music)



Monday, January 14, 2013

Jen Haugland's Deep Heartfelt Worship




Songwriter, Musician and Speaker, Jen Haugland's latest EP "Your Love Comes After Me" proves to be worship that infiltrates the soul.

Jen calls this project an expression of hope and healing. And after listening to it several times, I believe her. Because these are her songs, her stories. And heard, are the ingredients of pride, selfishness, pain, dispair, redemption, forgiveness, grace, mercy, hope . . . LOVE.


Track listing:

Build This Santuary

It Is Well

Your Love Comes After Me

My Heart’s Desire

Kingdom Come



Every song is a solid piece of work. And with the quality of musicianship and engineering, the listener can truly hear Jen's heart. Leann Albrecht lends her voice to "My Heart's Desire," with husband Carl, renown drummer, on his kit.

I wouldn't say that vocally, this is the best singing I've ever heard in the technical sense. But in this case, it doesn't matter. Every song conveys sooo much! They are so heartfelt, so deep. No one, BUT Jen could sing them, with the exception of Leann : )

I recently heard Jen speak. And I almost wish that the EP had an accompanying CD of the stories behind the songs. The songs were the "soundtrack" to her story. Listening to her pour out her life, with the songs beautifully woven into her biography as she spoke, made each song comprehendable and that much more meaningful. The look on the faces of those in the room seemed to have confirmed my thoughts. . . she had hit a nerve with many there that night. I'm sure there were some who arrived feeling that no one understood where they were in their season of life and may have left feeling "heard" and encouraged.

"Your Love Comes After Me" IS an album of hope AND an album of healing.


Check out Jen's website, Jen Haugland Music for more info.