In the middle of the night, when sleep is non existent, YouTube keeps me company as I move through different levels of nostalgia. I sometimes spend hours blasting through a slew of music videos and a few horrendous renditions of my favorite old school songs, and every once in a while I stumble onto something . . .
New Zealand transplant Sammy Johnson, fresh off his fourteen city US tour, releases his third album, Lion Roar. The eight-song EP, which is a blend of island, reggae, and R&B influences with some fresh nuances included, gives an intriguing window into his vocal ability. “The Intro (How Do You)” is an excellent introduction to this record as it sets . . .