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Second Chance

Go With Me: Second Chance

Reviewed by John Lee of INNER VOICE MAGAZINE

Second Chance, is the second offering by Indie crossover band, Go With Me. This eclectic collection of 15 tracks (that’s right, 15!) tells the stories of love and heartache (mostly heartache), life and its struggles, and God’s grace (in the form of second chances).

All the songs are original compositions by songwriter/bassist Bob Idakaar. Idakaar teams up with friend and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Gatewood, vocalist Rich Ortiz, and a talented team of accomplished musicians to record this collection of rock/folk-flavored songs (with touch of reggae) geared for the “seasoned” listener. For those of us who grew up listening to classic rock before they became classics, this album offers listeners their second chance to relive that musical era (minus the negative messages). Produced by Idakaar and Gatewood, this album flashed me back to shades of Neil Young, Eric Clapton and even Bob Marley.

Ortiz’s lead vocals, a cross between Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton, really shine in the inspirational piece, “Calm Water,” one of the standouts on this album. The recording quality is superior, as you can hear the acoustic instruments and vocals burst through brilliantly. On the inside sleeve of the CD cover, Idakaar thanks God for his second chance at life and music. He certainly made the most of it here with this wonderfully produced CD.

The Bottom Line:
John
: Master musicians who offer their own mature (and family-friendly) brand of rock with a positive message.
Delia: I appreciated the variety of sounds on this album… some gentle and peaceful while others lively, passionate, and spirited.
Jim: A very high quality production… My favorite track is “Calm Water.”

www.gowithme.info
www.autarkeiarecords.com

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GoWithMe - Second Chance Album Reviews

GO WITH ME-Second Chance-IMPRESSIVE!!!
author: Gina H
You must listen to "Calm Water"! This song can easily become (and should be) part of a movie soundtrack. The lyrics are absolutely beautiful and inspirational. Beautifully written by songwriter/bassist Bob Idakaar, this entire album takes you on a journey of life that all can relate to. The musicians are a collection of multi-talented individuals. You can hear the quality sound of every instrument in each song. After listen to all 15 songs, it left me wanting more...!!

Impressive>>>
author: John D
This is a just great record. Plenty of top 10 individual cuts to choose from, but it's even better when experienced as a single work from beginning to end. I found myself singing hooks and choruses of songs I'd heard only once - to me, a really good measure of the musicality and craftsmanship of the lyric. Each song seemed to remind of something. A place, a person, even just a feeling. It's fresh and different, and at the same time, very comfortable. Buy it. You'll thank me.

Go with Me
author: Rosemarie Raimo
As a fan of this band I was very excited and proud of this album in particular. The work on "Hard Times" is very timely and appropriate to our country's struggles.. The band has a far greater sense of cohesion, enjoyment and maturity. My personal favorites include "Lonely in a Crowd" and "Sparrow". Again they seem to have the ability to provide songs that can be enjoyed by not only my generation but also my children and mother! Honestly there is something to be enjoyed by all, you will find yourself humming along!

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GoWithMe - EVERYTHING ALMOST NEVER HAPPENS Album Reviews

A "Must Have!"
author: Tom Pratt
Love this CD! A lot of creativity mixed with excellent production. Really like “Alien Girlfriend”. Waiting for an opportunity to play it for a friend who really needs to hear it. The coolest tune is “You’re the One for Me” The bass playing is choice! “Skitzo” has a Steppin Wolf kind of groove, another favorite of mine. “I’ll Take You there” has that soulful ate 60s groove thang goin on. The title cut, a kind of laid back spacey tune has a great message. So do most of the tunes in the album. I highly recommend this album as one of those that grows on you every time you listen to it. It really has something for everybody’s musical palette. (Even my fussy one)

EVERYTHING ALMOST NEVER HAPPENS DELIVERS!
author: Ron Delco
DID YOU EVER LISTEN TO A SONG AND FEEL IT HIT YOU IN THE HEART WITH A MEMORY OF A SPECIFIC EVENT OR MIILESTONE IN YOUR LIFE? THIS cd DID THAT FOR ME,B UT, DID IT WITH SEVERAL SONGS.AN ANONOMOUS CHRISTMAST GIFT WRAPPED IN A CD BABY BOX OPENED INTO MORE THAN A RANDOM BIT OF MUSIC TO LISTEN TO. 2008 HAD BEEN A HARD YEAR FOR ME PERSONALLY AND FINANCIALLY. THIS WEIRD DIFFERENT CD GAVE ME A FEELING LIKE SOMEONE ELSE WAS WHERE I HAVE BEEN IN LIFE AND MANAGED TO CAPTURE IT IN MUSIC. NOT ONLY DID I THINK THE PRODUCTION WAS GREAT, BUT, THE SONGS WERE TIMELY AND RELEVANT. THERE WERE 2 SONGS THAT I DID NOT LOVE, BUT THOUGHT THEY WERE DONE WELL, MAYBE I AM TOO YOUNG TO RELATE.... BUT THE REST OF THEM ARE INCREDIBLE. A LOT OF DIFFERENT STYLES,GENRES AND THE EMOTIONS THAT FOLLOW. I LIKED THE MUSIC, THE MESSAGE AND FEELING THAT LIFE IS PRETTY GREAT EVEN IN HARD TIMES WHEN YOU CAN PUT THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE. IT IS A GOOD DARN PIECE OF CREATIVITY AND I HOPE IT MAKES IT ONTO THE MAINSTREAM VENUES SO OTHERS CAN HEAR SOMETHING OF SUBSTANCE INSTEAD OF SO MUCH EMPTYNESS THEY CALL MUSIC THAT MAKES IT THESE DAYS. 4 STARS, 2 THUMBS UP AND HOPE THIS BAND GOES FAR! RONNY D.

Go With Me
author: rosemarie Raimo
I found this album had a song for every mood joyful, soulful, reflective, spiritual, etc etc... I often found myself singing out loud and smiling!!! Absolutely a boost in my day! Thank you

eveything almost never happens
author: james timson
I happened onto this record by accident. It is a real tribute to independent music of all genres. There is a song for every age from 17 to 70 to like. The production is great and yet not too perfect like many modern records are these days. Some of these songs seem like they'd make great songs for a movie. Maybe because it is different and full of variety is why it appeals so much to me. Hope they do another album and that they make it into the mainstream music arena! I listen to this CD at least 2 times a week!

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