CD REVIEW: George Stanford "Roll Away"

George Stanford is an artist unlike many making music right now. He's the guy that takes a chance and does things his own way, without compromising who he is as a musician. He mixes soul with pop and rock in such a way that none of the three genres take control of any of the others. Although the EP is short with only five tracks, it's a graduation from his debut, sounding much more organic. The title track is funky and full of great rock energy. His duet with Lissie, "Don't Be The One," is lyrically incredible and showcases the two singers' magical voices. "Meet Me In L.A." sums up what it is to take a chance on being a professional musician, moving to L.A. and trying to make it. George Stanford is a true talent, and his new tunes are surely some of his finest yet.