This is the fourth time that Dylan Cragle has been featured on this site, and for good reason! Dylan is extremely and uniquely talented, in as much as he has been writing and producing his own music ever since I first met him through his YouTube Channel.
His most recent two originals “Nova Scotia (What About Me)“, and “Dance Me”, were written, composed and played by Raining Faith. Raining Faith is a Nashville Tennessee based band, the same band that Dylan worked with on his first original song “He Taught Me” that debuted on his veryfirst introductory article right here on Rivenmaster’s Place!
You can learn more about Raining Faith by visiting the YouTube Channel called Captain Rock. Even before this website was birthed, I heard wonderful things about Randy Pinkelton, better known as (Captain Rock), and how supportive he and the band have been to the young artists they have come in contact with! I salute them for their creative work and their efforts to inspire young budding artists like Dylan!
Dylan recently returned from a trip to Nashville where he worked with Raining Faith in their recording studio, Ruby Mai Studios. Nova Scotia (What About Me), an emotional ballad was first written for Raining Faith. However, as they started working on the song the band members all agreed that they thought Dylan’s vocal would sound amazing for this song and set out to contact him regarding him singing lead on this song. I think that once you have heard this song you will agree with them.
Dylan is an amazing vocalist. This song, like his others, really demonstrates Dylan’s ability to tell a story through his vocals, which are both convincing and moving. Each Dylan Cragle original has a message or story interwoven into the tapestry of the song, which Dylan eloquently reveals through his heartfelt emotional performances.
Some time ago I ran a series of short sidebar weekly articles entitled “The One That Got Away”. Due to the popularity of that series and a few request for repeats, I have decided to include them in this weeks special post. I hope you enjoy this special publication which will now be archived for your convenience.
While this blog is dedicated to featuring unsigned artists we also like to keep you informed about the young artists/idols who have recently come to international fame. When a young artist explodes to stardom before I have an opportunity to introduce them, I sometimes almost feel cheated. What I mean is, youngsters like Greyson Chance who appeared on the Ellen show the very day that I wrote to him about a special article. Or Cody Simpson who exploded so fast that I could not have caught him on a skateboard. Of course while disappointed that I never had the opportunity to do a personal introductory feature article for these boys before the magic of fame called I am honored to support them in their continual successes.
BEFORE THE BLOG:
When I think of treble singers my mind begins to run long before I started this blog! Young artists like Billy Gilman who captured the heart of America with his beautiful song“One Voice”. And of course Joseph McManners who sang like an angel and in fact still has a range that exceeds most singers abilities today at his age.
But the one I want to give tribute to today has matured well beyond the treble stage but still sings with such wonder that I just can’t help but be moved by the expression in his vocals. To say I am deeply moved would not be stretching the truth. This young man is none other than Declan Gelbraith! I first heard Declan singing his song “Tell Me Why” on the Des O’Connor talk show and he blew me away with his performance. He was backed up by a children’s choir and the song had such deep meaning that I had a hard time not becoming emotional. I am a person who enjoys music but music with a message like Declan’s song demonstrated that this young artist was not just a good singer he had something to say! Continue reading “The Ones That Got Away!”