Sun King Rising at their Soulful Best on “Signs and Wonders” LP

How do you define music? Is it just a blend of sounds pleasing to the ears or is it something more? Music is a universal language, it’s an art, it’s a way of expression, it’s a journey, and sometimes, it’s just pure magic. One such magical journey has been created by John Blangero in his latest album as Sun King Rising, “Signs & Wonders”. This is not just any music album; it’s an experience, a journey through various music eras and genres, crafted beautifully by the maestro, Blangero himself.

John Blangero’s debut album as Sun King Rising, “Delta Tales,” certainly raised his profile within the music scene. But with “Signs & Wonders”, he has proven that he is not a one-hit wonder. The new album reflects his growth as a songwriter and piano player, and a deepening of his roots in the classic rock scene. The album carries a strong undertone of delta blues and seventies rock, a signature of Sun King Rising. It’s also peppered with soulful numbers, taking the listening experience to the next level.

Blangero’s vocals in “Signs & Wonders” are powerful, raw, and packed with emotion. His voice brings to life the essence of each song, taking the listeners on a roller coaster of emotions. His piano playing prowess is on full display throughout the album, adding a soulful touch to the classic rock sound. The combination of his soulful piano playing and powerful vocals are the heart of this mesmerizing album.

The album strikingly combines various musical elements, crafting a unique sound that is both refreshing and nostalgic.
One of the standout tracks is “Lanterns on the Levee”, a perfect blend of delta blues and seventies rock, showcasing Blangero’s versatility as a songwriter and pianist. There’s also an undeniable influence from Motown classics, which lends an interesting twist to the rock ‘n’ roll sound.

The music of “Signs & Wonders” is not just limited to classic rock and soul. There are tracks that take you back to the golden era of gospel and blues, refreshing your memories and warming your soul, while exploring a whole new musical realm. The album takes us on an extraordinary musical journey, with each song telling a different story and each note hitting a different chord in our hearts.There is a touch of raw emotion in each song – be it the bluesy grit in “Buried In The Blues Again” or the high-energy rock in “Jubal Takes A Wife”. Each track makes you feel something, and that’s the true power of music.

“Signs & Wonders” is not just a musical album; it’s a cocktail of different music genres, perfectly mixed and served to quench the thirst of music lovers. Whether you’re a fan of delta blues, classic rock, or soul music, this album has it all. The album is bound to attract both old and new fans, thanks to its accessible and engaging music. “Signs & Wonders” is not just an album; it’s a musical masterpiece, encapsulating the genius of John Blangero and the spirit of Sun King Rising. This is music at its best – pure, raw, and soulful. It is a true testament to the power of music and the genius of John Blangero. Weaving together different musical threads, Blangero has created a tapestry of sound that will resonate with listeners for years to come.

“Signs & Wonders” is not just about the music; it’s about the experience – the experience of being taken on a musical journey, of feeling the raw emotions, of witnessing the genius of a true artist. It’s about the journey from the first note to the last, and everything in between. This album is a testament to the power of music, and the brilliance of John Blangero. As you listen to the album, you will find yourself swept away by the powerful vocals, the captivating piano melodies, and the soulful rhythm. It’s like a breath of fresh air in the world of music. So, if you’re a music lover looking for something unique and soulful, “Signs & Wonders” by Sun King Rising should be on your playlist.