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"Onward to Avalon" (Rating: Five Broomsticks) Some of you may already know of Jack Montgomery from his writing, but he’s also an excellent musician and lyricist. His rich, compelling voice and deft playing really bring these songs to life. Several other talented vocalists and musicians join him for this album. Featured instruments include keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, tambourine, and mandolin…"Onward to Avalon" has a wonderful folk flavor, the lyrics ranging from mythic to spiritual…The instrumental tracks are indeed nice for meditation, too. Highly recommended. See rest of review at WitchesAndPagans.com.
"Onward to Avalon" by Jack Montgomery is a collection of magical and mythical songs with an overwhelming passion of telling a spiritual story through Celtic and folk music. Jack Montgomery has outdone himself with this one-hour CD. No matter how many times I listen to it, I am swept away by it. My favorite songs "Isis" and "Sea of Forgetfulness" are amazing, with the rest telling a story, each in its own right being worth its weight in gold, as well. This CD is a must for a car trip or maybe for a small house party as background music. You can purchase this CD at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/jackmontgomery
"Everywhere I Look" by Jack Montgomery – a truly impressionable CD, the first song "Next to You" quickly became my new love song. This collaboration of songs contains every genre from country, Celtic, folk rock, the blues to even a love song. You can’t help but even do a little toe tapping. I was very impressed with Mr. Montgomery’s "Roots of Oak," and his song "Reflection" will definitely make you stop and think and appreciate what you have in life right now. For those of you who enjoy folk music with a twist, this is a must have. He has a smooth voice that at first I couldn’t quite place until I heard "Little Match Girl" and I thought of Neil Diamond. I know, Celtic and Jewish, but the Croon is still there. What can I say, I am showing my age. Jack Montgomery has a glorious voice to listen to and the talent to write the songs to sing with it. You can find his CD at: http://cdbaby.com/mp3lofi/jackmontgomery2-01.m3u
“Members of Celtic trio kick off festival, host Diversity stage September 28, 2012. Start the festival right with a performance of traditional Celtic and Indian-based music with three-part vocals and varied instrumentation from Watersprite. Get to know members Molly Kerby and Jack and Lesley Montgomery better as they lead you through the day’s entertainment on the Diversity Stage.”
“Superbly crafted ~ Deceptively simple sound gives way to a depth of musicianship. It includes songs to make you laugh, hum along, tap your toes, and just zone blissfully away on the waves of sound. Another one in the win column for this group!”
“CD Review: "Watersprite" by Jack Montgomery ~ An album with no filler, Jack Montgomery’s "Watersprite" takes the best of traditional Celtic music and combines it with lyrics and sounds to make something completely new. ~ A tremendous amount of talent can be heard on this album, and it is as diverse, interesting, and fun as the songs themselves. "Watersprite" offers toe-tapping jams that will offer a laugh, such as “Port-a-Potty Blues,” but also features soulful tunes, like “Only Love Survives.” This album is truly a mixture of old and new, poignant and funny, and wonderful and weird… in the best sense of the word. ~ About the author: Crystal Bowling is an author, blogger, and long-time nail biter. She currently works at WKU Libraries and spends her spare time writing silly country songs and buying trinkets at the local consignment shops. You can learn more about her on her website: sloppywords.net”