Mike Mckenna (Nor'easter Entertainment Magazine)
“With Eagles Might”
This Lehigh Valley native son and GLVMA nominated songwriter, Daimon Price, has re-released his 2012 single, “With Eagles Might”, for this 2016 patriotic season. Daimon describes this as, “a song that reminds Americans that no matter what your beliefs are, no matter what political party you support, we are all one family united under the mighty Eagle of America!” In light of the present climate today in America, this track comes at a time when we need to reaffirm our patriotism to country and not individuals.
With the vocal rasp of a Rod Stewart, the laid back vocal effect of a Don Henley and the acoustic guitar prowess of a John Mellencamp, all these influences come together seamlessly as one listens to this wonderful single. The lyrics will make you take two steps back and notice the feeling being exuded here. His patriotism is undeniably strong as he rips through his telling lyrics.
His roots in Christian Music as well as Classic Rock offer the listener a nice combination of what is real and that retro sound that is popular today. Daimon also imparts his wisdom as a teacher and author to those who seek him out. Check this out, I'm sure you will be as moved as I was. On the Nor'easter Storm Scale, I give this a FORCE 3, WELL DONE!!
Single Review by Michael McKenna
Nor'easter Entertainment Magazine
Mike Mckenna (STEEL NOTE Magazine)
“The Road Home”
Review by Michael “Jacobs” McKenna
Steel Notes Magazine
Daimon Price has been around music for quite a few years. His career began in 1980 first as a drummer and then in 1995 as a guitarist, songwriter and composer. His creativity is heavily influenced by performers such as The Cure, Jars of Clay, John Mellencamp, Tears for Fears, Lifehouse, The Moody Blues and Collective Soul. This music carries with it a wide range of options which can steer Daimon in many different directions.
His CD, The Road Home, is about people who are close to him plus inspiration by his home life and things around him. Daimon doesn't just write songs, he is also a published author and is currently penning a new historical book about his home town.
Recorded at Cat House Studios and consisting of 9 tracks, Daimon kicks things off with “Different Back Then” which looks back on the music he grew up with. This fun little ditty sounds like it came from the 80's with its simple guitar work and a cool fiddle. “My Destiny” is a way cool number about his daughter from the day she was born to present day. The melody and that telltale rasp in his vocals gives this a nice touch. “Bliss to Me” is a mid-tempo acoustic guitar/violin based song that espouses his values and the things that make him happy.
The title track, “The Road Home”, was the official theme song for the 150th Anniversary of the founding of his hometown. I detect a bit of Bob Seger in those vocals. Nice tribute! “Homeland Skies” takes things down to how Daimon feels about his two sons in this telling ballad. 'Spirits Live On” is about the influences Jesus, John Lennon and Martin Luther King had on his life. He incorporates bits of lyrics from Lennon, happenings from MLK and the Lord. Also, this is his first ever tune he wrote on an acoustic guitar.
“Dear Dad” is an open letter to his late step-father that is done in the mold of an early John Mellencamp replete with that signature acoustic and backing rhythm. The piano solo is a nice touch! “Until I Sleep” recounts Daimon's asthma problems when he was a child and how mom was there for him at night. Very well put together! “Legacy” was written on a jet coming home from his fathers funeral. Touching!
Putting it all together, I hear some Americana and folk influences along with some nice ballad-style MOR format music. WELL DONE!
THE ROAD HOME
by: JIM ALLFORD
Daimon Price hails from Slatington, Pa and is continuing his career in the music business. He is a Special Ed teacher in East Stroudsburg, Pa when not doing music. This 9 song album was recorded at CAT HOUSE RECORDING STUDIO with the help of B.U THOMAS in the summer 2014. The musicians that play on this record are: DAIMON PRICE-Vocals, acoustic guitars, piano, drums/percussion; B.U THOMAS-Acoustic guitars, bass, piano, synth, drums/percussion; ROSE PRICE-Viola and MARDOCHEE DADE-Cello. Please check him out at his website: www.daimonprice.com and on Facebook, and Vimeo. He intends to release THE ROAD HOME on vinyl in January 2015.
This album is Daimon's heart and soul for 20 years of songwriting and reflections of his family, hometown and childhood. The album starts out with a song titled, DIFFERENT BACK THEN, in which he reminisces the music from the 1980's. The music itself has a bubble gum feel and his vocals are far different than what you might expect. MY DESTINY is quite a delight as the songs starts out with the viola. The song is written especially for his daughter and is truly a gem. THE ROAD HOME is about the 150th Anniversary of his hometown, Slatington, Pa. I must admit, this song is clearly a stand out on the album, plus, you can see the music video on VIMEO. This song should surely put Slatington, Pa on the map! DEAR DAD is about a letter he wrote to his late Step-dad that had a very positive effect on his life. This song will definitely have a affect on you, one way or another. The melody and lyrics will grow on you. LEGACY is tribute to his late Father. The song was written on a flight from his funeral. He is hoping to pass on his own legacy through his family.
The music reminds me of Micheal W. Smith as the guitar and piano takes the stage. I hope you will go see Daimon live in the near future and let him know I sent you. Also, I highly recommend getting a copy of his album on vinyl or digital download. My hats off to all the musicians that played and are involved on this record. Thank you Daimon for reaching out and please keep in touch.
Rock On, Jim Allford