Misty Gonzales- ‘Rock & Roll Freedom Show’ Review
By C.W. Ross
After listening to Misty Gonzales music and learning more about her I think that she is a wandering soul from another time. Misty describes her parents as hippies who raised her on classic rock, playing in the mud and incense.
Known to her fans and friends as ‘Freedom Child’ both her music and spirit harkens back to the free sharing times of the 60s & 70s. Part of her giving spirit includes the Indie label Freedom Child Entertainment that she, along with her media mogul partner Tom Wilson, formed together that reaches out to different charities. A portion of the proceeds from ‘Rock & Roll Freedom Show’ will be used to help build a music and quality of life program for Bethany Baptist Christian School, a children’s school located in Cayes Jacmel. Haiti.
The songs found on ‘Rock & Roll Freedom Show’ offer up a blend of classic rock, roots rock, blues and touches of alt. country that somehow all come together and play well as one thanks in part to Gonzales’ vocals that manage to have both a smooth flowing vibe with just the right amount of rock n’ roll grit mixed in with them. It also helped to have veteran and Grammy nominated producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, Korn, James Blunt, Daniel Powter) onboard for the project.
Gonzales musical philosophy found in her songs is all about not letting life get you down and when you come to a road block in your life not letting it deter you from your dreams. Gonzales says, “What I love most about my new album is that I was very honest with my writing and singing, and people are really responding. It’s like everything is laid bare for the world to see,” she continues, “Deep inside, aren’t we all Freedom Children with dreams and visions? Sometimes we just need a little encouragement to step out and reach for them.”
Highlight tracks include the spirited rocking first track, “Go-Getter.” The blues meets roots rock power ballad track, “Have You Been Here Before” and the well done closing track, “Flowers.”
Review Takeaway: On ‘Rock & Roll Freedom Show’ Misty Gonzales’ talent shines as bright as The North Star does on a clear night. If you’re tired of the recent proliferation of wanna be female rock singers, then do yourself a favor and become one of Gonzales’ fans that she affectionately calls, ‘Freedom Children.’