Thursday, May 8, 2014

Blues Become Ever So Blue

                                                Bluesy Master: Bria Kelly

The first episode of the Voice Season 6 ended with an absolute stunner with a timely voice unheard of in the midst of the pop-garbage lying around today. Bluesy Master Bria absolutely has the right to call herself of such a title after her stupendous bluesy take on Steamroller Blues that ABSOLUTELY WON ME OVER AS A FAN. Bluesy Master Bria made her first appearance on national television in NBC's "other reality talent competition" America's Got Talent Season 7, where she was recognized as a talented COUNTRY singer who survived all the way to the notorious Season 7 Semifinals. However, none of us never knew that Bluesy Master Bria contained a classic-soul, raspy, gritty, and bluesy sound deep within her. So to have all these things and ALSO a country-like/rock sound, Bluesy Master Bria had EVERYTHING she needed to win The Voice. Unfortunately, her audition song WAS her PEAK while on the show, as her latter song choices were not exactly ideal for her voice.

                                      Bluesy Master Bria wins the world with Steamroller Blues

Bluesy Master Bria possesses an AMAZING voice, but unfortunately the blues genre has not been appreciated as much as it ought to by all the dumbass tweens  in America. Therefore, to go with more current songs, Mr. Raymond (Bluesy Master Bria's coach) decided to develop a "versatility" in Bluesy Master Bria's voice by giving her songs from a variety of genres.

Following her masterful performance of Steamroller Blues, Bluesy Master Bria performed a duet with Miss Tess Boyer on Janis Joplin's iconic Piece of My Heart, which needless to say was still a reasonable choice for Bluesy Master Bria as it allowed her to take advantage of her raspy/rocky/soulful voice, but I already felt that Bluesy Master Bria should have headed in the vintage soul music direction, where her voice is at the best. Bluesy Master Bria's rocky side is not as strong as her soulful/bluesy component, and at times I felt she screamed too much in the performance. I agree, Miss Boyer took this one.

                                     Bluesy Master Bria vs Miss Tess Boyer on Piece of My Heart

Then, Bluesy Master Bria partnered with Darling Madilyn Paige on a special performance of I'll Stand By You, which was a nice performance indeed but kind of lackluster. Bluesy Master Bria's voice simply does not fit such a song and thus she sounded off-key at moments. Between the two, I actually thought that Darling Madilyn Paige beat Bluesy Master Bria on the song. But had Bluesy Master Bria been stolen by Mister Shelton, perhaps she can revive her country/bluesy side a bit more as Mister Shelton does tap into the bluegrass and bluesy side as he is more "Southern".

                                              Bluesy Master Bria vs. Darling Madilyn Paige

For the Playoffs, Bluesy Master Bria then performed Rolling Stones' (Susan Boyle's) Wild Horses, unleashing her grit and raspy vocals. Needless to say, this was probably her second best performance next to Steamroller Blues in my opinion. Bluesy Master Bria showcased her growls and yodel very much, but in the power scale, she seemed a bit... middling.

                                         Bluesy Master Bria rasps out her rendition of Wild Horses

For her first live performance, Bluesy Master Bria covered Adele's Rolling In The Deep, which... wasn't very good. Bluesy Master Bria does not have as much power as Adele, and this was not exactly a good song choice for her as she struggled with the high notes and the belts. She growled a lot, and it did not fit the song's style at all. Her performance overall was kind of off-tuned at the belting parts, while her soulful runs on the smoother parts saved her.

                                          Bluesy Master Bria gives her rendition on this Adele hit.

Finally, Bluesy Master Bria covered Miss Avril Lavigne's I'm With You, which honestly was NOT her WORST performance. (Shut up Levine Adam). Bluesy Master Bria attempted to show her more fragile, tone-downed side by offering some of her falsetto notes (that we finally see since her performance on America's Got Talent of Pink's Perfect) and more gentle runs. Levine Adam jumped at the opportunity and debased the performance, and the other coaches were not too keen on it either. Visibly, Blusey Master Bria was shaken as she cried as she left the stage. I swear, I wanted to grab Levine Adam through the TV screen and strangle him for saying such things. I tried to save her by offering 500 votes, but deep down I knew she was going home after the bullshit uttered from the coaches' mouths.

                           Bluesy Master Bria gives a heartfelt performance of an Avril Lavigne hit.

And it happened the next day, Bluesy Master Bria attempted to reverse the odds by giving one last chance performance of Crazy On You. It was a very good performance reminiscent of her audition with Steamroller Blues. But when the twitter votes started showing up, I knew that the people were not with her anymore. Simply put, Bluesy Master Bria gradually declined from her audition with less-than-ideal song choices. As a coach, I personally felt that Mister Raymond would have a stronger reception had he given Bluesy Master Bria more bluesy songs or vintage soulful songs like Gary Moore's Still Got The Blues, Guns and Roses' November Rain, Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World, Dust My Broom, Muddy Waters' I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man. Bluesy Master Bria could have cemented herself by reinventing Chuck Berry's iconic Johnny B. Goode. Bluesy Master Bria could have also done a breakout song by covering the legendary blues anthem Sweet Home Chicago by Robert Johnson. Mr. Raymond, Bluesy Master Bria was right, she WAS born in the wrong generation of music. The mainstream music today is an absolute trash-wreck wasteland with shameless people like Levine Adam, Justine Boobieb, Cyrus the Whore, Lil' Wayne, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown, Jay Z., Kanye West, and all them other tasteless morons having spots dishonoring the Billboard Charts. Bluesy Master Bria is a lost voice, she is the renascence of TRUE American music of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s.

                                               1935 Blues Anthem: Sweet Home Chicago

To give respect to ALL of Bluesy Master Bria's televised performances, please check out her two performances on America's Got Talent.

                                                 Bluesy Master Bria sings Miranda Lambert's
                                                                 Gunpowder & Lead 

                                                  Bluesy Master Bria gives an emotional spin
                                                                     on Pink's Perfect 

Since Bluesy Master Bria is a lost relic still waiting to spread her wings, we will continue to support her even more post-Voice career, as she has reaped exposure on national television from the show. Also, Mr. Raymond has promised to "keep in touch with her", and we sure hope that he isn't a fraud like Levine Adam was to Empress Melanie Martinez and Miss Amanda Brown. Bluesy Master Bria most certainly does not deserve to be forgotten. Her vintage-esque star potential shone brightly all over the nation the night she rocked the ass off of Steamroller Blues!


While we're at it, please take your first step in supporting Bluesy Master Bria by subscribing to her Youtube Channel, and then friending her on Facebook.


Here is the link to her Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BriaKelly?safe=active


Here is her Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bria-Kelly/139477619425172


To keep in touch with Bluesy Master Bria follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BriaKelly


Go to her ITunes page today!: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bria-kelly/id540606932


Please continue supporting Bluesy Master Bria's long voyage in the music business. THANK YOU!!! :)