Featured Listens is a weekly column which highlights three songs by artists from around the Grand Strand in an effort to help promote local music.
Andrew Jernigan "Your Leaving Eyes"
This Georgetown native and HGTC student describes himself as a "high-energy singer-songwriter," a tag which seems to be a plea to not be lumped in with the masses of boring, folksy players that often clutter up the acoustic genre. However, a quick listen to his music is enough to convince you that Jernigan is more than just your average solo strummer.
Browsing the selection of tunes off of his album "What's Left of Your Heart" (get it here via Reverbnation) the aformentioned energy is evident in tracks such as the bluesy, classic rock tune "Pray For Rain" and "Friends Until Five." However, Jernigan really excels at the more subtle moments within the aptly-titled "Subtleties of You" and the above featured track.
"Your Leaving Eyes" is well-crafted ballad/break-up song that showcases not only the young singer's writing but also delicate, broken vocals.
Sky Falls Down "I Know The One"
Sky Falls Down is a Christian Rock band (formerly know as "Least of Three") based in Myrtle Beach. The band, consisting of Allen Armstrong (drums), Chip Croft (vocals/guitar), Randy Elswick (guitar) and Erik Illingworth (bass guitar), is signed with Tate Music Group a record label based in Oklahoma City.
With a sound comparable to acts such as Lenny Kravitz, Black Stone Cherry, Third Day and Alterbridge they bring a little excitement to the genre with tracks such as "I Know The One" which you probably wouldn't notice was Christian Rock without someone telling you.
According to Elswick, their schedule consist of mostly Christian festivals, so be on the look out for the band out and about this summer.
Precise Difference feat. Dilly "Dreamers"
This track comes to us from Myrtle Beach's own Precise Difference, a hip-hop producer and lyricist who refers to himself as the "missing link" on the local hip-hop scene.
This 24-year-old, multi-talented artist has worked with many of the beach's brightest up and coming rappers as well as churning out his own tunes in the form of his "Auditorial Expressions" mixtape (available FREE here).
The track "Dreamers" initially caught our eye stricly based on beat alone, a pounding track with an infectious, sped-up hook. However, after a few more listens the lyrical skills laid down by Precise and fellow MB MC Dilly are actually pretty impressive as well.