Vin Lamar
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Vin Lamar

Sarasota, Florida, United States | SELF

Sarasota, Florida, United States | SELF
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Vin Lamar - Album Vin Lamar
Vin Lamar is a totally new name to me as I'm sure he his to most of you guys, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I put this CD on firstly it's a twelve track album of self penned songs. It soon becomes apparent that Vin as a thoughtful probing mind, these songs explore every avenue of relationships, and manage to come up with new angles of old themes. This is not a dancers album although like most albums there are tracks you could dance too.
Vin sets about giving the listener something to enjoy and explore, his vocals are excellent the musicians are second to none. The songs are about love and relationships probing just about every angle from meeting to marriage and break up. At first listening you may like me wonder what all the fuss is about but after a couple of plays you will really appreciate the subtlety of this album, Vin has a quality about him that will guarantee his success. Buy the album and keep listening is my advice you won't be disappointed.
Track Listing,
Track 1 Parchment Paper - a song about spreading love around, because love keeps you alive.
Track 2 Love Speaks - a beautiful song about the niceness of love and how it can affect you.
Track 3 House of Fire - a melting pot kind of song.
Track 4 In The Love - A love song to the woman in his life.
Track 5 We Have Joined Together - a self explanatory song title great song nonetheless.
Track 6 Forever - Telling the girl of his dreams that forever she'll be his in his heart and thoughts. nice rhythm.
Track 7 In The Basement - A song about being down exploring your feelings and all that it entails.
Track 8 The Eyewitness - A tale of relationship breakup - great rhythm
Track 9 Beauty is the Art - a beautiful tale of stepping out of a comfort zones to find and follow love, love this song.
Track 10 Fittin' In - every now and then you hear a clever song and this is one of them it is basically about not stepping out of line so you fit in. dance track.
Track 11 Stoke the Fire - a song about wanting passion in life - great rhythm.
Track 12 Spread Your Wings - you can't live unless you spread your wings and fly

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Discography

"Vin Lamar" a twelve song CD released in January 2007.
Singles released to radio from the CD include "Fittin' In", "Parchment Paper", "Forever" and "Stoke the Fire"

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Vin Lamar’s debut album received radio airplay throughout the US and Europe. His latest single “The Eyewitness” was ranked in the top 30 New Music Weekly indie chart.

Born in Lancaster Pennsylvania, Vincent Lamar Buckwalter has been writing and performing music for over 30 years. Vin began writing songs in high school and when attending college in Kansas he produced two albums of original work. After graduation he located to Sarasota where he formed the band “Ridin’ High”. Shortly thereafter he was offered a job at a resort in Ohio where he played in a country trio called the “Buck Nelson Band” and fronted such acts as Barbara Mandrel and Ronnie McDowell. Not able to survive the northern winters, Vin again moved to Sarasota in the early 80”s and helped form the band “Stryker” in 1985. As the keyboard player in this band fronted by two female singers Vin learned to play the stack (4) of keyboards while he entertained with his original costumes and hats, harmonies and occasional lead vocals.

Vin fronted the band "Stryker" from 1992 through 2000 and was renowned for his “Talking Heads” set and his passion on stage. The band released an original CD in 1995 with lyrics and melody lines written by Vin. Performers appearing on stage with Vin during those years include Tommy Shaw of Styx, Tom Shultz of Boston, and Brian Johnson of AC/DC.

Focusing the last several years on his songwriting and recording career, Vin Lamar is an intense performer who can reach listeners in an engaging and charismatic way. Vin has dedicated himself to writing songs as a way of processing the changes in his personal life. Music has always been the way he releases pent up emotional energy and because of this he connects to a lot of people through his original works. Vin performs his music on piano and acoustic guitar and is accompanied by saxophonist Richard Thompson and drummer Ricky Skoyec