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Top New Music Critiques of 2022

Music Connection offers a variety of ways for unsigned artists to receive recognition for creating exceptional music. Each month, for example, our New Music Critiques area spotlights the recordings of a dozen unsigned recording artists. The cream of the 2022 crop is here on the pages before you–25 remarkable recording artists, plus 20 Top Prospects who are too good to be overlooked. Unsigned recording artists of all genres are welcomed to sign up for a free critique at musicconnection.com/reviews/new-music-critiques.

Sarah Harralson  


Style: Country

Creature Canyon  

Web: creaturecanyonmusic.com

Style: Indie Rock

Jack Barksdale   

Web: jackbarksdale.com

Style: Americana

The Waymores  

Web: thewaymores.com

Style: Honky Tonk Americana

Kids That Fly   

Web: kidsthatfly.com

Style: Alternative Pop-Rock

Building Upon The Revelation  

Web: linktr.ee/buildingupontherevelation.com

Style: Progressive Instrumental


Web: linktr.ee/lawandmusic

Style: R&B/Pop


Web: wanderersmusic.com.au

Style: West Coast Sound

Ned and Wendy the Band   

Web: Instagram @nedandwendy_the band

Style: Folk

Possible Oceans    

Web: possibleoceans.com

Style: Indie Rock

Sweet Megg    

Web: Soundcloud

Style: Western Swing, Standards, Blues, Jazz


Web: samortolano.com/music

Style: World Fusion Instrumental

Alana Rich   

Web: alanarich.com

Style: Dance-Pop

David D’Alessio   

Web: daviddalessio.com

Style: Pop, Singer-Songwriter

John Armato   

Web: thedrummerlovesballads.com

Style: Jazz

Jerry Gerber   

Web: jerrygerber.com

Style: Classical-Electronic


Web: zarenae.com

Style: R&B/Pop

Katie Barbato    

Web: katiebarbato.bandcamp.com

Style: Singer-Songwriter


Web: ghostenyc.com

Style: Electro-Pop

Sara Niemietz    

Web: saraniemietz.com

Style: Indie Pop/Rock

Wreckless Strangers photographed in Petaluma, CA on November 20th, 2021 ©Jay Blakesberg

Wreckless Strangers    

Web: wrecklessstrangers.com

Style: Americana

Molly Mahoney    

Web: mollymarymahoney.com

Style: Vocal Jazz, Crossover

David Brookings   

Web: davidbrookings.net

Style: Pop, Rock


Web: linktr.ee/kellzkellzkellz

Style: Hip-Hop/Rap


Web: Spotify

Style: Dark Electronic