The guitarist and songwriter known as Stephen Lantz has released his latest instrumental single, “Rockin’ at the Cabin.” The track is the third single release from Lantz in 2015, preceded by his “High Sonority” and “Chasin’ the Sunbeams” tracks which appeared on digital music shelves around the world in April. Like his previous releases, “Rockin’ at the Cabin” has been proudly published as an independent single without the influence of the corporate music industry. With a groove that rolls like the ocean and power that builds like a tide, “Rockin’ at the Cabin” showcases Stephen Lantz as one of the indie music scene’s most expert guitarists and intuitive songwriters.
Music by Stephen Lantz tends toward the true classic-rock sound, though “Rockin’ at the Cabin” has elements of alt- rock songwriting as well, making it somewhat akin to the early acoustic songs of Pearl Jam. Rooted in the active, vibrant acoustic guitar playing which has made Lantz’s single tracks stand out in a scene populated by synthetic instrumentation, Lantz’s songs have that unmistakably American tone which recalls the influence of country, folk and bluegrass on the classic rock of the ’60s and ’70s.
Lantz has variously cited as artistic inspirations Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, Cream, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Eagles, Front Range, Hot Rize, Lester Flatt, Merle Haggard and Jerry Jeff Walker. These influences can be heard in every aspect of his music. “Rockin’ at the Cabin” has the same warmth and natural feel of the Eagles, the casual aggression of the Rolling Stones, and the unpretentious beauty of Peter, Paul and Mary.
“Rockin’ at the Cabin” is a highly narrative piece of instrumental rock. Listening to it is an easygoing, yet upbeat jog through a sonic landscape that is almost palpable. Strident guitar notes dance like eddies of wind in trees. The music fan almost smells pine. Were the song’s title not suggestive of the forest, its exceptionally American character would still evoke images of grass in sunshine, wildlife at a full run, and other earthy, Midwestern vignettes.
Speaking of the themes of his new single, Lantz writes: “My long and very close friends own a cabin in the Colorado mountains. In our younger, post-college days we were in a band together and had a blast playing all kinds of gigs. My wife and I were visiting our friends at the cabin recently and we were jammin’ when the rhythm guitar part for this new song just popped into my head. When I got home, I recorded it.”
A humble music artist though one of the highest caliber, Lantz insists that his songs aren’t attempts at fortune and glory.
“As always,” he writes, “my goal in recording and releasing music is simply to offer musical enjoyment to the world.”
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