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Annemarie Picerno and Bob McGilpin - 'Money Pain'

Annemarie Picerno has teamed up with renowned Nashville producer Bob McGilpin on her latest hit single, "Money Pain." Bob McGilpin's first release was 1978's "Superstar" on Butterfly records which became a Billboard hit along with "Sexy Thing" and "When You Feel Love." He had multiple major label record deals with Casablanca, RCA, and Butterfly/MCA and landed three #1 hits on the coveted Billboard Dance Charts. Annemarie Picerno is a Grammy member, Americana Music Association member, and Indie Collaborative Artist. She has won a Josie Music Award, a 2019 The Gran Royale Music Award, and a LDM Radio Award. She has performed in theater, bands in every musical genre, comedy shows, film, radio and television. Some of her song can be found on the popular Bongo Boy Records albums. She has topped indie radio charts with her powerful voice and harmonies in rock, pop, blues, and American Roots.

Opening with an expressive, wailing melodic guitar riff, "Money Pain" is an empty-pocket blues number that everyone can relate to, especially during these trying times. The song's contagious dance-blues track is filled with smoky, cool electric organ, distinctive blues guitar, thumping bass and rockin' drums. Slick guitar solos weave around the verses in an upper register adding a hot touch to this cool blues song.

Songwriters Bob McGilpin and Larry Morton have written an addictive hook that you will be singing in your head over and over. "I ain't got nothing but money pain."

Against the head bopping track are the outstanding vocals of singer extraordinaire, Annemarie PIcerno and music icon Bob McGilpin. Together these two fantastic performers dig soulfully into the lyrics giving a riveting performance. A swapping of verses before joining together in unison octaves gives the song an engaging format that keeps your ears locked in. "I opened my mail box, nothing but bills. A house with no heat gave my blues the chills. I lost my job now everything’s changed. I ain’t got nothing but money pain."

Picerno and McGilpin are a musical match made in heaven as each of their polished vocal talents ignites the flames of good rocking blues. Together, they, set the grip of the almighty dollar bill on musical fire.

Some of the song's most memorable moments are found in the harmonies and background vocals sung by Picerno. She unleashes a fervent and exciting vocal performance hitting melodies in the upper octave that perfectly compliment McGilpin's earthy voice. Her improved vocal moments are equally impressive. The shear energy between the two singers is undeniable.

Like all popular blues songs, the story and the way it is communicated is at the heart of the song's success, and the story of "Money Pain" is as timely as it gets. The lyrics will resonate with musicians and people all over the country right now. The lyrics are kept tongue-and-cheek and entertaining as hell with lines like "I’d sell my soul for a dollar or two, Devil said no thanks, you’re born to lose" and this reviewer's favorite line, "I’d buy a lotto ticket and things might change, but I ain’t got nothing but money pain.

"Money Pain" delivers an entertaining song that you can sing along to and know that you are not alone in feeling the empty wallet blues. Annemarie Picerno and Bob McGilpin have nailed this number in every single way from their dynamite vocal performance to the soulful blues rock vibe that every working American has running through their veins. "Money Pain" just might take your financial pain away with the time tested remedy of a great blues song performed by stellar artists who bring it home.

Listen on Spotify.

For more information about Annemarie Picerno, visit her website.

For more information, about Bob McGilpin, visit McMusic Sound Studios.


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