John Enghauser’s “Reality”

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John Enghauser

Receives 2013 L.A. Music Awards Nomination For “Hot AC Album Of The Year”

VOTE ONLINE NOW   (Hollywood, Calif) – Singer-songwriter-guitarist John Enghauser’s recently-released album Reality has been nominated in the “Hot AC Album of the Year” category for the 2013 Los Angeles Music Awards. Vote online now at Enghauser won “Hot AC Album of the Year” at the 2009 LAMA’s for his critically-acclaimed Lost In The Pages.

Here’s what the media has been saying and writing about Reality.

“Reality presents a wonderfully diverse range of hues and tones… Enghauser’s voice is equally as diverse and his guitar work is intricate, interesting, and flawless. Bundled all together, Reality presents a musical offering worthy of widespread radio exposure.”   BOOMEROCITY

“On ‘Reality,’ Enghauser carries on with a cleaner sound that doesn’t sacrifice any of the grit and spunk that we have come to expect from him… clearly this is one singers-songwriter that can wear his heart on his sleeve withoput sounding run-of-the-mill.” ROCKWIRED

“‘Black Dress’ is a strong, seductive rock song…standout title track ‘Reality’ takes a clever, satirical shot at reality TV…mid-tempo jazz-y ‘Tears of Yesterday’ is another example of Enghauser’s abilities as both a writer and performer.”  L.A. MUSIC EXAMINER

“In a world where musicians seem to be willing to follow what is commercially acceptable it’s always wonderful when a disc comes across your desk that is full of something different. ‘Reality,’ the latest release from singer/songwriter John Enghauser, is refreshing in its originality.”  ROCK OVER AMERICA

Reality (def.) – “The state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined.” The world around us and the things we all experience on a daily basis as seen through the astute eyes of John Enghauser comprise the twelve insightful tracks on his rockin’ new album, Reality

John EnghauserMaking the arduous cross-country move from the relatively chill vibe of San Francisco to the ’round-the-clock hectic pace of New York City may have affected many other musician’s songwriting, but not John. The soft-spoken, tall Michigan native has always maintained a cool, calm demeanor; living in The Big Apple hasn’t changed that part of Enghauser at all.

Reality delves head-first into meaningfully relevant subject matter ranging from the male-female dynamic in the blues-y guitar-driven “Keep Your Jacket On”; the seductive rocker, “Black Dress”; a shuffle-groove in “Rubberband” about a woman’s domination over her boyfriend; and as Enghauser explains, “a message asking our predecessors if they would have made the same environmental mistakes in hindsight” in the mid-tempo jazz shuffle, “Tears Of Yesterday”; to the funky groove of “This Fate I See” – “about the silent March in Tehran after the stolen vote…a song of hope and optimism that things will change for the better”, explains Enghauser. The clever title track is a double entendre’ – “a satirical lyric poking fun at Reality TV stars and wannabes, their issues and insecurities… who think that by becoming famous, they’ll make the significant other that just dumped them feel regret.” Enghauser wrote, arranged the album performing lead and background vocals, electric and acoustic guitars as well as keyboards and hand percussion.