Ari Shine is without doubt a hidden secret within the singer/songwriter genre, Ari is no newcomer in the music business where he showed his talent alreadyon his previous releases, reviewed by Par Winberg here at melodic.net. It feels like you know the guy when you listen to his songs, Ari is the kind of artist that sings directly to you and you pay attention. My thoughts go to Bleu, Tom Petty and The Cars while listening to his new album "Ghost town directory", after 3 spins the songs that stand out are "All I´ve got is love", "Better anyday", "Ship in a bottle" and "Not your trial". We´re talking rootsy powerpop the early 80´s style, most recently Ari was handpicked to support Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters on his entire 2010 summer tour. It´s just a matter of time before Ari Shine is a big name himself.