JOHN MORELAND - BIG BAD LUV

JOHN MORELAND - BIG BAD LUV

John Moreland (from the album Big Bad Luv)

John...

MEET MATT JAFFE AND THE DISTRACTIONS

MEET MATT JAFFE AND THE DISTRACTIONS

MEET MATT JAFFE AND THE DISTRACTIONS

Vivid imag...

STAGECOACH FESTIVAL 2017 - APRIL 27, 28, 29

STAGECOACH FESTIVAL 2017 - APRIL 27, 28, 29

STAGECOACH FESITVAL 2017

The folks at Stagecoac...

MEET CARRIE ELKIN

MEET CARRIE ELKIN

MEET CARRIE ELKIN - Carrie Elkin Talks About The...

THE MAVERICKS - BRAND NEW DAY

THE MAVERICKS - BRAND NEW DAY

The Mavericks (from the album Brand New Day)

Th...

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

CHRIS STAPLETON - FROM A ...

CHRIS STAPLETON - FROM A ROOM, VOLUME 1

Chris Stapleton (from the album From a Room, Volume 1)

The recent release from Chris Stapleton, From a Room, Volume 1, has been received like a cherished companion returning home. The songs are stories shared from travels, anecdotes told at the kitchen table and passed around among good friends at a local watering hole or front porch. From a Room, Volume 1 spreads its wings with acoustic guitar strums that fly over a land bordered by Country, Rock, and Roots formats as Chris Stapleton sings o...

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NU-BLU - VAGABONDS

NU-BLU - VAGABONDS

Nu-Blu (from the album Vagabonds)

Continuing to take their brand of Bluegrass on the road, Nu-Blu are Vagabonds for their recent album release. The North Carolina-based quartet stay true to Bluegrass traditions in their music, expanding on the potential of the genre. Nu-Blu stretch the reach of their songs by adding touches of Americana, Country, and Soul to string band mountain music heritage as Vagabonds opens by setting fire to the past with “Bridges That You Burned”. Nu-Blu sl...

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LEEROY STAGGER - LOVE VER...

LEEROY STAGGER - LOVE VERSUS

Leeroy Stagger (from the album Love Versus on True North Records)

Leeroy Stagger kicks off his recent album release, Love Versus, with a small personal request. He sends out “I Want It All” as a wish, a resume, and the opening track on Love Versus. Leeroy Stagger recorded Love Versus in his home studio, teaming with producer Colin Stewart on the project, and enlisting an A-list backing band, including drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello and the Attractions). Love Versus christened...

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NEW VIDEO FROM THE ETHER

STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES...

Taking to the stage in Austin’s Continental Club, Steve Earle and the Dukes play the title track from their recent release. The camera finds Willie Nelson in the studio for vocals as he joins Steve Earle and the Dukes to duet on “So You Want to Be an Outlaw”.

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THE DESLONDES - (THIS AIN...

For their second album release, The Deslondes add an electrified sound to their sonic imprint, blending touches of psychedelic soul to the Country Folk of their self-titled debut album. The Delslondes took the title Hurry Home to heart, recording in five days and offer the video of (This Ain’t a) Sad Song” from the album.

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BANDITOS - HEALIN' SLOW

It’s summertime and Banditos have hit the pool with their tune, “Healin’ Slow”, from the upcoming (6-23-17) release, Visionland. Banditos will hit the road with Lucero and dive into their song with help from The Lostines from New Orleans for backing vocals.

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS

JOE MAZZARI OF 61 GHOSTS ...

JOE MAZZARI OF 61 GHOSTS INTERVIEW

JOE MAZZARI OF 61 GHOSTS INTERVIEW

Joe Mazzari of 61 Ghosts talks about his ‘crazy and chaotic’ time in rock icon Johnny Thunders’ band by Suzanne Laurent - 61 Ghosts is about to hit the road nationally and abroad to promote their debut recording To the Edge. The three-member band is based in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and also perform as a high-energy duo. 61 Ghosts bills themselves as original rock ‘n’ roll, gritty Americana and garage blues. This trio is far fro...

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BRUCE SUDANO - 21ST CENTU...

BRUCE SUDANO - 21ST CENTURY WORLD

Bruce Sudano (from the album 21st Century World)

Staying true to form with his prior musical projects, Bruce Sudano exhibits his ability to bring the realities of our modern world to light with 21st Century World, his latest album release. Starting off the album with “Your World Now”, Bruce Sudano passes the torch of change to a new generation lit with his hopes of a better tomorrow. The next track in the album’s opening trilogy, “It Ain’t Cool”, mirrors to...

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TAARKA - FADING MYSTERY

TAARKA - FADING MYSTERY

Taarka (from the album Fading Mystery)

Taarka use Fading Mystery, their recent release, to blur the lines between Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Bluegrass and Chamber Rock in their music as their words see how far the characters in the stories can take passion, love, loss, and grief. Fading Mystery examines the potential of the human heart over a caffeinated beat (“Sun and Rain”), gently plucks acoustic notes to Funk up English Folk (“Carried Away”), swirls strings around on an adr...

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FROM THE VAULTS

LUCINDA WILLIAMS - LUCIND...

LUCINDA WILLIAMS - LUCINDA WILLIAMS (DELUXE EDITION)

Lucinda Williams (from the album Lucinda WIlliams) - Lucinda Williams began her recording career on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Her output for the label was two albums, Ramblin’ (1979) and Happy Woman Blues (1980), both acoustic folk/blues. Lucinda as a tender folkie surrounded by gentle acoustic instrumentation did not catch traction at radio or with fans.When she moved away covering songs traditional to the genre and into writing her own material, the sound joined with the style o...

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THE J GEILS BAND - THE J ...

THE J GEILS BAND - THE J GEILS BAND

The J. Geils Band -(from the album The J. Geils Band) -  The Boston music scene never, ever got the kudos it should have received for being inclusive with its music though the community has become a home in niche markets of Blues, Metal, and Indie Rock and Ska. The Boston fanbase has a rule…..you are wicked good, or you suck: no in-betweens. When J. Geils formed his namesake, he was part of a trio that would host J. Geils Band bassman D.K. (Danny Klein) and Magic Dick (Richard Salw...

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THE RAVE-UPS' - TOWN + CO...

THE RAVE-UPS' - TOWN + COUNTRY

The Rave-Ups’ (from the album Town + Country on Omnivore Recordings) - There was a rock and roll stance in the way The Rave-Ups leaned more towards Country in their Rock, and certainly an outlaw sensibility in the way the band recorded. The members of The Rave-Ups’ worked in the A&M Records mail room as a day gig, using the studios at night and during lunch breaks to record. The band welcomed the help of producer Stephen Barncard (Grateful Dead’s American Beauty), and ped...

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MAKING THE LIST

TEN REASONS WE LOVE GREGG...

TEN REASONS WE LOVE GREGG ALLMAN

Top Ten Reasons We Love Gregg Allman (12-8-47 to 05-27-17)

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on December 8, 1947, Gregg LeNoir Allman will be forever linked to the group he co-founded along with his brother, Duane, and other players as The Allman Brothers Band. Gregg and Duane Allman heard music calling them while in their teens, forming The Allman Joys in mid-1960’s Florida before relocating to Los Angeles, California in 1967 and forming the band Hour Glass. After two album releases on Libe...

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TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTIS...

TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTISTS FOR 2015 - PART 1

In her recent Grammy winning album, The River and The Thread, Rosanne Cash points out that ‘there’s a million shades of Modern Blue’. We agree. The Blues is a genre that is in constant motion. Blues artists are creating a future for Blues that takes cues from the past in both playing and production of music. Artists are making their own instruments, blending Blues with Country, Folk, and Soul, taking the sound of albums back to analog recording days, mixing Rhythm with their ...

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TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTIS...

TOP 40 MODERN BLUES ARTISTS FOR 2015 - PART 2

In her most recent Grammy winning album, The River and The Thread, Rosanne Cash points out that ‘there’s a million shades of Modern Blue’. We agree. The Blues is a genre that is in motion. Blues artists are creating a future for Blues that takes cues from the past in both playing and production of music. Artists are making their own instruments, blending Blues with Country, Folk, and Soul, taking the sound off albums to analog recording days, mixing Rhythm with their Blues. I...

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