MEET THE WALCOTTS

MEET THE WALCOTTS

Meet THE WALCOTTS 

Los Angeles, CA-based ba...

MEET ROREY CARROLL

MEET ROREY CARROLL

MEET ROREY CARROLL - Compressed down to tabloid he...

BOO RAY - SEA OF LIGHTS

BOO RAY - SEA OF LIGHTS

Boo Ray (from the album Sea of Lights) - Nashville...

AMA FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE GIVEAWAY

AMA FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE GIVEAWAY

Americana Launches Grassroots Marketing Initiative...

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN B...

ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES - SEA OF NOISE

St. Paul and the Broken Bones (from the album Sea of Noise)

On their debut album (Half the City, 2013), St. Paul and the Broken Bones showed a lifetime of love for Soul music. The Birmingham, Alabama-based band comfortably fit into songs that mirrored the influences the band had soaked up and the sound of their live show. The excitement was captured and released, introducing St. Paul and the Broken Bones to a world hungry for the magic of the music and a sound that reunited Soul and Rock. Sea...

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SARAH BORGES - GOOD AND D...

SARAH BORGES - GOOD AND DIRTY E.P.

Sarah Borges (from the album Good and Dirty E.P.)

Sarah Borges wrapped up a long time job fronting The Broken Singles in 2011 to embark on a solo career. She follows the success of her debut Radio Sweetheart (2014) with her recently released E.P., Good and Dirty. Sarah packs the E.P. with grit, crunching over chords of guitar slashes against a backbeat that takes no prisoners. She puts herself behind a dream as she lays down cash for a “Purple GTO”, sliding down the highway on a g...

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BILLY BRAGG AND JOE HENRY...

BILLY BRAGG AND JOE HENRY - SHINE A LIGHT: FIELD RECORDINGS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN RAILROAD

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry (from the album Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad)

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry chronicle the train history of America in the songs on the duo’s recent release, Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad. Billy is no stranger to strumming music that has shaped the world of music, particularly tunes that have grown up on North American soil with his albums honoring Woody Guthrie that he created along with Wilco a...

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NEW VIDEO FROM THE ETHER

TIFT MERRITT - HEARTACHE ...

Tift Merritt wrote Stitch in the World, her sixth album, on a friend’s farm in Marfa, Texas, at her California cabin and in NYC in the wake of several major changes in her life. Recorded in LA while Merritt was six months pregnant, Tift Merritt offers a video of “Heartache is an Uphill Climb” from the album, due January 27, 2017 on Yep Roc Records.

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CHRIS MURPHY - CAPE HORN

A Celtic sea shanty fills the sails of Chris Murphy as he round “Cape Horn” on a track from his release, The Tinker’s Dream” on Teahouse Records. Chris Murphy and his band set up on the docks to welcome the ships plowing the waves on the vintage black and white footage in a premier of the video.

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CARY MORIN - DAWN'S EARLY...

Native American Bluesman, Cary Morin, returns to recording with a new album, Cradle to the Grave. He debuts the album with the song “Dawn’s Early Light”, and a video depicting struggles that continue in history.

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS

JIM KWESKIN AND GEOFF MUL...

JIM KWESKIN AND GEOFF MULDAUR - PENNY'S FARM

Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur (from the album Penny’s Farm)

The Folk music era of the early 1960’s was a cornerstone for the singer/songwriter genre that became the Pop music of the 1970’s, a sound that still echoes across today’s musical landscape. Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur were a part of the Cambridge, Massachusetts Folk scene before they collaborated in the Kweskin Jug Band. The rough and tumble music of the Kweskin Jug Band brought the sounds of ragtime and Cou...

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BILLY CROCKETT - RABBIT H...

BILLY CROCKETT - RABBIT HOLE

Billy Crockett (from the album Rabbit Hole)

On “That’s Something”, Billy Crockett counts troubles off on his fingers. As his plans slowly peel away from his hopes, Billy looks at the life around him and finds worth in the hand he has been dealt. Billy Crockett sings the joys and pitfalls he has encountered on his journey as he falls through his own personal Rabbit Hole, his latest album release. The stories are laid out as riches as Billy wraps emotions around tales that pon...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS - HIGHWAY...

VARIOUS ARTISTS - HIGHWAY PRAYER, A TRIBUTE TO ADAM CARROLL

Various Artists (from the album Highway Prayer, A Tribute to Adam Carroll on Eight 30 Records)

Each track is quietly introduced as friends and fans gather to celebrate the songs of Adam Carroll with Highway Prayer, A Tribute to Adam Carroll. Ideally, the songwriter takes you out of the song, holding out an audio hand to walk you through a doorway into another life or leading you to mirror you can fall through to witness your own life as an observer. That is the art that pushes the pen of Adam...

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FROM THE VAULTS

DON RICH AND THE BUCKAROO...

DON RICH AND THE BUCKAROOS - GUITAR PICKIN' MAN

Don Rich and the Buckaroos (from the album Guitar Pickin’ Man on Omnivore Recordings)

Don Rich (Don Ulrich) was born in Olympia, Washington in 1941. He began playing the fiddle around age three and was in local bands while still in high school. Don’s group opened for Elvis Presley at the Tacoma Bowl in 1957 and he met Buck Owens while performing at a local venue in Tacoma, Washington where Buck was working in radio. The two became fast friends with Don Rich backing Buck on fiddle....

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FIRST CAME MEMPHIS MINNIE...

FIRST CAME MEMPHIS MINNIE - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Various Artists ( from the album First Came Memphis Minnie) - Lizzie Douglas was born in 1897 in Algiers, Louisiana, a community within New Orleans on the west bank of the Mississippi River. Music was close by to the young girl but the city she adopted as a home, and used to brand her music was further north in Tennessee. Memphis Minnie was the persona that set the name Lizzie was born with aside. Memphis Minnie was a Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a two decade recording career fr...

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BOB DYLAN, JOHNNY CASH, A...

BOB DYLAN, JOHNNY CASH, AND THE NASHVILLE CATS - A NEW MUSIC CITY

Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and the Nashville Cats – A New Music City - Columbia Records celebrates the musical stampede that followed Bob Dylan to Nashville with the album Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and The Nashville Cats – A New Music City. The album is released in conjunction with Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit of the same name honoring the artists and times. Complementing what was going on in the studios of Nashville, Johnny Cash was offering guest spots to Folk ...

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MAKING THE LIST

TEN REASONS WE LIKE DUANE...

TEN REASONS WE LIKE DUANE ALLMAN

Duane Allman was gone before the music he made took over the world. The brothers Allman, Duane and younger brother Gregg, were from Macon, GA. Gregg got a guitar first but Duane learned quicker. The brothers went to Nashville for summers to visit grandma, seeing B.B. King and soaking up sound. As time went on Duane immersed himself in the guitar, quitting the high school to stay home during the days and learn his instrument. The brothers formed The Allman Joys moving the band to Nashville then...

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TEN REASONS WE LOVE LEONA...

TEN REASONS WE LOVE LEONARD COHEN  (1934 - 2016)

Top Ten Reasons We Love Leonard Cohen (9-21-34 to -11-7-16)

The written words of Leonard Cohen came from the pen of a man who considered himself a poet and novelist. His writings began in the 1950’s and kept Leonard behind a typewriter until Folk music became the vehicle for his art. Leonard Cohen moved to NYC to work as a musician, playing live at the urging of Judy Collins, who had a hit with “Suzanne” from his first recording, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967). The words of L...

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TEN REASONS WE LOVE LEON ...

TEN REASONS WE LOVE LEON RUSSELL

Top Ten Reasons We Love Leon Russell (4-2-42 to -11-13-16)

The keyboard work and vocals of Leon Russell put the Oklahoma musician on the radio under his own name though his true work in the music industry was backing other artists on stage and studio. Leon began playing in a band at fourteen years old with his band The Starlighters. Alongside other Tulsa, OK teens such as J.J. Cale, Chuck Blackwell, Leo Feathers, and Johnny Williams, the group was influential in tin 1958, becoming a member in...

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