RADIO TOP TEN SONGS FOR 2016 FROM JEFF MUNGER

RADIO TOP TEN SONGS FOR 2016 FROM JEFF MUNGER

RADIO TOP TEN SONGS FOR 2016

For our radio Top ...

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 ...

BOO RAY - SEA OF LIGHTS

BOO RAY - SEA OF LIGHTS

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

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

BOBBY RUSH - PORCUPINE ME...

BOBBY RUSH - PORCUPINE MEAT

Bobby Rush (from the album Porcupine Meat on Rounder Records)

A career that spans decades might mean a time to reap the rewards and relax for some artists. Bobby Rush has never been a man to simply sit back as he uses a 2016 timestamp to build onto his sixty-plus years of a career with a new album, Porcupine Meat, his debut on Rounder Records. Born in Louisiana, Bobby Rush built his first guitar and learned to play the harmonica. When he got a real guitar, he started playing juke joints weari...

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BLACKIE AND THER RODEO KI...

BLACKIE AND THER RODEO KINGS - KINGS AND KINGS

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (from the album Kings and Kings)

A little over two decades after forming around a mutual love for Canadian Folk singer Willie P. Bennett, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have brought together brothers, fathers, heroes, and friends as collaborators for Kings and Kings, their latest release. The Canadian supergroup trio (Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing, Tim Wilson aka Lee Harvey Osmond) made a mark with duets on their 2011 release, Kings and Queens, when the band partnered...

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BRENT COBB - SHINE ON RAI...

BRENT COBB - SHINE ON RAINY DAY

Brent Cobb (from the album Shine on Rainy Day on Low Country Sound)

Write what you know is the advice given to songwriters looking for a way into their tunes. Brent Cobb did not follow the adage as much as find himself on the inside of the phrase when he was writing for his debut album, the recently released Shine on Rainy Day. Brent comes from a small town, and his home is the backdrop for the stories found on Shine on Rainy Day. He sings of being “Country Bound”, comfortable yet...

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NEW VIDEO FROM THE ETHER

STURGILL SIMPSON - ALL AR...

Hearts are in the air for the month of February and in the recent video from Sturgill Simpson. From his Grammy winning album, A Sailors Guide to Earth, Sturgill sends out a song to love with “All Around You”.

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AMILIA K. SPICER - FILL M...

Amilia K. Spicer hears Caledonia calling her name as she lets out a cry to “Fill Me Up”. She walks through hills and meadows in the video as she plays a tune from her upcoming release, Wow and Flutter.

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A.J. HOBBS - OFFICAL TRAI...

The California Country sound of A.J. Hobbs is vintage, and to celebrate the release of his album, Too Much is Never Enough”, A.J. returned to the classic late night commercials to offer a trailer to talk about the release.

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MOVERS AND SHAKERS

JEFF POSEY - PUNCHERS AND...

JEFF POSEY - PUNCHERS AND POETS AND WILDHORSE REDEMPTION

Jeff Posey (from the album Punchers and Poets and Wildhorse Rdemption)

The third time around for albums show the words and music of Jeff Posey just as charming as his debut (Pocketful). Second album (Mighty Rider) producer Walk Wilkins returns to produce Punchers and Poets and Wildhorse Redemption, the third release from Jeff Posey. Cowboy Americana stages the songs against a western backdrop where memories haunt “Boxcars of Renosa”, carefree days of youth play tag in the dust of ...

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LORI MCKENNA - THE BIRD A...

LORI MCKENNA - THE BIRD AND THE RIFLE

Lori McKenna (from the album The Bird and the Rifle)

The songs of Lori McKenna put day to day lives center stage as stars of the show. On her tenth album release, The Bird and the Rifle, Lori McKenna sings one for the girls, the dreaming girls, the lovelorn girls, as she takes a look at expectations in “Halfway Home”, weighing both sides of the coin on the scales of life’s possibilities and offers “Humble and Kind”, a Lori McKenna tune that hit number one on the ...

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MIKE ZITO - MAKE BLUES NO...

MIKE ZITO - MAKE BLUES NOT WAR

Mike Zito (from the album Make Blues Not War on Ruf Records)

Positive energy crackles in the electricity that pours from Mike Zito and his recent release Make Blues Not War. Mike’s guitar leads a charge for the pounding beat that works its way up “Crazy Legs”, proudly strums for the passing of a paternal torch in “Chip Off the Block”, and slides on the steamy smooth love given to “Girl Back Home”. Make Blues Not War does a double duty on its title tra...

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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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