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RED HOT, A MEMPHIS CELEBR...

RED HOT, A MEMPHIS CELEBRATION OF SUN RECORDS

Red Hot (from the album Red Hot, A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records)

Sun Records, and the man that made the label’s name, Sam Philips, are tributed and honored on the recent release, Red Hot, A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records . Luther Dickinson co-produced the album alongside Tamara Saviano, with all proceeds from the Americana Music Society release benefitting St. Jude’s Children Res...

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PETER HIMMELMAN - THERE I...

PETER HIMMELMAN - THERE IS NO CALAMITY

Peter Himmelman (from the album There is No Calamity)

A little bit of trust brought some great results for Peter Himmelman on his upcoming (August 11, 2017) release, There is No Calamity . For the course of his album output and various projects, Peter Himmelman has been the central figure for decisions and actions. For There is No Calamity , he contacted Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) at the urging of a frien...

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ALLEN THOMPSON BAND - BRA...

ALLEN THOMPSON BAND - BRACE YOURSELF

Allen Thomson Band (from the album Brace Yourself)

A drumbeat beckons as guitars and keyboards playfully tease on opening track “Long Time Thinkin’”, the storyline considering a ‘what if’ life choices. The rhythm becomes a trancelike undertow leading and welcoming into Brace Yourself , the recent album release from Allen Thompson Band. The East Nashville, Tennessee-based ...

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THE DEADMEN - THE DEADMEN

THE DEADMEN - THE DEADMEN

The Deadmen (from the album The Deadmen)

The self-titled full-length debut from Washington. D.C.’s The Deadmen is a guitar record. There is an Americana and Roots overtone to the album, and nods to Indie Rock and Folk, though the thread the connects styles and songs on The Deadmen is electric six strings. While the drums and bass give marching orders to the beat, “Sunday Afternoons&rdquo...

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RODNEY CROWELL - CLOSE TI...

RODNEY CROWELL - CLOSE TIES

Rodney Crowell (from the album Close Ties)

The Close Ties that Rodney Crowell namechecks in recent album title make an appearance as a memory in album track “Nashville 1972”. The tune turns the clock back to a Music City that saw musical legends walk through its doors as Rodney Crowell watches Steve Earle, David Olney, and Guy and Susanna Clark move to town and meets Willie Nelson at a hou...

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WILLIE NILE - POSITIVELY ...

WILLIE NILE - POSITIVELY BOB, WILLIE NILE SINGS BOB DYLAN

Willie Nile (from the album Positively Bob, Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan)

It doesn’t really have its own category except in the five boroughs of The City though as a genre, New York music is certainly deserving. While many cities are responsible for growing styles in sound, New York City gave birth as a breeding ground to musical movements such as Folk, Punk, and Hip-Hop. Willie Nile has been a...

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WHITE OWL RED - NAKED AND...

WHITE OWL RED - NAKED AND FALLING

White Owl Red (from the album Naked and Falling)

 

Take a pinch of the Dead, add a little Airplane, with a dash of Byrd seed and a healthy dose of Quick Silver and Burritos, roll it up and partake of San Francisco’s White Owl Red, a refreshing psychedelic dream like fog that rolls over the hustle and bustle of The City and out to the rest of the world. California Country drifts like mist r...

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KAREN LOVELY - FISH OUTTA...

KAREN LOVELY - FISH OUTTA WATER

Karen Lovely (from the album Fish Outta Water)

Karen Lovely carves a contemporary groove into the Blues as she helps the genre evolve and grow with her fourth album, the recently released Fish Outta Water . She heads to West Texas in a dream to drive “Big Black Cadillac” down a road of guitar distortion and Blues twang riffs, questions direction as she spins on a solid backbeat in “U...

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GRETA GAINES - TUMBLEWEED

GRETA GAINES - TUMBLEWEED

Greta Gaines (from the album Tumbleweed)

On the title track from her recent release, Greta Gaines uses the theme of rolling as “Tumbleweed” moves as an audio example of how life is in constant motion. Good advice as well as a perfect show-and-tell for Great Gaines who has lived a Tumbleweed existence. She was the first Women’s Extreme Snowboarding Champion in 1992, a win that jettiso...

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JEFF MIX AND THE SONGHEAR...

JEFF MIX AND THE SONGHEARTS - LOST VEGAS HIWAY

Jeff Mix and the Songhearts (from the album Lost Vegas Hiway)

First albums are special. Generally, the debut reflects a collection of songs that were lost children until they found a home where they could all live together. Jeff Mix and the Songhearts have released an album that gives their music access to the world. To up the ante, Jeff Mix created a film that complements the songs on Lost Vegas Hiw...

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DAN STEVENS - RUNNIN' THE...

DAN STEVENS - RUNNIN' THE BACKROADS

Dan Stevens (from the album Runnin’ the Backroads)

Dan Stevens collects a bunch of tales, adds music, and assembles them as songs, gathering the words and music together on Runnin’ the Backroads , his latest album release. Dan Stevens is a storyteller with the ability to deliver anger for attacks on the environment (“Blair Mountain”) finding fault with corporations as much as t...

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SAMANTHA FISH - CHILLS AN...

SAMANTHA FISH - CHILLS AND FEVER

Samantha Fish (from the album Chills and Fever)

Summertime affects the Blues of Samantha Fish as she puts her top down, dials in the early days of hard rhythm and blues, and cruises the boulevard on Chills and Fever , her recent release. The album presents Samantha and her guitar as their own girl group as she is backed by a flurry of horns on album opener “He Did It” as she lets a late nig...

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THE SECRET SISTERS - YOU ...

THE SECRET SISTERS - YOU DON'T OWN ME ANYMORE

The Secret Sisters (from the album You Don’t Own Me Anymore on New West Records )

The powerful current of vocal harmony courses through You Don’t Own Me Anymore , the recent release from The Secret Sisters as the pair open the album with “Tennessee River Runs Low”. Muscle Shoals, Alabama natives, Laura and Lydia Rodgers keep the successful pairing of sibling harmonies in the vein...

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KENT ROSE - ALL THAT AMER...

KENT ROSE - ALL THAT AMERICAN NIGHT

Kent Rose featuring Chris Casello (from the album All That American Night)

His heroes are the cowboy troubadours who headed into the sunset after their 1950/1960 heydays, with those influences giving the songs of Kent Rose on All That American Night a vintage sound. Kent calls himself The Voice That Remembers as he makes his way through the Country Rock’n’Roll of the Rock era. Artists like ...

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THE MAE TRIO - TAKE CARE ...

THE MAE TRIO - TAKE CARE TAKE COVER

The Mae Trio (from the album Take Care Take Cover)

Sisters Maggie and Elsie grew up playing in a family band with Rigby clan vacations including music festivals as destinations. Anita played in orchestras, jazz ensembles, and string quartets under the guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Hillman with her mother’s classical piano training and her dad a fan of Folk music. Together, the three young women for...

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THE RIVERGODS - STATE OF ...

THE RIVERGODS - STATE OF THE UNION

The Rivergods (from the album State of the Union)

It has been two decades since The Rivergods began to lord over stages in southeastern Connecticut. Fronted by the dual vocals of husband and wife songwriters, Ben and Nancy Parent, The Rivergods deliver State of the Union , their latest release. As a testament to twenty years of playing as a band, The Rivergods easily fall into the jam filled center of...

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HA HA TONKA - HEART-SHAPE...

HA HA TONKA - HEART-SHAPED MOUNTAIN

Ha Ha Tonka (from the album Heart-Shaped Mountain on Bloodshot Records )

Hooks are very important is you want to catch something big. Ha Ha Tonka pack a tackle box of songs with sharp words and notes to reel in anything within hearing range on their recent release, Heart-Shaped Mountain . The band opens the album with dueling guitar jangle that wiggles and squirms as the band count to three, aiming low ...

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ROD MELANCON - SOUTHERN G...

ROD MELANCON - SOUTHERN GOTHIC

Rod Melancon (from the album Southern Gothic on Blue Elan Records )

The stories of the South receive a literary re-make in the songs of Rod Melancon on his recent release, Southern Gothic . The rattle of classic rock’n’roll rhythms back the tale of younger day “Promises” for finding an exit from small-town life. Southern Gothic stages its songs as personal diary pages, a possible a...

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WHETHERMAN - THIS LAND

WHETHERMAN - THIS LAND

Whetherman (from the album This Land)

It took Whetherman a while to get to This Land , his recent album release. Over the course of the last decade, Whetherman, the musical alter ego of thirty-two year old indie troubadour Nicholas Williams, has been a student, immersing in the varied styles available in the American Roots songbook, bringing the sounds of Folk, Blues, Country, Soul, and Bluegrass to a...

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DAMN TALL BUILDINGS - GOO...

DAMN TALL BUILDINGS - GOOD ENOUGH!

Damn Tall Buildings (from the album Good Enough!)

Damn Tall Buildings erect their music world with the sound of rural America. The Boston, Massachusetts-based band was born busking on Newbury Street in 2013. Their instrumentation claims Bluegrass heritage as the four-piece carve contemporary into tradition with spit and snarl. Following the success of previous releases, Damn Tall Buildings put the s...

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