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WILL PAYNE HARRISON - EAS...

WILL PAYNE HARRISON - EAST NASHVILLE BLUES

Will Payne Harrison (from the album East Nashville Blues)

It is right across the Cumberland River yet the day to day lives of its citizens are completely unique to the neighborhood with music, lifestyle and economy drastically different, as Will Payne Harrison points out in “East Nashville Blues”, the title track from his recent release. East Nashville Blues lets Will Payne Harrison get &l...

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SELWYN BIRCHWOOD - PICK Y...

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD - PICK YOUR POISON

Selwyn Birchwood (from the album Pick Your Poison on Alligator Records )

Selwyn Birchwood was a quick learner. Growing up in Orlando, Florida, a younger Selwyn Birchwood picked up the guitar at age thirteen, mimicking music on the radio. His education took a giant leap forward when he heard Jimi Hendrix and followed the sound back to the Blues, becoming deep into the style by age seventeen through the...

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LAZARUS - ROCK'N'ROLL HEA...

LAZARUS - ROCK'N'ROLL HEART

Lazarus (from the album Rock’n’Roll Heart)

Many are called and few answer. Lazarus audibly heeds and reacts with a holler and a growl on his debut album, Rock’n’Roll Heart . Though Lazarus Nichols has long been a contented man, he found that music was an itch that could only be scratched by playing and performing. He soundtracks ‘the call’ he received on the opening...

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COLTER WALL - COLTER WALL

COLTER WALL - COLTER WALL

Colter Wall (from the album Colter Wall)

Twenty-one seasons have pushed prairie winds under the big skies that cover Swift Current, Saskatchewan and its native son, Colter Wall. Though his flesh and bones have logged roughly two decades, Colter Wall sings with a voice that echoes from ages past as his vocals channel the souls that crossed the mountains and plains of North America. The hard luck and ...

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BRIAN JOHANNESEN - NORTHE...

BRIAN JOHANNESEN - NORTHERN TOWN

Brian Johannesen (from the album Northern Town)

Returning to Iowa City, Iowa from Nashville, Tennessee, the songs of Brian Johannesen musically touch the sound of the south and the easy strums of his midwest home. Northern Town is the recent release from Brian Johannesen and the album adds to its musical heritage with characters that match the origins its sound. Piano and guitar notes flicker around &...

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PHILIP MARINO - DAYS LIKE...

PHILIP MARINO - DAYS LIKE THESE

Philip Marino (from the E.P. Days Like These)

A deep loneliness echoes in the voice of Philip Marino on his latest release, Days Like These . To capture the resonance, and surround the vocals with haunting layers of lightly picked guitars coaxing ethereal accordion breaths (“Long Road”) and shuddering percussion backing whispered harmonies (“Everybody Knows”), Philip Marino sou...

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MICHELE D'AMOUR AND THE L...

MICHELE D'AMOUR AND THE LOVE DEALERS - LOST NIGHTS AT THE LEOPARD LOUNGE

Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers (from the album Lost Nights at the Leopard Lounge)

Down a dark alley, smoky Blues noir is a stray breeze coming from a neon lit door as Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers take the stage for Lost Nights at the Leopard Lounge . The Seattle, Washington-based band shuffles a deck of songs as The Love Dealers bet low on “Blue as Blue Can Get”, ...

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THE GRAVE JINGLERS - REIG...

THE GRAVE JINGLERS - REIGN OF THE WEST

The Grave Jinglers (from the album Reign of the West)

Doc Reinhardt is a helper of humanity. In order to give more to a larger number of folks, Doc gave up a profession as a medical doctor to front a rock’n’roll country outfit, The Grave Jinglers become care providers on the album as they go for the heart with “I’ll Turn the Lights Out”, work on stamina in “When I...

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SHAWNA RUSSELL - BACK ARO...

SHAWNA RUSSELL - BACK AROUND

Shawna Russell (from the album Back Around)

Celebrating a return to the recording studio after a six-year hiatus, Shawna Russell offers Back Around , her recent release. Shawna presents the title track as inspiration in a tale of taking a chance and being prepared to fall without feeling that any mistakes are a dead end. The power in her voice lets Shawna Russell own the spotlight as storyteller in he...

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AMY BLACK - MEMPHIS

AMY BLACK - MEMPHIS

Amy Black (from the album Memphis)

While heading back into a personal past, Amy Black discovered a musical legacy of the South while recording her previous release, Muscle Shoals Sessions, that helped her find a voice to make yesterday sound current. With her recent album, Amy Black traveled west on the Music Highway, traveling I-40 between her Nashville home through Tennessee over to Memphis . True t...

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STRING BONE - LOVE AND HI...

STRING BONE - LOVE AND HIGHWAYS

String Bone (from the album Love and Highways)

Southern Ontario songwriter String Bone (aka Barry James Payne) traces a trail in “Feel the Power of Your Love” as he follows the emotional force from San Francisco’s hippie days to New York City’s punk scene on the opening track from his recent release, Love and Highways . String Bone uses the songs of Love and Highways as a bridge,...

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RUSS STILL AND THE MOONSH...

RUSS STILL AND THE MOONSHINERS - STILL COOKIN'

Russ Still and the Moonshiners (from the album Still Cookin’)

Russ Still turns diary pages, backing his stories on Still Cookin’ with a mix of Rock’n’Roll. Country, and Southern Rock brewed up by The Moonshiners. Personal experience is the muse for the songs as Russ Still and the Moonshiners head into the swamp, parking outside of “Glorine’s” on a bed of chopp...

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CHASTITY BROWN - SILHOUET...

CHASTITY BROWN - SILHOUETTE OF SIRENS

Chastity Brown (from the album Silhouette of Sirens on Red House Records )

A commanding presence is the only way to describe the vocal of Chastity Brown. On her recent release, Silhouette of Sirens , Chastity Brown guides the songs with complete control, gently steering “Drive Slow” onto solid ground as she leads her character into a new life free from addiction in the story line, raising he...

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JEFFREY HALFORD - LO FI D...

JEFFREY HALFORD - LO FI DREAMS

Jeffrey Halford (from the album Lo Fi Dreams)

Jeffrey Halford was one of those kids with a transistor radio glued to the side of his head while growing into his formative years in Dallas, Texas. The music that came through the loudest was Roger Miller, and Jeffrey took that education along when his family packed up and moved to California coastal beach town in 1959. Though his folks moved around the...

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MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS - EX...

MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS - EXISTENTIAL BEAST

Miranda Lee Richards (from the album Existential Beast)

Rhythms roll and loop as Miranda Lee Richards marches into “Ashes and Seeds”, the opening track Existential Beast , her recent release. The track opens the album with the theme of questions and answers that cascades throughout Existential Beast , the words of Miranda Lee Richards playing tag with Folk based melodies that chug on psyched...

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RICK SHELLEY - HOPE WRAPP...

RICK SHELLEY - HOPE WRAPPED IN RAZOR WIRE

Rick Shelley (from the album Hope Wrapped in Razor Wire)

A Rolling Stones song was the inspiration for Rick Shelley as he opens Hope Wrapped in Razor Wire , his latest release, with “Sing Waiting on a Friend”. A mental mix of Rock’n’Roll, Country, blue-eyed Soul, and Roots music play as a soundtrack in the head of Rick Shelley as he translates their influences into the song for...

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ANGALEENA PRESLEY - WRANG...

ANGALEENA PRESLEY - WRANGLED

Angaleena Presley (from the album Wrangled)

Angaleena Presely is the guide for her personal path in the music business on Wrangled , mapping out her journey with the five steps loss, surrender, resurrection, redemption, and connection. With a lot of elbow grease, Angaleena sheds the skin of sacrifices, explaining Wrangled as an ‘explicitly forthright journey through my experience in the business o...

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THE NEW ZEITGEIST - MYTHS...

THE NEW ZEITGEIST - MYTHS AND MORTALS

The New Zeitgeist (from the album Myths and Mortals)

Middle America visits the citizens of middle earth as Chicago, Illinois duo The New Zeitgeist explore the origin of Folk traditions and oral stories involving meetings of Myths and Mortals on their recent release. The New Zeitgeist link the past with the present, spinning tales in tune with olden times (“Lake Isle of Innisfree”, “P...

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JOHN NEMETH - FEELIN' FRE...

JOHN NEMETH - FEELIN' FREAKY

John Nemeth (from the album Feelin’ Freaky)

Summertime is coming and John Nemeth is feeling the heat though it is not the fire of the sun beating down on his home in Memphis, Tennessee that is burning his skin. John is “Under the Gun” on the opening track for Feelin’ Freaky , his latest release, as he namechecks hotspots across the U.S.A. Following the shots of horn blasts that...

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GRANT MALOY SMITH - DUST ...

GRANT MALOY SMITH - DUST BOWL: AMERICAN STORIES

Grant Maloy Smith (from the album Dust Bowl: American Stories)

Grant Maloy Smith immediately establishes the characters that come out of Dust Bowl: American Stories , his latest release. The setting is the Great Plains of North America, circa 1930, where weather becomes an ‘angry fist’ pounding down men and women who are ‘hard as horseshoe nails’. “Old Black Roller”...

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