James Apollo sings blue for Christmas in the holiday noir video “Ho, Ho, Ho Hum”. His cheer hits a lonely note, ‘Christmas has always been more blue than white. I wanted to make some songs for the outsiders. I’m not trying to say its the holidays and you’re not alone, I’m saying we all are, and we may as well get used to it.’
Jorma Kaukonen will release Ain't In No Hurry on February 17, 2015 through Red House Records. The recording finds him at a spot where he realizes ‘you just canʼt go backward. The arrow of time only goes in one direction’. The video for “In My Dreams’ reminisces with words and images.
Williams and Company are a young Nashville band. “The Distance” is a new recording for an upcoming album. The black and white is a stark background the fits the in-studio playing as the track uses folk-rock riffs, soul organ swells, roots guitar slides and country vocals as it measures the narrow line that connects hearts.
While following the path of the Blues, Markus James discovered a link between Mali and Hill Country styles of artists such as Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside and Mississippi Fred McDowell. In the video for Just Say Yes”, from his most recent release, Head for the Hills, shadows and light collide to back the feral attack of Markus’ homemade electric guitar.
The Westies were New York City’s most notorious Irish-American gang in Hell’s Kitchen, it’s 12 to 20 members operating between the late 1960s and mid-1980s. Folk-Americana band, The Westies, are resurrecting the thrill and terror of those darkened alleyways with an album, and video, for “Hell’s Kitchen”.