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Green Rock River band announce debut album Rhinoceros

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Having spent years steaming down the estuary honing an eccentric mix of brash honky tonk string music through a series of EPs, the London octet Green Rock River Band are set to release their debut album Rhinoceros on May 26 through Hand Clap Records.  Recorded live for the majority of its creation, Rhinoceros is the band’s strongest and most adventurous material to date and will be supported by a series of UK show...

Mason Jar Fireflies

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Mason Jar Fireflies have a sound that feels like Detroit meets Nashville. One part Acoustic-Pop, one part Americana, the Tennessee trio's music comes together with a splash of R&B for full bodied flavor. Popular in the mid-south for their unique stage presence, the outfit realizes that they bring something totally unique to the table, referring to their sound as being based in "Rhythm & Greens". Comp...

Town in the City – “Open Air”

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Town in the City is an indie/folk rock band from Los Angeles, California. Their music has its roots in acoustic, harmony-driven folk music, while simultaneously incorporating classic rock grooves, experimental recording techniques, and an exhilarating live show. "As folk music has made a strong resurgence in the mainstream in recent years, I have countless bands to add to my playlists for driving around in the ...

Matthew And The Atlas release “Other Rivers”

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Here are a couple songs from the new album coming out April 15th! Counting Paths Pale Sun Rose Out Of The Darkness 'Another Way' feat Matt Corby Nowhere Now Into Gold Other Rivers is due out April 15th on Communion Records. Pre-order your copy on his site matthewandtheatlas.com Other Rivers Tracklist: 1. Into Gold 2. Pale Sun Rose 3. To The North 4. Out Of The Darkness ...

‘Debutantes & Dealer’ the debut album from Seattle-based band Vaudeville Etiquette

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Seattle-based Americana band Vaudeville Etiquette will release their debut album 'Debutantes & Dealers' on Tuesday, April 15. The album will be released via Sunyata Records, the indie label owned by Mad Season/Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin, who also produced the album. The record was mixed by Jack Endino (Mark Lanegan, Nirvana). Check out the four-song sampler as a preview:  https://soundcloud.c...

West My Friend Releases New Album, “When The Ink Dries”

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Victoria B.C. Canadian folk and roots based quintet, "West My Friend" have just released their sophomore album "When The Ink Dries" (US release: April 6th 2014/Canadian release: March 6th, 2014.)  The Vancouver Island-based West My Friend formed five years ago through music school at the University of Victoria. By 2011, they had released their first full-length album Place, which garnered multiple Canadian awa...

Jane Ellen Bryant Releases New Album, “Hourglass”

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Americana-folk singer-songwriter Jane Ellen Bryant has released her sophomore album Hourglass in October 2013. Debuting at #11 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, this release truly shows off her unique style and voice. While she feels influenced by talented songwriters such as Sheryl Crow, The Eagles, and Patty Griffin, there’s no question that her music is something new entirely. Her soaring, ethereal vocals ...

Roger Street Friedman- “Time To Fly”

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Roger Street Friedman releases a live performance video for his single "Time to Fly" - recorded live at the famous Cutting Room in NYC on January 16, 2014.  This was Roger's CD Release show for his debut album The Waiting Sky, released on Jan. 14th. Friedman’s aesthetic is a diverse blend of Americana, folk, blues, R&B, rock n’ roll, and country. He’s been favorably compared to Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel...

Joseph Eid Releases New Album, “Human”

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Americana-folk singer/songwriter Joseph Eid has released his first full studio album, Human, available now on all digital retailers. The album’s title track "Human",  displays the pastoral beauty, delicate guitar work, and intricate but relatable lyrics that have become Eid’s trademark. “Human” seamlessly blends sharp, melodic pop lyricism with traditional folk sensibilities evoking folk troubadours both past and...

Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck- “Eden: Live at the Chandler”

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Americana-roots rocker Bow Thayer and his band Perfect Trainwreck will release a live version of his 2013 album Eden on April 22, 2014. Eden: Live at the Chandler, the band’s fourth release, documents a hard-driving, energetic performance of the previously released Eden album in its entirety.  Old fans and new listeners alike will be transported  to Chandler Music Hall in Randolph, VT on January 19, 2013 where Bo...

New Release: Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

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"Hard Times & Woes" released on Nobody's Favorite Records April 19 2014 www.markmandeville.com markmandevilleraiannerichards.bandcamp.com Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards are a folk duo from Massachusetts whose songs resonate with the lover of Americana and old country music, commanding familiar traditional melodies and poignant, introspective lyrics, and backing them with delicate arrangemen...

Prisms in the Dark by Noble Kin – Music Video Premiere

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We are pleased to be able to share Prisms in the Dark, the first single from Noble Kin's forthcoming EP Cornish Litany (available April 1, 2014).  The Brooklyn based group, led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Keith Polasko, pays respect to a varied heritage of folk, blues, and rock nobility in the brief and densely packed collection of songs that is “Cornish Litany,” while managing to create something wholly r...

Matthew and the Atlas – Pale Sun Rose

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Matthew and the Atlas have a new record coming out February 24th 2014 called "Pale Sun Rose." This will be offered digitally and on vinyl. Here is a sneak peak of the album! Has a little bit of a 'pop' sound to it and I'm not sure if the entire album is this way or not, but his albums are typically more Americana.  Will update this post as I find out more details! Enjoy the sneak peak. The video features Charl...

Sons of the East – River Man

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Sons of the East - River Man - Pine Street Sessions - Episode 46 "Just a few fellas having some fun. Consisting of a lot of good times, a lot of smiles and a lot of high fives." Sons of the East is a three-piece indie-folk band from Sydney, consisting of Jack Rollins, Nic Johnston and Dan Wallage. Formed in mid 2011, the band has played at multiple venues throughout Sydney and up and down the east coast of N...

Ego the Jackal – Great Ocean Conveyor

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Ego the Jackal is the alias of Derry city born Singer/Songwriter, Connor McGowan. After the split of the Northern Irish, alternative rock band, ‘Skruff’ – which Connor fronted for almost a decade, work began in early 2011 on an acoustic solo project, influenced by the folksy, haunting soundscapes of artists such as Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez & Robyn Pecknold (Fleet Foxes). “One of the best songwriters I have ...

Introducing: The Gardeners Son

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THE GARDENERS SON  Oliver Budd has recently taken the alias of The Gardener's Son for his latest endeavour, the Mary EP. With his emotionally vulnerable lyrics and infectious melodies with a modern folk twist, the EP gives an almost biographical look on the young musician's life as he enters adulthood and experiences all the new things that come with it. After travelling Europe and spending a lot of time in G...

Roof Beams release Tectonics EP

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Hello dear Foxbeard readers! We'd like to invite you to check out Tectonics, the new EP from Roof Beams (Formerly Roof Beams), which released on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp today. "Unsurprisingly given their J.D. Salinger-inspired name, Raise Up Roof Beams has a literary bent, matching ramshackle country-rock-folk-whatever tunes to earnest words that range from wistful to sardonic." - Shannon Zimmerman, Was...

West My Friend Releases New Album, “When The Ink Dries”

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Victoria B.C. Canadian folk and roots based quintet, "West My Friend" have just released their sophomore album "When The Ink Dries" (US release: April 6th 2014/Canadian release: March 6th, 2014.)  The Vancouver Island-based West My Friend formed five years ago through music school at the University of Victoria. By 2011, they had released their first full-length album Place, which garnered multiple Canadian awa...

Jamie Knox Releases New Video, “I’ve Never Broken A Bone”

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Jamie Knox, a British folk singer and songwriter, recently released a new video for his song "I've Never Broken A Bone". Jamie Knox is a singer and songwriter based in Brighton, UK. After supporting Johnny Flynn in 2011, Knox decided to become a full time musician. Knox moved from his native South London to study music in Brighton where he started working with musicians and songwriters to develop his professional ...

Moor Hound – Performs New Song ‘Scrapbooks’ on Turtleneck Sessions

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While on tour, Moor Hound (Bloomington, IN) swung by Turtleneck PR's home base in Orlando, FL  and recorded an intimate Turtleneck Session video. In the video, Moor Hound is playing a new song of his titled 'Scrapbooks'. Moor Hound plays a honest and refreshing style of acoustic folk music, and has been on numerous tours in support of his releases. His latest full length album 'Stifled Spirit' highlights his un...

MODERN-DAY DISSIDENT ROBERT MIRANDA RELEASES DEBUT RECORD, EXPOSED, APRIL 15

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Musical activist, dream seeker, singer and songwriter Robert Miranda releases his debut album, Exposed, April 15, 2014. Co-produced by Miranda, Nate Jolley (of The Jolly Twins Group), and bassist/composer Tyler Sherman, Exposed is a searing statement on the apathy and political issues dividing America. From the opening anti-materialism “Tell Me Now” to the closing  petition “Who Will Testify,” Miranda also ...

Plastic Stars by Sea for Miles

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Plastic Stars by Sea for Miles Sea for Miles is a collaborative project between Maine based musician Matt McInnis and his father and producer Michael McInnis. The album Sultans So Old So Cold will be digitally released at www.seaformiles.bandcamp.com on April 15th. The project is a lyrical journey through winter depression, neocolonialism, the Arab Spring, and the heartache caused by distance. Sultans mix...

John Gorka

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    Thursday, March 27: John Gorka   Hailed by Rolling Stone as “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the ‘New Folk Movement’”, John Gorka is an award-winning, critically acclaimed artist known for his soulful baritone voice.  His sound and lyrical insight has earned him generations of devoted fans and a career that’s found him gracing the stages of PBS’ Aus...

Prisms in the Dark by Noble Kin – Music Video Premiere

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We are pleased to be able to share Prisms in the Dark, the first single from Noble Kin's forthcoming EP Cornish Litany (available April 1, 2014).  The Brooklyn based group, led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Keith Polasko, pays respect to a varied heritage of folk, blues, and rock nobility in the brief and densely packed collection of songs that is “Cornish Litany,” while managing to create something wholly r...

Me&Amelia

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Begun in the early summer of 2012, Me&Amelia explores the genre of folk-pop, spreading a layer of tight harmonies over a foundation of acoustic strings and introspective lyrics. The duo comprises Zeke (ukulele/guitar) and Amelia (guitar), who just released their first EP ("Me&Amelia EP") in the summer of '13. Their influences include Jack Johnson and Ingrid Michaelson. You can keep up with the band's lates...

Rob LaFond twists his roots on ‘When we Fly’

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First, the business: Rob LaFond's new EP, 'When we Fly' offers an exciting new twist on a vintage sound! It nods to Ryan Adams and Jamestown Revival, was produced by Raymond Richards (LOCAL NATIVES), and features a rumbling and humbling rhythm section: Jesse Ingalls (BEN HARPER, RICKIE LEE JONES) on bass and Adam Topol (JACK JOHNSON, MASON JENNINGS) on drums. The EP reflects Rob's transition from scr...

Nettie Rose – “To The West”

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Folk songstress Nettie Rose released her album, PEOPLE I KNOW earlier this year. Based out of Santa Monica, California, Nettie is the granddaughter of the legendary DJ Alan Freed. The 11-track album plays like the soundtrack to an old Western novel, with vivid characters and detailed storytelling. Nettie has a sound that is rarely heard in mainstream music today, especially for someone so young. Her unique voice i...

Plastic Stars by Sea for Miles

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Plastic Stars by Sea for Miles Sea for Miles is a collaborative project between Maine based musician Matt McInnis and his father and producer Michael McInnis. The album Sultans So Old So Cold will be digitally released at www.seaformiles.bandcamp.com on April 15th. The project is a lyrical journey through winter depression, neocolonialism, the Arab Spring, and the heartache caused by distance. Sultans mix...

Born Standing Up – Album and Music Video Premier

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We are pleased to present the debut album by Oxford, Mississippi's Born Standing Up. A Rock N' Roll band gone old time folk that centers around lead singers, Patton Ford and Allison Quick's beautiful lush harmonies. Having just finished their debut album this past fall, which was recorded in a very DIY fashion, this band is doing exactly what is right with folk music these days. Accompanied with their album for do...

Prisms in the Dark by Noble Kin – Music Video Premiere

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We are pleased to be able to share Prisms in the Dark, the first single from Noble Kin's forthcoming EP Cornish Litany (available April 1, 2014).  The Brooklyn based group, led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Keith Polasko, pays respect to a varied heritage of folk, blues, and rock nobility in the brief and densely packed collection of songs that is “Cornish Litany,” while managing to create something wholly r...

Campbell Young

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Campbell Young is an independent solo folk artist from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He started his "career" in 2012 at age 15, and now, at almost 17, he released his first non-bandcamp release (iTunes/Spotify). Campbell is said to sound like a cross between Bob Dylan, The Lumineers, and Green Day. His DIY EP released in January features three songs of various different folk styles. The first song "Never Die" ...

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Mason Jar Fireflies

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Mason Jar Fireflies have a sound that feels like Detroit meets Nashville. One part Acoustic-Pop, one part Americana, the Tennessee trio's music comes together with a splash of R&B for full bodied flavor. Popular in the mid-south for their unique stage presence, the outfit realizes that they bring something totally unique to the table, referring to their sound as being based in "Rhythm & Greens". Comp...

AMERICAN SONGSTER DOM FLEMONS HEADS OUT FROM GRAMMY-WINNING CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS FOR DYNAMIC NEW SOLO ALBUM ‘PROSPECT HILL,’ OUT JULY 22 ON MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION

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Dom Flemons – founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and American Songster – will release his third solo album 'Prospect Hill' on July 22 on Music Maker Relief Foundation. 'Prospect Hill' finds Flemons digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug band music, fife and drum music, and ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reinterpreting the music ...

Introducing: The Gardeners Son

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THE GARDENERS SON  Oliver Budd has recently taken the alias of The Gardener's Son for his latest endeavour, the Mary EP. With his emotionally vulnerable lyrics and infectious melodies with a modern folk twist, the EP gives an almost biographical look on the young musician's life as he enters adulthood and experiences all the new things that come with it. After travelling Europe and spending a lot of time in G...

West My Friend Releases New Album, “When The Ink Dries”

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Victoria B.C. Canadian folk and roots based quintet, "West My Friend" have just released their sophomore album "When The Ink Dries" (US release: April 6th 2014/Canadian release: March 6th, 2014.)  The Vancouver Island-based West My Friend formed five years ago through music school at the University of Victoria. By 2011, they had released their first full-length album Place, which garnered multiple Canadian awa...

The Gloria Darlings

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Great harmonies, a vintage sound and great lyrics. That’s what I think when I think of The Gloria Darlings, a female “folk-grass” duo from Seattle. The latest release from Amelia Boksenbaum (aka Milly Raccoon) and Melissa Jane Pandiani (aka Pandi) is Come Home To Me, a beautiful album that brings the duo’s love of roots, old-time country, contemporary folk and bluegrass music to the surface. Milly (vocal...

Pharis & Jason Romero

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Thought we would share the great news from our friends at Hearth Music! Their clients Pharis & Jason Romero will be featured in Starbucks this October. The song "I Want To Be Lucky" is a great American Roots song, and we highly suggest you check out the rest of their album as well! Here is a snippet from Hearth Music if you would like to get to know the band a little bit better! Hopefully we will have our own ...

The Tillers

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The Tillers latest album Hand On The Plow had me hooked right away with their first song 'Old West Side.' The energy these guys have is just fantastic. I feel like I've been blasted back into the good ole' days when I listen to this album. I'll warn you right now, if you like old-timey music, buy two CD's cause your gonna wear one out within a week. BIO: The Tillers got their start in August 2007 when they ...

Ivan Rosenberg

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Ivan Rosenberg opens up his latest album, Oldies and Old-Time, with "Abject Woodhcuck" a beautiful song showcasing his brilliant clawhammer banjo playing.  A fair warning though, the first song had me hooked in about two seconds. If you're like me, be prepared to fall in love with Ivan's effortless mastery of the Dobro and clawhammer Banjo.  Oldies and Old-Time also features  a couple of Ivan's own versions of...

David Benedict – Into the True Country

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Mandolinist David Benedict is a performer and composer seeking to blend tradition and innovation through his music.  Over the years, David’s broad tastes have led him to push the conventional boundaries of the mandolin by exploring a variety of musical styles. David’s debut solo album, Into the True Country, offers a fresh and compelling display of these diverse acoustic instrumental styles. Standing firmly on ...

David Benedict

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David Benedict is currently completing a unique degree in mandolin music performance at Bryan College in Dayton, TN. David is planning to record his first full-length album filled with original progressive bluegrass. He hopes to have the album recorded in a Nashville studio with the help of several world-class musicians. He needs your help though, and thus has a Kickstarter campaign in the works.. BIO: Davi...

Spirit Family Reunion

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One of SXSW must see bands of 2013, Spirit Family Reunion is a blend of Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass and what pops out is some of that new-old-timey music. I highly recommend you check out the rest of their latest album, No Separation. Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners, farmer's markets a...

TROUT STEAK REVIVAL

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If you love bluegrass and mountain music as much as I do, you probably won’t be able to stop yourself from playing Flight, the second album from Colorado’s Trout Steak Revival, on repeat. I know I can’t. Sparked by jam sessions with close friends during backpacking trips and backyard parties, Trout Steak Revival formed in 2009. Amongst the cool clear streams and lakes in the Midwest Great Lakes region, where tr...

Grace and Tony

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When Grace Shultz and Tony White met they began experimenting with an unlikely blend of genres. By mixing punk, folk, bluegrass and texas swing, they created something new. A blend of music for those searching for what’s beyond the norm. “Punkgrass” was born. "She played bluegrass. He played punk.." Tony sporting the perfect handle bar mustache plays the guitar and splits the vocals with his soon to be wife, Gr...

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West – Our Lady of the Tall Trees

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Some new old time, bluegrass music. I love these guys (not just because their based out of Seattle, WA), they have a new album that came out in September called Our Lady of the Tall Trees. The whole album is pure awesome, and I could listen to it all day long. The lrycs, rhythm and melody in Our Lady of the Tall Trees are beautifully done. Their previous album The Holy Coming of the Storm was also a big hit, and ...

Green Rock River band announce debut album Rhinoceros

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Having spent years steaming down the estuary honing an eccentric mix of brash honky tonk string music through a series of EPs, the London octet Green Rock River Band are set to release their debut album Rhinoceros on May 26 through Hand Clap Records.  Recorded live for the majority of its creation, Rhinoceros is the band’s strongest and most adventurous material to date and will be supported by a series of UK show...

Barna Howard – 50 FEET OF SONG SESSION

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"Born in Missouri, Barna Howard has trekked through some of America’s greatest cities… Chicago, Boston and most recently Portland, OR where he recorded his debut self-titled album. Timeless, hand-crafted, and authentic are just a few words that could describe Howard’s music. The simple yet lush melodies and guitar combined with his honest vocals and lyrics is what really makes him stand out....." Check out our int...

Jenna Torres Releases “One Good Outlaw”

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Independent Country artist Jenna Torres releases her new music video "One Good Outlaw". Shot in Nashville, TN and featuring Cody McCarver, former lead singer of multi-platinum band Confederate Railroad,  "One Good Outlaw" is the latest single from her new album, A Woman's Touch released in February 2014. This newest video is the follow-up to her successful debut video “.22”, which was featured on ZUUS Country TV N...

Cowboy Hat release debut album ‘A History of The American West and Other Stories’

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Released June 3rd 2014 After 30 years, Nigel Barker is back as Cowboy Hat and that Fuzzbox Voodoo prepare to release their full-length debut, A History of the American West and Other Stories. The album, a masterfully told tale of the legends and lies that make up American history, was written and produced by Barker. The album has been described as ‘Defiantly Unique, Timeless, Cinematic, Filled with Soulful Au...

HILLMAN LIGHTHOUSE ~ 2:43 minutes of sun-drenched Americana from Sweden

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HILLMAN LIGHTHOUSE ”I think pure country music includes rock and roll” said Gram Parsons before he rode into the sundown. We couldn’t agree more. ”Six Weeks From Sunday” is the new single from Gothenburg, Sweden’s Hillman Lighthouse. 2:43 minutes of sun-drenched Americana - tight as hell, a distinct groove, powerful riffs and vocal harmonies. In late autumn of 2013 Hillman went into the studio for four days t...

NICK FOSTER free music and busy spring!

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NICK FOSTER, singer/songwriter from Seattle WA, crafts compelling folk/country songs that range dynamically from intimate acoustic to reckless blues and indie rock. On the heels of FOSTER'S independently released ‘The Glowing Heart’ and the video release for the single ‘Letters,’ FOSTER enjoyed a successful 2013 debut, marked by a steadily growing following, packed crowds and warm audience responses. FOSTER is gea...

Elizabeth Carrigan “I Dreamed Last Night”

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Elizabeth Carrigan, a South Berwick, ME-based musician, artist and mother, had everything going for her.  She was happily working on her new CD and blissful after welcoming her baby daughter in January 2010. Life can change in an instant. Six days after delivering her baby, Elizabeth experienced major post-childbirth complications, including a brain hemorrhage that led to a massive stroke.  She has spent the past ...

Snir Yamin Releases “Urban Stories” EP

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Israeli singer-songwriter Snir Yamin released his brand new four-track EP Urban Stories to international audiences on September 20, 2013. The debut EP, released September 20, 2013, features four original songs that combine soft rock with new age electronic beats. With influences from the likes of Damien Rice and John Mayer, the emotional ballads feature lyrics that speak of profound love and heartbreak. Urban S...

West My Friend Releases New Album, “When The Ink Dries”

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Victoria B.C. Canadian folk and roots based quintet, "West My Friend" have just released their sophomore album "When The Ink Dries" (US release: April 6th 2014/Canadian release: March 6th, 2014.)  The Vancouver Island-based West My Friend formed five years ago through music school at the University of Victoria. By 2011, they had released their first full-length album Place, which garnered multiple Canadian awa...

Blake Collins Debut EP – A Bell Locks In

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  With a sound and feel that suggests it was released among other great albums during the Summer of Love in the 1960s, Blake Collins’ debut EP A Bell Locks In might very well be a time-traveling artifact that comes to us in defiance of time and space. Or perhaps its creator simply knows what it takes to make a record that is as timeless as it is relevant. A Bell Locks In beautifully melds an old-scho...