(Press Release) Ian Moore, the Seattle-based, Austin, TX-born guitar player, singer and songwriter makes the proverbial renaissance man look lazy. Toronto comes on the heels of Strange Days, his most successful record since his eponymous debut and despite a never-ending cycle of touring, Moore offers a new release of bright, blazing rock-n-roll that combines his legendary guitar prowess with radio-friendly songs that showcase his elastic, soul-inflected vocals. “It’s a very different climate right now.
When we hit a city, it doesn’t matter that I have 14 records, radio hits, etc. The only thing that matters is if we can really show up and leave the people feeling they saw something amazing. Its keeps me hungry, and I like the challenge” says Moore. Toronto releases May 25, 2018, on Last Chance Records in the US and on Rough Trade in Europe. Moore will be touring in support of the record in the U.S. and Europe for all of 2018.
Watch Ian perform "Lords of the Levee" from Toronto, Solo Acoustic at City Winery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqdZECyRaxU&feature=youtu.be
Willie Nelson Premieres Powerhouse Studio Album Of 11 Newly-Penned Songs on Latest Album, Last Man Standing
Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Last Man Standing, Willie Nelson's new studio album (and 11th for the label), on Friday, April 27.
Arriving just in time for Willie's 85th birthday (April 29), Last Man Standing will be available on CD, 12" vinyl LP and digital formats.
The first single from the project is the title track from the album "Last Man Standing" and Willie shared a music video capturing the making of the track today. The album is available for pre-order now and the single is available at all digital outlets.
Pre-order the album and listen to the single now at https://WillieNelson.lnk.to/lmsFA!1 and view the video for "Last Man Standing" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk55FA6_xkM
Austin-based trio Greyhounds has announced the upcoming release of their new LP Cheyenne Valley Drive on April 6th. They've also shared the first single from the record, "No Other Woman", a swirling dose of driving bluesy rock, which you can stream above.
Greyhounds are the Austin trio of Anthony Farrell (vocals, keyboards), Andrew Trube (vocals and guitar) and Ed Miles (drums). Many music fans remember Farrell and Trube as key members of JJ Grey's band MOFRO for many years. After parting with Grey in 2016 to focus full-time on Greyhounds, the band has only left the road to record and release two full-length records.
The seeds of Cheyenne Valley Drive were planted in 2016 when Greyhounds met acclaimed engineer and Memphis native Matt Ross-Spang. Soon afterwards, Matt moved his operation to the newly refurbished Sam Phillips Recording studio. Greyhounds had always wanted to record in the historic studio, considering it the perfect place to make the type of album they wanted: a less produced, more spontaneous style of recording, all straight to tape like many of the classic records that were made there in its heyday. And Ross-Spang was the perfect engineer, steeped in the old-school style of making records.
Julia Capogrossi Tapped as Official Spokesperson for Global Children’s Rescue in the Pursuit to End Human Trafficking
(Press Release) Amid her current single Morganclimbing the charts, country artist Julia Capogrossi has just been named the official spokesperson for Global Children’s Rescue (GCR), a non-profit that works to put a stop to human trafficking. Capogrossi jumped at the chance to work with them, citing human trafficking as an issue close to her heart.
In describing the announcement, Capogrossi said, “This is so important to me, and something that people aren’t talking about enough. People think ‘this could never happen to me, this could never happen to my children,’ but it can, it is, and it’s happening every day. I think people need to be aware of potential threatening situations as it could mean the difference between life and death.”
Global Children’s Rescue focuses on missing children and human trafficked victims as well as human trafficking prevention. In working with them, she hopes to bring more awareness to this issue, as well as bringing awareness and support in their pursuit of ending human trafficking in our local communities.
February 16th, 2018 - Outlaw country revivalist Craig Gerdes has released his highly-anticipated LP Smokin' Drinkin' & Gamblin'. Gerdes celebrated the release with a performance at the legendary Nashville Palace as well as several live sessions via WSMV's Today In Nashville, ACME's Vinyl Lunch & RFD-TV. Gerdes has also been featured at Guitar World, The Boot, Glide Magazine & many more.
Smokin' Drinkin' & Gamblin' is out now via Sol Records.
Craig Gerdes is a singer whose voice is steadied by the legion of angels he believes watch over him. He tells stories at a Southern pace, with a soft voice and slow drawl. His new album Smokin' Drinkin' and Gamblin' is full of outlaw-country rug cutters and ballads about strong heads and weak hearts. Fueled by nostalgia, his songwriting talent turns old habits into dependable crutches nursing the phantom pain of distant love.
Though he hails from rural Illinois, his sound is old-school, four-to-the-floor, Texas-style honky tonk, reminiscent of greats like Waylon Jennings, Leon Payne, George Strait, Jim Lauderdale and James McMurtry. As great songwriters often do, he spent time as a writer in Nashville, where he had some success, and learned that his songs were too country for the cosmopolitan elite.
"Redneck Sonsabitches" eloquently details the story of his Nashville experience, one that put him in front of great outlaw songwriter Billie Joe Shaver. Shaver laughed with him about the difficult road honest songwriters sometimes face on Music Row, and asked him if he'd ever been to Texas. Another man of faith, Shaver ensured Gerdes they'd meet again, and three years later Gerdes opened a show for him outside La Grange. The song he penned about it is a swaggerin' chicken-pickin' electric two stepper. The band careens through a tempo change where he namechecks Shaver, who told him "Son, I know just how you feel," before he remembers what record companies remarked about his work—"You long haired redneck sonsabitches are not wanted here in Nashville, Tennessee."
Nashville, TENN (Press Release) --- Tom Eure has released The Coin, The Prayer & The Crow, his 6th original album. The singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist creates music that is at once robust, and the next moment lilting. It is a heartfelt fusion of Folk, Celtic, and Appalachian influences.
Tom grew up in Roanoke Rapids, attended Appalachian State University, and resides near Charlotte. With its rich musical history and traditions, Eure's home state of North Carolina provides endless inspiration.
As a sought-after studio musician, Eure has appeared on over 45 albums, smoothly transitioning between genres. He’s the fiddler for 2015 CMA award winners Flatland Tourist, spent seven years with the Cajun band Carolina Gator Gumbo, and is part of the Celtic music group Thistledown Tinkers. Experiences with such varied acts have served to enhance Tom’s “folk process” of absorbing musical traditions and allowing them to shape his own unique sound.
So far, 2018 has seen some damn fine releases. There's so much good music out there, that it's kinda overwhelming. Helping you sort through it all, the tunes on this playlist feature artists that you need to keep on your radar and serve as a jumping off point to discover new music from artists familiar and fresh faced. Dig in.
February 15, 2018 — GRAMMY-winning Western icons, Riders In The Sky — Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul and Joey the CowPolka King — celebrated 40 years of performing music together this year. To mark the anniversary, the band will release its 41st album on April 13. The 15-track collection is called 40 Years The Cowboy Way and will release through the band's own Riders Radio Records label.
(Nashville, Tenn. -- February 14, 2018 Press Release) Country singer-songwriter and recording artist,Clark Hill, will release his debut album People Like Me after two years of blood, sweat, and tears on March 23rd. The album will be available for pre-order on all digital platforms on February 23 with three instant track downloads: "I Hate That Car", "Pecan Pie", and Music Row's Top 100 charting single "Perfect To Me".
A tour in promotion of People Like Me will take place from May-October of this year with dates and locations to be announced.
"I'm beyond grateful to be surrounded by a team of explosive talent and generosity," said Hill."Kudos to their patience and commitment, this project finally meets my artistic vision and details pieces of my journey. I could not be more ready to introduce fans to the music that defines 'People Like Me'."
“Perfect To Me” was the first single from Hill released to Country Radio last summer which earned a variety of praise from outlets including an A letter grade from Digital Journal and exclusive music video premiere via Celeb Secrets Country. The love ballad was co-written by Grammy-nominated artist Chris Young and Rogers.
Dallas, Texas -- Love is in the air and, to celebrate, Adrian Johnston announced today's release of her latest radio single, "Damn, I Want a Love Like That," a duet featuring newcomer Jordon Isaac. Penned by Zac Maloy and Boots Ottestad, this call-and-response patterned love song features constant lyrics that match the electric guitar beat for beat. Told from the eyes of a couple in love, Johnston hopes this is the next Texas Country duet everyone will be singing for years to come! "Damn, I Want a Love Like That" is being promoted by Dorothea Ivey of Cabin Creek Promotions.
A last minute, and rather unexpected, add to the EP, IT TAKES TIME, Johnston originally recorded "Damn, I Want A Love Like That" as a demo being pitched to Carrie Underwood. Realizing there was something missing on her own record, she notes that this song kept coming up on her radar. Deciding it was "the one" to round off the 6-song selection, she chose to give it "dimension" by making it a duet with Isaac.
"I have always loved this song but when we decided to make it a duet it came to life," said Johnston. "It's a different vibe than the last few singles I've put out and I'm excited for everyone to hear a different side. Plus, Jordon Isaac's vocals are simply amazing and bring that extra something to an already magical song!"