Lisa Redford (“one of our finest singer/songwriters’ Bob Harris), releases a brand new EP Another Place and Time on April 8th through Proper Music Distribution. The songs are recorded with José McGill from renowned Americana band The Vagaband and he also plays double bass, drums, percussion, electric guitar and hammond organ. Talented musician Noel Dashwood contributes his wonderful dobro as well as ukulele, harmonies and harmonica.
Lisa has played a number of festivals including the Pop-Up stages at C2C Country to Country and recorded sessions for Radio 2's Bob Harris, including ‘Under the Apple Tree’, and Amazing Radio. Another Place in Time opens with the instantly memorable and melodic single "Music and the Mountains." The bittersweet and heartfelt title track follows. "Remember Me" is a hooky radio-friendly band track and moving ballad "Worst Kind of Love" closes the EP. Biography Lisa Redford has earned acclaim for her heartfelt acoustic Americana and folk with memorable melodies and stunning vocals. She has also performed with, and opened for, many respected international artists within the worlds of country, folk and Americana. In 2015 her song "Here Alone" was covered by the winner of the Pre-Teen Award at TeenStar, a national competition at Birmingham’s NEC. Having been based in the US as well as the UK, Lisa also writes popular music columns for Songwriting Magazine, the Evening News Newspaper and All Things Norfolk, where she reviews and previews gigs and offers tips to thousands of readers.
“She brings an honest song writing style and beautiful vocal styling to every one of her songs...In a sea of smart female singer-songwriters, Lisa Redford is an admiral.’' Maverick Magazine
NASHVILLE, TN (March 28, 2016 PR) – GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist Kristian Bush has penned a set of original songs for Janece Shaffer’s new play Troubadour, which will stage its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, January 18-February 12, 2017. A romantic comedy set in 1950s Nashville, Troubadour follows the son of a country music legend who joins forces with a singer-songwriter and a rodeo tailor to carry on his father’s legacy. As the story unfolds, a revolution is born, and country music is changed forever -- with Bush’s period-accurate tunes guiding the way.
"Writing the throwback country songs for Troubadour was exciting, especially for an East Tennessee boy like me,” says Bush. "It was a joy discovering these characters, and a wonderful challenge to try and create hit songs for each of them that would fit in the authentic timeline of the story."
Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer wrote the script with music from Bush and direction by Susan V. Booth. For tickets and information, visit http://alliancetheatre.org/production/troubadour or call 404.733.5000.
Bush recently premiered his love song “Forever Now (Say Yes),” which is featured as the new theme for the hit TV TLC series Say Yes to the Dress. Signed to BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records, Bush is already in the studio working on the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed debut solo album, SOUTHERN GRAVITY. For more information, visit www.kristianbush.com
Elmore Magazine Premieres Andy's song "High Water, Low Bridge"
(Press Release) The new album from North Carolina roots songwriter Andy Ferrell, At Home and In Nashville, is aptly named, for it points to a long lineage of artists traveling between their homes in rural Appalachia and the neon lights of country music’s capitol, Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Boone, NC, Ferrell grew up in heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the birthplace of Appalachian traditional music and the home of the great Doc Watson. Growing up in Watson’s shadow, and with a folk guitarist for a father, Appalachian roots play a large role in Ferrell’s music. What’s surprising about his new album is how far he has reached beyond these roots. On this album he focuses on country songwriting with a bittersweet edge, much like his heroes Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt. Recording the album between Nashville and Boone, he blends old-time roots and folk songwriting with a more polished country sound that verges at times on Paul Simon-esque balladry. Sweet pedal steel rings through his sound, mixed in with rich vocal harmonies and songs that look to the hard truths of a working man’s life as much as to the vagaries of love
"Nail’s sound is superbly profound, dancing along the lines of Ryan Bingham and a Stetson-clad Beck." Elmore Magazine
Austin, Texas -- A little over a decade ago, molded by a family of ranchers and fine art purveyors, and the untamed landscape and starry night skies of his hometown of Albany, Texas, Jeremy Nail travelled 200 miles south from Albany to Austin, bringing his dust-rattled heart and alt-country-roots-rockin’ soul to the scene.
It didn’t take long before he found kindred spirits, playing guitar and writing songs with the likes of Dustin Welch, The Sideshow Tragedy and Liars and Saints (with Johnny Goudie and Kacy Crowley). Nail’s debut album Letter (2008) was hailed by the Austin Chronicle as “a diverse, gripping listen, one that's centered around his ability to capture waking moments with intensity.”
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Press Release)-- In advance of what would have been Miles Davis’ 90th birthday, Prestige Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, will celebrate this milestone with The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection — a lavish, 11-LP box set that commemorates the legendary trumpeter’s appearances as a young leader for Prestige Records during the 10-inch LP era, from 1951 to 1954. Street date is May 13, 2016.
The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collectionpresents all ten 10-inch LPs on which Miles Davis appeared as a leader for Prestige Records, plus a bonus record featuring Davis as a guest artist withLee Konitz, all remastered from the original analog master tapes and faithfully reproduced on 10-inch vinyl, including the original cover artwork and liner notes. Also in the box is a 16-page booklet featuring rare photographs and insightful new notes byGRAMMY® Award-winning author Ashley Kahn, as well as a collectible print of a painting by Davis. The complete list of albums includes: Modern Jazz Trumpets (featuring Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham and Fats Navarro); The New Sounds;Blue Period; Miles Davis Plays the Compositions of Al Cohn; Miles Davis Quartet; Miles Davis All Star Sextet; Miles Davis Quintet; Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins; Miles Davis All Stars, Vol. 1; Miles Davis All Stars, Vol. 2 and, as a bonus, Lee Konitz’s The New Sounds, featuring Davis as a guest artist. These records offer an incredible lineup of talent, including performances by Art Blakey, Al Cohn, Roy Haynes, Percy Heath, Milt Jackson, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver and Zoot Sims, among many other legends of the genre.
Nick Phillips, the producer of the box set, remarks, “This collection presents an exciting and important period in Miles Davis’ development as an artist; one in which he is clearly distinguishing himself from the other bop stylists of the era and is rapidly developing the uniquely lyrical and powerful voice that remains so instantly recognizable and influential to this day.”
In addition to the vinyl box set, Concord is in the process of making Davis’ entire Prestige catalog of 12-inch albums available as 24-bit digital editions. Each title has been meticulously restored from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY® Award-winning mastering engineer Paul Blakemore. The campaign, which has been ongoing since February 2016, includes such albums as Dig, Walkin’, Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’, and Steamin’, among others. The rollout is expected to be completed by May, 2016.
(Press Release) Robert Ellis is set to return with his eponymous fourth album on June 3rd via New West Records. The 11-song, self-titled set is his most personal statement yet and a summation of his career thus far. Robert Ellis follows his critically acclaimed 2014 release The Lights From The Chemical Plant, with NPR Music premiering the album track "Drivin'" today. They describe the album as "brilliant," and stated, "Musically varied, impeccably structured, Robert Ellis recalls the 'confessional' songwriters who set the bar in the 1970s, as well as recent Americana landmarks like Jason Isbell's Southeastern. There are traces of Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon on this cohesive work, and the laconic insight that James Taylor offers at his best. Robert Ellis is not always a light listen - the narrator bluntly claims his sins throughout - but the musical adventurousness that's in Ellis' blood makes it an irresistible one."
Listen to "Drivin'" via NPR:
(Press Release) Tune in to AT&T AUDIENCE Network for: "Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone "Buddy Guy'" this coming Friday, March 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTVCh 239/U-verse Ch 1114). Watch as revered blues legend Buddy Guy sits down for the new documentary series, talking frankly about a wide range of topics--from how he got his start on a 3-string guitar to his close friend Muddy Waters' last words of advice.
"I wasn't looking for anything special. All I thought was let me play like BB King and act like Guitar Slim," says Buddy of his own signature tone. Adding later on re Muddy "We use to joke over drinks-'If i go before you don't let the blues die.'"
Watch the trailer for AT&T AUDIENCE Network's "Ernie Ball: The Pursuit of Tone 'Buddy Guy'" (here).
Willie Nile's rockin’ new album World War Willie will be released April 1 and at the end of the month, he will be making an appearance in NYC at City Winery. Get all of the details below and grab your tickets.
Sat., April 30
City Winery NYC
155 Varrick St.
Showtime: 8 p.m.; Tickets: $28-$38
Nashville, TN -- The term, "highly anticipated" is tossed around often in music press, but it can't begin to describe the excitement among true music insiders surrounding the release of Right Beside You, the new album from Jeff White.
Music journalist, Jon Weisberger, has called Jeff White "one of Nashville's under-sung heroes for more than two decades." White has performed on an unbelievable roster of albums with artists including Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn, Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Lyle Lovett, and The Chieftains, to name a stellar few. Ever now and then, however, White finds time to surface as a front man, much to the delight of savvy audiences, and he has recorded two previous, highly-praised solo projects.
The Wyoming-born, Nashville-based musician Luke Bell appreciates the simple things in life. "I like work, cowboy culture, just plain good songs, honky-tonks, real life people, my dog, and my 95 Buick," says Bell. A fifth-generation descendant of Wyoming homesteaders, the ranch hand turned troubadour has seen a lot of life in his 26 years on this mortal coil and is preparing the release of his second LP. Listen to the downright righteous tune below.
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