(Press Release) Alternative singer/songwriter and activist, Declan McKenna’s debut album What Do You Think About The Car? is out now via Columbia Records. Following rapturously received performances at Glastonbury and Latitude, the 18 year old Brit is very proud to release his first collection of socially aware, melody-heavy indie pop songs. Topics include transgendered youth, right leaning television news, corruption, religion and the frustration of being a young person in the modern world. The album is available digitally here: smarturl.it/CarDL. Purchase the physical album here: http://smarturl.it/DeclanShop.
What Do You Think About The Car? is the follow up to Declan’s EP Liar released last May. The full-length album was recorded in London and LA alongside renowned producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco (Depeche Mode, Arctic Monkeys). The song “Listen To Your Friends” was produced by Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend; the track, “Paracetamol” was produced by Neil Comber; and “Brazil” was produced by Max Marlow. Declan, an adept songwriter and multi-instrumentalist wrote all of the songs and co-wrote “Listen To Your Friends” on the 11-track LP. See below for full tracklist.
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Nashville, Tenn. (July 21, 2017 Press Release) – Big Loud Records newcomer Jillian Jacqueline continues to make a bold statement in the Country scene with today’s (7/21) release of her refreshingly honest new piano ballad, “God Bless This Mess,” along with its gorgeous lyric video.
Now available for purchase and streaming on all digital music platforms, “God Bless This Mess” was co-written by the rising star with producer Tofer Brown and GRAMMY award-winning hitmaker Lori McKenna (Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind,” Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush”).
Now Available on iTunes, Amazon, and Cdbaby!
Stream “This Too Shall Pass” here and on the band’s website http://thecontribution.net
Listen to "This Too Shall Pass" HERE
ASHEVILLE, NC (Press Release) -- Since this February, The Contribution have been living up to their name and giving back with each song. They have been releasing one single a month, as sort of a mid-month pick-me-up since February 2017 and have partnered with a variety of nonprofits to which 100% of the profits from each single (sold as a digital download) will go to a charity (hand-picked by members of the band) in perpetuity. Nonprofits involved include Rex Foundation, Conscious Alliance, HeadCount, Rock the Earth, The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, BCEF, and Piedmont Land Conservatory.
The Contribution is the brainchild of Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth (violin, guitar, vocals) together with Phil Ferlino (keyboards, vocals) and Jeff Miller (guitar, vocals) of New Monsoon. Keith Moseley (String Cheese Incident), has been the bass player from the band's inception along with vocalist Sheryl Renee (The Black Swan Singers). The drum chair has been occupied by Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Matt Butler (Everyone Orchestra), and currently Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic). Both Matt Butler and Duane Trucks appear on the band’s new record, Wilderness And Space. The full ten song album will be released on vinyl this Fall on LoHi Records and reveals the group's love of 60s pop and soul coupled with their ability to flat-out shred.
"The new project merges jazz with bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock, and soul on eleven tracks filled with bold arrangements and unexpected elements. One such song is Douglas' rendering of Tom Waits' '2:19.' A funky revelation, the song drips with soul courtesy of some dynamic horn-work and Douglas' bluesy vocals."
--Tara Joan, NoDepression.com, July 20, 2017
THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND--led by 14-time Grammy Award-winning musician JERRY DOUGLAS--yesterday (7/20), teamed up with No Depression to premiere "2:19," a cover of the Tom Waits gem. It's the second single off the band's debut studio album WHAT IF that's due out Friday, August 18 via Rounder Records. The album's 11-tracks decisively mergejazz inclinations with the bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock, and soulthat DOUGLAS spent his life absorbing and performing, forging a sound that flies beyond the boundaries of anything he--or anyone else--has done before.Click here to listen to "2:19." WHAT IF is now available for pre-order via Amazon here.
In a consistently colorful musical career that spans nearly four decades, Willie Nile has established a reputation as a world-class rock ’n’ roller, and as a singular songwriter with deep roots in rock’s rich history. So it’s not surprising that he’d choose to tip his hat to one of his most enduring musical inspirations with his eleventh studio album, Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan, a heartfelt, personally charged set of Dylan covers that honors its subject while exemplifying the same qualities that have distinguished Nile’s work since the beginning.
The album was released on June 23rd, and you can catch Nile in NYC in support of the recording on September 6th. Full show details below.
Wed., Sept. 6th
NEW YORK, City Winery
Showtime: 8 p.m.; Tickets $30-$40
(Press Release) Born out of a spontaneous series of freewheeling and collaborative live tours, songwriter/producer super-trio NHD - Salim Nourallah, Billy Harvey, and Alex Dezen - will release their joyful debut album, 'And The Devil Went Up To Portland,' October 20 via Dallas-based Palo Santo Records. Equal parts humor and heart, the album showcases the infectious lyrical wit and undeniable chemistry of NHD's three kindred frontmen, who, according to Austin NPR station KUTX, have already developed the kind of "depth and polish you would expect to find in long-running bands." Listen to "The Boys Are Back In Town" via Cowboys & Indians here: bit.ly/2vFrGyu
The first official release to come out of Dixie Chicks fiddler Martie Maguire HEK studio in Austin, the record combines sharply crafted melodies with the kind of clever, free-spirited storytelling each member has become known for in their own right. From the hysteria of "Hello From an Emergency Room in Hollywood" to the whimsical, Beatles-like psychedelia of "Ballad of a Patient Man," 'And The Devil Went Up To Portland' is a whole far greater than the sum of its already-remarkable parts, as well as a much-needed reminder of just how fun making music can--and should--be.
Watch the video HERE
July 21, 2017 - Austin, TX-based Cosmic Country artist Johnny Dango recently shared the video for his single "Hole in My Heart" at Huffington Post who called Dango's music, "Mouthwatering." Additionally, Dango recently premiered his track "I Was Wrong" at PopMatters, and also shared singles at No Depression and more. Dango's forthcoming LP, Recluse in Plain Sight, drops September 1.
From the hushed fields of Stillwater, Okla., to the raucous barrooms of Austin, Texas, the hard work and bloody fingers of singer/songwriter Johnny Dango have given rise to a cosmic honky-tonk thunder, a deliciously irreverent mix of downhome Americana and heady classic rock. Dango has paid his dues in bands such as Brothers & Sisters and The Memphis Strange, and as a sideman for country-rocker Stoney LaRue. And he’s shared bills with legends such as Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker and Alejandro Escovedo, over the years developing a unique and gorgeously tumbledown aesthetic that is potently concentrated in the neon avenues and creaking front porches of his debut solo album, Recluse in Plain Sight.“I’m not into paint-by-numbers,” Dango says. “I have no interest in making another generic Americana record. There are already plenty of ‘em out there.”
(Press Release) Teen songstress Bailey James, an emerging face on the country scene who has already acquired over 100,000 followers across her social media platforms, is finding success on her multi-city radio tour after a bustling 2017 featuring appearances and performances at the CMA Music Festival and Charlie Daniels Celebrity Golf Classic. Visiting stations across Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, and New York, Bailey has been winning over country listeners and program and music directors with the co-penned female anthem Run Girl, a track written by Bailey, Julie Downs and country hit maker Steve O’Brien.
“I am really proud of this song,” James said. “It’s a reminder to everyone that any goal or dream can be achieved as long as you are willing to put in the hard work to make it happen.”
BB King Blues Club & Grill - Times Square
237 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
DATE: Saturday, July 29
TIME: Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the all-time greatest singer-songwriters, musicians and pianists. A true American Stylist akin to all-time greats Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Al Jolson, he is an architect of great genres such as rock n' roll and rockabilly as well as a commander of country music and the blues.
He was born in 1935 to Mamie and Elmo Lewis of Ferriday, Louisiana. In November of ‘56 Jerry Lee made his way to Memphis, Tennessee where he would join Sun Records and launch hit records with "Crazy Arms," "Whole Lotta Shakin,’", and "Great Balls of Fire." Jerry Lee, along with his friends, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins would become known as the Million Dollar Quartet and there is not any part of music that their influences haven't touched. Musically, Jerry Lee has topped the Billboard charts countless times throughout his seven-decade career. 3 Top 10 songs, 17 Country Top 10 albums, 6 Country Number 1 hits, 46 Country Top 10 songs, more than a dozen Gold records in rock and country, and the list goes on. As a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s very first class of inductees, “The Killer” holds numerous awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, numerous GRAMMYs, the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award and countless other honors. Rolling Stone has named him in the top 25 Greatest Artists of All Time and Top 40 in the Greatest Country Artists of All Time. He is truly rock’s first great wild man and an accomplished country stylist, and shows no signs of stopping, touring around the globe still today.
Visit www.jerryleelewis.com to follow “The Killer.”
(Press Release) This fall, with their two young children in tow, Mexo-Americana pioneers David Wax Museum will embark on the “Electric Artifacts” tour – celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band, and featuring their 1000th show.
The Electric Artifacts tour spans ten cities and explores the roots of David Wax Museum. Beginning with a series of house shows in Washington, DC that feature duo performances from David Wax & Suz Slezak, the tour explores many of the markets that helped propel the band to the national stage over the past decade. With full band shows, featuring a horn section, the tour winds its way from current hometown Charlottesville, to their previous hometowns of Northampton and Boston, with stops along the way in Baltimore, Thomas WV, Philadelphia, Saratoga Springs, and New York City. The 1000th show of their career will be a secret show on September 22, at a location to be announced.