(Press Release) The path towards the new Red Moon Road album, ‘Sorrows and Glories’, began with a shattered leg, a cancelled tour and a long 2000 km trip home. Luckily, the Winnipeg folk trio is known for surviving adversity, spinning stories into songs and, more often, breaking hearts with stunning musicianship.
Red Moon Road, formed in 2012 by Daniel Jordan, Sheena Rattai and Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner, are now fully healed and returned from a year of extensive and adventure filled touring across 7 countries in Europe and North America. ‘Sorrows and Glories’ their third album has already received major plays and several weeks at number one on the Earshot! National Folk/Roots/Blues Charts in Canada.
Watch ‘Words Of The Walls’ live:
‘Sorrows and Glories’ was recorded by producer/engineer/Juno recipient, David Travers-Smith (Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth Moody) and award winning producer/player Murray Pulver (Doc Walker, Steve Bell) and delivers the band’s finest songwriting to date. Spanning a wide range of genres, from a Beatles-esque pop song, Words of the Walls, which muses the storied past of an iconic apartment block, to Beauty in These Broken Bones, a full-on spiritual backed by a star-studded choir, the three collaborative yet distinct writers frame immaculately crafted songs with original and innovative instrumental work. With tastes of Albertan country, Parisian aires, banjo driven anthems and the tradition folk storytelling in a Canadiana style, the music carries the stories as compellingly as the lyrics.
(Press Release) On September 9th, vulnerability and carnal desire go head-to-head on Elise Davis’ debut album The Token which will be released via Make The Kill Records / Thirty Tigers.
Rolling Stone Country premiered the "jangly, sultry" cut "Penny" and said, "...in her voice, even pocket change seems sensual."
"The coin in the song exemplifies a wish, but it's half-hearted," Davis tells Rolling Stone. "I wanted to write a song detailing what’s going on under the surface in this particular instance. The person I am singing about felt I was naïve about his level of commitment when, in fact, I was well aware. In a way, 'Penny' is celebrating the excitement of no strings attached."
Stream the track:
The Token was produced by Sam Kassirer – keyboardist in Josh Ritter's band and an accomplished producer known for work with the likes of Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Erin McKeown, Langhorne Slim, and others. During the winter of 2015, Davis and Kassier decamped to his Great Northern Sound Society studio in rural Maine to record the album.
“…like you've been snuck into something secret and awesome.” - San Francisco Bay Guardian
"The thirteen track collection is brimming with stories and reflections that are insightful, poignant and wisdom-filled." -The Daily Country
(Press Release) Oakland, CA based Singer/songwriter Tom Rhodes has announced his 2016 Fall tour dates, including a string of shows in support of Louisiana songwriter Kevin Gordin.
Before you hear Tom Rhodes’s voice, you feel it - like a left jab to the jaw. Raspy and soulful, like Ray LaMontagne or a young Van Morrison, but with a soaring intensity that recalls Jackson Browne. Your eyes adjust. You regain your bearings. A familiar feeling washes over you: Have I heard this before? Then, a split-second later, comes the power-punch: the words - direct, poetic, timeless, true.
In July 2016, Rhodes released his fifth full-length album Who You Were – a stunning culmination of Rhodes’s search for his unique voice as a songwriter and singer. Rhodes’s new album Who You Were is a collection of stories and reflections brimming with the same clear-eyed wisdom that abounded on his previous album, 2014's With Or Without. However, the songs on Who You Were possess an added poignancy. Rhodes’s father - himself a master storyteller and dispenser of wisdom - passed away on September 14, 2015. To Rhodes, Who You Were feels like a torch being passed, from one storyteller to another.
NASHVILLE, TN (Press Release)– Acclaimed Charleston, SC duo Shovels & Rope have released two new videos in front of the October 7 release of their highly anticipated new album Little Seeds (New West).
NPR Music posted the exclusive premiere of the clip for the gorgeous track “St. Anne’s Parade” (VIEW HERE). The clip features actual footage of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent (aka Shovels & Rope) taking part in a friend’s wedding parade on the streets of New Orleans, with a lively cast of characters. Noisey posted the exclusive premiere of the video for the gritty track “I Know”, which features the colorful, but ugly side of a drag queen beauty contest and how competition doesn’t always bring out the best in a us. (VIEW HERE).
Because I loved "True"......
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Press Release)— Tony Hadley was the soulful front man for the hugely popular 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. After fifteen Top 10 singles (including the #1 smash “True”) the group took a 20-year hiatus before reforming in 2009, again hitting the U.K. Top 10 with their reunion album, Once More. Following an acclaimed 2014 documentary about the band (Soul Boys of the Western World, directed by Julien Temple) and a successful tour, Hadley stepped out in 2015 with The Christmas Album, his first holiday offering, showing the same adventurous spirit while doing what he does best — making every song his own.
The album is due out October 21, 2016 on Omnivore Recordings.
Husband and wife duo The Handsome Family will release their 10th studio album Unseen on September 16th via Virtual Label. It's their first release since their song"Far From Any Road" was picked up as the True Detective Season 1 theme song which launched the couple into sudden and unexpected worldwide fame. With its unique mix of country instrumentation and intriguing surrealist lyriciscm, the album explores the unseen stories, people, and places of the American West, where members Brett and Rennie Sparks live (Albuquerque, NM) and shines a light on the obscure and forgotten. This morning, American Songwriter premiered their new song "Tiny Tina" which tells "the tragic story of tiny-horse-meeting gone awry."
Listen to "Tiny Tina" via American Songwriter here:
Dolly Parton Teams Up with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® to Release Deluxe Version of 'Pure & Simple'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2016 Press Release) – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® today announced that Dolly Parton is its latest Spotlight Music artist. The legendary singer will exclusively release a deluxe version of her new album Pure & Simple in Cracker Barrel stores nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.
This deluxe offering of Pure & Simple features 10 new tracks inspired by Parton’s East Tennessee roots. The album is complemented by several pieces of content exclusive to Cracker Barrel, including two versions of the singer’s chart-topping hits “Jolene” and “9 to 5” recorded live at Glastonbury Festival and a 48-page magazine filled with photos and interviews highlighting memorable stories from Parton. The deluxe edition also includes coupons to various Parton attractions.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 24, 2016) – Rebel Engine Entertainment recording artist Stephanie Quayle and Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, the modern day mercantile of country lifestyle gear and apparel, are pleased to announce an official partnership. They have a lot in common--both hail from Bozeman, Mont., both have a strong foundation built on good values and principles and they both aim to put a smile on their customers’ faces, whether it be at a live show for Stephanie or at one of Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply’s 30 stores. When the opportunity for a partnership arose, it was a natural fit.
“I have always been passionate about the outdoors since growing up on our working family farm raising bison and living for my time in the barn with my horses,” says Quayle. “I am beyond excited to team with Murdoch’s to combine my roots and love of the western lifestyle with country music. I have been a fan and loyal customer of Murdoch’s my whole life.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) - Texas Country Rocker Cameran Nelson continues to top the charts of the Texas music scene with his latest single, "Little that We're Livin On," hitting # 1 on the Texas Regional Radio Top 100. The simple life love song is one of many featured signature songs on Nelson's sophmore album Good Thing Going, which also includes chart-toppers "Shotgun," "You Can Still Wear White," and sexy feel-good song "Nothing's Got Nothin."
The esteemed singer-songwriter continues to captivate fans across the nation as he begins to headline his own dates and plays alongside many country music staples such as Aaron Watson, Lee Brice, Cody Johnson, Kevin Fowler, and more. A full list of tour dates can be found here.
Purchase Good Thing Going here.
For more information about Cameran Nelson, visit www.camerannelson.com.
(Nashville, Tennessee, Press Release) - August 23, 2016 - Shooter Jennings is rarely satisfied with the status quo and has always pursued answers to his most pressing questions both through his music and through personal journey. His new audio series "Beyond The Black" delves into the deep, dark topics and tales that inspired his 2010 album Black Ribbons. The limited series is available for free at http://beyondthe.black.
In the original episode "Wake Up! / Triskaidekaphobia," Shooter breached the ideals of the fictional band Hierphant, discussed the Franklin Scandal, Ophiuchus and the death of Princess Diana, among other topics which inspired the first two songs on Black Ribbons.