“Link Wray was a huge influence on all modern rock guitar players. If they say he didn’t influence (them), they’re lying!” - Wayne Kramer, MC5
“Rumble had the power to help me say ‘fuck it,’ I’m going to be a musician.” – Iggy Pop
(Press Release) In 2018, it will have been 60 years since legendary guitarist Link Wray released his influential instrumental song “Rumble,” and changed the face and sound of rock and roll forever. Today, Dan Auerbach’s label, Easy Eye Sound is proud to announce that it will release “Son of Rumble,” Link’s intended, but never released follow-up to the song that introduced the world to power chords and intentional distortion. Said Auerbach about Wray’s importance: “I saw him play in Cleveland at the Grog shop and he blew my mind. To get the chance to put out unreleased songs on Easy Eye is amazing and a dream I never thought was possible. It’s time we give Link Wray a statue on the top of the rock and roll of fame.” “Son of Rumble” is a never released track from the Link Wray archives, and you can listen to it here. The song, along with b-side “Whole Lotta Talking,” another never heard track, will be released as a 7” vinyl on April 13th, and can be pre-ordered here.
This morning, Guitar World debuted the music video for Link Wray’s “Son of Rumble,” calling the song “the long-awaited sequel to the only guitar instrumental—ever—to be banned.” Watch the video here.
Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Janiva Magness Reaches a New Creative Apex with 'Love Is An Army'
She’s reunited with producer Dave Darling for her 14th album, which
fuses the classic sounds of Memphis and Nashville with a modern focus
on songs that balance love, hope and protest.
Guests on this Americana-Soul album are Americana pillars Delbert McClinton, Poco’s Rusty Young and Della Mae’s Courtney Hartman, as well as prolific blues artists Charlie Musselwhite and Cedric Burnside
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Press Release) — After Janiva Magness added a 2016 Grammy nomination to her 26 Blues Music Award nominations — with seven wins, including Entertainer of the Year — she might have taken at least a short rest on her laurels. Instead, one of the preeminent voices in contemporary American roots music has raised the bar for herself. Magness’ 14th album, Love Is an Army, is a brilliantly crafted bridge between the past and present, blending the echoes of classic soul and Americana music with timeless themes of love and the very contemporary sound of protest.
Songstress Katie Garibaldi will release her new Christmas album, Home Sweet Christmas, this Friday, December 1st, but today, TDC is proud to give you the exclusive premiere of the album that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
The inspiration for Katie's album goes as far back as childhood. She explains, "I grew up singing Christmas music and as a kid my family and I would put on shows every year at my parents' house where I'd sing holiday songs while my mom accompanied on piano, and later on with my guitar. My parents have always made Christmastime a very special time of the year for me and my brother growing up and now, Christmas music still makes me feel at home. I've wanted to make a holiday album of my own after falling in love with the classics from an early age and being inspired by artists I grew up listening to who had holiday albums. I'm excited to have my own collection of Christmas songs to share now, and I hope Home Sweet Christmas is an album that people will be able to enjoy year round and keep the spirit of the holidays with them every month, not just December, that no matter when and where they listen to it, the songs give them a peaceful and joyful sense of coming home. "
Home Sweet Christmas includes a stirring rendition of "Silent Night," as well as eleven originals from the romantic opener, "Happy Married Christmas" to those that remind us of the true reason for the season including "Holy Spirit in My Heart" and the comforting "Safe and Warm." Katie says of the album,
"I've always wanted to write a Christmas themed album because I've been in love with Christmas music for as long as I can remember, but I was waiting for the inspiration to tell my own stories about the holiday. I didn't consciously set out to write a Christmas album this year, but the songs found me in the most natural way and it really feels like they've always been inside me and they were just waiting for the perfect time to be shared. I hope when people listen to Home Sweet Christmas, they'll feel a sense of coming back home and getting back in touch with the joy inside them that resonates with this special time of year."
Enjoy the full album above and for more information
SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK & CAMPGROUND, LIVE OAK, FLA. – The 2017 Old Tyme Farm Days and Swap Meet held Nov. 24-25 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla. was a huge success again with many new vendors, tractors, an expanded Kids Music Expo and more entertainment.
Some of the vendors included were Custom Concrete Creations of Live Oak with the beautiful wood look of concrete in outdoor tables and seating, Southern Fire Pits of Mayo with its spectacular fire pits designs; Barbara Phipps of Dowling Park showing her custom, handmade quilted baby blankets, quilts, calligraphy, banners and more; John L. Colson of Chiefland with stunning outdoor swing seating; Goat Milk Skin Solutions of Live Oak and oh so many more wonderful vendors. Arts and crafts ranged from one of a kind handmade bird houses made by a couple from Waycross, Georgia, a Valdosta, Ga. vendor who had canned food, along with frozen casseroles, pies and you name it! Fresh Market by Satuwira Trading Company was there with fresh vegetables and more, jams and jellies were sold at several vendor sites, Kettle Korn, many arts and crafts, antique motors, tractors, equipment and ice cream churns where yummy ice cream was made throughout the day, handmade jewelry, yard sale items, toys, home decor and many, many more wonderful items were on sale during the two-day event outdoors. There were kids’ games, mandolin, ukulele, drum, clogging and guitar workshops, Simply Acoustic live music, a tractor parade each day, a chain saw artist making one of a kind turtles, bears and filling requests, clogging performances, a jam session at the end of each day, yard sales, unexpected jam sessions, a very popular tractor sled pull, golf carting, great food vendors to keep everyone filled for all the activities they were involved in and just lots and lots of happy people everywhere!
Balsam Range Celebrates Holiday EP, Spreads Christmas Cheer With Radio, Television & Festival Appearances
Nashville, TN (November 29, 2017 Press Release) - World-renowned Bluegrass quintet BALSAM RANGE celebrates the success of their debut holiday EP, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME, as they spread Christmas cheer with upcoming appearances on radio, television and the stage. A mix of contemporary and traditional tunes, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME offers orchestrated holiday music by the award-winning band. Released in October, the EP has enjoyed four weeks on theBillboard Bluegrass Chart, where it debuted at #7. Fans can purchase the music HERE, and catch BALSAM RANGE:
Thursday, Nov. 30
Justin Reed Show (WMTS FM - Murfreesboro, TN) @ 8:30 a.m. ET (live interview with Tim Surrett)
SiriusXM Radio's Bluegrass Junction Channel 62 @ 11:30 a.m. ET (Kyle Cantrell and Tim Surrett)
Nashville, TN (Press Release) -- Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville and prior GRAMMY Award-winner Miranda Lambert receives TWO nominations for her critically lauded, current radio single, “Tin Man,” for the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
The emotionally raw song received nods for BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE, which applauds the vocal performance that Lambert delivers as well as BEST COUNTRY SONG, which highlights the songwriter which Lambert also touts along with co-writers Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.
Wes Youssi offers the whiskey drenched heartache single off of his upcoming album, Down Low, due out January 19 on Never Lucky Records. Just like friction fueled relationships, “Crazy Train” is locomotion going off the rails or a blazing wildfire. They can’t always be forced, rushed, or controlled, but often run their course and settle into a smolder.
Youssi has seen his share of cups flying, plates crashing, and anything that wasn’t nailed down to the kitchen countertop. Some families fight and argue, but there is purpose to the exchange. The honest guitars and soothing lap steel of “Crazy Train” slide between stories that challenge the idea of a perfect marriage. Youssi explains, “I’ve always felt that relationships are like forests; they have to burn down every five years in order to generate new growth. As hard as it is to disagree, you get nowhere concealing your emotions. The song is a conversation to a spouse, a summary of the arguments, admission of fault, and finally an acknowledgment of the positives.”
For more information and to listen to "Crazy Train," visit HERE
The recently released Americana single from Matt Hectorne, “Only Way into Your Heart” is an open letter of minor chord progressions and whiskey-drenched tension that drives an upbeat melody. The Wild Honey Pie calls his formula “simple, as it should be, but also highly inviting.” It is the first single off the upcoming album, Work, due out on January 19.
Pre-Order the Album Here
(Nashville, Tenn. – Press Release November 28, 2017) – Multi award-winning Canadian country music artist and CCMA Awards’ reigning Male Artist of the Year, Brett Kissel is garnering stateside popularity with the release of his current single, “We Were That Song,” which is now airing on SiriusXM’s, The Highway(Ch. 56) and placed on Spotify playlists, including “PlayStation Music,” “New Boots,” “The Sound of Canada” and “Ride and Play.” The video for the single is gaining exposure on GAC and The Country Network. View the video here.
During the short time in which the track has received airplay, the song has experienced strong streaming numbers and sales through digital retailers.
Signed to Warner Music Canada, Kissel is one of the top touring acts on the Canadian Country music scene. Most recently, the young entertainer opened for Garth Brooks on 16 dates and he is getting ready to head out on a 3-month, 50+ dates, Canadian headlining tour beginning in January (tour dateshere). As a thank you to the US-based fans that have been supporting him, Kissel will play a CD release concert at the Basement in Nashville on Dec. 14th. The show is open to the public (no cover) and entry will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Marcus William Striplin (Pleasant Grove) Brings his “Down and Out Ache of Texas Country” to Solo Debut as Margaret Chavez, a Memorial to his Mother
(Press Release) “A Loupe” is a 32-minute, continuously mixed ten-track song cycle arriving under the name Margaret Chavez, a pseudonym that acts a memorial tribute to the mother of the album’s creator, Austin-based songwriter, Marcus William Striplin.
Striplin’s name is familiar to anyone who has followed the indie rock scene that emerged out of Texas in the early 2000’s, specifically Dallas, where Striplin co-founded the band named after the suburb Pleasant Grove in 1999.
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