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Some good friends of mine, Tom Kell & Emiko Woods, are giving away their new demos for free. They are currently recording their next album with the legendary Ben Harper producing. The dynamic of Kell & Woods is captivating to say the least. Check out their bio below and download the new songs here. Highly recommended if you like The Civil Wars and/or The Everly Brothers.
Tom Kell and Emiko Woods. A most remarkable duo–him, 64, her 23–and yet they have …continue reading …
Zero Platoon released a video interview with Dustin Kensrue which also contains an acoustic performance of “Carry The Fire”. Check it out below. Zero Platoon’s website states that it “is an organization founded by and staffed by veterans–with a little help from our friends. Our goal is to help make the adaptation into military life a little easier for those younger members who may struggle with emotional and psychological issues that stem from being away from their homes and loved ones for the first times in their lives. With the help of tour musicians and other entertainers and artists, Zero Platoon offers live entertainment and online resources for anyone struggling with the intense lifestyle change that comes with serving in the military. We are grateful to everyone who serves and we just want to give a little back.” …continue reading
Former Vigilantes of Love frontman Bill Mallonee just simply continues to make good music. His latest, ‘Land & Peoples,’ spills out lyrical pictures of the many sights and sounds of this nation’s past and present. Check out the full review here, and get to know this truly unique artist. …continue reading
Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) has posted a short teaser clip from upcoming solo album. Pre-orders are available via Pledge Music. If you missed the full promo video you can watch here. She has already reached 70% of her pre-order goal with over a month left.
The Vespers have premiered the music video for the single “Not Enough”. Watch below. The track appears on the group’s latest album, titled Sisters and Brothers, which released in February. Pick it up at your favorite digital outlet. …continue reading
Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer) has launched pre-orders for her upcoming solo album via Pledge Music. In the promo video [see below] she speaks of growing up on the music of Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, & George Jones so we can likely expect a similar vibe from the songs. Follow the link to see what perks are available for those who pre-order. …continue reading
An artist we have talked about quite a bit in the past and even offered some free music downloads has launched a crowd funding campaign to help in the creation of a new album. This artist is Besides Daniel. Besides Daniel write quirky alt-folk with heart and a goal of wrapping you up in a blanket of melodies. If you enjoyed any of the prior Besides Daniel music you’ll definitely want to be a part of this new journey into music making. You can download the 2009 release by Besides Daniel “The Clay The Seed The Stone” below for free. …continue reading
The collective known as Watkins Family Hour is planning their very first recorded release on July 24th. It will be filled with covered cover songs such as “Steal Your Heart Away” (originally by Fleetwood Mac) which could be heard below. Check out the band’s bio from their website below and the tracklisting on Rolling Stone. …continue reading
Sandra McCracken announced that her recently released album Psalms is being released on limited edition vinyl. Pre-order directly from her website to grab one of the 500 copies & get a digital copy as well. They will be available in late July or early August.
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors were on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night & performed “Here We Go” & “Shine Light Lightning”. Watch both performances below if you missed them. Both tracks appear on his new album Medicine, which you really should check out! …continue reading
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors will be making their national television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight! The group was originally scheduled to be on the March 4th episode but the music part of the show was postponed.
Folk/Americana artist Sandra McCracken is streaming her new album Psalms on Relevant Magazine’s The Drop. Although she is mostly known for her folksy solo tunes, she is also part of the Nashville-based children’s supergroup known as Rain for Roots (as mentioned in my interview with Ellie Holcomb). Psalms will be available for purchase on April 14th.
Bill Mallonee & The Big Sky Ramblers are preparing to release Lands & Peoples on May 25th. Check out a few of the tracks via Bandcamp below. The songs will be taken down in a few days until the album releases. Pre-order digital, CD, or Vinyl on Bandcamp. …continue reading
Judah & The Lion performed their single “Kickin’ Da Leaves” on the Late Show with David Letterman. Check out the clip below. The song appears on their recent release titled Kids These Days. …continue reading
Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery, indie folk-rockers from the midwest, are raising money for their latest album, Alyosha. Thoughtful Americana imbued with thoughtful, soul searching lyrics, for fans of Damien Jurado, Neil Young, Sufjan Stevens, Dawes, …continue reading
Continuing their union of melancholy and redemption, the album is consistent from start to finish. Blending the traditional singer-songwriter template with contemporary sensibilities, it may be a modern classic. So if you’re sick of today’s mainstream music, Medicine is the perfect remedy. …continue reading
This is a transcript of a phone interview I had over digital coffee today with CCM singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb. The 30 minute conversation includes topics such as her album As Sure as the Sun, her involvement with Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, potential collaboration with Jon Foreman, touring plans, a relatively-unknown side project, and her thoughts on streaming services. …continue reading
After their album release last month, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors are giving away their new single “Shine Like Lightning” away for free on iTunes. The song is featured on the band’s new album Medicine.
As a friendly reminder, I will be interviewing Drew Holcomb’s wife, Ellie Holcomb, about her newish album As Sure as the Sun tomorrow. I should be able to create a transcript of the conversation available for viewing later in the day.
Folk-pop band The Vespers have decided to stream their new album Sisters and Brothers a few weeks before the release date. You can stream it on AllMusic here. If you like what you hear, a pre-order can be placed via iTunes here before the official release date of Feb 10th.
The Vespers continue to post live performance videos leading up to the February 10th release of their new album titled Sisters and Brothers. Check out performances from the Soundcheck Series, the Smoakstack Sessions, & episode 1 of the Reason and Rhyme Show (band podcast). Pre-order on iTunes & get 3 bonus tracks including a cover of Coldplay’s “Another’s Arms”. …continue reading
Tim Neufield (lead vocalist of Starfield) released a collaborative new album last year called The Joy (Feat. The Glory Boys). Somehow, it looks like it passed nearly everybody’s radar. An amusing music special on the new group recently made its debut and can be viewed below from Crossroads360. Check out Tim Neufield and the Glory Boys’ album on iTunes here. …continue reading …
The Hotshot Freight Train have begun work on followup to the 2012 breakthrough release, “Get Low”. As expected, I am sure this “new” album will already hold down a spot on my 2015 end of year list ;) If you’ve never heard this band before or are curious as to what the critically acclaimed “Get Low” sounds like, click below. …continue reading
August Gate Music artist Kevin Smith has released his new album titled From The Cornfield To The Shore. Listen & purchase via Bandcamp below. All profits benefit families seeking to adopt. Learn more in the promo video below. …continue reading
Andrew Schwab of Project 86 has posted an interview he conducted with Tobin Bawinkel (6’10 & Flatfoot 56) on his TinSoldiers blog. In other news 6’10 also released a music video for the track “Backpack” which you can watch below. Pick the up CD or vinyl of his new album, titled The Humble Beginnings of a Rovin’ Soul, from the band’s webstore. …continue reading
Jeremiah Daly has released a free EP titled Live at True Tone Studios on Noisetrade. Listen & download below. If you missed it we premiered his latest video for “Ashes” which you can check out here. …continue reading
Sean Watkins is known to many as a member of both Fiction Family and Nickel Creek. Last Summer, he released a solo album under the radar by the name of All I Do Is Lie. You can now pick up that folksy americana record for a pay-what-you-want model over at Noisetrade. Sean Watkins is heading out on an intimate solo tour over the next few months. Tour dates/tickets can be found on his website. …continue reading …
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors released the music video for “Here We Go” the first single from his upcoming album. Check it out below. The album, titled Medicine, releases January 27th. Pre-order via iTunes. …continue reading
After completing their Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, The Vespers have put up official pre-order options on Etsy (?!?) for their new album Sisters and Brothers. Pre-ordering on iTunes will get you a few bonus tracks as well. The album will release on 2/10/15. You can listen to the title track over at Paste Magazine.
We are proud to premiere a new music video for “Ashes” from folk artist Jeremiah Daly. The single appears on his upcoming Live At True Tone Studios EP which will be available on Christmas day. The album was recorded live in one take & contains both old & new songs. You can also check out his excellent debut full length, titled In Our Time, via Noisetrade below. …continue reading
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have put up their latest album Good Light for free on Noisetrade. Listen & download below. In other news you can now pre-order the band’s upcoming album, titled Medicine, from the band or from iTunes. It will release on January 27th. …continue reading