November 2014

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Singer Robin Banks Creates a Modern Classic on New CD

Submitted by Mark Pucci Media on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:25 pm

Canadian roots music singer Robin Banks announces a November 25 release date for her self-released CD, Modern Classic, with distribution through CD Baby. Produced by acclaimed guitarist/producer Duke Robillard, who also adds his amazing guitar tones throughout the album, Modern Classic features a dozen all-original songs that showcase not only Robin’s sultry, soulful vocals, but also her strengths as a composer.

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Annie Lou's Tried and True Canadian Country Roots

Submitted by HearthMusic on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:22 pm

British Columbian roots songwriter Anne Louie Genest a.k.a. ANNIE LOU has spent years chronicling the rural lifepaths of Canada, writing songs to tell the tales of the hard-hit, hard-won victories of these everymen and women. With her new album, Tried and True, she returns to these backroads again, bringing her knack for storytelling and her keen eye for the small details of Canadiana that give her songs such life.

The Show Ponies Give Bluegrass A Run For the Money

Submitted by HearthMusic on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:20 pm

There’s California sunshine in the music of Los Angeles indie Americana band The Show Ponies, even a hint of that West Coast brand of optimism. Joined by special guest bluegrass banjo master Noam Pikelny, their new EP, Run For Your Life, showcases their driving hooks and good-humored harmonies, even while tackling tough subjects like life in the modern world. The Show Ponies tour hard, play hard, and take the business of their craft seriously.

The Sweet Lowdown's Progressive Canadian Roots Music

Submitted by HearthMusic on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:04 pm

There's something about living on the edge of the Western world that tends to encourage far-reaching perspectives. Canadian roots trio The Sweet Lowdown certainly understand this. All three members (Miriam Sonstenes, fiddle; Amanda Blied, guitar; Shanti Bremer, banjo) hail from Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island.