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The worn floor of an old honky-tonk is not usually a place you’d think of as welcoming to bold new experimentation. If you’ve got something new to say, you’d better say it in the form of a brisk two-step that keeps the dancers moving. So it’s doubly impressive that Seattle country band Western Centuries is able to meld wildly disparate influences into an original honky-tonk sound that won’t make dancers miss a step.

The great Count Basie said, “If you play a tune and a person don’t tap their feet, don’t play the tune.” He could have easily been referring to Dave Bass and David Basse. Each artist’s music causes countless toes to tap, and now, performing together, they present a night of the Count’s music, their own tunes ... and beyond.

Kentucky Bluegrassers NewTown bring hard-traveled backroad tales to life on their new CD, HARLAN ROAD (Mountain Home Music Company).  Produced by multi-Grammy Award winner Barry Bales, the 11-track outing, due in stores on July 8, combines fresh, down-to-earth songs, complex instrumentation and mesmerizing vocals that offer listeners a feast for the senses.  

The Joe Marcinek Band comes to the Midwest for a 4-day run of shows from Wednesday May 18th through Saturday May 21st , 2016. Joe will be joined by an all-star line-up for this run of shows, including Jason Hann (of String Cheese Incident/EOTO), Steve Molitz (of Particle and Phil Lesh & Friends), and more. The band will be playing at Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN, Cranky PatÕs in Neenah, WI, Country Club BBQ in Peoria, IL and The Rave in Milwaukee, WI.

American Blues Artist Group drops the music today with Dudley Taft’s LIVE IN EUROPE available online and at shows. LIVE is filled with originals and hand-picked covers that will blow off fans’ and critics’ heads alike. Recorded at the Het Wapen in Vriezenveen, NL; the Dom Kultury in Kielce, PL and Radio Rzeszów in Rzeszów, PL Produced by Taft and his long time producer John Kessler and mixed by Ashley Shepherd at Audio Grotto, Newport KY, LIVE is a musical capsule for the ages.

Fort Worth, Texas-based singer-songwriter and Americana artist Elizabeth Wills has a voice that Dallas Morning News compared to “female singer/songwriter greats such as Carly Simon, Shawn Colvin, and Sarah McLachlan.” Her songs – real and riveting – keep listeners engaged start to finish. 

Zack and Sam DuPont are a Burlington, VT based, sibling indie-folk-americana duo. Since the start of the band in March of 2013, the brothers have toured heavily throughout the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, South and Midwest in a fully independent pursuit to get their songs to as many ears as possible.

Their travels have opened doors to festival appearances at SXSW & Grand Point North in addition to performances in support of some of their musical heroes including Bahamas, Blake Mills, Sturgill Simpson Ben Sollee, Chris Eldridge & Julian Lage and Jerry Douglas to name a few.

The other day I heard a startling statistic - over 200 people move to Austin every day. As a native Austinite, this doesn’t rattle me in any way… it just gives me a sense of unease for the future of my city. There’s a reason that droves of people are attracted enough to this energy to move here every day, but will too many people dilute that essence, that thing about Austin that gets into your bones? I don’t know.

SONIC BLOOM, the nation's premier boutique electronic music festival at Hummingbird Ranch in Spanish Peaks Country, CO, is pleased to announce the final additions to the already stellar 2016 lineup. In addition to this year's headliners Tipper and Bonobo (DJ set), they welcome back British producer & musician OTT plus a special Pumpkin tribute featuring Everyman.

Albert Castiglia [pronounced ka - steel - ya] was born in New York and raised in Miami since he was 5. He started taking guitar lessons at the age of 12. He found a passion for playing the guitar and has been perfecting his craft ever since.

Castiglia got his first big break when legendary harmonica player Junior Wells heard him play and sing. Castiglia was able to travel with Wells on several world tours.

Castiglia has shared the stage over the years with artist such as Larry McCray, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Billy Boy Arnold and many more.

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