There’s a playfulness to the best old country songwriting, a kind of delight in turning a phrase, in surprising a listener. It’s a trick that Colorado Americana songwriter Jackson Emmer learned early on playing noisy bars in Aspen. Inspired equally by Tom Waits and Townes Van Zandt, Emmer weaves the kind of bittersweet, barroom ballads that Nashville songwriters used to fight over in the 70s. And if he understands the subtle humor of this old style of songwriting, it’s because he’s truly a student of American roots music.
Kansas City based string band Grassfed, is set to release their new album Moovin’ Down The Road on digital streaming platforms and for purchase May 10th, and tour relentlessly throughout the country during the 2018 festival season. Building fast momentum for 2018, the up and coming band has already performed at festivals or venues in 10 states so far this year.
Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom--original founding members of the acclaimed American rock and roll trio, the STRAY CATS--reunited for their first North American performance in 10 years this past Saturday, April 21 in Las Vegas at The Orleans when they headlined the 15,000 capacity "Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend." The iconic group, known for their high-energy performances with hits such as "Stray Cat Strut," "(She's) Sexy + 17," and "Rock This Town," played before a sold-out and wildly enthusiastic audience who gave them a
Craft Recordings is pleased to announce a special reissue of Social Distortion's Live at the Roxy. Due out on June 29th - almost 20 years to the day of the album's original release date - the first (and only) live album from the rock 'n' roll icons, comprises a double-LP set and features a replica of the rare poster that came with the original 1998 pressing (featuring frontman Mike Ness on stage).
Austin-based folk-pop virtuosos The Belle Sounds are thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of their album "The Sea Within" on Friday, July 20. Their official album release party will take place on Saturday, July 21 at One-2-One Bar located at 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. St. 600, Austin, Texas. Doors are at 7:30 p.m., with The Sanco Loop playing at 8 p.m., The Belle Sounds at 9:30 p.m. and the Brandon Aguilar Band at 11:30 p.m.