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Black Prairie Releasing New Vinyl for Record Store Day 2012

Submitted by Sugar Hill Records on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 8:45 am

Sugar Hill Records is excited to announce the release of Singers, Volume 1: Portland, a limited edition 7-inch vinyl record from Portland, Oregon-based Black Prairie in celebration of Record Store Day – April 21st, 2012.When Black Prairie formed, part of their vision was to become a backing band for singers.  To quote dobroist Chris Funk, “As Dylan nor Neil Young have yet to make that call into the home office,”  Black P

Martin Sexton 2012 Winter & Spring Tour Dates & New Album

Submitted by conqueroo on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 4:48 pm

Fall Like Rain, Martin Sexton’s brand-new EP, finds this artist again asking relevant questions and challenging the status quo. Entertaining us all the while, he continues to call for unity in “One Voice Together” and adds: “In a world of warfare, peace is bad for business . .

Ruthie Foster's New CD Streets Next Week, Starts Tour

Submitted by conqueroo on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:15 am

Ruthie Foster celebrates the release of her new album, Let It Burn, on Tuesday, January 31 with an appearance that night at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum. The performance and interview there will be available to fans throughout the world on a web simulcast. The event kicks off a tour that continues into late spring with stops in all major cities including Austin for SXSW (March 14–16).

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Amy Ray's 'Lung of Love' Streets February 28th, 2012

Submitted by Figure Eight P… on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 3:34 pm

Amy Ray, with her impressive body of solo material, has clearly established herself as the "rock" half of Grammy-winning folk duo Indigo Girls. While the heart is clearly the favorite in the pantheon of body parts romanticized in song (See: All Pop Songs), the lung is as overlooked and misunderstood as a gangly feminist at a beauty pageant.

The Ragbirds National Tour and New Album, Travelin' Machine

Submitted by Tsunami Publicity on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 9:11 am

The Ragbirds are in the midsts of a large national tour including stops in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraksa, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and back to their home state of Michigan before heading to their first showcase performance at SXSW. A band to watch in 2012, The Ragbirds just released their fourth studio release, Travelin' Machine, now available for review.