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
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).
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 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.