Ruthie Foster's "Let It Burn" Streets January 31st, 2012

Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel.

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First Aid Kit: New Album 'The Lion's Roar' Available Now

First Aid Kit's sophomore album The Lion's Roar is available exclusively via

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Brooklyn's backwords releases "By The Neck" on March 6

Brooklyn's backwords blends modern psychedelics with folk rock, 60s pop and a myriad of sonic surprises.  THE L MAGAZINE calls it, "Twangy Americana" and "70s psych rock" and THE DELI MAGAZINE concedes, “They sure are doing something nobody else we are aware of is doing in NYC right now: unpretentious, mellow psych folk that speaks to the heart.”

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Leo Kottke @ The Boulder Theater | 1/27/2012

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

Blix Street Records Launches 2012 With New CD By Mary Black

Independent Blix Street Records will inaugurate 2012 with the U.S. release of STORIES FROM THE STEEPLES, Mary Black’s first new studio recording in six years.  Arriving in stores in time for Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2012, the album from the Irish singing legend will be followed by three more releases from the Seattle-based label during the first months of the year.

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Mike Acerbo To Release Debut Album "The Search" On February 14th

Ten years in the making, folk rocker Mike Acerbo's debut album, The Search, is set to release on February 14th, 2012. The Search is at once intensely personal and universal - rich with themes of love, loss and the search for self.

Bowerbirds Announce New Album, The Clearing, Out Mar. 6

The best songs of North Carolina’s Bowerbirds have always seemed eternal.

Martin Sexton's 'Fall Like Rain' released in January 2012

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 . .

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Audra Mae Set To Release New EP + Debut Her New Band

Since her acclaimed SideOneDummy Records debut, The Happiest Lamb, in May 2010, Oklahoma-
born singer/songwriter Audra Mae has undergone quite a transformation. The main change is that
Audra Mae is now backed by a band dubbed THE ALMIGHTY SOUND, which is comprised of stand-
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Sharon Van Etten Announces New Album, Tramp, Out Feb. 7

Sharon Van Etten is delighted to share news of Tramp, her stunning Jagjaguwar debut album, out February 7, and the follow up to last year’s epic (Ba Da Bing). Tramp showcases an artist in full control of her powers. With her third album, Van Etten’s words and voice are now two parts of a larger evocative whole.