Though it’s been 52 years since his tragic passing, John Coltrane’s importance and influence have never been greater. Though active for a relatively short period—from 1957 to ’67—he was an intrepid spirit who developed at a feverish pace. Coltrane’s breakout year, when his mature sound first grabbed ears and his own recordings began to sell consistently, was 1958.
Rocky Dawuni, the international music star/global ambassador and humanitarian activist, announces the release of his highly anticipated 7th studio album Beats of Zion, out March 8th, 2019 via Six Degrees Distribution. The thirteen-track set follows the GRAMMY nominated album Branches of the Same Tree, (“Best Reggae Album” in 2016) and expands Rocky’s “Afro Roots” sound to include the diversity of the Ghanaian music scene and its current global outreach.
Billy Blue Records is pleased to announce the February 1st release of “The Guitar Song,” the first radio single from For The Record, the forthcoming, 12-song album from Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.
Last weekend the heart of downtown Phoenix, AZ was alive and pounding to sounds of The Maine’s 8123 Fest. The three-day fest included a night driven by fan-requests, a day of meet and greets, lively after parties and culminated in a day full of rocking performances from a packed lineup across two stages.
Elton John’s three-year, 300-date world tour, dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” which touched town in Sacramento on January 16, is a perfect testament of love and honor toward a man who created and has sustained his own unique pop-rock musical genre for 50 years. A true living legend and global icon, he has brightened the lives of countless millions, including Queen Elizabeth, who designated the performer with knighthood in 1998 for his dedication to music and fundraising for AIDS charities.
Charleston-based band SUSTO shares two new singles, “If I Was” and “Está Bien,” via Rolling Stone Country today. Rolling Stone Country calls both songs, “serenely laid back, with gentle instrumentation and thoughtful vocals” and describes front man Justin Osborne as “supremely chill — in a worldly, self-questioning sort of way.” Read the full piece HERE.
Asheville, NC genre-bending power trio The Get Right Band is releasing their first live album on January 26th! Check out this live video of one of the album songs: an upbeat, punky cover of The Buggles "Video Killed The Radio Star." You have to listen all the way to the end to catch the modernized lyrical twist! For more info on the band and the new record, head to www.facebook.com/thegetrightband or www.thegetrightband.com.