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Jeff Black's New Release Plow Through the Mystic

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jeff Black will release his new album Plow Throw the Mystic on November 22, 2011.

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Dead Winter Carpenters 2011 Fall Tour Underway

Dead Winter Carpenters just kicked off the 2011 fall tour with back-to-back sold out north coast performances.  The band will be making their way throughout the west coast and mountain west over the next two weeks before landing back in California for series of performances around the Halloween weekend.

Old Crow Medicine Show's Gill Landry to release solo album Oct 11th, tours with Felice Brothers

As a busker on the streets of New Orleans, Gill Landry's path led him to become an indispensable member of Old Crow Medicine Show. His new album Piety & Desire is a love song to his beginnings in New Orleans. Named after two streets that run parallel through the city’s 9th ward where Landry cut his teeth for years.

Grayson Capps Tours Northeast / Two Songs & Cameo in Straw Dogs

Alabama-based troubadour Grayson Capps seldom leaves the Southland to tour, preferring instead to stick to his stomping grounds along the Gulf Coast and in the Southeast where his fan-base is rabid.

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Girls Guns and Glory release 'Sweet Nothings' today

Boston based Girls Guns and Glory release Sweet Nothings today on Lonesome Day Records. A brainchild of frontman on acoustic guitar and vocals Ward Hayden, Girls Guns and Glory consists of Chris Hersch on electric guitar, Michael Calabrese (also of Lake Street Dive) on drums/vocals, and Paul Zaz Dilley on upright/electric bass. It is a reconnection to the roots of rock and roll for which he exhumed influences of the past including Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and Little Richard.

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Elephant Revival To Tour the Northeast Starting in September

Indie acoustic quintet Elephant Revival will tour the Northeast and beyond behind its sophomore release, BREAK IN THE CLOUDS (June 2011, Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records), with praise for its songwriting, instrumentation, multi-genre style and spirit ringing in its ears.

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's New Live EP Under the Big Top Vol. 1 Available Now

The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, released their new live EP called Under the Big Top Vol. 1 this week. The EP features six fan favorites performed live including "Mr. Bojangles," "Bless the Broken Road" and "Fishin' in the Dark," which was recently certified GOLD by the RIAA for digital sales. Recorded in 2010 at the band's performance at Big Top Chautauqua in Wisconsin, the EP perfectly captures a live experience with NGDB.

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Girls Guns and Glory release 'Sweet Nothings' on 8/30

Boston based Girls Guns and Glory will release Sweet Nothings on August 30, 2011 on Lonesome Day Records. A brainchild of frontman on acoustic guitar and vocals Ward Hayden, Girls Guns and Glory consists of Chris Hersch on electric guitar, Michael Calabrese (also of Lake Street Dive) on drums/vocals, and Paul Zaz Dilley on upright/electric bass.

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Jim Lauderdale's Reason and Rhyme: Out TODAY

Can there be too much of a good thing?  If the question’s about collaboration between American roots music hero Jim Lauderdale and legendary lyricist Robert Hunter, the answer’s an emphatic “no!”  Marking the former’s debut on the respec

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