Americana singer-songwriter CHELSEA WILLIAMS debuts a 7” single today -- an original penned song “Honey, Honey” with an endearing B-side cover of Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues." Chelsea will hit the road next week making an anticipated return to Texas after a string of successful performances at this year’s SXSW Festival. In addition, Chelsea will be on tour this summer opening for Marc Cohn followed by a supporting stint with her Blue Elan label mate, the legendary, Rita Coolidge.
Twenty-eight years ago, pissed-off twelve-year-olds around the universe discovered a new planet, a Black Planet. Public Enemy’s aggressive, Benihana beats and incendiary lyrics instilled fear among parents and teachers everywhere, even in the border town of Laredo, Texas, home of the future founders of the Latin-Funk-Soul-Breaks supergroup, Brownout. The band’s sixth full-length album (out May 25th) Fear of a Brown Planet is a musical manifesto inspired by Public Enemy’s music and revolutionary spirit.
It is impossible to see Tampa Bay Florida based band The Ries Brothers perform live and not get excited about their future. The young duo has spent the entirety of their lives pursuing their musical dreams and ambitions to get to the level they are now at. From sleepless nights to pursuing alternative means of education more conducive to a musician’s lifestyle, the two have devoted their lives to their art and are now seeing the results of their sacrifices.
Hailing from the North, inspired by the South, Nate Daviau (pronounced Dav-ee-o) is a Toronto-born, artist and songwriter. Nate is an engaging performer who has a natural and easy connection with people. A Country artist inspired by alt-country greats like Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell, Nate has broad interests from pop, folk, gospel and jazz which influence his music. Nate’s distinctive voice, meaningful turn of phrase and lyrical ease partner with hook oriented melodies to make his songs catchy and memorable.
What started as a small reggae project in Sydney, Australia, has turned into the amalgamation of genres now known as Ocean Alley. Formed in 2011, their love for performing their unmistakable brand of music has only grown as they have been gathering momentum. Releasing a deep and personal album (Chiaroscuro), embarking on a long tour half the world away from home, and drawing inspiration from every experience along the way, the band is aiming to truly make 2018 their breakout year.
Albany jam band Formula 5 will lend their name this summer to a refreshing Ben & Jerry’s shake and a Lake George music festival, a bold step forward for the quartet who have toured extensively in the Northeast, with recent tours of Colorado, the Midwest and Southeast pointing to rapid growth on the horizon.
Truly one of America’s most influential and astute folk artists of all time, John Prine's prolific songbook is filled with hundreds of clever country-folk tunes both humorous and poignant. He performed about two dozen of those songs on May 23 to the visible delight of the sold-out crowd inside Folsom, California’s, Harris Center for the Arts.
The new Arrowhead Ranch is moving forward with a scheduled reopening for next year in 2019. The Ranch is on-target to become the newest Catskills go-to destination for fun, live music and outdoor recreation. The Ranch is located on the site of the original Arrowhead Ranch, a couple of miles off of Route 17 in Parksville, Sullivan County, New York. This thoroughfare has a ton of history.