Shining Stone Records announces the signing of multi-Blues Music Award nominee Anthony Geraci, and will release the keyboardist’s new CD, Why Did You Have to Go, on September 21. Geraci has assembled an impressive cast of musicians to perform with him on the new disc, including guitar legend Ronnie Earl, as well as many Blues Music Award nominees/winners, such as Sugar Ray Norcia, Monster Mike Welch, Michael Mudcat Ward and Neil Gouvin (all fellow members with Geraci in Sugar Ray and the Bluetones).
The California Mid State fair was in full swing Sunday, July 22nd featuring a concert by pop star Demi Lovato and Australian Hip Hop sensation, Iggy Azalea. Warm temperatures in the mid 90’s enveloped the packed fairgrounds, and copious amounts of alcohol as well as non-alcoholic beverages were being consumed along with all manner of good, fair food. While farmers displayed their prized domestic animals, screaming teens rode the carnival rides like the Zipper.
The latest innovation in New Orleans funk Chapter:SOUL is the brainchild of bandleader, vocalist and tenor saxophonist Calvin Johnson, Jr. featuring a modern 4-piece funk and soul band. This is New Orleans music, yes-but newer, younger, and driven by a new vision for NOLA music in the 21st century. The idea for Chapter:SOUL first struck Johnson during a conversation with legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band sousaphone player Kirk Joseph while they were on tour together.
Grammy-nominated DJ, music producer, composer and music and film director Sam Spiegel’s “To Whom It May Concern,” featuring Ceelo Green, Theophilus London and Alex Ebert, premieres today at Consequence of Sound.
Texas-native Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears return with a new trio of gritty, punked-up blues and rock influenced tracks in anticipation of an extensive North American tour. Recorded in their hometown of Austin, with Grammy award winning producer Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse), the group have unfolded lead single “Culture Vulture” plus “Face In The Scene” and “Girls on Bikes” which are now available through all major streaming services.
Bill and The Belles announce their first full-length studio album, DreamSongs, Etc . From the foothills of Blue Ridge in Johnson City, Tennessee, Bill and The Belles captivate fans with rich vocal harmonies and simple catchy melodies, built on a strong foundation of love for early American music. The forthcoming album, recorded in just two days inside a beautiful old farmhouse in the rolling hills of Southeast Virginia, is set for release on August 24, 2018 on Jalopy Records .
The Guess Who is responsible for countless rock classics, which still retain a major presence on rock radio - “American Woman,” “No Time,” “These Eyes,” etc. The band is set to return on September 14th with their latest album, ‘The Future IS What It Used To Be’, released via Cleopatra Records (available in CD, Vinyl, and Digital formats).
Nashville's Uberphonics share a seriously groove-heavy new jam from recent studio sessions for their upcoming Apogee EP. "Body Buzz" is the first taste of the follow-up to 2016's full-length album, What Do You Want To Do. This single is a grungy, organic fusion track with layers of cosmic texture and impressive technical virtuosity on show.