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Accomplished singer-songwriter Casey Hurt launches new CD

At age 12, young Casey Lee Hurt was handed a pawnshop guitar by his father, a gospel preacher, and told to go make a joyful noise. You could find him on a street corner, coffee shop or local pub doing just that….a boy, a guitar, and a dream. Today, wherever an ear is listening or a spirit needs lifting, Casey is right there singing, all soul and bones, with a guitar, piano, or any other instrument he can get his hands on. He calls it “Pawnshop Gospel.”

Kasey Chambers + Shane Nicholson Release Wreck & Ruin

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson's intriguing new album Wreck and Ruin reunites two of Australia’s most notable singer-songwriters, who also happen to be married.

Chambers believes that their second album of duets, released October 22nd on Sugar Hill Records, will shine a light on their unique partnership as spouses as well as musicians.

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New Waterboys album coming in March 2013

In what stands as one of the boldest, most ambitious projects of his storied career, Waterboys auteur Mike Scott has collaborated, figuratively speaking, with the legendary Irish poet W.B. Yeats on the 14 songs of An Appointment With Mr. Yeats. “I love the way Yeats’ poems lend themselves to music,” says Scott. “But I also like Yeats as a guy — a dandified, opinionated, larger-than-life character. I feel a kinship to him.

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Just Announced: Femi Kuti & the Positive Force @ Boulder Theater

KGNU & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Femi Kuti and the Positive Force to the Boulder Theater on Tuesday, January 15th.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am for $25 general admission.

Empresarios Announce New Album: El Sonido Magico

Washington, DC’s kings of Tropicaliente, the Empresarios, have found the Magic Sound! For their second album, Javier Miranda and his band of dance floor sorcerers have melted together Salsa, Dub, Cumbia, House and Reggae into 13 mind-bending, genre-busting pieces of wizardry and dubbed it “El Sonido Mágico.”

Stephane Wrembel and His Band On Tour This Fall

Just back from a short European tour, French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel and His Band bring their jaw-dropping live show back to the U.S this fall. Winding up and down the east coast, Wrembel’s tour will return to Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD before heading south to Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA, among several other stops. The complete list of confirmed tour dates is included below.

Meshell Ndegeocello Releases New Album Today + Free MP3

Following the release of 2011's critically acclaimed Weather, Meshell Ndegeocello releases her 10th studio album, Pour une âme souveraine (“For a sovereign soul”), a dedication to fellow musician Nina Simone today. Joined by musicians Chris Bruce (guitar), Jebin Bruni (keys) and Deantoni Parks (drums), the singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist reworked some of the tracks made famous by the iconic musician.

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Ben Sollee On Tour, new CD in stores Now

The newest studio release from Ben Sollee is now available. Half-Made Man, Sollee’s self-produced fourth studio album, was released today on Sollee’s own Tin Ear Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers. The album features an exciting cast of musicians including guitarist Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), fiddle player Jeremy Kittel (Turtle Island Quartet), bassist Alana Rocklin, percussionist Jordon Ellis and guest vocalist Abigail Washburn.

Paul Kelly Springs Forward Without Falling Back

Paul Kelly’s remarkable new 11-song album Spring and Fall — his 19th studio album and first collection of new material in five years — ranks with the seminal Australian singer-songwriter’s most memorable and resonant work, demonstrating why he’s virtually a national hero in his home country and one of the most celebrated songwriters on the planet.

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