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Acclaimed Nordic indie folk duo Tuomo & Markus release their new album today. Game Changing was produced by Tuomo & Markus – a.k.a. Finnish soul/jazz singer/pianist Tuomo Prättälä and singer-songwriter Markus Nordenstreng (of Helsinki-based roots rock band The Latebirds) – in their native Finland and studios across the US.

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Noise Pop Festival, San Francisco Bay Area’s premier independent music and arts festival, is proud to reveal an expanded phase 2 music lineup for its 30th anniversary as the multi-venue festival returns February 20-26, 2023. Tickets to each of these newly announced concerts are on sale now via www.noisepopfest.com in addition to full festival badges.

JP Ruggieri has announced his sophomore studio album, Gradually Descend into Chaos, will be released March 10, 2023. The Nashville-based songwriter and studio musician has collaborated with producer Jano Rix (The Wood Brothers) on this unique, eleven track collection that reckons with heartbreak, loss, and uncertainty. The album’s first single, “Kill a Smile,’ is out today (listen/share). Ruggieri will support the album with an extensive U.K. tour beginning in February.

Oak View Group (OVG) today announced the creation of its national Theater Alliance, and the Boch Center has joined the inaugural roster of 39 marque theaters and performing arts venues in 18 markets across North America that will benefit from collective buying power, routing of non-traditional content, sponsorship opportunities, industry best practices and resources, and shared proceeds from an annual fundraising gala.

Six-string virtuosos Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley just shared a brand new tune from their upcoming Compass Records release, Living In A Song; a spirited, full-band ode to America’s favorite clear liquor, “Moonshine Run.” While much of Living In A Song spotlights the duo's proficiency on acoustic guitar and dobro, “Moonshine Run” finds Ickes and Hensley ripping on lap steel and electric guitar in addition to their signature un-amplified instruments. “I had this song pieced together for a few years,” remembers Hensley.

Today, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Gibson brand ambassador Jared James Nichols, who was recently named the #1 “young gun making the Gibson Les Paul cool again” by Guitar World, has released his self-titled new studio album via Black Hill Records. PRESS HERE to listen.

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams have shared "Caravan," (listen/share), the third song to be released in advance of the husband and wife duo's upcoming live album, Live At Levon's! due February 3 on Royal Potato Family. The 12-track collection was recorded in front of a hometown crowd at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY on September 20 and 21, 2019.

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For a little over two decades, The Motet have cultivated a fervent fanbase through immaculate live performances and a seamless blend of funk, jazz, soul, and rock. This unique style and cohesive musical chemistry have led to sold-out shows across the nation - including six headlining slots at Red Rocks and sets at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Bottlerock, Electric Forest, Bumbershoot, Summer Camp, and High Sierra.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced the music lineup for the 2023 event, scheduled for April 28 – May 7.   Jazz Fest is an annual celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana, alongside unforgettable performances by nationally and internationally renowned guest artists to create one of the world’s most diverse musical festival lineups.  Almost half a million fans gather annually for the seven-day event that features virtually every style of

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