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Reba McEntire announced today Reba: The Ultimate Christmas Collection, set to release Friday, October 14. The collection is made up of favorites from her previous Christmas releases along with the stirring track “I Needed Christmas,” featured in the Lifetime movie "Reba McEntire’s Christmas In Tune." The collection is available for pre-order now HERE.

Today Dark Horse Records releases Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years, the first-ever comprehensive collection highlighting Strummer’s work with his post-Clash band, The Mescaleros.

Leftover Salmon banjo player Andy Thorn never expected to go viral. But in 2021, he was in his backyard, playing an improvised banjo tune to a wild fox, when his wife caught the whole thing on video. The video made headlines around the world. Soon, Andy was interviewed on the Kelly Clarkson Show, The Dodo, and A & E’s Neighborhood Wars. Even Political Gabfest discussed the video. A New York Times writer, Ferris Jabr, called it “a moment plucked from Aesop.”

Funk masters Lettuce deliver a new performance video of “Shine” from the studio where they recorded their latest masterpiece UNIFY. Within the first few seconds of the track, fans are met with what could be described as sunshine, hence the name of the song.

Like a long, dark piece of music, the pandemic started small, then got big, and loud, and painfully dissonant. Hot Buttered Rum did their best to cope with its indignities, as most did, and much of that coping was done through the business of making lots and lots of noise. The songs that emerged from all this noise-making are a little louder than any the band has released to date in what became the latest album, Shine All Night.

Today, the five-time-Grammy-nominated guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd announces ‘Trouble Is…25,’ a top-to-bottom reinterpretation of his seminal album ‘Trouble Is…,’ which struck the match that reignited modern blues upon its release 25 years ago.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of “Valley Girl,” Frank Zappa’s sardonic, GRAMMY®-nominated Top 40 hit co-written with and featuring his then teenage daughter Moon Unit Zappa offering up the “totally bitchin’” local slang of the day over a gonzo riff set to an energetic beat. Released in 1982, the satirical track – which poked fun at the teen culture of Southern California’s San Fernando Valley – became the innovative artist’s biggest hit in the U.S.

Today, UMe released Ringo Starr’s third EP, titled simply - EP3. It is available digitally and on CD right now and will be available on 10” vinyl and as a limited edition translucent royal blue cassette on November 18, 2022. To order go, HERE.

The 50th Anniversary reissue of John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High album and song is out today on limited edition blue vinyl by Windstar Records and Secretly Distribution. Order and purchase exclusive merchandise HERE.

Emerging artists the Light Warriors played a breezy afternoon show under the gorgeous Mid Hudson Bridge at Kaal Rock Park in Poughkeepsie, NY last Saturday, as part of a free concert series presented by the Poughkeepsie Public Arts Commission. The Stamford, CT based quintet was supported by the Moonlight Initiative.