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.
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.”
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.
Frank Zappa's Satirical, Acid-Tongued "Valley Girl" Like, Totally Turns 40; Celebrated With First-Ever Video Out Today
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.
John Denver's 'Rocky Mountain High' 50th Anniversary reissue out today, limited edition blue vinyl available now
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.