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In today’s times, with so much music out there, one can easily retreat into their known area, with their known bands, rather than take on the easily overwhelming journey of searching to find new music to their liking. Yet sometimes an album has the natural ability to float to the top of an ever-flooded market and shine forth.

Midnight North releases Selections from Levon Helm Studios, a new live album via Americana Vibes. Selections from Levon Helm Studios features a mix of Midnight North originals with classic rock hits such as “Don’t Do It” and “Luxury Liner.”

With a keen eye on musical evolution, the band still looks back and savors their favorite moments. Selections from Levon Helm Studios celebrates a very special night for Midnight North: November 9, 2019 at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY.

It’s been a few years since Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Jeff Hanna paid $4 to see Bob Dylan play at his high school auditorium in Long Beach, California, but the fire lit inside of Hanna that night still burns as strong as ever. Hanna and his Dirt Band bandmates have had quite a career of their own since then, introducing folk, bluegrass, and country music—what would later be termed “Americana”—to a whole new generation of fans.

Zero, one of the creators of improvisational jam band music and a band that became a San Francisco musical institution, is pleased to release a new live double album, Naught Again. It is a super-high-fidelity recording of previously unreleased tracks from an epic three-night-run at the Great American Music Hall in 1992. 

In this day and age, a singular, definitive stamp of approval is a hard thing to come by. Unless, of course, you’re the modern funk band Lettuce and THE Bootsy Collins steps into the studio to put his timeless spin on your new record—which is exactly what happened when the band was tracking “Keep That Funk Alive” from their upcoming album Unify.

Supersonic Blues Machine has revealed the official lyric video for “All Our Love,” featuring Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr. It's the latest single from the band's new studio album 'Voodoo Nation,' out June 24th via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Once again, the again features a reunion of some of the most exciting icons and names in blues: Eric Gales, Joe Louis Walker, Ana Popovic, Kirk Fletcher, Charlie Starr, King Solomon Hicks, Josh Smith & Sonny Landreth. The new single follows the release of “8 Ball Lucy” ft.

Marcus King today announces the release of ‘Rescue Me’, the latest preview track from his forthcoming solo album, Young Blood. The track, premiered today with American Songwriter, blends swampy percussion, fuzzed out guitar and King’s smouldering vocal delivery, sharing his plea for salvation from the path of excess he was walking at the time of making the record.

Listen here: https://mk.lnk.to/rescueme

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ multi-platinum album Check Your Head, on July 15, UMe will release a limited-edition reissue of the rare 4LP deluxe version of the album, originally released in 2009 as an artist store exclusive. The long out-of-print and much sought-after box set features the 2009 remaster of the original double album, plus two extra LPs of bonus content including remixes, live versions, and B-sides.

National flatpicking champion, Tyler Grant, is pleased to release his first solo album since 2016 and first Telecaster-driven electric solo album. Tryin’ To Have A Good Time is out now on Americana Vibes.

Tyler takes his listener on a six-string joyride through his musical history on this collection of new music. Tyler recalls, “my dad once told me that no matter what the situation, the best thing to do is to try to have a good time.”

The Bad Plus is back with their 15th studio recording and eponymous debut album in their current iteration as a dynamic new quartet. THE BAD PLUS arrives via Edition Records on Friday, September 30. Pre-orders are available now.

“Evolution is necessary for life and creativity,” say the groundbreaking band’s founding drummer and bassist Dave King and Reid Anderson. “We’ve evolved, but we’re still The Bad Plus.”

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