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Bass virtuoso Clint Bahr just released a new solo album “PUZZLEBOX” on Moonjune Records. The album features members of King Crimson, YES, Van Der Graaf Generator, Sun Ra and others!

Clint Bahr’s new band, also named PUZZLEBOX, is a multidimensional “Tabula Rasa” in both compositional and improvisational formats. PUZZLEBOX is a genre-defying global collaboration of artists, a cross-pollination of diverse instruments and talents.

I am so very saddened by the death of my cousin Mickey Gilley. He and Jimmy Swaggert are like brothers to me. We are asking for prayers for his wife, Cindy and his entire family. I'm sad and praying. I loved him very much."
- Jerry Lee Lewis, cousin of Mickey Gilley and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member
(see Gilley and Lewis together on Pop Goes The Country: Click Here)

Medication Time, the highly-awaited album from longtime British Blues-Americana guitarist/singer/songwriter Todd Sharpville, explores a period of his life 16 years ago where the stress of a child contact battle during a messy breakup resulted in a total breakdown and a two-month stay in a mental hospital in West Wales. The album has been re-scheduled for a global release on July 8th from the DixieFrog label and distributed in the US by Redeye Distribution, with European distribution by Proper Music.

Far West Texas is a magical place, transformative for anyone who's ever witnessed it; Marathon Songwriters Festival brings performances by master songwriters to a breathtaking setting that captivates and inspires. The festival has just announced the lineup for this year's event, taking place August 12-13, 2022, in Marathon, TX. Limited tickets are available now. 
 

Nerd Salad’s debut album “Press Start'' continues to build upon the band’s eclectic yet accessible sound that they established on their 2017 EP “Your Father and I Aren’t Angry, We’re Just Disappointed”.

Today, Aoife O’Donovan stars in an all new NPR Tiny Desk that features the GRAMMY- and Americana Award-winning singer and songwriter performing songs from her acclaimed, Joe Henry-produced (Bonnie Raitt, Rhiannon Giddens) new album Age Of Apathy. As ever, the performance is filled with “musical surprises: daring melodic leaps, unexpected chord progressions, [and] subtle rhythmic shifts” (NY Times). 

‘Brave & Free’ is a deeply personal album centered around themes of Loss, Mortality and the Unknown–universal experiences that will resonate with audiences from all walks of life. Touching on musical genres that Ace Engfer has explored with past and current projects (including Grant Farm, Kind Hearted Strangers and The Drunken Hearts) ‘Brave & Free’ is a journey into American Music (Americana) that will captivate and intrigue the most discerning ear.

Mississippi-born, Memphis-raised, Grammy Award-winning music legend Charlie Musselwhite will release Blues Gave Me A Ride, the first single from his upcoming album, Mississippi Son, on Friday, May 6. “Blues tells the truth in a world that’s full of lies,” Musselwhite sings in the original song -- on which he also plays guitar and harmonica -- and is at once telling his own story and plainly summing up the genre’s timelessness.