Bay Area music collective Wreckless Strangers brings California Americana Soul to top Bay Area fall festivals in September and October. With performances at Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival (Mill Valley, September 18), Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, October 2) and Sound Summit (Mount Tamalpais, October 22), the band continues to expand its audience reaching more live music fans with old favorites and songs from their debut album When the Sun and a Blue Star Collide.

Bonnie Raitt has just finished releasing her entire Capitol Records music video catalog in remastered High Definition video. A joint initiative was launched in 2019 between YouTube Music and Universal Music Group to upgrade some of the most iconic music videos of all time to the highest visual quality, to ensure that current and future generations will be able to see and hear timeless classics as they’ve never been experienced before.

Rock guitar dynamo Samantha Fish and outlaw country badass Jesse Dayton have joined forces for an upcoming album of collaborative music, due out in May 2023 via Rounder Records. Fans of both artists won’t have to wait until next year to get a taste of this wild partnership, however. In December, two cover songs and accompanying videos will be released in conjunction with four special concerts. The newly-formed duo will perform in Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Charlotte, and Durham, with show dates listed below.

Today, Rhett Miller released “Heart Attack Days,” the new single from This Misfit, his first solo album in four years out this Friday via ATO Records. Miller also announced a string of solo tour dates in celebration of the new album that will make stops in Texas and the Northeast.

This October, Joshua Tree Music Festival relaxes COVID capacity restrictions and returns with a full schedule of wildly talented artists. In true Joshua Tree Music Festival form, music will rotate between two stages from early til late creating a continuous sonic journey each day. The lineup is a diverse medley of genres and styles curated to seamlessly blend and build as the days progress.

There are just a few weeks left until the West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival, Aftershock, returns to Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 6-9, 2022 for its 10th anniversary event. Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents are pleased to announce the music set times, additional onsite entertainment and unique food offerings for the popular event that returns bigger than ever this year, expanding to four full days (after a half 4th day in 2021) and adding a 4th music stage to host a lineup of over 90 bands.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter-pianist Neal Francis has shared “Very Fine, Pts. 1 & 2,” available today at all DSPs and streaming services. Produced in Los Angeles by longtime collaborator Sergio Rios, the horn-blasted soul-powered double single that also features a cover of “Strawberry Letter 23” heralds the Chicago-based artist’s upcoming new EP, Sentimental Garbage, arriving via ATO Records on Friday, November 18. Pre-orders are available now.

John Prine once said, “Bob Dylan opened the door when there was no door, and then left it open for others to come through.” When Jack Torrey and Page Burkum, aka Minnesota band The Cactus Blossoms, found that door, they walked right through it. "Dylan’s music was a friend and guide to me in those early years and has continued to be an artistic home base for me and Page,” Torrey says.

Today, John Mellencamp confirms a reissue of his beloved 1985 album Scarecrow (on Mercury/UME) and shares “Small Town (2022 Remaster)” as well as two previously unreleased versions, “Small Town (Writer’s Demo)” and “Small Town (Acoustic Version).” Listen HERE.

Pre-order HERE and listen/share the tracks HERE.

On Friday, September 23rd, Flushing Town Hall presents GRAMMY-winning American jazz drummer and Queens native Lenny White & Friends for an exciting evening of jazz fusion at 8 PM EST. The performance will feature White’s original arrangements

White will be joined by Tom Guarna (guitar), Quinton Zoto (guitar), Richie Goods (bass), and Vince Evans (piano and synthesizers).

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