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Portland-based troubadour Tobias Berblinger presents the vinyl reissue of his 2018 album The Luckiest Hippie Alive, releasing on October 6th, 2022 via Ten Dollar Recording Co.. Berblinger will play a release show that same day, at the Laurelthirst Public House in Portland. The vinyl is on sale through the label's website and Bandcamp.

Crugie Riccio, of the ‘90s Hoboken, NJ power trio (later quartet) Cycomotogoat, and Bobby Lurie (AKA Blurry), a veteran drummer who’s played with jazz greats Buddy Collette and Dewey Redman, have formed the songwriting and recording duo Super User Friendly. They have released their debut double LP Señor Gato on Sniff These Records.

Born out of a day’s writing with Kimmie Rhodes and Mindy Smith, ‘Walk You To Heaven’ is a beautiful and comforting goodbye to a loved one. It serves as the closing track on the upcoming album and showcases Beth Nielsen Chapman’s talent of conveying difficult emotions in a beautiful melody. ‘We were talking about the depth and beauty of the songs written by John Prine and his body of work and how exquisitely simple he could be while also bringing us to such a rich place with his lyrics,’ says Beth.

Darryl Jones: In The Blood –  a look into the life and career of the legendary bass player who replaced Bill Wyman in the Rolling Stones – is out today in select theaters and available via Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video.

Following the 50th anniversaries of Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ seminal albums Mona Bone Jakon, Tea for the Tillerman, and Teaser and the Firecat, 2022 will see the legendary singer-songwriter celebrate 1972’s Catch Bull At Four with a newly remastered 50th anniversary edition.

Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith have announced news of a special deluxe box set release of The Perfect Vision, the triptych of acclaimed albums that encompasses The Peyote Dance, Mummer Love and Peradam. The box set, which includes a remix album featuring contributions from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Brian Eno, Jim Jarmusch, Laraaji and more, will be released November 25th via Bella Union and is available to preorder here.

GRAMMY-winning soul/R&B powerhouse Nigel Hall showcases his chops with a brand new live version of the track “Wake Me”, off his acclaimed 2021 record Spiritual.  This rendition was recorded live at The Camel in Richmond, VA on November 27th, 2021, with an impressive Richmond-born backing band– featuring Devonne “DJ” Harrison, Marcus “Tennishu” Tenney, Corey Fonville, Andrew Randazzo & Morgan Burrs.  Hall, being from DC, exudes an elevated energy, matching that of the hometown crowd who packed out an oversold h

Today, The Headhunters share "Rocking At The Mole House" (listen/share), the first single from the legendary jazz-funk quintet's forthcoming album, Speakers In The House, out November 4 on Ropeadope Records. Opening with a New Orleans press roll beat, which nods to the home of four of the five current band members, it quickly transitions to the signature funk synths and alto sax lines that the band has been revered for going on nearly 50 years.

Amy Ray has released a new animated video for her Top 20 Americana Radio single, "Joy Train," exclusively with Garden & Gun Magazine. The single appears on her 10th solo album, If It All Goes South, out now on Ray's own Daemon Records. Ray enlisted a North Georgia artist, Julie Best, to provide the animation set against a rural background filmed near her home.

“This record is all about love and good lovin’ and other things that matter,” says The California Honeydrops’ frontman, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski of the band's brand new LP, Soft Spot. Released today, Soft Spot finds the band drawing deep from the soulful well of the great rhythm and blues acts that came before them—from roots rock to classic Bay Area R&B, to Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second line.

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