Ragas Live Festival, New York City’s biggest annual music drop, will stage a triumphant return as a 24-hour live event at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works in October.

Featured artists will include: Sid Sriram, Cryo Baptista, Parvathy Baul, Qasim Naqvi, Hamid AlSaadi, Manik Khan, Samir LanGus

Guitar badass Samantha Fish and outlaw country maverick Jesse Dayton announces new shows in Biloxi and New Orleans to close out 2022, and four Texas shows are in January 2023. (Scroll down for a complete list of tour dates.) And Samantha will be ringing in the new year in Richmond, Missouri. This wild partnership will introduce several new songs that will appear on their forthcoming collaborative album produced by Jon Spencer. The record will be released in the early Summer of 2023 via Rounder Records.

Grammy Award-winning 14-piece jazz ensemble the Mingus Big Band just announced a weekly residency at Manhattan West’s spectacular new variety venue Midnight Theatre. Beginning October 26, the residency performances will be every Wednesday night with doors at 6:00pm and 9:00pm. The band celebrates the music of legendary composer and virtuoso bassist Charles Mingus, now in his centennial year.

2022 marks 50 years since Jim Croce released his breakout album, You Don’t Mess Around With Jim.  BMG celebrates the timeless album’s anniversary with 3 limited edition pressings on vinyl, CD, and cassette, complete with matching alternate gold-bordered cover artwork – available November 25, 2022.

Christmas with The Smithereens is more than a Christmas- time cover album. This quartet does an impressive job of channeling the spirt of 1960s rock, and solidly interpreting each memorable tune. The band’s originals add a nice twist to the disc and are written with such ‘60s-savviness that without prior knowledge it would almost be difficult to decide which songs were covers and which were originals.

Bay Area collective Moonalice releases their latest body of work, Full Moonalice Vol. 2, a new volume of psychedelic soul to pair with their Nettwerk debut. Mixed and mastered by 4x-Grammy Award-winning engineer Dave Way, the six song EP exudes the positive energy and love for which the band is well known.

Indiana blues-rock outfit The Cold Stares have announced ‘Voices,’ their new full-length album, out March 10th via Mascot Records. Recorded almost entirely over the course of just two days with producer/engineer/mixer Mark Needham (Taj Mahal, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon, Fleetwood Mac), the album stands as the band’s most mature, eclectic collection yet, balancing gritty muscle and tender emotion in equal measure.

Appalachian Road Show is a 5-piece “roots supergroup” (NPR) known for creating music that speaks to the heart and shares the stories of part of America that is often overlooked. On the band’s new album ‘Jubilation,’ which is available everywhere today (10.7), it celebrates the endurance and resilience of Appalachian people after a trial of hardship.

Starling Arrow is an all-star cast of spirit-folk songstresses featuring Leah Song and Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia, Tina Malia, Ayla Nereo, and Marya Stark. Powerhouse songwriters in their own right, and innovative leaders within the industry, the joining of the 5 songwriters and singers have created a potent gift of synergy. All share a common devotion for the love of songwriting which they have elegantly captured in their debut album, Cradle, due out January 2023.

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