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British acoustic singer-songwriter Steve Hewitt has a long-standing reputation of producing music from the heart, unafraid to deliver soul bearing lyrically honesty. He maintains this tradition with the release of his new single entitled Fly. A beautifully simple structured creation that emanates with Country overtones and carried by Hewitt's distinctive vocal tone and emotive delivery.

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Self-confessed demented-pop artist Eddy Lee Ryder has been writing songs and performing them in quite the nomadic way since she was a teenager, but her new single “Smoke and Mirrors” ended up in a place even she couldn’t have imagined; a hardcore slasher horror film.

Christian McBride is an eight-time GRAMMY Award winning bassist, composer, and bandleader. McBride is the Artistic Director of the historic Newport Jazz Festival, New Jersey Performing Arts center (NJPAC) and the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Christian is also a respected educator and advocate as the Artistic Director of Jazz House KiDS, and the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Summer Sessions.

Combining Togolese festive and ritual rhythms, hypnotic voodoo melodies and provocative lyrics that speak to a new generation of young Africans, Togolese artist DOGO du Togo has managed to embody the heart and soul of modern Togo with his debut self-titled album DOGO du Togo (to be released Oct. 28, 2022).

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.

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