“Kingston Bolero” is a concept, project, and single that takes the iconic original “Bolero” orchestral piece and transforms it into a dub ballad that is the perfect soundtrack for the summer.
Registration is now open for the 18th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards). IAMA is the preeminent awards for musicians, promotes excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include Acoustic Cafe and Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
Todd Snider, who Rolling Stone hails as “America's sharpest storyteller,” is headed back to the live music circuit following a year-long hiatus due to Covid-19. Beginning this month, Snider will embark on his "Return of the Storyteller” tour, an extensive cross-country trek that includes more than 50 live concert dates taking place throughout the remainder of 2021.
It’s a pleasure to announce that the indie folk rock trio, TEOA (The End of America) will be releasing their forthcoming single “Push Back” on July 30, 2021. The track is set to premiere with UNDER THE RADAR and we can't wait for it to be released!
Last month, TEOA released their track “I.F.H.”, which “was born out of pure therapeutic necessity”. While humorously letting go of their woes, the band hoped that their listeners could relate to their lyrics and accept that pain is a fundamental part of life.
For 127 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world. In mid-2019, Gibson launched the Gibson Generation Group (G3), a powerful two-year program that exhibits Gibson embracing a wildly diverse new generation of guitar players, songwriters, and music creators, across the globe.
“Shakes The Ground” is a song about how a strong bond can have its ups and downs. It’s about how showing love can create massive energy and shake the foundation of what that love and respect was built on, being the force for good that brings us together. Musically this song was inspired by repeat listens of R.L. Burnside's album Come On In as well as some of the textural and hypnotic sounds of The Brian Jonestown Massacre we were listening to.
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is proud to release new, never-before-heard recordings from the great Bahamian guitar legend and otherworldly talent Joseph Spence (1910-1984) coming July 16, 2021. Recorded by renowned recording engineer, documentarian, and producer Peter Siegel in 1965 in New York City and the Bahamas, Encore: Unheard Recordings of Bahamian Guitar and Singing offers a look at a grandmaster at work, at the height of his powers and recorded with expert equipment.