Artists

Portland, Maine-based indie trio LOVE BY NUMB3RS—co-vocalists DAN CONNOR and ANNA LOMBARD and multi-instrumentalist JON ROODS—have returned with “Don’t Be So Hard On Me.”

One of Venezuela's musical treasures, Latin GRAMMY Award-winner and GRAMMY Award-nominated cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem and American accordionist/pianist/composer Sam Reider intertwine folk music traditions of their respective countries on their debut duo studio album, Brooklyn-Cumaná (Guataca Foundation, Release Date: November 4, 2022).

Farm Aid's annual benefit concert took place at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, NC on September 24th.  The sold-out crowd was treated to sets by headliner Willie Nelson and co-founder John Mellencamp, board members Dave Matthews and Margo Price, and featured artists Sheryl Crow and Chris Stapleton, among others. One significant absence at this year's event was co-founder Neil Young.

In a world where bubblegum tunes tend to drown out meaningful music, hidden gem of a local band Kings of Oblivion shines through. Laura Lauda and Wysh “I’m Easy” Seidmans’ music and lyrics sweep through your senses. Lines like, “The bushmeat trade is hard to kill, with power cuts for mouths to fill, as mankind’s nearest cousins slip away, and Kabila schemes to stay” or "The Middle East is burning, our work there is through, Middle Earth is history except for a distant sequel or two,” linger in a way that whipping your hair back and forth could never achieve.

There’s a lot of power in not taking yourself too seriously. On Used To Be The Next Big Thing, the sophomore LP from Northern Vermont Americana/roots-rock act Maple Run Band, vocalist/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Trevor Crist spins yarns of lost love, shattered dreams, and lost potential with a wry wit and a tongue-in-cheek lyricism that would make John Prine proud.

The cult funk ensemble Brooklyn Funk Essentials release their infectious new jazz-funk jam ‘AA Side Single’ today on Dorado Records, to follow up the critically acclaimed recent single ‘Scream!’.

Americana newcomer Jack Schneider has a laundry list of eclectic descriptors fitting to precede his name—record producer, songwriter, tape machine enthusiast, Vince Gill’s rhythm guitarist, and NYU grad, to name a few—but on November 11th of this year, Schneider will be adding “recording artist” to that list with the release of his debut LP Best Be On My Way.

GRAMMY® winning artist, Jeannie Seely, celebrated her 55th year anniversary of being a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, September 17th in grand style. During her 55-year membership, Jeannie Seely has never left the Opry or missed a year of performing on the coveted Opry stage.

To prepare for his ambitious new musical project, Tradisyon, the uniquely talented Haitian-Canadian songwriter, guitarist and producer Wesli (Wesley Louissaint) had to return to his roots. He embarked on a multi-year musical pilgrimage to explore often hidden facets of Haitian traditions. Wesli traveled across his homeland, visiting lakous, gathering places and community groups for practitioners of Haiti’s voodoo religion, to learn songs in African languages brought to Haiti hundreds of years ago.

On the heels of the success of her critically-acclaimed album Jump In! (BFD/The Orchard) and its chart-topping title track, which peaked at #21 on the Billboard A/C Indicator chart, Alt-Americana Artist Lisa Bouchelle has revealed that she will embark on a U.S. Fall tour with Squeeze Co-Founder Glenn Tilbrook.

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