Scott Seisler, former drummer and singer from the band Black Rooster, started his music career in a unique way. It was born as a coping mechanism following tragedy that struck not once, but three times. Seisler lost his younger brother, Shawn, to an opioid-related suicide. Shortly after, his parents Paul and Beverly were both diagnosed with cancer and passed away within five months of each other. With his entire immediate family gone within a few years, Seisler decided to turn to music to heal and embark on spreading the message about the opioid and suicide crises. To help achieve this, Seisler has partnered with Glenn Close’s organization, Bring Change To Mind, donating a portion of proceeds from album sales to the organization whose mission is to end the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental illness.
Nashville’s Callie McCullough, a modern songwriter inspired by timeless bluegrass and old-school country music, has released the gently-rolling “Five Dollar Pearls.” The song which debuted earlier this week with The Bluegrass Situation is the lead single from her forthcoming After Midnight EP which is expected to be released in winter (exact date TBA).
David Lynch Foundation Hosts "Silence The Violence" Benefit with Katy Perry, Norah Jones, Mavis Staples, and more
Headlined by Katy Perry, Norah Jones, and Mavis Staples, The David Lynch Foundation will be hosting their extraordinary "Silence the Violence" benefit concert in Washington, D.C. on October 11 to benefit 10,000 at-risk youth in the district.
Tow’rs have announced a 15-date late fall tour throughout the mountain states and West Coast. The Flagstaff, AZ based band will begin their tour in San Francisco on Nov 9, and will travel up through the Pacific Northwest, to the Rockies, stopping at their home base in AZ, and then rounding out the tour in Southern California.
Austin based R&B soul singer and songwriter Kelly Hafner is set to embark on a US tour this August! She is touring in support of her new album If It's Love. Her show-stopping voice and unmistakably improvisational style keep listeners hooked from start to finish. Echoing the traditions of her soul forebears like Etta James, Lauryn Hill, Marvin Gaye, and Amy Winehouse, If It's Love tests the boundaries of neo-soul in a refreshing way.
Doing good with good music has always been Gravitas’s way of life. With this in mind, Gravitas Recordings is pleased to release Circulate Vol. 1, a global bass compilation curated by David Starfire and SOOHAN. This compilation boasts an impressive roster full of original tracks, remixes, and collaborations with eclectic artists such as Kaya Project, An-ten-nae, Desert Dwellers, Beats Antique, and CloZee, to name a few.
Amendola Vs. Blades have announced the release of a new studio album, 'Everybody Wins,' on October 11 via Royal Potato Family. The funky California duo comprised of Wil Blades on Hammond organ and clavinet and Scott Amendola behind the kit have also added nine West Coast shows in October and November to support the collection.
On Sunday, August 12, 2017, singer-songwriter Ellis Paul was performing away from his hometown of Charlottesville but returned Monday to a town that was emotionally broken apart. A right-wing protest surrounding the removal of a statue of Robert E Lee came to a horrifying conclusion resulting in the death of one counter-protester Heather Heyer, many injured, and a police helicopter crash that took the lives of two state troopers. Paul penned his song “The Battle Of Charlottesville” shortly after.
Corey Kilgannon has released the track "As Above, So Below" in anticipation of the upcoming August 23rd release of his album by the same name. Arguably the most politically charged album of his discography yet, Kilgannon unabashedly addresses a variety of human issues: depression, oppression, feminism, social justices, LGBQT, racism, and many other cultural topics.