Nina Massara is putting everything she has into a sound she hopes will bring the music she loves to every generation, young and old. Nina has the looks of a retro black and white movie star with a sassy voice that will remind you of modern day belters like Rhiannon Giddens, Victoria Williams, and Valerie June. With a tinge of “I told you so” in her voice, Nina takes on critics and fans with her U.S. debut, Watch Me.
Jenny Gill will release her debut EP, The House Sessions, February 17. The autobiographical collection of songs—five of the six of which Gill wrote or co-wrote—blends blues, Americana and country to create a sound and style as unique as she is.
“Every song on this project takes me to somewhere in my past,” she says. “My favorite songs to write are those that reflect personal experiences instead of just telling a story.”
Electro-funk act Pigeons Playing Ping Pong just released a single off their upcoming live album, “The Great Outdoors Jam.” Our first taste of the rising band’s first official live release is “Poseidon,” an uplifting oceanic odyssey featuring a smooth saxophone sit-in by Chris Sgammato of Displace.
Grateful Web recently had an enlightening chat with Don Strasburg. He’s a veteran promoter, talent-buyer and co-owner of Boulder’s Z2 Entertainment. Strasburg along with a group of other young entrepreneurs opened The Fox Theater in Boulder, Colorado in 1992. Ambitiously booking New Orleans funk-founders The Meters as their first gig, the rest is history and The Fox is one of America’s top intimate venue spaces.