Storyteller, singer, and songwriter Lauren Calve releases her Wildfire EP today, June 23 – stream / listen HERE.

Gospel music has a fundamental heart magic, a soulful joy in the positive things in life that summons a response from believers and nonbelievers alike.  That joy is embodied in the music of the Sons of the Soul Revivers (Walter Jr., James, and Dwayne Morgan), whose new album on the Little Village Foundation label, out July 4th, is called Songs We’ll Always Sing – A Tribute To The Pilgrim Jubilees

Vintage rock and rock and roll / Ameripolitan rockabilly outfit, Mighty Joe Castro & The Gravamen will release their debut LP, Come On Angels! on July 31st.  The album was produced by Brian McTear (Sharon Van Etten, Dr. Dog, War on Drugs, Dead Milkmen) at Miner Street Recordings in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia.

Today, folk-influenced male/female indie pop band The National Parks has released their fourth independent full-length studio album Wildflower. PRESS HERE to stream/download and PRESS HERE to purchase on CD or green vinyl. Wildflower is about struggles and growth, hard times and faith, and knowing that through trials and tribulations the best is yet to come.

Although Planet Bluegrass's trilogy of festivals - Telluride, Rocky Mountain Folk Fest, and RockyGrass - had to be cancelled this summer, they recently announced a Summer Solstice Livestream event that will take place this weekend.

Paradiddle Records announces the release of Willie Nile Uncovered (Celebrating 40 Years of Music) on August 21, 2020. This two-CD collection features 26 songs from the New York rocker’s entire recording history performed by an array of both veteran and emerging artists, each putting their unique stamp on his songs.

Prolific Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Robert Francis has released Vol. 1, the new full-length album under Robert Francis + The End Times. The 10-song collection– full of guitar solos, bombastic percussion, harmonies and the amplified chemistry of Francis’ End Times bandmates–is out everywhere today via Aeronaut Records on all DSPs (listen here).

Between touring the festival circuit and putting the finishing touches on a forthcoming EP in July, the Lexington, KY-based Magnolia Boulevard was shaping up for a busy summer. Not to be deterred in the wake of Covid-19, the band decided to release a powerful live session of its new single, “Ride."

An upbeat expression with funk and soul influences, “Ride” explores the art of finding joy in little the little things.

Check out the premiere of the live performance video of “Ride” here:

Natalie Schlabs has unveiled timely new single “Go Outside,” a track from her forthcoming album Don’t Look Too Close, due out October 16th. “‘Go Outside’ is the perfect indie soundtrack to a summer afternoon,” said Ones To Watch in its premiere. “The airy acoustic guitars and dreamy vocals give the song a magic quality, as if it were a spell to coax you (safely!) out of wherever you've been quarantining.

Acclaimed Malian rock band Songhoy Blues release their timely new song “Worry” worldwide today. The celebrated group felt a deep need to share the inspiring song of optimism, hope, strength and vigilance, during these troubled and uncertain times.

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