On May 6th 2022 two-time Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman returns with her bluesy new single ‘Hey Girl’, her first new music in over four years, and the first taste of her upcoming 15th album, CrazyTown, out this autumn on Cooking Vinyl (Pre-order)

Nashville-based folk-pop singer-songwriter Lauren Balthrop announced this morning the August 12 release of her sophomore album, Things Will Be Different via Olivia Records - [album presave]. With the news, she shares the first single, “Piece of Shit” with an accompanying animated lyric video - watch/share via YouTube.

This year marks the 20th Year Celebration of PORTFOLIO, originally released in 2002, and available for the first time for digital downloads and streaming. Produced by RONNIE RENO, PORTFOLIO is a snapshot of the career of RONNIE RENO dating back to his days as a youngster with Bluegrass legends RENO & SMILEY, moving on to another Bluegrass legend duo the OSBORNE BROTHERS, then many years with Country legend MERLE HAGGARD and finally a family gathering with THE RENO BROTHERS.

Drive-By Truckers have announced today’s premiere of “Every Single Storied Flameout,” the latest track from their upcoming 14th studio album, Welcome 2 Club XIII, due via ATO Records on Friday, June 3. Pre-orders are available now. The spirited, horn-blasted “Every Single Storied Flameout” sees founding member/vocalist/guitarist Mike Cooley looking back at his younger years with unsparing self-reflection and a bit of rambling wisdom.

Upstate New York-based folk artist Holland Belle is excited to present “What’s Best For You,” the latest song to be lifted from the Friday, May 13 release of her debut solo album, Bird Song (pre-save HERE).

Singer-songwriter Stef Mariani started an internationally inclusive movement founded in Hawaii that is based on her recent Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning album Stay Gold. The Stay Gold Movement, named after the album’s title track, helps people go from feeling shut down to living a life of meaning and purpose by learning and implementing the eight pillars of the Stay Gold Principle.

Today, drummer, vocalist, and composer Bryan Carter released his rendition of the Burt Bacharach & Carol Beyer Seger-penned composition “Making Love.” The song is the third single from Carter’s upcoming LP I Believe, due out June 2022 via La Reserve Records. Jazziz called the song “Quote.”

Listen to “Making Love” by Bryan Carter

Living Blues magazine, in its May 2022 issue, announced the nominees for the 2021 Living Blues Readers' Poll Awards. This year, ten Alligator artists received a total of 16 nominations. Leading all artists with four nominations is Grammy Award-winning guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Christone "Kingfish" Ingram. He is nominated for Blues Artist Of The Year (Male), Best Live Performer, Most Outstanding Musician - Guitar, and Best Blues Album for 662.

One of Flushing Town Hall’s most in-demand series, Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashups, will continue through the summer of 2022 with a brand new lineup of musicians. The monthly concert series pairs two performers from different musical disciplines and cultural backgrounds together on stage for a collaboration that yields a wholly unique musical experience.

Glastonbury quartet REEF have today released their brand new album, Shoot Me Your Ace. One of the most exciting rock albums of recent years, Shoot Me Your Ace is a thrilling blast of unadulterated rock’n’roll joy.

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