Check out our April/May 2020 CD Sampler

April 27, 2020
Check out our April/May 2020 CD Sampler

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Grace Potter
“Back to Me”
From the album Daylight
Fantasy Records

Over the course of her acclaimed career, Grace Potter has carved out a place among the best songwriters and singers in rock-and-roll. Now, after a four-year hiatus, Grace returns with Daylight, her second solo LP (seventh overall) and first for Fantasy Records.

Jeremiah Johnson
“White Lightning”
From the album Heavens to Betsy
Ruf Records

Jeremiah Johnson blends the sounds of the South, with Mississippi River blues and a touch of country flair. It’s emotionally charged Southern rock, powered by the common man’s passion for life and all the struggles in between — songs with meaning, a powerfully persuasive voice and master-class musicianship.

The Proven Ones
“Gone to Stay”
From the album You Ain’t Done
Gulf Coast Records

The Proven Ones are truly an all-star ensemble. Featuring Brian Templeton, Willie Campbell, Anthony Geraci, Jimi Bott and Kid Ramos. Their newest release You Ain’t Done on Gulf Coast Records is due in April 2020.

Benny Turner
“Who Sang It First”
Nola Blue Records

Born in Gilmer, Texas on Oct. 27, 1939, Benny Turner has made the blues his business for over six decades. A career “sideman to the stars” — including Mighty Joe Young, Marva Wright – Blues Queen of New Orleans, and his brother, the late Freddie King — Turner is now his own shining star on the blues scene.

Steve Baskin
“Cutting Room Floor”
From the album Mind Your Step

What happens when you strip away the technology and get back to the basics in the studio? This is something that singer-songwriter Steve Baskin aimed to find out as he recorded Mind Your Step — his fourth full-length album — a soulful Americana offering drawing from the traditions of R&B, rock and country.

The Matinée
“Trouble Is”
From the EP Trouble Is

Hailing from the West Coast of Canada, The Matinée’s sound has always felt more Southern, drawing from influences ranging from Tedeschi Trucks Band to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. The band’s new release Trouble Is features The Matinée partnering with Grammy-winning producer/mixer Jim Scott.

Taylor and the Apes
“Logan County”

Indiana-born and raised Taylor Anspaugh leads this band of deep Brooklynites, giving classic heartland rock-and-roll a gritty, city feel. Their new single, “Logan County,” tells the story of a robbery gone right, at a Kentucky liquor store just outside of a dry county.

The J. & F. Band
“Cajun Blue”
From the album Cajun Blue
Long Song Records

The J. & F. Band manages to bring together the coolness of jazz and the sincere roughness of blues, and then psychedelia and avant-garde and soul music. With rock-and-roll guitars and a New Orleans brass section, this band is capable of evoking the fury of the Muscle Shoals sessions from the ‘70s

El Misti
From the album El Misti

Listen carefully through the drizzle. In a Cheshire town, between U.K. musical powerhouses Liverpool and Manchester, lies a bar called Kash 22. Within this creative space, a collective named “El Misti” has formed. People gather; heroes adorn the walls. The music was born here and it began with a song!

Great Wave
“Sorry, Darling”

Mesmerizing, psychedelic, dream pop from the astute and luxurious city of Scranton, Pa.
World navigators counting blessings — out to spread love, peace and prosperity. Forever new beginnings; no endings.

Editor’s Pick: Rhythmos
From the album Rhythmos
System Dialing Records

Rhythmos is the self-titled debut album of the NYC-based percussion trio featuring Billy Martin (MMW, John Scofield, John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards), Cyro Baptista (Sting, Paul Simon, Trey Anastasio), and Amir Ziv (Droid, Kotkot, New Vocabulary, Pop It!, Directors, Tympanum). Produced by Amir Ziv.