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“Taking Me Back”
From the album Fear of the Dawn
Third Man Records
Jack White is back with his first new solo music in nearly four years. The incendiary single, “Taking Me Back,” was produced by White at Third Man Studios in Nashville, and features the 12-time Grammy-Award-winning artist on all vocals and instruments.
Sly Fox and the Hustlers
Voted best original blues-rock band from New York multiple years in a row, Sly Fox and the Hustlers have shared the stage with Smash Mouth, Robin Trower, GE Smith, Twiddle, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Blues Traveler, whose singer John Popper called them one of the best bands he has seen in a long time!
“Jumped the Gun”
From the album Visions and Afterthoughts
The first single from the second half of the surprise double album, Visions and Afterthoughts, “Jumped the Gun” is a different take on the heavier rock-influenced first half, Visions. Releasing in 2022, the next 10 songs will feature a variety of different styles and sounds similar to their earlier work.
From the album Gentilo
Blue Heart Records
As a member of The Cornlickers, Bobby Gentilo is part of the house band at world-famous juke joint Red’s Lounge, in Clarksdale, Miss. Learning from and performing with acclaimed Delta blues artists, combined with the go-go influence of his native Washington, D.C., results in the deep groove of his sound.
“Time and Tide”
Psychedelic Elders are a Philadelphia-area original band influenced by classic rock. Their styles range from ‘60s psychedelic pop to old-school hard rock and everything in between. They are on a mission to spread a little musical sunshine in a challenging world. Listen to your Elders!
Dubbed “electro soul brilliance,” the Montana-based duo “enlists a perfect combination of live instrumentation with killer beats and all the bells and whistles under the kitchen sink.” The pair fuse their many influences to create a sound that’s both contemporary and nostalgic of past decades.
Fat Fast Bobby
“If You Want to Hate Me”
From the album Fat Fast Bobby
Fat Fast Bobby is a New York City-based band that got together pre-pandemic, then didn’t, then did again. With Angie LeMar (vocals), Rich Stubits (drums) and James O’Brien as the main culprits, what they do is a cross between rock, pop, blues and Americana. Most of it is original music, written by James.
Adrian John Szozda
“Barefoot in the Rain”
From the album The Life of Someone I Once Knew
Songwriter Adrian John Szozda’s newest release The Life of Someone I Once Knew tells a story in 13 songs. The love story focuses on the beauty, power and cost of love through an artist’s eyes set on dedicating his life to music, not love. The album balances elements of psychedelia, rock and Americana.
Ottawa alternative-folk musician Rory Taillon is a road warrior, touring across the country and back again. Rory is not just an entertainer; he’s a performer. It’s just that simple: When Taillon sings, everything stops and, when it starts again, it’s all changed. It’s just that simple, like folk.
From the EP Golden Town
A Tennessee rock quartet with a raucous yet dynamic demeanor, Lenox Hills was founded in 2016 by brothers Luke (vocals, guitar) and Packy Mullin (guitar), along with Kyle Swenson (drums) and Kameron Dunn (bass). They released their EP, Golden Town, in March.
Gordon Sterling and the People
From the album Truth
Gordon Sterling and The People are a D.C.-based powerhouse band that play a style of exploratory, soul-infused rock they’ve dubbed “Bare Knuckle Soul.” The title track off their upcoming album, Truth, showcases the bold, inspirational vision that drives the band. The single “Truth” will be out on May 6.
Editor’s Pick: Old Crow Medicine Show
“Paint This Town”
From the album Paint This Town
On “Paint This Town,” Old Crow Medicine Show offers a riveting glimpse into American mythology and the wildly colorful characters who populate it. The album turns razor-sharp commentary into rapturous sing-alongs.
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