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“Love on the Run”
From the album Into the Blue
Broken Bells is the musical partnership between James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse). The result has been the creation of cosmic and forceful music from a duo with mutual respect and shared talents. It’s not The Shins. It’s not Danger Mouse. It’s Broken Bells.
The Eighty Six Seas
“Guy and Girl”
From the EP This is Just a Simple Song
The Eighty Six Seas is the moniker of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Nick Stevens, who crafts sharp thematic folk-pop with a tinge of baroque and electronica in the vein of Belle and Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields and David Gray.
From the album Songs of Life, Love & Liberty
You may not know of Shae Parker, but you should. Written in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and recorded in Memphis, Tenn., Songs of Life, Love & Liberty not only highlights Parker as a singer/songwriter but also as an artist. From roots to rock, the album is pure Americana from a genuine source.
From the album Good Thing
SIDEHUSTLE/Orchard Music Group
Drew Foust’s music sounds like it’s made between the bleary hours of a rock bar’s last call and a southern preacher’s early morning prayer. Handmade in his North Carolina home, his new album, Good Thing, was recorded with members of Hiss Golden Messenger and is available now.
Christmas Eve at Nana’s always was special. It brought the meaning of the season to me. We all gathered as one big happy family. My writings are of stories I have experienced and wish to share.
From the album Still Not Sleeping
Intimate and subtle, powerful and bouncy, singer-songwriter Mariana Bell’s eighth studio release runs the gamut of emotions, weaving elements of ’70s rock, jazz and folk together with her trademark melodies and evocative, passionate vocals. It is an evolution of songwriting not to be missed.
Berblan is 17-year-old powerhouse from Dallas and has been playing the piano and ukulele from a very young age. She is a songwriter and performs her craft live. Berblan’s goal is to spread positivity and show people that anything can be accomplished with hard work. Look for Berblan.
Darol Anger & Mr Sun
“A Real Dragon”
Fiddler, composer, producer and educator Darol Anger is at home in many musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. Exceptional among modern fiddlers, Anger has powered the string band evolution through the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, Turtle Island Quartet, Mr Sun and others.
Too Slim and the Taildraggers
From the album The Remedy
Nashville, Tenn.-based Too Slim and the Taildraggers’ The Remedy debuted at no. 3 on the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart. Their 2018 release High Desert Heat was nominated for Blues Rock Album of the Year by the Blues Foundation and received heavy rotation on B.B. King’s Bluesville channel on SiriusXM.
Wild & Blue
From the album Restless
California-bred Americana band Wild & Blue is the father-daughter duo of Steve and April Bennett. Rooted in vintage soul and R&B as much as country, their tight family harmonies and emotionally-charged songwriting serve as a reminder of the power of music to connect us all– even through times of hardship.
Bonny Light Horseman
From the album Rolling Golden Holy
Bonny Light Horseman’s Grammy-nominated debut was a folk masterclass, reimagining standards with effortless grace. It suggested new possibilities for ancient songs while showing a trio capable of remaking the broader folk landscape. Rolling Golden Holy marks their return with singular beauty and charm.
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