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TR3 (Ft. Tim Reynolds)
“A Bone to Pick (Live)”
From the album Wild in the Sky
With a career spanning more than 40 years, two-time Grammy nominee and sonic innovator, Tim Reynolds is best known for his seemingly effortless guitar virtuosity, his masterful command of melody and timing, and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches.
Sunny Bleau and the Moons
“Holy Water and Hell Fire”
From the album Breakfast Served Cold
CoccoMusic, LLC & Underdog Music and Publishing
Sunny Bleau’s debut album, Breakfast Served Cold, blends precision, power and raw emotion into sizzling blues. Flirting with shades of jazz, soul, pop and country, Breakfast Served Cold is smokin’ hot!
The Sully Band (Ft. Rebecca Jade)
“When the Battle Is Over”
From the album Let’s Straighten It Out!
Blue Élan Records
This hidden Dr. John-penned gem, originally recorded as one-sided boast by Delaney & Bonnie (and later by Aretha), is given a fun and funky update by The Sully Band. The top-notch 10-piece band from San Diego has flipped the tune into a rollicking duet between Sully and the soulful Rebecca Jade.
From the EP Give It Time
Huckleberry Funk is a gritty soul/R&B band. Their genre-bending sound comes with a diverse audience affording them opportunities to open for bands such as Khruangbin, Dumpstaphunk, the Main Squeeze and many others. Huck Funk shows involve crowd participation, a tight sound and sultry vocals.
“Blowin’ Like a Hurricane”
From the album There’s Something About the Night
Scott Ellison’s new record, There’s Something About the Night, stretches musically from Texas to Memphis to Chicago, and touches every shade of blues from rock to soul. Backed by an all-star cast, including members of Eric Clapton’s band and Albert Lee’s band, his 13th album shows him hitting his peak.
From the EP Tides
Sonic Soirée Records
Hailing from Columbia, S.C., The Transonics are a 5-piece surfedelic power-pop band. Formed in 2018, The Transonics combine psychedelic/‘60s garage-rock, surf, new wave, and power-pop to create a genre melding sound that’s refreshingly new and unique.
Wide-Eyed Lounge Cats
From the album Cats in a Coal Mine
Based out of Baltimore and born out of the bars of Fells Point, Wide-Eyed Lounge Cats combine a range of musical talents and personalities that exist in harmony. The sextet is a jazz&jam band bringing elements of both into their performance style, original compositions and unorthodox arrangements.
The Filthy Six
From the EP Soho Filth (Live From Dean St Studios, London)
The Filthy Six are the most exciting, authentic Soul Jazz outfit in the U.K. today and have established themselves as one of the most electric live acts on the scene. Their new EP Soho Filth captures their horn-led/organ-fueled sound perfectly in four varied and distinct cuts of instrumental soul music.
The Metal Byrds
From the album 4
The Metal Byrds, the brain-child of Suzanne Birdie and Rye Whisky, are born musicians. The combination of Suzanne’s enchanting voice and Sly Rye’s fast fingers and unique tone result in rock-and-roll perfection. Kevin Kurts on bass and Alex Romanov on drums don’t get enough props for their amazing work.
White Noise Maker
From the EP Next to Nothing
Solo songwriter/producer White Noise Maker creates a misanthropic brand of sincere and self-aware pop/rock from a rather unimpressive closet in Seattle. At a height of 5’5”, some say he sounds like he could easily be a solid 6’2”. Critics and fans agree that Next to Nothing is his most current release.
From the album The Beautiful Struggle
Cove House Records
Christina Holmes threads together stories of love and life on her third full-length, The Beautiful Struggle, united by her confessional lyricism and instrumental
proficiency on guitar, bass, djembe and piano. As a result, she delivers her most personal, passionate and powerful statement to date.
Editor’s Pick: North Mississippi Allstars
“Set Sail Part 1” (Ft. Lamar Williams, Jr.)
From the album Set Sail
New West Records
After 25 years, 12 albums, four Grammy Award nominations and sold-out shows everywhere, North Mississippi Allstars open up their world once again on Set Sail.
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