Check Out Our January_February CD sampler

January 14, 2019

Our January_February CD sampler is now available.

You can read more below and also hear a combined playlist of our CD and digital tracks on Spotify:

1. Tedeschi Trucks Band
“Hard Case”
From the album Signs
Fantasy Records
Basically, we’re scrambling up the criminal and legal definitions of a “hard case.” It’s a romance masquerading as a courtroom drama, where each partner is simultaneously the judge, prosecution, defendant and victim. And the jury is always hung. But the band’s light-funk touch keeps the proceedings amusing.

2. Jared & The Mill
“Dark Highways”
From the album This Story Is No Longer Available
Tone Tree
We’re five best friends from Arizona. We’re pretty much always on tour, and we hope you connect to our music and make it to a show. Until then, take care of yourself, don’t be a dick, love your fellow human like your heart can’t break, and give ‘em hell. p/\q

3. Eric Schenkman
“Lincoln’s Feat”
From the album Who Shot John?
VizzTone Label Group
Eric Schenkman returns with Cody Dickinson, Van Romaine and Shawn Kellerman on 2019 release Who Shot John ? “Lincoln’s Feat,” is a guitar-driven Americana blues. It’s one of 10 killer tracks from the Spin Doctors guitarist, ranging from Hill Country to soul, jam-rock. All tunes are built around powerhouse guitar riffs and Eric’s dramatic vocals.

4. Read Southall Band
“Don’t Tell Me (Live)”
From the album Live at Tower Theatre
Trippy Kitchen
The Read Southall Band was formed in 2015 in Stillwater, Okla. They currently have one demo acoustic album (2015) and one full-band record (2017). The Read Southall Band is in the process of releasing a live record and is in pre-production for their sophomore record.

5. The Connells
“Rusted Fields (Live)”
Raleigh, N.C.-based The Connells’ long story began in 1984 when Mike Connell recruited his younger brother, David, to start a band. The band took a break from recording their forthcoming LP to play a handful of shows this fall. “Rusted Fields” is from Rocky Mount Mills on 9/28/18.

6. Bob Margolin
From the album Bob Margolin
VizzTone Label Group
Bob Margolin, one of today’s most highly-esteemed blues musicians, played and sang every note on his new self-titled album. “Mercy” is his blues for today’s dangerous world, where we need love and understanding more than ever, yet seem to find ourselves on the edge without a net.

7. The People Brothers Band
“Love Electric”
From the album Love Electric
The People Brothers Band (PBB) features some of the best vocalists and musicians from the Midwest. They have blossomed into a unique brand of rhythm and soul whose core mission is to bring people together by spreading love through music. Their energetic live shows and infectious stage presence are guaranteed to bring the party.

8. The Bob Band
“Because of You”
From the album Time Served
Hailing from Millstadt, Ill., U.S.A. Alcohol-soaked vocals, dirty guitars, screamin’ lap steel, tobacco-stained drums, a lyrical show of unrivaled music passion and a songwriting gem of literate, rural-tinged imagery that pushes the destination edge of country music, The Bob Band punches in and turns up.

9. The Big Takeover
“Girlie Girlie”
Led by the powerhouse, Jamaican-born singer-songwriter NeeNee Rushie, The Big Takeover’s horn-powered global blend reveals deep fluency in reggae and world music, hints of soul and Motown, and their own infectious brand of pop classicism.

10. RJ Howson
“Make a Joyful Sound”
From the album Set It Free
Fire-branded in the Chicago blues circuit before being steeped in the Southern stews, RJ Howson (singer, guitarist, songwriter) has shared the stage with music icons and legends from Buddy Guy to Dickey Betts. Playing it forward from the heart for the people!

11. Nobide
Alias FM
Setting traditional instruments amid an electronic backdrop, Nobide makes “Organic Electronic” music. Rowdy enough for dance floors and deep enough for quiet exploration, the Nobide grooves are far-reaching. Nobide points to “not biding time,” taking every opportunity to engage with life via sound, color and wonder.

12. The Parkers
“Wasted Generation”
Pink Stripe Entertainment
The Parkers are sensual and subversive, with grungy synth-pop anthems of disenfranchisement and searing social commentary. The band puts on a smoldering live show, harnessing sweat-soaked rock energy. Their debut EP comes out in February 2019, featuring songs with a slow-burn, haunting quality, favoring stinging femininity and rugged, urban-informed grooves.

13. Editor’s Pick: Okkervil River
“The Dream and the Light”
From the album In the Rainbow Rain
ATO Records
If December 2016 was good for anything, it was good for writing new songs,” says Okkervil River’s Will Sheff. “The Dream and the Light,” one of the first songs Sheff created for his latest album, 2018’s In the Rainbow Rain, was written during that period at a vacation home adjoining Frank Sinatra’s old place in Palm Springs, Calif.