Check Out Our July/August Digital Sampler

July 23, 2019
Check Out Our July/August Digital Sampler

All digital sampler tracks are available for download HERE!

The combined Digital & CD sampler playlist streams on Spotify:

Joel Rafael
“Under Our Skin” (feat. Jason Mraz)
From the album ROSE AVENUE

On Joel Rafael’s ROSE AVENUE the political world and climate of incivility are examined in light of the present and the past. But the album overwhelmingly is an examination of a man, by a man, and is a testament to a never-ending search for truth.

Dogs in a Pile
“Look Johnny – Live”

Born from the deepest American roots of psychedelia, jazz, fusion, funk and rock and roll by way of Berklee and U’Arts Philly, the Dogs’ unique synergy and joy in creating “music as an atmosphere” equates simply to, as the band would say, “spreading good music and good energy to good people.”

Rosie Flores
“Simple Case of The Blues”
From the album Simple Case of The Blues
Last Music Company

Over the course of a career that has spanned more than four decades, guitarist/singer Rosie Flores has jumped feet first into punk rock, country, alt-country, rock and rockabilly. She returns to the blues now as a seasoned performer steeped in life’s uncompromising lessons.

Drop The 4

The New York-based funk outfit Drop The 4 is known for exploring new ideas through genre-pushing compositions and improvisation. Their newly released single, “Freaksonic” hits heavy with a supercharged fusion of throwback funk and body-shaking dance hooks. The tune strikes a sleek melodic balance between RETRO and FUTURE that keeps people moving.

loose loose
“vibe dealer”
From the EP candor

loose loose is a future soul band from Columbia, Missouri. A project that simultaneously appreciates and rejects its genre tags, loose loose delves deep into the worlds of jazz, neo-soul, and hip-hop, only to expand into a unique musical setting of its own.

Slambovian Circus of Dreams
“Beez (I Know Where The Beez Have Gone)”
From the EP I Know Where The Beez Have Gone – UK EP
Storm King Records

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams’ brand of exotic rootsy psychedelica has been described as “Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana.” The band presents the hypnotic “Beez (I Know Where The Beez Have Gone).” Available on Storm King Records September 2019.

Gary Backstrom
“The Story”

Gary Backstrom, the front man and founder of jam band Jiggle the Handle has toured the country many times, opening for The Allman Brothers, Los Lobos, Little Feat and more. His newly formed Gary Backstrom Band blends the soul of Stevie Wonder with the fiery Latin rhythm and blazing guitar of Santana.

Gin Mill Hollow
“Scrap Metal Dowry”
From the album Busted Bullet

In their five years together, Americana outfit Gin Mill Hollow have released two full-length albums and played over 300 shows around the Midwest. Always evolving, the group from Madison, Wisc. will host their own micro-fest this summer as well as embark on their first tour west through Colorado.

The American Hotel System
From the EP A Search For Sunken Truth Vol. 2
Variare Music

The American Hotel System is a rock band from Grand Rapids, Mich. that aims to provoke the mind through heartfelt lyrics and intentional musicality while exploring themes of love, loneliness and politics.

The Chocolateers
From the album Way Down

Known for their “jamband” approach to the live stage, The Chocolateers have been spreading their love across Wisconsin for over seven years. “Joyride” is the power pop ballad that opens their third studio album Way Down, a diverse and tasty nugget of folk, blues, gospel and hard edged rock and roll.

The Material Boys
“Whiskey’s Gone”
From the album The Material Boys

The Material Boys are a seven-piece American Roots Music band from Madison, Wisconsin. They blend their blues, jazz and bluegrass influences to form a unique Americana sound. They have performed their energetic music around the Midwest since 2011 and have recorded two full-length CDs of original music.

Moon Dunes
“Numb Thumb”
From the album Are You Kind?

Moon Dunes vibe is organic, strong and eclectic. Their debut album Are You Kind? is a psychedelic blend of wavy jams and absolute bangers that will leave you feeling inspired and free! Four openhearted fellas from Texas in the now, evolving together with excitement and focus for the future. Homegrown!