Check out our March 2021 CD Sampler
The Hold Steady
From the album Open Door Policy
Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers
“Lanyards” is from The Hold Steady’s eighth studio album Open Door Policy, released in February 2019. The album was recorded at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, N.Y. with producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin.
From the album What Good Is Money
Red Mountain LLC
Sam Pointer’s What Good Is Money is an Americana tapestry, woven from jam-rock, bluegrass, rockabilly, island and blues. This Alabama native and former New Potato Caboose lead guitarist has recorded with The Temptations, won the MerleFest songwriting contest and plays most of the instruments on the album.
Aris Paul Band
From the album Ghosts
You’d be hard-pressed to find another band that embodies Pittsburgh rock and Southside blues like Aris Paul Band. Ghosts, their new album is a place where blues and soul meet power-pop and twang, and where the power trio meets the jamband.
“The Gospel of Good Intentions”
From the album The Well
The Well, Katie’s sixth album, takes you from New Orleans punkabilly, to gospel, to blues rock, to the Mississippi Delta—all with the common denominator of Katie’s original songwriting and undeniable voice. This “gumbo pot” of crossover blues is about to shake up the roots-music world.
“God or Machine?”
Recently played on BBC introducing, indifferentmonkey are a U.K. band and can best be described as “heavy trip-hop” as they pull from various moods and genres. There are elements of ‘90s trip-hop, heavy rock and funk with social comment, creating a current sound in the vein of Adele and Billie Eilish.
From the album Survivors
Recently named the Indie Rock Act of 2020 by Radio Wigwam and the JLSC winner of the “Power to the People” contest, Onism E is NYC indie-rock with a hint of Texas soul.
“On Your Heels”
From the album Kiki & Mel’s Drive-Time Circus
Ten Dollar Recording Co.
Soulful, Portland, Ore.-based songstress Mariya May helms intimate, sprawling and dramatic indie-folk. Third solo album Kiki & Mel’s Drive-Time Circus pays homage to earthy ‘60s/‘70s pop and soul, ‘80s/‘90s shoegaze and new wave, late-‘90s trip-hop, and all manner of psych and world music.
“Forever and a Day”
From the album Cymbopogon: Songs of Our Own
Based out of Lexington, Ky., Lemon Grass centers around Sarah Showalter’s powerhouse vocals and acoustic energy that incorporates her Southern roots in Savannah, Ga., to the harmonic bluegrass region of Kentucky that she now calls home.
Brent Forman and Friends
From the album Nitwits and Wanderers
Mostly a solo-artist album release, Nitwits and Wanderers contains performances from a veritable who’s who of Brent Forman’s friends. And while the title was intended to be a bit tongue-in-cheek (think Spinal Tap), it evolved to encompass imagery from several tracks, starting with “Buccaneer.”
ReverbNation Contest Winner: Little Triggers
Little Triggers are a young rock duo from Liverpool. They produce a BIG sound full of guitar riffs, drum rolls and powerful vocals. They have to be seen live, where their energy fires up an audience. They are Tom Hamilton on guitar and vocals, and Jay Radcliffe on drums and backing vocals.
Editor’s Pick: Moon Taxi
“Above the Water”
From the album Silver Dream
Moon Taxi have recently released their fifth full-length album, Silver Dream. The band hails from Nashville and has played festivals such as Bonnaroo and sold out shows across the U.S. and Europe, including the iconic Ryman Auditorium.
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