Check out the Artist Samplers from our March Issue. The combined playlist streams on Spotify:
CD SAMPLER TRACKS
The Marcus King Band
From the Album Carolina Confessions
Carolina Confessions, The Marcus King Band’s third full-length album, is a sprawling, scintillating work in the tradition of the Stones’ Let It Bleed and the Dead’s American Beauty, that positions King alongside modern-day songwriting archetypes like Chris Stapleton and Neil Young. It was produced and mixed by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded at Nashville’s iconic RCA Studio A.
From the Album Crazy All By Myself
Nick Schnebelen, Blues Music Award Winner has a new record, “Crazy All By Myself” planned for national release March 1, 2019, on VizzTone Label Group, produced by Grammy and Blues Music Award winner – Tony Braunagel (Taj Mahal, Robert Cray), and backed on this record by Taj Mahal’s Phantom Blues Band. A rising star & founding member of the award winning, popular blues group “Trampled Under Foot”, The Nick Schnebelen “Crazy All By Myself Tour” started in 2018, opening dates for George Thorogood, completing extended tours for North America and Europe and now continues for all 2019.
From the Album This Side of the Glass
Brought together by family ties and a shared appreciation for folk, pop-rock, and roots music, The Currys are an Americana trio featuring Jimmy, Tommy, and Galen Curry. They’re relatives — two brothers and one cousin, to be exact — and like many family groups, their songs are anchored by the sort of elastic, entwined harmonies that only seem to exist among kin.
Good Old Boys
“All the Good Times”
From the Album Drink Up & Go Home (Live)
Most Jerry Garcia fans know of his early interest in bluegrass music, but many are unaware that in 1975, during a Grateful Dead’s hiatus, Jerry produced a seminal album for another bluegrass group called the Good Old Boys. Here he is featured on banjo and vocals.
“Every Little Thing”
Cascade Crescendo is a high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass and Americana band hailing from Portland, Oregon. The group formed in 2013 with original members Hunter White (lead vocals, guitar), Taylor Skiles (upright bass) and Aden Beck (mandolin, vocals). Duluth, Minnesota’s native son Harrison Olk (banjo, vocals) joined the band in 2015. The group toured throughout the United States in 2017 and 2018, expanding their fan base well beyond their Pacific Northwest home. “Every Little Thing” includes a guest appearance by Anders Beck from Greensky Bluegrass.
Shea Abshier & the Nightowlers
From the album Turning Point
Produced and mixed by Chad Mauldin for Mauldin Productions. Mastering by Mauldin Productions.
Shea Abshier and the Nighthowlers formed in Texas in spring 2017 taking the reins in a region steeped in accomplishment. The band’s sophomore album, Turning Point, is set to be released early 2019. The album is a sampling from the diverse melting pot that is Texas music with an unshakable rock n’ roll foundation. The album’s first single is titled “Hot Mess.”
The Hawthorne Roots
“Two Little Birds”
From the EP On Second Thought
The Hawthorne Roots are a 6-time award winning roots rockn’roll band from Montana. They are known for their energetic live shows, tight harmonies from sisters Emma and Madeline, and powerful vocals. On Second Thought is their debut EP with 5 of their most popular songs. Stream On Second Thought anywhere and watch Two Little Birds official music video on Youtube.
“Living Your Life Like This”
From the Album Living Your Life Like This
Spearheaded by Russian-born vocalists Andrey Borzykin and Sasha Razumova, Boston-based Major Moment has quickly developed a diverse and kinetic sound that integrates heavy guitar riffs, multi-layered synths, and melodic vocal blends. Major Moment is quickly gaining momentum, in their first year, they have already canvassed venues in and around MA and NH, received over 50 college radio adds along with hype from New Noise and Cloak + Dagger and got invited to perform at the 2019 winter NAMM show.
From the album Silent Notes Society
Phil Adams a Singer/Songwriter/musician out of RI dedicated to social harmony and healing/inspiring people with music in the same way has music touched him. Gaining inspiration and influence from jazz / pop / r&b artists like Jamie Cullum, John Mayer, and John Legend to experimental / improvisational acts like Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead, and Phish, the product yields the accessible familiarity of popular music with arrangements, segues, and grooves to satisfy a wide audience and generate a unique live experience.
From the album Double Life
From the mountains of Ojai, CA Radio Skies has launched into the jam band circuit bringing a mesmerizing live chemistry and good ol’ fashioned dance party to each uniquely experiential performance. This dream pop quintet blends radiant folk-roots and hypnotic production for a genre-spanning experience. Creating without inhibition, they developed a distinct sound with their debut LP that builds on intoxicating melodies, expansive electronica elements, and lyrical poetry.
From the album Change
AB Music, LLC
Since the release of his first album, U-melt bassist, Adam Bendy’s studio project, thinkbendy, as made strides! Gaining in popularity across the internet through social media outlets and internet radio, thinkbendy has now reached its next milestone with the release of CHANGE on vinyl record! Details for this upcoming progressive rock-alternative achievement can be explored at thinkbendy.com.
BareFuzz is a psychedelic funk/rock fusion band from Columbus, OH. Over the past two years
the band has made a name for themselves in the ever growing and evolving Ohio jam/rock scene.The band has become known for their high octane shows as well as a connection to their audience that allows for unique improvisational explorations into the unknown.
Ian Michael Lindsay
Experiences can often lead to a better understanding of the world and at the core, ourselves. Ian michael lindsay’s debut single, “mexico”, fixates on the concept of identity in the polarizing dichotomies of good/bad, ugly/sexy, selfish/pushover.
Dave Harrington Group
From the Album Pure Imagination, No Country
Since the 2011 debut of Dave Harrington’s revered Darkside project with long-time collaborator, Nicolas Jaar, Harrington has become one of this century’s most unlikely guitar heroes. Harrington blends avant-garde improvisational jazz roots to psychedelic touchstones like Jerry Garcia and David Gilmour, to sophisticated dance-floor burners. While his latest album doesn’t necessarily sound like a Darkside record, it exists at a different axis in the same continuum. Harrington uses guitar as a lead voice, sculpting and creating a new core language with a gifted cadre of players.
CD SAMPLER TRACKS
Taylor Scott Band
From the album All We Have
Taylor Scott Band transcends musical genres by joyously embracing a raft of them. Funk, soul, Americana, R&B and rock-and-roll all come together in this Denver-based band’s repertoire, and never more so than on their new release, All We Have, featuring Grammy-winning producer Steve Berlin.
“Keep On Hangin On”
From the album If It’s Love
Smokey Jazz Records
Sultry smoke and white-hot fire escape the lips of Austin singer/songwriter Kelly Hafner on her debut release, If It’s Love. Seven and eight-piece ensembles make up the funky soul head-bobbers and Hafner’s show-stopping voice keeps listeners hooked from start to finish.
“Stay the Same”
From the album Hanging On
With the release of Hanging On, Pretty Archie showcase a genre-bending mix of folk, bluegrass, country, rock and vintage soul, all underpinned the band’s East Coast roots. Recorded in Sydney, Nova Scotia at Soundpark Studios and co-produced by Pretty Archie and Jamie Foulds, Hanging On was tracked with a very specific approach in mind. “We really wanted a sound that gave us more space to breathe versus our last record – where we put every instrument we know how to play on every song,” says Colin Gillis (harmonica/bass/vocals).
From the album Phantasmagoria
Originally known as Psychedelic Breakfast, the band’s 2002 release Deuce earned them Relix Magazine’s “New Groove” award. After a long hiatus, The Breakfast returns with original Deuce producer Vic Steffens to deliver their third album Phantasmagoria, containing seven great songs with extended jams to revitalize the band for their 20th anniversary.
Rogue Theory Band
From the album Two 3rds
White Horse Entertainment
Rogue Theory Band is a rock/funk/alternative band with a jam feel. As a collective of unique backgrounds and interests, they blend to express a common purpose. The band consists of a frontman that sings and plays electric violin (Yamaha) dancing around a solid funking, pocket rhythm section and complemented by strong (PRS) guitar rhythm and rock leads. Hailing from South Florida and Nashville, Rogue Theory keeps rising.
From the EP Green Wolverine
Big and Just Little
King Ropes are a sonically complex indie-rock band based in Bozeman, Mont. The quartet can be characterized by several genre markers, from psychedelic country to shoegaze garage rock. In their own words, “Imagine The Pixies meet Wilco, Tom Waits and Beck at Willie Nelson’s place.”
“May Leave Scars”
From the EP The Sequel
The members of Boston-based band Major Moment came from distant parts of the world to form a true modern alternative rock band. The band has quickly developed a diverse and kinetic sound that integrates heavy guitar riffs, multi-layered synths, and melodic vocal blends. They have already recorded four new follow-up singles and performed them at the 2019 winter NAMM Show.
“Pour Me A Drink”
With a cathartic open-hearted expression of joy, “Pour Me A Drink” showcases Brooklyn-based Americana artist Kevin Daniel at his finest as he and his seven-piece band tackle the ephemeral world of love, loss and redemption with the full vigor of a potent malt liquor.
Shepard the Breeze
“Rewind the Night”
Shepard the Breeze are quickly establishing themselves as a band on the rise in 2019. Their self-titled debut album is diverse and showcases a rich songwriting depth—from the rootsy “Set Your Sights” to the classic psychedelic rock n’ rollers “Love Like a Woman” and “Girl.” They stand apart from their peers with their energetic live performances, lush vocal harmonies and raw guitar solos.
The City Limit
From the EP Dreaming in the Backroom
The City Limit is a New Jersey based blues-pop band formed by singer/guitarist Scott Lewis and bassist Anthony Ambrosio in 2017. The two quickly began putting together a catalog of songs that ultimately became their debut EP, Dreaming in the Backroom. Their current lineup includes drummer Sean Farrelly, and keyboardist Mike Casson. The City Limit cultivates a unique sound that incorporates musical flavors from a broad spectrum of influences including blues, pop, rock, R&B, funk, and folk music.