Playlist

Check out the CD & Digital Artist Samplers from our March Issue.

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The Wood Brothers
“Little Bit Sweet”
From the album Kingdom in My Mind
Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers

The Wood Brothers’ seventh studio album, Kingdom in My Mind, is their most spontaneous and experimental collection yet.
thewoodbros.com

Martha Wash
“Never Enough Money”
Single
Purple Rose Records

Legendary singer Martha Wash, “It’s Raining Men,” “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” and “Strike It Up” releases new album Love & Conflict. The first single from the CD, “Never Enough Money” is a no-nonsense gritty blues jam that will thrill both old and new Martha Wash fans.
marthawash.com

Albert Cummings
“Crazy Love”
From the album Believe
Provogue Records

With six studio albums, two live records and a new label, Albert Cummings is newly signed to Provogue Records, joining the elite ranks of such guitar virtuosos as Joe Bonamassa and Walter Trout. His upcoming project with Provogue, titled Believe, is slated for a Feb. 14 release.
albertcummings.com

The Pine Hearts
“By You on the Bayou”
From the album Back to Sustain
Self-released

Just beneath the eaves of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, The Pine Hearts are combining wood, ore and soul to channel the colossal, organic spirit of the untamed Pacific Northwest—a tight folk/bluegrass band that wears its punk roots on their sleeves.
thepinehearts.com

Paul Adams & Elizabeth Geyer
“Hope for the Game”
From the album Deeper Imaginings
Self-released

Paul Adams and Elizabeth Geyer come from very eclectic backgrounds of jazz, new age, world and folk. Australian Geyer on flugel horn vocal and piano adds a sense of “Miles Davis” vibe to the poetic meanderings of Adams’ words as well as guitar, sitar, flute, Oud and percussion.
pauladams.org

Sun & Rain
“Revive”
From the EP Remediate
Self-released

Sun & Rain is an electronic groove-rock band from Harrisburg, Pa. For over two years, we have performed at our area’s top venues, like XL Live and the Chameleon Club, supporting acts like Papadosio, Goose, TAUK, Perpetual Groove and many more. We are excited to have our Remediate EP out and be on tour again!
facebook.com/sunandrainofficial

Cold Tone Harvest
“After You”
From the album After You
Self-released

Cold Tone Harvest brings country-infused melodies and rhythms laced with a lush ambience, often reserved for the loneliest of instrumental compositions. Rugged baritone vocals, clearly suited to whiskey songs, instead turn toward brave and poetic lyric territory rarely found in a common folk outing.
coldtoneharvest.com

Vargen
“It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”
Single
Vargen Records

Vargen (translates as “The Wolf”) releases the LP Love/Leave: 11 Songs of Bob Dylan on March 13, made in the wake of critically acclaimed LP, Tänk inte efter, consisting of Swedish Dylan interpretations. Here, Vargen duets with Mia Rosengren, with guitar parts by Dan Kristensen.
vargen.net

The Quins
“All My Love”
Single
Self-released

The Quins are not afraid to embrace their roots in classic-rock, blues, punk and soul in a way that doesn’t feel overdone and fits into a contemporary market that spans multiple genres.
thequinsband.com

Leaf Borbie & The Family Tree
“Better Off Dead”
Single
Self-released

Leaf Borbie & The Family Tree, a six-piece grown in Cleveland, delivers carnival-disco sounds with their roots deeply planted in blues. The band was formed in 2017 when Robbie Fale (aka Leaf Borbie) found five like-minded friends to play and make new and unique music with, hence the Family Tree.
facebook.com/1839westvirginiablend

Doctor Dan’s Music Show
“Superhero”
From the album Photo Album
Self-released

From age 13 at the local community center, and later at juke joints, dive bars and small theaters—paying dues, ducking bar stools and flying beer bottles—from Jackson Hole to Jacksonville, and finally gaining enough recognition to perform at Farm Aid with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, here it is.
doctordansmusicshow.com

Jeremiah Jams Band
“You Are the Sun”
Single
Self-released

Jeremiah Jams Band is a high-energy original jam-rock powerhouse. We bring a fresh approach and unique instrumentation that will get your soul grooving. Our original music crosses many genres, and we blend it all into an exciting performance that will leave you wanting more!
jeremiahjamsband.com

Drive-By Truckers
“Armageddon’s Back in Town”
From the album The Unraveling
ATO Records

Drive-By Truckers are kicking off the new election year with The Unraveling, their first new album in three and a half years. (The longest space between new DBT albums ever.) drivebytruckers.com


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Jo Mersa Marley
“Nothing’s Gonna Harm You”
Single
Ghetto Youths Intl

As the eldest son of Stephen Marley and grandson of Bob Marley, Joseph “Jo Mersa” Marley grew up surrounded by music. By the time he was four years old, Jo was appearing onstage alongside his father, as well as his uncle, Ziggy. Like his father and grandfather, Joseph Marley is an avid football (soccer) player.
youtube.com/watch?v=MSBTeQllUws

Aaron Comess
“The Pink Room”
From the album Sculptures
Self-released

Aaron Comess is the drummer and founding member of the band Spin Doctors. He has released 4 studio recordings including the recently released Sculptures. UK VIBE wrote, “Having played with the Spin Doctors, Joan Osborne, and many more, Comess has now established himself as a first rate composer.”
aaroncomess.com

Tom Freund
“Homer Simpson’s Clouds (Day Of The Locust)”
Single
Self-released

Tom Freund has released a dozen records, collaborated with legends like Elvis Costello and Jackson Browne and played bass for alt-country pioneers, The Silos. His latest record, East of Lincoln—featuring a guest spot from longtime friend and collaborator Ben Harper—chronicles a personal journey from self-doubt to enlightenment.
TomFreund.com

Brad Byrd
“No One Knows”
Single
Elusive Tiger Records

From ferocious pop-rockers and dreamy psych rock, mid-tempo cuts to intimate alt-country/folk numbers, L.A. based Brad Byrd skillfully weaves a variety of sonic influences into a soulful cinematic sound. Byrd has had songs in films such as All Aboard The Crazy Train and in over 60 popular television shows.
Brad-byrd.com

Bobby Messano
“Lemonade” ft. Bob Malone
From the album Lemonade
Fishhead Records/WMG

Bobby Messano is a contemporary blues artist and legendary guitarist who has released nine solo CDs, played guitar for Steve Winwood, placed songs in TV and cable shows, and has been featured on over 50 albums. In 2015, Messano reached #1 on the Billboard Blues Album chart and won a Hollywood Music In Media award in 2017.
bobbymessano.com

Beartoe
“Cry When You Want To”
Single
Molasses Records

Singer/songwriter Beartoe (Roberto Aguilar) brings elements of roots, blues, soul, and traditional country music together with electric finger-style guitar playing, creating a unique voice on the Americana scene. “Cry When You Want To” is Beartoe’s second single from Molasses Records.
molassesrecords.com

The Good Morning Nags
“Birmingham”
From the album Hard Hope
Self-released

With their debut album, Hard Hope, The Good Morning Nags have emerged from busking in the New York City subways to showcase their blend of foot-stomping Americana and irreverent, citified indie-folk. They hit the pavement running with their first single, “Birmingham.”
thegoodmorningnags.com

Hotel Mira
“Perfectionism”
Single
Light Organ Records

Hotel Mira, born from mastermind Charlie Kerr, has taken their sound out of the garage and into considerably lusher landscapes, as heard on Hotel Mira’s upcoming, debut LP Perfectionism (out February 14th, 2020).
hotelmiramusic.com

Hide & Seek
“Man of Simple Needs”
From the album Found You
Self-released

Roaring through the bars and rock halls of New York City, Hide & Seek boasts a mosaic of blues, soul, and Americana that evokes a desire to grab a drink and enjoy some rock ‘n’ roll. The band recently released their debut full length album, Found You, featuring 13 tracks of original music.
hideandseekband.com

Strawberry Blonde
“Calling”
From the EP Calling
Self-released

Astoria-based, indie-pop quintet, Strawberry Blonde is here to make you dance and cry at the same time. The five-piece met at Purchase College where they began experimenting with a blend of R’n’B rhythms, dreamy guitars, and powerfully introspective, pop vocals. The result—”Calling”—is available now.
strawberryblondemusic.com

Mood FM
“On My Own”
From the EP The Woodside Series
Self-released

Blending aspects of R&B, jazz and funk into a signature sound, Mood FM continues to deliver a ‘get up and dance’ energy to increasing numbers of listeners. Written by guitarist and bandleader, Peter Rubin, Mood FM’s The Woodside Series is a musical exploration of dependence and our ability to overcome it.
moodfm.bandcamp.com

Bee Appleseed
“All Is Forgiven”
From the album Starflower’s Cosmic Soul
Baby Robot Records

Bee Appleseed’s latest album is a psych-folk opus. Inspired by a fateful encounter with an elder Native American shaman. It explores an awakening of spirit, a quest to discover the cosmic soul within. Its message of optimism underpins a true psychedelic voyage perfect for seekers and dreamers.
beeappleseed.bandcamp.com