Check out the CD & Digital Artist Samplers from our December 2022 Issue.
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“Love on the Run”
From the album Into the Blue
Broken Bells is the musical partnership between James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse). The result has been the creation of cosmic and forceful music from a duo with mutual respect and shared talents. It’s not The Shins. It’s not Danger Mouse. It’s Broken Bells.
The Eighty Six Seas
“Guy and Girl”
From the EP This is Just a Simple Song
The Eighty Six Seas is the moniker of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Nick Stevens, who crafts sharp thematic folk-pop with a tinge of baroque and electronica in the vein of Belle and Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields and David Gray.
From the album Songs of Life, Love & Liberty
You may not know of Shae Parker, but you should. Written in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and recorded in Memphis, Tenn., Songs of Life, Love & Liberty not only highlights Parker as a singer/songwriter but also as an artist. From roots to rock, the album is pure Americana from a genuine source.
From the album Good Thing
SIDEHUSTLE/Orchard Music Group
Drew Foust’s music sounds like it’s made between the bleary hours of a rock bar’s last call and a southern preacher’s early morning prayer. Handmade in his North Carolina home, his new album, Good Thing, was recorded with members of Hiss Golden Messenger and is available now.
Christmas Eve at Nana’s always was special. It brought the meaning of the season to me. We all gathered as one big happy family. My writings are of stories I have experienced and wish to share.
From the album Still Not Sleeping
Intimate and subtle, powerful and bouncy, singer-songwriter Mariana Bell’s eighth studio release runs the gamut of emotions, weaving elements of ’70s rock, jazz and folk together with her trademark melodies and evocative, passionate vocals. It is an evolution of songwriting not to be missed.
Berblan is 17-year-old powerhouse from Dallas and has been playing the piano and ukulele from a very young age. She is a songwriter and performs her craft live. Berblan’s goal is to spread positivity and show people that anything can be accomplished with hard work. Look for Berblan.
Darol Anger & Mr Sun
“A Real Dragon”
Fiddler, composer, producer and educator Darol Anger is at home in many musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. Exceptional among modern fiddlers, Anger has powered the string band evolution through the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, Turtle Island Quartet, Mr Sun and others.
Too Slim and the Taildraggers
From the album The Remedy
Nashville, Tenn.-based Too Slim and the Taildraggers’ The Remedy debuted at no. 3 on the Billboard Top Blues Album Chart. Their 2018 release High Desert Heat was nominated for Blues Rock Album of the Year by the Blues Foundation and received heavy rotation on B.B. King’s Bluesville channel on SiriusXM.
Wild & Blue
From the album Restless
California-bred Americana band Wild & Blue is the father-daughter duo of Steve and April Bennett. Rooted in vintage soul and R&B as much as country, their tight family harmonies and emotionally-charged songwriting serve as a reminder of the power of music to connect us all– even through times of hardship.
Bonny Light Horseman
From the album Rolling Golden Holy
Bonny Light Horseman’s Grammy-nominated debut was a folk masterclass, reimagining standards with effortless grace. It suggested new possibilities for ancient songs while showing a trio capable of remaking the broader folk landscape. Rolling Golden Holy marks their return with singular beauty and charm.
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Clare Maloney & The Great Adventure
“Never Done That Before”
From the album Daybreaker
Clare Maloney & The Great Adventure’s debut LP Daybreaker takes listeners on a wildly colorful road trip. Recorded live in the studio, the nine-song journey traverses rock, alt-country, Americana, folk, funk and more, with Maloney’s brilliant voice, rocking band and polished songwriting tying it all together.
From the album Bridges Burn
Hailing from Colorado, Trouble Bound is an “Americana-infused rock” band. With diverse influences, they mix elements of rock, country, folk, blues and singer-songwriter musical styles to create a hybrid roots-rock sound that is all their own.
“Blood on the Nile”
Bad Jeu Jeu Records
Known in some circles as “The Phoenix,” Kelli Baker was born and raised in Phoenix, Ariz., and recently completed two national tours. Her latest track, “Blood on the Nile,” landed on Spotify’s editorial playlist, “Blues Roots.” The musician performs regularly at the most discerning of NYC venues.
“Aliens Have Taken My Brain”
From the album Sunshine Hotel
Neybas’ fourth track off their latest album, Sunshine Hotel, recently debuted on Relix/Jambands.com Radio Charts. Anne Carlini of Exclusive Magazine called out the song’s “dreamy balladry,” while RockTimes describes it as “full of kindness. It grooves, almost swings beautifully.” The band hopes you dig it.
Lizzie & the Makers
“Dear Onda Wahl”
Atop granite foundations of AC/DC and Black Sabbath, New York City’s Lizzie & the Makers layer the grooving rock of The Allman Brothers Band and Pink Floyd’s melodic psychedelia with lurking hints of blues/country rootsiness and their accomplished love of the avant-garde.
“Smoke Too Much”
These guys smoke too much, but they also rip. Mr. Mota has been wondrously blending genres with intense jams, crowd-capturing hooks and fiery youthful energy since May 2021. They started by bringing the tastiest of grooves to the backyards of Boulder, Colo., now you can hear them anywhere you like.
Pink Beds is a cerebral indie pop band formed in 2020 at the cusp of the initial lockdowns. Composed of four friends from Asheville, N.C., they’ve cultivated a strong bond through a shared passion for lush soundscapes, artfully crafted tunes and rhythms you can’t help but feel.
“Marcy, Pts. 1 & 2”
“Marcy, Pts. 1 & 2” is the band at its peak. The back-half jam of this song naturally came together in a one-off session at the band’s rehearsal studio in Brooklyn, N.Y. The amount of little gems on the number makes it a fun listen and keeps you wanting to come back for more.
From The EP Bad Bitch
Jess Novak is a triple-threat singer, songwriter and musician who swaps between five-string electric violin, guitar, piano, percussion and powerful vocals. With eleven original albums to her name and a book, Novak is the definition of prolific.
“Stick And Poke Tattoo”
American Standard Time
AC Sapphire’s serpentine songs weave their way through dreamy desert landscapes. Simple subjects become complex observations in Sapphire’s poetic songwriting style. Reverb-laden, densely layered rock-and-roll, droning intricate guitar playing.
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