Check out the CD & Digital Artist Samplers from our December Issue.
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The Avett Brothers
From the album The Third Gleam
American Recordings/Loma Vista Recordings
While written and recorded ahead of the pandemic and most recent social-reform movements, The Third Gleam addresses themes of injustice, incarceration and mortality, as well as resilience, love and hope. The brothers return to their roots both sonically and as a trio with longtime bassist Bob Crawford.
“Angels and Alibis”
From the album Angels & Alibis
Assembly of Dust, LLC
“Angels and Alibis” is the title track from Reid Genauer’s (Assembly of Dust, Strangefolk) new album produced by his friend Greg Loiacono (The Mother Hips, Green Leaf Rustlers). It’s the first taste of the well-paired stylistic counterpoint of this dynamic duo. Download one new track a month via Patreon.
The High Plains Drifters
“Santa! Bring My Girlfriend Back!”
Universal Music Group
“Santa! Bring My Girlfriend Back!” is an upbeat Christmas single from genre-bending indie band The High Plains Drifters. Produced by Greg Cohen (Robin Thicke, Nile Rodgers), the track tells the story of a distraught man who seeks solace in drink after having his girlfriend stolen by Santa Claus.
Los Villanos Blues Band
A blues band from Guadalajara lead by brothers Javier and Abraham Villaseñor on guitar. Both brothers have been inducted into to the Mexico, Blues Hall of Fame ®. Too young to play in clubs, they played the streets and created a huge following while introducing the blues to an entire new generation.
“Something of Value”
From the album pearl harbor 2020
Alpha Cat has been around the block and into the black hole, and figured out a way to come out on the other side… This song is a teaser from the upcoming newly mastered pearl harbor 2020 album, available for pre-order now on alphacat.band. Also coming in 2021, a 15-song pearl harbor 2020 visual album!
“Someone Somewhere New”
From the album Sad But True
Virginia Man is a 3-piece rock band from Fredericksburg, Va. Comprised of Kristian Lietzan, Jack Rutherford and Stephen Amoruso, they write lyrics from the bottom of your heart in songs from your fondest memory. Their music feels like spring, like fall, like coming home, like moving on—it feels good.
F Pop Records
I was born and raised in an artist commune in San Francisco. I make artsy pop. My life has been a wild ride of love and dreams. Life gave me lemons, so I made songs to survive. Music that ties it all together. All the styles and genres. I’m always experimenting.
From the EP Songs of Our Friends
Rocking and melodic, thoughtful and reflective, Songs of Our Friends—a 6-song EP by Lemont, highlights their diverse and eclectic writing and musicianship. This is the first of several to be released in the coming months.
Land of Color
From the EP Rest
We’re two friends who grew up on opposite ends of the earth. We met a few years ago in the mountains of Montana and have been writing songs together ever since. We both love making music and found that, when we do it together, it turns out to be something a little different and colorful.
The Ford Family Band
“You and Me”
From the EP Cuts From Fame
After years of touring in several bands together (including Bump and Marlow), wife-and-husband pair Angela Ford and Todd Pasternack enlisted their son to join them on lead guitar. Recorded at historic FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., Cuts From Fame is The Ford Family Band’s first release.
“Christmas Is Calling”
From the album Another Sky
Kelly’s Lot has been on the music scene for 26 years and has toured nationally and internationally. “Christmas Is Calling” is on their new release Another Sky, and speaks of longing for friends and family during the holiday season. Written by Kelly Z and produced by Perry Robertson and Doug Pettibone.
“Soldiers Moving Forward”
From the album Reflections
Max Mesman is an independent digital composer, studio musician and producer from Delft, Holland, Europe. He creates rock music with a cinematic and symphonic touch. Music to listen to and to dream away. In 2020, several of his albums were released for the first time on Spotify and other streaming media.
Don’t Take a Picture
From the EP Ren Massie
Piano-driven singer-songwriter Ren Massie is a small-town Texas native now based in Minneapolis. Ren’s unique pop-rock style blends elements from jazz and musical theater. Her self-titled debut EP was released in August 2020.
ReverbNation Contest Winner: The Bogart Jones Band
“Good to Be Home”
The Bogart Jones Band is a rock, soul, blues, country and funk-influenced outfit based in Central Illinois. The group has drawn much notice for its swamp-rocking blend of American music styles built upon hot guitars, cool keyboards and great songwriting.
Editor’s Pick: Kevin Morby
From the album Sundowner
Like Callahan, Cohen or Tweedy, Morby has a knack for being both plainspoken and outspoken, for sneaking up on a listener with walloping, evocative songs. Sundowner is an enduring ode to the American Midwest, an undeniable culmination of his towering strengths as a songwriter.
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“Comme Une Fin du Monde”
Lisbon Lux Records
Concorde takes its name from the legendary Franco-British airplane from 1965, nicknamed the “beautiful white bird” for its sleek and modern design. In the album’s music, we find vintage influences recalling the faded charm of ‘70s erotica, warm tones rooted in psychedelia, and French chanson.
“Losing My Grip”
From the album The Gate
The American Trappist is a non-binary multidisciplinary artist, producer, and developer based in the greater Philadelphia area. Their most recent record, “The Gate,” was engineered by Jackie Milestone (Hop Along, Adult Mom) at Berlin Studios, and released in May of 2020 on Smartt* Records.
From the album Freelance Subversives
Will Bernard is a guitarist that hails from Brooklyn, and has recorded and performed with John Medeski, Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, Tom Waits, and Charlie Hunter. He has been twice nominated for a Grammy, and his 2020 release on Ropeadope Records is his eighth album as a leader.
The Barrett Anderson Band
From the album HypnoBoogie
Whitaker Blues Records
HypnoBoogie, the new live album by The Barrett Anderson Band, is the kind of refreshingly vibrant, genre-crossing album that is a throwback to the days when rock ‘n’ roll acknowledged its roots in blues, but ventured wherever the spirit took it. It is innovative, fun, and full of grit, soul, and spirit.
Jeff Jacobs Band
“Drink Another Heartache”
From the album Out of The Keg
Edgewater Music Group
The Jeff Jacobs Band has teetered between many different genres—it’s hard to say where they actually fit in. They started their journey in late 2012 and have recorded three albums, had four charting singles, and are planning their first US tour in 2021.
South for Winter
From the album Luxumbra
Nashville trio, South for Winter, dances deftly from bluesy murder ballads to airy acoustic duets; from traditional stomp and holler to smooth jazz; and everywhere in between. The trio’s debut album Luxumbra, recorded with GRAMMY-awarded producer Matt Leigh, was released October 2020.
From the Album Night Teacher
Emerging from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Night Teacher is a collaboration between poet and singer-songwriter Lilly Bechtel, and multi-instrumentalist and producer Matt Wyatt. “Rebecca’s Song” is the first track on their record, Night Teacher, released June 2020.
“To Kill a Mockingbird”
Ranch hand, truck driver, and troubadour are three titles to describe and understand the singer-songwriter Branson Anderson. Among others: poet, itinerant, Scorpio. As a Utah based folk-rocker, label-makers ask him, “Are you a rocker or a folk singer?” To which Anderson replies: “What’s the difference?”
We Are the Guests
“Sing for Me”
From the album Daughters & Sons
A blended music project born out of The Little Apple, We Are the Guests made their way onto the stage in 2018 with the release of their first single, “House a Habit.” Following in the footsteps of Mumford and Sons, the group bends the genres of Folk-Americana and Pop, to create refreshingly redemptive music.
Kyle Moon & the Misled
From the EP Miles Apart
Splitting their time between Texas and Colorado, Kyle Moon & the Misled have honed their craft of writing honest, relatable stories about real life experiences in the American middle class. Their latest EP “Miles Apart” explores the sounds of Cosmic American Music & legendary Southwest troubadours.
Richard Rourke and the Voodoo Collective
From the EP Time to Mind
RRVC is a versatile group based in New Orleans. Rourke’s introspective lyrics met with the band’s sharp, powerful rhythms create a sound that immediately draws you in. Elements of 70’s soul music can be heard mixing with modern RnB and indie as the band continues to explore their unique sound.
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