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Bobby Cyrus’ original “Jeremiah” hails from his pending second album release. Based on the excellence of this new single, I feel it is safe to say that we’re set for a transformative collection. His singing partnership with his wife Teddi Cyrus is one of the key selling points. URL: https://teddiandbobbycyrus.com/home Their harmony vocals never dominate
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Alex Wellkers’ Fly Away features eleven invigorating songs that cut across multiple styles. The Swiss singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has built to this moment with EP-length prior releases that hinted at his ambition. However, Fly Away represents the full flowering of Wellkers’ talents rather than a condensed expression of his skills. He sustains the listener’s interest throughout the nearly dozen songs with dramatic arrangements
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Áine Burns is well aware of the power musical tradition holds. Her upbringing in an intensely musical Irish family taught the Bundoran native early about the deep rewards that her homeland’s folk song traditions offer singers and musicians alike. Her take on the classic Irish folk song “I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Every Day”
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Daniel Grindstaff’s new single with guest vocalist Jeff Tolbert entitled “Child of the King” is one of the finest collaborations featured on his forthcoming Heroes & Friends release. Grindstaff has built much of his career on collaborative efforts, and Heroes & Friends promises to be his most fulfilling foray yet in that vein. It doesn’t confine itself to arch-purist
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Today, we have the honor of speaking with Brea! With a track record of delivering soul-stirring melodies and thought-provoking lyrics, Brea continues to captivate audiences with her unparalleled talent and unwavering passion for the craft. Her newest release has left listeners captivated, showcasing a seamless blend of musical innovation and heartfelt emotion. Join us as
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Rap has developed a lot since its earliest releases, but in the past fifteen years, it’s come into a new creative era that perhaps no one, not even veteran followers of the genre, could have seen coming. At the forefront of this new chapter in the history books, we find a generation of indie players
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The warm pastoral feel of Liam Purcell and Cane Mill Road’s new single “Homesick for Virginia” does an excellent job of capturing the high lonesome country blues sound of traditional bluegrass. It pulls that off without ever clumsily aping any specific performers, though I hear a lot of influence from The Stanley Brothers’ earliest songs
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Georgia’s Edgar Loudermilk has the abiding spirit of bluegrass music flowing through his veins. The new single from The Edgar Loudermilk Band entitled “The Banks of the River” recalls the genre’s radiant past while planting a flag firmly in the present. Loudermilk and his band’s ability to balance a modern perspective with continuing faith in
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Alex Haughey’s new film is Under the Influencer, now available on streaming (Apple TV, Amazon). At first glance, the zany satirical comedy feels like something akin to a Harmony Korine picture, complete with dazzling color, meticulous framing (shout out to cinematographer Matthew Lynn, QC’s It Lives Inside), and strange and offbeat characterization. Quickly though, we’re
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Alex Haughey’s new film is Under the Influencer, now available on streaming (Apple TV, Amazon). At first glance, the zany satirical comedy feels like something akin to a Harmony Korine picture, complete with dazzling color, meticulous framing (shout out to cinematographer Matthew Lynn, QC’s It Lives Inside), and strange and offbeat characterization. Quickly though, we’re
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Longtime adult music fans will likely distrust any artist/songwriter who self-consciously describes their craft as a calling. It isn’t about the foundation of said calling. It’s about the inevitable wont of such performers to turn dogmatic and forsake their essential duty of providing an entertaining, enjoyable listening experience for their audience. Coppe Cantrell, however, gives
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Indie bluegrass staples Williamson Branch were not content to simply utilize one style of approach in the recording of their new single “Kentucky Highway.” In this song, they combine elements from their wide range of influences to reshape a style of bluegrass that is somewhat outside of the norm in today’s popular Americana. Starting with
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San Francisco has a historical reputation as a countercultural haven for music such as The Grateful Dead, and Jefferson Airplane, but artists such as Gene O illustrate the community’s diversity. The longtime vocalist, guitarist, and lead songwriter for 80s pop maestros The Make is cut from a decidedly broader cloth than those aforementioned peers. His
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I understand that Marc Miner is tilling well-worn territory with his modern invocation of outlaw/alternative country spiked with strands of other Americana styles. He does it well, however. Pouring old wine into new bottles isn’t an easy skill to master, however, and Miner’s eleven-track second album Last Heroes finds new flavors in a reliable vintage. The Vienna,
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Surreal and softly tucked into the eye of a mild hurricane of synth melodies, Danny Burns’ lead vocal in “Living in the Promisedland,” one of the ten songs found on the new record Promised Land, is entrancing from the start. Though not always the most expressive element in Promised Land, this voice is consistently the most endearing
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Folkies took themselves far too seriously just a generation ago, and the entire genre suffered for it. Gone is the pretentiousness of that era in the new album Whispers in the Wind by Lindley Creek, and in its place, we find a zeal for big strings and captivating lyrical themes that has the potential to excite the
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From the moment the song begins, it’s clear that “Wine Country” is a meticulously crafted piece of modern country perfection, with an added bonus of some southern rock swagger. The production shines with a remarkable polish, leaving no room for imperfections. Every element is finely tuned, from the crisp guitars that drive the rhythm to the shimmering synths that add
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Columbia, Missouri’s Dark Below is a band on the rise, storming out of America’s Midwest. Since forming in 2016, guitarist and vocalist Joshua Campbell, bassist and backing vocalist Josh Grove, and drummer Quin Koldan have teamed with famed producer Malcolm Springer and JPS Production’s Jason Schrick to make their groove heavy, hard rock sound. Springer,
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Enormous melodies dressed as fleeting staples of the Americana aesthetic confront us with formidable strength in “Sourwood Ridge.” The pressure gets turned down while the tempo gets twisted in “The Little Rosewood Casket.” Gary Brewer gets his ducks in a row in “Tom Rock Twist” with just as much passion as he showcases in the
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Teyquil is a talented and unique artist that we are so excited to talk further with. Big welcome! We are so excited to hear your new music. It is a little different from other songs you have out -tell us all about it! Hello, thanks for having me back.  Yes, this single is a bit different from
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We are happy to spend some time today with the talented Nashville based producer Kara Greskovic. Thank you for taking time to talk with us. Can you tell us a little about your story, where you started and where you are now? Of course, thanks for having me! I’m originally from Scranton, PA (where the
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Step into room, and you will see Henri Cainglet’s work. The Filipino native has an undeniable, visual aesthetic that inspires both delightful bewilderment, and a sense of all-encompassing, wild-eyed immersion. There’s something refreshingly modern about his style, whilst simultaneously displaying a kind of timelessness. Mr. Cainglet’s mixture of his cultural roots with elements of key
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