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Posts Tagged ‘Americana’

Grant Maloy Smith: “DUST BOWL – AMERICAN STORIES” runs the gauntlet of emotions

When we listen to award-winning Americana singer-songwriter, Grant Maloy Smith, we often hear a shrug, a battered heart, and the steely reason of hard-earned wisdom all bundled into a single powerfully ragged voice that resonat...


Steady Work: “Identity Theft” – a new style breaking twist on things!

Dallas Schwake aka Steady Work, is an independent music artist based out of Colorado Springs, CO. Originally a Mississippi Native, Dallas moved to Colorado in 2012 where he attended the United States Air Force Academy. Instead ...



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Dustin Steen: “Mixed Genres” – conveying subject matter genuinely and meticulously

With an onslaught of pressure from modern record labels to produce high-selling records frequently and consistently, and the need to secure a loyal consumer base, an artist’s ability to experiment and evolve with his or her s...



The Muddy Roses deliver delightful harmonies, tight instrumentals, and original songwriting

The San Francisco-based band, The Muddy Roses, consists of three primary collaborators – Elizabeth Lewis (Lead Vocals), John LoGiudici (Vocals, Guitars) and Diana Greenberg (Vocals, Violin, Guitar) who are ably assisted ...


Birds Over Arkansas Release “So Much Sky” Single, A Reminder of Personal Sacrifices

On Stirring “So Much Sky” Single, Americana Prog Rockers Birds Over Arkansas Provide Poignant Reminder of Personal Sacrifices Like Reinhold Rudenberg, the scientist subject of their moving new single So Much Sky, Americana ...



Beau James: “Landmarks” – an exemplary work that makes you yearn for more

From the opening track, “Broken Hearted Past”, you realize that the brand new recording by Beau James – “Landmarks” – is no ordinary EP. It is one of the best independent Americana EPs in years. It has touches o...


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The Blue Danes: “Invisible and Untouchable” – It’s the melody and harmony that makes a first impression

For their album, “Invisible and Untouchable”, The Blue Danes have developed a sound all their own that only comes from musicians playing together as a true collective – FRANK HANSEN (Composer, Guitar, Keyboard...


Roger Cole & Paul Barrere: “Sail Away” – It’s melody as well as its lyrics are deeply meaningful

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere have always had the virtue of bringing out the best in each other and that is the case here again on the single “Sail Away”, taken from the album ‘Musical Schizophrenia’, out on Better Daze...



Christopher Bell: “Rust” – the energy coming from this album is visceral, seductive and intoxicating

Whether you’ve heard of Cellist and multi-instrumentalist Christopher Bell or just stumbled onto his cello which emotes into the worlds of Blues, Funk, Folk and even Carnatic influences, do yourself a favor and buy “Rus...


Vince Adams: “Rain or Shine” – skilled songwriting, and gutsy, heartrending vocal performances

Vince Adams, an independent singer and songwriter from Los Angeles has released his new album entitled “Rain or Shine” on Feb. 8. Few rock n’ roll songwriters today succeed at blending genres, being literate, and being ...