Singer-songwriter Whitney Rose, whose latest album, Hearbreaker Of The Year, was released on August 21st, will be playing Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on September 26th. The album, produced by Raul Malo of The Mavericks, has been receving accolades all across Canada and the U.S.
For more information on Whitney, visit her official website.
Watch her sing "Lasso" here.
Read TDC interview with Whitney here.
When: Saturday, September 26th
Where: Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St.
Langhorne Slim & The Law's 'The Spirit Moves' Reaches Career Milestones Artistically & Statistically
Nashville, TN - The Spirit Moves, Langhorne Slim’s most personal and introspective album yet, has resonated deeply with fans, as well as the press. An artistic career milestone for Langhorne Slim, The Spirit Moves explores themes that include transition, growth, new beginnings, and most importantly finding strength in vulnerability. The album has received coverage via Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone Country, Onion A.V. Club, Acoustic Guitar, Blurt, Relix, Uncut, Southern Living and The Boston Globe. One week after the album was released, Langhorne Slim & The Law appeared on both CONAN (click HERE) & CBS Saturday Morning (click HERE) and have been packing venues across the country including their first sold out show at The Troubadour Theatre in LA.
“A mix of soul-shout revival, Americana introspection and the Fifties-evoking jams . . . The Spirit Moves is an artist looking forward through a fresh set of eyes.” – Rolling Stone Country
“With his trembling lonesome quiver of a voice, Slim has always possessed the ability to explore the lines separating faith and hope, optimism and cynicism, and emotional carnage. The Spirit Moves zeroes in on these in bare existential terms. . . .” - Uncut
Upon its August 7th release, The Spirit Moves became Langhorne Slim & The Law’s highest charting record to date on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart, also debuting at #15 on the Independent chart, #8 on the Folk Chart and #3 on the New Artist chart. The album has quickly moved into the Top 25 on the Americana Radio Chart and Top 10 at the FMQB Non-Com chart; and the single “Strangers” is currently Top 30 on the Triple A BDS Chart.
Langhorne Slim & The Law have been touring heavily in support of the new album and will be hitting the road again on September 10th. For the band’s current tour dates please see below.
Nashville, TN (August 28, 2015) – Columbia Records’ country quintet Home Free is set to make a splash with the world premiere of their new track and music video, “Fishin’ in the Dark / Down in the Boondocks." The mashup combines Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s classic #1 hit “Fishin’ in the Dark” with Platinum-selling country group Little Big Town’s contemporary “Boondocks.” The song is featured on Home Free’s third studio album, COUNTRY EVOLUTION, due out on September 18.
“When we started brainstorming about what songs evoke the spirit we want to convey on our new album, we thought, what are some of country’s biggest hits? Why not ‘Fishin’ In The Dark’ with something more recent? Little Big Town’s ‘Boondocks’! You wouldn’t think the styles would really mesh, but they do,” said the band’s high tenor, Austin Brown. “We messed around with them for a few weeks and they’re great together. The video is a blast too! We can’t wait for everyone to check it out!”
Directed by FifGen Film’s Reilly Zamber, McKenzie Zamber and Jimmy Bates, the music video splices both thematic and vintage-looking graphics creating a visually exciting pairing of the two hits. For Home Free it is important to reach out and interact with their fans through music videos.
“It’s the biggest factor in reaching the fans,” said Brown in a recent interview with Roughstock. “It’s such a massive platform to be able to showcase what Home Free is all about.”
COUNTRY EVOLUTION is now available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and all other major digital retailers. Fans can receive an autographed copy by pre-ordering through their website here.For tour dates and more information on Home Free, visit http://homefreemusic.com/.
2012's Burn.Flickr.Die was supposed to be American Aquarium's final album, but when that album (full of songs about failure and disillusionment) became their most successful to date, the band, reinvigorated, had no choice but to return with a new project. This past February, BJ Barham and company (Ryan Johnson, Bill Corbin, Whit Wright, Kevin McClain and the newest addition, Colin Dimeo) returned with their fan funded, Wolves, which has been a critic and fan favorite since its release. Wolves is raw, honest rock and roll; almost a coming of age record with Barham personal, reflective and more positive than previous releases.
True road dogs, the band was named "most active" band, in all genres, by Bandsintown for 2014, playing over 200 dates last year alone. Having seen them in NYC, both as support for Justin Townes Earle and Turnpike Troubadours, as well as headlining their own shows at Mercury Lounge, I can attest they are one of the best live bands around. This trip to the Big Apple finds them prepping to play for an even larger audience headlining the Gramercy Theatre. It's a show you definitely don't want to miss.
When: October 22nd
Where: Gramercy Theatre
Showtime: Doors 7pm
Watch the video for "Losing Side of Twenty-Five" here
I first saw Aaron Einhouse live at the Saxon Pub in Austin, playing a 10pm show for maybe thirty-five people...and his music just grabbed me. A singer songwriter, Aaron is a true storyteller (as well as a really good mandolin player!). For one week, he is giving his entire collection, three full albums, away for free on NoiseTrade. It's a generous thing to do and a brilliant way for you to get to know the music. Just remember to leave a tip!
From the email announcing the availability of the music:
I first heard Townes Van Zandt's "To Live Is To Fly" at my uncle's funeral in Arlington, TX. That song percolated within me and sent me searching for more music, and eventually searching for words to say the things I had to say. I bought my first guitar when I was in high school, but didn't play it much until I was in college. Music was generally appreciated in my family, but there were no musicians, so performing was something completely unnatural to me. When I did finally work up the courage to get onstage it was terrifying, but I had written songs, and I wanted people to hear them. There was no other way that I could see.
Now, you might say, I'm addicted to being onstage, but the song has always been the most important part of it to me. Writing doesn't always come easy, but for some reason I am compelled to do it. This force eventually drove me to Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, where I attended songwriter night every Wednesday night for a few years straight.
Cheatham Street on Wednesday nights was church for aspiring songwriters, and the late Kent Finlay led the congregation. On a night I will never forget, Kent pulled me aside and told me that he thought I wrote good songs, and I should think about putting a band together. It's the best compliment I've ever received. It blew me away, and confirmed what I had already been thinking.
The Collection is a retrospective of all these years since those Wednesday nights which now seem so long ago. This collection is so many things. It's a looking back to all that I've accomplished. It's a looking forward to what I hope for. It's a nod to everyone who has helped me along the way. Like Kent Finlay telling me I should share my music with others, there's no greater compliment to me than you enjoying it enough to share it with your friends. So, for one week, here's my whole catalogue, all in one place, all for free.
Read my interview with him here
It's Friday Happy Hour and this Asheville, NC’s Organic Records® brings you new bands from North Carolina! Come hear the Americana-Honky Tonk sound of
The Honeycutters, the classic Country of Merle Haggard's favorite young band The Malpass Brothersand the working class ballads of Appalachia's Aaron Burdett. All in Nashville's beloved Irish house, Dan McGuinness Pub from 5-8pm on AMA Friday.
Organic Records is an eclectic home for a variety of artists that are singularly unique and defy categorization. In a time when music is becoming less defined by genre, Organic artists are developing their own musical identity outside the confines of traditional classifications. Organic Records is their natural habitat. Organic is an independent label based near Asheville, NC. They promote, distribute and market music created by original artists who defy genre categorization. Organic Records is a division of Crossroads Entertainment and Marketing, Inc.
Their team, with decades of music marketing, licensing, distribution and promotional experience, brings artists to the world marketplace. Their award winning, state-of-the-art recording studio has been in operation since 1993 and provides artists with a world-class recording experience. Their marketing division has promoted award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated albums, and our radio promotion department has achieved multiple #1 singles. Organic Records is dedicated to the sustainable career of their artists and achieves this through cooperative efforts with their artists, their fans, media outlets, and industry relationships.
Organic Records Presents:
The Carolina Ball
Friday September 18th, 5-8pm
at Dan McGuinness Pub
1538 Demonbreun St.
Nashville, TN 37203
On September 18th, the Nashville-based, genre-bending songwriter Patrick Sweany will release a new album Daytime Turned To Nighttime on the Austin-based Nine Mile Records. Today, The Bluegrass Situation premiered "Long Way Down," the third single to be released from the album.
Listen here: http://www.thebluegrasssituation.com/read/listen-patrick-sweany-long-way-down
"The song 'Long Way Down' is my reminder that everybody feels relatively the same on the inside," says Sweany. "Everyone starts out somebody's son or daughter. Some of us get lucky, and make the right decisions at the right time. A lot of us don't. You make one bad decision, and it gets easier to make more. It's a reminder to not let life get away from you."
Recently, Paste Magazine premiered "First Of The Week," the first single to be released from Sweany's 7th studio release. Writer Brian Rolli called the track "...a warm acoustic jam about forging your own path on the road and living with those consequences" that has "...a soulful vibe evocative of early-’70s Southern rock."]
The 41 year old Nashville singer/guitarist continues to work with local producer and engineer Joe McMahan, who lent his talents to Close To The Floor (2013) as well as That Old Southern Drag (2011). Together, they recruited Ron Eoff (The Band, The Cate Brothers) and Bryan Owings (Tony Joe White, Emmylou Harris) as the rhythm section. Sweany refers to them as "the funkiest, most soulful players you could ask for."
In a recent interview with Andrew Leahey of American Songwriter, Sweany said, “You can only write so many songs about living in the aftermath of something” (a reference to Sweany’s last album, Close To The Floor, which was inspired by the death of several family members). “This new album is more about looking forward – about growing up and taking responsibility.”
For more information:
Riding the momentum from his recent studio record, A Hotel In Valdosta, Nashville underground favorite Charlie Bonnet III is back with a brand new single and music video, the feel-good summer jam titled 'Too Drive To Drunk.' The song, featuring Nashville hip hop pioneers Bubba Sparxxx and I4NI, is a party anthem that delivers a positive message against drinking and driving. "When writing for the new record, I wanted a track that would bring a serious message to the young audience, but without being preachy" says Bonnet. "My musical roots come from rock n roll and old country, but I wanted a crossover element. Kids these days are big time into hip hop music, so I needed some heavy hitters from that scene to make the track work. Bubba Sparxxx and the I4NI guys were amazing to work with, and they really knocked this thing out of the park" he states.
Spending a quarter century developing his writing and singing skills, Charlie Bonnet III has become an in-demand force in the Nashville scene, working with a variety of bands in various genres. Cutting his teeth in rock and metal bands early on, Bonnet gradually moved his career towards a more commercial path, releasing a series of Southern rock and country solo albums, before landing a gig in 2010 as lead guitarist for Warner Brothers recording artist, Big Smo. When that opportunity ran its course, Charlie co-founded a similar group called Moccasin Creek, who released a series of indie albums and singles before imploding in late 2014. Nashville indie label, Dammit Boy Entertainment, was quick to scoop him up, and the team immediately began working on A Hotel In Valdosta, Charlie's eighth solo offering. "I've always had the good fortune of having another door open up when one closes. This time I am completely focused on a solo career, and I've kicked the door off its hinges."
A Hotel In Valdosta is available now on iTunes.
For more information on Charlie Bonnet III, please visit www.CB3music.com
Watch the "Too Drive To Drunk" video here
Cole Swindell will launch his 2nd annual Down Home Tour November 11th right here in the Big Apple at New York City's Best Buy Theater in the heart of Times Square.
In addition to the tour, a second installment of his Down Home Sessions EP will be released later this year. "Last year we did an EP and did a club tour and we just had such a blast, I said we had to do it again," Cole says. "We just recorded [the new EP]. I’m excited about it."
Supporting Swindell will be Adam Sanders, who co-wrote Swindell's #1 "Ain't Worth The Whiskey." Sanders current single, "Somewhere That You Don't Go," can be heard on Sirius XM's The Highway.
Where: Best Buy Theater
When: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: Doors 7pm
Tickets: On Sale Friday August 28th, $29.50
On October 2, singer/songwriter Brooke Annibale will release her fourth full-length studio album The Simple Fear. A former Nashville resident now based in her hometown Pittsburgh, Annibale questions apprehension of the unknown future, basic life expectations, and the fear that those expectations might not be met. Today, she unveiled the second single from the new album "Alright," premiering exclusively on Wall Street Journal who called it "a fast-flowing tune, and annibale sings the warm melody in a soft, but determined, voice that gets a push from the rootsy twang of an electric guitar."
LISTEN: Brooke Annibale - "Alright" via Wall Street Journal:
"I had a job at a coffee shop that was really wearing me down when I wrote this song," Annibale told WSJ's Eric Danton. "Between that and my music career, I would get so wrapped up in what other people thought or focus too much on what was not going right. I wrote this song as a reminder not only to myself, but to the people that I love to not get caught up in the small stuff that can build up. It's a pretty simple theory that is often easier said than done."
"I don't think I've ever recorded a song so overly optimitic before," she continued. "The basic premise of the lyrics are simple: even when we're having a tough day, or are frustrated with the place we are at in our lives, if we focus on the good, if we focus on giving and receiving love in some way, we'll be alright."
Recorded at The Smoakstack in Nashville with producer/engineer Justin March (Cold War Kids, Leagues, Kelly Clarkson), The Simple Fear boldly showcases Annibale’s songs in a relevant, experimental, yet timeless exposition. The album's centerpiece lays in Annibale’s subtle groove and alluring style encased in layers of beautiful strings, guitar, piano, and percussion. However, it’s her magnetic voice, that smoldering and irresistible delivery, that draws you in.
Earmilk debuted the album's first single "Remind Me," calling it "one of Annibale's best. Evident, is her ability to build momentum and fully develop the sound while also keeping two feet on the ground, which is an especially rare encourter within her genre."
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Annibale’s grandfather opened a music retail and live-sound business in the 1960’s, that is still family-run today. Nurtured by an ever-present musical surrounding, Annibale started young, writing as early as 8 years old and taking up guitar as a teenager. She released her first album Memories in Melody at age 17. She soon took her passion for songwriting and performing to Nashville where she recorded and released two more albums and two EPs over the course of six years: The Nashville EP (2006), The In Between (2008), Silence Worth Breaking (2011), and Words In Your Eyes EP (2013). With an impressive resume as an independent and entrepreneurial artist, her songs have appeared on TV over a dozen times with popular programs such as Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill, and The Vampire Diaries.