The Expanders – the Los Angeles-based roots reggae powerhouse band – began this project earlier this past summer, before Toots Hibbert became sick with coronavirus (which eventually took his life in September). They had been asked to record cover versions of two of their favorite Toots & The Maytals classics for an impending month-long celebration of Hibbert’s life and career that was happening on Rootfire.com in September.
After dropping his Easy Star Records debut album Sharp & Ready to critical acclaim, Double Tiger (Jay Spaker) is back with The Journey, which is his most diverse and personal collection to date. The album is due on December 11th and features an all-star lineup of artists including Slightly Stoopid, The Movement, Ranking Joe, Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body), Suckarie (New Kingston), and Karim Israel (Arise Roots).
Yusuf / Cat Stevens' Classic Albums 'Mona Bone Jakon' & 'Tea for the Tillerman' Celebrated With 50th Anniversary
Following the widely acclaimed release of Tea for the Tillerman², December 2020 will see Yusuf / Cat Stevens celebrate the two albums that first established him as his generation’s premier acoustic troubadour and then fired him into international superstardom. Released only seven months apart in 1970, Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman will be celebrated as 50th anniversary Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition box sets.
Today, Leon III released “This Whisper Is Ours,” the second glimpse at Leon III’s forthcoming album Antlers In Velvet, due out on March 5. "This Whisper Is Ours” is a song that dives into the mechanics of secrets between people. “It’s a song about a secret between two people that turns out to be a total misconception. But, they believe it and navigate their lives around this false truth nonetheless,” says Andy Stepanian. An action that happens daily, and one that anyone can relate to.
Bruce Springsteen's new album Letter To You captures the incomparable power of performing in a rock band, marking the E Street Band's first time recording live together in decades on a collection centered around the unbreakable bonds formed by a life in music. Out today on Columbia Records, Letter To You is filled with the energy of a live show from Springsteen and the E Street Band as they return together for the first time since The River 2016 tour.
Emily Gabriel is a Tallahassee-based singer-songwriter. She has performed at various renowned venues in Tallahassee including the Wilbury, Black Dog Cafe, The Bark, Bird’s, The Yard, Live on Landis, Fire Betty’s, and The Plant. As a Music Therapy student at Florida State University, she has also performed with several vocal ensembles in the College of Music and she is a renowned regular at the legendary Calvin’s Coffee House’s open mic nights.
It’s not often that a single person has both BAFTA and American Songwriter’s Bob Dylan Songwriting Contest awards on their bookshelf at home, but then again it’s not often that an anomaly like Rod Abernethy comes along. Southern folk troubadour, master acoustic guitarist, and award-winning composer for film, TV, and video games, Abernethy is now adding to his vast catalog of works with a brand new full-length album, Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore—available everywhere February 5th, 2021.
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis supported the nomination of Lawrence VanDyke to the Ninth Circuit Court -- a man who spent his career opposing environmental protections. Help get out the vote in North Carolina.
VanDyke supported the expansion of oil and gas on public lands, opposed protecting one million acres of the Grand Canyon watershed from uranium mining, and challenged protections of sage-grouse habitats.