As an all-time icon and GRAMMY-winning giant, we have grown used to seeing George Benson on the stages that befit his sky-high status. During a six-decade career marked by awards, acclaim and Billboard-topping output, the Pittsburgh, Hill District-born veteran has earned his place in both the history books and the biggest venues around the world.
New York-based band Chapell unveil their new song "On The Rooftop" today. The song assumes the perspective of "a notorious enclave of NYC musicians and artists in the seventies" hosting a lawless, lusty, and lively dance party soundtracked by a danceable groove, shakers, and hummable riffing. PRESS HERE to listen.
With a lineup that stretches from Norway through Athens, Georgia to the Northwest corner of the United States, the band consists of members from R.E.M.; I Was A King, The Minus 5, The Baseball Project, etc., The No Ones are classic two guitars, bass, and drums, sounding like what you might expect, only different, more-so, and better!
Ahead of an album out next month, Los Angeles singer/songwriter/guitarist DAVID HAERLE has released a series of singles and accompanying music videos. "Edendale" is out today, available on all digital platforms and on YouTube. This is the latest track and video to come off HAERLE's forthcoming album Death Valley, due out May 8.
The long running Backtrack Blues Band has spent decades refining its blues chops, performing with scores of blues masters. Their seventh album, YOUR BABY HAS LEFT, captures Backtrack’s unique blend of muscular harp and vocals and tasty Texas inspired lead guitar, with stellar accents by Bruce Katz’s keys and The Muscle Shoals Horns. From the first track, you can tell that this is a real deal blues album made by seasoned blues journeymen.
Horace Greene is an indie rock band from Wisconsin. The group is powered by childhood friends Anthony Oakley and Samuel Swetlik, with a vibrant cast of friends/musicians in rotation to bolster the lineup. The music of Horace Greene is mellow yet danceable, teasing elements of disco and psychedelia all while retaining its rock n roll spirit. At the heart of the sound, Oakley’s lyrics are soul-stirring and sincere, navigating themes of loneliness, love, and the human condition.
With every independent music venue in Seattle currently closed due to COVID-19 social distancing, we are looking at the immediate end of music in Seattle in one month. Seattle already has some of the highest rents in the nation and without any kind of assistance for live music venues and no income coming in, these rents will end live music as we know it.
Fellow Artists and Friends Remember and Mourn The Loss of Grand Ole Opry Great Jan Howard and Country Music's "Pickup Man," Joe Diffie
Nineties country-music hitmaker Joe Diffie died Sunday, March 29th due to complications related to COVID-19. The feel-good tunes that Diffie created continue to bless fans around the world. In all, Diffie charted 18 Top 10 singles, with the majority reaching the top five, including 1993 radio essentials “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)” and iconic song, “John Deere Green.” Diffie’s popular hits also include “Home,” “Third Rock From the Sun,” “Pickup Man,” “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” and “Bigger Than the Beatles.”
SiriusXM and Howard Stern today announced that starting today through May 15, SiriusXM will start offering free access to its full lineup of Premier Streaming content to listeners in North America. Howard kicked off the unprecedented Stream Free access this morning while hosting The Howard Stern Show, on channel 100, from his home.