Today, rising power trio Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats have unveiled their third studio release, Everyone Everywhere. A mixture of psychedelia, funk, retro-rock, and string arrangements with a hefty dose of social and political commentary woven in, the 6-song EP packs a big punch in just 25 minutes and easily marks the band's most mature and creatively eclectic work to date.
South African musician and music therapist, Sharon Katz, has been working with the Mexican nonprofit Promotora de las Bellas Artes since 2018 when she spearheaded "The Peace Train Transcending Barriers Tour", crossing the USA Mexican border with American and South African musicians, youth and families to join with Mexican children and families for an astounding parade and unity concert.
Rising Australian singer-songwriter Jamie-Lee Dimes has released the music video for her latest single "Virginia." The marching, alt-folk love letter inspired by the infamous 2017 rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia seeks to reclaim the state from its recent history and spark the conversations needed to usher the world towards equality and acceptance. PRESS HERE to watch the nostalgic, melancholy-drenched video which was filmed in the days after SXSW's cance
Currently producing in his studio in Central America, Jonathon Conant spent a year in LA working with Grammy winner Clark Germain at Wonder World Studios crafting new tracks that brings all his melodic talent to life.
Jonathon is a singer/songwriter who unabashedly lays his soul out and never lets the world tell him how to do it. At times brutally honest, at times playfully cheeky. His new release Never, Never, Never is super upbeat, fun and funky.
In February 2020, a group of notable Tulsa musicians traveled to Leon Russell’s famed Paradise Studio at Grand Lake in Oklahoma to record the first album tracked there since 1978. Some of the biggest names in the industry recorded at Paradise Studio; Leon Russell, Bob Seger, and Freddie King, while even more musicians and creatives escaped to fellowship at this Okie oasis.
Chris Stamey’s collaboration with the Fellow Travelers, A Brand-New Shade of Blue, was inspired by the intimate small-combo sound of the late ’50s and early ’60s — a time when the “cool jazz” compositions of such luminaries as John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk lived alongside the expanding pop vocabulary of Burt Bacharach and Jimmy Webb.
Gospel music has a fundamental heart magic, a soulful joy in the positive things in life that summons a response from believers and nonbelievers alike. That joy is embodied in the music of the Sons of the Soul Revivers (Walter Jr., James, and Dwayne Morgan), whose new album on the Little Village Foundation label, out July 4th, is called Songs We’ll Always Sing – A Tribute To The Pilgrim Jubilees.
Vintage rock and rock and roll / Ameripolitan rockabilly outfit, Mighty Joe Castro & The Gravamen will release their debut LP, Come On Angels! on July 31st. The album was produced by Brian McTear (Sharon Van Etten, Dr. Dog, War on Drugs, Dead Milkmen) at Miner Street Recordings in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia.