Hardwood Heart was born out of compulsion - a desire for guitarist Josh Clinger and mandolin player Jed Nussbaum to keep as musically active and exploratory as possible. What started as two songwriters swapping tunes in backyards and living rooms turned into an impressive catalog of original material and covers, woven together with creative improvisation and vocal harmonies.

Sharon Katz’s “We Can Be The Change” is out, and reaching fans, inspiring them to be the change. “We Can Be The Change” is world music and encompasses work with border themes both in her native Africa and in North and Central America.

Amanda Palmer and Rhiannon Giddens have joined forces for a cover of Portishead's much adored song, “It's A Fire.” Palmer and Giddens recorded from several continents during lockdown in the midst of one of the most turbulent times the world has ever seen. “It’s A Fire” is available now on Bandcamp.

Dark Shadow Recording Co-Founder, award-winning producer, and engineer, Stephen Mougin recently released his debut project Ordinary Soul on Friday, July 31, 2020.  The music is produced and engineered by Mougin from his studio just outside of Nashville.  Please find the release available HERE

Craft Recordings is pleased to announce a one-time vinyl pressing of the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s beloved jazz and holiday album, A Charlie Brown Christmas, which will include a bonus lenticular print of the original 1965 album cover featuring Charles Schulz’s iconic illustration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Peanuts. Immediately available for

International advocacy organization Global Citizen and voter registration organization HeadCount today announced the launch of the Just Vote campaign to engage young Americans to check their status, register, and vote in November and elections beyond. The non-partisan campaign aims to engage one million young voters and get 50,000 young people registered ahead of the 2020 elections.

'FOSKETT' - a veteran record producer having worked with two Beatles, one Rolling Stone, one of Led Zeppelin and a whole host of famous international name artists is still breathing. 

I am deeply disturbed. More accurately I might be clinically depressed after four, very long nights of the Republican National Convention. (Yes, I am quite aware it was over a week ago, but the trauma of the horrendous rhetoric is still very much alive in my psyche, especially with less than two months until the election.) The Duane Bartels Band challenge my mood with their hauntingly New Orleans, bluesy and somewhat swingy, new single “Messin’.”

Imagine a world in which Eve unashamedly consumed the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, biting into knowledge and sharing it with all the world. Feminist folk ensemble Ruby Mack imagine themselves direct descendants of that particular Eve.

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