Tom Freund, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his upright-bass-as-lead-instrument work, has kept active during the pandemic months of 2020.
He is about to unveil two new videos, one for “Freezer Burn,” a track from his most recent album, East of Lincoln, and the second for a new adaptation of an old blues song, “Corina Corina,” re-titled “Corona Corona.”
While singer-songwriter Miko Marks is far from a newcomer to the music industry, her upcoming album, Our Country, will be her first release in 13 years. Set to release in March 2021, Our Country is the culmination of a dream - an actual, literal dream. A songwriter by trade, Marks’ own project has largely taken a backseat over the past decade, as early success and heartbreak in her career made her somewhat disillusioned with the music industry at large.
Trailblazing Bluegrass singer Dale Ann Bradley is back with her brand new single, “Falling Down.” Written by Ashby Frank, the song serves as the lead single from the reigning IBMA “Entertainer of the Year” (alongside Sister Sadie) winner’s forthcoming album Things She Couldn’t Get Over, which is set for release in early 2021. Available via Pinecastle Records, the project serves as the first solo release from Bradley since early 2019. “Falling Down” made its exclusive world premiere on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction this morning.
Before the gold and platinum albums, before the MTV hits and critical renown, power-pop and alternative-rock pioneer Matthew Sweet was just a 13-year-old bass player sitting alone in his Nebraska bedroom, daydreaming of a life spent making music. “I was just starting to write songs and play a little guitar and I had this thought: I wonder if when I’m old and I’ve been around music a really long time, I might suddenly just be able to play lead guitar without ever properly learning how.
The Austin based funk and soul band Honey Made follows up their recent EP, Couple Few, with their debut studio full length album Brand New. For Honey Made, the new album is an ode to looking forward, finding that newness in life that can make it so interesting, from love, to a journey, to a new musical venture, Brand New takes on so many meanings. Today they kick off the new records with the release of the title track, out now and available everywhere you stream music.
The Pandemic has affected every facet of the music industry...artists, promoters, agents, managers, crew and countless others. These people were the first ones out of work and will likely be the last to return when the world opens back up. For music lovers, there has been a huge void during this challenging time since live music can be an important way to fill people with happiness and provide a place for friends to gather.