Artists

Today, live-streaming music platform Sessions is excited to announce an intimate set with Grammy-nominated country music hitmaker Josh Turner. The beloved platinum-selling artist behind such hits as “Hometown Girl,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “Long Black Train” will perform his first ever intimate livestream concert in front of a limited, socially-distanced live audience at Ole Red in Nashville.

Co-founder, guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Wilson of Heart is set to release her first EVER solo album, You and Me on May 7, 2021 via her new label, Carry On Music. The album was recorded primarily in Wilson’s California home studio, working with band members and special guests remotely.

Highly acclaimed guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and Heartcore Records artist Daniel Santiago releases “Open World” from his forthcoming album Song for Tomorrow, on March 12th 2020. A catchy and unique blend of Brazilian spirit and classic rock and funk “Open World” also prominently features the soaring guitar of modern music legend Eric Clapton.

One of the most distinctive features of bluegrass is the way that an artist’s vocal prowess is frequently paired with instrumental virtuosity. Carley Arrowood fits comfortably in that mold, for while she’s a compelling singer, she’s also a powerful fiddle player who’s studied generations of bluegrass stylists and forged those influences into a style that’s all her own.

World-renowned blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chris Cain will release his Alligator Records debut album, Raisin' Cain, on Friday, April 9, 2021. The album features 12 originals, each showcasing Cain's fiery musicianship and deft, memorable songwriting skills. According to Cain, who recently received two Blues Music Award nominations (for Contemporary Blues Male Artist Of The Year and Best Guitarist), "These are the best pack of tunes I've ever written."

Smithsonian Folkways celebrates the golden age of Bluegrass music in Southwest Ohio with the release of Industrial Strength Bluegrass on March 26. The second single, "Family Reunion" featuring the Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent and bluegrass music's rising star, Caleb Daugherty releases today.

For the second and third singles of her new album and video series The St Buryan Sessions, Cornwall-based singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid delves deep into her back catalog to resurrect “Charlie’s Gone Home”, the first original song she ever recorded as a solo artist, then jumps forward again with “The Day Of Wrath, That Day”, a powerful instrumental composition for electric guitar.

Drawing influences from the halcyon days of '70s prog bands like Weather Report and King Crimson and the modern jazz psychedelia stylings of BADBADNOTGOOD or Kamasi Washington, Squids takes their listeners on universal and jam-centric thrill rides.

Esther Rose’s homespun brand of country music has drawn comparisons to legends like Hank Williams, modern trailblazers like Rilo Kiley, and a host of other luminaries in between, but those who are doing the comparing always make note: she’s got her own thing going on. Rose’s innate ability to reflect on her own feelings, to not cast blame, and to keep a smile while doing so brings a spark to her music that sets it apart from her contemporaries and influences alike.

Today, emerging NYC indie soul band Melt released its long-awaited EP, West Side Highway. Now available across all streaming platforms, the dulcet six-track project presents musings on life and love from seven twenty-somethings carving out a name in the industry. Dubbed “one groovy super organism” by NPR, Melt has built a name throughout cities and college dorms nationwide for both stellar musicianship and high-energy live performance.