Like most musicians in 2020, Reed Mathis found himself with time on his hands being that all of his tours and session work had been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Never one to idle, Reed turned attention to his archives, dusting off countless hours of audio from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, the Tulsa, OK-based band that he helped found and performed with for nearly 15 years. First and foremost, among his discoveries was 'Winterwood'—Mathis' final studio recording with JFJO.
Leftover Salmon's new album, BRAND NEW GOOD OLD DAYS, is out tomorrow and marks the band's return to Compass Records. With praise from publications including Relix, American Songwriter, The Bluegrass Situation and many more to come, the album reaffirms the band’s ability to keep things fresh while remaining true to their musical heritage.
TOMMY EMMANUEL Tomorrow (5/7) Releases New EP ‘Accomplice Series Volume 1 With Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley’ + Shares New Single & Video
Acclaimed and Grammy®-nominated acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter TOMMY EMMANUEL—one of five people ever named a CPG (Certified Guitar Player) by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins—today (May 6) shares the video for “Copper Kettle.” It’s the third single + video from the EP ACCOMPLICE SERIES VOLUME 1 WITH ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY, out tomorrow May 7 on CGP SOUNDS.
Mark Pietrovito is not afraid to rely on his friends when the need arises. The former mandolin player for Part & Parcel is blessed with many of them and doesn’t take any for granted.
Recently, Pietrovito found himself at a crossroads in his life. His band, comprised of some of his longest and best friends, had just called it quits. He was looking for a new direction while facing adversity on many fronts.
GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter and musician Brandy Clark will return to the stage this fall with her “Who You Thought I Was” headline tour, including stops at Seattle’s Neumos, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, Los Angeles’ Lodge Room, Denver’s Lost Lake, New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Philadelphia’s World Café Live and Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley among many others.
Rising star blues vocalist Casey Hensley has been nominated in two categories - "Album of the Year" and "Best Blues Album", each for her breakout debut release, Good As Gone (Vizztone) - for the 2021 30th Annual San Diego Music Awards, taking place live on Tuesday, August 24, at Humphrey's By The Bay in San Diego.
After being forced to cancel several live dates last year due to the pandemic, singer-songwriter-guitarist CHRIS ROBERTS is more than ready to hit the road and play his first shows in more than a year. The set will include tracks from his newly released debut EP Red Feather (February 2021) and showcase what he calls his “rock ’n’ roll/hippie/country magic.”
John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band will release Leftover Feelings on May 21st via New West Records. The 11-song set was produced by Jerry Douglas and recorded at Historic RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tenn. A meeting of two American music giants in a legendary setting, Leftover Feelings is neither a bluegrass album nor a return to Hiatt’s 1980s days with slide guitar greats Ry Cooder and Sonny Landreth.
Today, Sharon Van Etten releases her new Amazon Original live album epic Ten: Live From Zebulon available now to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music. The album documents Van Etten’s April 2021 virtual concert from Zebulon LA, where she performed her seminal album epic in its entirety. Amazon Music HD customers using an Echo Studio can listen to Sharon Van Etten’s Amazon Original album in immersive 3D Audio mixed by Emily Lazar, which turns her performance into a unique, multidimensional audio experience.