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With a brand new IBMA Instrumental Recording of the Year credit to their names, the first group of musicians to participate in the Mountain Home Music Company and Organic Records Bluegrass at the Crossroads collaborative series is back with the last of its efforts — this time, a contemplative, country-flavored excursion.

Apple Music is getting into the giving spirit this holiday season with the launch of From Apple Music With Love, a special countdown to the holidays. Each day at 8:00a PST from November 26 - December 3, Apple Music subscribers will receive exclusive gifts from some of the biggest and brightest names in music, stamped with love and ready for unwrapping. Gifts range from exclusive EPs in Spatial Audio, to a behind-the scenes documentary films, to special holiday playlists, radio episodes, DJ mixes, and beyond.

On Friday, December 3rd, Seattle-based Americana/folk artist, Alex Dunn, released his second full-length record, Southern Star via Color Red.

Folksinger Michael Johnathon is set to wrap the 2021 season of WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour on Monday, December 6 at Lexington’s Lyric Theatre with award winning Bluegrass duo Darin and Brooke Aldrige. The multiple IBMA winning, husband & wife pair from North Carolina will perform songs from their latest critically-acclaimed album, This Life We’re Living.

Julian Avila’s first love is and has always been Jazz music. He has an instrumental solo album, "Heart - Mind - Matter" and a new album coming soon "Vintage Soul. "

Seven years and three studio albums later The River Arkansas have hit their flow state.

Their upcoming four-song EP, Waiting on the Rain, set to release in February 2022, encapsulates this spectacle. It was written, recorded, and produced by River Arkansas frontman Mike Clark in a reconstructed shed he fashioned into a music studio. The recordings manage to capture Clark’s natural ability to extend a friendly hand with tender delivery of lyrical encouragement sprinkled with notes of amusing humor.

Building off the "lonesome stranger" aura of their last single "Drifter," Boston's smokey Americana/ traditional folk-bluegrass trio, The Old North, is ready to release their Ghost EP.

The four-song EP picks up where "Drifter" left off, containing catchy tunes about love, heartbreak, and the metaphorical dance of life, using the backbone of historical fiction as a catalyst for inspiration.

For nearly three decades, The Crystal Method has remained one of the most influential and well-respected acts in electronic music. Today, December 3, The Crystal Method (who is Scott Kirkland) has released his latest single “Act Right” (Ultra Records) featuring Billy Dean Thomas and VAAAL, building upon the sound that pioneered the big beat genre, popularizing electronic music with mainstream audiences, and establishing America as a force in the widely European and British scene.

In celebration of Impulse! Records’ 60th anniversary this year, famed director and photographer, Atiba Jefferson, has created an engaging short film about the significance and continued cultural relevance of the orange-and-black record label known as the House That Trane Built. Titled “6 on 60,” the mini doc features interviews with six artists from a variety of fields spanning the worlds of jazz, punk, funk, rock and skateboarding: legendary jazz stalwart Ahmad Jamal, who released some of his best records on Impulse!

Zoe Berman is a Denver-based singer-songwriter. She accompanies her sultry vocals on the piano and guitar, often complemented by a hand-built suitcase drum played with her feet. Zoe "combines musicality and lyrical poeticism into a hypnotizing mélange of soul, Jazz, and americana music" to create a unique sonic experience that defies traditional genre classifications.

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