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.
Dawn Chorus are an atmospheric indie rock trio out of Salt Lake City, UT. With an energetic life of its own, their upcoming single ‘Modern Being’ radiates a sunny disposition, taking the listener on a journey through an array of instrumentation with a psychedelic vibe. Musically coming together the day Trump was defeated in the presidential election, it’s no wonder the tune has such an uplifting feel!
Australian producer duo Flight Facilities return to their beloved fanbase, delivering a new single immersed in a feeling of West-Coast cool imparted by collaborator Channel Tres. Released on Future Classic and Glassnote Records, ‘Lights Up’ marks the band’s first release of 2021 with a direct flight to Channel Tres’ own Compton California.
Singer-songwriter, Grant Livingston, is thrilled to announce the release of his debut album, Grant & Friends, available everywhere on June 4, 2021. Grant & Friends is a collection of heartfelt original songs that showcase Livingston’s timeless, yet innovative blend of folk, rock, funk, soul, and bluegrass music.
Guitarist David LaDuke Remembers B.B. King on Anniversary of his Passing with Raw Salute of B.B.'s Song, “Bad Luck”
David LaDuke is dedicating his cover of B.B. King's song "Bad Luck" to the late great guitarist, himself. B.B. King passed away on May 14, 2015, from Alzheimer's disease and other health issues.
Though David's guitar style is more chord-oriented, and B.B.'s was more single-note and deliberate, he was always a fan. "I've been to tons of his concerts and am heavily influenced by the blues."
Beth Whitney’s new record, “Into the Ground” set for release May 28th sparked a wave of intense emotions that clearly have been brewing for quite a while now. I hadn’t realized the extent of my feeling as I’ve been cocooning. Whitney’s music helped me to see I’m distracted by a myriad of issues and hence desperately need grounding. To start off, April through June is always marked by the hubbub of the fiscal year’s end, but I’m also preoccupied by the despicable behaviors of a disgruntled colleague.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bhi Bhiman doesn't need much to ignite a fury of fascinating expressions; only the simplest of recording set-ups of guitar and vocal mics plugged into his laptop. Yet, even with such simplicity, he projects a towering voice that so urgently grabs your attention, you hang onto every word he sings. Bhiman's latest recording, Substitute Preacher 2, features a new set of mesmerizing acoustic covers in a series that follows his wildly popular 2013 EP (volume 1) of the same name.