Born in the soul-basted countryside of Alabama, then brought to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains to marinade and mature, Red Clay Revival delivers an experience that continues to reshape the parameters of roots music with skillful, heart-driven compositions. Bandleader and songsmith extraordinaire, Doug McElvy, lays a solid foundation at the epicenter of Red Clay’s musical magnitude.
Lamar Williams Jr. is building off the momentum of joining the international funk group The New Mastersounds during their 20th-anniversary tour and the release of their Billboard-charting record ‘Shake It’ in 2019. The son of the late Lamar Williams, who played bass with The Allman Brothers 1972-1976 has released a brand new original solo single “Cold As Ice” available now on Color Red.
“I moved to Denver. I quit my job. My grandfather died. I fell in and out of love. I toured all over the place. I spent a month living in Mauritius, the island country off Madagascar where my mom grew up,” says born-and-raised Florida musician Matthew Fowler about the ingredients of his new album The Grief We Gave Our Mother—out today via Signature Sounds Recordings. Fowler’s fine-tuned art of collecting these memories and displaying them in musical verse and melody is the key to his success as a songwriter.
Staking their claim as the new heavyweights of rock & roll’s modern-day renaissance, the Tennessee quartet Naked Gypsy Queens have announced ‘Georgiana,’ their debut EP, out February 11th via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Rooted in amplified blues, hard-charging grooves, and dual lead guitars, the band builds upon the larger-than-life sound of their heroes from the 1960s and '70s, keeping the flame burning for old-school hard rock while using their own 21st century fuel.
Further expanding on the gains of touring and an overwhelmingly well reviewed and received 3rd album, The Popravinas (pope-rah-veen-ahs) return with 11 new tracks of indie California gold.
“We took everything to the next level with our last album…like a NutriBullet for our creative cold press juices," explains John Adair, the band's multi-instrumentalist and producer, “although cocktails and sense of humor are mostly to blame for our latest labor of love.”
Vinylly, a dating app based on music compatibility, announced it is now available for Android users on the Google Play Store in the US and Canada. Vinylly pairs potential matches based on their music streaming data and music tastes. Unlike other dating platforms, the Vinylly process begins with users pairing their Spotify accounts with their profile, taking first impressions beyond the superficial likes or potentially misleading bios. As a user streams more music, the algorithm responds and Vinylly produces new matches.
‘Scandinavian jazz’ may conjure up an expectation of moody soundscapes and melancholic sounds, but there is a new wave of musicians, in Denmark at least, forging ahead with something rather more extroverted.
With the self-titled debut Tabloid, Danish guitarist & bandleader Johannes Wamberg presents his modern jazz twist on that classic American funk/soul sound.