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New Blues: Al Basile — ‘Through With Cool’
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New Blues: Al Basile — ‘Through With Cool’

When eight-time Blues Music Award-nominated singer/songwriter/cornetist Al Basile sings, “I’m through with cool, I can’t be cool no more,” don’t believe it. He will release his latest CD, Through with Cool, on Sweetspot Records (distributed by City Hall Records) on August 19, 2022. Having heard the album’s 14 original songs, I’m here to say that “cool” … Continue reading

New Music: Elizabeth Ward Land — ‘Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt’
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New Music: Elizabeth Ward Land — ‘Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt’

Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt, the newly-released album from Elizabeth Land Ward is a tribute of the best kind; it stands on its own merits. While interpreting the songs we know and love from Linda Ronstadt, Broadway actor/singer Elizabeth Land Ward (Amazing Grace, Memphis, The Scarlet Pimpernel) delivers … Continue reading

New Country Single: Boomtown Saints — “All Trucks Go To Heaven”
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New Country Single: Boomtown Saints — “All Trucks Go To Heaven”

Rising country duo, BoomTown Saints, have signed an exclusive long-term recording agreement with Nashville/Muscle Shoals-based entertainment company, 8 Track Entertainment, and will release their label debut single, “All Trucks Go To Heaven,” on August 22, 2022. Produced by Grammy award-winning engineer/producer Noah Gordon and industry veteran Gary Kraen, “All Trucks Go To Heaven” a love … Continue reading

New Country: Rusty Tinder — ‘Alchemy Road’
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New Country: Rusty Tinder — ‘Alchemy Road’

Rusty Tinder — Alchemy Road (To be released: July 29, 2022) Rusty Tinder-lead vocals, piano, harmonium | Mike Cionni-acoustic guitar, background vocals | Blake English-electric guitar, banjo | Paul Allen-drums | Gregg Reeves-bass | Julie Push-fiddle, violin, viola, vocals | Kahlil Sabbaugh-percussionist | John Fricke-trumpet | Chris Tedesco-trumpet, flugal, horn and trombone | David Silverman-Tuba Rusty … Continue reading

New Americana/Blues: Todd Sharpville — ‘Medication Time’
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New Americana/Blues: Todd Sharpville — ‘Medication Time’

Todd Sharpville — Medication Time Label: Dixiefrog Medication Time, the latest album from British guitarist/singer/songwriter Todd Sharpville, explores a period of his life 16 years ago when the stress of a messy breakup resulted in a breakdown and a two-month stay in a mental hospital in West Wales. Besides all that, it’s also a seriously good … Continue reading

New Blues/Soul: Kat Riggins — ‘Progeny’
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New Blues/Soul: Kat Riggins — ‘Progeny’

Kat Riggins — Progeny Label: Gulf Coast Records Kat Riggins’s new album, Progeny, is full of songs well worth pondering long after the needle is finished spiraling its way through the vinyl. What’s more — each song receives a performance that matches and sometimes even surpasses its quality. Big-voiced blues/soul vocalist Kat Riggins comes across as seriously … Continue reading