Chris James and the Showdowns – ‘Somewhere Out In California’

From the title of the track you might think that Chris James is singing about his location, but in actuality, it’s an autobiographical look at what happened when he took stock of his life, and considered what opportunities might arise if he packed up and moved “somewhere out in California”.

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W.C. Beck – ‘The Long Way Home’

Brooklyn-based folk singer and multi-instrumentalist W.C. Beck is set to release his new album, ‘First Flight’, on June 7. It follows on from his previous albums, ‘Sapling’, ‘Kansawyer’, and ‘Quivira’, which he released while living in Portland, Oregon.

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Gold Light & Snakemusk – ‘One Thing After Another’

‘Shadows In The Shallows’ by Gold Light & Snakemusk is out on May 10 through Bailey Park Records.

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#NationalSiblingDay Chat With The Luck

Riding high after their performance as one of the showcasing artists at the AmericanaFest in London in January, British Americana duo The Luck have returned with their first release of the year ‘If This is Love’. We caught up with the brother sister duo ahead of #NationalSiblingDay to talk all things family, inspiration, and the pros and cons of working with someone who often knows you better than you know yourself….

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NO STRINGS ATTACHED – Arizona’s Meat Puppets Return With Original Line Up For New Album ‘Dusty Notes’

Best known for their appearance on Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance in 1993, Meat Puppets have been quietly churning out consistently fine records in a variety of genres for the best part of 40 years.

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Ban Hatton’s ‘Over Too Easy’ Is Sheer Poetry

Ban Hatton is an alternative country singer-songwriter, based in Richmond, Virginia. His sound is at once friendly, pleasant, and approachable; a combination of both his vocal style and his instrumentation. The overall effect is music that feels like a warm, welcoming hug.

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Jeremy Parsons – ‘Why Is The Bluebird Blue’

Jeremy Parsons draws from his personal experiences to create his songs, and this intimacy comes through in ‘Why Is The Bluebird Blue’: we want to find some way of making him less lonely.

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Richard Lynch – ‘Pray on the Radio’

Richard Lynch’s single, ‘Pray On The Radio’, was released last September, and tells the story of when he was asked by a DJ to pray on the radio.

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Dean Maywood – ‘Jane’

Irish singer songwriter Dean Maywood is set to release his new single, ‘Jane’, on January 25. The track is the lead single from his forthcoming EP, due out in May.

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Sam Wilde – ‘On The Run’

Leeds-based singer/songwriter Sam Wilde has released anthemic new single ‘On The Run’, that delves into the internal mental struggles that often come with overthinking situations.

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Ward Thomas Release Compelling Video For New Single ‘No Filter’

24 year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy, who perform as Ward Thomas, have released the video for their latest single, ‘No Filter’. The song is taken from their eagerly anticipated forthcoming album, ‘Restless Minds’, set for release on February 8, through WTW Music/Sony Music.

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SJ’s ‘Dance To Sleep’ Is A Soothing Lullaby

‘Dance To Sleep’, from alt folk artist, SJ, comes from his new EP, ‘Nikki’, released in December. The EP is the singer’s first original release since 2013.

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Mount Hudson – ‘Write A Book’

Released on November 30, ‘Write A Book’ by Brooklyn-based Mount Hudson starts out with a real folky Woody Guthrie/Bob Dylan feel before breaking out into full on a country music sound.

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Bristol Duo Foreign Affairs Are Far From ‘Faded’ With New Single

Bristol based duo Foreign Affairs released highly-anticipated single ‘Faded’, earlier this month. A production full of poignant, reflective lyricism, the track taken from their forth coming EP ‘The Old Fire Station’ serves as a fitting introduction to the duo’s brand of indie/Americana music.

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Miles Maxwell Releases New Album, ‘Red Ghost’

Miles Baltrusaitis surprised his family in friends back in the summer last year when he picked up his guitar and after an intense flurry of songwriting, poured out nine deeply personal songs. Spurred on by a broken heart and the upturn of his comfortable suburban life, the genesis of ‘Red Ghost’ occurred.

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C WIRED Releases Debut EP ‘Omega’ Proving That Sometimes An Ending Can Be A New Beginning

Chuck Whyard has lived a lifetime already – he’s an entrepreneur who’s seen his fortunes go from multi-millions to broke and back to millions again – as well as being a father of four, and a grandfather of four more.

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Terry Emm To Release Stunning New EP ‘Ornate’ On September 21

Ornate’, the new EP from UK singer-songwriter Terry Emm is as the title suggests, a collection of fragile elegant tracks that have a timeless feel and are crafted as if they are unique objects for mantlepiece display. Fashioned from the love of creation and to catalogue memories and thoughts, they are distinctive and embellished with astute understated beauty at every turn.

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Tiffany Lays Herself Bare With Introspective ‘Pieces Of Me’

If you’ve not listened to Tiffany since her 1980s smash hit with the cover of, ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ then you’ve been depriving yourself of some incredible music. September 21 sees the release of Tiffany’s eleventh studio album, ‘Pieces Of Me’, an extremely introspective album which showcases her immense vocals and shouts to the world just how fantastic an artist she is.

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Megan O’Neill Speaks To Steve Holley At the Long Road Festival

Steve Holley spoke to Irish singer songwriter Megan O’Neill at the Long Road Country Music Festival.

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Dulcie Taylor – ‘Halfway To Jesus’

Americana singer-songwriter Dulcie Taylor lives in Atascadero, California, almost exactly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Here she has a great view over the entire Golden State, and she’s worried about what’s going on. Because of this, she’s put her voice to song, with ‘Halfway To Jesus’, her message to the world, where she asks us to confront the destructive consequences of our actions.

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