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Singer Songwriter

Sleeping at Last Christmas Collection – 2014 adds “O Come O Come Emmanuel” – FREE download

Posted  December 22, 2014  by  Greg

Some of you have undoubtedly heard about Sleeping at Last, the wildly-popular indie singer songwriter project of Ryan O’Neal that’s been featured in Love Actually, among other places. Well for a few years now he’s been releasing this Christmas collection for FREE and adding to it here and there. He hopes (and we do too!) […]

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Mackenzie Shivers–celtic folk-pop, telling stories and living freely

Posted  December 20, 2014  by  Kate Bee

You should listen to this girl.  She made me smile, caught my attention in just seconds.  She is a good remedy for a cloudy Tuesday in December. I felt very alive when I went outside this morning.  The wind was gentle, the temperature was just cold enough to make me aware, but not cold enough […]

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Folk

Christmas music from emerging artists – Happy Holidays from EarToTheGround Music

Posted  December 19, 2014  by  Greg

Holiday music almost deserves its own genre.  Most of us by this point in the month have had our fill of Bing and Percy and Mariah.  We’re ready for something fresh and exciting with a touch of that folk flavor.  If you tried scouring bandcamp or Noisetrade yourself you probably found more work than you […]

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Indie Rock

Quick Hits – A little Rock, A Lot of Punk

Posted  December 14, 2014  by  Matt Simon

We get a lot of EP’s at Ear to the Ground. Many of them are rather extraordinary. A humble music writer such as myself is limited by a few short posts each week, which means sometimes he has to cheat and double up artists in his posts. Otherwise, he would be covering EP’s from this […]

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Ben Abraham – Sirens – Flawless vocals lead a deceptively deep album

Posted  December 11, 2014  by  Casey

If you’ve ever been on Ear To The Ground’s site before, you’ve probably heard Greg or I blathering on about Ben Abraham. Whether we were posting on of his phenomenal covers or acoustic originals, we could and can not get enough of him. His deceptively simple songs play host to some of the most beautifully […]

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Kiersten Holine – “White Christmas”

Merry Christmas dear ones. Thanks for making 2014 a great year. Hug someone beautiful, will ya?
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Sleeping at Last Christmas Collection – 2014 adds “O Come O Come Emmanuel” – FREE download

Some of you have undoubtedly heard about Sleeping at Last, the wildly-popular indie singer songwriter project of Ryan O’Neal that’s been featured in Love Actually, among other places. Well for a few years now heR...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Mackenzie Shivers–celtic folk-pop, telling stories and living freely

You should listen to this girl.  She made me smile, caught my attention in just seconds.  She is a good remedy for a cloudy Tuesday in December. I felt very alive when I went outside this morning.  The wind was gentle, the t...
by Kate Bee
 

 

 
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Christmas music from emerging artists – Happy Holidays from EarToTheGround Music

Holiday music almost deserves its own genre.  Most of us by this point in the month have had our fill of Bing and Percy and Mariah.  We’re ready for something fresh and exciting with a touch of that folk flavor.  If yo...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Greg Jones’s Best of 2014

Here are co-founder Greg Jones’s best songs and albums of 2014. Top 10 Songs of 2014 #10: The Native Sibling – “Place to Rest/Keep on Running” No matter how many times I hear this song, I continue to have a vis...
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Casey Karger’s Best of 2014

It’s that time of year again! Without further ado, here are staff writer Casey Karger’s best songs and albums of 2014. Top 10 Songs of 2014 #10: Mustered Courage – “Standing By Your Side” While it&...
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Kate Bee’s Best of 2014

It’s that time of year again! Without further ado, here are staff writer Kate Bee’s best songs and albums of 2014. Top 10 Songs of 2014 (in no particular order) Bad Suns – “Salt” This song would ev...
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Matt Simon’s Best of 2014

It’s that time of year again! Without further ado, here are staff writer Matt Simon’s best songs and albums of 2014. Top 10 Songs of 2014 #10: John Mark McMillan “Love at the End” There is no set category to pl...
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Quick Hits – A little Rock, A Lot of Punk

We get a lot of EP’s at Ear to the Ground. Many of them are rather extraordinary. A humble music writer such as myself is limited by a few short posts each week, which means sometimes he has to cheat and double up artists in ...
by Matt Simon
 

 
 
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Free Music Friday! Green River Ordinance Christmas

Happy Free Christmas Music Friday! Today I’m so excited that this album is free for everyone. Green River Ordinance is one of my favorite bands and they’ve done justice to these Christmas songs. Get it while the get...
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Ben Abraham – Sirens – Flawless vocals lead a deceptively deep album

If you’ve ever been on Ear To The Ground’s site before, you’ve probably heard Greg or I blathering on about Ben Abraham. Whether we were posting on of his phenomenal covers or acoustic originals, we could and ...
by Casey
 

 

 
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Planes on Paper – Ruins – Exceptional, emotional folk duo

Navid and Jen are their names. Their voices are perfect together, like a hand in a glove. They are smooth and wonderful. It’s not every day that we cover a three-song EP around here, but this one is worth the time. These ...
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Mayor Byrne–idyllic, forested reality.

When winter starts up every year, I get weird.  I lie on the floor and stare out of the window, I cry a lot.  I run around on the ice barefoot, saying things like, “I think I need to be more grounded.”  I dream of moving...
by Kate Bee