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Acoustic

Album Review: Angela James – Way Down Deep – Soulful, gorgeous stories of love and heartbreak

Posted  March 26, 2015  by  Kate Bee

Chicago’s Angela James‘ premier album is called “Way Down Deep”.  That’s how far it reaches into your soul.  This album sounds like light dancing around the rocks and weeds at the bottom of a lake.  It’s brilliant and shadowy.  James’ voice reaches, soars, and dips.  It ranges from navy to amber in hue and always […]

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Rock

Album Review: Matthew Mayfield – Wild Eyes – An emotional alt rock album

Posted  March 25, 2015  by  Greg

You can call it alternative. You can call it new and exciting and a divergence from his normal sound. You can even call it likable… just don’t call it pop. This is not Matthew Mayfield going pop. This album, Wild Eyes, is Matthew Mayfield making a kind of music that’s a little less his rock […]

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Singer Songwriter

Artist Interview: Liz Longley – Timeless, captivating singer songwriter

Posted  March 23, 2015  by  Greg

Photo credit: Alyssa Torrech If you only had thirty minutes to present your truest self, how would you do it? Well, for Liz Longley, she does it with her voice and her songs. The talented Berklee-trained singer-songwriter sidles up next to her listeners, pouring out anthems of hope, laments of lost love, and a considerable […]

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Folk

Guest Review: Hannah of rockmycommute on Audrey & Chris

Posted  March 22, 2015  by  admin

Looking for something folky but not too bluegrass or country? This is the perfect album. I loved every precious second of the seven short tracks on this self-titled debut from charming duo Audrey Snow and Chris Gillin-Schwartz, known simply as Audrey and Chris. I couldn’t find a ton of information about them, but apparently they […]

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Rock

Frank Turner – The Third Three Years

Posted  March 21, 2015  by  Matt Simon

2015 will be another busy year in the life of UK punk folk icon Frank Turner. Fresh off his latest full-length Tape Deck Heart, Turner is releasing a new Butch Walker produced album this year, releasing his first book documenting his tireless touring across the globe (1,216 shows and counting) The Road Beneath My Feet, […]

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Album Review: Angela James – Way Down Deep – Soulful, gorgeous stories of love and heartbreak

Chicago’s Angela James‘ premier album is called “Way Down Deep”.  That’s how far it reaches into your soul.  This album sounds like light dancing around the rocks and weeds at the bottom of a lak...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Album Review: Matthew Mayfield – Wild Eyes – An emotional alt rock album

You can call it alternative. You can call it new and exciting and a divergence from his normal sound. You can even call it likable… just don’t call it pop. This is not Matthew Mayfield going pop. This album, Wild Ey...
by Greg
 

 
 
Photo credit Alyssa Torrech

Artist Interview: Liz Longley – Timeless, captivating singer songwriter

Photo credit: Alyssa Torrech If you only had thirty minutes to present your truest self, how would you do it? Well, for Liz Longley, she does it with her voice and her songs. The talented Berklee-trained singer-songwriter sidle...
by Greg
 

 

 
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Guest Review: Hannah of rockmycommute on Audrey & Chris

Looking for something folky but not too bluegrass or country? This is the perfect album. I loved every precious second of the seven short tracks on this self-titled debut from charming duo Audrey Snow and Chris Gillin-Schwartz,...
by admin
 

 
 
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Frank Turner – The Third Three Years

2015 will be another busy year in the life of UK punk folk icon Frank Turner. Fresh off his latest full-length Tape Deck Heart, Turner is releasing a new Butch Walker produced album this year, releasing his first book documenti...
by Matt Simon
 

 
 
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The Bros. Landreth – Let It Lie and I Am The Fool

The Bros. Landreth are making some phenomenal country tinged folk north of the border and their debut album, Let It Lie, is one of the best I’ve heard this year. Instead of running down the whole album, I’m gonna h...
by Casey
 

 

 
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Three Need-to-Know Ladies of Country Music

Each of these three ladies deserves her own feature length article (any writing volunteers out there?), but I am putting them all here together. Seriously fans of powerful female vocals will love these three and fans of traditi...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Band of Lovers–a romantic, adorable roadtrip

I grew up in upstate New York.  It’s pretty well known that they host a pretty good underground metal scene (at least they did when I was a metalhead teenager).  Folk music–not so much.  I was very actively surprised...
by Kate Bee
 

 

 
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Album Review: Ciaran McMeeken – The Valley – Tenor vocal and perfect guitar

If you like the sound of an acoustic guitar and a melodic vocal, this is an album for you. Ciaran McMeeken‘s The Valley is full of great guitar lines and beautiful lead vocal lines. It all comes together for a comforting,...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Guest Album Review: Hannah of rockmycommute on Shivon Coelho’s Tales of a Songbird

The cover of Shivon Coelho’s 2014 Release is charming with pink text and a photo of Shivon in a frilly dress (check out the links below to see!). The title Tales of a Songbird is also lighthearted, and this whimsy carries thr...
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Justin Hulsey – Morning Bloom – Excellent Denver Singer-Songwriter

Denver based singer-songwriter Justin Hulsey knows how to write about the harsh realities of life while still maintaining the uncanny ability of doing it in a way that beckons the listener to sing along and rock back and forth ...
by Matt Simon
 

 

 
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Album Review: Lac La Belle – A Friend Too Long – Thoughtful, intelligent Americana

It’s tempting to call Lac La Belle’s sound “good, old fashioned Americana.” Shades of country and old time music, with gentle notions of an amorphous “backcountry.” It’s great music that’s sure t...
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Artist Spotlight: Eef Barzeley – Eldorado series

It’s not every day we run across such a phenomenally unique as the Eldorado Series by Eef Barzeley (Clem Snide). Conventional, traditional roots country music with some incredible lyrical flexibility, this is an explicit seri...
by Greg