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Indie Rock

Engine – Red Moon Rises – DIY Space Western music (for southern rock fans)

Posted  September 1, 2014  by  Matt Simon

They do things differently in the South. Across the musical landscape that is changing and innovating, many bands are returning to their grassroots in order to unleash said music into the atmosphere. Bands like the pride of Shreveport, Louisiana, Engine are creating and sustaining music that you need to hear. “Red Moon Rises” is an […]

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Seven Reasons to Love Kollin Baer

Posted  August 30, 2014  by  Kate Bee

  1. This Texan turned Carolinian plays a whole bunch of instruments, including all of the sounds you will hear on his “The Woods” EP.  He also has a voice like browned butter and a hoppy IPA. It’s smooth, mellow, earthy, but there is something really raw and a little bitter about it.   2. […]

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Folk

The Banner Days – EPK – Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney present exceptional songwriting

Posted  August 27, 2014  by  admin

Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney have been active in the music industry for a while, but you’ve never heard them quite like this. From the first sounds of “My Beloved” music fans will realize this album is an absolute treat. Seasoned songwriters with a story not unlike Joy and John Paul, they found themselves developing […]

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Acoustic

Benjamin James Caldwell–timeless, nostalgic, beautiful.

Posted  August 26, 2014  by  Kate Bee

If we were all on the Oregon Trail together, Benjamin James Caldwell would be the young gentleman still singing softly around the campfire when everyone else has all gone to bed. Somehow he would still be up at the crack of dawn with the rest of us, feeding the oxen and the horses, looking amazing, […]

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Acoustic

Jason Tyler Burton – Headwaters – FREE ALBUM GIVEAWAY

Posted  August 25, 2014  by  admin

First of all, listen to this first track from the album: Now, see, don’t you love it? If you’re interested in getting a free copy all you have to do is go over to Jason’s FACEBOOK PAGE and tell him EarToTheGround Music sent you. If you made it here from Jason’s page, please let us […]

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Engine album art

Engine – Red Moon Rises – DIY Space Western music (for southern rock fans)

They do things differently in the South. Across the musical landscape that is changing and innovating, many bands are returning to their grassroots in order to unleash said music into the atmosphere. Bands like the pride of Shr...
by Matt Simon
 

 
 
kollinbaer

Seven Reasons to Love Kollin Baer

  1. This Texan turned Carolinian plays a whole bunch of instruments, including all of the sounds you will hear on his “The Woods” EP.  He also has a voice like browned butter and a hoppy IPA. It’s smooth, mellow, e...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Little Ugly – Named After Saints

So, every once and a while, we find a new band that’s oozing with such potential it becomes difficult to pinpoint which direction we’d like to see them go. Enter Little Ugly, a four piece folk band from Hartford, CT...
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Banner Days

The Banner Days – EPK – Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney present exceptional songwriting

Bradford Loomis and Beth Whitney have been active in the music industry for a while, but you’ve never heard them quite like this. From the first sounds of “My Beloved” music fans will realize this album is an absolute...
by admin
 

 
 
caldwell

Benjamin James Caldwell–timeless, nostalgic, beautiful.

If we were all on the Oregon Trail together, Benjamin James Caldwell would be the young gentleman still singing softly around the campfire when everyone else has all gone to bed. Somehow he would still be up at the crack of daw...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Jason Tyler Burton – Headwaters – FREE ALBUM GIVEAWAY

First of all, listen to this first track from the album: Now, see, don’t you love it? If you’re interested in getting a free copy all you have to do is go over to Jason’s FACEBOOK PAGE and tell him EarToTheGro...
by admin
 

 

 
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In the Valley Below – The Belt – Pop indie fusion gold

The sheer name of In the Valley Below brings thoughts of billowing clouds, rolling hills, and ironic banjo music present in the ever-increasing number of folk rock nostalgic acts which have saturated the music scene over the pa...
by Matt Simon
 

 
 
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Mustered Courage – Powerlines – Bluegrass from Down Under

Mustered Courage, a quartet from Canberra, Australia (with a member from Texas), making awesome bluegrass music. These guys are taking Australia by storm and recently released their newest album, Powerlines, in the US. These g...
by Casey
 

 

 
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Matt Buetow – The Valley – Soothing Americana perfect for a summer’s day

Matt Buetow‘s writing style is about as smooth as it gets. Relaxing, engaging, and comforting, Buetow writes the kind of Americana music that will keep you listening. One of my favorite characteristics of Buetow’s m...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Instead of Sleeping–glamorous indie rock and roll from Pittsburgh

I confess that I did not realize that there were so many bands out there with tons of drums.  This week I’ve covered two bands with double drums and drummers/percussionists. I’m finding it fantastic.  When I first listene...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Guest Post: Matt Simon on LA rockers Brown Shoe

by Matt Simon In the ever-evolving musical landscape we currently find ourselves, LA rock outfit Brown Shoe may be on to something. In perhaps an attempt to battle shortened musical attention spans, splitting one LP into three ...
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A Sunday Night Show You Can’t Miss

Marshall Jacklin: Putting on a Show Marshall Jacklin/Bandcamp, 2014. http://www.marshalljacklin.com Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Marshall Jacklin plays piano like an early-career Brian Hornsby, with a touch of Rufus Wainright...
by Lisa Regula Meyer
 

 
 
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Lulu Mae–organic folk that rocks and rolls

I just returned from Idaho and have been in a kind of funk all week after leaving the land of glitter and wildness and returning to flat, industrial Cleveland.  I haven’t listened to any music because nothing seemed to fit m...
by Kate Bee