Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Slaid Cleaves lives with his wife of 21 years, Karen Cleaves, in the Hill Country outside Austin, Texas. While Karen books the shows, the flights, the hotels, and the rental cars; designs, orders and … Continue reading

Sammy Brue – I Am Nice

    “Stories are all around us, and I’m listening to people even when they think I’m not,” states Sammy Brue.  “If I get to the emotion of it, I can find the words.”     Realism and storytelling are qualities that are prominent on I Am Nice, the 15-year-old … Continue reading

NURIEL “Beautiful Day” Video

Jerusalem based indie rock band NURIEL is pleased to announce the release of their debut single and music video “Beautiful Day”! In the summer 2015, brothers Yonatan (singer-songwriter) and Michael Attias (cello) joined up with long time friend and drummer Tzvi Solomons to make music. They were joined soon afterwards … Continue reading

Rachel Baiman and Modern Mal release music videos

Baiman’s “Shame” and Modern Mal’s “Just a Satellite” get the video treatment, World Cafe releases Rev. Sekou live videos We’ve got a couple fantastic music videos premiering today, from Baiman’s feminist title track “Shame” called “a potent message from an especially powerful messenger” by Paste Magazine to Modern Mal’s Psychedelic-Surf Rock rumination on self-esteem on … Continue reading

Bluegrass Ramble Schedule Announced

Schedule Announced: Bluegrass Ramble Official Showcases September 26-28 At 2017’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC, we’ll feature these 30 Official Showcase artists. They were selected from more than 160 submissions representing the vitality of bluegrass from its traditional roots to its furthest offshoots all around the world. Learn more about the Bluegrass Ramble acts. Want … Continue reading

Matthew Ryan – Hustle Up Starlings

    “Crazy Horse meets The Replacements, with a nod to Tom Waits” – Paste   “If Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs captured a moment in time for suburban kids, Matthew Ryan is their blue-collar companion” – No Depression “An essential American voice.” – Riverfront Times “He continues to bring heartfelt … Continue reading

Charlie Whitten to release EP “Playwright” August 25th

We’re excited to be working with Charlie Whitten, whose new EP Playwright is coming out August 25th. The whole thing is phenomenal, a quick 4-song EP showcasing a moment in time for the young songwriter. The songwriting on each of these tracks is wonderful and points to Whitten’s budding brilliance but the up-tempo, jaunty, pining of “Since She’s Gone”, … Continue reading