Stompin’ Tom Connors – Stompin’ Tom Connors [2017] [Anthology]

What better time than Canada Day’s 150th birthday weekend to celebrate the proudly patriotic music of Stompin’ Tom Connors? The iconic Canadian country artist, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 77, has a just-released collection — Stompin’ Tom Connors 50th Anniversary — to mark the five decades … Continue reading


  “Every musician is a product of their influences. It would be dishonest for me to deny the influence of B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins and others however the two profound “game changers” were Freddie King and Magic Slim. A quote from B.B. or Muddy may come at any … Continue reading

Amber Cross and her new single

“Amber Cross is a singer-songwriter who writes from her own life’s struggles and experiences, delivering her stories with unforgettable power and emotion.” Wide Open Country have the title track from Amber Cross’ Savage on the Downhill saying it has a “California vibe and an instinctual clarity” in the duality of the songs themes, … Continue reading


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