Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary – American Grandstand

Two legends of country music will join forces for one album on July 7th when traditional country artist Daryle Singletary, and the “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent release a duets album called American Grandstandvia Upper Management Music. Along with the album, the duo will also make a round of public … Continue reading

Elliott Brood – Ghost Gardens

Several things spring to mind when one thinks of veteran folk rockers Elliott Brood: steely acoustic guitar strums, banjos and lyrics that address more bygone Canadiana than a Pierre Berton book, with all of those lines sung in a twangy downhome delivery. What we fans of the Ontario alt-country troop … Continue reading

Josh Ritter – Gathering

I was going to write a great review but Popmatters did one for me. On his ninth full-length studio album, Josh Ritter continues to combine poetic imagery with organic, expertly crafted arrangements. Label: Pytheas Recordings / Thirty Tigers US RELEASE DATE: 2017-09-22 AMAZON ITUNES In the upper echelon of today’s … Continue reading

Shannon Slaughter – Never Standing Still

Never Standing Still is the fourth project and second solo effort from the award-winning Shannon Slaughter releasing on Elite Circuit Records on November 15, 2017. Slaughter, a Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Award Winner, contributed 10 original songs written or co-written with industry luminaries such as: Ronnie Bowman, Tim Stafford, Mark … Continue reading

Alana Henderson New Single Out, Let This Remain

New folk-laden single from Hozier’s long-time cellist available now   ——————– “In addition to the beautiful instrumentation, Henderson boasts an incredible, lush songwriting talent characteristic of many Irish folk artists. Her vocals are arresting and her bohemian sound haunting. The cello is inventive and subtle, a lilting undercurrent behind soft … Continue reading


  Recommended If You Like: The Head and the Heart, Lumineers, Fleet Foxes, Vance Joy … And I’m too afraid to be alone At its core, attraction is a wondrous thing. How many stimuli have that kind of physical and emotional control over the individual? To be moved so vividly by … Continue reading

The Earls of Leicester take the Top Honor

THE EARLS OF LEICESTER TAKE THE TOP HONOR OF “ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR” AT THE 2017 IBMA AWARDS SHOW   AirPlay Direct is pleased to announce that Rounder Records recording artist, and AirPlay Direct Artist Endorsee Jerry Douglas and The Earls of Leicester took the top honor of “Entertainer of … Continue reading

The true spirit of Americana – PDX songwriter Anna Tivel drops album today

Anna Tivel Small Believer Rave reviews from Huffington Post, Culture Collide… The new album from Portland songwriter Anna Tivel is out today on Fluff & Gravy Records! She’s been getting some wonderful press from the new album, and we’ve just sent out hard copies to radio folks all across the … Continue reading