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

DRIFTWOOD’S VIDEO “TOO AFRAID” EXPLORES ATTRACTION’S PLEASURE AND PAIN

  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

Grammy Consideration: Rachael Sage’s “The Tide”!

Celebrated Singer-Songwriter For Your 2018 Grammy Consideration: Rachael Sage “The Tide” critically acclaimed release featuring chart-topping song “Try Try Try”. For your consideration for: Record of the Year – “The Tide” Song of the Year – “The Tide” Best American Roots Performance – “Tomorrow” Best American Roots Song – “Disarm … Continue reading

Jaimie Wyatt – Felony Blues

Jaime Wyatt’s life story is about as country as it gets. After a recording contract fell through when she was 17, Wyatt developed a drug problem that ended in her robbing her dealer and going to jail. She spent eight months in county jail and came out the other side with a … Continue reading