Category: New releases

Stacy Jones: Love Is Everywhere (EZ Money)

Stacy Jones Love Is Everywhere (EZ Money) When you think of the Pacific Northwest music scene, you obviously think of the “grunge” movement of Seattle or the indie rock coming out of Portland, but nestled quaintly in a corner of…

Ayron Jones: Audio Paint Job (Sunyata)

Ayron Jones Audio Paint Job (Sunyata) Seattle guitar whiz kid Ayron Jones has come of age with his second full length album ‘Audio Paint Job.’ Jones worked his way up in the music scene of Seattle playing guitar anywhere he…

The Dustbowl Revival: Self-titled (Signature Sounds)

The Dustbowl Revival Self-titled (Signature Sounds) Venice, California-based band the Dustbowl Revival roll deep; like Arcade Fire deep. All eight members clearly serve a vital role as the band has managed to turn in one of the most exciting records…

Fastball: Step Into Light (Fastball Partners)

Fastball Step Into Light (Fastball Partners) The backlash against Austin-based pop rock trio Fastball came pretty fast, even by modern pop culture standards. Their sophomore effort, 1998’s ‘All the Pain Money Can’t Buy,’ spun off three really big hits: “The…

BoDeans: Thirteen (Free & Alive)

BoDeans Thirteen (Free & Alive) It’s been nearly 35 years since Wisconsin roots-rockers the BoDeans first got together and they continue to churn out new music. But if the last few records are any indication, they may have run out…

Amber Sweeney: Believing In Love (Self-Released)

Amber Sweeney Believing In Love (Self-Released) For her fourth release, Amber Sweeney teamed up with producer Geoff Ott and took full advantage of his vaunted London Bridge Studios to bring a high level of sophisticated production to a stellar seven-song…

Jeff Hobbs: Upward (Self-Released)

Jeff Hobbs Upward (Self-Released) It’s cool to be an “outlaw” again, at least in country music. And no, we’re not talking about those guys who give a middle finger to the law or do jail time just to get firsthand…

Ashland: Wildfire (Self-Released)

Ashland Wildfire (Self-Released) If you scroll through the ads for broken furniture, stained mattresses, and cleverly placed posts about sexual fetishes, you can find a few good things on Craigslist. I mean, have you ever wondered how many bands were…

The Band Of Heathens: Duende (BOH)

The Band Of Heathens Duende (BOH) It’s been four years since their last record and a slew of lineup changes since their founding, but thankfully little has changed for Austin-based five piece The Band Of Heathens. They still cling tightly…

Eric Bibb: Migration Blues (Stony Plain)

Eric Bibb Migration Blues (Stony Plain) Eric Bibb has a career spanning five decades and 37 albums and a seemingly bottomless well of creativity. Bibb’s latest album, ‘Migration Blues,’ released in March of 2017, showcases his many talents on vocals,…

Amy Black: Memphis (Reuben)

Amy Black Memphis (Reuben) Concept albums have been a staple of the recording industry for some time now, with the format of a theme or story line which binds all the music together allowing and artist to dig deeper into…

Anna Coogan: The Lonely Cry of Space and Time (Self-Released)

Anna Coogan The Lonely Cry of Space and Time (Self-Released) Anna Coogan’s latest release, ‘The Lonely Cry of Space and Time,’ is, if nothing else, a collection of songs dripping with unbridled artistry. Practically shouldering the whole mass herself, her…

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm: Self-Titled (Jay-Vee)

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm Self-Titled (Jay-Vee) After forty years and 20 albums, guitar man and certified soul man Robert Cray can do just about anything he wants, so for his latest record he chose to go to the source…

Date Night With Brian: EP (Top Drawer)

Date Night With Brian EP (Top Drawer) The bass-less trio Date Night With Brian make up for the missing instrument with solid drumming and a brilliant two guitar attack plan. The Seattle group combines a fantastic mix of classic ‘90s…