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March 18, 2020

Every great songwriter can identify that powerful moment of origin when the creative dam broke and the melodies and lyrical narratives began flowing as if they had always been inside, just waiting for the right moment to emerge. For Alan Rueda, it was a casual conversa...

February 25, 2020

In the six years since Daytona Beach, FL progressive Americana rockers Greye released their debut album Providence, they’ve captivated thousands via their high octane shows up and down the Atlantic Coast and throughout the Midwest. With a vibe driven by powerhouse clas...

February 8, 2020

Take note! When you enter Al Gold’s Paradise, leave your regional musical stereotypes at the door and keep an open mind. As you’re enjoying the raw, rootsy, rumbling and untamed blues/soul energy the deep voiced vocalist and slick electric and slide guitarist cooks up...

January 24, 2020

If someone played tunes from Ruark’s debut album When You Coming Home for you without telling you they’re an emerging indie trio from South Arkansas, your ears might think you’ve stumbled onto some cool Bob Dylan bootlegs or – considering their overall swampy rawness –...

November 11, 2019

Lots of relationships break up because the partners are too busy in the frenetic modern to spend much time developing deeper connections and intimacy. Yet that’s not the kind of “Busy” the brilliantly rootsy, modern folk/soul Toronto based pop/rock singer/songwriter Ma...

October 17, 2019

Hands down, the coolest part of an evening at the Hotel Café is the whirlwind of cool, mixed genres you may experience in a single sitting. Sometimes stars – meaning brilliantly talented budding singer/songwriter stars – and quirky jellyfish queens who play the uke twi...

October 9, 2019

Whether you’ve heard Jon Patrick Walker’s previous albums The Guilty Party (2013) or People Going Somewhere (2016) or not, you can’t help but be compelled by this prominent performers multi-fisted approach to expression. A highly respected stage actor (on Broadway and...

October 9, 2019

Listening to the lush, soulful acoustic melodies and soaring vocal harmonies of UK acoustic alt folk trio Wildwood Kin on their truly stunning self-titled sophomore release, the immediate frame of reference was obvious to me, but apparently not to other journalists and...

September 19, 2019

Those bitter Midwestern winters we love to gripe about have indirectly given us one of modern folk music’s greatest treasures in Katie Dahl, a singer/songwriter and masterful storytelling poet who caps her first decade as a recording artist with Wildwood – a powerfully...

August 26, 2019

On Matthew Squires’ bandcamp page, where you can start digging in to the seven critically acclaimed releases the Austin based singer/songwriter’s released since 2010, he has a pretty trippy quote that speaks to his confidence as an artist who resonates and penetrates:...

July 28, 2019

Artfully blending gritty, heartfelt folk/Americana with a seductive, atmospheric dream pop vibe, Nicholas Altobelli launches his second decade an indie artist with the release of Vertigo. He’s been through a lot of cool life changes in the four too long years since his...

July 16, 2019

Full of impactful, insightful, image rich narratives reflecting the music and life journeys of lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Hollier, King Ropes’ Gravity and Friction rolls like a strangely amazing, sonically and lyrically eclectic Americana rock symphony.

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