Carrying the Southern soul legacy into the 21st century, Southern Avenue is pure Stax soul glory. Their new record, Keep On, is smoking with the embers of 70’s soul. Memphis native Tierinii Jackson is part Tina Turner and part Sharon Jones.
A new Dream Syndicate album is in the works. Here is the first song and video to be released.
Dee White is set to release his new album on March 1st for Easy Eye Sound. His record, Southern Gentleman, is a throwback to when James Taylor was cool.
This somewhat primitive four piece band has a bit of The Modern Lovers and The Velvet Underground in their DNA.
Josh Ritter has a new record coming out soon that is going to be produced by Jason Isbell. “Old Black Magic” is the first single from the upcoming record with Isbell’s 400 unit serving as the backing band.
It was a pretty good year in 2018 for Lucy Dacus having scored a critically acclaimed album with Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers and their band Boygenius, but 2019 may be shaping up to be even more interesting. The song “La Vie En Rose” is the first in her series of songs that will celebrate holidays. This one, Valentine’s Day.
The song that Dacus herself has called the perfect song and the tune that was made famous by Edith Piaf is having a bit of a renaissance of late having also been featured by Lady Ga Ga in A Star Is Born.
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We have a sneaking suspicion that with the release of his debut album Tales of America on February 15th that J.S. Ondara just might be the next Leon Bridges.The Kenyan native settled in Minneapolis in 2013 without knowing much English and with limited guitar skills set about honing his songwriting skills. The somewhat haunting vocals come across sweet and melancholy. The sparse arrangement presented here are pretty much perfect for the song. The bandwagon is starting to get full. Jump in while there is still time.