High Octane ’60s retro Rock and Roll from The Woggles.
Kendell Marvel is one of the up and coming Country voices in the Waylon Jennings Mold. Here, he covers the classic Lee Hazelwood Country-politan hit song, “Houston.”
Here at Rock is the New Roll we are big fans of Low Cut Connie. Normally this merry band of Philadelphia pranksters cranks out utter mayhem with their over the top bombastic blend of cabaret-style Rock and Roll. Here frontman ivory tickler Adam Weiner takes things down low and slow, and we really like it.
Dallas based Joshua Ray Walker is one of the fresh voices on the Americana music scene. His songs are all about Honky Tonks, lives lived, and loves lost.
Sweet Spirit is one of our favorite new bands. And yes, I know we say that a lot. But, we really mean it this time. This Austin based band that features eclectic Pop and Soul driven by frontwoman Sabrina Ellis and company have delivered a next level record with their latest, Trinidad.
Muzz is an Indie Rock supergroup of sorts featuring Paul Banks (singer in Interpol), Matt Barrick (drummer for The Walkmen), Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horsemen). The resulting partnership is a bit shoegazy in an intoxicating sort of way.
There is a whole lot of Dolly and Emmylou in Hugton Beach-based country chanteuse. Stay tuned for her debut record to be released later this summer with the coolly named Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline.
All you really need to know about Arlo McKinley is that he was the last and final artist that John Prine signed to his Oh Boy Records label. This song is special and don’t sleep on his debut album to be released in August.
These guys are from the plains of Texas, and that sounds about right based on their sound. Down and dirty Texas dirt Rock and Soul drenched all over this single and entire album recently self-titled release. Come for the cool band name, stay for the great music.
Roadrunner, the new ready to be released album from Joyous Wolf is yet another excellent record to have a delayed release this year. But fear not, we get to sample an appetizer with the release of the single and video of “Odyssey.” This album just might be on our list of Rock albums of the year.