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Albatross    

Albatross

Simplicity; that is the key, and also; honesty. If you take those two things and merge them together something very profound and beautiful is what will result. The music of, Albatross, (30 year old Adam Stockdale) focuses around this idea. In a world full of people trying their hardest to out-do each other in whatever way fashion dictates in that week, Albatross’, heartfelt and often philosophical songs offer some well needed relief. The masterly crafted tunes cut straight to the heart with lyrical themes rushing from love and life, but with added poignancy being brought to the table by the optimistic and inspiring message throughout. Often performed completely solo, accompanied by his astounding ‘finger-picked’ acoustic guitar, Albatross’ music is as real and honest as it comes.

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Badfish    

Badfish (A Tribute to Sublime)

Encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a tribute to Sublime, has continued to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for quite some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does. The attitude of Sublime cannot be faked, so Bad fish doesn’t try – its own tribute is one that works.

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Badfish    

Big Sam's Funky Nation

Led by trombone powerhouse Big Sam, who the San Francisco Chronicle calls “the top man on the slide trombone in the birthplace of jazz,” the Big Sam’s Funky Nation’s signature Noladelic Powerfunk sound masterfully combines a rock sensibility with improv-style jazz and a horn-heavy front section that’s the hallmark of big band funk. Since releasing their debut album in 2004 Big Sam’s Funky Nation has become a festival favorite.

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Brian Lisik

Brian Lisik

Brian Lisik was born and raised in Akron, Ohio - the dour, post-industrial landscape that gave rise to a varied, yet familiarly gritty, music and artscape including the likes of David Allan Coe, Devo, Rachel Roberts, Chrissie Hynde, the Black Keys, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, and Television guitarist Robert Quine. His fourth solo album, Curtisinterruptedus, was released April 28, 2015, on Cherokee Queen Records with a summer Midwest and East Coast tour planned in support of the album.

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Desert Rose Band

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen have had a lasting musical friendship spanning over forty-five years, since their initial meeting in Los Angeles during the early folk and bluegrass movement. Their latest record, “At Edward’s Barn,” continues their long-running love for the music they embraced so passionately years ago.

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Chris Knight

Chris Knight

Chris Knight doesn’t like to say much. Won’t chat about his worldview or engage in conversations on his creative approach. For 15 years, 7 acclaimed albums and a hard-nosed career that’s been hailed as “where Cormac McCarthy meets Copperhead Road," Knight has always let his music do most of the talking. And on record – as well everywhere across America, from roadhouse taverns to major-city concert halls – his songs have had plenty to say.

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Concord

Concord Music Group

We are currently working with the following artists under the Concord Music Group umbrella: Boney James, Danielle Nicole Band, Dianne Reeves, Doyle Bramhall II, Dr. John, Javier Colon, Kristin Chenoweth, Lee Ritenour, Lizz Wright, Melissa Etheridge, Mindi Abair, Peter White, Peter Wolf, Richard Elliot, Southern Avenue, and The Record Company. Many of them are touring or will be touring to support new releases, so check them out at Concord Music’s website.




Cowboy Mouth

Cowboy Mouth

The term 'Cowboy Mouth' has been used in the poetry of Shakespeare and Bob Dylan as well as a play by Patti Smith and Sam Shepard. Usually meaning One with a loud and raucous voice, it describes the band well. With over 2500 concerts under their belt and many years of reviews lauding their live show, there is still one quote by Cake Magazine which best captures their show "...on a bad night they'll tear the roof off the joint and on a good night, they'll save your soul."

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Darrell Scott

Darrell Scott

“I look like an insider because of everything I‘ve done but I've always felt like an outsider,” Darrell Scott says. “And that’s important—to be an outsider.” He’s also a master. Whether its' rock, folk, country or blues, Darrell Scott, the 4-time Grammy nominated Nashville singer-songwriter, has written hits all the way from Brad Paisley and the Dixie Chicks to Del McCoury, Sam Bush and Keb Mo; contributing songs to three of 2016’s best albums alone.

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Firefall

Firefall

For co-founder Jock Bartley, FIREFALL has not only represented an opportunity to make quality music over the course of almost 40 years, but also represents a personal, heartfelt commitment to maintaining the tradition of a contemporary musical genre he and his peers helped create. Current members of the band along with Bartley (lead guitar and vocals) are original members David Muse (keyboard, flute, sax) and Mark Andes (bass and vocals), as well as Sandy Ficca (drums) and Gary Jones (vocals, guitar). This commitment has successfully carried FIREFALL through three decades of distinctive music.

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Flow Tribe

Flow Tribe

Straight out of New Orleans and into your earholes, Flow Tribe brings funk and rock with the delicacy of a sledgehammer. They create “backbone cracking music”, a soul shaking mixture of styles and sounds guaranteed to drive you wild. Flow Tribe's diversity of sound is undeniable, with dueling guitars and a smoking hot rhythm section accompanied by washboard and trumpet. The energy they put out could light a city block.

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The Gage Brothers

The Gage Brothers

When Ohio-bred and based brothers Ben and Zach Gage sat down one Sunday afternoon in 2014 to kick around some harmonies and share their love of old folk tunes, the siblings had no idea at the time that this simple starting point would launch a speedy and successful musical path. Just a year later, the pair would release their debut album, Take it Back, which quickly earned them recognition as one of Northeast Ohio’s most acclaimed local bands. And now, again, just one season later, The Gage Brothers are poised to release their sophomore self-titled follow-up on May 5, 2017. “We have seen a lot of changes since we started, be it in our music, society or relationships -- love lost, and heartaches a-plenty,” notes Ben. “So, this album holds songs all about changes, and how they affect who and what you are.”

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Jeremy Kittel

Jeremy Kittel

Jeremy Kittel is an American fiddler, violinist, and composer. Fluent in multiple musical genres, his original music draws from traditional roots, jazz, Celtic, Classical, electronic, and more. Kittel performs with his own band or trio, as a duo, and as a soloist with orchestras. In addition to his own projects, he has composed and arranged for such artists as Abigail Washburn, Aoife O’Donovan, My Morning Jacket, Camera Obscura, Jars of Clay, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Laura Veirs, and the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet (of which he was a member for five years).

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Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith

A self-described “swampy, soulful” vocalist whose work has won accolades ranging from national press and radio praise to hometown Nashville acclaim-- has no fear of darkness in her music. Instead, she professes instead an actual desire to wrap herself in it. “What I want in my own music is the sound of crying,” she explains. “When I sing, I want my voice to sound like weeping.” This emotional approach is no less in evidence in Smith’s 2017 album, Like The Sun, which marks her debut full-length collection of songs.

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michael mcdermott

Michael McDermott

Michael McDermott burst onto the scene in his early 20’s with his exceptional debut, 620 W. Surf and subsequently found himself touted as Rock’s ‘Next Big Thing’. MTV, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and even author Stephen King added their appreciative nods and seemed to go a long way towards assuring his success - overnight success. The missteps and failures that followed, the collapse of an industry that once embraced him as its next sensation, are troubles and travails that either ruin a person completely, or they force a change of attitude and staunch determination to gather one’s resolve to not only survive, but overcome. McDermott vowed to do both. Ten albums in, it’s resulted in Willow Springs, one of the most honest, daring and defiant recordings of McDermott’s career.

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paper bird

Paper Bird

For Paper Bird, their new album marks a milestone. More importantly, it provides them with a new beginning, a new chapter in their trajectory that sees them redefining their direction, a change in their musical sensibility while maintaining their trademark upbeat attitude. The band’s self titled album introduces vocalist Carleigh Aikins to the line-up, whose previous credits include extended stints with the critically acclaimed bands Bahamas and Fox Jaws. Her addition to the band adds an extra edge, highlighting a clear sonic evolution. A shift in the band’s line-up has opened up new possibilities, swapping electric guitars and amped up instrumentation for the laid back, folk-flavored sound they favored in the past. “In truth this is an entirely new band,” bassist Caleb Summeril explains. “With Carleigh coming on board, we’ve literally made a fresh start.”

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Poco

Poco

Pioneers of the country-rock sound that soared out of California in the late sixties and early seventies, Poco was founded by Richie Furay, Jim Messina, and Rusty Young, a trio whose lifetime musical journey began while working on the Buffalo Springfield’s final album, The Last Time Around. With the addition of George Grantham and Randy Meisner, the initial Poco lineup was set. Renowned music critic Robert Hilburn of The Los Angeles Times proclaimed the band as “the next big thing”, and Rolling Stone went so far as to call them “a country-tuned Derek and The Dominos,” giving the band’s 1969 debut, Pickin’ Up The Pieces, a perfect rating. With 45 years, more than 25 albums and thousands of fans behind them, Poco was, is and forever will be the defining voice of country/rock.

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PPL

Pure Prairie League

From their beginnings in Ohio as a group of friends playing cover tunes to the present day unit featuring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, drummer Scott Thompson and guitar ace Donnie Clark, Pure Prairie League continues to embellish the rich 44-year history of one of country rock’s pioneering forces. As one reviewer recently wrote, “PPL’s sound combines sweet memories with edgy, contemporary muscle. Their vocals are as strong as Kentucky moonshine and the musicianship and performance skills are as sharp as a straight razor."

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PPL

Quebe Sisters

When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most. After more than a decade of travelling the U.S. and the world, and recording three acclaimed albums, Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe are pros in a variety of genres, and count many famous musicians among their biggest boosters.

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RWB

Red Wanting Blue

Led by singer-songwriter Scott Terry, Red Wanting Blue is proudly based in Columbus, Ohio, but could be America’s local band. For years, the group has gone about logging thousands of miles on the road throughout the nation’s heartland, making fans the hard way – one at a time. With the aid of positive word of mouth and an unwavering perseverance, Red Wanting Blue has established a devoted following in and around the Midwest where the band regularly fills clubs reserved for bigger names.

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Tim Mahoney

Tim Mahoney

Twin Cities based singer, songwriter and performing musician Tim Mahoney knows firsthand what it’s like to prepare for auditioning for reality TV shows. He was a contestant on CBS’s INXS: Rock Star in 2006 and was on the inaugural season of the hit NBC reality show The Voice. He's been a full-time performing musician for a decade and a half and his most recent album, Shine Through, is chock full of the melodic pop/rock Mahoney has become known for.

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Todd Adelman

Todd Adelman

Colorado singer-songwriter Todd Adelman has perfected a mix of heartfelt roots-based musical storytelling that draws inspiration from such iconic references as Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, Jerry Jeff Walker, Townes Van Zandt and Robert Earl Keen. On his upcoming release, Time Will Tell (May 12), Adelman’s sixth full length album, he and his band The Country Mile enlisted Jeff Finlin to help produce the effort. “Though I named the album and wrote these songs a few years back, they are more pertinent than ever given the current state of affairs,” he said. “This record straddles the line of looking at the past, questioning the present, and hoping for the future.”

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Tropidelic

Tropidelic

Tropidelic formed along the banks of the Cuyahoga River in murky Kent, Ohio in 2008. Fast-forward almost nine years, the band has undergone a few massive makeovers – from relocations to member changes, Tropidelic has come a long way in a short time. Currently based in Cleveland Heights, they’ve been touring and recording incessantly and later this year will release their latest work, “Heavy Is The Head.”

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The Two Tracks

The Two Tracks

Americana covers a broad spectrum of music these days, and it’s easy to get lost in trying to define its particular parameters. However, if one was to determine an overreaching definition, then it’s best to describe it as music that reverberates with heart-felt emotion, songs that come from the soul and speak to the listener with honesty, conviction and integrity. If that’s the case -- and indeed, it should be -- then The Two Tracks, a band based out of Sheridan Wyoming clearly fits the bill. Their forthcoming album, Postcard Town (self-release, May 19) further affirms the promise and determination shown on their eponymous debut, which No Depression described as “creating an instant connection...in truth there’s not a single offering here that doesn’t engage the listener practically from the get go.” Postcard Town continues this trajectory and confirms, both in songwriting and delivery, that this enticing new ensemble has something special to offer.

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Will Kimbrough

Will Kimbrough

Think of Will Kimbrough as the Sherlock Holmes of songwriting — a sharp-eyed observer of humanity who notes every detail and spares nothing in his analysis. His new case study is Sideshow Love, a dozen songs that play out like a collection of smartly crafted short stories, laden with generous melodies and arrangements that balance virtuoso playing with just the right amount of space to let each of the characters within them breathe.

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We write and circulate press releases, service new album releases to media outlets, write or aid in writing bios, and send tour alerts. We also solicit features, interviews, calendar items and more to radio, TV and media contacts and provide detailed reporting to clients.

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