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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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Ben Rabb

Ben Rabb

What does it mean to be with someone yet be alone – this is the question singer-songwriter Ben Rabb finds new ways to answer on the opening track of his sophomore EP, Feel Me Fall. Influenced as much by his relationship to Los Angeles, the sprawling city he now calls home, as to how he feels about the people along for the ride with him, the record finds new hope in overcoming the most current of conditions - isolation. “My wife and I got married, and the following day we moved to LA,” he says of the impetus behind the record. “The pace of California has definitely affected my writing process.”

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Bill Toms

Bill Toms

While it’s hard to put a finger on any one sound that defines “American music,” the compositions of Bill Toms are as close a template as any. The Pittsburgh native, along with his band Hard Rain, delivers a sound that takes the greatest of America’s most beloved genres and melds them into a poetic representation of the best the country has to offer. With his ninth full-length studio release, Good For My Soul, Toms channels a foot-stomping, wall-shaking blend of soul, blues, gospel, and rock vibes, all brought together with his lyrical specialty -- stories of everyday men and women doing their best to stay ahead while still managing to keep a dream or two in their heads.

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Bob Bradshaw

Bob Bradshaw

American Echoes is a title 25 years in the making. The set marks Bob Bradshaw’s seventh studio recording, and is a tribute to the time this Irish-born singer/songwriter has spent absorbing the music of his adopted home, the United States. Drawing from classic American genres ranging from country and folk to bluegrass and the blues, the twelve original compositions on American Echoes spin tales of the dreamers and pickers; the losers, poets, and sinners Bradshaw has encountered on his journeys across the nation’s landscape.

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Brian Lisik

Brian Lisik

Brian Lisik and the Unfortunates latest offering, We’re Sorry… begins with a musical mistake, as the band counts off the Stones-y opening track “Hey Zelienople!” - three times - and ends with an apology, in the form of a one-off acoustic singalong more akin to a boatload of drunken sailors than a modern pop-rock band. In between, the album’s 13 tracks drip with the type of unrepentant rock that proves pop music still can be fun and dangerous.

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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: Curtis Stigers, Dianne Reeves, Doyle Bramhall II, Eliane Elias, Esperanza Spalding, Hiromi, Jamison Ross, Javier Colon, Jazzmeia Horn, John Pizzarelli, Jonny Lang, Kristin Chenoweth, Lee Ritenour, Lizz Wright, Marquis Hill, Melissa Etheridge, Mike Stern, Peter White, Peter Wolf, Postmodern Jukebox, 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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Darcy Malone

Darcy Malone and The Tangle

Big Easy soulful indie rockers, Darcy Malone and The Tangle’s latest release is a four track EP called Make Me Over, which features their new single “Time To Be Free.” The record is a fresher and bolder continuation of their bigger than life sound, which was first heard last year when they released their debut album, Still Life. Once again, the band effectively combines their eclectic influences of New Orleans funk, soul, pop and rock into four distinct and catchy songs recorded at legendary Louisiana recording mecca Studio In The Country.

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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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Emily Mure

Emily Mure

New York City native Emily Mure has journeyed from playing concert halls as a classically trained oboist to busking as a singer-songwriter on the streets of Ireland. Her third album, Worth, brings together all of her rich experiences as a musical traveler, spotlighting both her technical ability and gift for vulnerable, heartfelt songwriting. Recorded last winter at Dimension Sound Studios in Jamaica Plain, Mass., Worth blends Mure’s clear vocals with a variety of instruments – including strings, piano, organ, and ukulele. It also takes listeners through a complex collection of themes that aren’t always easy to mine, such as coping with anxiety, saying goodbye to one’s hometown, and learning to cultivate self-acceptance.

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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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Freeway Revival

The Freeway Revival

What’s in a name? Sometimes nothing, and sometimes everything. In the case of The Freeway Revival, the latter certainly seems to ring true. Theirs is music that was born from the energy and the spirit that comes from a life spent on the road, and the packed tour schedule they have maintained since their inception has strengthened their sound- a healthy mix of guitar driven soul and rock n roll with a flare of psychedelic, complimented by four part vocal harmonies.

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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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Monocle Band

Monocle Band

The magic of the western United States. The mysticism of Colorado. The richness of the Americana-folk music scene. Boulder-based quintet Monocle Band takes all of these influences, and combines them into a sonic destination – sweeping fans into a storied journey through bluegrass, roots rock, and beyond. With the new album The Clearing—their second full-length overall, which is set for release on Friday, October 20—the band is accomplishing the goal of staying true to its established bluegrass and folk roots, while opening the door up to more diverse influences.

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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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The Railsplitters

The Railsplitters

Already an award-winning band on the bluegrass circuit, The Railsplitters explore new ground with Jump In, a wide-ranging Americana album that solidifies the group's reputation as an unconventional string band. Formed in the Rocky Mountain foothills by a coed group of songwriters and instrumentalists, the Railsplitters have always pushed the boundaries of acoustic roots music. Jump In finds them building upon the progressive sound of their 2015 release, The Faster It Goes, whose accompanying tour found the band playing shows in America, Canada, and Europe, including the Shetland Folk Festival in Scotland. They listened to a broad range of music — including classic country, hip-hop, bluegrass and salsa — during the long drives from show to show, allowing those sounds to seep into their songwriting along the way.

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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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Sarah Lou Richards

Sarah Lou Richards

Mixing the bright melodies of pop music with the texture, twang, and storytelling narratives of Americana music, Sarah Lou Richards expands her sound with this year's Someone Who Gets Me. Shaped by the highway miles, personal experiences and life changes that have unfolded since her previous release — 2014's The Woman Behind the Curtain, whose track list featured the production talents and vocal harmonies of Gary Nichols, front man of Grammy award winning bluegrass act The SteelDrivers, Someone Who Gets Me finds Richards making the biggest, boldest music of her career.

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Stew Cutler

Stew Cutler

New York City native Stew Cutler has never cared much for limiting his musical style. Whether as a master guitarist, producer, composer, or sideman playing with some of the greatest in the land, Cutler chooses to mix up jazz, soul, funk, and blues without care for any particular label. On his sixth album, Every Sunday Night, Cutler continues in the vein of creating music utilizing that sense of freedom, taking a serendipitous route following an idea he’d had brewing in his mind for a while: namely, the documentation of a treasured weekly residency.

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Thor Platter

Thor Platter

Cleveland singer-songwriter Thor Platter is a loyal purveyor of Americana music for many reasons. "The tradition and history of American music have influenced me my entire life; it encompasses many sounds and styles from many different eras," he explains. "Above all, it is just good music to your ears." With his new album Take Time, set for release October 27, Platter is setting out to showcase his mastery of the genre, as well as capture the energy, spirit, and infectious harmonies of his live shows.

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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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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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