New American Farmers and Susie Glaze & The HiLonesome Band reviewed in the #25 issue of M Music & Musicians Magazine-on the stands soon and through May 21st!
"If Susie Glaze were a newscaster, this crazy world would be a lot easier to take. On grisly murder ballads and carefree romps alike, the Tennesse native sings smooth and sweet, her voice like buttermilk…Wherever Glaze goes her band is right there with her, providing impeccable acoustic instrumentation and sometimes handling lead vocals. The presentation is as seamless as the songs are engaging."-M Music
Brand New Day:
"Paul Knowles and Nicole Storto don't need help--these insightful folkie rockers hold a mirror to Americana as well as anyone-but Tom Waits trumpeter Ara Anderson and the Real Vocal String Quartet drop by anyway, making this rich and unique disc that much stronger."-M Music
Nocona is unveiling their new video "Brimstone" off of their forthcoming self-titled album this Saturday, March 23rd in Los Angeles, CA. The video was directed, edited, and photographed by Jonathan Nowak jonathannowak.tv/work/ and the director of photography was Daron Keet. The video was shot in the San Gabriel Mountains above Altadena, CA. The music video screening event will take place at R Bar on March 23rd and will kick off at 9pm with a showing of the video on a large screen followed by a performance from Nocona and ending with a performance from guest musician, Rod Melancon. More info on the event: www.facebook.com/events/273469526116194/
You can catch up to the band at Independent's Day Radio where they talk music, marriage and parenting with host, Joe Armstrong and even play a few songs! www.indepday.com/episodes.html
The Grateful Dead picked Rich Mahan's video of "Loose Lucy" to be the first profile they did for the Dead Covers Project! Click through to read the interview at dead.net... This was just included in the March Grateful Dead newsletter! http://www.dead.net/features/dead-covers-project-profiles-rich-mahan-cocktail-heroes
Old Californio back in the studio rehearsing new songs for their next album!
Old Californio back in the studio rehearsing new songs for their next album!
YOU CAN QUOTE ME:
RICH MAHAN--BLAME BOBBY BARE
Rich Mahan chats with The Americana Music Show: www.americanamusicshow.com/rich-mahan/
" Blame Bobby Bare should be listened to just a little more on the loud side. The two other elements that might enhance the listening experience are a boatload of beer and a bottle of tequila. The songs are upbeat and the lyrics are witty and to the point. I liked the story behind the album title and rather than spoil it, I think I’ll let you pick up the CD on your own to find out what I’m talking about. You can’t listen to this music and not put a smile on your face" --Americana Gazette
"I can’t wait to hear more from Mahan. He’s got the vocal chops, the writing, and the humor to pull them off. Take a listen to this, you’re going to love it!"--Music News Nashville
"Rich Mahan’s solo debut Blame Bobby Bare is fun and sometimes just goofy (“Mama Found My Bong,” “Rehab’s For Quitters”), but it’s the soulful “Favorite Shirt” with back-up vocals from Bekka Bramlett that will stick with you."--Sun 209
DAVE ARMO-POETS ON THE WALL
Dave Armo hitting the airwaves in Europe! Heavy play on Dollard Radio, ISA Radio France, Roots Revival, ZuidWest FM and Peelgrass Radio!
"(A) literary type singer/songwriter, Armo isn’t aiming for the masses so much as aiming for the heart…Armo is a reservoir of thoughts and feelings that many often look to others to articulate."--Midwest Record
" Should be called David HEART-O, because the emotions, poetics, and soul he's carrying into his music is more than an armful!"--Roctober Magazine
"...very very good discovery ... good songs , super sound, voice and melodies , the musical arrangements are really superb...the californian school in a way ...his music is just beautiful."--Mike Penard, ISA Radio
"Inspired by literature, his lyrics are like novels put to music. He produces such melodic and full songs and sings them with grace, compassion and humor when appropriate…A good example of Independent songwriting"--Keys and Chords
SUSIE GLAZE AND THE HILONESOME BAND--WHITE SWAN JUST RELEASED ON MARCH 19TH!
"They’re a band who could be the next bright stars of the roots music-folk-Americana world. This new album could be the launch vehicle that does that for them."--Acoustic Americana
"Once again, Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band have surpassed themselves. In their new, fourth album, White Swan, the celebrated newgrass group stretches the boundaries of their folk/bluegrass/mountain music roots to achieve a fusion of sound that is at once traditional and wonderfully fresh...this is one gorgeous album – the “best yet” for a group that has long enjoyed critical acclaim."--Folkworks
"These artists have a performance chemistry that works, with tight arrangements of fiddle, mandolin, guitar and upright bass, and Glaze’s authentic Appalachian voice – by way of Southern California – is icing on their musical confection. The Ernest Troost song, “Evangeline,” allows her an opportunity to show more ache and tenderness in her confident holler style, and she sings in downright shades of Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention, Fotheringay) on the dulcimer-and-fiddle traditional English/Irish folk ballad “Fair Ellender.”--Music News Nashville
NEW AMERICAN FARMERS--BRAND NEW DAY
New American Farmers "Brand New Day" gets a top pick by Babysue Music Review!
"Unlike so much modern music that is canned and homogenized, the songs on Brand New Day are fresh, sincere, reflective, and real. On the band's web site, Knowles says "We don t have all the answers, or maybe even any, but we have to ask the questions." If that's not the right attitude, we don't know what is. Nice open arrangements, wonderfully warm vocals, smart melodies, and perceptive lyrics...it all adds up to one cool damn listening experience."
"Brand New Day, the upcoming debut release under the band’s new nom de plume, weaves tales of lives adrift in a new reality, all set atop a superb Americana soundtrack. Good And Sober, perhaps my favorite NAF song of the album, weighs in on the revelation for why it’s finally time to find a cure, “when I was a boy each day was a gift, and I want to unwrap them again.” Everywhere, the competing nomination to Good And Sober, is a lighthearted, jangly romp featuring Gene Parsons on banjo that clearly invokes his Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers heritage…I also have to point out there are several sweet, sweet injections of trumpet from Nicole Storto…"-Twangville
"If beneficial for everyone thinking like that appeals to you, the performances on Brand New Day will be equally appealing. Knowles and Storto’s lyrics encourage the listener not to fall for the commercialism and materialism of our world today. Proclaiming the joys of a simpler way of living, the lyrics are fed by the twirling trumpeting of Ara Anderson, Dave Zirbel’s wailing and winding pedal steel, Gene Parson’s rollicking banjo, Dave Walker’s work on the slide guitar and The Real Vocal String Quartet’s ethereal echoes, bring the lyrics from words to wisdom."--Grateful Web
GRANT LANGSTON-WORKING UNTIL I DIE
Grant Langston #9 on the Roots Music Report True Country chart for the week of March 7th!
"Working Until I Die is a collection of honky tonk songs that evoke the spirit of some timeless Western singers (Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson) and a few of the recent greats (Dwight Yoakam, Randy Travis, George Strait, and even Willie again). I said “the spirit,” not the voices. There’s a fiesty, witty, independent streak to Grant Langston that ensures he is nobody’s musical clone." -Parcbench
"Grant Langston is a Los Angeles based country-rocker who’s just put out a new album after many years called Working Until I Die. It’s got a great blend of high energy foot stompers, a few tear jerkers, and yeah, a little bit of that Bakersfield sound here and there. I’m adding “I Fall For It Every Time,” “Try Me,” and “Honky Tonk Special” to rotation."--Americana Music Show
"Working Until I Die is the latest effort from Alabama native, real-deal, homespun Urban Cowboy, Grant Langston. Delivering genuine tales of heartache, hard-times, hard-work and honky-tonk, Langston proves to be LA’s own Poet of the Common Man, singing “for the Rednecks as Hollywood drunkards cry out for more.”'-Turnstyled Junkpiled
"On Singer-Songwriter, Grant Langston's new album Working Until I Die there are rollicking Honky Tonk tunes, Alt-country workouts and sweet Ballads--all of it steeped in the West Coast-styled Country of Langston's own heroes. Working Until I Die is even more impressive thanks to Langston's top-notch vocals and excellent work on the guitar, piano and mandolin."--Robert Kinsler, Desert Star Weekly
TED RUSSELL KAMP--NIGHT OWL
"Wistful, raspy vocal and engaging lyrics. Recommended listening."-- Robert K. Oermann at MusicRow.com
"The Laurel Canyon mythos rings true throughout this Americana set. This is definitely California desert country with the top down. With his gritty self styled voice. Like Bob Dylan’s Nashville recordings (or the) soulful country tracks that came out of Muscle Shoals.Ted Russell Kamp pays tribute to a lot of American music heroes (while) weaving gravitas throughout this song cycle."
-- Dan Harr at musicnewsnashville.com
"If only Nashville was pumping out country songs with that kind of understated pathos ... another fine set of melodic country rock tunes on Night Owl. infused with warm soul ... with a grace and plainspoken honesty. Modesty and an unwillingness to play games likely prevent Kamp from getting the acclaim he deserves. Don’t let the heartfelt, soulful music suffusing Night Owl pass you by."
-- Michael Toland The Big Takeover
"Terrific. Ted is a star on the rise...in the tradition of great troubadours like Guy Clark...an impressive record."-- No Depression, USA