“You can hurt and still feel lucky,” Ben Danaher sings on the title track of his deeply personal debut album, ‘Still Feel Lucky.’ Coming from any other songwriter, it might sound like a simple platitude, but in Danaher’s hands, it’s something far more profound, a moment of true enlightenment in the face of unimaginable tragedy.
Cox’s Army is a bluegrass band that performs classic and original material in the traditional style. Founded in 2016, the band is led by ‘Cousin’ Chuck Cox (Guitar, Lead Vocal) and features Laird Patten (Banjo), Jeff Burke (Mandolin, Baritone Vocal), and Jack Campbell (Bass, Tenor Vocal). The band keeps things traditional and acoustic, but believes that there is plenty of room for new material and innovation within that style.
Country singer-songwriter Dallas Moore releases his cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Lodi,” the third and final single off Moore’s upcoming album Tryin’ To Be A Blessing, out on October 4 via Sol Records.
Smooth Hound Smith – husband-and-wife duo Zack Smith and Caitlin Doyle-Smith – recently released Dog In A Manger via Tone Tree. The reflective third album came about after the sudden passing of Zack’s father from a rapid illness. The results channel deep emotion into arrangements that somehow feel at once timeless and immediate.
Never Look Away, the 9th album from Daniel Martin Moore, finds the artist expanding, experimenting, and having fun in the studio. Co-produced by multi-instrumentalist Seth Kauffman, the recordings are candid, unfussed-over, and full of energy and light. “Seth is a wonder. I’ve admired his work for years, and it was a joy to bring this batch of songs to life with him,” said DMM. Kauffman is best-known for being the man-behind-the-band Floating Action, playing nearly all of the instruments, producing, recording, and mixing the albums himself. (In his spare time, he plays on the albums and in the touring bands of Jim James, Ray Lamontagne, and many others.)