Freekbass, hailed by the legendary Bootsy Collins as “the new spiritual warrior for the funk,” has served up his new album All The Way This. All The Way That. on the exciting new Color Red imprint out now. He is taking the new album on tour kicking off with the opening performance at the Cincinnati Reds’ game on August 5th. The tour will take the funk guru all over the Eastcoast and mid-west. Check out the tour dates here and below.
Joan Shelley announces that her new album Like The River Loves The Sea will be released August 30th on No Quarter Records. Accompanying the announcement, Shelley offers a second song from the record “Cycle,” after “Coming Down For You” earned accolades from The New York Times, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, UPROXX, and others last month.
If you are familiar with The Royal Hounds then you know that they play quirky, in-your-face, roots rock and roll driven by a wild front man with a stand-up bass. You can now add to that tagline, “And a Brazilian kid who can play guitar like Brent Mason and Johnny Hiland.”
Earlier this spring, The Brother Brothers partnered up with old friends — folk darling Sarah Jarosz and bassist Jeff Picker — at a house in Nashville to create a stunning rendition of “Colorado,” taken from The Brother Brothers’ debut album SOME PEOPLE I KNOW out now on Compass Records. Intimate acoustics and three-part harmonies demonstrate the striking talent of these musicians. Today, Billboard premiered the “stirring” performance, calling it “a gentle, winsome elegy.”
Neo-traditional honky-tonker Chuck Mead serves up a Memphis-spiced hardcore country platter with Close to Home, due for release on June 21, 2019. The 11-track collection, on Nashville independent label Plowboy Records, is the follow-up to Mead’s first Plowboy release, 2015’s Free State Serenade. Recorded at the historic Sam Phillips Recording Studios in Memphis, Tenn., the album was produced by acclaimed Memphis recording engineer and producer Matt Ross-Spang.
Jason Ringenberg was born and raised on an Illinois hog farm that bordered the Rock Island Line Railroad. When he left for Nashville on 4th July 4, 1981, to pursue his dream of “making a band that could kick American roots music into the modern age!” little did he know just how far that kick would go. He immediately formed Jason & The Scorchers and never looked back.
With the sounds of classic songwriting in their music and the future in their sights, The Farmer & Adele are reimaging the modern cowboy/cowgirl while respecting its beginnings. Based out of Nashville, TN, The Farmer & Adele – led by Grace Adele and Keenan Wade – leads the pack of a new wave of musicians revitalizing western swing music. With a star-studded record, award nominations and their own morning radio show, The Farmer & Adele are a one-two punch of classic meets modern.