GUITAR TOM AND THE HIGH CATSEvelina (S) Guitar Tom And The Highcats är vår senaste signing på rockabillysidan. Det tog oss inte 10 minuter att bestämma oss för att satsa på det här bandet när vi fick deras låtar.
De är otroligt drivna i bandet och produktionen är otroligt bra och signerad Erik Mårtensson som normalt sett sjunger i melodiösa hårdrocksbandet Eclipse. Ett band han även producerar. Erik har producerat många band melodiösa rockplattor de senaste år med exempelvis H.E.A.T och Dynazty som bara två exempel. Att han producerar GT&THC beror delvis på att de bor nära varandra och att grabbarna ville använda hans studio och dels för att Erik tyckte de lät jäkligt bra och ville prova på att producera något annat.
Detta har gjort att Guitar Toms sound är modernt och fräscht med en lite tyngd som gör att de sticker ut på rockabillyscenen
MATS RONANDERKlubbrock (S) För många generationer musiklyssnare är han synonym med svensk elektrisk rockblues med sväng och svärta. Med nya singeln ”Klubbrock” och albumet ”Malla motell” som kommer 22 nov, ställer sig ”Malla” bergfast i nuet, samtidigt som han sublimt summerar allt det han står för efter åren i Nature, som soloartist och som gitarrist med åtskilliga av blågula giganter som ABBA och Lundell.
”Malla motell” blir Mats Ronanders första studioalbum sedan 2001, det är värt all väntan. ”Klubbrock” är skriven av Ronander ihop med Henrik Jansson, som producerade ”Malla” på 80-talet i album som ”Tokig” och ”50/50”. Jansson är även producent, tillsammans med Max Lorentz, som i sin tur producerade Mats i 90-talssuccéer som ”Himlen gråter för Elmore James”. Duon står även för ljudregin av övriga ”Malla motell”.
På albumet knyts historien ihop än tydligare genom att Ronander-bekanta musiker som Åke Sundqvist (trummor) och Nalle Påhlsson (bas) finns med. Liksom Lasse Wellander, som ofta kamperat med Ronander sedan barndomens Nature från Örebro - så kommer även 70-talet med.
Men ”Malla motell” smeker sig också skickligt in i nutid. På albumet finns exempelvis två samarbeten med Mauro Scocco, låten ”Luft under vingarna” respektive Scocco/Malla-duetten ”Solsken efter regn.”
Datum: 2019-10-11 Label: Warner Music Sweden  ISRC: SEPQA1900140 Releasedatum:
MARTI BROM & HER RANCHO NOTORIOUSMidnight Bus (A) Enviken Records are proud to bring the carismatic singer Marti Brom’s new album to the world, an album filled with her eclectic mixture of American roots music.
Be it Country, Rockabilly or Blues – she excels no matter what.
She’s been elected female singer of the year in American Roots Music, female singer in the Rockabilly category at the Ameripolitan Awards and also an inductee at the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame.
In 2013 she toured Sweden and made such a strong connection with the Swedish guys backing her up that she decided to start recording a new album here at the Enviken studio with them.
Subsquentely she also decided to name this new constellation “Marti Brom & Her Rancho Notorious” to really make a mark that this is a new thing she’s taking to town.
Fans of Marti Brom will not be disappointed as this is Americana at it’s best!
To celebrate the release “Marti Brom & Her Rancho Notorious” will make a 16gig 7 10 country tour of Europe during September!
Have a great weekend!
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARSUp and Rolling (A) North Mississippi Allstars are set to return with Up and Rolling on October 4th via New West Records. The 12-song set was produced by Luther and Cody Dickinson and recorded at The Zebra Ranch, their family studio established by their father, the legendary Jim Dickinson in Independence, MS. The album also features guest appearances from Mavis Staples, Jason Isbell, Cedric Burnside, Duane Betts, and Sharde Thomas. Up and Rolling finds North Mississippi Allstars getting back to their roots and recapturing the communal spirit upon which the band was founded.
The album includes “What You Gonna Do?” featuring Mavis Staples. The song originally appeared on The Staples Singers’ essential 1965 album Freedom Highway. Luther Dickinson says, “Freedom Highway became one of the records that changed my life. Pulled from my father’s record collection, this music recorded live in a Chicago church, transported me into a live church service with The Staples Singers with drums and bass! This did not sound like my grandmother’s Baptist church. This gospel was so beautiful, yet funky. ‘What You Gonna Do?’ is the bluest gospel song I have ever heard.”
A forgotten roll of film inspired a musical accompaniment, the North Mississippi Allstars’ new record Up and Rolling. Shot before the turn of the century, the photographs resonate with the music of four families from the Mississippi hills. The music "is the sound of modern Mississippi," says Luther Dickinson.
In 1996, a photographer from Texas, Wyatt McSpadden, traveled to North Mississippi looking to photograph local musicians. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson had grown up just south of Memphis and cut their teeth playing experimental rock & roll together, as well as the roots repertoire pioneered by their father, Jim Dickinson, a legendary producer (Big Star, the Replacements) and session player (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan). Their feet were firmly planted in the North Mississippi mud and music scene, and they were excited to show Wyatt around their community, to introduce him to the musical families of Otha Turner, RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. “Wyatt was so smooth nobody felt he was taking photos,” Luther recalls. “No one was self-conscious or posing. Wyatt had a cloak of invisibility.”
A month after McSpadden took those photos, the newly formed North Mississippi Allstars made their Memphis debut, incorporating their father’s concept of roots music as a framework for improvisation and blending experimental/psychedelic excursions into Hill Country anthems. In just a few short years, their lives would then be forever changed with the release of their debut album Shake Hands with Shorty in 2000. They wouldn’t see most of the photos for over two decades until McSpadden tracked the brothers down in 2017. Luther says, “The images stopped me in my tracks and blew my mind. The music that changed our lives was captured in these photographs. Cody and I wanted to set the music free and record an album to accompany these photographs illustrating what Mississippi music sounded like in 1996 - and what it sounds like now.” Up and Rolling takes listeners on a tour of this vibrant and rural community: through the hills and along the back roads to Otha’s home, to Junior Kimbrough’s nightclub, and RL Burnside's house parties.
Along with their originals, they covered some of their favorite songs by these local heroes, with help from Cedric Burnside and Sharde Thomas, Otha Turner’s granddaughter. “She was only a child when she became his apprentice and heir to the bamboo throne of fife and drum music,” says Luther. “Now she’s the Queen of the Hill Country and my favorite singing partner.” In addition to duetting with him on RL Burnside’s raunchy “Peaches,” she also sings with Luther on Otha’s “Call That Gone.”
Mavis Staples keeps NMA marching on the freedom highway, singing on her family’s classic "What You Gonna Do?”. Jason Isbell appears on a tune that has been in the Dickinson family for years: “Our father recorded ‘Mean Old World’ with Duane Allman and Eric Clapton during the Layla sessions. Jason invited me to record an acoustic, slide guitar duo version. Cody came up with the new arrangement and wanted to record an electric version with Jason and Duane Betts, using ‘Mean Old World’ as a vehicle to lay down an epic statement about modern-day roots rock guitar.”
Luther hopes, “the boogie is rooted, but spreads evasively from the kudzu jungle grown-over Junior’s concrete slab and Otha’s porch boards through the Zebra Ranch’s razor wire chain link fence. Transcending time and space, the music reaches out into the dark of night like the wisteria vine, looking for free-hearted souls to latch onto and wedge into the foundations of hate, slowly tearing down walls a generation at a time.”
In 23 years, North Mississippi Allstars have released ten acclaimed studio albums, three of which were nominated for Grammy Awards in the Blues Album of the Year category. Luther Dickinson has also garnered another four Grammy Award nominations in various categories as well. They have also shared stages with Robert Plant, Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin, John Hiatt among many others
Datum: 2019-09-05 Label: New West Records  ISRC:Releasedatum: 2019-10-04
OWE THÖRNQVISTOwe 90 (A) Vill göra er uppmärksamma på att legendaren Owe Thörnqvist släppt ny skiva i samband med att han fyllde 90 häromsistens. Den innehåller nya låtar om starr och om att leka cowboys för 80 år sedan i Uppsala och tidigare outgivna godbitar från SR’s arkiv samt Owes första inspelning från 1952.
Med fonogrammet följer en generös booklet med tidigare opublicerade bilder och texter om låtarna.
SKAGEGris Gris (S) Gris Gris (/ ?gree?gree? /) Is SKAGE's debut single released digitally August 23. 2019.
Guitarist Arne Skage aka SKAGE is a veteran of the blues / roots / americana scene in Norway.
As a musician from Eriksen's heyday and almost 30 years as Norways “Mr Blues” Reidar Larsen's right hand man, Skage's distinctive slide guitar has been heard on hits and stages i scandivnavia since 1990. In resent years Skage has produced records in New Orleans , 2015 earning a norwegian grammy nomination for Joe Rusi-s album "who I am " , working with people like John Papa Gros, George Porter Jr. Mark Mullins, Johnny Vidacovich, Doug Belote etc.
Now, for the first time, he releases new music under his own name.
Skage's love for Louisiana's music and culture shines through on the first song from the upcoming album. The song mixes New Orleans street beat drumming with Swampy cajun accordion and scorching slide guitar
The song features , Terence Higgins (from Dirty Dozen Brass band / Warren Haynes / Don Was / Ani Difranco / Jon Cleary http://www.terencehigginsmusic.com/) on drums, Steve Conn (Sonny Landreth www.steveconnmusic.com) on cajun accordion and songwriter and singerLeslie Blackshear Smith (https://www.onlyleslie504.com/) on background vocals.
LITTLE CEASAR AND THE CONSULSThe music of my World (A) It was Toronto 1956 when a group of five young musicians joined forces and formed what has become the legendary, long-standing “Little Caesar and the Consuls”. They were one of Toronto’s earliest rock and roll bands.
Major recording success during the 1960’s landed the band several Canadian hits with “My Girl Sloopy”, “If I Found a New Girl” and the signature hit from Smokey Robinson “You Really Got a Hold on Me”. This opened many doors for the band with appearances with The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, Del Shannon, Lovin’ Spoonful, The Hollies and the Dave Clark Five to name a few.
Once in a while you will hear a refreshing new song on the radio that perks you up, lifts your spirits and just makes your day. That’s exactly what we hope will happen when you listen to “The Music of My World” cutting through your speakers. The song is an appealing blend of words and music that will rekindle memories for fans from years past and introduce new listeners to the sound of a band legendary since 1956.
Little Caesar and the Consuls continue to delight audiences wherever they perform and have yet to reach the finish line of their musical journey
MIKE TEARDROP TRIOTill the dawn (A) Finally it is time for more Countryfied Rockabilly from Swedens own Mike Teardrop Trio!
Their debut album "Hangin' Around" was a great success and put the band on the map, now we are proud to present their sophomore album "Till The Dawn"
With a driving Slap-bass, great harmonies and a touch of good ol´Country music in there somewhere they have formed a sound not present in many bands today and it is evident that they fill a void out there.
During the vinter of 2019 they entered the studio here in Enviken/Sweden and started recording new songs, according to the reactions so far it looks like they’ve got a winner!
They have picked songs from classic 50’s artists aswell as contemporary bands such as The Barnshakers, Di Maggio Bros and The Nu-Niles, and on top of that we also get 5 original songs.
This a very strong album that will appeal to lovers of both Rockabilly and Country.
Mike Teardrop had played bass with various bands on the Swedish circuit, although he had all along nurtured a dream to sing and front his own band for some time, so when teaming up with Rasmus Andersson on guitar and Henrik Ulander on drums there were no stopping and his dream come true.
And for that we are truly grateful!
We are proud to present their sophomore album "Till The Dawn" that will be released in the US on June 28:th 2019!
JOHNNY WINTER3rd degree (A) Johnny Winter is an American music legend. Since his first appearance on the pages of Rolling Stone in 1968, Johnny has epitomized the fiery and flamboyant rock and roll guitar hero. Yet Johnny has continually returned to the blues roots from which his music sprang. Between 1968 and 1980, he cut fifteen albums that define the blues-rock form, ranging from the raw power of Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo to the subtlety of acoustic Delta blues. In 1984 Johnny signed with Alligator Records, where his guitar, vocal and interpretive abilities were given a thriving environment. His three critically acclaimed Alligator releases, two of which received Grammy nominations, solidified Johnny's presence as one of the top blues artists in the world.
Johnny's storied career began when he was fourteen years old. He and keyboard-wizard brother Edgar formed Johnny and the Jammers in their home town of Beaumont, Texas. With their supercharged blues-rock, Johnny and the Jammers became a local phenomenon, winning talent shows and eventually landing a recording contract with the Dart label. Their first single, “Schoolboy Blues,” was released when Johnny was only fifteen. With the exception of a brief stint in Chicago in the early '60s, Johnny was a regular in the Houston and Beaumont recording studios, cutting dozens of tunes as both a leader and sideman. When he wasn't in the studio, he was playing club gigs or sitting in with touring blues artists like B. B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland and earning a word-of-mouth reputation on the "chitlin' circuit."
In early 1968, Johnny formed a trio with Tommy Shannon on bass (later with Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble) and Uncle John Turner on drums. In their quest for gigs, the trio was turned down by dozens of clubs, most of which were simply unwilling to hire a hard blues band. Finally, they won a berth at Austin's Vulcan Gas Company. They were drawing good crowds, but the only recording break they could muster was with Bill Josey, a local entrepreneur who cut them on some portable equipment (these tapes later appeared on Imperial Records as The Progressive Blues Experiment). Discouraged, Johnny packed it up and went to England. "We had just cut the sides that Imperial Records would later release on album," he recalls. "I had gone over to England and I had the idea of moving the whole band there. When I came back, an article had come out about me in Rolling Stone, and every major label was phoning."
Johnny soon signed to Columbia in the much publicized "million dollar" deal. (Though the exact figures were never disclosed, Johnny's contract was reputed to be the most lucrative record deal cut up to that time). He was hailed in the national press as America's contender to win back the crown of "guitar king" from Britain's Clapton, Page and Beck.
Johnny cut four classic albums with Columbia, including the essential hard rock landmark, Johnny Winter And Live, his best-selling album ever. In 1974 he began a relationship with Blue Sky, a CBS-distributed label founded by manager Steve Paul. Not only did Johnny release four solo albums for Blue Sky, but he was also afforded the opportunity to produce several Muddy Waters albums. Two of those albums, Hard Again and the following Muddy LP, I'm Ready, won Grammy Awards. "Working with Muddy made me feel people were finally realizing that I'm not faking, and can really play blues," Johnny says. ''I felt I'd established myself."
After a four-year recording hiatus, Johnny joined the Alligator Records family in 1984. His desire to record nothing but authentic blues made for a perfect fit. When Johnny released Guitar Slinger later that year, it was widely hailed as his best (and bluesiest) album ever; it charted in both Billboard and Cashbox as well as earning a Grammy nomination. The next year, Johnny followed up Guitar Slinger with Serious Business. The powerhouse album won Johnny his second Grammy nomination with Alligator Records. Third Degree, his final Alligator release, came out in 1986. The album featured several special guests and an array of blues styles. Original blues cohorts, Tommy Shannon and Uncle John "Red" Turner, as well as Mac "Dr. John'' Rebennack, all made guest appearances. Johnny also played two solo acoustic cuts on the National Steel guitar (the first time he'd played the National in the studio since 1977).
Johnny was living his artistic dream, recording nothing but pure blues. Surprisingly, his Alligator albums earned their way onto rock radio and a video for the song “Don't Take Advantage of Me” played on the fledgling MTV network for over six months. But no matter how much commercial success Johnny's Alligator albums received, they never compromised his commitment to his roots. Johnny had returned to the blues
TOP CATSThe love I wanna feel (S) Fem grymma låtar framförda av fyra grymma killar från Torsby släpptes på Spotify och andra digitala plattformar fredag den 19 april.
"The Love I Wanna Feel" är den andra radiosingeln som släpps i dag tisdag 18/6. Riktig partyrock till midsommarhelgen!
Bakom EP´n finns några av Sveriges bästa låtskrivare, bland andra Peter Kvint och värmlänningen Jimmy Jansson. Radiosingeln "The Love I Wanna Feel" är skriven av Jonas Holmberg. Som om det inte vore nog planerar bandet redan nu sitt nästa släpp, så håll ögonen öppna för EP2 någon gång till hösten/vintern 2019/2020!
Under våren och sommaren ger de sig ut på en rikstäckande Sverigeturné. Bland annat besöker de Uddeholm, Mölndal, Åsele, Årjäng, Kilafors och Stockholm. Se hela spelplanen med datum på www.topcats.se!
JOHN LINDBERG TRIOUnder the moonlight (S) Från den nysläppta EP:n 'Rock & Roll Business' drar John Lindberg Trio igång sommaren med singeln ’Under the Moonlight’. Låten har snabbt blivit en favorit hos alla fans och är redan ett dragplåster på gruppens livegig.
John Lindberg Trios turnépremiär i Avesta den 25 maj fylldes till sista plats med 1500 personer, med en lång kö utanför med besvikna fans som inte fick plats. Dom har även nyss avslutat en 10-dagars turné i Tyskland där de bl.a. gjorde ett utsålt gig i Hamburg för flera hundra personer. Och nu rullar dom vidare vägarna runt hela Sverige.
Sommar, Sol & Rock ’n’ Roll med John Lindberg Trio! (Här hittar ni hela sommarens turnéschema: https://johnlindberg.se/shows/)
Cherry Tess är en av Sveriges mest populära Rockabilly-sångerskor och har fram tills nu sjungit in sina låtar på engelska.
Nu kommer en singel med två spår på svenska. Snyggt producerat med en fot i femtiotalets svenska "schlager" och en fot i rockabillyn.
TT GRACEMary Jane (S) TT Grace är tillbaka med en riktig rockabillyrökare i Mary Jane. Låten är skriven av Dennis Quintero och André Fransson i bandet och är proddad av Karl-Ola Kjellholm som bland annat producerat The Playtones mello-bidrag "The King" och mängder av andra hits åt olika artister och band.
Senaste albumet med TT Grace har streamat över 3 miljoner gånger och inget tyder på att intresset kommer att avta framöver.
Bandet är mer bokat än någonsin tidigare och har mängder av saker på gång
JOHN LINDBERG TRIOOne more Saturday night (S) Den ständigt turnerande trion med John Lindberg i spetsen släppte senast sin jullåt Count the Days (Christmas Time is coming) i december förra året. Nu är de tillbaka med ny singel som är en försmak av den kommande EP'n A Pile of Rock vol. 2 som släpps 14 juni.
Singeln och tillika covern One More Saturday Night är en tolkning av kultbandet Matchbox som spelade in sin version 1982. John själv fastnade tidigt för låten och var på väg att spela in den redan i 16-års åldern. Då blev det inte av men nu cirka 15 år senare, är det dags och denna gång gör blåsinstrumenten come-back för trion, för första gången sedan debutplattan.
One More Saturday Night drar igång sommaren för JLT som närmast åker på en miniturné i Tyskland där bland annat Schlossgrabenfest i Darmstadt, en festival med 400 000 besökare, står på programmet
ROCKABILLY FABULOUSWomankind (S) Rockabilly Fabulous är Frida Brunzell, Ann Björling och Beatrice Robertsson. Tillsammans bildar de supertrion Rockabilly Fabulous som på kort tid gjort viral succé med sin tolkning av Roxette´s “The Look”. Nu är de aktuella med egna låten ”Womankind” som fått en fantastisk start och spelas redan flitigt på Sveriges Radio P4 och nyligen medverkade de i TV4s Bingolotto.
Trion är erfarna artister som alla anlitats av Sveriges artistelit och medverkat i en rad folkkära TV-program som körsångerskor genom åren. Nu tar de steget fram och debuterar med det egna bandet Rockabilly Fabulous med ösig rockabilly i toppklass – i en modern lyxförpackning!
TOP CATSMary (S) Top Cats är tillbaka och coachade artisterna i TV4-succén Stjärnornas Stjärna i lördags! Bandet fick även det fina uppdraget att utse kvällens bästa rocknummer.
Fem grymma låtar framförda av fyra grymma killar från Torsby släpptes på Spotify och andra digitala plattformar fredag den 19 april. Bakom dem finns några av Sveriges bästa låtskrivare, bland andra Peter Kvint och värmlänningen Jimmy Jansson. Som om det inte vore nog planerar bandet redan nu sitt nästa släpp!
Under våren och sommaren ger de sig ut på en rikstäckande Sverigeturné. Bland annat besöker de Sunne, Eksjö, Borås, Kolbäck, Karlskoga, Uddeholm, Mölndal, Åsele, Årjäng, Kilafors och Stockholm. Se hela spelplanen med datum på www.topcats.se!
JÖNZZONLIGANRösta på Idioter (A) Den nya punkgenerationen är här och det unga bandet Jönzzonligan har redan hunnit göra stort avtryck med spelningar bl.a. ihop med KSM3 och som speciellt inbjudna att spela på Howlin' Pelles födelsedagsfest.
Jönzzonligan är en trio (såklart!) från Stockholm som bildades hösten 2015 då medlemmarna träffades i skolan, endast 11-12 år gamla. Dom började repa och göra egna låtar direkt och hade vid starten influenser från punkband såsom Ebba Grön, the Clash, Docent Död och KSMB och lite senare även Asta Kask, Descendents och Dead Kennedys.
Till en början hade Jack och Zacharias svårt att hitta en bassist. Men efter flera medlemsbyten så hittade Jack och Zacharias tillslut Vincent. Eller kanske var det tvärtom. Vincent var och skulle se sin bror spela med The Reckless State, och såg att förbandet Jönzzonligan inte hade någon bassist. Efteråt ringde Vincent upp Jack och frågade om han fick vara med och spela bas i bandet. "Är du bra på bas?"frågade Jack. "Jag har hållt i en bas en gång" svarade Vincent. Inga konstigheter tyckte Jack och sa "Bra, du är med!".
Idag den 26 April släpps Jönzzonligans debutplatta "Rösta På Idioter", en sexspårs-EP som klockar in på lite över 9 minuter. Skivan är inspelad på Kapsylen, producerad av Chips K och mixad av Jugglo!Jönzzonligan är:
Jack Jönsson - sång, gitarr och trummor
Zacharias Adamsson - sång, gitarr och trummor
Vincent Elfström - bas och sång
THE CASH BOX KINGSHail to the Kings (A) The Cash Box Kings are bona fide blues royalty. Co-led by real-deal Chicago blues vocalist and songwriter Oscar Wilson and Madison, Wisconsin-based songwriter, harmonica giant and singer Joe Nosek, the band plays masterfully raw and unvarnished houserocking blues. Wilson's huge, gritty vocals and Nosek's powerhouse harmonica fuel their razor-sharp original songs. With their top shelf musicianship and trademark good humor, The Cash Box Kings are a one-of-a-kind blues band. In the words of MOJO magazine, the band is "flawless."
Mixing tough Chicago and Delta blues, jumping proto-rock 'n' roll, and steamrolling "bluesabilly" (their original mix of Chicago blues and Memphis rockabilly), they attack every song they play with contemporary authority and old school authenticity. The extraordinary ensemble playing between Nosek, Wilson, guitarist Billy Flynn, bassist John W. Lauler, drummer Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith and their friend, pianist Queen Lee Kenehira, is a true force of nature. The musicians feed off of each other's ideas and energy, effortlessly moving from a lowdown purr to a full throttle roar. According to No Depression, "The Cash Box Kings are a royal hive of raucous houserockers. Whether resurrecting the past or living in the moment, they satisfy your craving for hardcore Chicago blues, served up hot and tasty."
After the tremendous critical and popular response to The Cash Box Kings' 2017 Alligator Records debut, Royal Mint, the band returns with Hail To The Kings!, their tenth career release. Recorded in Chicago and produced by Nosek, the album features 13 songs, including 11 originals written or co-written by Nosek and Wilson. According to Nosek, one of the secret weapons of Hail To The Kings! is Wilson's growth as a songwriter. "He's always brought great originality to the material," says Nosek, "but now he's bursting with songs and ideas." Another weapon is the masterful guitar work of Flynn, who delivers one blistering performance after another. Nosek says, "His guitar playing is a master class on old school blues."
From the hard Chicago sound of Smoked Jowl Blues to the sly humor of Joe, You Ain't From Chicago to the up-to-the-minute text of The Wrong Number to the streetwise Take Anything I Can, the album burns hot from start to finish. Special guest Shemekia Copeland turns the heat up as she joins her friend Oscar Wilson for the mischievous duet, The Wine Talkin' On Bluesman Next Door and Jon Burge Blues, Nosek and Wilson bring socially conscious truth to power, shining a light into some of society's darkest corners. "Blues music is used to transform and to find relief," notes Nosek. "Our songs are all about real life topics that matter—good times, tough times and some bad situations. We'll raise our voices when we have to, and we'll have a good time doing it."
Joe Nosek founded The Cash Box Kings in Madison, Wisconsin in 2001 and, since 2007, has co-led the band with the charismatic, larger-than-life vocalist Oscar Wilson. Over 20 years apart in age and coming from vastly different backgrounds, the two form an unlikely pair, combining Wilson's indisputably authentic South Side Chicago blues vocals with Nosek's dynamic harmonica, songwriting and singing talents. According to Wilson, "The Cash Box Kings are a throwback to the golden age of blues with some kickin' fresh young blood. Joe is my best friend in the music world—the band is a marriage made in heaven for both of us." "Oscar is godfather to my oldest son," says Nosek. "We have each other's backs. We're family."
In their first six years, The Cash Box Kings won a large and loyal audience across the Midwest. Wilson joined the group in 2007, bringing with him an instantly commanding stage presence and an authoritative vocal style that gives fire-breathing power to the music. A self-taught musician and singer with an encyclopedic knowledge of almost every blues song known to man, Wilson is a natural-born entertainer and a perfect foil for Nosek and the band. Born in 1953 on Chicago's 43rd Street (aka Muddy Waters Drive), Wilson grew up in the company of many famous blues artists. Junior Wells, Elmore James, Big Smokey Smothers and close family friend David "Honeyboy" Edwards were all regulars at weekly Friday night fish fries/jam sessions at the Wilson home. Throughout his adulthood, Wilson held regular jobs but was always welcome sitting in with Chicago blues mainstays like Melvin Taylor and Johnny B. Moore. His vocal inspirations range from Muddy Waters, B.B. King and Albert King to Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Rogers and Little Walter, but he mostly sings like Oscar Wilson. The Chicago Tribune declared, "Oscar Wilson stands as a dominant figure. He brings a magisterial presence."
A self-described blues fanatic, Nosek, born in Wisconsin in 1974 and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, spent his youth soaking up as much blues music as he could hear, both live and on record. In his teens, he began sneaking into blues clubs to watch Junior Wells, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Sunnyland Slim and others. Nosek recalls, "Seeing those guys made a huge impression on me and propelled me into wanting to learn how to play the blues." He took up harmonica, quickly cultivating his own aggressive, fluid style. After moving to Madison in the early 1990s, he began sitting in with artists such as Clyde Stubblefield and Luther Allison. Finding like-minded musicians hell-bent on playing raw, rough-edged, hard-charging blues, Nosek formed The Cash Box Kings. They released their first album, Live! At The King Club, in 2003, instantly earning praise from critics and fans, and gaining a reputation as one of the hottest live bands on the circuit.
With nine previous releases to their credit and hundreds of live performances under their belts, The Cash Box Kings have won widespread acclaim throughout the blues world. Their 2013 release Black Toppin' won the Blues Blast Music Award for Traditional Blues Album of the Year. It was also nominated for a 2014 Blues Music Award (BMA) in the same category. 2015's Holding Court was nominated for two BMA's (Best Traditional Album and Album of the Year) and the band was also nominated for the Band of the Year Award.
In 2017, their Alligator debut Royal Mint was named among the Top Ten Blues Albums of the Year by MOJO magazine. The Chicago Tribune said the band plays "unflinching blues distilled to its essence and steeped in tradition." They've been featured on NPR Music as well as in the pages of No Depression, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Living Blues, Blues Music Magazine, Vintage Guitar, Blues Blast and many other publications, and in 2018 were again nominated for a Blues Music Award as Blues Band of the Year.
The Cash Box Kings regularly headline Chicago venues like Buddy Guy's Legends, and have played major festivals across the U.S. and Europe. They've blown away audiences at the Chicago Blues Festival, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival, the Doheny Blues Festival, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Cincinnati Blues Festival, the Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), the Moulin Blues Festival (Netherlands), the Lucerne Blues Festival (Switzerland), the Baltic Blues Festival (Germany) and the Edmonton Blues Festival (Canada). They have also performed in Belgium, France, Spain and Uruguay.
With Hail To The Kings! and tour dates scheduled throughout the USA and Europe, The Cash Box Kings have earned their own blues throne and are ready to hold court. They bring an up-to-the-minute urgency to their traditional, tough, fun and gritty blues that brings audiences to their feet night after night. Blues Music Magazine says they are "rollicking, sinewy and superb." Vintage Guitar adds, "They are glorious, with an inspiring eloquence and grace." Blues & Rhythm sums it up best, declaring them, "absolutely brilliant."
THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS BANDOutlaw Country (S) Attached is the new single "Outlaw Country" by The Williams Brothers Band ....
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ANNIKA ANDERSSON & THE BOILING BLUES BANDReborn (A) Annika Andersson (fd. Salminen) är tillbaka på blues-rockscenen. Med sitt nya band, The Boiling Blues Band, är hon mer än redo att ta tillbaka sin plats i musikens värld. Det nya albumet är döpt till ”Reborn” med albumrelease den 5 april 2019.
På albumet finns allt Annika Andersson samlat på sig under åren; styrka, hårt arbete och ett jävla anamma. Det var inte självklart att Annika skulle tillbaka till scenen. Men när hennes bror Jari skrev en låt till hennes födelsedag, insåg både han och Annika att det är i musikens värld - och på scenen - hon hör hemma. De flesta av låtarna är skrivna av hennes bror Jari (Buck Jones) som själv har en lång och gedigen karriär inom rockabilly. Tillsammans med musiker och producenter i toppklass är albumet inspelat i Park Studion och Studion Dubious med Christoffer Roth och producerat av Gunnar Muvemba Lindström.
Joakim Tinderholt & his band was formed in 2005, by members from the legendary blues club Muddy Waters’ houseband, in addition to Tinderholt himself. The band has released two records. The debut «You Gotta Do
More», from 2014, was rewarded with nominations for a
Norwegian Grammy and the American Blues Blast Music
Awards. The follow-up, «Hold On», from 2017, gave another
Norwegian Grammy nominations and multiple rave reviews.
Since the band signed with German record label Rhythm Bomb
Records they’ve established themselves as a strong act on the
European Blues- and Rock n’roll scene, with performances at
Screamin’ Festival (Spain), Rhythm Riot (England) and Moulin
Blues (Holland) as some of the many highligts. The band
represented Norway at the European Blues Challenge, in Hell, in
The new single «Love Is A 4 Letter Word» is out March 22nd on Big H Records and the band is booked at several
high profile European festivals in 2019. Joakim Tinderholt will also perform in London, at the «Norwegian Blues
Adventure», in November.
Joakim Tinderholt & His Band is: Joakim Tinderholt: Guitar and lead vox.
William "Bill" Troiani: Bass and BU vox.
Håkon Høye: Guitar and BU vox.
Robert Alexander Pettersen: Drums and percussion.
Kjell Magne Lauritsen: Piano
BODINROCKERBrown bear (S) Brown Bear är ett singelspår från albumet "Eye To Eye". Med 70-tals doftande klassisk rock berättar "Brown Bear" släkthistorien om hur Anders Bodins Farfars farfar ska ha mött en björn ute i medelpadskogarna på 1800 talet och i samband med kamp dödat den med sina bara händer. Anders Bodin, alias Bodinrocker, har sedan tidigare gett ut fyra album och har bland annat varit förband åt Status Quo och agerat som fokusperson i TV-serien "112 på liv och död". Förutom Bodin på gitarr och sång medverkar Lars Ekberg (orgel) samt rytmsektionen från "Sven Ingvars" Klas Anderhell (Trummor) och Stefan Deland (Bas).
THE CASH BOX KINGSRoyal Mint (A) With deep feeling and top-shelf talent, houserocking blues masters The Cash Box Kings play tough, real deal classic Chicago blues with boundless energy. They also deliver raw, passionate Delta blues, jumping proto-rock 'n' roll, and steamrolling "bluesabilly," their original mix of Chicago blues and Memphis rockabilly. As anyone who has ever been to one of the band's raucous performances will testify, The Cash Box Kings know how to throw a party. They're fueled by the powerhouse harmonica work of Madison, Wisconsin-based songwriter Joe Nosek and the huge, gritty vocals of Chicago bluesman Oscar Wilson. Their original songs range from humorous stories of Internet love to harrowing tales of Chicago's violent gun epidemic. Every song they perform - be it a striking original or a scorching Chess, Sun or Vee-Jay cover -
explodes with contemporary authority and radiates old-school authenticity. According to Grammy Award-winning blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, "The Cash Box Kings play with real taste and feel. Not only is it good blues but it's a jumping good time, too! I ain’t lyin'!"
Joe Nosek founded The Cash Box Kings in Madison, Wisconsin in 2001 and, since 2007, has co-led the band with the charismatic, larger-than-life vocalist Oscar Wilson. Over 20 years apart in age and coming from vastly different backgrounds, the two form an unlikely pair, combining Wilson's indisputably authentic inner city Chicago blues vocals with Nosek's harmonica, songwriting and singing talents. The music they create is brilliantly displayed on The Cash Box Kings' Alligator Records debut, Royal Mint. According to Wilson, "The Cash Box Kings is a throwback to the golden age of blues with some kickin' fresh young blood. Joe is my best friend in the music world—the band is a marriage made in heaven for both of us." "Oscar is godfather to my oldest son," says Nosek. "We have each other's backs. We’re family."
Royal Mint features 13 hard-hitting songs, including six impressive originals. From the wry, politically-charged "Build That Wall" to the chilling "Blues For Chi-Raq" to the funny and too true "If You Got A Jealous Woman Facebook Ain't Your Friend" to the timeless versions of songs by Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Clifton Chenier, Amos Milburn and Jimmy Reed, Royal Mint shuffles, jumps and gets down and dirty, fueled by the band’s unmatched musicianship. According Nosek, "Royal Mint is our strongest album. The band is at its absolute best."
Nosek refers to the group of top-notch traditional players who comprise The Cash Box Kings as "a blues collective." Live and on record, members of the "collective" appear in different combinations for different performances, creating an anything-can-happen experience. In addition to co-leaders Nosek and Wilson, the full ensemble includes world-class guitarists Joel Paterson and Billy Flynn, drummers Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith and Mark Haines, bassist Brad Ber with newest member Lee Kanehira (replacing their longtime pianist, the late Barrelhouse Chuck) rounding out the band.
In their first six years, The Cash Box Kings won a large and loyal audience across the Midwest. Wilson joined the band in 2007, bringing with him an instantly commanding stage presence and an authoritative vocal style that gives fire-breathing power to the music. A self-taught musician and singer with an encyclopedic knowledge of almost every blues song known to man, Wilson—standing 6'1" and weighing over 300 pounds—is a natural-born entertainer and a perfect foil for Nosek and the band. Born in 1953 on Chicago's 43rd Street (aka Muddy Waters Drive), Wilson grew up in the company of many famous blues artists. Junior Wells, Elmore James, Big Smokey Smothers and close family friend David "Honeyboy" Edwards were all regulars at weekly Friday night fish fries/jam sessions at the Wilson home. Throughout his adulthood, Wilson held regular jobs but was always welcome sitting in with Chicago blues mainstays Melvin Taylor and Johnny B. Moore. His vocal inspirations range from Muddy Waters, B.B. King and Albert King to Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Rogers and Little Walter but he mostly sings like Oscar Wilson. Award-winning harmonica giant and vocalist Rick Estrin (leader of Rick Estrin & The Nightcats) says, "That guy can really sing."
A self-described blues fanatic, Nosek, born in Wisconsin in 1974 and raised in Chicago, spent his youth soaking up as much blues music as he could hear, both live and on record. In his teens, he began sneaking into blues clubs to watch Junior Wells, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Sunnyland Slim and others. Nosek recalls, "Seeing those guys work made a huge impression on me and propelled me into wanting to learn how to play the blues." He took up harmonica, quickly cultivating his own aggressive, fluid style.
After moving to Madison in the early 1990s, he began sitting in with artists such as Clyde Stubblefield and Luther Allison. Finding like-minded musicians hell-bent on playing raw, rough-edged, hard-charging blues, Nosek formed The Cash Box Kings. They released their first album, Live! At The King Club, in 2003, instantly earning praise from critics and fans, and gaining a reputation as one of the hottest live bands on the circuit.
The Cash Box Kings have earned devoted fans in both Chicago and Madison, the two cities where band members live. They regularly headline Chicago venues like Buddy Guy's Legends and Rosa's Lounge, and have played major festivals across the U.S. and Europe. They've blown away audiences at the Chicago Blues Festival, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival, the Doheny Blues Festival, the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Cincinnati Blues Festival, the Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), the Moulin Blues Festival (Netherlands), the Lucerne Blues Festival (Switzerland), the Baltic Blues Festival (Germany) and the Edmonton Blues Festival (Canada). They have also performed in Belgium, France, Spain and Uruguay.
With eight previous releases to their credit and hundreds of live performances under their belts, The Cash Box Kings have won widespread acclaim throughout the blues world. Their 2013 release Black Toppin' won the 2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Traditional Blues Album of the Year. It was also nominated for a 2014 Blues Music Award in the same category. Their last release, Holding Court, was nominated for two 2016 Blues Music Awards (Best Traditional Album and Album of the Year) and the band was also nominated for the Band of the Year Award. They've been featured on NPR Music as well as in the pages of No Depression, The Chicago Tribune, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Living Blues, Vintage Guitar, Blues Blast and many other publications. Living Blues said, "This accomplished band of musicians captures the vibe of traditional blues and flawlessly spins it in innovative ways."
According to Alligator president Bruce Iglauer, The Cash Box Kings are a natural addition to the label. "I love this band because they combine the classic Chicago blues style with contemporary lyrics, true blues vocals and terrific musicianship. Oscar Wilson's voice is a soulful roar like Muddy Waters' and Joe Nosek plays powerhouse harmonica in the James Cotton tradition. Billy Flynn and Joel Paterson are world-class blues guitarists. The whole band can deliver jumping party shuffles or down-in-the-alley gritty blues. Their fresh songs bring wry humor to subjects like current politics, the pitfalls of social networking and life on the tough streets of Chicago."
Nosek agrees, saying, "We're very happy about finding a new home with Bruce Iglauer and the good folks at Alligator Records. As blues musicians who grew up in Chicago, becoming a part of the Alligator roster is a great honor for us. It's the label that has released some of our all-time favorite blues records."
With blasting harmonica, soul-deep vocals, original songs and sizzling guitars, The Cash Box Kings boast an array of talent to satisfy blues lovers of every shape and size. On Royal Mint they make old blues new as they continue to create new blues classics, with, according to Elmore magazine, "just the right amount of juke joint grit." Living Blues says The Cash Box Kings are “straight from the golden era of the blues,” boasting "an impressive line-up of A-list players. Joe Nosek feels Little Walter and Slim Harpo in the essence of his soul. Singer Oscar Wilson could be right out of [Chicago's famed] Checkerboard Lounge in its glory days. The Cash Box Kings are a dancing and listening pleasure."
BEC LAVELLEAll these goodbyes (S) Returning home to Australia last month after eight years living in Germany, Bec Lavelle, follows her recent smash "Keeping You Up" with the brand new stand alone single, "All These Goodbyes".
"All These Goodbyes" channels Bec's love for John Farnham fusing a vast range of musical influences including pop, soul, adult contemporary and a dash of country pop for good measure.
The song was recorded in Germany with Andrei Vesa and mixed in Brazil by hot new talent, Paulo Germano.
Bec Lavelle is a multi platinum selling Australian singer-songwriter known worldwide as the voice of the tv series McLeod's Daughters.
Datum: 2019-03-15 Label: Red Rebel Music  ISRC:Releasedatum:
JAMIE LYNN VESSELSFire in the sky (S) Another new single from the Jamie Lynn Vessels Band!
Datum: 2019-03-12 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
THE NIGHTDRIVERSMy ancient car (S) Den 15/2 släppte vi CD-singeln "My Ancient Car". Det är en glad up-tempo, rock´n´roll/rockabilly-låt om en kär gammal bil som sjunger på sin sista vers, men som ändå gör sitt jobb galant. Att återanvända gamla saker ligger ju som bekant i tiden ;-).
Vi hoppas att Du lyssnar åtminstone genom 1:a refrängen och att Du tyckert svänger tillräckligt!
TT GRACEFade away (S) Här kommer en ny singel från kommande albumet med TT Grace som dyker upp senare under året.
TT Grace går som tåget och senaste albumet har en bra bit över 3 miljoner streams!
Dessutom är deras spelplan mer späckad än någonsin tidigare.
Med nya singeln fortsätter de i samma andra och levererar en välproducerad Rockabillydänga med en riktigt stark refräng.
FULL BLOWN CHERRYThe Rockabilly Tribute To AC/DC (A) There’s hard rock. There’s harder rock. And there’s AC/DC. Since the early Seventies, the Aussie icons of swagger have burned up stages and rattled spines with hits like “Highway to Hell” and “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.” Their rude, crude anthems have become basic rock and roll chemistry. Powered by rasping vocals and the evil twin-guitar licks of Angus and Malcolm Young, AC/DC’s music is about gettin’ it on and gettin’ it often. AC/DC proves that real rock may age, but it never grows up.
Rockabilly is the original bad boy music. And the perfect American art form to honor the badder boys from Australia. With twanging guitars, slapping bass and a hammer-hot drum kit, the coolest players around retune AC/DC’s rowdy hits into finger-snapping retro-rock. “Shot Down in Flames,” “Rocker,” and “Heatseeker” are a few of the AC/DC signature head-bangers going full-on rockabilly, played with a whole lotta shakin’ attitude.
For those about to rockabilly, this tribute album is for you
THE REAL GONE TONESHot Mess (A) The Real Gone Tones hail from Warsaw, Poland and play a mix of rockabilly, rhythm'n'blues, swing and country since 2011. Rockin' and kickin' it, making you bop and shout!
The band performs their own material as well as covers of old, long forgotten tunes. Marla, a charming gal, leads the band on vocals which is set up of a wild drummer, a crazy slappin' bass player and a mad guitarist an an additional harmonica and second (male) vocal. Watch out, cats and dolls, these two singin' devils are some real deal heartbreakers! You won't believe your eyes and ears! In the beginning of the 2015 they released their first, long awaited album called "So Cool" which got the attention of El Toro's capo Carlos Diaz who offered them a reccording deal. With the beginning of 2016 their second album, "Hot Mess" along with an EP album "Mean Mama" are being released by El Toro Records!
Marla Marvel - vocals/acoustic guitar, Little Jim - double bass, Boppin' Bob - drums, Gregory Pick - guitar, Simon Paco Núñez - harmonica/vocals
Datum: 2019-02-02 Label: El Toro Records  ISRC:Releasedatum:
BEC LAVELLE feat. ANDREI VESAKeeping you up (S) Bec Lavelle reminds us all to never forget where we have come from in her latest single, "Keeping You Up".
Recorded in Germany with rising star, Andrei Vesa, the song closes the chapter of her life living in Europe for 8 years.
"I wrote Keeping You Up already knowing that I had made the decision to move back to Australia", says Bec.
"I was suddenly overcome with thoughts of how on earth I managed to successfully live and work in a foreign, non-English speaking country for 8 years! It was the ongoing love and support from my family and dear friends who 'kept me up' the whole time ... so, this is my thank you to them".
Bec Lavelle is back with the first of many new tracks for 2019. With two versions available - a pop mix and an AC mix - "Keeping You Up" is certainly one to add to your playlists
Datum: 2019-01-31 Label: Red Rebel Music  ISRC:Releasedatum:
JAMIE LYNN VESSELSThe Jester (S) "The Jester" - A postmodern trope on power and failure.
New single from Jamie Lynn Vessels, releases on Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 2019.
Years of playing shows, big ups that never last and big downs that seem to. The Prairie Dogz’ experience come through in their writing. Stories of crazy nights and relationships good and bad set against music with country roots and a rock and blues edge.
The Prairie Dogz is a collaboration between Dwight Koenning and Keith Hambrook who ended up playing in an A circuit cover band and found common ground in song writing and musical direction. Dwight’s blues influences can be heard in his vocals while hard rock influences can be heard in Keith’s guitar tracks. The country influences in their music come from growing up and living in prairies of Southern Alberta, Canada.
The Prairie Dogz songs range from ballads that deal with some of life’s most challenging issues, to party songs meant to pack the dance floor at a big saloon. Some songs are all about fun which creates a beautiful contrast against the introspective songs that deal with issues we all face.
The Prairie Dogz music is written to be played live but is perfect for a long stretch of highway or the soundtrack for a well-deserved weekend out of town. The Prairie Dogs are perfect blend of Country, Rock and Blues with lyrics that resonate with everyone.
Datum: 2019-01-09 Label: Out Of The Box Records  ISRC:Releasedatum:
BLANDADE ARTISTERBlue Muse (A) Music Maker Relief Foundation celebrates their 25th anniversary with the compilation album Blue Muse, featuring contributions from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eric Clapton, Blues Hall of Famer and Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner Taj Mahal, soul man and Dan Auerbach favorite Robert Finley, and GRAMMY-winner founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Dom Flemons.
In keeping with Music Maker’s mission to preserve the musical traditional of the South by supporting the musicians who make it, the album spans an incredible range of living southern music, fans will hear: blues, folk, songster, jump blues, soul, Appalachian, garage blues, and gospel music.
The Grotto Sessions (Guitar Gabriel, Ironing Board Sam, Etta Baker, Captain Luke...): La Collegiale
I hand picked some of my absolute favorite songs for this holiday gift. As a writer and musician I feel so close to these tracks, they all mean so much to me. Music and the Holidays are about sharing. Here they are!! - Lee
SCOTT SHARRARDExtra Extra (EP) This Mini-EP is special offering to those who have followed Scott Sharrard through the years, and for those who are just discovering the rock and roll guitarist. This is a three-song collection featuring two live versions of the most beloved tracks from his latest release "Saving Grace" and a bonus track previously available ONLY on vinyl
MATS RONANDER & THE DUSTY RUNNERSThe Bridge (S) They say that you can tell a lot about a person by the company that they keep. And whilst that is indeed true, it is even more so for musicians. So the fact that Mats Ronander has rubbed creative shoulders, not only home grown legends such as ABBA but has graced the ranks of the likes of Ian Hunter and Graham Parker’s live line-ups, speaks volumes.
Mats has a string of critically and commercially acclaimed albums to his name, particularly in his beloved blues genre but also branching out across any number musical fields. He is a much sought after musician, as his resume shows, and his almost 50 years in the industry has seen him in studios, sessions and on stages and in touring bands across the globe.
Having gathered around him an equally impressive cast of players to form The Dusty Runners, Would You? is an album which mixes slick country grooves, polished blues and approachable rock, all shot through with accessible, soulfulness and infectious vibes. It’s where commercial possibilities meet rootsy traditions, where the sound of the American dream gets dressed up for an even bigger international audience.
At one extreme you have the purer Nashville infused sounds of the Karin Risberg led Nothing’s The Same, a song that just glistens with rhinestones and personal reflection and at the other The Bridge plays with big funky, soulful blues. The title track wanders through some latin inspired beats, Spare Me Some change is a bluesy plea and My World showcases the gospel harmonies which are never very far away from the proceedings.
It’s a fine album, deftly constructed, able to wander across genres yet deliver a consistent overall sound, one where rootsy underground music is taken from the truck stops and downtown blues bars and represented and repackaged for a slicker uptown audience. Purists might prefer their music with the rough edges still in evidence but Ronander’s ability to create such sounds for a much bigger stage is exactly why he has had such a successful career
Datum: 2018-10-19 Label: Musik and Film  ISRC:Releasedatum:
THE PRAIRIE DOGSDon´t remember last night (S) Years of playing shows, big ups that never last and big downs that seem to. The Prairie Dogs’ experience come through in their writing. Stories of crazy nights and relationships good and bad set against music with country roots and a rock and blues edge.
The Prairie Dogs is a collaboration between Dwight Koenning and Keith Hambrook who ended up playing in an A circuit cover band and found common ground in song writing and musical direction. Dwight’s blues influences can be heard in his vocals while hard rock influences can be heard in Keith’s guitar tracks. The country influences in their music come from growing up and living in prairies of Southern Alberta, Canada.
The Prairie Dogs songs range from ballads that deal with some of life’s most challenging issues, to party songs meant to pack the dance floor at a big saloon. Some songs are all about fun which creates a beautiful contrast against the introspective songs that deal with issues we all face.
The Prairie Dogs music is written to be played live but is perfect for a long stretch of highway or the soundtrack for a well-deserved weekend out of town. The Prairie Dogs are perfect blend of Country, Rock and Blues with lyrics that resonate with everyone
Datum: 2018-10-03 Label: Out Of The Box Records  ISRC:Releasedatum:
JOE STRUMMERCzechoslovak Song / Where Is England (S) Ignition Records are proud to announce the release of 'Joe Strummer 001,' the first compilation to span Joe Strummer's career outside of his recordings with The Clash. 'Joe Strummer 001' includes fan favourites from his recordings with the 101ers and The Mescaleros, all of his solo albums, soundtrack work and an album of unreleased songs.
All of the formats include tracks that have never appeared anywhere before as well as new remasters. Exclusive to all formats is an album of unreleased material including an early demo of 'This Is England' entitled 'Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England,' a solo demo of 'Letsagetabitarockin' recorded in Elgin Avenue in 1975, outtakes from 'Sid & Nancy' featuring Mick Jones and unreleased songs 'Rose Of Erin,' the biographical and mythical recording 'The Cool Impossible' and 'London Is Burning' one of the last songs Joe recorded.
Punk pioneer, singer, songwriter, recording artist, activist, musical and political inspiration for a generation and mighty diamond Joe Strummer was the most charismatic and passionate frontman to emerge from the punk explosion of the late seventies.
After Joe's untimely death in December 2002 it was discovered that Joe had been quite an archivist of his own work, having barns full of writings and tapes stored in his back garden. There are now over 20,000 items in the Joe Strummer Archive. The archiving of this material and compiling of 'Joe Strummer 001' was overseen by Joe's widow Luce and Robert Gordon McHarg III.
All tracks were restored and mastered by Grammy Award winner Peter J. Moore at the E. Room in Toronto Canada. On going through cassettes and recording tapes it was discov-ered that Joe was rather frugal and keen on hiding tracks. On cassettes he would leave 20 minutes between songs. On the 1" 8 track recordings it was discovered there were hidden tracks superimposed onto each other. For example tracks 1-4 were taken by one song and tracks 5-8 by two other songs which were thought when played back to be caused by tape denigration until the tapes went to Peter J Moore who was able to separate one song from another.
The box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl. The box set's accompanying book also included in the Deluxe CD features rarely seen and previously unpublished memorabilia from Joe's personal collection as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums. The cover of all formats is taken from Joe's 1990 Californian driving license.
The artwork was curated by Robert Gordon McHarg III who previously worked on the Clash 'Sound System' box set with Paul Simonon, the John Cooper Clarke compilation
'Anthologia' and curated the Black Market Clash Exhibition.
Gordon says, "The idea behind the book is that it's an A4 notebook done as if Joe had designed it himself, telling his story. Hopefully it is an insight into his workings and includes hand written lyrics with personal notes and scribbles."
'Joe Strummer 001' will be released on Friday 28th September
BILL ÖHRSTRÖMFör kärleks skull (S) Svensk blues ”Grand old Man” Bill Öhrström sätter upp en egen krogshow. Föreställningen baseras på Bills möten och händelser som han upplevt under sin långa karriär som artist och fotomodell och musiken grundar sig på hans skiva ”Gift” och hans kommande skiva ”Ogift”. Det kommer att bjudas på en helkväll med anekdoter, historier fyllt med mycket värme och underbar musik!
Premiär för showen ”Lång väg utan slut” blir det den 9 oktober på Scandic Malmen i Stockholm och spelas den 9 och 16 oktober 2018. Med sig på scen har han samlat fantastiska musiker från bandet ”Top Dogs”, Sverker Blomberg (Gitarr & sång), Erik Möbeln Pettersson (Hammond & sång), Patrik Norrman (Bas) och Thomas Lingman (Trummor).
Parallellt släpps nu singeln ”För kärlekens skull” tagen från Bill Öhrströms senaste album ”Gift” (2017).
Bills liv är alldeles för spännande för att bara musikerna i turnébussen skall få ta del av alla fantastiska skrönor” ”-allt från hur Jimi Hendrix sov över på en madrass hemma hos Bill, varför han tackade nej till att bli sångare för The Who, att han skulle bilda band med Donna Summers, startade gruppen Hansson och Karlsson, levde med de färgstarka kvinnorna Mona Seilitz, Lisa Ekdahl och Regina Lund, bidrog till att Lasse Berghagen skrev Teddybjörnen Fredriksson, till att han passade upp den första kosmonauten Yuri Gagarin på hans Sverigebesök”. -”och mycket mer förstås….” säger producenten Erik Pettersson på LiveMusikRules
BODINROCKERNew Sweden (S) Bodinrocker är tillbaka med ett nytt album. I vanlig ordning bjuds det på energifylld klassisk rock med referenser till Status Quo, Tom Petty, Neil Young och tidiga Whitesnake. Låten "New Sweden" handlar om Sveriges första och sista(?) koloni i Nordamerika som existerade på 1600-talet. Anders Bodin, alias Bodinrocker, har sedan tidigare gett ut tre album och har bland annat varit förband åt Status Quo och agerat som fokusperson i TV-serien "112 på liv och död". Förutom Bodin på gitarr och sång medverkar Lars Ekberg (orgel), Hasse Johnzon (mandolin), Gabriel Ekberg (gitarr) samt rytmsektionen från "Sven Ingvars" Klas Anderhell (Trummor) och Stefan Deland (Bas).
TT GRACEIt started with a love affair (S) På bara några år har grabbarna blivit ett av Sveriges populäraste Doo Wop / Rockabilly-band. Den nya singeln är lite annorlunda då det är en vacker akustisk hyllning till Jerry Williams och hans låt ”It Started With A Love AFfair”
En sång som avslutade TT Grace konserter under sommarturen. De har fått massor av förfrågningar från fans som undrar var de kan lyssna på den så de bestämde sig för att spela in låten och resultatet har blivit otroligt bra.
En låt som kommer att glädja både rockabilly / doo wop- folket lika mycket och ”mainstream-publiken”
CHLOE WATKINSONCrystal Pistol (S) Chloe Watkinson has spent her entire life surrounded by the workings of “show biz.” She’s the daughter of Terry Watkinson – keyboard player of legendary Canadian rock band Max Webster,
“Crystal Pistol” is a bluesy, hard-rock anthem with surging electric guitars, tribal drumming, some well- placed group shouts, and a super-powerful vocal, urging the water-protector protestors at Standing Rock to "stand up, push back" to save Nature, and the planet. This song occupies the same sort of territory for Indigenous peoples and their allies as "Get Up, Stand Up" did for the Rastafarian community and its allies. It’ll make you want to jump and shout along
WANDA JACKSONHeart Trouble (A) Pioneering rockabilly firebrand and country diva Wanda Jackson presents “Heart Trouble”, her first studio album in over 15 years. Featuring duets with Elvis Costello and Rosie Flores and appearances by Dave Alvin, The Cramps, Lee Rocker and more, “Heart Trouble” shows the vivacious Jackson is as fiery as ever on this collection of new songs which reflect her rockabilly, country and gospel roots and revved-up versions of her Rockabilly classics such as “Let’s Have A Party” and “Funnel Of Love.”
Country singer Wanda Jackson was encouraged to try out the new rockabilly style in the mid 50s by her friend Elvis Presley. The result was wild, ferocious rock ‘n’ roll that is still tearing down barriers almost fifty years later. Jackson later made her mark in country music with huge hits including “Right Or Wrong.” Re-issues have introduced her music to whole new generations of fans, who flock to see “The Queen of Rockabilly” tear it up live across Europe and the U.S.
It’s been a life of music – five decades in the case of Boz Scaggs, and spread far and wide with remarkable range in style and influence. From his early West Coast rock and soul bands, through his smooth '70s Hollywood years with hits like "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle," to his more recent explorations in R&B, jazz and the Great American Songbook, the versatile singer/songwriter/guitarist has created a highly personal, unfailingly soulful repertoire.
His latest album, Out of the Blues, set for release on July 27, 2018 on Concord Records, finds Scaggs, born in Ohio and raised in Texas and Oklahoma, reconnecting with his earliest musical loves
THE DOLLYROTSSweaty hug my love (S) It's been SUPER hot everywhere so we figured it's a good time to give out our sweatiest song, Sweaty Hug My Love! It came out on the Mama's Gonna Knock You Out EP a couple years ago and now we wanna give it to ya for yer Summer playlist!
Datum: 2018-07-27 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
ROCK ´n RONNIE
It started up
Rock´n Ronnie släpper låtar på spotify. Ronnie Häreskog släpper singeln "BIG MEET” på Spotify. Efter all uppmärksamhet i samband med Power Big Meet förra sommaren kommer nu låten på nätet. Och blir tillgänglig för den stora massan. Med på singeln ligger också ”It started up”, en riktigt go låt
Datum: 2018-06-26 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
THE NUDE PARTYSingles Pack (EP) The members of The Nude Party first came together in the freshman dormitories of Boone, North Carolina’s Appalachian State University in 2012. Patton Magee, and later Austin Brose, linked up with childhood friends Connor Mikita & Alec Castillo and step brothers Shaun Couture & Don Merrill. The following summer, the young men moved into a lake house outside of town to begin learning their respective instruments and jamming on rudimentary riffs. Friends came by the lake house to swim and party and soon there developed a group obsession with performing in the nude. They quickly gained a following as the house band at a notorious Boone party palace referred to as the 505 House, and the bare honesty of their performances was so contagious that their audience also started partying au naturel. While these traditions may appear risqué to the casual observer, the band explains, “These weren't orgies, they weren’t sexual even. It was just kind of a wild exhibitionism that we felt gave us freedom.” Best known around campus as “the naked party band,” this informal aggregation of musicians became a defined unit and chose to call their group simply “The Nude Party.”
Ironically, they began playing fully-clothed as soon as they were christened since their birthday suits were not welcomed in any decent live music establishment. They hit the national tour circuit and soon found a mentor in Black Lips’ drummer, Oakley Munson. He produced their Hot Tub EP and in exchange for cheap rent and physical labor gave The Nude Party a new home deep in the Catskills Mountains. An isolated place to focus entirely on writing music and playing together, and the culmination of six years of experimentation and refinement of material, has resulted in the band’s first full-length
Datum: 2018-06-20 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
TT GRACEBaby come back (S) TT Grace har seglat upp och är idag Sveriges populäraste DooWop-band och deras senaste album har sålt bra på både CD men inte minst digitalt där låtarna från deras senaste album streamat över 2 miljoner gånger! Här är nu första smakprovet från kommande album i form av "Baby Come Back"
AMERICAN AQUARIUMThings Change (A) American Aquariums sjunde album, "Things Change", är ytan tvekan bandet starkaste och mest helgjutna platta hittills. Fronfiguren BJ Barham har utvecklats ytterligare som låtskrivare och sångare. Hans sånger är djupt förankrade i en amerikansk underdog-tradition. Texterna handlar om vanligt, hårt arbetande människor och deras liv och tankar. BJ Narham växte själv upp i "tobacco country" i North Carolina och trots att han tidigt valde musiken framför jordbruket är det ingen tvekan var hans hjärta finns.
De jordnära texterna ingår en perfekt förening med American Aquariums explosiva mix av Southern rock och country. En sorts musik som American Aquarium långt ifrån är ensamma om att göra, men få band gör det bättre!
American Aquarium är ett band som ända sedan starten 2006 har har turnerat praktiskt taget konstant. På gott och ont. Självklart blir man extremt samspelta men det sliter hårt också. Och på "Things Change" är det en helt ny version av American Aquarium vi möter med Shane Boeker på gitarr, Joey Bybee på trummor, Ben Hussey på bas och Adam Kurtz på pedal steel och gitarr. Förutom BJ Barham förstås..
"Things Change spelades in i 3CG Records i Tulsa, Oklahoma och producerades av singer-songwritern John Fulbright. Bland gästerna märks John Moreland och Jamie Lin Wilson.
BJ Barham får slutorden: “As an artist, your goal is for the newest thing you do to be better than the last. You’re slowly whittling away the bullshit to try and get to the truth. With this album, I learned how to cut some of that fat so that it’s just truth. It’s our best record.”
Datum: 2018-05-23 Label: New West Records  ISRC:Releasedatum:
BILL KINGSawbuck (S) Not heard since it's vinyl 7" release in 1975! This quartet played around Toronto and served as the house band at the El Mocambo and played college dates around southern Ontario. This recording session produced three songs written by King - the instrumental 'Sawbuck' and two vocals - 'Nothings Gonna Take You Away' sung by Wayne McGhie and later restructured and recorded by Chaka Khan and McGhie's version of 'Moonlight Lady.'. 'Moonlight Lady' would be released in Jamaica by singer Robert Burke with the same band track.
The unit backed many of the greats from Jamaica. They also brought reggae to high school and college audiences throughout the province. On one occasion guitar giant Buddy Guy made a surprise visit to the band after playing a roaring set main floor of the MoCambo to meet the bass player. King introduced him to his two octave Korg synth played with his left hand.
King often played with only the Horner Clavinet C and Korg. Doubling bass lines. McGhie played chopping rhythm patterns that wedged between Paul's ferocious beat and King's moving bass lines making the rhythm section a force in clubs
JOHN LINDBERG TRIOHappy Birthday (A Rebel With A Giving Heart) (S) De har placerat sig som topp 10 på den svenska albumlistan med sina fyra senaste album. Senaste skivan, Straight From The Heart, har snabbt blivit en stor favorit bland alla fans, de har 14 års intensivt turnérande i ryggen och åtta studioalbum.
Ändå blir 2018 året då John Lindberg Trio växlar upp.
Idag den 18:e maj släpper de EP:n Rhymes & Rhytms.
Innan sommaren planerar bandet att släppa två helt nya EP-releaser, den första i dag den 18.e maj, den andra senare i år. "Det är lite klassiskt tänk, att göra lite mindre releaser, EP med fyra låtar, och istället flera releaser. Det känns som ett spännande sätt att ge ut vår musik", säger John Lindberg själv.
Allt har hållits hemligt mot deras växande skara av fans så den första EPn, ’Rhythm and Rhymes’ kommer som en sen påskpresent till alla rocktörstande JLT-fans runt landet.
John Lindberg Trio har byggt sin fanbase the old fashioned way. Deras konstanta turnerande i snart femton år är ett envist arbete som befäst deras roll som Sveriges okrönta rockabillykungar. Idag har de en alltjämt växande skara anhängare, inte bara i Sverige och Skandinavien, utan även i länder som Tyskland och USA.
Deras moderna tappning av klassisk rock n’ roll rymmer även influenser av blues och country, ett sound som de gräver djupare i på årets nya releaser.
I vår är de som vanligt ute på vägarna och spelar då, förutom här hemma i Sverige även i Finland, Danmark, Tyskland och Schweiz
BRIDGET KELLY BANDBlues warrior (A) Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines female urban blues with riff-driven rockin' blues guitar, held together by a tight and fluid rhythm section comprised of the powerful and dynamic Tim Mulberry on drums and seasoned bassist Mark Armbrecht. Tim Mulberry, former tour drummer for the Black Eyed Peas, joins the Bridget Kelly Band for their summer tour to support the release of their new rockin' Electric Blues album entitled "Blues Warrior".
The Bridget Kelly Band (BKB) continues to perform at clubs, concerts, and festivals throughout the United States, and recently at the "Women in Blues" Showcase in Memphis during the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC). The Bridget Kelly Band were International Blues Challenge (IBC) Semi-Finalist in 2015 and 2016. In the past five years, the Bridget Kelly Band has released four all-original CDs on Alpha Sun records -- Back in the Blues (2013), Forever in Blues (2014), Outta the Blues (2016), and Bone Rattler (2017). The release of the new CD "Blues Warrior" in the summer of 2018 marks the fifth release in six years. Blues Warrior is blues-rock album that focuses on such pressing issues such as domestic abuse, homelessness, human trafficking, and heroin addiction. With high-energy live performances, the Bridget Kelly Band continues to gain serious media attention for their studio recordings and live shows
AMERICAN AQUARIUMAn introduction (A) This sampler includes two tracks from the forthcoming album Things Change, available June 1, plus six tracks from the extended American Aquarium catalog.
American Aquarium’s seventh studio album Things Change offers the band’s finest collection of folk-infused Southern rock-and-roll to date. Stacked with BJ Barham’s signature storytelling–always deeply personal but also instantly relatable–the record questions and curses current events, shares one man’s intimate evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope.
Recorded at 3CG Records in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Things Change was produced by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fulbright and features cameos from Americana standouts including John Moreland and Jamie Lin Wilson
Datum: 2018-05-09 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
JAMIE LYNN VESSELSStorm coming (A) "New Orleans' Loudest Singer-Songwriter!"
"Storm Coming" is Jamie Lynn Vessels' new blues-rock album,
released April 19th, 2018.
THE DOLLYROTSBe my Leia (acoustic) (S) In honor of May the 4th aka "may the force" we're giving ya the acoustic version of the Star Wars themed track "Be My Leia", originally off our acoustic album Love Songs, Werewolves, and Zombies
Datum: 2018-05-04 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
BROLLEThe man behind the mask (EP) Brolle har precis avslutat sin succé föreställning ”Elvis, Cash, the Killer and Me” som gått för utsålda hus på Göta Lejon i Stockholm under två säsonger. I sommar ger han sig ut på i både Folkparker och på festivaler, under namnet Rock´ n´ Roll on tour. Brolle passar samtidigt på att släppa sin första riktiga egna produktion under sin label ” The night is darkest before the Dawn production”, där Brolle skrivit samtliga låtar själv (utom covern ”Run On”), i ett Rock´n´Roll sound 2018”- Här kommer Ert recensions ex av hans purfärska EP ”The man behind the mask” som släpptes digitalt i veckan
Datum: 2018-04-25 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
PER-ARNE OLSSONReal wild child (S) Hej,
här kommer en skramlig version av Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Datum: 2018-04-17 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
RICK PARFITTOver and Out (A) Rick Parfitt är en av de stora namnen inom rocken. Tillsammans med sin ständige vapendragare Francis Rossi har han skapat rockhistoria med Status Quo. Tragiskt nog gick Parfitt bort på julafton 2016.
"Over And Out" är Rick Parfitts första, och såklart sista, soloalbum. Han spelade in musiken under de sista sex månaderna av sitt liv, och var mycket tydlig med att han ville att musiken skulle ges ut. Därför tog hans efterlevande beslutet att ge ut albumet postumt. Detta är ett första smakprov i form av singeln "Long Distance Love".
Detta är den svängiga och livsglada Rock N' Roll som blivit Parfitts signum, boogie-rock av mästaren själv. Bland gästerna på skivan kan vi notera Brian May (Queen), John Lancaster (Status Quo) och John "Rhino" Edwards (Staus Quo).
JIMI HENDRIXBoth sides of the sky (A) Legacy Recordings i samarbete med Experience Hendrix släpper albumet "Both Sides of the Sky". Det är den avslutande delen av trilogin med dom bästa av de outgivna inspelningar med Jimi Hendrix som finns i arkivet och som inleddes med albumet "Valleys of Neptune" (2010) och följdes av "People , Hell and Angels" (2013). Albumet innehåller 13 studioinspelningar inspelade mellan 1968-1970 varav 10 aldrig tidigare givits ut.
Datum: 2018-03-09 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
THE BLUES MYSTERYHas humankind lost it´s soul? (S) This Thursday, The Blues Mystery begins the year 2018 with a provocative single. Where has the soul gone in today’s society?
The Swiss- French blues-rock band knocks down a door with a meaningful video clip, a door which nowadays remains preferably closed. With "Back to the Dirty Town“ The Blues Mystery have given their reference as Blues songwriters, and left behind most of the well-known blues greats. The question arises: how could the music media miss this phenomena?
The new single is kicking off their new album "Soul Memories“, which will be released this April. The society critical lyrics of „Has Humankind Lost its Soul?“ are visualized with a video clip full of metaphors. This clip has been conceived and directed by the young Swiss Isabella Thut from Cologne, Germany. The new sound of The Blues Mystery shall excel his predecessor „Back to the Dirty Town“.
It is ripened and daring, like this unique flavor a good Whiskey offers, the singer willy Matt would say
JULIAN TAYLOR BANDGlass House (S) Toronto based, Julian Taylor Band, is a culmination of long-lasting friendships and a collective of accomplished musicians, all fluent in different musical cultures and in virtually every genre. Under front-man Julian Taylor’s direction, the band consistently delivers soulful performances and strives to re-contextualize “soul music,” not as another genre that can be put into a box defined by racial precedent or sound requirements, but as a medium that truly speaks to the soul. The result is solid, unabashedly positive performances of soul, rock and R&B fusion - or rather, a form of modern rhythm and blues infused with rock ‘n’ roll. For fans of Fitz & The Tantrums, The Black Keys, Hall & Oates, Stevie Wonder, Allen Stone
Cry No More, set for release on February 23rd, 2018 via Concord Records, takes the artist into fresh new creative territory, delivering 14 emotion-charged new songs whose rootsy musical edge is matched by their air of hard-won personal experience.
Danielle Nicole's expansive approach yields deeply compelling musical results throughout Cry No More. With seasoned veteran Tony Braunagel (Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Burdon) producing, such heartfelt, groove-intensive new tunes as "Crawl," "How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore," the Bill Withers-penned "Hot Spell" and the heart-tugging title track find Danielle cutting loose and focusing on the storytelling and character-development aspects of her songwriting.
Datum: 2018-02-12 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
THE BLAZERSEast Side Soul (A) Few bands have ever combined gutsy blues-rock and sheer joyous energy the way the Blazers did on East Side Soul, much less created such a successful and interesting fusion of musical cultures. Many critics have remarked on the richness that their Latin rhythms brings to straight-ahead rock numbers, but not on the tasteful way those influences go the other way. You can hear traces of Little Feat and John Fogerty on the cumbias and other numbers which are sung in Spanish. On this album everything mixes perfectly, and the material is of uniformly high quality. Manuel Gonzales contributes stinging guitar leads throughout, notably on "Let Me Go," which has a distinct hint of Stevie Ray Vaughan in the tone and phrasing. The band plays with precision and passion, and the production on East Side Soul is more polished than on their first album. This is definitely the one to get if you're interested in hearing the Blazers in full cry
HION MARTELLTrust Me On This One (A) Nu släpps den nya HION MARTELL-plattan 'Trust Me On This One'. Du kan lyssna till den på Spotify redan nu. Några av låtarna har spelats i radio i bland annan Frankrike och USA.
HION MARTELL kommer från Ljusdal, men sångaren och gitarristen Christer Nilsson bor strax utanför Hudiksvall. Och skivan är inspelad i Bollnäs tillsammans med Daniel Lindblom i Silverware studion. En video till låten 'The Girl With The Picasso Face' har gjorts av Mårten Lärka från Nordanstig. Ja det är väl bara Ovanåker och Söderhamn som fattas för att albumet ska vara en total hälsingeangelägenhet…
BEN MILLER BANDAkira Kurosawa (S) "I like the idea of saying something very complicated in a very simple way," Ben Miller states. "That's what we strive for musically, and what I strive for lyrically—to get directly to the point."
Getting to the point is something that the Ben Miller Band does consistently on Choke Cherry Tree, the Joplin, Missouri-bred combo's third album and second New West release. The consistently compelling set offers 11 new examples of Miller's deceptively unpretentious songcraft, beneath whose ramshackle exterior lurks sturdy, infectious melodies and resonant, emotionally insightful lyrics.
Miller's band delivers such memorable new tunes as "Nothing Gets Me Down," "Akira Kurosawa," "Trapeze," "Lighthouse" and "Mississippi Cure" with the sort of unpretentious enthusiasm that's already won the group a devoted fan base that stretches from the band's midwestern home turf to the U.K. and Europe, where they've toured to rave reviews.
Choke Cherry Tree introduces a retooled Ben Miller Band lineup, with Miller and fellow founding member Scott Leeper joined by new additions Rachel Ammons and Smilin' Bob Lewis. The pair's multi-instrumental skills bring added authority to Miller's rootsy new compositions, while maintaining the high energy level (complete with homemade instruments constructed from broken and discarded axes) that originally endeared the band to its fans. Elsewhere, Rachel Ammons' expressive vocals lend depth to the haunting "Redwing Blackbird."
Miller and company recorded Choke Cherry Tree with producer Chris Funk, a member of the Decemberists whose multi-instrumental abilities helped to expand the band's sonic options, as did his interest in using such guest players as Jenny Conlee and Nate Query (also of The Decemberists), renowned saxophonist Ralph Carney (Tom Waits, Tin Huey), Dan Hunt of Neko Case’sband, Ural Thomas, Rev Shines of Lifesavas, and more. “Chris has a lot of musician friends,” Miller notes, “so if we needed an accordion player, he’d just call one.”
According to Miller, "Early in the process of making this album, I thought that we either had to really nail our live approach in the recording studio, or we needed to forget about that and just work on capturing the songs in an inventive way that presents them in their best light. We decided on the latter approach, and we never looked back."
Indeed, while Choke Cherry Tree maintains the rough-and-ready vibe of the band's prior releases, the new material also features some of the most carefully-crafted arrangements that Miller and company have ever had. "This time around," Miller explains, "I did more demos than usual, and really hashed out the songs at home, which gave me and Chris a really good starting point to work the songs. It was the opposite of just jumping in and playing and trying to capture it on the mics. Even though there was more collaboration with other people on this album, it's probably the least compromised album I've ever made."
Since its formation in 2004, the Ben Miller Band has staked out an iconoclastic niche that's established them as both a one-of-a-kind creative unit and a grass-roots fan favorite. Channeling a century's worth of far-flung American musical influences into rousing songcraft that radiates with smarts and soul, Miller's tunes achieve a musical and emotional depth that belies the material's (and the musicians') rough exterior.
The hard-working unit first won a regional fan base through old-fashioned ingenuity and an unstinting work ethic, generating a national buzz and a high-profile 2013 tour of Europe with ZZ Top, thanks to the patronage of avowed BMB fan Billy Gibbons.
The Ben Miller Band's early D.I.Y. approach extended to the lo-tech, largely self-built, instruments that the members still play on stage, including Miller's thrift-shop guitars and banjos and Scott Leeper's one-string washtub bass. The band's use of offbeat instrumentation, however, shouldn't be misunderstood as a gimmick.
"What I really care about is songs, and the rest of it is just a vehicle to get you to that destination," Miller asserts, adding, "We have no interest in being some kind of wacky novelty act, and just because we use junk to make music doesn't mean we aren't serious about it."
Growing up in rural Curlew, Washington, Ben Miller began playing guitar at 16, turning his back on a promising career as a visual artist to focus on music. He gained experience busking and performing in open-mike nights while road-tripping around America, and during an extended stint in Eastern Europe. He eventually found kindred spirits in Scott Leeper and original BMB drummer Doug Dicharry.
The three like-minded players joined forces, and before long their diligent touring regimen allowed them to conquer an ever-widening fan base. In 2012, the Ben Miller Band took its first tentative steps in the recording studio, resulting in the self-released CD Heavy Load, which attracted a good deal of fan praise and critical acclaim.
Word of the BMB's charismatic live shows and regional popularity eventually began to generate a national buzz, winning them a spot on New West Records' roster. The band made its New West debut with 2014's Any Way, Shape or Form, recorded in Nashville with renowned producer Vance Powell.
Now, with Choke Cherry Tree ready for unveiling, Ben Miller is enjoying his band's new four-person lineup. "The audiences seem to like it as much as ever," he observes, adding, "Our two new members are great and exude personality from the stage, so I feel like we're an all-star band now. I love having a female presence on stage, which creates a different energy that you can't get with just dudes. I think it adds a tension that's different, but we're still high-energy on stage, and we still play crazy instruments and move around a lot."
Miller is careful, though, not to allow the novelty of the band's homemade instruments to overshadow the more substantial aspects of the band's output.
"If our only selling point was 'Come and check out the weird instruments,' it would get old real fast," Miller states. "It got us in the door, but once we got in the door, the songs became our focus. Where I put most of my energy is trying to serve the songs, and trying to make them as good as they can be."
Datum: 2018-01-15 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
GREGG ALLMANSouthern Blood (A) "We have lost so many of our musical heroes in the last couple years, that it almost seems to be happening every day now," said Robert Weingartz, Chairman - AirPlay Direct. "Somehow, Gregg’s death was and still is particularly hard for me to accept. This is a beautiful song that is a sad yet telling story of what Gregg undeniably felt in his heart at the end. ‘Rest In Peace’, and thank you for all the wonderful music you shared with us.”
"My Only True Friend" was recorded right before his death. This final song was co-written by Scott Sharrard, the Allman Brothers Band’s longtime musical director and guitarist. The song is especially compelling, with Allman expressing that at the end of his life, the road and being on tour was indeed his "only true friend." His last album, Southern Blood is set for release on Sept. 8th.
Allman was of course a gifted and evocative tunesmith in his own right, the award-winning author of such modern standards as "Midnight Rider," "It's Not My Cross To Bear," "Dreams," and "Whipping Post." SOUTHERN BLOOD is highlighted by one of the most candid tracks of his long songwriting career, "My Only True Friend," co-written with Gregg Allman Band guitarist/musical director Scott Sharrard.
"'My Only True Friend' was Gregg's attempt to contextualize the course of his life," says producer Don Was. "The man that his fans saw performing onstage was the essential Gregg Allman - he was whole and truly satisfied when he was up there playing music. The trials and troubles he faced in life were mostly the result of not knowing what to do with himself in between shows. In this song, he's addressing a woman and explaining that, although he loves her and doesn't want to face living his life alone, being away on the road and performing every night is his lifeblood. If you understand this about Gregg Allman, every other aspect of his life makes complete sense."
Southern Blood serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped rock & roll throughout the past four decades. Allman's first all-new recording since 2011's GRAMMY® Award-nominated solo landmark, Low Country Blues, the album is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's career, an emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favorite artists including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn, meant to serve as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers. Allman collaborated on his closing project with manager and dear friend Michael Lehman and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Don Was, a longtime acquaintance and staunch supporter committed to helping the rock icon actualize his very specific aspirations
GEORGE THOROGOODPart of One (A) After 15 million albums sold worldwide, more than 8,000 live shows, and an uncompromising catalog of hits that has certified him as one of rock’s most relentless entertainers, one bad-to-the-bone icon has made perhaps the most unexpected creative statement of his 40+ year career. "Party Of One" is George Thorogood’s solo debut album.
“A few years back,” Thorogood says, “there was an actress who was considering retirement because she thought there was nothing left for her to do. People asked, ‘Who do you think you are? Katharine Hepburn? Meryl Streep?’ And she said, ‘Not at all. But I don’t want to keep repeating myself.’ Personally, I’d never want to feel like I’m doing Bad to the Bone 2, Bad to the Bone 3, Rocky 5, Rocky 7, you know? So I asked myself, ‘What’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t done yet?’ And this is it.”
Party Of One is Thorogood’s long-awaited tribute to the artists that shaped his musical consciousness. “I can pinpoint the moment it happened,” he remembers: “Spring of 1965, The Rolling Stones brought Howlin’ Wolf onto the TV show Shindig. It was my first taste of the real deal, and it was amazing. So I started listening to people like Wolf, Muddy Waters and Lightnin’ Hopkins, and felt the rawness and the honestly of it all. I was hearing where bands like The Stones, The Yardbirds and The Animals got their thing, and realized it was all connected. So when I learned to play guitar, I was playing along to records by John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley just to see what happened. I thought if I could eventually get people’s attention, it would validate my passion.”
Fans of Thorogood and his hard-rocking band, The Destroyers, might be surprised to learn that he began his career as a solo acoustic performer. “I was a street musician for a long time,” Thorogood explains. “And three months can seem like three years when you’re on the streets of San Francisco in the winter. But I finally scored a gig opening for Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, the greatest blues-folk act of all time. The club owner hired me on the spot. Brownie and Sonny wanted me to succeed, so every night I went out there and played better and better.”
Thorogood continues, “During that time, I also played with Hound Dog Taylor and Robert Lockwood Jr., who was taught how to play by Robert Johnson. I was kind of ragged in those days, but these were the kind of people who were in my corner. They all kept saying to me. ‘You’ve got the right idea, kid, but you’ve got to stay with it. You can do this.’ All these years later, that’s what this album means to me.”
Produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines – known for his work with John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as several of Thorogood’s biggest discs, the 15 cuts on Party Of One are a potent platter of traditional blues, classics and modern blues benchmarks. The primarily acoustic instrumentation – including slide, Dobro, and harmonica – is performed entirely by Thorogood live in the studio with minimal overdubs.
Thorogood brings a distinctive intensity to standards by Willie Dixon (“Wang Dang Doodle”), Brownie McGhee (“Born With The Blues”), Robert Johnson (“I’m A Steady Rollin’ Man”) and the CD-only “Dynaflow Blues”), Elmore James (“Got To Move” and “The Sky Is Crying”) and John Lee Hooker (“Boogie Chillen”, “The Hookers (If You Miss ‘Im… I Got ‘Im)” and a blistering revisit of “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”).
Thorogood also brings his interpretations of tracks by Hank Williams (“Pictures From Life’s Other Side”), Bob Dylan (“Down The Highway”), John Hammond Jr. (“Tallahassee Women”), Johnny Cash (“Bad News”), Texas songwriting legends Gary Nicholson and Allen Shamblin (“Soft Spot”) and The Rolling Stones (Jagger/Richards’ “No Expectations”), Thorogood delivers the full spectrum of modern blues masters.
“Didn’t Bob Dylan start out playing blues?” Thorogood asks. “His first gig, he opened for John Lee Hooker in Greenwich Village. Johnny Cash and Hank Williams all learned by listening to blues. People everywhere can relate to pain more than any other emotion. That’s why the blues will always be timeless.”
Another historic aspect of Party Of One is Thorogood’s return to Rounder Records, the venerable roots label with which he first signed in 1976 to record the three hit albums that launched his recording career.
“George’s coming back is a nice completing of the circle,” says Rounder co-founder Ken Irwin. “This record shows his talent as a storyteller in a very different setting, with all the emotion in his guitar and vocals. It’s a really intimate record, but it’s unmistakably a George Thorogood record, too.”
Co-founder Marian Levy sees the album as a return to roots in more ways than one. “You’d think it would be almost impossible to recapture,” she says, “but there’s immediacy to this record that harks back to the radicalism of the early Destroyers. In many ways, I think this record is a summation of George’s career.”
For Rounder Music Group Vice President of A&R Scott Billington – who is also the album’s executive producer – Party Of One is a vital new understanding of a unique American artist. “This wasn’t an easy record for George to make,” Billington says. “He had to viscerally reconnect with a time in his life when he was discovering who he was. But as you listen to these songs, you realize that he is and always has been an authentic blues player. This album is George Thorogood claiming his legacy.”
For Thorogood, Party Of One stands as the statement he himself is surprised it took over four decades to make. “I think this is a project that’s long overdue,” he admits. “Maybe it should have been the very first album I ever made. And after playing with the band for all these years, I had to kind of reverse my hands and my head in order to do this thing justice.”
Thorogood continues, “But I think Destroyers fans – and hardcore blues fans, too – are ready for the unexpected. My whole career, I’ve always said, ‘Just give them what you are, and they’re either going to dig it or not.’ This record is what I was, what I am, and what I always will be”
THE GO GETTERSLove & Hate (A) Västerås trion The Go Getters har en lång karriär bakom sig. De har varit aktiva i nu 29år med många albumsläpp och världsturnéer bakom sig. Gruppen kännetecknas ofta för sinn mäktiga energi, medryckande sång och mesmorerande rytm. De kallar musiken 110% Rock & Roll.
"Vi lirar överallt, från Perth i Australien via Nashville Tennessee , Buenos Aires Argentina och Sao Paolo Brasilien till Kiruna i norr och Ronneby i söder, Rock & Roll Is Everywhere!" Säger Peter.
Nya skivan "LOVE & HATE" (Goofin Records) är nummer nio i ordningen och är efterlängtad av fansen som törstar efter mer musik från dem.
Plattan är mestadels inspelad live i studion med minimalt med pålägg.
En blandning av gammalt och nytt framförs i tidlös rock & roll stil.
Med rootsmusiken som ledstjärna navigerar de genom en rad musikgenres som pirater och tar det som de vill ha och har ingen intention om att vara nostalgiska utan kör låtarna i sin tappning och med passion.
Uppväxta med Jazz,country,blues,rockabilly och punk etc, så blir låt materialet stort
Bandet består av Peter Sandberg, sång och trummor, Jocke Törnblom: ståbas och Patrik Wallert :gitarr.
Från dom kreddigaste festivalerna runt jorden till dom obskyraste ladugårdarna djupt in i dom svenska skogarn. Just hemkomna från en lång Europa/USA turné kommer de nu äntligen med ett nytt album. Rockabillymusiken lever och frodas tack vare The Go Getters
New music from the Julian Taylor Band sees the band moving toward splendid simplicity, and a style of writing that harkens back to simpler times.
Recorded live-off-the-floor in one day, “Give Us A Sign,” – which has already received airplay from CBC Radio One – is loosely inspired by the first song Taylor learned to play and sing, Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” The song is also heavily influenced by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee as well as the production sounds of STAX and Van Morrison’s earlier work.
“Give Us A Sign” reflects the times we are living in and the lyrics are introspective, hopeful and even a little ironic. It’s meant to be a song about soul-searching. The lyrics in the chorus read “Lord give us a sign, for the love of god won’t you give us a sign, cause you know how hard we’ve all been trying”.
"Lovesick Fool" is more uptempo and it was inspired by the meeting of Stanley Zappa (Frank Zappa's Nephew). He played guest sax with the Julian Taylor Band during their recent summer tour and was an encyclopedia of musical knowledge for them. The band was introduced to artists that they had never heard before like Ernie and Eddie, Jackie Ross and The Radiants. "Lovesick Fool" is highly influenced by these artists, as well as the work of Van Morrison, and even Loggins and Messina.
Written by Julian Taylor, Tyler Ellis and Robert Priest
Produced by Julian Taylor
Mixed & Recorded by Jeremy Darby at Canterbury
BOBBY HARDENNot ready (S) Bobby Harden – front man for The ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND – still led by STAX records icon Steve Cropper and sax legend Lou Marini - has released a new single from his great second CD "RIVER OF SOUL." Produced by fellow BLUES BRO. and Musical Director of SAT.NIGHT LIVE , LEON PENDARVIS, "RIVER" has garnered attention for Bobby’s solo career internationally, and has also gotten him many dedicated new followers
KINGENBring that money honey (S) Hej, här kommer första singeln från Kingens kommande album som ser dagens ljus i början på våren.
Låten han bjuder på här på en grym rockabilly/boogie woogie-dänga med ett sjujäkla pianolir i sann Kingen-anda
TOP CATSIn the middle of the night (S) Top Cats - Modern rockabilly med fullt ös och outtröttlig energi. De förenar en melodiös popkänlsa med rock'n'roll och rockabilly.
De senaste 15 åren har det värmländska bandet pumpat in nytt blod i landets rock n roll-scen.
Bandet kommer ursprungligen från Torsby och trots sin unga ålder är de riktiga veteraner i gemet, de har spelat rockabilly och gammal rock n roll sedan de tidiga tonåren.
Första gången hela Sverige hörde talas om dem var via dokumentärfilmen raggarliv. Tv-premiären följdes sedan upp med: Nyhetsmorgon, Grynets show, Bingo Lotto, Go kväll, Världens barn, Victoriadagarna, Melodifestivalen med flera.
Första albumet gick in på andra platsen på albumlistan och sålde guld. Det efterföljande gick in som etta och närmar sig nu guld. Ett tredje album släpptes under våren 2015
THE DOLLYROTSAmerican girl (S) Yesterday we recorded a cover of Tom Petty's "American Girl". It's a tribute to a song we adore, but we also hope it gives people a pick-me-up during these weird times.
We've also got "American Girl" up on Bandcamp as a pay-what-you-want download. ALL proceeds go to The Midnight Mission, an organization we've had the honor of supporting in the past... and one that was also supported by Tom
Datum: 2017-10-04 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
TT GRACEWhen I see Ya! (S) På söndag är TT Grace med i Bingolotto och lirar denna låt förutom att de också är husband för kvällen (lirar under Bingospelen).
Deras senaste platta har haft riktigt stora framgångar och gjorde en snygg entre på topp 10-listan över mest sålda plattor i sverige när den släpptes.
Dessutom är de riktigt populära på Spotify och senaste albumet är snart uppe i en miljon streams.
Här har vi plockat ut den låt från plattan som de gör i programmet – ”When I See Ya”
ROBERT WELLS (feat CHARLIE McCOY)Lil´ darlin´ (S) Robert Wells tar med sig drömprojekt på höstturné, studioalbumet ”Sun Studio Sessions” släpptes den 17 augusti och spelades in under en vecka i maj i legendariska ”Sun Studios” i Memphis, Tennessee. Nu släpps låt nummer två i ordningen ”Lil´Darlin´” tagen från nya albumet ”Sun Studio Sessions”, text och musik Robert Wells och gästas på munspel av legendariska Charlie McCoy på munspel (Grammy award winner som gjort fleratlaet inspelningar och konserter med Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison m.fl).
Det är med sann glädje Robert Wells hela hösten kommer att presenterar nya albumet och att kunna dela med sig av en dröm som gått i uppfyllelse. ”It´s All About The Boogie” denna gång Live i studio på plattan. Albumet innehåller 15 låtar, nya egna låtar men även klassiker inspelat tillsammans med amerikanska världsmusikerna Legendaren Charlie McCoy (Grammy nominerad, Skivinspelningar med Elvis Presly, Bob Dylan m.fl Munspel), Billy Dean (Grammy Award Winner ,Alison Krauss, Kenny Rogers m.fl.) och Dan Wilkinson på Gitarr och Banjo tillsammans med Wells trio, Lasse Risberg (Bas) och Roine Johansson (Trummor) och Maria Wells
Datum: 2017-09-21 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
ARETHA FRANKLIN with THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRARespect
Datum: 2017-09-21 Label: Warner Music Sweden  ISRC:Releasedatum:
THE BOPPERS2 fools in love (S) The Boppers fortsätter sitt 40-årsfirande med singeln ”2 fools in love”, hämtad från albumet ”Great kicks” som släpptes i början av sommaren. Boppers har turnerat flitigt under året med sin högoktaniga rock n roll-show.
Bandet har sedan 1977 levererat Rock'n Roll & Doo Wop i världsklass. Med tusentals spelningar och över två miljoner sålda album i Skandinavien, Japan och Europa är de ett av de mest framgångsrika banden i sitt slag!
Datum: 2017-09-11 Label: Warner Music Sweden  ISRC:Releasedatum:
TOM "THE SUIT" FORSTStill on the run (S) "Still On The Run" by blues-rock singer-songwriter Tom "The Suit" Forst features blistering slide work by two-time Grammy winning guitarist Paul Nelson of the Johnny Winter Band.
THE JULIAN TAYLOR BANDJust a little bit (S) Here's a song with teen spirit that smells and sounds like a summer hit.
It is also a song that is finding fans globally via Spotify and the Internet. Delta Radio in Hamburg is all over it, Sirius XM loves it, CBC Radio One picked it as song of the week recently and some kid in Russia heard it, loved it and synced it to the accompanying video that he got from who knows where
ROBERT WELLSIt´s all about the boogie (S) Robert Wells har landat ett av sina senaste drömprojekt, studioalbumet ”Sun Studio Sessions” med albumrelease den 17 augusti 2017 (Ginza) och släpps, digitalt, CD och på Vinyl. Inspelningen ägde rum under en vecka i maj i Legendariska ”Sun Studios” i Memphis,Tennessee!
Det är med sann glädje Robert Wells presenterar albumet och att kunna dela med sig av en dröm som gått i uppfyllelse.”It´s All About The Boogie” denna gång Live i studio på plattan. Albumet innehåller 15 låtar, nya egna låtar men även klassiker inspelat tillsammans med amerikanska världsmusikerna Legendaren Charlie McCoy (Grammy nominerad, Skivinspelningar med Elvis Presly, Bob Dylan m.fl Munspel), Billy Dean (Grammy Award Winner ,Alison Krauss, Kenny Rogers m.fl.) och Dan Wilkinson på Gitarr och Banjo tillsammans med Wells trio, Lasse Risberg (Bas) och Roine Johansson (Trummor) och Maria Wells.
Albumet innehåller 15 spår och inspelade under en vecka i Legendariska ”Sun Studios” Albumet fick titeln Stockholm-Memphis då mixningen avslutningsvis gjordes i Stockholm.Det är med glädje Robert Wells släpper nya albumet och at kunna dela med sig av denna dröm som gått i uppfyllelse.”It´s All About The Boogie” denna gång Live i studio på plattan!
Albumrelease den 17 augusti 2017 (GINZA). På albumet gästar amerikanska musikerna Charlie McCoy (Grammynominerade, Musnpel), Billy Dean och Dan Wilkinson på munspel, sång och Banjo. Lasse Risberg (Bas) och Roine Johansson (Trummor) tillsammans med Maria Wells.
""-En enorm kick att bara få se alla gamla mikrofoner, bandspelare, trumset, gitarrer och Jerry Lee Lewis gamla Honky Tonk pianot som stod mitt i studion. Så mycket musikhistoria som satt i väggarna.Vi blev så pass inspirerade att de få låtar vi trodde skulle spelas in, utökades snabbt i ren spelglädje. Vi tog av oss hörlurarna till slut och bara lirade.Teknikern Ples Hamilton tryckte på rött och sen körde vi på. Säger Robert Wells och fortsätter….
-Jag måste erkänna att vi blivit bortskämda med underbar publik genom åren på alla möjligaformer av scener. Alltifrån klubbar, ishockeyarenor teatrar och även på lastbilsflak där vi stått och spelat.Under åren så har det alltid funnits en dröm om att uppleva riktig gammal hederlig skivinspelning som det gjordes på 50-60 talet. Med mycket Rock och Boogie i första hand inne i SUN STUDIOS i Memphis Tennesee. Säger Robert Wells
Robert Wells medverkar i TV4 Nyhetsmorgon lördag den 5 augusti 2017. SVT2, SVT PLAY Robert Wells 30år som artist 9 aug Kl.18.00. Releasekonsert den 17 augusti 2017 +exklusiv inbjuden gäst av Grammynominerade och enormt begåvade, skicklige munspelaren Charlie McCoy gästar under kvällen
Datum: 2017-08-02 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
THE DOLLYROTSHysteria (original first take) (S) It's the original unreleased version of "Hysteria"... we ended up rerecording it for the Because I'm Awesome album but this first take has some charm!
JOAKIM TINDERHOLTHold on (S) "Hold On To Me" from Joakim Tinderholt's upcoming album Hold On is out now on all digital platforms. This is in your face Rock 'n' Roll and classic R & B delivered with passion and love for the music. From the first note it hits you with the same intensity he showed on his critically acclaimed debut album You Gotta Do More from 2014. Joakim has stepped up and are doing his debut as a songwriter too, "Hold On To Me" is the first tune out!
Almost 3 years since their debut album "You Gotta Do More" they're finally ready with the follow-up. Since signing with the German record label Rhythm Bomb Records, in 2015, the band has made it to big festival stages across Europe. Most notably Screamin' Festival (Spain), Rhythm Riot (UK) and Moulin Blues Festival (Netherlands). This summer they are playing Sjock Rock in Belgium and will share the stage with big rock acts like The Hellacopters.
The new album is based on the same successful recipe as the first; a good mix of new original tunes and favourites from the live set. This time Joakim has penned two songs by himself and co-written another two with guitarist Hoeye and bassplayer Troiani. The covers are gems from the catalogues of Ike Turner, Freddie King and country singer Johnny Rivers, among others
CREEDENCE TRIBUTEComin´ down the road (radio edit) (S) Hyllningsbandet ”Creedence Tribute” har letat i arkiven och sökt i historien genom John Fogerty och Creedence magiska värld och låtskatt. Nu tror de sig ha hittat och kommit över en sällsynt skiva och en låt skriven 1973 av John Fogerty ”Comin' Down The Road”. I höst väntar dessutom en en unik tributeshow med ”Creedence Tribute” på stor sverigeturné! Turné premiär blir den 22 september i Västerås och turnén gästar 15 orter runt om i landet
TT Grace har på bara några år gått till att bli ett av Sveriges absolut populäraste Doo Wop-gäng. Och det är inte konstigt då deras välproducerade Doo Wop som är blandad med en rejäl portion rock'n'roll sitter på ett gäng riktigt starka refränger.
Bandet lirar på mängder av festivaler, bilträffar, rockställen och har även etablerat sig utomlands.
På nya skivan lyfter de sitt sound ytterligare ett snäpp. Även låtskrivandet har tagit sig till nya höjder och detta är utan tvekan det absolut starkaste album som släppts i genren i Sverige på mycket mycket länge.
TT Graces musik smittar av sig på ett sätt som inte går att stå emot. Partymusik extra deluxe!
THE BOPPERSWanna be your man (S) Boppers bildades 1977 och året därpå släpptes albumet ”Number 1” som skulle bli ett de mest mest sålda i Sverige genom tiderna. År av succérer följde innan det var dags för nästa lyft i mitten av 90-talet. I år fyller Boppers 40 och detta firas med nya singeln ”Wanna be your man” – skriven av Victor Crone, Johan Lyander och Richard Nilsson. Producent är Stefan Brunzell som senast sågs som kapellmästare i Orups succéföreställing ”Viva la Pop”.
Till sommare ger sig Boppers ut på en stor sommarturné och då släpps även en nyinspelad jubileumsplatta med både nyskrivna låtar och en hel del kända favoriter
Datum: 2017-05-12 Label: Warner Music Sweden  ISRC:Releasedatum:
BRIDGET KELLY BANDBone rattler (A) The Bridget Kelly Band is excited to release their new album entitled "Bone Rattler" (2017) on Alpha Sun Records. It is a 2-disk album with 22 new original songs; an eclectic mix of "electric blues" and "blues-rock" that is sure to rattle the bones! This is the fourth release from the band. Tracks were recorded at Alpha Sun Studios, Gainesville Florida (Nov 2016-March 2017), with songs written and arranged by Tim Fik and Bridget Kelly.
Bridget Kelly Band BIO: Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines female urban blues with riff-driven rockin' blues guitar; held together by a dynamic rhythm section comprised of Alex Klausner on drums and Mark Armbrecht on bass. The group recently expanded their sound by adding keyboardist Chris Alexander to their live shows. Based out of Gainesville Florida, the Bridget Kelly Band has been performing at clubs, concerts and festivals throughout the U.S., and recently at the "Women in Blues" Showcase in Memphis during the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC).
As IBC Semi-Finalist in 2015 and 2016, the group continues to gain serious media attention. Songs from their 2014 "Forever in Blues" CD received regular airplay on Sirius XM satellite radio (B.B. King's Bluesville) and radio stations around the world. The group rapidly earned its reputation as a rockin', female-fronted blues band, when voted #3 by Blues E-News magazine in a "Women in Music" poll in July of 2015. The group's third album, "Outta the Blues" (released in May of 2016), rose to #11 on the RMR Contemporary Blues chart, and hit #1 on the RMR Electric Blues Chart for six weeks in July and August of 2016. This all-original music CD was the #4 top-ranked Roots Music Radio "Electric Blues" album last year. Favorable media reviews and regular airplay on Pandora, Spotify, Jango, and Internet radio have helped open new doors for the band, and have earned them a rapidly expanding international fan base
Datum: 2017-05-08 Label: Alpha Sun Records  ISRC:Releasedatum:
MAJOR AND THE MONBACKSGet to know (A) With a sound that American Songwriter says “channels The Beatles,” Norfolk’s own Major and the Monbacks have toured around the country honing their unique blend of psychedelic rock, glorious harmonies, and anthemic choruses. The sextet will release their Yep Roc Records debut, Moonlight Anthems, in June. Download this free sampler to get a taste of their upcoming album, plus a few tracks from their self-titled release with a live track thrown in as well so you can get to know Major and the Monbacks
THE DOLLYROTSWalking on sunshine (S) Hey Sweet Peas!
We're heading out on the road again, this time in the Northeast USA! Check the vid below where we tell you about it in our usual frantic way, and get your tickets HERE.
Bringing our kids again on this run, BIG thanks to everyone that brought us gifts of toys and diapers on the last round of dates! :) :)
Datum: 2017-05-04 Label:   ISRC:Releasedatum:
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