RELEASES

The Gothic Cowboy - Bare Bones

2020-10-30

“These songs, just vocal and guitar recorded, in 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1984, on a portable cassette, are remnants and revenants from my roaring 20's and dirty 30's, when it finally dawned on me that singin’ in bars would not feed my family and I’d need to hammer nails the rest of my days." ~ Melvin Litton

Råttorna - Utan Titel (vinyl)

2020-10-30

Det tog drygt fyrtio år, men nu är den här. Boråspunkbandet Råttornas första fullängdare. ”Vi var helt enkelt inte färdiga med punken”, menar en påtagligt nöjd Fou Parlé, gitarr, sång, låtskrivare, och svarar samtidigt de som anser att en återförening av ett band få kommer ihåg är något patetiskt. ”Det ger vi högaktningsfullt fan i”.

West of Eden - Cabin Songs

2020-10-25

“We decided to embrace this simplicity this time, and we ditched the drums and the electric guitars. Instead we spent a weekend in a cabin on the Swedish Bohuslän coast, courtesy of our guitarist Henning’s grandmother. At a safe distance from each other, with only a few mics in the room, we set out to capture that focused energy that arises from nailing the take live, in one go.” ~ West Of Eden

Love On Drugs - Let The Banner Wave

2020-10-23

”Let The Banner Wave” is the 3rd single from Love On Drugs' upcoming album ”meLODies” and deals with ambivalence about the great country in the west. The song is released just days before the historically important election in the US on November 3rd, and the songwriter hopes that America listens and reacts. Jenny Lundin (Surrender Dorothy) sings backing vocals and the band consists of Markus Larsson (Kai Martin & Stick) on keyboards, and a solid rhythm section with Robert Olsson on bass and Martin Lillberg on drums.

Michael Ward with Dogs & Fishes - Blind Spot

2020-10-23

Michael Ward has fronted many bands performing and recording his material all over California since 1974 which have included members of many well known bands such as Frank Zappa, Bruce Hornsby, Ambrosia and Rickie Lee Jones. Owner of Hyde Street Studios since 1980. Sound design for live shows and production of studio recordings for 5 seasons with Lines Ballet. Has produced and released 5 albums and several singles of his own material since 1984.

Jim Stanard - Color Outside The Lines

2020-10-16

New album "Color Outside The Lines" once again showcases Jim Stanard's distinctive song craft, vivid storytelling and unmistakably authentic voice, the same qualities that made listeners and critics take notice of his acclaimed 2018 debut "Bucket"List.

Calle Karlsson - That Did Matter To Me

2020-10-16

“That Did Matter To Me” is a kind of retrospective look back for songwriter Calle Karlsson, in which he describes his parents living. It’s got an irish folk triplet swing to it, and Calle sings us the story about his father being at sea and his always present mother, and how their relationship formed the foundation of where he himself is today.

Kerry Patrick Clark - What A Show

2020-10-09

Kerry Patrick Clark has reached into his childhood memories to find juggling clowns, flying trapeze artists, dazzling plate spinners, death defying tightrope walkers and red coated lion tamers, among them. This larger than life cast of characters winked at him as he sat rapt in the bleachers, their smiles an invitation to run away with them and join the circus. It was such a tempting idea that his first song, "Circus Town", written when he was 11, gave voice to that dream. And now he revisits the fantasy from the distance of decades to release his 9th studio album.

Kelly's Lot - Another Sky

2020-10-09

California based band, Kelly’s Lot, releases their new album in October 2020. "Another Sky" is the band’s 15th release and is a mix of contemporary folk, roots rock, with a touch of alt country. It is a journey through americana styles made with guts and heart.

Dave Rosewood - No Rodeo In Rome

2020-10-05

Dave Rosewood's sophmore album "No Rodeo In Rome" is a concept album that tells the story of 'The Cowboy'. Every track is a window into his life. He experiences the exilaration and frustration of love. This includes losing himself in a life style he can't tolerate, and the fight to reclaim his true character. Come and follow the journey of 'The Cowboy'.

Mike Granditsky - PostEuropeanMusic

2020-10-02

The album title says it all, "PostEuropeanMusic" epitomises the epic songs, lyrics, sound, and ambiance on Mike Granditsky's imminent new album. Following in the footsteps of Lou Reed and Scott Walker, Granditsky takes you by the hand and leads you through the dusty city streets, but this time it's not New York or London, it's Europe.

West of Eden - Everywhere

2020-10-02

West Of Eden's take of the Fleetwod Mac song is a warm, intimate rendition with celtic influences, giving new life to a durable, classic pop song. "Everywhere" is out on all digital platforms October 2nd, 2020, and is taken from the mini album "Cabin Songs" which will released October 25th, 2020.

Berra Karlsson - Remington Ride

2020-09-27

Berra Karlsson, brother of Cina Samuelson, and also her famous pedal steel player, has just released his 3rd single as an artist in his own right. This follows an instrumental version of "Let It Be Me" (1st recorded by Gilbert Becaud in 1955, and later a big hit by The Everly Brothers in 1960), and his and producer and dear friend Stig Lindell's composition "The Good Day". The new single is a stunning version of the 1950 Herb Remington and Hank Penny classic, "Remington Ride".

The Furious Seasons - La Fonda

2020-09-25

The Furious Seasons are an acoustic trio with stories to tell. Songwriter, singer and guitarist David Steinhart brings a writer's eye to his tales of persons in desperate situations, tales of Los Angeles in the 21st century, stories of unforeseen romance and of individuals who are quietly heroic. New album "La Fonda" crystallizes the sound of 3 musicians who have great chemistry and love playing together.

Rasmus Blomqvist - Columbia Road

2020-09-25

Swedish singer songwriter Rasmus Blomqvist released his debut solo album titled "Rami & The Whale" in 2016. The new album, "Columbia Road", is the result of some 3 years of recording where about 20 songs boiled down to 10. "Columbia Road" is to some extent going back to a wider arrangement of instruments and voices, reminiscent of Rasmus’ earlier work with rock band Ginger Trees.

Scott McClatchy - Six Of One

2020-09-18

Critically acclaimed americana artist, Scott McClatchy, has returned with his 5th studio album. After an extended hiatus to beat back a brush with cancer, McClatchy has returned with his top flight band, while also adding a full horn section, to help bring the rollicking track list of 6 originals and 6 covers to the party. McClatchy has even brought in a few old friends to help round out the sound; Eric Ambel, guitar, Scott Kempner, guitar and Tommy Womack, vocals and harmonica.

Hat Check Girl - Kiss Me Quick

2020-09-18

"The songs on 'Kiss Me Quick' were written as duets. Unison, harmony, trading lines, swapping verses, interplay, interweaving. Over the decade we’ve been recording together as Hat Check Girl our harmonies have grown closer, and our blend more personal, this project explores the intrinsic possibilities in working as a duo, a different way of thinking than in the recordings we each make on our own." ~ Annie Gallup & Peter Gallway

Su Andersson - Train Stories

2020-09-18

Inspiring wanderlust and a spirit of adventure regardless of age or circumstance, Su Andersson's "Train Stories" is a music book of stories and Americana nostalgia through the eyes of a lifelong European, yet it is also much more besides, for this album serves notice to everyone to have the courage to embrace lifelong fantasies and embark upon their very own voyage of exploration. The result is sublime.

Judith Owen - September

2020-09-11

World class pianist, vocalist, entertainer and comedienne Judith Owen steadfastly continues to release singles featured on the forthcoming album “Both Things Are True”. This time Judith tackles Earth, Wind & Fire’s r'n'b dance floor smash “September”.

Mikael Ramel - Rambalaja

2020-09-11

"Detta är en liveinspelning gjord i Örebro 1999 med bandet Rambalaja. Vi kan kalla det för ett hobbyband, några av killarna kom från Hällefors, där jag tidigare bott, och vi kompletterade med Pierre Swärd, organist från Borlänge, och Poa Sörlin, som bodde i Örebro." ~ Mikael Ramel

Ulrik Arturén - Prayer

2020-09-11

Ulrik Arturens andra single för 2020 heter "Prayer" och Ulrik berättar, "På kvällen den 21:a augusti 1485 samlar kung Richard III sina män för att be en stilla bön för vad som komma skall. Dagen därpå inleddes slaget vid Bosworth, vilket skulle leda till slutet på Rosornas Krig och Richard III:s död". Ulrik fortsätter att gräva fritt i Peters låtskatt. Och tanken är att med både text och musik förflytta sig tillbaka dryga 500 år och till Bosworth Field. Tillsammans med Ulrik och hans musikanter beger vi oss ut på slagfältet. Och som Richard säger, "This night, is alright for praying".....

The Mystix - Can't Change It

2020-09-04

The Mystix forthcoming album, "Can't Change It", produced by legendary drummer Marco Giovino (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Nora Jones) brings a fresh, new sound to their crafted and polished approach, keeping true to the mission of bringing americana, deep soul, country blues, and originals as only The Mystix can interpret them.

Martin Schaub - Elvis Is Alive

2020-09-04

Martin Schaub is the secretive sideman who’s worked for years behind many of Sweden’s biggest artists. As an orchestral arranger, he’s written for Benny Andersson, Laleh, Ane Brun, Weeping Willows, Deportees and Loney Dear just to name a few. But now, better late than never, his solo debut is ready to launch, and it all started as a dare on a party, 12 years ago. “Since you’re able to write songs about anything, can you make one that includes the titles of Elvis’ greatest hits in the lyrics?”.

The Long Ryders - Down To The Well

2020-09-04

"As promised, here is the new Long Ryders single! 'Down To The Well' was cut in Richmond, Virginia, near guitarist Stephen McCarthy's bohemian love pad, with a few overdubs added down the phone line later on. It is the a-side and a brand new unreleased track! 'If You Want To See Me Cry' is the b-side and an acoustic version, not the version found on our last album 'Psychedelic Country Soul'." ~ Sid Griffin

Progress Band - A String That Picks Up Everything

2020-08-28

Progress Band has been performing since 2009. The dark folk experimental duo is based in Portland, Oregon, where they perform regularly and have gone on several west coast tours. The group consists of Zarko on guitar and vocals, and Scott on bass, with frequent guest appearances from local artists. Sophomore album, "A String That Picks Up Everything", will be released this fall.

TRUCK - En Doft Av År

2020-08-28

TRUCK är en svensk trio med tydliga rötter i sent 60-tal och tidigt 70-tal, och musiken är en tung rock- och blues-baserad kompott som stundtals även kan dofta progg. Repertoaren består huvudsakligen av egna alster som live gärna framförs på hög volym med en våldsam elektrisk frenesi.

Catherine Britt - I Am A Country Song

2020-08-28

One of Australia’s best loved country singer songwriters, Catherine Britt, will soon release the lead single from her anticipated forthcoming album "Home Truths", and her 1st to be released through her new independent label, Beverley Hillbilly Records.

Michael Veitch - Best Of Many Days

2020-08-21

Once in a blue suede moon, a record comes along that does its part to move the dial on folk and roots radio. “Best Of Many Days” is a culmination of Michael Veitch’s skill as a songwriter and is produced so that the songs are truly taking center stage. Recorded over several years and around the globe, this sets a new bar for Veitch with it’s finely tuned sonics and range roving vocals, combined with well chosen lyrics as if from another time and place.

Kaurna Cronin - Glass Road

2020-08-21

Australian artist Kaurna Cronin's new single "Glass Road" is sonically delicate and precise, displaying the best, most intimate aspects of the acoustic genre combined with an inventive and experimental modern approach. Cronin's knack for timeless sentiment and rich imagery in his songwriting is palpable in this new deep and existential song. The song is a preamble for his upcoming album "Aloft In Blue" which explores some of the deepest existential concerns of our time, coupled with lush and emotive soundscapes cementing Cronin as an artist for this moment and setting him at the cutting edge of contemporary folk.

Love On Drugs - Cutting Words

2020-08-21

”Cutting Words” is Love On Drugs' 2nd single from upcoming album ”meLODies”, and is, as the title suggest, about words that hurt. Jenny Lundin (Surrender Dorothy) sings backing vocals and Andreas Hall (West Coast Big Band, Sharp6) plays the tenor saxophone. The band consists of Markus Larsson (Kai Martin & Stick) on keyboards and a solid rhythm section with Robert Olsson on bass and Martin Lillberg on drums.

The Grand Undoing - In A Vigil State

2020-08-14

Swooping in to carry us all away from our pandemic malaise comes "In A Vigil State", the highly anticipated 4th album by Boston based The Grand Undoing. With their previous releases, the band established a signature sound rooted in the 5 P’s, power pop, prog, psychedelia and punk. Now they’re setting it loose with catchy hooks and driving beats, and you most definitely want to go along for the ride.

Ulrik Arturén - Just Go

2020-08-10

Under sommar och höst 2020 släpper Ulrik Arturén 4 stycken alster med en månads mellanrum. Först ut är "Just Go". Skriven av Ulriks gode vän Peter Robsahm. Alla 4 låtar är faktiskt skrivna av honom. "Herr Robsahms musik passar mig som handsken och jag har fått fritt spelrum att tolka hans musik på mitt sätt. Vilket känns oerhört tacksamt och inspirerande", säger Ulrik.

Bobbo Byrnes - Sea Green Number 5

2020-08-07

Bobbo Byrnes returned home to California after many months on tour across the states and Europe and recorded an intimate, mostly acoustic album about searching for home. His painting “SeaGreenNumber5” lent a visual tone to the sessions as they were recorded in his living room in front of the painting. His songs draw from real life, from being a touring musician on the other side of the world far from loved ones in “10 000 Miles” to the rollicking ode to female musicians in “Queen Of The Party” to the tense, fragile echoes of experiencing an active shooter situation in “Every Sound That Crashes”.

Cina Samuelson - Sing With Your Heart And Soul

2020-07-31

Swedish country music artist Cina Samuelson is back with a new album. It's her most personal album up to now, with songs like "Sing With Your Heart And Soul", a song about her sweet grandma, "I’ll Miss You", a tune about her mother’s fight against cancer, "Connie & Loretta", who inspired her to become a country singer herself, and "You And Me", about the boy who helped her to hide from the bullies when she was a little girl.

Deborah Henriksson - Calling

2020-07-31

Deborah Henriksson's new single "Calling" includes 3 versions, the original version released in 2014, a new alternate version, and an instrumental version. The original version has a Celtic ambience, whereas the alternate version has a feel which is no less timeless, but which draws the listener in with a more immediate sense of presence.

Judith Owen - The Here & Now

2020-07-24

"I am thrilled to announce that ‘The Here & Now’ is available soon as a 'thank you' gift to all my friends and fans who inspired me to write and perform these weekly songs about what we’re seeing and experiencing right now. I also created this 'Where’s Waldo' artwork as a visual puzzle for you. Every song and situation is represented by 6 separate images. I wonder if you can find them all? Enjoy, dear friends." ~ Judith Owen

The Refusers - Freedom Fighter

2020-07-17

You can’t say Michael Belkin and his wildly defiant powerhouse band The Refusers didn’t warn us. Maybe our collective complacency allowed us to take those previous messages with a grain of salt the last few years, but in this shitstorm of 2020, that’s no longer an option. Perhaps our fear, anxiety and vulnerability in the wake of COVID-19, and the George Floyd murder protests, will wake us up so we can hear Belkin and the boys as they meet the moment head on with their latest brainwave blast "Freedom Fighter".

Surrender Hill - A Whole Lot Of Freedom

2020-07-10

Like its name suggests, "A Whole Lot Of Freedom" breaks down walls for Surrender Hill. This is the soundtrack to taking new chances and meeting challenges head on, set to a backdrop of entwined melodies and rustic orchestration.

Jim Iseman III - Viduity

2020-07-03

This year Jim Iseman III releases his debut EP "Viduity" which blends traditional songwriting with modular ambient synthesis. The source material draws heavily from the work of physicists Richard Feynman, Roger Penrose and Douglas Hofstadter.

Love On Drugs - Standing On The Doorstep

2020-06-26

”Standing On The Doorstep” is the 1st single from Love On Drugs' upcoming album ”meLODies”, and is a story about life at a Swedish highschool in the 90's. Love On Drugs, or Thomas Pontén and band, curiously and passionately blend americana and indie pop, mixing influences from both sides of the pond into a rare and unique cocktail.

VILMA - Andra Ställen

2020-06-26

With a warm acoustic sound, VILMA's forthcoming EP "Andra Ställen" is brought to a new borderland between First Aid Kit and Melissa Horn, and is engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by the eminent Andreas Holmstedt. ”Andra Ställen” will be found on Spotify and all other streaming and download sites, as well as on a beautifully packaged CD.

My Sweetest Punch - They Tell Me

2020-06-26

"They Tell Me" is the 1st single from Gothenburg based My Sweetest Punch still untitled sophomore album, to be released by Paraply Records, with distribution by Border Music, sometime early next year.

Jenny Reynolds - Any Kind Of Angel

2020-06-19

Produced by Mark Hallman and André Moran at Congress House Studio, Jenny Reynolds's new recording “Any Kind Of Angel” will be released June 19th, 2020. The record features Jaimee Harris, BettySoo, Warren Hood, Oliver Steck, and Scrappy Jud Newcomb. It is her 4th release.

Greg Copeland - The Tango Bar

2020-06-12

At the age of 74, Greg Copeland has emerged from the shadow of his long time friend, Jackson Browne. In ”The Tango Bar” and its untitled companion album, out next year, Copeland has found his own style somewhere between Jason Isbell and Joe Henry, and he has earned his own place among America’s contemporary songwriters. Featuring beautiful vocals by Inara George and Caitlin Canty, and brought to life by an extraordinary group of musicians led by Tyler Chester and Greg Leisz, these are the best songs of Copeland’s career.

Dan Tuffy - Letters Of Gold

2020-06-05

Dan Tuffy has played in bands, operated as a touring agent, run a niche record label, and had shares in recording and record production companies. He is also a professional storyteller. Yet it wasn’t until 2017 that he released his debut solo album “Songs From Dan”. His debut gathered much critical praise and had him busy touring his homeland Australia and Europe. Leading Dutch music magazine OOR referred to it as a masterpiece. Now, his 2nd solo album "Letters Of Gold" is beginning to gather even more attention.

Meadow Creek - Pieces Of Driftwood

2020-06-05

Meadow Creek are back with a strong sequel to their acclaimed debut album from 2017, "'Til Death Do Us Part". Country, americana, or why not 'swedicana', flavoured tones with a touch of nordic melancholy and the whisper of the woods. On the new album, "Pieces Of Driftwood", the duo metaphorically describe their songs as driftwood pieces, washed ashore on the beach of memories, and each has their own unique story to tell.

Annamay - Out Of Reach

2020-05-29

We are proud to announce new music from the songstress Annamay. 2020 she transforms from a solo studio act to an artist supported by her brand new band. A full set of muscians from various genres. The mix is right down Annamay's alley. 2 of her new singles comprise of both a new band version as well as an original version.

Annamay - Om Hon Hade Vetat

2020-05-29

We are proud to announce new music from the songstress Annamay. 2020 she transforms from a solo studio act to an artist supported by her brand new band. A full set of muscians from various genres. The mix is right down Annamay's alley. 2 of her new singles comprise of both a new band version as well as an original version.

Safari Season - A New Future

2020-05-29

"A New Future"" is a new exciting 4 track CDEP by Swedish duo Safari Season. The title track is a thrilling 6 minute epic dealing with the inexorable progress of time, and we all have to remember the past to be able to build a new, and even better, future.

Calle Karlsson - På Kanten

2020-05-22

”På Kanten” är en välproducerad, luftig countrydoftande visa, med en begrundande, nästan filosofisk text. Det är också texten som står i centrum i ett annars minimalistiskt, om än smakfullt, arrangemang, och den sparsmakade känslan gifter sig bra med texten som lyckas vara upplyftande och melankolisk samtidigt. ”Jag tänker att på andra sidan molnen finns en sol, som skiner starkt, men som jag inte ser. Mitt i min tvekan finns ju allting som jag gjort, jag tänker kanske blir det inget mer”, skaldar Calle Karlsson.

Deborah Henriksson - Breakers' Roar

2020-05-22

The new bundle of Deborah Henriksson's "Breakers' Roar" includes the original version, released in 2017, a new, more acoustic version, and an instrumental version. The acoustic version of the song is stripped down and less dramatic than the original version. Instead it highlights the intimate feel of lyric and melody.

Judith Owen - Hold My Hand

2020-05-22

"This is my re-imagining of Jess Glynne’s mega dance hit ‘Hold My Hand’. The sentiment is so fitting for how we’re all feeling right now, needing others, knowing we can’t get through this alone, I’m so proud of how poignant, deeply moving, and totally different it is! Many thanks as always to my incredible collaborators. Leland Sklar, Pedro Segundo, Christian Lohr, John Fischbach, Jesse Snider and Steve Lee. All proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic, supporting a community whose 'hand to mouth' existence, with zero social services, has been devastated during Covid-19. Enjoy and many thanks for supporting and caring." ~ Judith Owen

Parker Gray - Luminous Darkness

2020-05-15

Parker Gray is the collaboration between singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, engineer and producer Peter Gallway, and keyboardist, synthesist, producer and composer Harvey Jones. It sprang from Gallway’s desire to expand his work into the realm of atmospheric and emotional landscapes and who better to help create this vision than his friend Harvey Jones, who has performed on recordings with Robert Fripp, Sting, Paul Buchanen, Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin and Carla Bley. The spoken element of these recordings derives from the poetry collection, "Big Mercy", by Peter Gallway on Gallway Bay Press.

Coco O'Connor - When I Was Your World

2020-05-15

Returning to the studio in early 2019, Coco O'Connor was more determined than ever to return to her musical beginnings. “It has a lot to do with going back to my roots where I grew up”, says Coco. The main catalyst for the development of the album was signing a record deal with Bonfire Music Group. After forming a band for a music festival in 2018, Coco took that inspiration to a whole new peak by bringing the full band in to the studio to record on her latest release, "When I Was Your World".

Michael Johnathon - Legacy

2020-05-08

It’s a 9 minute folk rock monster, a journey of the modern age of songwriters in a collapsing record industry. It’s being played on rock stations and bluegrass programs, public radio and commercial radio. It’s being used in college classes and has even become a parlor game as people study and comment on the lyrics. And it hasn’t even been officially released.

Blues Escape - Featuring Johanna Lillvik

2020-05-08

Blues Escape is the result of a meeting between the versatile artist Johanna Lillvik and blues band Hill Blue Unit at Alingsås jazz club in November 2016. It was the 1st time that Johanna sang blues and jazz in public and the collaboration was only expected to last for one concert, but the chemistry, the music and the success was so obvious that it had to continue

John Cee Stannard - Folk Roots Revisited

2020-05-01

"Folk Roots Revisited" sees John Cee Stannard return to his roots as a folk singer, this collection of original songs, some going back over 40 years, reflects the music he was listening to around the time of Vertigo releasing the debut album from Tudor Lodge, the folk group John founded back in 1968. Musicians appearing on this new release include Simon Mayor, Mike Baker, Howard Birchmore, Les Calvert, Tom Evans and Jackie Doe.

John Cee Stannard - When The Time Is Right

2020-05-01

"When The Time Is Right" is another new album from John Cee Stannard, following on from his last album "Moving On" released in the spring of 2019. Musicians appearing on this album include his Blues Horizon band mates Howard Birchmore and Mike Baker along with Spencer Couzens, Craig Broadfoot, Les Calvert, Nick Pentelow and Dean Robinson. These new songs include 5 written at a song writing course in August 2019.

Råttorna - Utan Titel

2020-04-25

Det tog drygt fyrtio år, men nu är den här. Boråspunkbandet Råttornas första fullängdare. ”Vi var helt enkelt inte färdiga med punken”, menar en påtagligt nöjd Fou Parlé, gitarr, sång låtskrivare, och svarar samtidigt de som anser att en återförening av ett band få kommer ihåg är något patetiskt. ”Det ger vi högaktningsfullt fan i”.

Mia Arends & Michael Derning - Rough Magic

2020-04-24

"Rough Magic" was recorded in Seattle, WA, and re-imagines the music they heard from childhood to the present, mostly interpreted in fingerstyle guitar and voice. Along with 6 originals are songs by Paul Simon, Biff Rose, Lennon McCartney, Incredible String Band, Michael Peter Smith, Blind Willie McTell, Duke Ellington, and more.

Carrington MacDuffie - I'm The One

2020-04-24

Far reaching influences of a lively musical childhood weave through Carrington MacDuffie’s unusual, hook laden songs, and stand out in her new EP, “I’m The One”. The spirit of independence runs deep in her lineage, with her English forebears having fought in the American Revolution, including a colonel who crossed the Delaware River with General Washington. This maverick spirit has persevered through successive generations, and informs Carrington’s artistic practices, her passions, and her calling in life.

Dave Greaves - Still Life : The Legacy Collection

2020-04-17

Most of Dave Greaves' songs are from personal experiences telling poignant stories in his own very special language of the heart. Perfectly thought out guitar parts along with a smoldering, and as he puts it, gin soaked voice, set Dave Greaves apart from other world class musician and songwriters from both 'back in the day' and today. “He’s as real as it gets and utterly convincing”.

Son Of The Velvet Rat - Monkey Years #2

2020-04-17

Son of the Velvet Rat celebrates the release of their anthology "Monkey Years #2". This latest collection, culled from a deep dive into the albums "Loss & Love", "Red Chamber Music", "Firedancer" and "Reaper" is a treat for those willing to track americana to its farthestflung outposts and represents a sampler of S.O.T.V.R.’s considerable back catalogue. The collection also includes 2 previously unreleased tracks, “Mother Of Pearl” and “Sirens”.

Mannish Boy - Last Ticket To Rock'N'Roll Land Redux : Extended Tour Edition

2020-04-17

Mannish Boy (MB) is a classic rock band from Stockholm, Sweden, with background and roots from Öland, Småland and Gotland, that has been around for many years. We were raised in the 70's with Sweet, Alice, Bowie, Mott, Purple, Lizzy, Beatles, Stones, and Pugh, John Holm, Nationalteatern from the Swedish stage.

Mark Rogers - Seventy Days

2020-04-17

What is "Seventy Days". It's the length of summer. Or, it's the amount of time the US president knew of the Corona Virus Pandemic before taking action. "Seventy Days". Enough time to fall in love. Enough time to gather resources and make a plan.

Jono Manson - Silver Moon (digital release)

2020-04-10

Jono Manson's 10th solo album, "Silver Moon", brims with the exuberant musicality of someone whose fire burns bright after many lifetimes in the music industry. The 13 song album is unmistakably Jono, winding through reflective americana, gritty r'n'b, raunchy rock'n'roll, and elements of pop, like a night of music at Nightingale. It’s an invigorating album from an artist who helped define an era, and it features superstar friends such as Warren Haynes, Joan Osborne, Eric Schenkman, and many more.

Brooke Benson - I Am The Sun

2020-04-10

Brooke Benson's new EP, "I Am The Sun", features her poetic style lyrics blended with world class musicians orchestrating a unique storytelling experience. Combining jazz, hip hop style beats, blended with bluegrass elements, Brooke's cross genre sound has been described as, “a riveting gem that features life lessons, wise words, fearless singing, a kick ass instrumental full of electrifying violin and guitar play, and most importantly, tons of grit”, by Ratings Game Music.

Joel Siegel & The Pocket Band - Pink Hotel

2020-04-03

Discovered by David Crosby, performed with Grateful Dead, Doobie Brothers, and was the driving force in RJ Fox, "the best band you never heard" according to Crosby, now Joel Siegel & The Pocket band rock it for the whole world on their new album, "Pink Hotel".

Genna & Jesse - Say OK

2020-04-03

In early 2020, retro soul pop duo Genna & Jesse will release their 4th album, “Say OK”, to an international audience. With a catalogue of recordings that includes their folky, 1970's tinged debut “Give & Take”, their raw live album “Wild Enough To Try”, and their surprisingly slick and poppy “Asphalt Rhapsody”, “Say OK” finds the duo finally hitting their stride, with an album that is contemporary in its subject matter, while expressing a musicality that is timeless.

Mannish Boy - Who Are They Fighting For

2020-03-27

"This is a song we started to write years ago about meaningless war, fucked up politicians, religious fanatics and so on. We felt that the song became pretty relevant today, with all those different political and religious issues, and young soldiers and renegades who don’t know what they are fighting for. Giving their life for some strange political leader, religion, God!" New single, "Who Are They Fighting For", released by Paraply Records, distributed by Border Music, on March 27th, 2020

Paul Benoit - Lost Days Long Nights

2020-03-27

Seattle guitarist, singer and songwriter Paul Benoit is gearing up to release his 11th solo studio album, "Lost Days Long Nights". Written on journeys to South America, Turkey, and the US, it is chock full of acoustic travel ballads, moody folk rock songs, powerful guitar, piano and organ, and haunting pedal steel.

Carus Thompson - Shakespeare Avenue

2020-03-20

Australian folk rock songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson returns to the UK to launch his 7th studio album, "Shakespeare Avenue". Recorded in Dartmoor, in the south west of England with Mercury nominated producer Sean Lakeman, the album takes its name from a street in Bath, Somerset, where Thompson’s late grandfather lived, before he left his home for Australia.

Tony Denikos - Gravity Wins

2020-03-20

Tony Deniko's 5th release, "Gravity Wins", is being hailed as his best work to date. 45 years of writing, recording, performing and living are distilled in this seamless and evocative collection of pure americana.

A.K & The Brotherhood - Oh Sedona! Vol 3

2020-03-20

A.K & The Brotherhood are back with their 2nd album, "Oh Sedona!". The material will be released in EP format, "Vol 1" through "Vol 3", on Spotify, as well as on all other download and streaming sites, and on vinyl and CD as a complete album.

Sid Whelan - Waitin' For Payday

2020-03-13

For this, his 3rd self produced album since returning to music from a decade-long hiatus in 2013, songwriter, guitarist, singer and bandleader Sid Whelan has re-united with producer and musician Lora-Faye Åshuvud (Arthur Moon) for "Waitin’ For Payday", an 8 song collection that runs the americana road from African influenced blues to bright soul pop. A songwriting student of Steve Earle and Chely Wright, Sid has been earning respect for his rich guitar voicings and well crafted, compelling lyrics.

Joy Mills Band - Echolocator

2020-03-13

The Joy Mills Band takes a sonic turn on their new album, "Echolocator", taking their soulful country and roots sound into new territory. The sound is clean and modern, vocals front and center. An eclectic set of influences from longtime band members takes flavors from singer songwriters like Jenny Lewis and Sharon Van Etten and twangy southern rock classics from Supertramp and The Police.

Sugar Lime Blue - Narcoluptuous

2020-03-06

Sugar Lime Blue is redefining americana, drawing from the 3 main American stylings of jazz, blues and country, to create a purely unique sound. Fans of classic rock, blues, and traditional country can all find commonality in Sugar Lime Blue. Pull up a chair, lend an ear and get lost in the smooth grooves, winding musical passages and lilting vocals that is Sugar Lime Blue.

Ben Lorentzen - King Of Bitter Sorrow

2020-03-06

Musician, singer and artist, Ben Lorentzen is the real deal, much like his influences, Cave, Dylan, Cash, Drake and Cornell. It was a natural progression then to move to the US to advance his career. From New York Lorentzen collaborated with a variety of artists such as Rie Tsuji (Beyonce) and Brian Hardgroove (Public Enemy) and has played legendary clubs such as Cafe Wha, The Bitter End and the Hammerstein Ballroom. Ben Lorentzen is currently out with his 3rd and latest solo album “King Of Bitter Sorrow”. Huffington Post says, “Ben Lorentzen has it going on in an enormous way”.

White Owl Red - Afterglow

2020-02-28

Singer and songwriter Josef McManus’s anticipated 4th White Owl Red album continues to explore the messy complexity of contemporary culture and values with ferocity and vulnerability. These 10 songs embrace musical innovation without pandering to formula, seamlessly blending country, folk, americana and rock influences with indie vibes.

Barbara Bergin - Blood Red Moon

2020-02-28

"Blood Red Moon", Barbara Bergin’s debut CD, features a colorful cast of characters from the young prince of Wales to the captain of the Robert E Lee to a possum in the corn. Her musical stories are contemplative, rowdy, old fashioned and come from a place in her soul that reveals the many facets of an artist who’s come a long way on the road of life.

Nilsen's Southern Harmony - Coastology

2020-02-21

From the coast of northern Norway, to the Gulf Coast, and back. 9 years after the 1st album by Nilsen’s Southern Harmony, here’s the 2nd. Since that 1st album, Bjoern Nilsen as a writer, has had more than 50 songs recorded by other artists, including 3 European top 5 hits, on HotDisc Top 40, and 3 Norwegian #1’s in 2018. "Coastology" was written and recorded with a dynamic line up of mighty fine American and Norwegian writers, singers, and musicians.

Lawson Vallery Band - Texiana

2020-02-21

Lawson Vallery was born in the southern US state of Louisiana, but soon after his family moved to Texas, that is where he grew up, always moving from town to town as the family followed the great Texas oil boom of the 40’s and 50’s. Beginning in the early 50’s most of his entertainment came from listening to the Grand Old Opry and Louisiana Hayride on the radio or going to movies featuring singing cowboys like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Tex Ridder. It seems that he knew from an early age that a singing cowboy was what he really wanted to be, so he began to document his young life in the form of poems and lyrics.

A.K & The Brotherhood - Oh Sedona! Vol 2

2020-02-21

A.K & The Brotherhood are back with their 2nd album, "Oh Sedona!". The material will be released in EP format, "Vol 1" through "Vol 3", on Spotify, as well as on all other download and streaming sites, and on vinyl and CD as a complete album.

Mikael Ramel Band Till Dej - The Bäst Band Lajv 2019

2020-02-14

”Därför att jag nått den punkt i livet då min musik spelas av de, för mig, bästa tänkbara musiker, kallar jag bandet The Bäst Band!” ~ MIkael Ramel

"Mikael Ramel Band Till Dej : The Bäst Band Lajv 2019" släpps på CD, LP och digitalt av Hemifrån/Paraply Records med distribution av Border Music den 14:e februari 2020.

Rebecca Turner - The New Wrong Way

2020-02-14

Rebecca Turner has made 2 well received albums, 1st, "Land Of My Baby" in 2005, then "Slowpokes" in 2009. Writing for a 3rd began almost immediately after "Slowpokes was" released. Then she was swept away by a dream like, sometimes uncomfortable, but always interesting sea of time and family and cats and work. Years passed, songs came and went, but she kept performing and writing. Finally, a deadline of early 2020 was set for the new album, "The New Wrong Way".

Gunther Brown - Heartache & Roses

2020-02-14

Gunther Brown is a 6 piece americana roots rock band from Portland, Maine. Comprised of veterans of Portland's active roots music scene, the band has a wealth of studio and stage experience. Now, in 2020, comes "Heartache & Roses", Gunther Brown's 3rd album. The album's opening line, "Ain't Been A Good Year", sets the tone for 11 songs born of failures, disappointment and even the occasional hint of optimism.

Lynne Hanson - Just Words

2020-02-07

On February 7th, 2020, Ottawa based songwriter Lynne Hanson will release her 7th studio album, “Just Words” on CD and LP. Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, Lynne’s brand of 'porch music with a little red dirt' can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full on thunderstorm of gritty americana swamp from one song to the next.

Stephanie Hatfield - Out This Fell

2020-02-07

"Out This Fell", Stephanie Hatfield's 4th studio album, is an indie, folk and pop offering that spins an assortment of epic tales including that of a 50 year friendship set in Naples, the abandonment of those left to the decay of Detroit, surviving a mental breakdown in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, and the sweet simplicity of a love that still holds true and comforting even after death.

Jono Manson - Silver Moon (physical release)

2020-02-07

Jono Manson's 10th solo album, "Silver Moon", brims with the exuberant musicality of someone whose fire burns bright after many lifetimes in the music industry. The 13 song album is unmistakably Jono, winding through reflective americana, gritty r'n'b, raunchy rock'n'roll, and elements of pop, like a night of music at Nightingale. It’s an invigorating album from an artist who helped define an era, and it features superstar friends such as Warren Haynes, Joan Osborne, Eric Schenkman, and many more.

Ruby Lovett - It's A Hard Life

2020-01-31

Ruby Lovett is pure country. She is heir to a tradition of women with drawls and spunk. She is funny, unaffected, and unabashedly traditional in outlook. The combination makes both her singing and her presence extraordinarily appealing. The fact that such appeal is tied to a beautifully one of a kind voice is all the better. Her music is as real as she is, full of honest emotion and real life situations, sung with unaffected grace and power. To hear her sing is to witness the flowering of a life and musical approach that began with a childhood in Laurel, Mississippi.

Tom Mank & Sera Smolen - We Still Know How To Love

2020-01-31

Tom Mank & Sera Smolen's recent CD's have been recorded in Woodstock, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Ooigem, BE, with American, Dutch and Belgian musicians and vocalists contributing. Their CD's have received enthusiastic reviews in both the US and Europe.

Deborah Henriksson - Face Your Fears

2020-01-31

"The legend of King Arthur inspired me when writing the lyrics. I like the idea that ordinary people face fears and struggles with as much bravery as heroes of legends do. The chorus, 'face your fears, seek new beginnings', was clearly prophetic for me in my personal life as well. Many listeners tell me that they also like to repeat those words in tough times. The music catches you from the start and pulls you in with energy, but also with a timeless celtic vibe." ~ Deborah Henriksson

Ranzel X Kendrick - Snafu By Alias Wayne

2020-01-24

Ranzel X Kendrick brings fans his alter ego persona in the early 2020 release “Snafu by Alias Wayne". A 6 song EP embracing his enjoyment of jazzy rock and blues on a broader canvas.

Ranzel X Kendrick - Freestyle : Legacy Collection 1

2020-01-24

Next up for Ranzel X Kendrick is the January 2020 release “Freestyle”. The 1st of 3 EP’s from the “Legacy Collection” of formerly unreleased songs from the spirited artist's history as a singer songwriter.

Lynne Hanson - Long Way Home

2020-01-17

"Dramatic heartbreak ballad accented by keyboard hooks from Jim Bryson and an aching guitar solo from Kevin Breit. When a long lonely walk home alone is better than having to talk to anyone about how you’re still hurting." ~ Lynne Hanson

Mejram - Mejram

2020-01-03

The bridge between Gothenburg and Nashville is called Mejram. American roots music and swedish folk merge when this group now releases their debut album, a carefully wrapped folk pop package filled with personal stories dressed in strings, bows, clavier, percussion och rich harmony singing. After 3 years in the shadows the band now emerges into the sun with what makes Mejram Mejram, 4 skilled young musicians, 2 languages, an infinite amount of feelings and great creativity.

Kaja - Origo

2020-01-03

"Origo" is a celebration of life and death, the journey and eternity. Kaja, the trio that just stepped into its teens, unleashes their distinctly personal approach once again to embrace a broad emotional range with a creative mélange of influences.They still have their roots in Klezmer and other Eastern European folk music, but they’ve branched out and their latest album even features influences from pop, afro and electronica. In addition to violin, accordion and double bass, the trio also treats us to cutting edge guest performances on scissors, synth bass, percussion, kalimba, grand piano, live electronica and saxophones. A 12 minute long suite nestles with a deadly waltz, a dramatic unplanned road trip, vibrant afro beats, and a trolley trip in. All with the cinematic chamber music sound of Kaja.

A.K & The Brotherhood - Oh Sedona! Vol 1

2019-12-27

A.K & The Brotherhood are back with their 2nd album, "Oh Sedona!". The material will be released in EP format, "Vol 1" through "Vol 3", on Spotify, as well as on all other download and streaming sites, and on vinyl and CD as a complete album.

Ellinor & Leonor - Årsringar

2019-12-27

With the unusual combination of 5 string cello and fiddle, Ellinor & Leonor vitalise and give new life to Swedish folk music. In “Årsringar”, the duo present traditional tunes from south Dalarna in stylish and lilting arrangements enriched with improvisation and influences from chamber and world music. The duo have chosen to call their 2nd album "Årsringar" ("Growth Rings") in celebration of significant Swedish folk musicians that have gone before.

Anne Kalmering - Vayter

2019-12-27

Anne Kalmering's new album "Vayter" shows the width of the klezmer music, Jewish folk music meets chamber music and cabaret in suggestive and playful arrangements. The music is reminiscent of a culture that was close to being destroyed, but still lives on. "Vayter" means “ahead, forward” in Yiddish, and is a tribute to all those who has walked this path with their songs and music.

The Gothic Cowboy - Between The Wars

2019-11-29

"When I retired the Border Band in 2016 after a 20 year run, I aimed to ride out my days playing solo. But I soon partnered up with 'Mandolin' Dan Hermreck, a fine player and even finer fellow. You can catch his sounds on our new acoustic CD 'Between the Wars' along with these 2 exceptional guest artists and friends, Jeff Jackson on standup bass, and Til Willis on harmonica."

Jude Johnstone - Living Room

2019-11-15

A testament to her talents are the artists who have covered her songs including Mary Black, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt and Trisha Yearwood. With “Living Room”, Jude delivers songs consistent with her reputation of cultivating artistic truth. Uniquely for Jude, several of her songs are from a male perspective with vocals provided by artists Ben Glover, Brandon Jesse, Hunter Nelson and Tim Hockenberry. This collection continues the legacy of Jude Johnstone as being one of her generation’s finest songwriters.

Justine Vandergrift - Stay

2019-11-01

Justine Vandergrift is like the old hymns she grew up with, even if you can’t put your finger on what makes them authentic, they are undeniably so. Her 3 studio releases reveal a clear, rich and emotive voice and finely tuned song craft, and her upcoming album ”Stay” represents a deepening of an already impressive artistry.

Dave Rosewood - Long Distance Love

2019-11-01

Dave Rosewood's forthcoming single ”Long Distance Love” takes a cue from Sun Records artists like Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis that forged rock and country into a new genre, rockabilly. This single looks at the difficulties of long distance relationships with a touch of humor and a honky tonk attitude. ”Long Distance Love” is the second single and provides a taste test of Dave´s sophmore album ”No Rodeo In Rome” which is due for release in March 2020. Supporting the release of ”Long Distance Love”, Dave Rosewood will be embarking on his ’Honky Tonk Troubadour Tour’ with November stops in Sweden, Denmark, and Germany.

Mudfish - Mudfish

2019-10-25

Mudfish started to make music again in 2013 after many silent years. The contributions to the compilations “Home Is Where The Heart Is” in 2014 and “Won’t Be Home For Christmas” in 2017, both Hemifrån/Paraply Records, marked the return of the band. After 2 singles in the of spring 2019, it’s now time to release the very 1st Mudfish album. “It’s about time we release these songs now”, says singer Joakim Lövgren, “It has taken us a while from farm to fork, even though the recording process was a quick one. The album has been with us for some years now and it’s great to finally release these songs”. You will find the album on all digital platforms, as well as on physical CD.

Kaurna Cronin - Glitter Or Dust

2019-10-25

”Glitter Or Dust” is the 5th studio album from 27 year old Australian born folk rocker and singer songwriter Kaurna Cronin, hailing from sunny south Australia. His acclaimed live shows and latest works delve well beyond the current singer songwriter trends of cliche heartbreak songs, covering social issues, homelessness and other contemporary issues.

Ranzel X Kendrick - Texas Cactus

2019-10-18

Part rambling man, part hill country gypsy, Ranzel X Kendrick sounds like nobody else. Original. Fresh. Passionate. Real, raw and different. Creating his original Kendrick groove, the elusive enigma artist started releasing his music in earnest with "Texas Paintbrush" in 2017. Followed by "Texas Sagebrush" in the fall of 2018, and "Texas Cactus", now in 2019, to close his 3 CD “Texas Trilogy”.

Lynne Hanson - True Blue Moon

2019-10-18

"'True Blue Moon', the 1st single from my forthcoming album 'Just Words', was written in response to the Jacques Brel song 'Ne Me Quitte Pas'. I read in an interview that he didn’t consider it to be a love song, but instead an example of how far a man would go because of love. This song was from the point of view of the woman who sees the romantic poet for a temporary lover and not capable of longer lasting love. It’s supposed to be a tongue in cheek song about that out of control feeling that we can sometimes have when we fall head over heels in love, and at the impossibility of that romantic fairy tale feeling actually being something that can be maintained over time." ~ Lynne Hanson

Bobbo Byrnes - The Red Wheelbarrow

2019-10-11

”The Red Wheelbarrow” was mostly recorded while touring across the US and I was influenced by modern radio in a counter intuitive way, I didn’t want to sound like modern radio. I wanted to sound like people in a room making music and less like a computer. It’s not discounting what others do, it’s just reacting to it.

Annie Gallup - Bookish

2019-10-11

“My new album ’Bookish’ was written and recorded last winter, my first winter living on the coast of Maine. It was bitterly cold outside and there was ice and blowing snow, and I hibernated upstairs in my writing alcove and downstairs in Peter Gallway’s Gallway Bay Studio to work on this record, solo, live in the studio, unguarded, focused. I’ve been unable to travel for several years because I have chronic Lyme Disease. It has turned my world upside down and made it very small. Touring and performing are out of the question. But I’m writing, constantly, and I’ve recorded these new songs to sound the way I would play them on stage if I were able to bring them to you in person”.

Paul Messinger - The Reckoning

2019-10-04

Paul Messinger's 2019 release, "The Reckoning", is a song cycle constructed to challenge the growing notion of 'otherness'. Recorded live, in the studio with great players, such as Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five), with blazing vocals, and trademark original harmonica seamlessly woven within the textures of sound throughout, this is music heard as it was played, with songs written to provoke, as well as to dance, and even rejoice, in our shared humanness.

Emily Davis - You, Me And The Velvet Sea

2019-10-04

Emily Davis latest release, ”You, Me & The Velvet Sea”, is a deeply personal album focussed entirely on love, in all of its incarnations. Combining aching fiddle, gritty guitars and sweet 4 part harmonies, the songs are propelled forward. And, front and centre, Davis’ delivers her evocative lyrics with a syrupy voice, resonating with the honesty and warmth of which she is renowned.