Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hard working Swedish rockers John Lindberg Trio latest album release DiG iT!

John Lindberg Trio has been one of the hardest working band’s in Sweden for many years. They’ve played every single rock venue worthy of their name in the country. If there’s a stage and electric power is available, they’ve most likely been there!

They describe their sound as a mix of Beatles, Steve Earle, Stray Cats, The Sonics, Elvis, Led Zeppelin and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. It may look a bit schizophrenic but it don’t sound a bit weird, they mix whatever influences they come across. As a result JLT has created an outstanding signature sound of their own.

Their latest album “DiG iT” was released in May 2014 and entered the Swedish album chart at #5. All three singles from the album were added by national radio in Sweden. On this album they also started to collaborate with other composers, for instance Per Gessle from Roxette took a liking to the band and gave them a song that they then reworked together.

“DiG iT” also features a guest appearance by the great US Americana artist Marti Brom.

A new video was just recently released of the song “Honky Tonkin” from the album”
Check it out here: https://youtu.be/VCBvQXoqRY0 or click below


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

New album release from Oakland based Americana rockers Tumbleweed Wanderers

Oakland, Califo​rnia's Tumbleweed Wanderers combine soul, folk, and rock and roll to create a hugely dynamic musical experience. They weave through their shows with smooth transi​tions, bringing the listener from dark chaotic banjo-rock, through intimate acoustic harmonies, to energetic explosions of soul. They have recently released their sophomore album Realize

The Wild Honeypie raves, "Tumbleweed Wanderers succeed at creating something fresh, catchy and energetic."

Tumbleweed Wanderers have come a long way in four years. Transitioning from busking in the Bay Area, the band have escalated to sharing the stage with Angus Stone on a North American tour to supporting Greensky Bluegrass, Moon Taxi and The Revivalists, among others, on national tours. Additionally, the band have opened for Jackie Greene & the Mother Hips at The Fox in Oakland and left impressions at several notable festivals including Outsidelands, Hangout, Shaky Kneesand Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. After selling out San Francisco’s legendary venues like The Independent and Great American Music Hall, Tumbleweed Wanders are ready to take the nation by storm.


Recommended if you like: My Morning Jacket, Dr Dog, Delta Spirit, Wilco or Jack White


LISTEN TO "INTO THE MINES" // WATCH THE "INTO THE MINES" LIVE VIDEO"Boisterous, rock infused brand of Americana, tight harmonies and instrumental versatility." (Elmore Magazine)

 Solidly soulful Americana/indie-rock dance party.”(San Francisco Weekly)
" A vibrant pop sing-along fused to classic, rootsy American sounds"
(Baeble Music)
"A slow burning track that shows the band’s prowess of turning Americana into the deeper realms of the indie-singer songwriter spectrum that reflects Ryan Adams, Hiss Golden Messenger and Steve Earle." (Glide Magazine)

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Jimmy D.Lane, Son of Blues Legend Jimmy Rogers, Releases First Blues Album In 12 Years

Austin, TX - June 9, 2015: Jimmy D. Lane, son of late blues musician Jimmy Rogers, is releasing  "It’s All Good" - his first album in 12 years that will feature many different styles of blues tunes. Lane plans to record the album at Arlyn studios in Austin, TX, a top-of-the-line recording studio where Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson, and Gary Clark Jr. have recorded their masterpieces. The album will consist of new blues and rock songs, some of which Lane has already written while on tour with his band, Blue Earth. Lane plans to release the new album at the end of 2015 with fresh tracks and a few covers, including an undisclosed track by Johnny Winters. Fans can expect to hear hard rockin’ blues, similar to “What Makes People” and slow burners like, “Bleeding Heart.”

“My family is the most important part of
my life and I’ve been able to enjoy my
time with them, but I feel like now is a
great time to return to my other passion,
music. Making music is what keeps me
going, and I know that it would make my
dad proud to carry on a generation of
blues music. I’m using this album as a way
to explore the past and future of blues.”
Jimmy D. Lane, Blues Guitarist

The Return of Jimmy. With a proven background including collaborations with Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Van Morrison, and many other rock legends in his past. In 2004 he released the album, It’s Time, with Double Trouble, which was inducted in the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. Although he was touring and attended blues festivals around the world during his 12 year hiatus, the album will mark Lane’s return to the blues music scene.

❏ Album will consist of 9 original tracks and 3 cover songs
❏ Lane’s musical style compares to that of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix

❏ In 2013, Lane was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame

The Campaign: Lane’s manager, Sruli Broocker, a producer and filmmaker, will be running an Indiegogo campaign in support of the launch of It’s All Good . Backers can pre-order the early bird digital download of the album for as low as $10. The campaign, which launched June 9, 2015, will run through July 16, 2015, and aims to raise $30K. Backers can expect to receive the new album by summer of 2016.

CLICK HERE to go to the Indiogogo Campaign

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Blues and “No Wave” Legend Tomás Doncker to Launch South by South Orange Festival

Blues and “No Wave” legend Tomás Doncker will celebrate his Big Apple Blues record by helping launch the first-ever South by South Orange Festival (SOxSO) during the weekend of June 26-28, 2015. The Tomas Doncker Band, who music blog Bigger Than Beyonce credits with being “a fertile ground for funk, soul, jazz, and blues,” will be the house band for the main stage “Causing Collisions” Concert on June 27. The concert is curated by Mike Griot, bassist and CEO of PWI Media Entertainment. Several popular musicians will appear including Will Calhoun (drummer for Living Colour), True Groove All-Star Josh David (currently front-man for The Wailers), and critically acclaimed violinist Alan Grubner.  According to New Jersey Stage, SOxSO was “conceived as an opportunity to shine the spotlight on the creative process and showcase the many ways that arts, science, and creativity “collide” to produce innovation.” More information on Doncker’s performance at SOxSO is available on True Groove’s official website

An integral member of New York City’s downtown "no wave" scene in the early 1980's, Doncker cut his teeth as a guitarist with groups such as James Chance & The Contortions, Defunkt, J. Walter Negro & The Loose Jointz, and many more. Eventually he began producing studio and songwriting sessions with Bootsy Collins, Yoko Ono, Grammy-nominated reggae vocal group The Itals, and Grammy-winning producer Prince Charles Alexander.

Since then, Doncker has continued to work with an A-list of iconic musicians, including Ivan Neville (on his solo album Thanks), Bonnie Raitt, former P-Funk keyboardist Amp Fiddler, and 2013 Grammy nominee Shamekia Copeland. Doncker and his True Groove label have been featured in a wide range of prominent media, including CNN, Guitar World, The Source, and Huffington Po 

Presented by South Orange Village and Seton Hall University, SOxSO will feature 12 creative and interactive sessions, 15 musical performances, and a “Creative Midway” of unique participatory happenings and community art projects.

Hear Doncker playing live at the Iridium: https://soundcloud.com/tomasdoncker/sets/live-at-the-iridium-nyc-2015

Watch pro shot footage of their performance:
"The New Day" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQxUfjC7_GU&feature=youtu.be

"Back Door Man" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5K-hW-SegU&feature=youtu.be

Find Doncker on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomasDonckerMusic

Monday, June 22, 2015

Licensing Your Music In TV And Films...Making Money from Your Music

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Reno-based soul/blues-infused rock quintet Moondog Matinee new single “Ghost Dime”

Reno-based soul/blues-infused rock quintet, Moondog Matinee, have released 2 new singles,“Ghost Dime,” and "Last Night the Devil Learned My Name,” from their forthcoming sophomore album, Carry Me, Rosie, due out August 25

“In a world of pseudo-sexual anarchy, Moondog Matinee is the real deal.” (The Source News)

"Moondog Matinee's music conveys a deep, rich understanding of gritty rock and roll that sounds like it was developed decades ago." (Diffuser.fm)

Listen to "Ghost Dime" HERE
Listen to "Last Night the Devil Learned My Name" HERE

Already taking their hometown of Reno by storm, the band have been selected as a Red Bull Sound Select artist, performed at the Inaugural Life is Beautiful Music Festival in Las Vegas, NV and have been voted the “Best Band in Northern Nevada” by the Reno News and Review. Moondog Matinee will be touring up and down the west coast, including an appearance at the Lightening in a Bottle Music Fest,in anticipation of the release of Carry Me, Rosie

Recommended If You Like:The Doors, Jack White, Creedence Clearwater Revival or Dr. Dog

Be sure to check out the “bluesy, twangy sound and soulful swagger” (Bend Bulletin) of “Ghost Dime,” “that doesn’t parade as anything, but rather, it just rocks.” (Jam in a Van)

Watch Moondog Matinee perform on Cargo Live (PBS) HERE

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Crawling Spider: A Tribute to Mike Montgomery and Paul Kossoff. Great Music.Great Cause.

Crawling Spider - The songs of Mike Montgomery. A project by Marlon Montgomery. A tribute to the talents of singer-keyboardist Michael John Montgomery, and a special salute to the sounds of Paul Kossoff.

From Marlon Montgomery - "By recording my Dad's songs with the incredible musicians we have on-board, I hope not only to honor my father’s memory, talent and love of rock and roll, but to connect his past to our present by creating a true musical statement. We will be revisiting the various chapters in my father's career, recording the songs true to their original intent, but with a modern twist for 2015."
 Now is the time! 
* 2015 is the 40th anniversary of Back Street Crawler's album 'The Band Plays On'
* 25 years since my Dad (Mike Montgomery's) passing 
* 40 years since for Paul Kossoff's death 

I look forward to sharing this journey with all of you, culminating with the album's release this summer. 

CLICK HERE to pre-order your copy NOW! Also check out other related items on offer. 

Full Bio Available here at: https://www.bandpage.com/crawlingspider

See also: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/crawling-spider-great-music-great-cause#/story

"Crawling Spider: A Tribute To The Songs Of Michael Montgomery" 
(Dad's nickname was spider, and he was in the band Back Street Crawler.) The project is a tribute album to the fantastic songs that were written by my father when he played with Paul Kossoff (ranked the 51st greatest guitar player of all-time by Rolling Stone Magazine) and other amazingly talented musicians and bands . The songs will be re-recorded by former band mates, friends, and those that my Dad may have influenced through his songwriting. 

Mike Montgomery - Songwriter, Keyboards, Vocals:
Recorded with with Johnny Nash, David Bowie, Blood Sweat & Tears. Moved to London from New York to form Back Street Crawler with Paul Kossoff in 1975. Left Crawler in 1976 and recorded solo album with an all-star cast of friends (Thin Lizzy, Blood Sweat and Tears, Meatloaf, etc...).  Past away in 1991 after a hard fought battle with Lung Cancer. 

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Singer/Songwriter Michael Grimm Releases New Single "Generation Next"



With his soulful voice and earthy, Southern manner, MICHAEL GRIMM charmed millions of viewers as a contestant on season five (2010) of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”  Flash forward to 2015:  he’s getting ready to release his latest album, "GRIMM", June 15 via his Mattikay Records label to online retail outlets worldwide.  Funded by fans through Kickstarter, the highly anticipated album was recently launched with the release of the first single, “Generation Next,” which can be heard on his official website.  A video for the track is available now on MICHAEL’s official YouTube page.

"This album has been in the works for many years,” MICHAEL exclaims. “Most of the songs you will hear on this album were written by Kevin Hunter and myself. Eight months went in to working on the music production and album artwork, and I’m extremely proud to present my newest album, GRIMM. We couldn't have done this without the fans! Thank you so much!”

Saturday, June 6, 2015

UK contemporary blues band TBelly new album release "Dead Men Don't Pray"

British contemporary blues-rock band, TBelly, will tour the U.S. this summer in support of their highly anticipated debut LP, Dead Men Don’t Pray. The first official single, "Tie It On My Face," premiered on iTunes on March 17. As former members of Les McKeown’s legendary Bay City Rollers, founder Russell Keefe and bandmates Kevin Magill (drums) and Ross Lardner (guitar) have toured the world and recorded multiple studio and live records. 

Bass player Riad Abji and backing singer Debs Bonomini fill out the band’s roster. Harmonica player Al Richardson is also among the talented musicians on the songs that make up TBelly’s album. Keefe explains the process of making the debut: “We set up drums, we set up amps, we set up mics, and we played as a band - just like you’re supposed to.” He adds that the energy on the record is the sound of “people playing together and having a blast.” 

Recorded at the Brighton Electric recording studio and co-produced by Keefe and Paul “Win” Winstanley, Dead Men Don’t Pray was released worldwide on May 26 via Cabin Music/ECR Music Group.

More information on TBelly is available on the band’s official website

Marty's review: If it's blues with raunch and punch you're after, then have a close listen to TBelly's debut album "Dead Men Don't Pray". From Russell Keefe's raspy, "Tom Waits" style vocals, scorching guitar licks, pounding piano, ultra-tight rhythm and all the other elements you would expect from a hot blues band, this album doesn't disappoint with every track a standout that will leave you breathless.

TBelly’s Summer Tour of the U.S.
Wed., July 29th - Parkside Lounge - New York, NY
Thur., July 30th - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Fri., July 31st - Solly's Tavern - Washington, DC
Sun., August 2nd - Capital Ale House - Richmond, VA
Mon., August 3rd - Republic - Takoma Park, MD
Fri., August 7th - The 3rd St Dive - Louisville, KY
Sat., August 8th - Uncommon Ground - Chicago, IL
Wed., August 12th - Parkside Lounge - New York, NY

Other dates to be announced shortly!



Friday, June 5, 2015

MANIFESTO, new album from The Joe Moss Band on 212 records

The highly anticipated new studio release from 2013 Chicago BLUES HALL OF FAME Inductee, Joe Moss, is his first since 2008's critically acclaimed Maricela's Smile

MANIFESTO is a public declaration of one's aims and if this album is an indication Joe Moss is shooting for the stars! The album, co-produced by Moss and Mike Zabrin, is a vision of where The Joe Moss Band has been and where they are going. It is the product of years of songwriting, road gigs, self reflection, collaboration and pure joy!

There are 11 original Joe Moss compositions and two Otis Rush covers, featuring The ROOMFUL OF BLUES Horn section: Rich Lataille- sax, Mark Early- Sax and Doug Woolverton- Trumpet on three tracks. The JOE MOSS BAND is among one of the major leading heavy weights performing on the National Blues circuit today, making them a true force to be reckoned with. The band consists of Joe Moss (vocals and guitar),  Greg Sefner (Hammond organ), Dana Thompson (Drum) and Mike “Funktastic” Zabrin (Bass). The album also includes the fabulous background vocals of Ashley Otis and last but certainly not least the red-hot, killer CHICAGO HORNS, featuring Bryan Fritz (Sax), Norman Palm (Trombone) and Ryan Nyther (Trumpet) on two tracks! 

About Joe Moss
A guitarist since the age of 10, Moss was given his passport into the blues world by Buddy Scott, who noticed him at a jam session at Rosa’s Blues Lounge in Chicago. Soon, Moss was playing seven nights a week as a member of Buddy Scott’s Rib Tips Band. Moss’s guitar skills, quickly, became notorious on the local scene and he became an in-demand sideman. In 1996, Joe started his own band and has never looked back since. Keeping a full schedule, the band continues to record and tour across the country. In addition, Moss has recorded five albums of his own on 212 records label.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Kevin Jenkins new release "Til The Story's Told" (Alt Blues, Soulful Americana)

Alt blues/soulful Americana solo artist Kevin Jenkins new album entitled "Til The Story's Told" is released June 9th through NYC's fast-rising True Groove Records label (https://www.facebook.com/TrueGrooveGlobalSoulMusic).

From Tokyo’s Budokan to London’s famous Albert Hall to NYC’s Madison Square Garden – in his 38 year career, professional bassist Kevin Jenkins has played them all. He's opened for Michael Jackson, The Police, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, BB King and Joe Cocker.

'Til The Story's Told'-Kevin Jenkins’ sophomore follow-up to his debut CD 'Step Inside' was conceived and written at a time surrounding the loss of his father, his new happy marriage, and the birth of a grandchild. With it's intimate 'Black Americana' sound palate and story song structures 'Til The Story's Told' more than aptly illustrates Kevin’s attempt to look more deeply into the heart of love, loss, acceptance and the magic of new beginnings.

listen to the single "Janie's Silver Lining" at Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jenkzy56/03-janies-silver-lining-1

Visit Kevin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevinjenkinsmusicgroup
Genres: Alt Blues, Roots, Soulful Americana
Similar/RIYL: Bill Withers, Ray LaMontagne, Beck, Stevie Wonder

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