CD Review: ‘Bluegrass in the Backwoods’ is a jaunty, bouncy and pleasing instrumental album »

Harmonica is not one of your standard bluegrass instruments. However, in the hands of a masterful harmonicat like David Naiditch, he continues to prove on his new album, Bluegrass in the Backwoods, that the instrument has great potential within the bluegrass genre. When properly played, fully chromatic instruments (capable of playing in all keys) like ...
Posted by: Joe Ross on September 12, 2014
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The Roys’ ‘The View’ Makes Strong Debut on Charts »

The Roys’ celebrate strong debuts on multiple charts with their fourth Rural Rhythm Records’ CD release, THE VIEW. The disc will enter the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums chart next week at #2, and currently holds the #7 spot on AirPlay Direct’s Bluegrass/Folk chart. THE VIEW entered Amazon’s Bluegrass Bestsellers list at #10 last week, ...
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Pat Flynn serves up an exciting musical escapade on ‘reNew’ »

Pat Flynn’s solo triology began with a project called reQuest in 2004. Then the guitarist/vocalist served up a rollicking reVision in 2007 with plenty of eclectic musical intensity and artistry incorporating twenty other players and singers. Now, in 2014, Flynn completes the circle with his latest, reNew. Each song is given unique treatment with arrangement, ...
Posted by: Joe Ross on September 11, 2014
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Moira Smiley & VOCO release ‘Laughter Out of Tears’ on September 15 »

On the new album, Laughter Out of Tears, Moira Smiley offers voice, banjo, accordion and body percussion (bp). The additional seven women who comprise VOCO add additional voices, fiddle, ukuleles, cello and more “bp.” The result is a global choir, with heavenly qualities, that interprets songs from Appalachia, Sweden, Serbia, Croatia, Robert Johnson, Woody Guthrie ...
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Black Taxi to Release New Album – “Electroshock Death Grip” »

Black Taxi to Release New Album Electroshock Death Grip Via No Shame September 23 Band Currently on Tour (New York, N.Y.): No Shame is pleased to announce the release of Black Taxi’s new album and third LP Electroshock Death Grip, which will be available on September 23. It’s the Brooklyn-based band’s follow up to the ...
Posted by: cubuffst on September 10, 2014
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Trombonist/Composer Reggie Watkins announces “One for Miles, One for Maynard” »

If there was a lesson trombonist Reggie Watkins learned from both Maynard Ferguson and Miles Davis, it was that jazz can — and should — go anywhere it wants, stylistically. On his infectious new album, One for Miles, One for Maynard – his second as a leader and first since 2004 — Watkins and his ...
Posted by: Joe Ross on September 5, 2014
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The Earls of Leicester ‘Loving Tribute to Flatt & Scruggs’ set for September 16 release »

The Earls of Leicester, a tribute to legendary bluegrass artists Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, will be released by Rounder Records on September 16, 2014. “This record is something I’ve been waiting my whole life to do,” veteran Dobro master Jerry Douglas says of the self-titled debut by the new all-star dream team combo that ...
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Led Zeppelin Featured In Destiny Game Trailer »

Activision, Bungie and 72andSunny have come together to create a blockbuster live-action launch trailer to build upon the excitement and momentum leading up to the global launch of Destiny. The spot, “Become Legend,” is directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion, TRON: Legacy) and features a Fireteam of Guardians on an epic, action-packed road trip across our ...
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Thump Records/Universal Music Group artist Battle Ax (Dr. Robert Ornelas) from The S.O.G. Crew hosts the Anaheim Mixtape Vol. 1 »

On Saturday, Aug. 30, at approximately 12:44 a.m., deputies from the Highland Police Department responded to a shooting call in the 25000 block of Paloma Road. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies located the victim, Michael Martinez, 19, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Martinez was pronounced deceased at the scene. We dedicate our Anaheim Mixtape ...
Posted by: cubuffst on September 4, 2014
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NY Pop Singer Justin Morelli Releases New Single, “Ain’t Easy” »

Justin Morelli has just released his latest single, “Ain’t Easy”, a follow up to his hit single, “Nobody Like Me”. Justin’s first single has been heating up at radio across the country, with major support coming from Chicago, NY, Miami, & Philadelphia. “Ain’t Easy” was produced by Twice As Nice and will be featured on ...
Posted by: cubuffst on September 3, 2014
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