NEW MUSIC: Parker McCollum Releases Probably Wrong Session Two

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At just 23 years old, Austin-based singer-songwriter Parker McCollum is already earning comparisons to critically acclaimed artists like Ryan Bingham and John Mayer.

McCollum recently released  EP  Probably Wrong – Session Two.  The latest installment of his upcoming full length album Probably Wrong, which is due out this November, features main track “Misunderstood,” which he performed at his main stage debut at Billy Bob’s earlier this summer.


“The songs on Probably Wrong reflect some trying times of last year. Some heartaches, some f-you’s and some realization that everything is going to be okay. The band and I are beyond ready for this new music to be out there. A lot has changed since Limestone Kid and through these new tunes, we can tell those stories,” McCollum shares.

This latest EP follows the success of his Probably Wrong – Session ONE which quickly staked its claim at the top of the iTunes Country Albums chart and Top 10 All-Genre chart upon release. It features McCollum’s current single, “I Can’t Breathe”.


Probably Wrong, produced by GRAMMY Award-winning Lloyd Maines, will come out later this year as the third and final component to the unconventional release. McCollum’s full length album will also include exclusive bonus content.

Already known by fans for his stellar performing and songwriting skills, McCollum is on tour now through the Fall in support of his new releases.

TOUR DATES

September 12 – Cheatham Street Warehouse – San Marcos, TX
September 14 – Rockin Rodeo – Denton, TX
September 15 – Graham’s – Oklahoma City, OK
September 16 – Dos Amigos – Odessa, TX
September 21 – The Tavern – Round Rock, TX
September 22 – The Biergarten – Marion, TX
September 23 – Rhymes & Vines – Stephenville, TX
September 28 – Railroad Blues – Alpine, TX
September 29 – Southern New Mexico State Fair – Las Cruces, NM
September 30 – Midnight Rodeo – San Angelo, TX
October 6 – The Cotillion Ballroom – Wichita, KS
October 7 – Levitt Pavilion – Denver, CO
October 13 – The Warehouse – Wichita Falls, TX
October 14 – Trinity Valley Fair & Rodeo – Liberty, TX

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7th Annual Haverford Music Festival

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Large crowds came out on a glorious day yesterday to attend the 7th annual Haverford Music Festival.

This family friendly and free event, (donations were encouraged) organized by the Haverford Township Civic council, hosted 30+ acts covering a wide range of musical genres on 4 stages.

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Acts included local and national acts, including “The Voice” finalist Nadjah Nicole, Beatles cover band and crowd favorites, The Weeklings and Singer-Songwriter Danielle Miraglia.

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Headlining the event was power pop maestro, Matthew Sweet who played songs from his latest release, Tomorrow, Forever along with several hits from 1991’s smash Girlfriend.

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NEW MUSIC: Greg Allman’s Southern Blood

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SOUTHERN BLOOD serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped rock & roll throughout the past four decades.

SOUTHERN BLOOD is Allman’s first all-new recording since 2011’s GRAMMY® Award-nominated solo landmark, LOW COUNTRY BLUES.

Produced by Don Was and recorded in Muscle Shoals where Duane Allman and the earliest seeds of the Allman Brothers Band were sown, SOUTHERN BLOOD is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s career.

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This 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 serves as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers.

The first single, My Only True Friend is exquisitely heartbreaking and moving.

Whitney Rose Announces Tour Dates and New Video

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Whitney Rose announces her Rule 62 North American tour and shares one of life’s more difficult types of lessons — the kind learned the hard way — with another track from the forthcoming full-length Rule 62. The new song, “Better to My Baby,” is a rueful take on moving on, a dose of wistful hindsight and a piece of good advice all in one. Accompanied by a video that captures a relationship in candy-coated but bittersweet rear-view style, “Better to My Baby” features co-producer Raul Malo on lead guitar and harmonies.

Rule 62, or “Don’t take yourself so damn seriously,” is Whitney Rose’s guiding philosophy.

The album is due out on Six Shooter Records via Thirty Tigers on October 6, 2017.

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Whitney Rose’s North American tour starts in Texas and ends in Nashville, after showcasing at Americana Fest on the 16th.

Walking a line between pop/rock and retro country as gracefully as anyone since Rosanne Cash and Linda Ronstadt.” —No Depression

U.S. TOUR DATES:

Sat., Sept. 16 NASHVILLE, TN AmericanaFest, Mercy Lounge

Thu., Oct. 5 AUSTIN, TX The Continental Club (CD Release)

Sat., Oct. 7 AUSTIN, TX Hill Country Galleria

Thu., Oct. 12 KANSAS CITY, MO Knuckleheads Gospel Lounge Stage

Fri., Oct. 13 DAVENPORT, IA Raccoon Motel

Sat., Oct. 14 NEWPORT, KY Southgate

Sun., Oct. 15 CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

Tue., Oct. 17 PITTSBURGH, PA Club Cafe

Wed., Oct. 18 TORONTO, ON Horseshoe Tavern

Tue., Oct. 24 CHARLOTTETOWN, PE Factory

Wed., Oct. 25 PARRSBORO, NS: The Hall

Thu., Oct. 26 NEWPORT, RI Parlor Bar

Fri., Oct. 27 NEW YORK CITY, NY Hill Country

Sat., Oct. 28 WASHINGTON, DC Hill Country

Mon., Oct. 30 KITCHENER, ON Centre in the Square, w/The Mavericks

Thu., Nov. 2 LONDON, ON London Music Hall, w/The Mavericks

Fri., Nov. 3 TORONTO, ON The Phoenix Concert Theatre, w/The Mavericks

Sat., Nov. 4 BELLEVILLE, ON The Empire Theatre, w/The Mavericks

Sun., Nov. 5 MONTREAL, QC L’Astral, w/The Mavericks

Tue., Nov. 7 CHARLOTTE, NC The Evening Muse

Wed., Nov. 8 ATLANTA, GA Eddie’s Attic

Fri., Nov. 10 NASHVILLE, TN The Country (early show)

Sat., Nov. 11 LITTLE ROCK, AR White Water

Fri., Nov. 17 DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX Mercer Street

Sat., Nov. 25 AUSTIN, TX The White Horse

Sat., Dec. 2 NASHVILLE, TN Basement East

Tue., Dec. 5 NASHVILLE, TN American Legion (Honky Tonk Tuesday)

 

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WEST COAST BEATS: AUSTIN SHAW DEBUTS WITH FELT

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Santa Cruz-rooted singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer Austin Shaw has always believed that everyone has a story to tell. “You can look into people’s eyes and get a glimpse of where they have been, where they are, and even where they might be going,’ he says. Austin Shaw catalogs his own stories and the in-depth feelings of other people in his life on his upcoming full-length debut, FELT.

His songs are diaries glowing with warm, intricate layers. They feature catchy guitar hooks and soul-baring lyrics that offer up Shaw’s perspectives on love, loss, longing and self-discovery. A natural improviser and a born collaborator, Shaw has created handcrafted recordings and intimate performances that carry on the tradition of the rock poets and storytellers who have inspired him. Innocent Words Magazine said, “Austin Shaw shares a passionate, distinct sound, pouring himself into the lyrics with the intensity of a man with something to say.”

Shaw grew up in a home full of uplifting music. The joy and comfort of folk, pop and rock songs by artists like James Taylor, Elton John, Neil Diamond and Neil Young fully overtook him as a young boy. Their way with words and music became ingrained in Shaw. He picked up the guitar in his early teens and started writing in a journal. As he continued to explore his instrument and the writing craft, his words morphed into song lyrics. I’m Music Magazine notes, “His diverse balance of sampling from life’s musical buffet went into molding him into the talented artist that he is today.”

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Many of the songs are autobiographical and some are just from experiences we’ve all had through life. Hopefully my songs can be a breeze that blows back the curtain and gives one a glimpse into a window in time or an experience in life. It’s all about love, loss, heartbreak, rebirth and renewal,” explains Shaw.

Shaw played in bands throughout high school and college, but he didn’t begin recording and sharing his own music until he left his job in corporate America. With a desire to reconnect to his passions, Shaw “played in bands and then did what society said I should do and took a corporate job. Slowly but surely, I played less and less until I finally put down my guitar for good. My music was my meditation, it’s what kept me balanced in life. I lost my balance and times grew dark. So, I took a leap of faith and I decided to move from New York to the West Coast for a fresh start. I picked up the guitar again and started playing, writing and recording.

Since January 2017 Shaw has been crisscrossing the country on tour with David Bromberg and playing to sold-out crowds. He also released an EP in the early spring that included songs from his upcoming debut full-length album, FELT.

His songs take you on a journey, combining energetic rock bombast with soulful melodies. Felt kicks in with a sharply infectious and very personal opener Citrine. “Essentially it’s a story about a daughter losing her father at a far too early age. Something I endured and watched my family struggle through,” says Shaw. The song I’ve Been Leaning is a heartfelt, soul-searching melodic blend and the title track Felt crafts an honest and uplifting spirit with its chiming guitar lines and impressive vocal delivery. Shaw says, “It’s about meeting your soul-mate and knowing it just by the feel of it. Even before you get to know them, you just know.” Love on Both Sides will pull at your heartstrings, but in a “long live romance” kind of way. CenterStage Magazine said, “There is something about his voice and personality that is quite soothing. Perhaps that is why listening to his songs is so appeasing. They just feel good for the soul.”

With his new album, FELT, Shaw is set to deliver a cohesive body of work that would be the envy of any artist. Produced by Robert Smith (Defy Records), the album also features the talents of guitarist Larry Saltzman (Paul Simon), drummer Joe Bonadio (Sting), bassist Malcolm Gold and vocalist Clara Lofaro.

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Pop Electronica from Scotland’s Be Charlotte

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Be Charlotte is all about the damn good vibes. She is a teenage singer, producer and writer from Scotland who is causing huge ripples in her native country. She has a knack for writing socially poignant songs that have depth and character, detailing life through the eyes of a young aspirational woman as well as possessing truly dexterous melodies. Charlotte uses digital technologies and live instrumentation to produce dynamic pop music that accompanies her singing, rapping and beatboxing. She plays with a live band.

First single ‘Machines That Breathe’ was selected on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in (UK and Canada) and subsequently went viral on that streaming service. The song has also been play listed on Radio X and BBC Radio Scotland as well as FLUX FM in Germany.

November 2016 saw Be Charlotte undertaking her first tour, across South East Asia including gigs in Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to UK to headline The Great Escape’s First 50 event at The Courtyard Theatre.

Be Charlotte are just coming off the UK Summer Festival circuit.

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New Music From Singer Songwriter David Ramirez

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David Ramirez

We’re Not Going Anywhere

Genre: Folk/Americana

Label: Sweetworld/Thirty Tigers

Release Date: September 8, 2017

 

Prolific singer and songwriter David Ramirez has earned a large and growing following for his soulful, introspective songs and passionate performances. Ramirez grew up in Houston, Texas, where he became interested in music and formed a band with his friends. Influenced by ’90’s alternative rock, Ramirez’s group primarily played parties, but he got hooked on making music, and while attending college in Dallas, he heard an album by Ryan Adams and became fascinated by contemporary folk and influential singer/songwriters of the ’60’s and ’70’s, especially Bob Dylan.

In Dallas, Ramirez formed a new band and began writing songs that fused pop music with his new lyrical influences, and in 2003 he released his first album, 11503 Lansbury. Two more albums would follow — 2005’s Human and 2007’s While Underneath Lights — before Ramirez chose to break up the band and moved to Nashville to focus on acoustic music.

In 2008, Ramirez traveled to Birmingham, Alabama and cut an EP, simply called Birmingham, that was the first step on his new musical journey. After leaving Nashville for Austin, Texas, Ramirez started touring extensively, playing as often as his circumstances would allow, and as he wrote more songs, he began releasing new material at an impressive rate, cranking out two albums (2009’s American Soil and 2012’s Apologies) and two EPs (2011’s Strangetown and 2013’s The Rooster) in the space of five years.

 

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