First from San Francisco comes the latest release from soulful jazz singer, Ashley Wilson. Her new album titled "Paint The Sky" will be released on March 1st and features eleven tracks, beginning with the sultry, swanky rhythm of "Once In A While." The album continues with the title-song "Paint The Sky," which showcases the stellar vocals of Ashley Wilson amongst the song's R&B backdrop. She even adds a little country sway to her album with the slow-moving ballad "Fool," before picking the tempo up for the funky shuffle of "Sweet Temptation." The big bass strumming of "Now Or Never" gives her sound a nostalgic feel, while "I Can't Love" delivers a more pop melody. Ashley finishes her new album with the gentle sway of "Fairy Tale" and the smooth groove of "If I Knew." To find out more about Ashley Wilson and her latest release "Paint The Sky," please visit ashleywilsonmusic.com.
Canadian folk singer/songwriter Abigail Lapell is preparing to release her new studio album titled "Getaway." It features eleven tracks, beginning with the stellar Americana sounds of "Gonna Be Leaving," as her voice draws close similarities to former 10,000 Maniacs singer, Natalie Merchant. She gets even quieter on the acoustic folk strumming of "Ask Me No Questions" and "Sparrow For A Heart." Her voice is so warm and inviting that you follow her every word on the country-based "Halfway To Mexico" and the beautiful harmonies of "Down By The Water." Abigail finishes her new album with the full band Americana sounds of "Little Noise" and the sweeping melody of "Shape Of A Mountain." To find out more about Abigail Lapell and her latest release "Getaway," please visit abigaillapell.com.
Also arriving March 1st, is the latest release from blues/rock artist, Melissa Ruth. Her new album titled "Meteor" features eleven tracks, beginning with the guitar shuffle of "West," as you are introduced to Ruth's sultry blues style. She picks the tempo up with the steady pace of "Long Haul," before digger her heels deep into the blues with the slow burn of the title-song "Meteor" and "Sugar Pill." The whisper-like vocals gives the country-twang more attention on the simmering sounds of "Hey Mr. Bartender," before Melissa closes out her new album with the country bar blues of "The Knot" and "You Are Not Alone." To find out more about Melissa Ruth and her latest release "Meteor," please visit melissaruthmusic.com.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Austin Music Hall Of Fame nominee Uncle Walt's Band are having their debut album re-issued on March 29th, through Omnivore Recordings. The trio of Walter Hyatt, David Ball and Deschamps Hood began as a country trio in South Carolina, before quickly moving to Austin, TX at the request of singer/songwriter Willis Alan Ramsey. While Uncle Walt's Band may not have found success on the charts in the late-seventies, but they did inspire many artists including Lyle Lovett, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Lucinda Williams.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Kicking off the month of March is a new live album from R&B/jazz guitarist Dennis Coffey. The new release titled "Live At Baker's" arrives March 1st through Omnivore Recordings, and features Coffey's performance a Baker's jazz club in 2006. The nine-song set begins with Coffey showcasing his skills on a nearly eleven-minute version of Freddie Hubbard's song, "Little Sunflower." One of the highlights of the night features the Dennis Coffey original hit, "Scorpio" as he continues to work up to the song's funky breaks. Another favorite from this set is a song that Coffey originally performed, The Temptations' "Just My Imagination," in which Coffey masterfully stretches the song to the ten minute mark. He finishes up with a couple of blues numbers, the first is his rendition of Miles Davis' "All Blues," which Coffey turns in to a lighter approach. The album closer is a short, up-tempo swinging version of Jack McDuff's "Dink's Blues," which became one of Coffey's favorite songs to cover live. To find out more about Dennis Coffey's new live release "Live At Baker's," please visit omnivorerecordings.com.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Out today on double-vinyl is the newly reissued debut album "Pieces Of You" from Award-winning, singer/songwriter Jewel. In celebration of the album's 24th anniversary, Craft Recordings has remastered the album in order to receive the highest quality possible. This new double-vinyl release also includes five bonus tracks that were originally featured as B-sides and if you are looking for a little more, Barnes & Noble has an exclusive blue vinyl version of this new release.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
With the Grammys less than a week old, it was the ideal time to look back at one of the biggest winners of the 2008 Grammys, Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" album. In November, Eagle Vision released a brand new documentary on the making of this monumental album. This film will give more insight to her fans, since this was also the last album she created with her amazing talents. This new film features new interviews with producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, as they guide you through the creative process of nearly every song on the album.