American singer/songwriter Eva Cassidy did not live long enough to receive the attention her music deserved. She released her first album in 1992, and then passed away 4 years later from melanoma (skin cancer). Her versions of the classic songs "Over The Rainbow" and "Fields Of Gold" became hits in the U.K. and brought praise to the artist. In honor of the 20th anniversary of her compilation "Songbird," the album is being remastered and re-released with four bonus songs. Her voice simply soars on the gentle ballads "Fields Of Gold" and "Autumn Leaves," as she also showcases her love for jazz with renditions of "Wayfaring Stranger" and "Time Is A Healer." The four bonus tracks are acoustic renditions of the title-song "Songbird," "Wade In The Water," "People Get Ready" and "Autumn Leaves" as you can hear how pure her talent truly was. To find out more about this new reissue of Eva Cassidy's "Songbird" album, please visit evacassidy.org.
The Coronas, one of the top-selling bands in Ireland, are continuing their conquest of North America as they support their new album "Trust The Wire" with live shows this summer & fall. The new 10-song release begins with the pop beats of "We Couldn't Fake That" and the lighthearted, addictive energy of "Real Feel." They slow the tempo down for the R&B ballads "A Bit Withdrawn" and "Give Me A Minute," before returning to the pop/rock tones of "Who We Are." The Coronas finish up their latest album with the emotional, piano piece "Like It Used To Be" and the gentle vocals of "Look At All The Lovers." The Coronas have a few dates lined-up this summer in the U.K., before the possibility of hitting the States again this fall. To find out more about their latest release "Trust The Wire," please visit thecoronas.net.
From Austin, TX comes the new album from Jeff Warren Johnston titled "Undiscovered Country." It will be released on April 6th and features a dozen tracks of classic outlaw country, mixed with its share of Rockabilly and Americana spirit. The new release begins with the steady build-up of "El Toro," which introduces you to Jeff's strong, nostalgic vocals. The album moseys-on-by with the honky-tonk sound of "Whiskey Under The Bridge" and the swinging rhythm of "That Woman." Jeff displays his Jerry Lee Lewis influence on the boogie-woogie piano of "Thangs Are Lookin' Up" and then continues with the up-tempo, two-step of "Drinkin' Cheatin' Cussin' & Fightin'." Jeff Warren Johnston wraps up his new album with the country blues of "Weddin' Bells Never Served Me Well," the classic sixties feel of "True Blue" and the energetic romp of "Buck You." To find out more about Jeff Warren Johnston and his latest release "Undiscovered Country," please visit jeffwarrenjohnston.com.
The Keller Sisters have been recently featured on the amazingly, great soundtrack to the independent film "Live And Die In La Honda" and the duo also recently released their third album titled "Hourglass Dance." Their voices are so sweet and pure on the opening track "Swing," that you will instantly get swept up with their beautiful harmonies. Their new short, four-song release continues with the easy folk strumming of "Down In Flames" and the country pop of "Green Eyed Blues." The Keller Sisters wrap up their new album with the light-hearted swinging rhythm of the title song. To find out more about The Keller Sisters and their latest release "Hourglass Dance," please visit thekellersisters.com.
Finally we arrive at the debut single from the Irish duo, Thanks Brother. Their new song titled "We Are Different" is from their forthcoming album due later this year. The music has a grand, sonic tone as singer Roisin O excels with her strong vocals as the instrumentation from John Broe supports the song's powerful meaning. To find out more about about Thanks Brother, please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/ThanksBrotherMusic.