Folk festival regulars, Spirit Family Reunion are preparing to release their first album in over four years on August 9th. The new album titled "Ride Free" features nine tracks and solidifies the band as one of the premier independent folk acts on the touring circuit. The new release begins with the steady pace and addictive chorus of "One Way Ticket," which will have you singing along after only one listen. They pick up the pace with the swinging rhythm of "Ease My Mind" and the playful strumming of "When I Get Home," sung by banjo player Maggie Carson on this classic sounding number. The Spirit Family Reunion keep the energy flowing with "Midnight Train," before slowing down for the folk blues of "Moon In The Mirror." They finish up their new album with the inspirational sounding hymn "Gradual Power," which feels like is came straight from the streets of New Orleans. The Spirit Family Reunion have about half-a-dozen shows lined up in the Northeast following the release of the new album "Ride Free." For a complete list of dates and to find out more about their new album, please visit spiritfamilyreunion.com.
The duo of Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson are also preparing to release their new album "Concentric" as Flagship Romance. This is the duo's third full-length release and features a dozen tracks, beginning with the beautiful harmonies of "Crossroads," as they look to modernize their folk sound. They pick the tempo up with the more addictive pop-oriented tone of "(Love Is) Running Me Ragged" and the hidden country gem "California Mansion." Shawn and Jordyn seem to be having fun on the playful melody of "Sex + Drugs + Rock + Roll + Kitties," before slowing down for the serious message of "Julie Wants To Go To War." Flagship Romance wrap up their new album with the gentle, emotional ballad "Fluorescent" and the upbeat acoustic strumming of "His Town." To find out more about Flagship Romance and their latest release "Concentric," please visit flagshipromance.com.
After the exploration of sounds and rhythms, artist Bill Murphy has evolved the name Fertanish into his latest adventure, Terrible At Small Talk. The new release titled "The Abandoned Express Doubts" is broken down into four parts, "Superhuman," "Stauros," "Solitary" and "Sepulchre." Each part is an adventure in sound that takes you mind on a journey to discover the flow of the music that is being created. From the atmospheric flow of "Superhuman" to the sonic buzz of "Stauros," you will feel a different exploration into the sense of sound. To find out more about "The Abandoned Express Doubts," the latest release from Terrible At Small Talk, please visit fertanish.com.