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Christian Parker Takes Flight With his Byrds tribute ‘Change Is Now’

Strap yourselves in for a roots rock revival. Our friend Christian Parker puts aside his usual singer-songwriter fare and dives headfirst into all the jangly glory of The Byrds on his latest album, Change is Now: A Tribute to The Byrds. Forget nostalgia acts churning out tired covers – Parker breathes new fire into these […]

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Phil Gammage Lets Us All Get ‘Redeemed’

Singer-songwriter Phil Gammage delivers a soulful batch of 20th Century-influenced songs about the human condition on his new album Redeemed.  Released in February of 2024, Redeemed is an understated jewel of a record that installs itself deeper into your life with each successive listen. Phil Gammage is Texas-born but is now based in New York […]

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Ryan Van Dordrecht Set To be ‘Undone’

Sometimes it all just comes together when we least expect it. If we are open to this, great things can come. Singer-songwriter Ryan Van Dordrecht stumbled upon his own full-length sophomore solo record from a series of free-wheeling studio sessions. The resulting Undone is set for release on January 5th, 2024 (but Indie Band Guru […]

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The Healers Are Set To Heal Your Soul

When an artist is willing to be part of ‘the scene’ for a long time, they will inevitably make some amazing connections. Playing alone in your bedroom does not offer that. Getting out there and meeting other like-minded musicians not only opens up immeasurable collaboration opportunities but it also exposes you to other styles of […]

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Jeremy Squires keeps it honest with his new album ‘Riddle of Stars’

Jeremy Squires returns with his new album, Riddle of Stars. It began life with an electric soundtrack. However, due to the song “Blood Pact” being a farewell poem for his friend’s funeral, this release evolved into something stripped back with a heart-stirring nature. Its delicate mood features his finger-picking guitar style, piano and the occasional […]

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The Matinee look for inspiration and find a ‘Change of Scene’ for their new album

If someone mentions the Americana band The Matinee, it’s difficult for fans not to think of the image of the bus/coach from their debut album, We Swore We’d See The Sunrise. Like that bus/coach, the band has been on their own journey. During this time, they have always stayed true to their music by creating […]

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Eddy Smith and the 507 open a new chapter with their debut album ‘Right Up ’til Now’

2019 saw the arrival of the five-piece band Eddy Smith and the 507 and their music. First, with a few singles, followed by their EPs, A Little Too Late Part One and Part Two. Both releases delivered a collection of songs that oozed soul and blues goodness. These guys knew their musical lane and were […]

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Evan Charles Brings Us ‘ Between Two Worlds’

As a band grows and matures, you will often find their sound changing. This development is great as members work together towards a common goal. A downside of this is that sometimes the individual members lose their own path along the way. One way to alleviate this is to produce a solo record every now […]