…extraordinary songs, mesmerizing guitar playing, and a voice that goes effortlessly from bruise-tender to scar-hard in a matter of minutes…
Though he holds a British passport and is an inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Matt Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six string wunderkinds.
Ikebe Shakedown plays with elements of cinematic soul, Afro-funk, deep disco, and boogaloo in all the right ways. The group has forged its unique sound together over four years, developing a mighty horn section anchored by tight, deep-pocketed grooves. Continue reading
This American new wave band, formed in the 70’s in Berkeley, California is best known for the singles “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer”—each of which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. While the band members have changed throughout the years, their style and passion to create quality music has never wavered.
GRAMMY-award winner and six-time GRAMMY nominee, Peter Rowan is a bluegrass singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. Continue reading
Martin Barre is the Grammy-award winning guitarist who played in Jethro Tull for 43 years, contributing to their success in a major way. The band represents an important part of classic rock history, with over 60 million albums sold. Martin’s guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition. He was voted 25th best solo ever in the U.S. for his playing on “Aqualung,” and he received a Grammy award for his playing on the album “Crest of a Knave” in 1988. He also influenced such contemporary guitarists as Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, Joe Satrini and Eric Johnson. Continue reading
Jesse Colin Young, critically acclaimed solo artist and lead singer of the legendary classic rock band, The Youngbloods, took the nation by storm when The Youngblood’s single “Get Together” became a worldwide Top 10 hit and a prominent soundtrack for peace. After seven group releases, Young began the production of more than 15 acclaimed solo albums including Song for Juli, Light Shine, Songbird and a live album with his great touring band titled On the Road. Continue reading
One of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles while travelling to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal, and writing memorable songs about his ever-expanding world of wonders. “My job,” he explains, “is to try and trap the spirit of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal.” Continue reading
CHRIS SMITHER. Songwriter. Guitarist. Performer. Bluesman.
CALL ME LUCKY is the new record from Chris Smither and is his first set of brand new originals in six years (release date: March 2018 on Signature Sounds/Mighty Albert). Recorded at the gorgeous Blue Rock Studio in the Texas foothills CALL ME LUCKY features longtime producer and multi-instrumentalist David Goodrich, drummer Billy Conway (Morphine), Matt Lorenz (aka The Suitcase Junket), Mike Meadows, and engineer Keith Gary. The new record features Smither – trademark songs that offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul. To complete the project are a couple of surprise covers that remind us of Chris’ deftness as a song interpreter as he makes the songs his own.
Best known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop that inspired countless alternative rockers including Kurt Cobain, The Smithereens gained popularity with “11” the album the spawned the hits “A Girl Like You,” “Blood and Roses” & “Blue Period.” “2011” their first album of new material in 12 years. Produced by Don Dixon (who helmed “Especially For You,” the group’s breakout debut) features 13 new tracks and finds the seminal New Jersey rockers picking up right where they left off: with irresistibly catchy hooks and rapturously fuzzed-out guitars.