“This Old World”, the title single from the upcoming album by Shannon Clark & the Sugar, touches on themes of modern American life which sets a tone for the record. Discussing tough issues from mass shootings to gender identity, the song paints a somber, yet hopeful picture of our country. Set for a fall release, the album more broadly focuses on ever-changing faith, belonging and authenticity we experience throughout life. This four piece family band hails from Greenville, Ohio and has developed their signature sound of soulful midwestern Americana over the years. Their upcoming album “This Old World” was recorded by producer Justin Weaver (The Judds, The Chicks) and features top session players Cactus Moser (Wynonna), Billy Justineau (Brothers Osborne), Phil Towns (The War & Treaty) and Chris Autry (Patty Loveless).
“Some Songs”, the modestly titled sophomore album by Nashville singer-songwriter Juni Ata takes us on a nostalgic trip through classic Americana. Touching on all the precious moments we experience throughout life’s journey, Juni’s earnest and emotional vocals breathe life into his poetic lyrics. The five-track EP features a range of talented local musicians and singers Sierra Ferrell, Madi Diaz and Lauren Farrah. This record was a labor of collaboration as much as any other love. From the outset it was an endeavor that provided us impetus to calling up everyone we knew, admired, or to whom we otherwise felt drawn. Some said yes, some maybe, some no. The people that said yes became the album. Their voices are forever entwined with mine, their stories blurring to take shape in my song. In this case, it took a village to raise a child. And what a dear child she has grown to be! – Juni Ata After […]
Michael Martinez has come a long way since his days of street busking on the streets of Bend, Oregon. More than a decade into his career you can find him in the studio writing and recording with heavy hitters in Los Angeles, producing custom music for brands like LG, Samsung and Facebook, as well as running his own film production company where he directs projects for Marvel and Disney. And on top of all that, he still finds the time to make impeccably written and flawlessly produced Americana records under his artist moniker Meekoh. This week he released “From The River”, the lead single from his upcoming EP “The Sun”. The song was written as a tribute to the love of his life, whose tragic struggle with cystic fibrosis necessitated their retreat back to his home state of Oregon in the leadup to the pandemic lockdown in Los Angeles. “We […]
Nashville duo Adrian + Meredith have always marched to their own beat, pounding the pavement and putting their own spin on Americana. Their music embodies the spirit of the human story with a nod to punk, the heart of folk, flavor of Polka, and bounce of swing. What started as a Klezmer tune, turned into a full rock and roller, their new single “Even” is a processing moment as we continue to watch both sides of the political spectrum cut off their noses to spite their face. With social media allowing for a lack of accountability in confrontation, this song is an observation of the obsession with false justice and “getting even” as opposed to true conversation and healthy debate. Four years since their debut release, Adrian + Meredith take their fearless, blistering, and Balkan-tinged Americana to new heights on their sophomore record, Bad for Business, a raucous, rebellious and […]
Evolving from his indie-rock project Boy Rex, Northern Michigan based singer-songwriter Jack M. Senff strikes a warm and sentimental tone on Good To Know You that pays homage to the folk Americana sounds of the early 1970’s. Opting for a more stripped down aesthetic reflective of his own personal listening preferences over the constant second-guessing of what he thought should be making for his audience, Jack M. Senff had but one criteria for songs for this album: “Do I like it? Good.” “Just being Jack now feels like a needed breath of air, or like the rest of my life has opened up before me and I can go anywhere, do anything, write whatever music I want so long as it’s true to me.” – Jack M. Senff The result is a gorgeous and intimate record, with just the right balance of production, tasteful lead guitar work and natural room […]
After the massive success of her former band Houndmouth, singer-songwriter Katie Toupin’s solo career is on the rise. As a member of Houndmouth, Katie co-wrote and sang on their hit song “Sedona”, which among others was featured on both “Grey’s Anatomy” and “This Is Us” and has received over 110 million streams on Spotify alone. At two and half years sober, Katie wrote her new single “Don’t Wanna Die” about the last night she went out partying. Deciding to choose living life to the fullest over a miserable pattern of reckless abandonment, this song stands for her choice to party sober from that day forward. The single was engineered and mixed by Jeremy Ferguson, who received a Grammy this year for his work on Cage The Elephant’s album “Social Cues”.