Welcome to the "online" edition of "Publication Noted." Here you can find an annotated listing for all the releases submitted to Sing Out! in April 2010. Included is contact information for each of the labels/publishers, many of which sell recordings directly from their web sites. You can search this list by using the "find" or "search" tools in your browser. We hope to be able to make this data more broadly searchable and linkable in the future. Thanks for your patience during our transition of certain long-time magazine features from print to the web!
Publication Noted (April 2010)
235 Montgomery St., Ste. 650, San Francisco, CA 94104
Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists and Quiet Lovers of Justice by Si Kahn. 2010, ISBN: 978-1-60509-444-1, pbk $17.95, 212pp., 6 x 9, Forewords, introduction, resources, acknowledgments, index. Veteran organizer and musician uses stories and examples from his lifelong work as a guide to help others organize creatively and efficiently in order to fight for justice for ourselves and those around us.
Chicago Review Press
814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610-3109
Lightnin’ Hopkins: His Life and Blues by Alan Govenar. 2010, ISBN: 1-55652-962-7, cloth $28.95, 368pp., 6 x 9, Acknowledgments, introduction, discography, end notes, bibliography, index. First biography about legendary Texas bluesman explores his personal life and career, particularly his skill as a performer and his broad appeal during the 1960s folk revival.
Hand Me My Travelin’ Shoes: In Search of Blind Willie McTell by Michael Gray. 2009, ISBN: 1-55652-975-7, cloth $26.95, 432pp., 6 x 9, Appendix, notes, bibliography, acknowledgments, index. Biography of street musician and prewar bluesman from Georgia whose recordings became well-known during the 1960s folk revival, several years after his death.
4 Industrial Dr., Pacific, MO 63069-3611
Stephen Collins Foster: Sixty Favorite Songs by Joanna R. Smolko and Steven Saunders. 2009, ISBN: 978-078668148-8, pbk $19.99, 180pp., 8.5 x 11, Photograph, preface, acknowledgments. A newly arranged collection of sheet music of 60 songs from 19th-Century composer.
Oxford University Press
198 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016
Singing Out: An Oral History of America’s Folk Music Revivals by David King Dunaway and Molly Beer. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-19-537834-4, cloth $27.95, 288pp., 6 x 9, Foreword, introduction, notes, biographies, bibliography, discography, index. Book of mainly interviews with folk musicians who discuss the past, as well as the current state, of the music and the community.
University of Illinois Press
1325 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820
Restless Giant: The Life and Times of Jean Aberbach and Hill and Range Songs by Bar Biszick-Lockwood. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-252-07694-7, pbk $25, 328pp., 6 x 9, Photographs, preface, acknowledgments, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Biography of the music publishing giant behind the powerful Hill and Range Songs publishing company, who worked with the likes of Bill Monroe and Elvis Presley.
University of Texas Press
P.O. Box 7819, Austin, TX 78713
Texas Tornado: The Times and Music of Doug Sahm by Jan Reid with Shawn Sahm. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-292-72196-8, cloth $24.95, 216pp., 6 x 9, Discography, indices, photos. First biography about versatile Texas singer-songwriter explores his innovative musical career and turbulent personal life.
Postfach 1945, Osnabrück D-49009, Germany
1433 Stefan Grossman and John Renbourn: STEFAN GROSSMAN and JOHN RENBOURN. Re-release of 1978 Kicking Mule Records album from acoustic guitar duo features 11 tracks.
1434 Sad Pig Dance: DAVE EVANS. Re-release of 1974 album from Kicking Mule Records featuring 23 guitar instrumentals.
1435 Famous Ragtime Guitar Solos: TON VAN BERGEYK. 14 ragtime solos arranged for the guitar, originally released in the 1970s on Kicking Mule Records.
1439 Michel Haumont and Co.: MICHEL HAUMONT and CO.. 14-track release from French fingerstyle guitarist features multiple guests, including Jack Ada, Peter Finger and more.
2050 Granville Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
81008 Keep the Light Alive: Celebrating the Music of Lowen and Navarro: VARIOUS. 13 tracks from Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo’, The Refugees and many more compiled to raise money for Eric Lowen’s battle with ALS, as well as several ALS-related charities.
54 Music Square East, Ste. 300, Nashville, TN 37203
13954 American VI: Ain’t No Grave: JOHNNY CASH. Cash’s final studio album features 12 tracks with several guest artists.
c/o Epitaph, 2798 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
87059 The Way of the World: MOSE ALLISON. 12 tracks blending country blues and jazz from veteran guitarist and songwriter.
431 West Chelten Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Key to the Highway: ANDYBLUE. Covers album features 12 tracks mixing blues and contemporary folk influences.
P.O. Box 2593, West Chester, PA 19380
1120 Soul of the January Hills: TIM ERIKSEN. Vereran folk singer and multi-instrumentalist records 14 songs centered around his own voice, recorded in a single take.
P.O. Box 1510, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
005 Hymns for the Rebel Soul: ROCKY DAWUNI. Ghana-born reggae artist tackles social issues in 11 original songs.
P.O. Box 111, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4FZ, U.K.
2280 Master Drummers of Africa, Vol. 2 - Ubuntu: VARIOUS. 70 minutes of African drum music on 17 tracks; features a variety of instruments from many different regions of the African continent.
P.O. Box 5441, Takoma Park, MD 20913-5441
Adje! Adje!: ELIKEH. 14 Afro-rock-influenced tracks written to inspire action against social injustices in Washington, D.C.
193 18th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
0024 Ziguala: LAS RUBIAS DEL NORTE. 12-track release of mainly covers from 7-piece band draws influences from across Latin America, along with Bollywood and French tradtions.
0025 Escape Room: VERY BE CAREFUL. Accordion-driven band from northeastern Colombia releases 11 tracks of mostly originals; contains influences ranging from punk, trance, cumbia and more.
0027 Bad Reputation: Pierre de Gaillande sings Georges Brassens: PIERRE de GAILLANDE. Paris-born, California-based singer pays tribute to French pop artist with 13 covers.
Box 41, Willow Creek, MT 59760
Feel: MIKE BECK. 12-track release from Western singer-songwriter with songs about old California, society and the cowboy way of life.
Vogasel 9, 109 Reykjavik, , Iceland
9 I See The Sign: SAM AMIDON. 11 mostly traditional tracks from singer and multi-instrumentalist, with elements of Gospel, folk and hymns.
1341 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008
1008 Tall Texas Tales: BOB CHEEVERS. 10 mostly original tracks from Memphis-based singer-songwriter; gives tribute to Texas-based music.
234 Seeley St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 11218
12109 Joe’s Cafe: RUPERT WATES. 15 original songs based on true stories chronicling major events in American history, with each sung by a different vocalist.
928 Plymouth Court, Bloomington, IN 47408
We Walk in Temperatures: BLUE CUT. Indiana-based family band grounds its style in roots music over 13 mostly original tracks.
1938 Ulysses St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
The Road Home: ELIZA BLUE. Sophomore album from Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter features 13 tracks with folk and blues influence.
69 Washington Place, New York, NY 10011
The Way Home: MARY McBRIDE. 12-track album released alongside a tour specifically for people who would not otherwise have access to live music.
P.O. Box 541, Forestville, CA 95436
For Those with Eyes to See: CHRIS BRAMBLE BAND. 11-track release features mainly originals from psychedelic folk artist and backing band influenced by ballads, roots rock and free-jazz.
3131 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85017
6466 Unconditional: Round Dance Songs: WAYNE SILAS, JR.. Singer-songmaker collaborates with pow-wow drum groups on 13 tracks about love.
6471 As the Rez Turns: PIPESTONE. 14 tracks from Ojibwe singers put a humorous spin on heartbreak.
P.O. Box 6544, Evanston, IL 60204
Jungle Gym: JUSTIN ROBERTS. 12 original children’s songs touching on important moments of childhood.
P.O. Box 504, Tecumseh, NE 68450
Hold Your Breath: DANIEL CHRISTIAN. Sophomore album from Nebraska-based singer-songwriter features 15 tracks with folk, rock and country influences.
Cole and The Makeout Scene
15 Floral Avenue, Apt E, Dover, NH 03820
Gala Was a Tiger: COLE and THE MAKEOUT SCENE. 11 mostly original tracks about the journey of life, with elements of folk and punk styles.
P.O. Box 2261, Monument, CO 80132
0911 I Wanted to Fly: SANDY REAY and FRIENDS. Debut CD from Colorado singer-songwriter features seven originals and seven co-written songs.
916 19th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212
4539 Memories of John: THE JOHN HARTFORD STRINGBAND. Album recorded to commemorate the memory of John Hartford nearly a decade after his passing; musicians include Bob Carlin, Matt Combs, Mike Compton, Mark Schatz and Chris Sharp, plus special guests.
4541 35: SPECIAL CONSENSUS. 10th release from high-energy bluegrass band celebrates group’s 35th
Anniversary with six new tracks and six tracks featuring the vocals of former members from out-of-print past albums.
P.O. Box 1501, Bennington, VT 05201
12 The Man: STEVE GILLETTE. 20 songs from veteran Vt.-based songwriter-guitarist, featuring 20 special guests.
P.O. Box 2203, Chicago, IL 60690
080 This Land: An Environmental Justice Folk Recording: JOSHUA MARCUS. Folk singer-songwriter releases seven songs and seven interviews to tell the stories of various people across the Eastern United States; focuses on environmental and social justice issues.
P.O. Box 84631, 2336 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON M6S 4Z7, Canada
1040 Postcards from the Road: CONNIE KALDOR. 13 original tracks on 14th album from Canadian singer-songwriter.
4440 Morse Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604
10 Songs for the New Depression: LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III. 10 songs about the current recession, comparing recent financial hardships to those seen during the Great Depression.
5921 Charlotte St., Kansas City, MO 64110
Changing with the Sky: STREET CORNER CHOIR. 13 tracks of mainly original material from Kansas City-based duo, with backing on guitars and banjo.
12 Platt Place, Huntington, NY 11743
1001 The Satie Project: DAN WILLIS and VELVET GENTLEMEN. 15 newly arranged compositions originally penned by late French composer and pianist Erik Satie.
1008 Vertical: THE SANDRO ALBERT QUARTET. 13-track release mainly featuring interplay between guitar and flute with backing drums and bass.
P.O. Box 85154, Seattle, WA 98145
10 Tutto Bene: AMY DENIO. 20 songs on accordion from musician/record producer.
62-64 Rue Pelleport, Paris 75020, France
6146642 Sidiba: BAKO DAGNON. 11 tracks on sophomore album from West African griot based in Mande traditions.
Unit 2C, Creek Rd., Bladnoch Bridge, Bladnoch, Wigtown, Newton Stewart DG8 9AB, U.K.
32-20-16 Banker’s Blues: A Study in the Effects of Fiscal Mischief, Vol. 1: VARIOUS. 23 tracks about the hardship that results from financial problems; includes tracks from Memphis Minnie, the Mississippi Sheiks, Rufus Thomas, Big Bill Broonzy and more.
5685 Memphis Blues, Vol. 3 (1927-1930): MEMPHIS JUG BAND, WILL WELDON, VOL STEVENS, WILL SHADE, HATTIE HART and JENNY POPE. 20 tracks from six different artists showcasing early blues styles.
5686 Memphis Blues, Vol. 4 (1929-1953): JENNY POPE and JAMES DeBERRY. Two artists show the changes in the blues landscape spanning four decades; with Tampa Red, Georgia Tom, Walter Horton and more.
5687 Memphis Highway Stomp: CHARLIE BURSE and his MEMPHIS MUDCATS. Blues artist with backing band makes use of instruments, both conventional and unconventional, over 20 tracks from 1939.
Duc’n It Easy
4 Leah Lane , Milford, MA 01757
October: DUC’N IT EASY. Debut six-track EP from Massachusetts-based acoustic/electric jam-band influenced by Dave Matthews Band and The Allman Brothers.
P.O. Box 250, Verplanck, NY 10596
Match Against a New Moon: FRED GILLEN JR.. 11-track release from singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist features 10 originals and one Leonard Cohen cover; draws influences mainly from folk and indie rock.
22 Harbor Park Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050-4617
Doug Wamble: DOUG WAMBLE. 11 tracks, mostly originals, from singer-songwriter/guitarist, with elements of soul, Gospel, blues, r&b, country and more; includes special guests.
2304 The Massenburg Sessions: JOHN COWAN. Veteran acoustic artist releases 13-track album of mainly covers; features multiple guest artists.
1903 NE 8th Avenue #2, Portland, OR 97212
101 Noone Lasses: ANTON EMERY. Debut solo guitar album from Oregon-based Celtic fingerstyle guitarist.
Box 152, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada
1919 Find Our Way: SHARI ULRICH. 10 mostly original tracks from singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist with full backing band.
Robert Rolfe Feddersen
2543 E. Lakeshore Dr., Crown Point, IN 46307
Milk Man: ROBERT ROLFE FEDDERSEN. 11 original tracks from singer-songwriter in folk-rock, acoustic and Americana styles.
Strada Roncaglia 16, San Germano, AL 15040, Italy
8138 Feelings of the Heart: Traditional Sarangi: MURAD ALI KHAN. Three long-form tracks from Indian Sarangi player.
8142 Confluence: ANUPAMA BHAGWAT and V.K. RAMAN. Three long-form tracks from classical Indian music duo on flute and sitar.
8143 Xu Lai: LINGLING YU. Seven tracks of mostly classical Chinese music, played on the pipa.
8152 Vadhya Sunadha Pravaham: LALGUDI VJ VIJAYALAKSHMI, MALA CHANDRASHEKAR and JAISHREE JAIRAJ. Six long-form tracks from Carnatic Indian music trio on flute, violin and veena.
1119 Escalona Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
1003 Woman in Sin: FISHTANK ENSEMBLE. Quartet releases 12-track mix of originals, trads and covers, with influences from Romanian, Gypsy jazz, flamenco, Balkan, Turkish and Tango traditions.
c/Clara Campoamor, 57, Urb. Parquelagos, Galapagar, Madrid 28420, Spain
36 Protegid: CARMEN SOUZA. 12-track release from London-based musician and songwriter blends jazz with Cape Verdean culture.
456 East Third Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057
No Sad Songs: TIM GLEESON. 10 tracks from New Jersey-based singer-songwriter blending folk, blues, jazz, r&b and country elements.
Ribe Landevej 190, Vejle DK-7100, Denmark
0410 Oldefar På Tour: PØRTNERS KOMPLOT. Traditional Danish acoustic folk music quartet uses elements of rock, jazz and classical music on 12 tracks.
0710 20: PHøNIX. 18-track release from innovative Danish folk quartet celebrating their 20th Anniversary.
0810 Chilling on a Sunday: KASÍR. Sophomore release from young Danish trio features an 11-track mix of originals and Celtic trads.
930 Joos Avenue, Columbus, OH 43229
All Access Vol. 1: 11/27/2009: GREENSKY BLUEGRASS. Live recording from all-acoustic traditional bluegrass band with a contemporary sound; two-disc set features 26 total tracks.
P.O. Box 4073, South Burlington, VT 05406
10003 As It Turns Out: MEL FLANNERY TRUCKING CO.. Classically trained jazz singer-songwriter with backing trio releases third album; contains elements of jazz, soul and more.
P.O. Box 8343 , Northridge, CA 91364-9998
117 Learning in Two Languages (Aprendiendo en dos idiomas): HAP PALMER. 10 different children’s songs, with each song done twice -- once in English, and once in Spanish.
125 Brooks Avenue Apt. B, Venice, CA 90291
Comes Around Again: CHRISTOPHER HAWLEY ROLLERS. Band’s third album of California rock ’n’ roll features 11 original tracks.
1145 Fernbank Ave, Madison, TN 37115
101 Yellow Tag Mondays: THE FAREWELL DRIFTERS. National debut from Nashville-based acoustic quintet with folk and pop sound features mostly originals and explores multiple genres.
936 Nichols Drive, Laurel, MD 20707
Conspiring with Persons of Questionable Character: C.B. HEINEMANN. 15-track release from Md.-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist draws on influences from Irish, Balkan, Baroque and rock music.
8 Rue Patenier, Liège B-4000, Belgium
4446064 Lea and Kash: KARIM BAGGILI. Artist’s fourth album combines elements of flamenco guitar with Arabian, South American and classical music.
P.O. Box 128344, Nashville, TN 37212
005 Longing for Heaven: JENI and BILLY. 10-track mix of originals and newly arranged trads from duo that uses multiple country and bluegrass elements.
5015 NE Campaign Street, Portland, OR 97218
002 Dangerous Mes and Poisonous Yous: CALEB KLAUDER. Re-release of 2007 album from Oregon-based singer-songwriter features 12 tracks with country and honky-tonk influences.
7 Sidney St., Watertown, MA 02472
Bessarabian Breakdown: JIM GUTTMANN. Bassist for the Klezmer Conservatory Band releases 11 tracks of bluegrass, jazz and klezmer conservatory music.
Savannah Jo Lack
122 The Uplands, Berkeley, CA 94705
Knitting Songs: SAVANNAH JO LACK. 11 tracks of violin-based music blending elements folk, jazz, pop, country and classical fusion from Australian-born singer-songwriter/violinist.
11333 Moorpark St. #92, Studio City, CA 91602
2010 Still the Moon: TWO WORLDS ONE. Release from Celtic-influenced acoustic folk trio features nine original tracks.
4439 N. Christiana, Chicago, IL 60625
Salt: THE LOCALS. Four-track EP from Chicago-based alt.-rock trio with special guests on horns and keys.
P.O. Box 2015, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7WU, United Kingdom
001 Lá Nua: LÚNASA. Traditional Irish music ensemble’s self-released seventh album features 10 sets comprised of trads and originals.
P.O. Box 1788, Huntington Station, NY 11746
0065 The Essential Cyril Neville 1994-2007: CYRIL NEVILLE. Collection of tracks from artist’s five solo records spanning two decades; includes mainly originals with blues, r&b, funk and hip-hop influences.
Maison de Soul
P.O. Drawer 10, Ville Platte, LA 70586
1089 Jewel of the Bayou: LEROY THOMAS. 16 tracks, including 12 originals, from New Orleans/Bayou-based accordion player/vocalist with backing band.
150 Fifth Ave., 6th Fl., New York, NY 10011
509996 96576 The List: ROSANNE CASH. 12-track release featuring songs introduced to artist by her father, Johnny Cash.
P.O. Box 60533, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Under Beautiful Skies: STEVE MECKFESSEL. 12 original urban folk songs with jazz influence from California singer-songwriter and guitarist.
2020 S Post St, Spokane, WA 99203
102 Sqworld Record: MIGHTY SQUIRREL. Mix of trads and covers from Washington state acoustic quartet, includes influences from Appalachian old-time, country, Yiddish, Celtic and more.
118 E. 28th St., Ste. 1010, New York, NY 10016
Delancey St.: RACHAEL SAGE. 12 tracks, including 11 originals and one Hall & Oates cover, from New York-based singer-songwriter.
Music for Open Mind
Werderstrasse 1, D-86159 Augsburg, Germany
A Hommage to Huddie Ledbetter: THE LEADBELLY PROJECT. Nine blues trads covered by duo as a tribute to folk and blues icon.
National Geographic Music
711 5th Ave., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10022
004 Dunya: BIBI TANGA and THE SELENITES. Afrobeat artist with backing band releases 11 tracks, plus one bonus song, with electronic and transatlantic influences.
106 Putnam St., Providence, RI 02909
85690 Around the Piano with Mark Twain and John Davis: HALLEY’S COMET. Musical tribute album to American author Mark Twain, released to coincide with the 100th Anniversary of Twain’s death.
9908 NW Abbey Road, Portland, OR 97229
002 Pulling Out the Stops: Traditional Music and Song of Ireland: DAN POSSUMATO. 16 mostly trad Irish tracks from Portland, Oregon-based accordion and melodeon player, with backing from several special guests.
P.O. Box 070646, Milwaukee , WI 53207
Dangerous Folk: DANGEROUS FOLK. Wisconsin-based folk trio presents 13 classic folk songs from the 1960s.
Donker Curtiusstraat 16-1, Amsterdam 1051 JN, The Netherlands
010 Liber: OSWIN CHIN BEHILIA. Dutch Antilles singer-songwriters presents 11 tracks that deal mainly with the political relationship between Curacao and the Netherlands.
3388 Sweeten Creek Rd., Arden, NC 28704
The Scenic Route: THE GALEN KIPAR PROJECT. Eight original tracks blending folk, classical, jazz and blues styles on band’s fourth album in five years.
P.O. Box 651, Oxford OX2 9RB, U.K.
106 Cogs, Wheels and Lovers: STEELEYE SPAN. 11 tracks on 40th Anniversary album from renowned British folk-rock band.
P.O. Box 572, Rockville, MD 20848
193 Nate Grower: NATE GROWER. Mix of originals, trads and covers from Delaware-based fiddler with backing band.
210 Take Off: DARREN BEACHLEY and LEGENDS OF THE POTOMAC. Debut release from D.C.-area bluegrass band features 14 tracks of mainly covers.
Paul’s Creek Band, The
28 Wisteria Drive, Asheville, NC 28804
Paul’s Creek: THE PAUL’S CREEK BAND. 13-track mix of originals, trads and covers from 4-piece acoustic string band; features influences from country, bluegrass and mountain sounds.
P.O. Box 33, Squamish, BC V8B 0A1, Canada
0901 Jocelyn Pettit: JOCELYN PETTIT. 12-track mix of originals, covers and trads from Celtic fiddler with backing band.
P.O. Box 200, Lexington, KY 40588
70019 Ravenwood: MICHAEL JOHNATHON. 12-song acoustic folk album from singer-songwriter/WoodSongs host, featuring special guests Sam Bush, John McEuen, Rob Ickes, Guy Davis and J.P. Pennington.
P.O. Box 34114, Pensacola, FL 32607
011 Word to the Wise: BILL KIRCHEN. Mainly duets on 11 tracks from rock ’n’ roll honky-tonk guitarist; guests include Elvis Costello, Commander Cody, Paul Carrack and more.
411 Lafayette St., 4th Fl., New York, NY 10003
302 Rock and Roll Playground: VARIOUS. Release explores the different facets of rock ’n’ roll with 12 kid-friendly tracks.
3768 Rosedale Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6N1, Canada
Farewell to Gerald Fitzella: PUZZLEROOT. 14-track release includes mostly originals from Canadian roots band; blends multiple Americana styles.
Apt. 243, 253 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1R5, Canada
1807 Islet: REBECCA BARCLAY and JOHN STEELE. Debut full-length album from Canadian duo features music in traditional English and Canadian styles.
Mill Lane, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8PL, UK
172 Lightbox: SPIRO. Acoustic string quartet releases 17 tracks with traditional, contemporary and dance music influences.
P.O. Box 4044, 501 W. Lynnhurst Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
228 Shade of the Trees: STORYHILL. 10-track release of all originals from singer-songwriter folk duo, with songs mainly about love and war.
230 The Garden: RUTH MOODY. Debut full-length solo album from founding member of The Wailin’ Jennys features 12 orginal tracks, with eclectic backing.
2930 Domingo Ave #110, Berkeley, CA 94705
101 Nell Robinson in Loango: NELL ROBINSON. American roots singer-songwriter delivers a 12-track mix of originals and covers, with five bonus tracks by Robinson’s band, The Henriettas.
219 7th Street Apt. 3B, Jersey City, NJ 07302
James: RED MOLLY. Fourth release from all-female Americana trio features multiple influences and three-part vocal harmonies over 13 tracks.
40 Worth Street, Suite 817, New York, NY 10013
00139 The Mathematics of Love: PETER PARCEK. 10-track mix of originals and covers from soul guitarist; primary blues influence is mixed with elements of rock, jazz, country and folk.
P.O. Box 95, Ellicott Station, Buffalo, NY 14205
070 Hadestown: ANAÏS MITCHELL. 20-track folk opera tells the story of the current state of America by comparing it to the Greek myth of Orpheus; features Ani DiFranco, Justin Vernon, Greg Brown and other guests.
5401 Norris Canyon Road #100, San Ramon, CA 94583
002 You Can’t Argue With Water: KEVIN BEADLES. 11 original tracks from Americana/rock singer-songwriter with backing band; includes elements of classic rock, Gospel, blues and alt.-country.
2326 Chartres Street, Apt. A, New Orleans, LA 70117
The Sails of Self: RISING APPALACHIA. 16-track mix of originals, trads and covers from New Orleans-based band.
P.O. Box 156, Mishawaka, IN 46546
Once is Enough: DAVID J. SIMON. 14-track all-original release from South Bend, Indiana-area artist.
161 Chateau LaTour Drive, Kenner, LA 70065
Acoustic Sunlight: DAN RIVERS. 11 original acoustic tracks from New Orleans-based singer-songwriter.
264 South La Cienega Boulevard, Suite 704, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
0001 Celeste Sings, Kids Dream: DANA ’CELESTE’ ANTON. 15 tracks of mostly traditional childrens’ songs on record label’s debut release.
Sabrina and Craig
20930 Almazan Road, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
One Home ... One Heart: SABRINA and CRAIG. 11 original acoustic songs recorded live in the studio to give the feel of a live performance.
1020 Nouara Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89144
Songwriter’s Collection: Vol. 1: RON SCHAFFER. 13 tracks of mostly Americana originals from Las Vegas-based singer-songwriter.
250 W. 57th St., Suite 1101, New York, NY 10107
The Movie We Are In: PETE FRANCIS. 11 mainly original tracks from New York City-based singer-songwriter.
P.O. Box 557, Severn, MD 21144
0050 Back in Style: TAD ROBINSON. Eight original songs and two soul covers from soul/blues artist and guests, including The Memphis Horns and the Severn House Band.
P.O. Box 106, Whately, MA 01093
2029 Some Strange Country: CROOKED STILL. Eclectic bluegrass quintet releases 12 tracks of mostly trads; also contains four originals and a Rolling Stones cover.
329 Rockland Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075
2021 Cherryholmes IV: Common Threads: CHERRYHOLMES. 13 bluegrass tracks from Los Angeles area-based 6-piece family band.
Pennar Lane, Newbridge NP11 4GZ, Wales
1013 Trosnant: ALLAN YN Y FAN. 12 tracks of traditional Celtic music from 5-piece Welsh band.
1014 Lle Arral/Another Place: ALLAN YN Y FAN and DELYTH JENKINS. Welsh artists collaborate on five-track EP of mainly Celtic trads.
P.O. Box 3161, Roanoke, VA 24015
69 Courage: SI KAHN. 15 tracks from veteran folk singer-songwriter/activist about the struggle for human rights.
120 31st Ave North, Nashville, TN 37203
4058 Speed of Life: NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND. First album in five years from country/roots band features 13 tracks of originals and collaborations.
P.O. Drawer 10, Ville Platte, LA 70586-0010
6219 Happy Go Lucky: D.L. MENARD. Renowned Cajun singer/guitarist releases 12 mainly originals in English and French, includes backing on fiddle, Dobro, guitars, accordion and more.
8 Martin Dene, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8NA, U.K.
150 Tournament of Shadows: LITTLE JOHNNY ENGLAND. 12 tracks of mostly original material from British traditional folk quintet.
23307 Commerce Park Rd., Cleveland, OH 44122
31849 Clovis People, Vol. 3: OTIS TAYLOR. Veteran Denver-born singer and multi-instrumentalist known for his trance blues sound presents 12 originals exploring different eras of the past.
3 Cameron St., Tortonto, ON M5T 2H1, Canada
002 Eastbound Platform: JADEA KELLY. 10-track country release of mainly originals; special guests include Jack Marks, Lori Yates, David Baxter and Justin Rutledge.
P.O. Box 102837, Moreleta Plaza 0167, South Africa
Wind: CARMEN TOSCA. 11 original tracks from South African visual artist; features songs in new age, ambient and electronica styles.
133 West 25th, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
1023 Come On In: YARN. Brooklyn-based Americana/alt.-country band releases 13 original tracks on third record.
Vampire Media Group
2849 Waverly Drive #18, Los Angeles, CA 90039
1001 The Lush, Romantic Weirdness: ITALIAN JAPANESE. Los Angeles-based alt.-rock band combines elements of folk, pop, electronic and dance on 11-track release.
1755 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
0014194 Backatown: TROMBONE SHORTY. 14 tracks blending jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, rock and more from young New Orleans-born trombone player/singer/multi-instrumentalist.
4F Bass Street, Newmarket, NH 03857
5503 The Spokes Man: CRAIG WERTH. Accompanist/arranger for three-time JUNO winner David Francey releases debut solo album.
705 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540-6654
4041 How I Love Them Old Songs ... Ronny Cox Sings Mickey Newbury: RONNY COX. 12 tracks from acoustic singer-songwriter recorded as a tribute to the late Mickey Newbury, and two originals.
3604 NE 143rd Court, Edomond, OK 73013
Funky Fresh and Sugar Free: SUGAR FREE ALLSTARS. 10 tracks of children’s music that borrows from multiple different genres; includes a newly arranged Beatles cover.
dist. Harmonia Mundi USA, 1117 Chestnut St., Burbank, CA 91506-1624
468097 Sleepless Nights: V.M. BHATT and MATT MALLEY. Collaboration between Indian virtuoso guitarist and Counting Crows’ bassist features six long-form original tracks pulling influences from multiple genres, with backing.
378 Third Ave. Penthouse, New York, NY 10016
018 This Can’t Be My Life: RUTH GERSON. Long-delayed release from New York singer-songwriter who recently relocated to San Francisco features 11 original rock-pop tracks.
431 Saw Mill River Road, Millwood, NY 10546
201007 Tribute to J.J. Cale, Vol. 1: The Vocal Sessions: VARIOUS. Music of American rock, blues, and roots singer, songwriter and guitarist is honored on 15 tracks peformed by Swamp Cabbage, Jimmy Hall, The Persuasions and many more.
2042-A Armacost Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025
11823 The Tom Lehrer Collection: TOM LEHRER. First-ever hits collection from artist’s 40-year career; includes a 26-track CD and a DVD of live performances from Oslo, Norway, in 1967.
600 Maryland Ave. SW, Ste. 2001, Washington, DC 20024
40526 Music of Central Asia, Vol. 7: In the Shrine of the Heart - Popular Classics from Bukhara and Beyond: VARIOUS. 15 tracks of Central Asian traditional ballads, performed by contemporary artists; includes DVD.
40527 Music of Central Asia, Vol. 8: Rainbow: KRONOS QUARTET with ALIM and FARGANA QASIMOV and HOMAYUN SAKHI. Six-track release from Central Asian string quartet and collaborating artists features mostly long-form tracks; includes DVD with release.
40528 Music of Central Asia, Vol. 9: In the Footsteps of Babur - Musical Encounters from the Lands of the Mughals: VARIOUS. Five instrumentalists depict the musical styles of Central Asia, Afghanistan and North India; features nine tracks and is accompanied by a DVD.