Met zijn postume nieuwe album heeft Leonard Cohen de dood van het laatste woord beroofd. Vandaag is 'The Goal' voor het eerst te horen en te zien, de eerste uit een serie video’s van het album
Een nieuw hoofstuk in de geprezen Bootleg Series onthult 47 nog niet eerder uitgebrachte opnames, inclusief outtakes van John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline en Self Portrait plus de eerste release van de Bob Dylan-Johnny Cash 1969 Nashville studio sessies.
Van Morrison returns with his sixth album in just four years, Three Chords And The Truth. Fourteen new original compositions effortlessly encapsulate Van Morrison's sound and talents as one of our generation's most celebrated songwriters.
On September 27th, Yep Roc Records will release 'Desert Dove', Michaela Anne’s full-length follow up to her critically-acclaimed Bright Lights and the Fame. “By Our Design,” the album’s first single and video, was premiered today by Rolling Stone. The song, a mid-tempo burn framed with dense violins and tremolo guitar, is a sweet ode to a carved out life together; imperfect, but adaptive and free.
On October 18 2019, Joe Bonamassa will release Live at the Sydney Opera House on CD and 2LP via Provogue Records, and digitally via J&R Adventures. A brand new live album from "arguably the world's biggest blues guitarist" (Guitar World) featuring 10 recordings from his 2016 performance at one of the world’s most legendary venues. This includes previously unreleased versions of tracks from his coveted No. 1 album 'Blues of Desperation'.
Beth Hart is as real as it gets. At a time when other musicians polish their songs, airbrush their image, conceal their blemishes, deny their age and bury their darkest secrets, this is one artist who throws down her cards and invites you to either walk or love her anyway. And with 'War In My Mind', this Grammy-nominated talent has never served herself up so raw, on a record that embraces her merits and flaws, channels her bittersweet headspace and spins gold from her demons. And now, with 'War In My Mind', this songwriter has made a record that bares her soul, represents her warts-and-all, and makes no apology for it.
At 72 years old, the supremely gifted guitarist is equalled by very few and his legendary ability makes him impossible to pigeon hole. As a founding member of Focus from 1969 to 1976 he recorded a number of breakout albums, which included the mega-hits "Hocus Pocus" and "Sylvia". 'Close Beauty' can be considered as one of Jan's most varied works, while this record is his first album in almost 30 years that also gets a vinyl release.
Organisch, intuïtief en ongepolijst. Dit is in het kort de omschrijving van het album “Richville” van Richard van Bergen ( zang, gitaar ) en Jeroen JJ Goossens ( drums, percussie ) dat in september uitkomt op Tub Thumper Records. Waar een cd opname over het algemeen tot in de puntjes wordt voorbereid koos Richville voor een heel andere aanpak: Vertrouwend op ruim 20 jaar vriendschap, hun liefde voor Rootsmuziek en slechts gewapend met een handvol ruwe schetsen, hooks en grooves werd een studio geboekt.
The collaboration between Wentus Blues Band, Finland’s most international blues act, and blues legend Duke Robillard began in 1987 in Finland. Now, with 'Too Much Mustard', the musicians have realized a long-held plan to make an album together.
'Cold' is the newest and most intimate release to date from awardwinning musician/writer, Mean Mary (Mary James). The moody, almost gothic, lyrics and dark melodies take the listener through the colder seasons of the year and of the heart. Produced by Mary James, the album features all original songs with some lyrics taken straight from her journal entries.
With her new Change in the Weather: Janiva Magness Sings John Fogerty, the Grammy-nominated artist is at the nexus of re-invention and tradition. The album reframes 12 songs curated from the Creedence Clearwater Revival leader’s catalog in Magness’ soaring, soul-centered style.
Drew Holcomb’s songs have always charged his listeners’ hearts and minds while inspiring them to think, feel, dance, and love. But with his new album, 'Dragons', his subject material finds the singer using a finer brush and mixing more of the joys, struggles, and specific moments of his own life than ever before. With its contemporary production, careful sense of craft and collaboration, and rafter-reaching anthems carrying profound, intentional lyrics, the album represents Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors’ biggest moment yet, a powerful portrait stretched across a wide sonic canvas.
De Frans-Libanese jazztrompettist en componist Ibrahim Maalouf heeft zijn elfde studioalbum 'S3NS' aangekondigd. Maalouf staat bekend om zijn vermogen klassiek, jazz en Arabische muziek moeiteloos te mengen met zijn herkenbare, mystieke trompetsound. Zijn muziek klinkt fris, maar toch nostalgisch. Niet echt jazz, niet echt pop, bij vlagen zelfs rock. Ondefinieerbaar, maar toch fijn, precies zoals we van Maalouf gewend zijn.
De Berlijnse muzikant Florian Lohoff leeft voor en met de muziek, voelt in zijn binnenste de kracht en het vuur die hem steeds naar nieuwe wegen en inspiratie laten zoeken, om zich door zijn muziek uit te kunnen drukken. Op 6 september 2019 verschijnt zijn derde album ‘risin’, waaraan hij een jaar heeft gewerkt
Award-winning San Francisco Bay-area blues band Rick Estrin & The Nightcats will release their fifth Alligator Records album, Contemporary, on Friday, September 20, 2019. With Estrin's harmonica virtuosity and sly soulful vocals, Christoffer "Kid" Andersen's wildly inventive guitar, Lorenzo Farrell's masterful keyboards and Derrick “D’Mar” Martin's funky, creative drumming, the band takes Estrin’s ingenious, original songs to new and unexpected places. With these musically fearless players kicking everything up a notch, Contemporary explores some different sounds, instrumentation and grooves from their previous releases, as they continue to reinvent traditional blues styles.
When ‘High Water I’ was released in August 2018 it was the sound of old friends coming together in a union of rock ‘n’ roll, psychedelic blues, rasping Americana and late-night storytelling. The band was pulled together by guitarist Rich Robinson, it continued a story line he began in The Black Crowes with guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien. ‘High Water II’ picks up where the band’s studio debut left off, much of the album was written during those early recordings at Dark Horse Studios in Nashville which is why the album feels like a perfect continuation of its predecessor.
72-YEAR-OLD BLUESMAN JIMMY “DUCK” HOLMES’ NEW ALBUM, THE DAN AUERBACH-PRODUCED CYPRESS GROVE, CAPTURES THE RAW, EXPLOSIVE SOUND OF REAL MISSISSIPPI JUKE-JOINT BLUES TODAY. Featuring an all-star cast of players including Auerbach, Marcus King, Eric Deaton and Sam Bacco, as well as Holmes’ repertoire of songs spanning nearly a century, the adventurous 11-song set is an untamed bridge between the present and the classic sounds of the Delta.
World leading blues harmonica virtuoso and Blues Music Award winner, the UK's Giles Robson knocks it out of the park with his new USA solo recording debut. An exciting and dynamic electric blues album with 12 all original tracks, Robson is pushed to new heights by legendary blues pianist Bruce Katz and his stellar all American band presented with a glorious earthy and rich production sound.
North Mississippi Allstars – Up And Rolling with guests Mavis Staples, Cedric Burnside, Jason Isbell, Duane Betts
New release North Mississippi Allstars, Up And Rolling. Up And Rolling is modern Mississippi. Transcending time and space, the music reaches out into the dark of night like the wisteria vine, looking for free hearted souls to latch onto and wedge into the foundation of hate, slowly tearing down walls a generation at a time.
Chicago’s legendary blues label Bea & Baby gets 4-CD plus book ‘Definitive Collection’ on Earwig Records
Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records: The Definitive Collection! This 101-track 4-CD set features early tracks from such blues titans as James Cotton, Hound Dog Taylor, Sleepy John Estes, Earl Hooker, Andre Williams, and Sunnyland Slim
Op 6 september brengt het legendarische Ten Years After een nieuw live album uit, 'Naturally Live' getiteld. Het in 2018 opgenomen album bevat een mix van oude classics en tracks van het meest recente studio-album 'A Sting In The Tale'. De van het album afkomstige live-versie van Woodstock-klassieker 'I'd Love To Change The World' is vanaf vandaag overal online te beluisteren! 'Naturally Live' verschijnt op CD, LP & digitaal. De LP wordt uitgebracht door Music on Vinyl en verschijnt op gelimiteerd goud vinyl, inclusief bonustrack. Zaterdag 23 november is de band live te zien in de Q-Factory, Amsterdam.
'Verses' is the European version of Verse by Verse, the 8th album by internationally-acclaimed musician and artist Caroline Herring, originally a 22-song musical meditation for our toxic, divisive times.
”Spontaneous, joyous, filled with imperfections and mistakes. Played once and never to be played again. Perfect little moments captured instantly with sound as the canvas. One microphone, me, and a room with a 16 track recorder.” /Faris Nourallah, 2019. Find out for yourself now, dig yourself into “Minus One”.