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Trevor Hall Speaks of Love and Loss on “My Own”

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What were you doing at the age of 16? Probably focused on getting your driver’s license or dealing with the usual high school drama....

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Three LR Baggs Video Gear Demos: Align Series Chorus, Delay And...

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We round out our review of the LR Baggs Align Series pedals with three more video demos from guitarist Matt O’Ree: the...

Video Gear Demo: Hear The LR Baggs Session Pedal In Action

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The LR Baggs Align Session pedal was released in 2018 and is still available in stores. We reviewed the unit back then,...

Gear Review: Mackie MC-450 Headphones

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Headphones are a crucial, but often overlooked, piece of equipment required for a home studio. This is the way you, your bandmates or your...

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Paul Weller Infuses the Widescreen ‘On Sunset’ with Heavy Soul

Paul Weller | On Sunset | (Verve Forecast)4 out of 5 stars Back in 1997 Paul Weller titled his fourth solo release Heavy Soul. It was a perfect description of what his post-Jam career had become, especially...

Robert Earl Keen Turns Event into Virtual Fourth on the River

In lieu of rollin’ on the river — or tubing and sipping, as Central Texans so love to do — Robert Earl Keen will host a July 4 concert broadcast/webcast he’s calling Virtual Fourth on the River....

Gawn Takes Unusually Usual Path To Its Tunes

In some ways it’s the typical basement band story and in other ways, it’s so not.  The story starts in 2018 when every day after work Zach Koenig, Johns Swanson and James Francis...

For Beta Radio, Spring 2020 Didn’t Really Feel Like Spring

For Beta Radio—as for so many of us—spring 2020 didn’t really feel like spring. Naturally, the North Carolina indie folk duo wrote a song about it. “‘It Doesn’t Really Feel Like Spring’ was written...

Naavi Has “Something To Tell,” And It Is Worth Hearing

In rare circumstances, fate brings artists together to collaborate on a side-project that, to their surprise, ultimately overcomes their previous independent endeavors. This is, perhaps, the case for the Chattanooga-native, budding indie-pop duo, naavi. Blending the production and musical expertise of...

Drea Jeann Releases Autobiographical Track, “Dying to Stay Alive”

Bay Area singer-songwriter, Drea Jeann, functions best with a regimen. It’s been this way since she was young. Jeann, who first started singing at three-years-old - jumping on stage during a cruise ship talent show - craves...

Abby Sage Displays Heartbreak and Wisdom on “18 Years”

Twenty-two-year-old singer-songwriter Abby Sage is wise beyond her years.  At 22 she had already fallen in love, but she knew she was too young to understand it. Four years later she presents a song about the experience and how she...

Cutler Station Pens An Ode To ‘Midwest Moms’

“This song is an ode to the hardworking, Virginia-Slim-smoking, meatloaf-making matriarchs at the center of Appalachian culture,” Cutler Station’s John Evans told American Songwriter. “Without these strong women in our lives, who knows what kind of trouble...

COVID-19 Brings The Benders Band Back Together After 16 Years Apart

“In 2004, after four years of fun, sweaty, bluegrass-gone-wild live shows, multiple U.S. tours and three albums released on an indie label, The Benders went their separate ways,” Jabe Beyer told American Songwriter. “Nolan McKelvey had moved...

Patreon Hosts Indie Music Live Stream with RAC, Kat Robichaud and VIAA

Just in time for Independence Day, Patreon will be hosting an Indie Music live stream. The featuring artists are Grammy-winning producer RAC, theatrical rock musician and The Voice alumni Kat Robichaud, and pop/R&B artist VIAA. The show starts tomorrow, Thursday 7/2, at 10 AM PT/1 PM...

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