Americana singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle passed away yesterday, Aug. 23, at only 38 years old. Yesterday was the day after my own 40th birthday, and it had me hard — an incredibly talented man even younger than me leaving this world.
If The Cardigans, Clairo, and Lana del Rey had a baby, you’d get Nashville-based dreamy indie-pop group Cloud Baby. Composed of frontwoman Jenna Scott, guitarist Cole Anderson, drummer/producer Timothy Ryssemus, and bassist/keyboardist/producer Greg Graves, Cloud Baby brings you their debut single, “Blocks.”
Critically lauded Nashville-based singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips releases Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff, his 10th solo album, via Yep Roc Records on Sept. 4.
Meanwhile, he appears via StageIt on Sunday, Aug. 23, for a livestream billed as Live from the Parlor, where he’s sure to play new songs and old favorites.
Indie pop artist Kaya Stewart shares her new single “California.”
Kaya says, “The best advice I ever got about writing songs was to be as honest as possible and I don’t think I’ve ever been as honest as I am in ‘California.’ This song felt like therapy to me.”
Maggie Miles teams with Pearl Street Warehouse to present a weekly variety show featuring artist performances, Q+As, industry panels, and more.
She launches the show with Jarreau Williams and other guests via Facebook and other social media on Thursday, July 9.
Ronnie McCoury, the eldest son of bluegrass legend Del McCoury and the longtime mandolin player for The Del McCoury Band, says he’s never had this much free time in the four decades he’s been performing music.
Ronnie was just a 13-year-old kid when he got his first glimpse of his father’s buddy Bill Monroe playing the mandolin, and, not long after, he was playing gigs alongside his dad. All these years later, Ronnie’s an eight-time International Bluegrass Music Association Mandolin Player of the Year and, just last year, produced the association’s Album of the Year — “Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass” — with his dad.
Like a blanket offered to a shivering stranger, “Even This Is Going to Pass,” by Eliot Bronson and featuring Lori McKenna, is a welcome and warm refrain in these tough times. The song which was just released as a single is helping to raise money for Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States.
Sunny Sweeney plays a set of her favorite Loretta Lynn songs on Saturday, April 25, via Facebook Live.
Tune into the fifth quarantine show by Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift, who have been performing regularly since the emergency lockdown across the nation in their series, Live from Sweet Home Quarantine, where they livestream a 30-minute concert from their home in East Nashville.