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Let Me Never Be Complete (EP) by The Hollow The debut EP from The Hollow, the Phoenix-based duo of Shane Hunt and Jon Watkins, could prove to possess a very appropriate title. The album, Let Me Never Be Complete, may well leave you wanting to hear more… and even setting the album on repeat for many spins to come.   The duo began their partnership as simply one guitarist joining   Read More ...

Some would argue that music has the ability to heal. But what makes this possible? Is it brilliant vocal harmonies that speak directly to your heart? If so, THE CURRYS debut album “Follow” has hit the nail on the head.   The opener “Wrecking Ball,” barrels out of the speakers with a take it or leave it attitude. The lyrics center around a friendship that has been jeopardized by the   Read More ...

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Rising alt-folk act Wayfarer has announced plans to release a new EP titled The Albatross We Keep on February 18th.  The one-man-band, consisting solely of Nik Piscitello, has debuted the first new song, “Best and Worst,” heard below:     Wayfarer’s debut track sets the tone for The Albatross We Keep perfectly by capturing Piscitello’s past and present with an intriguing and beautiful amalgam of heartfelt folk and impassioned distortion.   Read More ...

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Leland Jacobs is an Atlanta-based singer-songwriter emerging on the independent/alternative scene. After spending the last few years working on a variety of different projects with different line-ups, Jacobs decided to pursue music as a solo venture. His first release “Soul” is a three song EP that combines 90’s alternative sensibilities with a more modern bent, although subsequent releases will span a variety of genres.   Sounds Like: Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams,   Read More ...

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Soulful powerhouse singer/songwriter Nicky Egan announced a collection of new material titled The 45 Homestead Project yesterday. The unique series will be comprised of three digital 45’s that will be released over a three-month span. Each digital 45’s will have an A/B side with a music video accompanying each A side track and a live performance at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. At the end of the   Read More ...

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If there’s anything I know about Michael McFarland, it’s that the man certainly knows how to publicize. The North Carolina native singer-songwriter (and self-described two-wheel troubadour) has been churning across North America with his own rock-and-roll re-enactment of The Motorcycle Diaries, bringing his unique brand of Alt-Pop to the masses. I have been lucky enough to share a stage with him on several occasions, and have thoroughly enjoyed every experience.   Read More ...

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Laura Marling emerges with her fourth record, Once I Was An Eagle: an album so expansive and thrilling it’s no wonder she can’t shrug off comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan even at the ripe age of 23. If you’re already fans of these two legends, don’t pass on this record thinking you’ve heard it all before. Eagle destroys your expectations of contemporary folk while completely reinvigorating the dying   Read More ...

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For fans of: Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Gibbard, Bon Iver, Iron and Wine, James Taylor   The most powerful music is not always dependent on decibel level. In fact, more often than not the most stirring melodies come from a quiet place. There is an inherent accessibility to the soft and soulful singing of folk songwriters. Like tapping into an exposed nerve, the emotion is raw: thoughts and moods   Read More ...

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It’s hard to pinpoint where exactly Jenny O resides within the indie music totem pole. The New York native (now Los Angeles-based) artist dropped her infamous debut EP, Home, back in 2011. From out of nowhere its singles (the witty, kind-of-folky, kind-of-poppy, “Well Ok Honey,” and acoustic gem, “Won’t Let You Leave,”) appeared on the Rocksmith video game and mainstream commercials, respectively. Suddenly, Jenny’s soulful voice and catchy guitar picks   Read More ...

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Few things put my heart in a headlock (thank you, Ms. Heap) like the sound of a woman’s voice gently lilting over a bed of a delicately plucked acoustic guitar. I am a fiend for the folk movement of the 60’s and 70’s; thus, when I encounter sympathetic souls in my travels they make a tangible impact on my listening activities. That said, Paige Chaplin shook the needle off my   Read More ...

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While I will occasionally lambast social media as being a vapid mental hamster wheel, there are occasional instances where its intrinsic worth manifests… and the results are staggering. It was by the grace of a Facebook ad that I discovered Sophia Duccini, and I was greatly enriched for having done so.   As an avid fan of independent songwriters, I was easily and thoroughly ensnared by Sophia’s material from the   Read More ...

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