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José James Challenges Himself With New Album "No Beginning, No End"

June 13, 2013 - José James is originally from Minneapolis and began chasing his jazz vocalist muse at a young age.
"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" Combines Talents of Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett

June 12, 2013 - Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett’s collaboration on the musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" began 13 years ago.
Low Cut Connie Bring Their Own Upright Piano And Dive Bar Esthetic

June 11, 2013 - Low Cut Connie are a band based in Philadelphia fronted by piano player Adam Weiner.
Patty Griffin Is Inspired By Her Father’s Passing on "American Kid"

July 8, 3013 - It’s a middle age milestone, dealing with a parents death. Grammy-winning songwriter Patty Griffin turns the experience into songwriting gold on her new album American Kid.
Ireland’s Villagers Back With A New Vision on "Awayland"

June 6, 2013 - Dublin based singer-songwriter Conor O’Brien records under the band-name Villagers.
Madeleine Peyroux Plays Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Live

June 4, 2013 - Madeleine Peyroux started singing blues and jazz on the street in Paris. Over her career she has released six albums, sold over a million of her second album, Careless Love, and developed a following for her easy-going Billie Holiday tinged sound.
Nick Cave On Push The Sky Away And Excerpts From Berlin Concert

June 3, 2013 - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are back, minus founding member Mick Harvey on guitar, with "Push The Sky Away." We are going to hear live performances recorded in Berlin this past February. The elegant yet emotive performer sounds great.
Petula Clark Is Ageless

May 30, 2013 - Petula Clark has a new album, "Lost In You." It’s her first since 2004 and she sounds as great as she always did. Which is only worth noting because she is 80 years old.
Seattle Indie Folk Band Ivan And Alyosha Release Debut "All The Times We Had"

May 28, 2013 - I’m sure that every time Ivan and Alyosha are interviewed they have to talk about Russian Literature. Yes, they started out as a duo of Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbury, but the name came from the characters in The Brothers Karamazov.
The Avett Brothers Stomp And Sing And Tell Their Story

May 27, 2013 - Scott and Seth Avett formed The Avett Brothers in their hometown of Concord, N.C. With an inspired mix of bluegrass, folk, pop, country and rock, the Avetts create a raw sound that can be solemn, energetic or catchy — sometimes all at the same time.

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