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New Artists on the Rise

Every week, we feature independent and emerging artists who are making exciting, innovative music.
Aisha Burns: From Violin Femme to Singer Songwriter Debut

July 22, 2013 - If you Google Aisha Burns you might just end up on a website devoted to female string players called Violin Femmes. That is because she is best known as the violin player in the chamber folk band Balmorhea.
Veteran Canadian Songwriter Danny Michel In Winning Collaboration With Garifuna Collective

July 15, 2013 - Danny Michel is an under-the-radar Canadian songwriter with an already lengthy career. So why are we talking about him? Last year he travelled to Belize to record with The Garifuna Collective.
The Haunted Sound Of Daughn Gibson

July 8, 2013 - A left-of-center approach like Lee Hazelwood, a deep baritone like Johnny Cash, electronic loops and some spooky-ass production (bagpipes!) all contribute to the sound of Pennsylvanian Daughn Gibson’s second album Me Moan. He spent time drumming with Pearls and Brass and released his first album All Hell in 2012.
Miami’s Retro Electronica Hip-Hop Funk Tropical Elastic Bond Release "REAL"

July 1, 2013 - Elastic Bond are a new group from Miami who resist all stereotypes for a Latin band. Yes, there is a breezy tropical element to their sound.
Portland’s Houndstooth Displays Southern Tendencies on Debut Ride Out The Dark

Houndstooth are a five-piece indie rock band residing in Portland, Oregon.
Last Good Tooth Bring More Appalachian Flavored Rock Out of Rhode Island

Remember Providence, Rhode Island’s The Low Anthem? Our World Cafe: Next artist this week Last Good Tooth share origins in that city and a penchant for experimenting with fiddles and Appalachian music.
Brother And Sister Duo The Oh Hellos Started Out Writing A Song For Mom

June 3, 2013 - Tyler and Maggie Heath, brother and sister from San Marcos, Texas, self released their independent album Through The Deep, Dark Valley in October of last year.
Song-A–Day Project Leads to Ace Reporter’s Debut Yearling

May 27, 2013 - Musician Chris Snyder suffered a breakup. All right, it was a band breakup, but still. He consoled himself with the challenge of the threesixfive project as he called it; write a song a day for a year.
One Man Rocker Hanni El Khatib Combines “Old Weird America” With A Modern Esthetic

May 20, 2013 - Hanni El Khatib is a first generation American who grew up with a Palestinian father and a Filipino mother in San Francisco. His music has origins in the 50’s and 60’s soul, blues, r&b and garage rock, and all those influences are filtered through a love of punk.
Singer Songwriter Laura Stevenson Continues To Confront Life’s Terrifying Questions

May 13, 2013 - Sometimes dark (yet often humorous!) Long Island raised Laura Stevenson describes herself as an “unfunny Woody Allen.”
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