Yesway is the creation of best friends Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing. Johansing, in addition to a budding solo career following the release of her Grand Ghosts LP last year, has lent her talents to projects such as Geographer, while Ritz is an active member of the band DRMS. Four years ago, the two began playing music together in the experimental folk ensemble Honeycomb, which initiated their path toward growing and weaving their creative songwriting and soulful expression into a power duo.
Seattle-based band Kris Orlowski has released its first full length album, Believer. The album was produced by Martin Feveyear (Queens Of The Stone Age, The Lumineers, Death Cab For Cutie) of Jupiter Studios in Seattle. Believer is made up of songs woven together along the West Coast: from the salty shores of Seaside, OR, and Orcas Island’s Doe Bay, to the corners of Orlowski’s Seattle apartment – as well as the practice spaces in between.
Sony Masterworks and Dolly Parton celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19, with the release of a limited 7-inch vinyl. The blue vinyl features two tracks from Parton’s upcoming album Blue Smoke - “Blue Smoke” and “Home." Blue Smoke will be released by Sony Masterworks and Dolly Records on May 13, 2014. It is available for pre-order now.
Trees rescued in mine remediation efforts in Washington are being given new life as limited edition acoustic guitars. A percentage of proceeds from Holden Village Taylor GS Mini sales will benefit clean water projects in Central America under the direction of two water organizations; Living Waters for the World and El Porvenir. In order to clean up the water supply near an old mine in Washington, century-old Engelmann spruce – which happens to be a prized tonewood for guitar-makers – were slated for destruction.
Columbia Records recording artist T. Mills has just released a new acoustic video performance of his single “All I Wanna Do.” The rising rapper/singer can be seen on the road now through April 24 when his 47-city tour wraps up the musician’s home base of Los Angeles, California at the El Rey Theatre. T. Mills recently released his All I Wanna Do EP featuring the single of the same name. The EP features collaborations with producers including Boi1Da, Malay and Cook Classics.
We’re thrilled to present you with the world premiere of Sevendust’s new album, Time Travelers & Bonfires. Well known for their signature hybrid metal sound, Sevendust have abandoned the high gain on Time Travelers & Bonfires, leaving lush acoustic guitars in its place. This all-acoustic release is collection of brand new songs, along with re-recorded versions of Sevendust classics including “Black,” “Gone,” “Denial,” “Karma,” “Trust,” and “Crucified.”
Today we’re happy to give you the premiere of Peter Mulvey’s video for “What Else Was It.” Featuring actress Flora Coker, the track comes from Mulvey’s latest album, Silver Ladder. The video is simple, but the message is clear. “Visually, this video says what I want the song to say to people: that life is a fleeting, aching, luminous mystery,” Mulvey shares.
Created to serve the needs of the local community, Brooklyn Lutherie has opened its doors to the public. A place where musicians of all skill levels, particularly women, can feel comfortable and confident bringing their instruments, Brooklyn Lutherie represents a new approach in stringed instrument repair and restoration. It is an accommodating, one-stop shop, focused on repair and restoration, where customers feel fully informed, not kept in the dark about any aspect of their repairs.
David Gray has released the lead single off of his new album today. Listen below to “Back In The World,” which is also available for purchase on iTunes. Gray's upcoming album, Mutineers, will debut on June 17. The collection finds the singer-songwriter steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history.
William Fitzsimmons has premiered the video for his new track "Lions.” This is the second track off his recently released fifth studio album, Lions. This simplistic, dreamy video features only Fitzsimmons and his guitar in a sun-soaked workshop. Fitzsimmons commented on its simplicity: "The older I get, the more of a sucker I am for strong, simple flavors," he says. "There's something cool (about) seeing if you can make something fly without too much makeup."