For Keeps is the debut duo album by Red House artists Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt. Somewhere along the winding and tangled paths of their touring lives, the duo became entwined romantically and then artistically and began touring together in 2012. As new songs emerged during that period, it became apparent that certain of those songs belonged together, a sort of his and hers take on life and love.
Sevendust has announced the second leg of their “An Evening With Sevendust” acoustic U.S. tour, which kicks off April 1. View a complete list of tour dates below. The band is hitting the road to promote their new acoustic album, Time Travelers and Bonfires, which will be released April 15 on 7Bros. Records, in conjunction with ADA Label Services. For Time Travelers and Bonfires, the Atlanta band--Lajon Witherspoon (vocals), Morgan Rose (drums/vocals), Clint Lowery (guitar/vocals), John Connolly (guitar/vocals) and Vince Hornsby (bass/vocals)—took suggestions from fans about which Sevendust classics they should re-record acoustically.
Check out this new acoustic video from The Last Year. “Sugar” is a haunting little number that showcases some great songwriting. With a nice open arrangement of piano and acoustic guitar, complemented by Nikki Barr’s expressive vocal, the song soars in acoustic form.
Robert Francis is set to release his fourth album Heaven June 3rd on Aeronaut Records. Recorded with his new backing band The Night Tide, the album’s 13 songs were produced by Robert, mixed by Mark Rains (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Jeff Buckley, Nirvana). Following the release of his third album Strangers In The First Place, Robert nearly abandoned his music career after a near nervous breakdown derailed his supporting tour of the album.
Oklahoma natives and southern-infused hard rockers Anti-Mortem have released an exclusive acoustic performance video for the song "Hate Automatic." The song comes off the band's upcoming debut album, New Southern. Formed in 2008 and raised on southern rock and heavy metal, the combined average age of this Oklahoma quintet is just 21-years-old. The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden anthems with every track and infuse a modern sense of melody that is the signature trademark of all the metal greats they've learned from.
Buzz Osborne, legendary Melvins guitarist and grunge progenitor, will release his debut solo full-length album, This Machine Kills Artists, on June 3 via Ipecac Recordings. "I have no interest in sounding like a crappy version of James Taylor or a half-assed version of Woody Guthrie," said Osborne of the 17-song offering, "which is what happens when almost every rock and roller straps on an acoustic guitar."
So Brown saunters by on the sidewalk dressed unassumingly in an old suede bomber jacket, dark dungarees, and a fading gray army cap. Guitar in hand, you might mistake her for a rebellious teenage boy. But when Brown begins to play, sensually engrossed in ethereal song, you quickly realize: This is not child’s play—this is a highly developed, fully realized artist.
Singer/songwriter/performer LP will release a new track, entitled "Night Like This," digitally on April 1st. This track is the first single from her upcoming Warner Bros. Records debut album. "Night Like This" was co-written by LP and Nate Campany, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer and WBR chairman Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Dave Matthews Band) and co-produced with Mike Del Rio.
Legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke today announced "Leo Kottke's Dunk Tank," his first-ever seminar and musician summer camp. It will take place August 4 to 8. David Hildago, Cesar Rojas and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, plus instructor and musicologist John Stropes will join Kottke.
Lee DeWyze premiered his new music video for the song “Fight” today. “Fight” is a heart-warming story that was conceived and directed by DeWyze. He explains, "When making this video, I wanted something people haven't seen before. I wanted it to be whimsical, heart-warming, funny, and visually exciting. The song in itself is an anthem for fighting for whatever it is you believe in, and a song everyone can relate to. I hope everyone gets lost in the music, the lyrics, and the magic of the video. Enjoy!!"