Soulful folk band Taylor & the Wild Now has officially announced the release of their debut, self-titled EP, which is set to drop on August 12. Reminiscent of artists such as Lake Street Dive, Wild Child, and Delta Rae, Taylor & the Wild Now have a fresh sound that's creative and rootsy. Taylor & the Wild Now was formed by Taylor Baker (guitar, vocals, banjo), who originally played as a solo act, occasionally collaborating with various musicians.
Emerson Hart, lead singer for the multi-platinum selling group Tonic, will continue his solo tour in support of his sophomore album Beauty In Disrepair in August. The Voice’s Tony Lucca will also perform on select dates. The tour begins in Phoenix on August 2 and continues up the West coast to Seattle.
Singer-Songwriter Pieta Brown has confirmed the September 30 release of her sixth album Paradise Outlaw via Red House Records. Produced by Brown, with frequent collaborator and partner, Bo Ramsey, Paradise Outlaw was recorded in four days at Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon's April Base studio in Wisconsin. The album’s supporting cast includes Vernon, Amos Lee, Brown's troubadour father, Greg Brown and various members of an experimental group of players she calls the Sawdust Collective.
Award-winning brother/sister Bluegrass duo, The Roys, continue their creative momentum as they gear up for the September release of their fourth studio album, The View. The project offers the truest representation of The Roys’ unique sound to date, and builds upon the duo’s success as songwriters, introducing 11 of their new compositions.
Eastman Guitars continues their 10th Anniversary celebration this July at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. Eastman will be introducing several acoustic guitars from the new 00 Series models. Earlier this year, Eastman Guitars unveiled the new 00 Series guitar line introducing the E1000 and E2000SS-Slope Shoulder at the NAMM Show in January. Continuing to expand the series, Eastman is proud to introduce two utterly distinct models in the line – the all mahogany E1000-M and the Red Spruce/Rosewood E2000.
Fresh on the heels of the recently announced 4-show engagement this July at Hollywood’s famous Roxy Theatre, LA punk rock leaders X have announced an exclusive west coast acoustic trek. The tour will culminate with a headlining spot at the Portland, OR-based Pickathon Festival on August 2 and 3.
The Fresh & Onlys have shared the cinematic new video for "Animal of One," a soaring track off their latest LP, House Of Spirits, which released earlier this month. The video finds the four-piece - Tim Cohen (vocals, guitar), Wymond Miles (guitar), Shayde Sartin (bass) and Kyle Gibson (drums) - acting as both participant and spectator in a meta-theatrical, film noir fever dream.
Shovels & Rope, the husband and wife duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, has announced a tour in support of their sophomore album Swimmin’ Time (out August 26 via Dualtone Music). The tour will kick off on August 20 in Raleigh, NC with stops scheduled in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, New York and many more.
Rock band O.A.R. is having quite a month. On June 3, they were the house band for the entire hour on the Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda, which included a performance of their single “Peace” accompanied by the Mt. Carmel-Holy Rosary School of East Harlem. Later that week, the band visited with the famed Staten Island elementary school chorus at PS 22 in a rendition of “Peace.”