Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sean Rowe's Magic was one of my favorite records of last year. It was his second full length (his first was his self-produced 27, now out of print) and it marked the true arrival of a singularly unique songwriter with a voice that evokes wonder, mystery, and awe. Not surprisingly, names like Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits often got name-dropped when discussing the album and attempts to describe his live performances. One listen and the uninitiated quickly learned why.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Timothy Showalter, otherwise known as Strand of Oaks, has recently released his new album Dark Shores. The songwriter has been steadily building a loyal following over the years due to the high caliber of his two previous full length albums, Leave Ruin and Pope Killdragon, as well as his live performances opening for such artists as Joe Pug, Crooked Fingers, and many others.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The word on Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers has been out and gaining considerable momentum with each of their new releases and live performance. Solid, well-written tunes paired with stellar musicianship and Zoe's irresistible voice is what inspired her now-labelmate Eilen Jewell to get Signature Sounds to sign her.