Rodney Branigan has become known worldwide for his unique ability to play two guitars at once. While quite a spectacle in itself, the meat and potatoes of Rodney’s music is his ability to pen emotive lyrics and deliver them with a voice that is honest and passionate. One Seed is the first song of the upcoming album, The Clever Kid Cartel, and is a fair representation of his passionate, sincere and emotive style. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Rodney Branigan”
Nashville-based singer/songwriter/pianist Jillette Johnson has just released her sophomore album “All I Ever See In You Is Me” on Rounder Records. Produced by Dave Cobb (the Grammy Award winner known for his work with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton), All I Ever See in You Is Me offers up sparsely orchestrated songs centring on Johnson’s spirited piano work and vocal command. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Jillette Johnson”
The 20 year old American songwriter from the small town of Strafford, Vermont (population 1,000), Noah Kahan has just released the new single “Young Blood” which was produced by Joel Little (Khalid, Lorde). “Young Blood” debuted at #5 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart and racked up over 9M Streams on Spotify in less than 5 Months. Noah recently sold-out his US tour supporting Milky Chance and show with Ben Folds. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Noah Kahan”
Sam Rochford is a 25-year-old Connecticut native now living in Nashville where she was formerly an on-air correspondent for 650 AM WSM’s “Nashville Today” show hosted by Devon O’Day. Prior to moving to Nashville, she was the host of “Markov Music” on Boston’s popular internet radio station, WEMF. Sam has been publishing videos to YouTube and Facebook for the last 5 years, garnering a dedicated following for her musicianship, and quirky personality. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Sam Rochford”
Dale Boyle is a Canadian, Montreal-based, roots singer-songwriter and recording artist. His songwriting reflects a range of musical influences, and has earned various award wins including the International Songwriting Competition (2nd place winner in the “Americana” category); Narrative Song Competition (1st place Winner) and Lys Blues Songwriter of the Year award (1st place Winner). Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Dale Boyle”
Jaime Wyatt’s newest release ‘Felony Blues’, whose title is a nod to records like David Allan Coe’s ‘Penitentiary Blues’, is largely an autobiographical collection of convict love stories, prison songs, and honky-tonk laments.
Can you tell us about yourself? Where you’re from and what you’ve been up to over the past few years?
My name is Jaime Wyatt. Wyatt is my middle name and I’ve had a couple last names since. I was born in Santa Monica, Cali, but moved to WA state when I was 4, so I grew up in rural Western WA, with horses, dogs, cats, rabbits and various stray kids my mom took into our home. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Jaime Wyatt”
Juanita Stein has just released her debut solo album, ‘America’, on Nude Records. Stein, who is already known as the singer-songwriter with Howling Bells, recorded the album with producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, Ryan Adams) in Los Angeles. Following recent tours with Michael Kiwanuka and Richard Hawley, Stein will follow a North American tour with UK dates over the summer. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Juanita Stein (Howling Bells’)”
Arlan Feiles is an award winning Singer Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and Music Producer. Discovered and mentored by the late great Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Record Producer Tom Dowd, Arlan has gone on to record several highly acclaimed records and has his music heard in many TV programs and movies, including the Academy award winning film the Dallas Buyers Club. Arlan is equally known for his efforts supporting voting and civil rights. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Arlan Feiles”
In many ways “Shame” the new album from 27-year-old Nashville Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman, is an exploration of growing up female in America. “I wasn’t necessarily trying to write songs that would be easy to listen to,” Baiman says of the project. A departure from her stripped-down work with progressive folk duo 10 String Symphony, “Shame” is lush and varied in instrumentation and musical texture. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: Rachel Baiman”
The Virginia based folk-rock trio The Anatomy of Frank explore nostalgia, relationships and mortality with the release of their latest album South America, out on 1st September 2017 via Polar Islands. Having formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2010 as a five-piece, in 2015 the band found themselves in a state of disarray with the departure of two members. As a result, Kyle (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Bullis (keyboards) and Max Bollinger (drums) decided to re-orchestrate their sound and breathe new life into the band’s identity. Continue reading “Dirty Dozen: The Anatomy of Frank”