Danny Schmidt Releases “Last Man Standing” to Tease Upcoming LP & SXSW Performance

Danny Schmidt’s new song “Last Man Standing” is musically compelling and lyrically stunning. This talented songwriter is a great storyteller in his songs, both through music and lyrical content. “Last Man Standing” is a mellow sounding song that has an “anything goes” vibe to it. The song combines elements of folk, blues, country and Americana music to create a sound that brings listeners back to … Continue reading Danny Schmidt Releases “Last Man Standing” to Tease Upcoming LP & SXSW Performance

Common Ground Tease Upcoming Album with Lyrically Sincere Song “Bridges”

Common Ground brings us back to a roots-vibe with their song “Bridges.” The song features spectacular harmonies and incredible instrumentation, like harmonicas and banjos, that pull on the hearts strings and drift into the listeners soul rather quickly. The 6-piece band plays with true chemistry on “Bridges” as they sing about sorrow, alcoholism, and heartbreak bravely and honestly. The quicker tempo of the track is … Continue reading Common Ground Tease Upcoming Album with Lyrically Sincere Song “Bridges”

‘Times New Woman’ by The Swell Fellas Is Expansive, Technical Psychedelic Rock

‘Times New Woman’ by The Swell Fellas is some classic rock-facing, broad and deeply technical psychedelic music. They say this is, “the seventh track off of [the band’s] self-released debut LP The Big Grand Entrance.” The group describes it as, “a simple and trance-inducing approach from a normally more complex band.” The stoner cues are definitely pretty strong on here, and in addition to that, … Continue reading ‘Times New Woman’ by The Swell Fellas Is Expansive, Technical Psychedelic Rock

“Superman” by Jimmy Charles is a Chilling Country Ballad about having Cancer

Jimmy Charles’ “Superman” is a chilling song that comes straight from the heart. The country ballad, features soothing guitars and a mellow vocal that grows with the incoming emotion driven by the strong lyrical content. When the drums come in the song builds into something unexpected that can move you to tears. Jimmy Charles sings bravely about his battle with cancer, explaining that he has … Continue reading “Superman” by Jimmy Charles is a Chilling Country Ballad about having Cancer

Davidxrussell & Loretta Lynn Get Real Country on “Mountain Momma”

Davidxrussell and the famous Country-Queen, Loretta Lynn have teamed up to create the fantastic sound on “Mountain Momma.” The song features sweet story-telling lyrics, twangy and reverb-y guitars, and grand harmonies that blend fiercely over excellent instrumentation. The lyrics get romantic, telling the story of davidxrussell meeting his wife in a record store to the future of him asking her to marry him. Rock the … Continue reading Davidxrussell & Loretta Lynn Get Real Country on “Mountain Momma”

Band of the Day: Fairground Saints with Contagious Americana Song “Somewhere Down the Line”

Fairground Saints are out with their contagious new release that has landed them in Rolling Stone Magazine and on Official Spotify playlists. The band is making their mark in the country-Americana world with “Somewhere Down The Line.” The song starts with roots-inspired instrumentation that provides the listener with a warm and familiar feeling. It’s almost as if a close friend is playing you an intimate … Continue reading Band of the Day: Fairground Saints with Contagious Americana Song “Somewhere Down the Line”

MeMe Detroit’s ‘Churchside Inn’ Is Scuzzy, High-Spirited Hard Rock

MeMe Detroit’s ‘Churchside Inn’ is distorted, punky hard rock with a straightforward, fuzzy approach. “Oozing scuzzy hooks and MeMe’s gritty, impassioned vocals,” this artist describes this opening track from their new EP Life in the Now as, “an ode to her favorite pub, The Actress & Bishop in Birmingham.” This project “became the alias for singer/multi-instrumentalist Maria Rodriguez in 2014.” She sees “going solo as like a … Continue reading MeMe Detroit’s ‘Churchside Inn’ Is Scuzzy, High-Spirited Hard Rock

Artist of the Day: Andy McBride with “Shipyard Soul” (+ Exclusive Interview)

The exciting song comes from McBride’s debut solo record titled “Shipyard Soul.” The record has several different sounding songs to keep it interesting. Fans of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan will definitely enjoy the work of Andy McBride. Continue reading Artist of the Day: Andy McBride with “Shipyard Soul” (+ Exclusive Interview)

Angela Harris Sings Powerful Song about Depression (+ Playlist of Songs Relating to Mental Illnesses)

Music that tells a deep personal story is music that is worth celebrating. It takes courage for a songwriter to be completely open and vulnerable and sing about something that has personally effected them on a human level. Angela Harris sings with courage and strength on “I Want Them Gone” to deliver the world a song that is both emotionally intense and meaningful. The twangy … Continue reading Angela Harris Sings Powerful Song about Depression (+ Playlist of Songs Relating to Mental Illnesses)