Album Premiere: “First Time Out” by Fanny and The Atta Boys

“It all just kind of magically fell together,” recalls Fanny (Tiffany Christie), frontwoman  and co-vocalist of San Diego-based vintage Americana outfit Fanny and The Atta Boys, of the creation of the band’s forthcoming record, First Time Out.  The material was… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Durango River” by The Railsplitters

Colorado-based boundary-pushing bluegrass outfit The Railsplitters will release their new album, Jump In, on November 10th, one which builds upon the progressive sound of their 2015 releaseThe Faster It Goes. Hours spent on the road gave the band a chance to… Continue Reading

Premiere: “In My House” by Cuchulain Kelly

Cuchulain Kelly, Washington, DC-based singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and co-founder of folk rock band Handsome Hound, will release his solo debut on November 4th. “The songs on this solo album represent a collection of tales and tunes written as early as 2014,… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Tired & Poor” by Rob Williams

No matter where you stand in the political arena, it’s hard to ignore the turbulent conditions in which we find ourselves at the moment. In times of instability, oppression, division, and cultural chaos, artists are there to question the status… Continue Reading

Album Premiere: “Rooted In You” by Wilson Harwood

In these divisive times, where interaction with other humans is largely relegated to electronic transmissions, Wilson Harwood brings personal connection to the forefront with his forthcoming album, Rooted In You, set for release on October 9th. The Nashville-based banjoist combines… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Solace” by Monocle Band

Boulder-based quintet Monocle Band takes all of their influences—the mysticism of the west, the majesty of the Colorado landscape, and the richness of the surrounding folkicana music scene—and creates a storytelling journey through bluegrass, roots, rock n’ roll, and beyond.… Continue Reading

Album Review: Josh Ritter – Gathering

As an author, painter, and singer-songwriter, Josh Ritter must see life through a creative lens that constantly refocuses reality into art.   Starting from a self-described “exciting sense of dissatisfaction,” Ritter desired to expand his style outside of the expectations he,… Continue Reading

Premiere: “Three Black Crows” by Hope Dunbar

“Three Black Crows is a record for people who have been through some stuff,” explains Nebraska-based song crafter Hope Dunbar of her forthcoming album, set for release on October 6th. “We’re too old to pretend we don’t know how hard life… Continue Reading

Premiere: “What Makes You” by Josh Washam

After four releases as one half of rock duo Natural Forces, Nashville-based singer/songwriter/producer Josh Washam has embraced the acoustic influences from his adopted hometown with his forthcoming solo effort, The Washam Machine. Recorded on an eight-track in his own home… Continue Reading

MCP Exclusive: Behind The Scenes with JD & The Straight Shot

New York City-based Americana outfit JD & The Straight Shot is gearing up to release its sixth studio album Good Luck And Good Night on September 15th. The dynamic group, which includes vocalist/guitarist Jim Dolan, guitarist Marc Copely (B.B. King,… Continue Reading