Premiere: “If I Needed You” by Daniel Daniel

Nashville-based Daniel Daniel, who released his debut album The Lonesome Hollow on May 4th, is back with “If I Needed You,” a reimagined version of Townes Van Zandt’s 70’s era tune. “Townes Van Zandt is one of my favorite songwriters and when… Continue Reading

“The Addict” – New Music from Lyman Ellerman

“Call me an addict,” sings Lyman Ellerman–the first words of his recent aptly-titled single “The Addict” which lay all the cards on the table. Dedicated to his late son, who struggled much of his adult life with drug addiction, Ellerman… Continue Reading

Interview: Keaton Simons

Whoever determined that someone talented at all trades should be named “Jack” never met Keaton Simons. The Los Angeles—based singer, songwriter, sideman, collaborator, and producer began singing as soon as he determined he could make sounds, and by the ripe… Continue Reading

Video Premiere: “Sweet Thursday” by Janie Barnett ft. Blue Room

Virginia native Janie Barnett cut her teeth on bluegrass festivals, church coffeehouses, and the American Folklife Festival.  When she met iconic Americana barnstormer and newgrass pioneer John Hartford at Folklife, so began her love affair with the alternate roots movement.… Continue Reading

Album Review: Brandi Carlile – By The Way, I Forgive You

The combination of great songwriting and great singing causes a chemical reaction in the brain–not that lightbulb, ah-ha kind of moment, but a subtle click that causes an ensuing tsunami of emotion and harmony that works so well together, you… Continue Reading