January/February 2021  •  Artist CD Sampler

Delta Spirit
“The Pressure”
From the album What Is There
New West Records

Enduring rock quintet—Matthew Logan Vasquez, Kelly Winrich, Will McLaren, Jon Jameson and Brandon Young—realign on their fifth full-length and first album since 2014, What Is There. While it reflects their journey thus far, it also ushers them into new territory as both musicians and friends.
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Joe Kaplow
“Little Sleep”
From the album Sending Money and Stems
Self-released

California based indie-folk songwriter, Joe Kaplow, uses music as his currency for life. He pays for another spin on the Ferris wheel with songs and tours. “Little Sleep” is the first single from his upcoming sophomore album Sending Money and Stems, available in April on Fluff and Gravy Records.
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Undercover Organism
“Subterranean Subtleties”
From the EP The Time Is Now
Self-released

Undercover Organism has always been recognized as a leader of electronic jam style, gaining increasing popularity among festivalgoers and music enthusiasts alike. UO thrives on exciting the crowd with sounds not normally heard from a live band.
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Alastair Greene
“Living Today”
From the album The New World Blues
Whiskey Bayou Records

Blues-rock singer-songwriter/guitarist Alastair Greene returns with an inspired solo record, The New World Blues, produced by Tab Benoit. A much in-demand guitarist, Greene has toured with the Alan Parsons Project, as well as Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and soul blues artist Sugaray Rayford.
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The 19th Street Band
“Nothing to Do (All Day to Do It)”
From the album Diamond in the Rough
Self-released

The 19th Street Band bridges the musical traditions of Americana/roots from Ireland to Appalachia with their eclectic gypsy-rock spirit. Fronted by a husband and wife team, the band’s new second album, Diamond in the Rough, also includes three songs that were co-written by Philip Donnelly and John Prine.
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Towne
“Don’t Say Goodbye”
From the album In the In Between
Self-released

Inspired by the likes of Gram & Emmylou and Nicks & Petty, Towne hits like a ‘70s rock band matched with smooth acoustic roots and an Americana vibe. After a million miles of good faith and bad deals, Towne recorded their debut LP with Grammy-winning producer Mitch Dane. Released in November 2020.
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Ben Labat
“Rocket Heart”
Single
Labatique Music

Louisiana songwriter Ben Labat has quietly become one of Americana’s most striking voices. Lyrically rooted in the experience of a keen-eyed observer who’s felt the highs and lows that life has to offer, Labat’s ability to craft heartfelt songs is reminiscent of Springsteen, Browne and Dylan.
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Sister Lucille
“Gone”
Single
Endless Blues

Sister Lucille fuses elements of swampy blues, rock, soul and gospel into a sound they’ve dubbed “Memphunk.” Their debut album, Alive, was named Blues Blast’s Best Debut CD of 2020. “Gone,” their new single, is what happens when you roll Beale Street, Muscle Shoals and 123rd & Lennox into a magical musical hydra.
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Double You
“Greasy Warrior, Pt. 1”
Single
Self-released

Double You is quickly making a name for themselves in the Burlington, Vt. music scene. This jam-rock quintet places an emphasis on improvisation, and finds unexplored musical territory with each live performance. “Greasy Warrior, Pt. 1” displays variety within songs and their tight compositional abilities.
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Editor’s Pick: Mipso
“Hourglass”
Single
Rounder Records

North Carolina-bred four-piece Mipso have captivated audiences with their finely layered vocal harmonies, graceful fluency in the timeless musical traditions of their home state and a near-telepathic musical connection that makes their live show especially kinetic.
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