The Social Power Of Music
Dec13

The Social Power Of Music

Check out the new boxed set on ‘The Social Power of Music’   Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Announces New Box Set: The Social Power of Musicto be released February 22, 2019   On February 22,  2019 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings will release The Social Power of Music, a new box set that examines the roles of music in our lives from many angles and through many voices.  Over four CDs, 80+ tracks and an illustrated 124-page...

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Vandoliers Deliver Forever
Dec12

Vandoliers Deliver Forever

Read about the new release ‘Forever’ by Vandoliers   Vandoliers Release ‘Forever’ February 22 2019 First Single “Trouble Maker” Out   Vandoliers will release their third album Forever on February 22, 2019 (the band’s first outing on Bloodshot Records). Produced and recorded by Adam Hill (producer for recent albums from Low Cut Connie, The Bo-Keys, Deer Tick, Don Bryant, Zeshan B) at American...

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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Turn Up The Temperature
Nov20

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Turn Up The Temperature

Read about the new release from Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen   What makes Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen so damn appealing is not just their technical wizardry, their live show routine well-honed over many years, or the glow of a Grammy nomination and multiple IBMA awards (including 2016’s Instrumental Group of the Year).  The critical endearing quality in essence is the band’s ability to redefine what bluegrass means....

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Sing Us A Song, You’re The Piano Man
Nov15

Sing Us A Song, You’re The Piano Man

Read about Texas Piano Man the new outing from Robert Ellis     Robert Ellis is set to return with Texas Piano Man on February 14, 2019 via New West Records. The eleven-song set is largely comprised of songs written by Ellis, was co-produced by him and Niles City Sound (Leon Bridges) in Fort Worth, Texas.  While being a highly accomplished guitarist, he shows his talent for the grand piano on this new collection.  Texas Piano...

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Hayes Carll Knows What It Is
Nov14

Hayes Carll Knows What It Is

Read about the new release from Hayes Carll ‘What It Is’   Hayes Carll ‘What It Is’ Out February 15 2019   Texas singer-songwriter Hayes Carll will be issuing his sixth album What It Is (via Dualtone) on February 15. What It Is follows his 2016 album Lovers and Leavers, one of our favourites for that year, here at Listening Through The Lens.  The earlier release covered some strong and personal emotions –...

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Mark Webb Jr Finds Love
Nov02

Mark Webb Jr Finds Love

Read about and hear the new single from Americana artist Mark Webb Jr   Americana singer/songwriter Mark Webb Jr has just released a single “Then You Find Love” which is the second song to be lifted from his forthcoming album (yet to be titled) set to be released in the USA Spring 2019.  Mark wrote “Then You Find Love” almost thirteen years ago but decided at the last minute to record the song for the new...

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