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Apr
0

SAM DOORES + RILEY DOWNING & THE TUMBLEWEEDS AKA THE DESLONDES

Sam Doores + Riley Downing & The TumbleweedsSam Doores + Riley Downing & The Tumbleweeds are a New Orleans-based country-soul, swamp-boogie band that recently changed their name to The Deslondes. In their writing as well as their lives, The Deslondes three principle songwriters—Sam Doores, Riley Downing and Cameron Snyder—endeavor to carry on the traveling country-troubadour tradition of their heroes Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley and John Prine. With the help of bassist Dan Cutler and pedal steel-fiddle player John James, the band’s musical production and vocal arrangements are inspired by the rhythmic, high energy, and harmony-driven sounds of their other heroes, The Band and Allen Toussaint.

Sam & Riley released their debut album, Holy Cross Blues, in the fall of 2012 and were the opening act on the spring 2013 Alabama Shakes tour. Riley also performed as a solo act supporting Alabama Shakes on their fall 2012 tour. Riley wrote “This Morning’ I Was Born Again” based on a Woody Guthrie lyric sheet.  It’s a crowd favorites at Tumbleweeds gigs. Listen below and get it on BUTR Vol. 9: Americana for Hipsters I.

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Apr
0

SMOOTH HOUND SMITH “CRAZY OVER YOU”

Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin’ folk-blues duo comprised of singer/multi-instrumentalist Zack Smith and vocalist/percussionist Caitlin Doyle. With their fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, foot percussion, warbled harmonicas, distorted vocals, and tasty harmonies, they are able to create a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock-n-roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.

By the end of 2013, Smooth Hound Smith had played over 200 shows and dropped their self-titled debut album produced by Raymond Richards (Local Natives, honeyhoney, The Parson Red Heads). Currently they split their time between Nashville, Los Angeles, and their tour van. Listen to Crazy Over You which was just featured on the season finale of MTV’s The Real World: Real World: Ex-plosion and get it on BUTR Vol. 9: Americana for Hipsters I.

Get all 15 songs on  Amazon, and BUTR Store.
Stream all BUTR albums on SpotifyRdio, and Beats.
Download Podcast #64 on iTunes or here.
Download the BUTR app for free here.

 

Mar
0

BUTR VOL. 9: NASHVILLE, TN (PODCAST #66)

Get all 26 songs on  Amazon, and BUTR Store.
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Download Podcast #65 on iTunes or here.
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BUTR Vol. 9: Nashville, TN
1. Seth Philpott – Nashville
2. Moon Taxi – Caberet
3. Goodbye June – Daisy
4. Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes – Phantoms
5. Brendan Benson – Bad for Me
6. Rossi – Ossetia
7. The Hawk In Paris – Freaks
8. Hot Action Cop – House of Pain
9. Ponychase – Friends
10. Andrew Ripp – Falling For The Beat
11. Escondido – Black Roses
12. Matthew Perryman Jones – I Won’t Let You Down Again
13. Jeffrey James – All I Need Is You
14. Butterfly Boucher – I Wanted To Be The Sun
15. The Harmaleighs – Last One Standing
16. Modox – No Use
17. Jameson Elder – Pony Ride
18. General Ghost – Give Me To The Waves
19. Jacob Thomas Jr. – Justine
20. Juhi – Monoxide
21. Ghost Wars – Swear
22. Oaklynn – Shady Lady
23. John Salaway – Happy?
24. Them Vibes – Lorelei
25. Korby Lenker – If I Prove False to You
26. The Kicks – It Ain’t Easy

Mar
0

NEVER RELEASED UNTIL NOW….LISTEN TO JOHNNY CASH “SHE USED TO LOVE ME A LOT”

Not long ago John Carter Cash uncovered the master tapes for an album his father, Johnny Cash,  recorded in the early 1980s but never released. The album called, Out Among the Stars, dropped this week and features duets with June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings.

“She Used to Love Me a Lot” is the lead single from this album and a song that was first released by country music artist David Allan Coe in December 1984. The song peaked at number 11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It was written by Dennis Morgan, Charles Quillen, and Kye Fleming.

What Johnny Cash version do you like better? Or do you prefer David Allen Coe singing the song? Listen to all 3 below!

Johnny Cash “She Used To Love Me A Lot (Jc/Ec Version)”

or Johnny Cash “She Used To Love Me A Lot”

or David Allan Coe “She Used To Love Me A Lot”

Mar
2

SUBMIT YOUR SONG TO UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION AND WIN $10,000 + MENTORING!

Neon Trees, David Crowder, Rosanne Cash, Of Monsters and Men, Dustin Lynch, Darryl McDaniels and more sign on as judges.

Unsigned Only today announced it’s judging panel and mentors for the 2014 music competition. Judges consist of iconic recording artists and journalists, each bringing unique expertise in a wide variety of contemporary music genres. Mentors include the top echelon of record company executives, ranging from label Presidents to A&R reps coming from labels such as Republic Records, Capitol, Sire, Warners Bros., Atlantic, Elektra, RocNation, and Word.

Unsigned Only is accepting entries NOW for solo artists, bands, and singers who are not signed to a major label. The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $10,000 in cash (plus additional prizes) and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives.

First Place and Second Place winners will also be selected in each category listed below:

  • AAA (Adult Album Alternative)
  • AC (Adult Contemporary)
  • Americana
  • Christian
  • Country
  • Folk/Singer-Songwriter
  • R&B/Hip-Hop
  • Rock
  • Pop/Top 40
  • Teen (for artists 18 years old and younger)
  • Vocal Performance

Original and cover songs are accepted. Winners will be announced in August, 2014.

2014 Judges Include: Neon Trees; John Oates (Hall & Oates); Of Monsters and Men; 3 Doors Down; Dustin Lynch; Black Francis (The Pixies); Rosanne Cash; Delbert McClinton; David Crowder; Craig Morgan; Robert Smith (The Cure); Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC); Aaron Shust; G. Love; Jason Gray; Rapsody; Alt-J; The Mountain Goats; Anthony DeCurtis (Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone); Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine); Chris Richards (Pop Music Critic, The Washington Post); and more to be announced.

2014 Mentors Include: Monte Lipman (Chairman and CEO, Republic Records); Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records); Seymour Stein (Chairman, SIRE Records and VP of Warner Bros Records); Pete Ganbarg (Executive VP/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records); Mike Elizondo (Sr. VP of A&R, Warner Bros. Records); Josh Bailey (Sr. VP of A&R, Word Label Group); Kim Stephens (President, Forward Entertainment and A&R/Capitol Music Group); Lenny Santiago (VP of A&R, Roc Nation); and more to be announced.

For entry and general information, please go to http://www.unsignedonly.com