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Oct
0

LISTEN TO EMMA LONGARD, GERMANY’S NEW SULTRY INDIE SOUL QUEEN

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Emma Longard is Germany’s new songwriting queen.  Born into a musical family in Hamburg, at the age of eleven Emma started singing in an opera chorus and playing the violin and the piano. Her passion and love for Motown-Soul and classical songwriters soon made it clear to her that she wanted to be a professional musician.  Over the years she continued her musical education, soon started writing her own songs and played in bands.  Her unique voice and rare sense for melodies and lyrics became an important expression of herself.  Combing her love for 60’s soul, Elton John and Radiohead, Emma’s debut EP has a fresh, original sound that can best be described and sultry indie soul. Listen to “Calling Angels” below.

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Oct
0

HAVE YOU HEARD GRAFFITI6 (A JAMIE SCOTT PROJECT) ‘THE BRIDGE’ YET?

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Graffiti6 — a collaboration between singer-songwriter Jamie Scott and songwriter-producer TommyD — have been all over TV, made MTV’s Push Artists and Ones to Watch, selected as iTunes Single of the Week, picked as VH1’s You Oughta Know Artist on the Rise, and VEVO picked them as Lift Artist.  They recently dropped their second album titled The Bridge earlier this year.

Jamie Scott, the hit songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is currently signed to Virgin Records as a solo artist.  Over the last half-decade, in between writing and producing for hitmakers like One Direction (“Story of my Life,” “You & I,” “More Than This”), Christina Perri featuring Ed Sheeran, Ron Sexsmith, Enrique Iglesias, and Marsha Ambrosius.

Listen to the gorgeous soul/indie-pop song “The Bridge” below. If you don’t fall in love on the first listen I urge you to listen again. Great music sometimes is an acquired taste like a fine wine.


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Sep
0

EVEN THE ANIMALS START THE SPARK IN A BONFIRE

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The first time I heard “Fire to Metal” by Even the Animals I instantly fell in love! Mixing gritty indie rock with foot-stompin’ country jangle it will immediately lift your mood. How can you not love a tambourine paired with kick drum and hand claps?!

The band’s name comes from a lyric in its song, “Love and loss”: “Well, you loved me cause I was no good, you loved me because I was a faker. When you came home even the animals knew what they were in for.”

Their songs in soft focus and close to the microphone are comfortably broken and beautifully wounded. The music is lyrically driven with shared harmonies that create a bittersweet atmosphere. Listen below and make sure to  catch them on the road!

 
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Sep
0

LUCETTE DROPS A SULTRY DEBUT ALBUM

Edmonton-based artist Lucette just dropped her debut album, Black is the Colorproduced by Dave Cobb. It’s worth mentioning Cobb becuase he’s one of the hottest producers in Americana today having produced albums for Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson, Sturgill Simpson, and one of my favorite albums last year Jason Isbell’s Southeastern. Cobb also has a future project with one of the best country singer-songwriters in the biz Chris Stapleton.

So when Cobb decides to producer a newcomer out of Canada you know this lady has got something special! Lucette wrote and recorded her self-titled album in under a month. Her first single “Bobby Reid” showcases melancholic, sultry vocals with a vintage sound that takes you back to the 70s. Another favorite cut of mine is “Poor Sweet Me” featuring gorgeous intertwining male/female harmonies. Overall this album feels decades old but sounds fresh! It’s a must listen.

Watch “Bobby Reid” below featuring Americana stars Sturgill Simpson & JD Wilkes:

Lucette will be touring select dates in the U.S. with David Ramirez and Mason JenningsTickets are available now at www.lucettemusic.com.

Lucette Tour Dates:
9/12/14 & 9/13/14 – Salt Lake City, UT at The State Room *
9/17/14 – Decatur, GA at Eddie’s Attic **
9/18/14 – Birmingham, AL at Sound & Page **
9/20/14 – Nashville, TN at The BLDNG
9/27/14 – Nashville, TN at Exit/In (w/ Nikki Lane & Jim Lauderdale)
10/3/14 – Red Wing, MN at Sheldon Theatre *
10/4/14 – Grand Rapids, MN at Reif Center *
10/9/14 – Stoughton, WI at Stoughton Opera *
10/10/14 – Chicago, IL at City Winery *
10/11/14 – Mason City, IA at Northern Iowa Community College*
* w/ Mason Jennings
** w/ David Ramirez

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Get “Bobby Reid” on  Amazon, and BUTR Store.
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Aug
2

BUTR VOL. 11: SONGS U SHOULD KNOW (PODCAST #68)

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BUTR Vol. 11: Songs U Should Know
1. Battleme – Bad Love
2. New Victorians – Ghosts in Machines
3. Graffiti6 – The Bridge
4. Tristen – Forgiveness
5. Rathborne – Last Forgiven
6. Even the Animals – Fire to Metal
7. Emma Longard – Calling Angels
8. Toddzero – Anybody Up There?
9. Marc Scibilia – Shining Like America
10. Lucette – Bobby Reid
11. Jon Bryant – Hard Hard Heart (feat. Jenn Grant)
12.Tyler Stenson – Big Hearts (Remix)
13. Lonesound – Don’t Hold Me Back
14. Paper Lions – Philadephia
15. Battleme – Pocket Full of Flies (New Version)