July 2013 Newsletter


I hope you are all enjoying the start to summer. I know time flies when we’re having fun, or even when we’re not having fun. But I don’t like how fast it really is flying, and I don’t think I’d look at you funny if you told me you were starting your Christmas shopping. Of course, it’s always nice to finish things in advance so you don’t have to do them later. But at some point, it’s also important to be in the moment and enjoy what today has to offer….today.

And while I do like to share some philosophical thoughts going on in my head, I’d also like to share with you the great new music and/or tours of some incredible artists we’re promoting right now. So thanks for listening and have a great month!

New Clients

Kevin Presbrey - For several years, Chicago based Kevin Presbrey was the front man of Painkiller Hotel, a modern rock group inspired by guitar-fueled bands like Pearl Jam and Live. Now, he’s dialing back the clock with his solo debut, Dust Unto Dust, an Americana album that takes its cues from Jim Croce’s folk music, the Eagles’ country-tinged rock and Fleetwood Mac’s 1970s pop. www.reverbnation.com/kevinpresbrey

Returning Clients

The Iveys - The sibling pop/rock band from El Paso is busy at work on their new album, the group’s third. Meanwhile, they are planning some statewide tour dates later this month in Dallas, Houston and Austin, including an appearance on Good Day Austin. www.theiveysmusic.com

Chris Knight - Always a touring favorite, Knight continues to hit the road in support of his latest release, Little Victories. www.chrisknight.net

Other Upcoming Releases

The Whiskey Gentry Holly Grove (August 20) Paste Magazine has called The Whiskey Gentry a “toe-tapping, steamrolling kind of band, its fingers picking deep into fields of bluegrass, feet stomping in line with a punk-inspired kick drum, ” and now the Atlanta Americana powerhouse returns with Holly Grove, the follow up to their standout debut, Please Make Welcome. www.thewhiskeygentry.com

Dan Miraldi Devil at Our Heels (early September) Cleveland rocker Dan Miraldi has become extremely prolific as of late, and his raw, edgy rock sound keeps on getting better. This is the main release of Miraldi’s successful 2013, and is no doubt his best yet. www.danmiraldi.com

Burning River Ramblers To Color a Fool (mid-summer) www.brramblers.com

Other News

Concord Music Group - We’re proud to be doing tour press for several artists under the Concord Music Group umbrella including Arturo Sandoval, Boney James, BWB, Earl Klugh, Gerald Clayton, Kendrick Scott, Kurt Elling, Lee Ritenour, Michael Feinstein, Molly Ringwald, Otis Taylor, Shemekia Copeland, Steve Tyrell, The Slide Brothers, and Trampled Under Foot. Many of them are touring or will be touring to support new releases, so check them out at Concord Music’s website. www.concordmusicgroup.com

David Mayfield Parade continues a stellar year in support of their latest, Good Man Down by appearing for two shows at the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California this coming weekend, July 6 and 7. www.davidmayfieldparade.com

Celebrating 44 years of making great music, country rock legends Pure Prairie League played the Grand Ole Opry last month, and were joined on stage by PPL alum Vince Gill as well as by country legend Patty Loveless. www.pureprairieleague.com

Brooklyn based indie darlings Breaking Laces are about to continue a stellar 2013 in support of their most recent album, the utterly infectious Come Get Some, as they set off on their first coast to coast nationwide tour with Hopeless Records’ powerhouse band, The Dangerous Summer. www.breakinglaces.com

Last month, Americana legend John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Charlie Poole Festival organization. This special award is given to select musicians in recognition of their contribution to keeping traditional music alive and in the public eyes and ears, as well as to the performance of that music. www.johnmceuen.com

He’s currently touring with one of his hot new side projects, Willie Sugarcapps, and meanwhile Americana standout Will Kimbrough is putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming new album, Sideshow Love. www.willkimbrough.com

Recent Releases

Watermelon Slim Bull Goose Rooster www.watermelonslim.com
David Newbould Tennessee www.davidnewbould.com
Rob Nance Lost Souls and Locked Doors www.robnance.com
David Mayfield Parade Good Man Down www.davidmayfieldparade.com
Poco All Fired Up www.poconut.org
Paper Bird Rooms www.paperbirdband.com
Mustered Courage Powerlines www.musteredcourage.com
Dan Miraldi The Freewheelin’ EP www.danmiraldi.com
Second Wind Eudora www.facebook.com/secondwind30

On Tour Now

JP Harris & the Tough Choices www.ilovehonkytonk.com
Folk Soul Revival www.folksoulrevival.com
Cash'd Out (Johnny Cash Tribute) www.cashdout.com
Red Wanting Blue www.redwantingblue.com
Tim Mahoney www.timmahoney.com
Desert Rose Band www.chrishillman.com/desertroseband
Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime www.badfish.com
Scott Don’t (original project of Badfish members) www.scottydont.com
The Nadas www.thenadas.com
John Oates www.johnoates.com
Brian Lisik www.brianlisik.com
Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project www.thesweetteaproject.com

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