January 2012 Newsletter

New Clients

Tommy Womack Now What! A successful singer/songwriter with tracks recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Todd Snider, Jason Ringenberg, Dan Baird, Scott Kempner and others, Womack is the recording artist behind 2007's career-defining There, I Said It! album, as well as founding member of the band DADDY with Will Kimbrough. A two-time winner of "BEST SONG" in the Nashville Scene's annual "Best of Nashville" poll, Tommy is releasing a new solo studio album Now What! next month. www.tommywomack.com

Tumbledown House Fables and Falsehoods They write about gambling, murder, booze and bicycles; and they do it against the backdrop of a musical landscape that has been described as “gritty saloon jazz,” “modern speakeasy music,” and “Tom Waits in a cocktail dress.” Tumbledown House, the Montana group fronted by sultry vocalist Gillian Howe and eclectic indie jazz guitarist Tyler Ryan Miller, is back with a new album, Fables and Falsehoods (due March 2012), the follow-up to their self-titled 2009 debut. www.tumbledownhouse.com

Russell Howard: City Heart Sometimes it’s the turns taken along life’s road that turn out to be the most scenic. Charlotte based and Dallas bred singer/songwriter Russell Howard knows about such detours, and he wound up seizing a potential lost opportunity in 2010 while in the midst of recording a project that turned out to be his new EP, City Heart, set for release in early 2012. www.russellhowardmusic.com

Dam Brino A former Miss Mississippi who competed in the Miss America Pageant and has performed at benefits across the nation (as well as on the MSNBC benefit concert and CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch) to raise over $15 million for victims of Hurricane Katrina (and has performed with the likes of Morgan Freeman, Faith Hill, Pam Tillis and Macy Gray) Dam Brino (a.k.a. Kristian Dambrino) is back with a stunning self-titled EP of new songs with acclaimed Nashville producer Neilson Hubbard. www.dambrinomusic.com

Returning Clients

Darrell Scott After an incredible year touring as a featured member of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy, Darrell Scott is set to release his latest, Long Ride Home, the follow up to his critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated A Crooked Road. Scott has a full slate of tour dates in place to support Long Ride Home. www.darrellscott.com

Me and the Machine: Those in the know in Nashville understand that in a city known for country music, there are hundreds of extremely talented songwriters that most average listeners may not have heard of. Local label Me and the Machine, run by Josh and Lisa Preston, has been putting some of this incredible talent on the map for the past few years, and its 2011 releases feature some of the label's best work as well. www.meandthemachine.com

Other News/Upcoming Releases

Charlie Parr When you’re a well-respected and prolific talent as singer/songwriter/picker Charlie Parr is, you tend to collect friends and admirers with seamless ease. Parr’s latest project, Keep Your Hands on the Plow, is a collection of (mostly) traditional gospel songs being released by House of Mercy Recordings on January 10. The album features Emily Parr (Charlie’s wife, who often lends backing vocals to his work; Four Mile Portage (string duo from Duluth); and Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker from Low (dubbed as the “slowest of the ‘slowcore’ bands”). www.charlieparr.com

The Iveys This El Paso sibling pop/rock group is back, and has just wrapped up recording their sophomore album, due out next month. Following lead singer Arlen Ivey's recovery from damaged vocal cords, the group is also out playing some shows in and around El Paso. www.theiveysmusic.com

Cornflower Blue Run Down the Rails www.cornflowerbluemusic.com

Martin Zellar Roosters Crow www.martinzellar.com

Red Wanting Blue From the Vanishing Point www.redwantingblue.com

Jeff Campbell Stop and Go www.jeffcampbellmusic.com

In the Studio

Jesse Terry Jesse has wrapped up his new album (also with Neilson Hubbard in Nashville) due out in spring 2012 www.jesseterrymusic.com

A Clever Con Their Pledge Music campaign complete, this New Jersey rock band is busy recording their upcoming release, which will be a duo of two EPs in 2012. www.aclevercon.com

Recent Releases

Burning River Ramblers self titled debut www.reverbnation.com/theburningriverramblers

Sunspot The Slingshot Effect www.sunspotmusic.com

Dan Miraldi Rock N Roll Band www.danmiraldi.com

Zach Williams & The Reformation A Southern Offering www.zwrnation.com

On Tour

Papa Grows Funk www.papagrowsfunk.com

Chris Knight www.chrisknight.net

Will Kimbrough www.willkimbrough.com

Pure Prairie League www.pureprairieleague.com

Poco www.poconut.org

Tommy and the High Pilots www.thehighpilots.com

Tim Mahoney www.timmahoney.com

Jason & The Scorchers This legendary Nashville band is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some tour dates in the Southeast early this month, following a New Year's Eve appearance at The Rutledge in Nashville. www.jasonandthescorchers.com

Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime (celebrating 11 years) www.badfish.com
Scotty Don't (original project of Badfish members) www.scottydont.com

David Jacobs-Strain www.davidjacobs-strain.com

Jon Pousette-Dart www.pousette-dart.com

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