Author Archives: maurabrida

Frank and Allie Lee: Treat a Stranger Right {self released}

This is the sophomore release of this old timey, bluegrass duo from North Carolina. It features traditional and bluegrass songs. Great instrumentation with banjos, guitar, harmonica. Great harmonies. A message for the political reality of life in America in the title cut! Play: 1,4, 5,6 FCC: clean Similar to: Freight Hoppers,

Eliza Meyer: Hello Stranger {self released}

Eliza Meyer is a junior in high school and a native of Raleigh North Carolina and she nails it in her debut album. She is country, bluegrass and old time music. Great vocals, and song selection. Play: 1,3, 7, 11 Similar to: The Carter Family, Hazel Dickens FCC: clean

The Regular- Did Not know {self released}

New single from this indie folk band from Denver, Colorado. Catchy melody, nice harmonies. Play! FCC: clean Similar to: Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers

The Jayplayers- I still Love you [The Jayplayers]

Great single from Pennsylvania folk rock band the Jayplayers. Features Keeley McCue lead vocals and Chris Weidensaul on back up vocals. A fixture in Philadelphia Folk scene. Play! FCC: clean

Bart Budwig: Another Burn on the AstroTurf [Fluff and Gravy]

Songwriter with country, jazz rock, and folk influences. Check out 1,3,4,6 FCC:clean similar to: An American Forest, John Craigie, Smooth Hound Smith

Antibalas – Fu Chronicles [Daptone]

Antibalas is an Afrobeat band that began 22 years ago in pre-gentrified Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Founder saxaphonist Martin Perna and Duke Amayo a senior master of the Jao Ka Kung Fu school of matial arts are accompained by an 17 piece band. This EP has 3 cuts. Give a listen. Play: All Similar to: Karl Hector […]

Francois Couture – My Little Book-Tome 2 [BOGHEI Records]

New instrumental album from Quebec musicians Francois Couture (guitar), Daniel Marcoux-base, Sylvian Neault- violin, and Steve Normandin- piano accordion with a definite French flavor. Some cuts folk influenced, some jazzy. A quartet to give a listen to. Play: all FCC: clean Similar to: Lord Bubba’s Nu Jazz Project, Greta Panettieri, Mister Dumont

Drive by Truckers- The Unraveling- [ATO records] Feb 3, 2020

This is DBT 12th album and it takes the listener on a musical socially conscious tour through all the maladies you read about in the news and are dealing with in your life. Recorded in Memphis this is genre defying: a bit country, a bit folk, a bit rock. Check it out! Play 1,3,5,6 FCC: […]

The Parlor Mob- Dark Hour {Brittania Row/BMG}

This album was released in August. Great vocals, Hard rocking guitar rifts and lyrically strong. Lead vocalist Mark Melacia has an androgynous voice. Hard rocking music from the Jersey shore. Check this out! You won’t be disappointed. Play: 1, 3,4,5,8,10 FCC: clean. Similar to Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, The Front Bottoms    

Bleached – Don’t you Think You’ve Had Enough – Dead Oceans

Bleached is a punk rock duo with sisters Jennifer Calvin and Jessica Calvin formerly of Mika Miko. Great album with great hooks. Every song sounds different. One song with explicit title. Recommend: I get what I need (4) and Somebody dial 911 (5).

Angie Mc Mahon – Salt – Dualtone

Salt is Australian singer songwriter Angie Mc Mahon’s first full album. She has a rich alto voice. Suggest: Missing Me, Slow mover, and Keeping Time for AirPlay.