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Singer/Songwriter Maggie Cubillos Releases Debut “Old Shoes”
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Singer/Songwriter Maggie Cubillos Releases Debut “Old Shoes”

Talented singer-songwriter Maggie Cubillos has released her debut single. Although "Old Shoes" is her first official release, she spent a good deal of her life on stage in a variety of capacities. She is currently a junior at Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. "Old Shoes" is a relatable mid-tempo number that draws on influences from singers like Phoebe Bridgers, Gracie Adams, and Taylor Swift. Each artist that Cubillos has cited as having drawn inspiration from. When it came to the meaning behind the song she had this to say. ““Old Shoes” is about embracing change and moving forward. I wrote it at a time in my life where I felt like everything around me had shifted and I had to decide whether I should stay afraid or embrace it and grow with it. I think writing ...
Outlaws & Moonshine Deliver “Hillbilly Rockstar”
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Outlaws & Moonshine Deliver “Hillbilly Rockstar”

Southern rock-influenced country rockers Outlaws & Moonshine have cooked up something special with the release of their new single. The band taps into a variety of influences on "Hillbilly Rockstar". Credit: Rising Star Photography Outlaws & Moonshine consists of Beau Vanvolkenburg (vocals, guitar), Chris Vanvolkeburgh (bass, vocals), and Eric Piper (drums). They initially started playing music together in 2014 and everything has led to this release. Chris had this to say about the track. “Hillbilly Rockstars” is about that one song that we all have that makes the radio volume go up. Feeling great, jamming out to your favorite band or song. -Chris Vanvolkenburgh For anyone that is new to Outlaws & Moonshine's music, a good place to start would be the title cut fr...
British Duo The New No Release “My Life In The Cartel”
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British Duo The New No Release “My Life In The Cartel”

They're coming straight out of Liverpool and Birmingham, England. Dynamic duo The New No have released their new single "My Life In The Cartel". Vocalist Rodney Christopher Guy Prosser and multi-instrumentalist Benedict Simon Leach have been making music together for nearly a decade. They found inspiration for the new material in music from London Underworld films. They experienced this first hand by drinking in 'dangerous places'. Prosser had this to say about the new single. The story of "My Life in the Cartel" is about Kenny Dogleach, who doesn't like being disrespected. The story that is told here is entirely based on the reality of people that Ben and myself have come into contact with or worked with. The lyrics are about a kind of gangster karma: if you mak...
Dancing On Tables Release Debut Album ‘Colour In The Grey’
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Dancing On Tables Release Debut Album ‘Colour In The Grey’

Scotlands Dancing On Tables has released its debut album after being named one of "10 Brits To Watch" by Variety Magazine. Colour In The Grey is available now via Enci Records (The Joy Formidable, Kulick, Fences). Jenn Curtis Photography The album was written after the band had spent most of the year on the road but found themselves isolated when the pandemic set in. They recorded remotely and ended up with more than 70 songs to choose from for the project. Dancing On Tables had this to say when asked about Colour In Grey. It feels like the last 3 years of our life have all been building up to this album. You can hear the journey that we’ve been on as a group as you go through the tracks, with stories of love, happiness, loss and frustration sang on top of a sound that we have ...
Snatam Kaur’s New Album Nirankaar Available Now
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Snatam Kaur’s New Album Nirankaar Available Now

Snatam Kaur is a world-renowned Yogi, singer/songwriter, and peace activist. Earning a Grammy nomination along the way, she has teamed up with a new record label for her 16th studio effort. Nirankaar is available now from Be Why Music. The album is ideal for deep relaxation and healing as it features interpretations of sacred mantras and verses from the Sikh tradition. The album is sung in the sacred language of Gurmukhi. Snatam's music has been played in yoga studios worldwide for more than two decades and this will undoubtedly continue with this new collection of worldly music. Nirankaar Is Available Worldwide Nirankaar is a collaboration with producer Ram Dass who performs on piano and vocals. Grecco Buratto is featured on guitar/vocals and Sukhmani is on tabla, percussion an...
Danny Paradise Releases “On Her Wings” Music Video
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Danny Paradise Releases “On Her Wings” Music Video

Accomplished Yogi and talented musician Danny Paradise have released a new music video for "On Her Wings". Appearing on his Caravan of Souls album, the song features the undeniable talents of Nadia Deleye. Caravan of Souls was released to the public in the fall of 2021. Grammy-nominated producer Michael Ruff is involved in the project and is featured on piano, bass, flutes, drums, and percussion. The visually stimulating video for "On Her Wings" was filmed in Danny's Hawaiian homeland. Caravan of Souls Inspired by The Radiance Sutras by Dr. Lorin Roche, the ancient text describes more than 100 different doorways into meditation. Dr. Roche brings a unique perspective to each of these teachings. That, and guidance on how to best practice each. Longtime Yoga Teacher As for ...
Adams Traktor Drops Optimistic New Single “You Found A Way”
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Adams Traktor Drops Optimistic New Single “You Found A Way”

The new single from Adams Traktor is a bit of a departure from their previous work. "You Found A Way" finds songwriter JR Smith switching it up from the darker lyrics present on previous songs. Instead, the track is more of an upbeat love song. It combines elements of rock, pop, and even a hint of some 80s era synth. Adams Traktor is a project formed by JR Smith who is originally from Seattle. While from the west coast, he has called Europe home for more than two decades. Having worked in the technology field, music has always been a major part of his existence. According to an article in Vogue, he went for a five-month job and up staying. Smith's goal with Adam's Traktor is to explore and take alternative rock music to another level. On "You Found A Way" he taps into his own life ...
WØLFDARLING Releases Introspective New Single “send the sun my way”
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WØLFDARLING Releases Introspective New Single “send the sun my way”

Dynamic alt-rockers WØLFDARLING has returned with an introspective new song. "send the sun my way" is out now. Frontman Sam Urich had this to say when asked about the song. "I was experiencing what it is like to be afflicted by a mental illness. The song is strangely optimistic because regardless of how low I sink, I will always have some flicker of hope." Brothers Sam and Jack Urich play guitar and bass respectively with Jason Hartless contributing his efforts on drums. "send the sun my way" was produced by Chuck Alkazian. He's known for his work with Pop Evil and Tantric at Pearl Sound Studios in Michigan. A Love Letter To The Sun Essentially, the song is a love letter to the sun. A mantra, a prayer, for this agony to be scared away by the dawning of the sun. A sun that s...
Singer/Songwriter Greg Amici Returns With Aquatic Themed Lyric Video For “Ship Strike”
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Singer/Songwriter Greg Amici Returns With Aquatic Themed Lyric Video For “Ship Strike”

The multi-talented musician, writer, and actor Greg Amici is back with another innovative music video. "Ship Strike" is set to be featured on Amici's forthcoming album Tragicomic and the lyric video is out now. When asked about the inspiration behind the song, Amici admits he went outside his comfort zone. He's traditionally resisted writing protest-type songs in an attempt to avoid coming across as preachy. However, when someone close to him requested he shine a light on the plight of whales and the impact of shipping on their nighttime swimming habits, he was inspired to write "Ship Strike". Amici hopes to call attention to the issue and help push technology forward that could potentially be a solution to a complex problem. While originally written on piano, something was mi...
Texas Blues-Rocker Ally Venable Set To Resume Tour Dates With Kenny Wayne Shepherd + Others
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Texas Blues-Rocker Ally Venable Set To Resume Tour Dates With Kenny Wayne Shepherd + Others

Ally Venable, 22-year old Texas blues-rocker, is making some waves on the road this fall with artists like Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Christone "Kingfish" Ingram. She's on tour in support of her latest release Heart of Fire and the second leg is set to get underway. Written throughout the course of the pandemic, Venable entered Bessie Blue Studio in Tennessee with highly regarded producer Jim Gaines to lay it down. The resulting piece of music was released in February of 2021 and debuted on the Billboard Blues chart at #2. “My goal for this album was to give an outlet for people. That’s really where the core of these songs comes from…”Ally Venable Venable's path to the blues began by singing in church choirs as a kid. She was heavily influenced by artists from near w...