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Matt Andersen & Mike Stevens – Push Record: The...

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CLICK HERE to listen to 2 tracks The theme of Push Record is simplicity. The title track is meant to reflect how far Matt Andersen and Mike Stevens took this theme, the liner notes say: “The tune arrived in the rehearsal room so we just ‘Pushed Record.’” It’s just two talented musicians, one with a harmonica, and the other alternating between acoustic and hollow-body electric guitar, about which you can find all the information on the DigiPedal website. Escaping all the technological frills that alter the recorded product in a studio, the artists boast that “All the recording was live off the floor—no headphones, no overdubs, no edits and no processing.” The album was written in five days, recorded in one day in Banff, and mixed the next.  It manages to catch some of the sparks that fly when two gifted artists and friends come together The record is the second collaboration between Perth-Andover, New Brunswick’s beloved ...

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THE MAVERICKS – IN TIME

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THE MAVERICKS – IN TIME

“Glossy, lush, loud and proud: maybe the best conjunto rock album ever.” 4 stars (out of 4) Q Magazine “A terrific comeback showcasing all The Mavericks can be.” 5 stars (out of 5) Country Music People Forget the Grammys, the CMA and ACM Awards for prestigious things like Vocal Group and Album of the Year. Never mind the sold out shows in England's Royal Albert Hall or taking country to places the genre had never been. With a Cuban-American lead singer, garage band ferocity, an intense live show and a deep love of both romance and pure country to go with the polyrhythmic beats the Mavericks were raised on, they were unlikely superstars. Yet, the Mavericks distilled country's essences, bulked them up with a big, raucous sound, then broke ground for the format that saw people from all walks of life, many cultures and some surprising places lining up for hits like ...

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JAMES HUNTER – MINUTE BY MINUTE

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JAMES HUNTER – MINUTE BY...

British retro-soul sensation James Hunter returns and takes a giant step toward staking his place in the pop-soul pantheon alongside SAM COOKE and VAN MORRISON. Minute by Minute finds the multi-talented British Soul man at his most swingin’, unleashing the “fire in his gut” (Rolling Stone) with searing vocals and punchy guitar. This is his first album in more than five years! Hunter has teamed with Daptone mastermind Gabriel Roth [AMY WINEHOUSE, SHARON JONES] for a horn-fueled blast of deep soul and R&B. This is their first collaboration together. The album’s 12 all-new original songs were cut live in the studio by the James Hunter Six [Damian Hand/tenor sax; Lee Badau/baritone sax; Jonathan Lee/drums; Jason Wilson/double bass, Kyle Koehler/organ]. This is Hunter’s first album recorded inAmerica. Hunter has also supported the likes of ARETHA FRANKLIN, VAN MORRISON, ETTA JAMES and WILLIE NELSON among others. Hunter emerged as a Soul powerhouse in 2006 with People Gonna Talk, ...

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DANNY MICHEL – BLACK BIRDS ARE DANCING OVER ME

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Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me is Danny Michel’s 10th album, and first on a label in almost five years. The lyrically poignant, Juno nominated singer-songwriter‟s new album is a gem, and brings Michel and his committed audience to Six Shooter Records. Black Birds Are Dancing Over Me dives into the waves of Belize‟s musical deep, featuring Mayan guitar, turtle shells, donkey jaw-bone and traditional Garifuna segunda and primero drums. Michel cultivates lush rhythms and sounds as the perfect backdrop for his buoyantly eloquent songwriting style. To make the record, Danny relocated from Ontario to the foot of the Xunantunich Mayan ruins in Benque Viejo del Carmen to work with pioneering producer Ivan Duran at Stonetree Records, a label/studio that has been instrumental in bringing the Belizean sound to the world. There he teamed up with members of the Garifuna Collective to form The Benque Players. The album came together unlike any ...

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