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Tenille Townes: When's It Gonna Happen

Following a headline tour of her native Canada, Townes is set for her first ever headlining trek in the U.S. as the VILLAIN IN ME TOUR gets underway later this month. The ACM Award winner will also open for Hall of Famers George Strait and Reba in February before heading to the United Kingdom for C2C in March.

 

Canadian-born and Nashville-based, Tenille Townes is a two-time ACM Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician in the midst of a breakthrough following the release of her acclaimed debut album, The Lemonade Stand .

www.tenilletownes.com

Elles Bailey: Shining In The Half Light

A meditative timestamp reflecting the isolation, uncertainty and worry prevalent amongst society throughout the outbreak of the pandemic, Shining In The Half Light is an album of self-realization, but one that lets everyone share in its sense of realism and, ultimately, positivity. It’s a record inspired by those who spread love in a time of heartbreak, happiness in a time of fear, and connection in a time of loneliness. Shining In The Half Light sits at 10 tracks offering nothing short of a brazen, bold and bluesy disposition.

www.ellesbailey.com

The Damn Truth: Now Or Nowhere

The band have released “Only Love”, produced by the legendary record producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, The Cult, Bryan Adams), is the third single taken from the album ‘Now Or Nowhere’. The band’s latest release has been getting raving reviews and airplay in Canada, Belgium and The United Kingdom

www.thedamntruth.com

Curtis Salgado: Damage Control

Damage Control is being hailed as the best album of Salgado's long career. Produced by Salgado, Damage Control is packed with soul-searching, street-smart, vividly detailed, instantly memorable songs. With a career spanning more than three decades, Salgado, a six-time winner of the Blues Music Award for Contemporary Soul Blues Male Artist Of The Year (most recently in 2021), is a one-of-a-kind talent whose music is as compelling as his story. From co-fronting The Robert Cray Band to leading his own band (and recording nine solo albums) to helping transform John Belushi into “Joliet” Jake Blues to touring the country with Steve Miller and Santana, he is a true musical giant.

www.curtissalgado.com

Keb' Mo': Good To Be

Bringing it all back home, Keb’ looked to his own story for inspiration on his captivating new album, Good To Be, artfully linking the grit and groove of his Compton roots with strum and twang of his more recently adopted hometown of Nashville, TN, where he’s lived and worked for the last eleven years. Drawing on country, folk, blues, and soul, the collection transcends genre and geography, weaving together a joyful, heartwarming, and relentlessly optimistic tapestry that manages to encompass the entirety of this once-in-a-generation artist’s larger-than-life career.

 

kebmo.com

RIKE: The Reason

RIKE's music has more or less been brewed out of their influences. They both come from different places in music, but they are not that different after all. Nike has a strong bond with Folk music and Soul, and Rickard has grown up on Blues, Rock 'n' Roll and Classic Rock, but, they both have had country music very dear to their hearts ever since they were very young.

 

The genre Americana is pretty broad and "forgiving" in respect to what's commonly accepted, which makes it perfect for RIKE, as they write bluesy, folkish, country rock ballads.

www.facebook.com/rikeduo

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