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Natalie Henry: Blue (From The Album White Heat)

“Blue” is another close to the edge song from Australian Country artist, Natalie Henry.

Recorded in the hills of Byron Bay at Rocking Horse Studios, “Blue”, is lifted from Henry’s acclaimed album, “White Heat”. The song captures a more gentle side of one of Australia's finest female country songwriters.

https://www.nataliehenry.com.au

Paul Brady: Maybe So

Legendary Irish artist, Paul Brady, has released a new studio album, ‘Maybe So’, on Proper Records. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is one of Ireland’s most enduringly popular performers.

https://paulbrady.com

Tenille Townes: Masquerades

Songwriter, performer and 2-time ACM winner Tenille Townes dropped her highly anticipated new EP Masquerades via Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville in partnership with RCA Records.

 

The soul-baring collection marks Tenille’s first release where she fully pulls down her own mask.

https://www.tenilletownes.com/

The Strongman Blues Remedy: Volume 1

A new blues musical collective - The Strongman Blues Remedy Featuring Steve Strongman, Harrison Kennedy, Dawn Tyler Watson, Steve Marriner and Crystal Shawanda, Volume 1 set for release June 17, 2022 via Stony Plain Records

https://strongmanbluesremedy.com

The Interrupters: In The Wild

During the lockdown, Aimee Interrupter, partner and guitarist Kevin Bivona, and his younger twin brothers Jesse (drums) and Justin ( bass) built a home studio in their garage and created their most personal album yet. The band penned the album’s 14 songs together and Kevin Bivona produced.

 

In The Wild is the follow-up to 2018’s Fight the Good Fight , which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.

 

https://wearetheinterrupters.com/

Boo Hewerdine: Understudy

“Understudy” (Release on May 27th by Reveal Records) finds acclaimed songwriter Boo Hewerdine in reflective mood with a fatalistic yet joyful narrative running throughout the lyrics. Twelve new songs about these times (individually and globally) written at home in Glasgow and recorded in East Anglia with long term producer Chris Pepper.

 

The new album is one of his finest to date in a career that now spans over forty years and has seen Hewerdine write and collaborate with the likes of KD Lang, Kris Drever,

Chris Difford (Squeeze), Kathryn Williams, Eddi Reader and Lady Nade.

https://boohewerdine.net/

Wesley Dean: unknown

In today's uncertain world, the unknown can be a difficult thing to embrace. Wesley Dean pushes past those challenges with unknown, turning his own leap of faith into art.

 

This is his musical reawakening — a battlecry from a longtime road warrior who's nowhere near done fighting the good fight.

https://wesleydeanmusic.com/

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