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Jax Hollow: Underdog Anthems (Album)

Jax Hollow burst on the scene with her debut album Underdog Anthems produced by Michael Wagener, (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Janet Jackson), whose works have sold over 100 million units. Based in Nashville Jax is a rare female guitar principal graduate from Berkeley School of Music, where she studied songwriting under Pat Pattinson, who's Grammy-winning students include John Mayer, and Gillian Welch.

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Farewell (I Am The Moon) (EP)

Farewell – the final record in the groundbreaking studio release by Tedeschi Trucks Band, I Am The Moon – concludes a remarkable adventure and new beginning for the group, now in its 12th year as America's premier rock & roll big band: four distinct and, at the same time, deeply connected albums with a total of 24 original songs capturing the power of devotion in a time of crisis and separation, with a renewed energy in collective songwriting and performance.

Kane Brown: Different Man (Album)

Brown shared of his Country hit single, “I wrote ‘Like I Love Country Music’ with Jordan Schmidt, Taylor Phillips, and Matt McGinn out on the road a few years ago. We recorded it in 2019 and never put it out. I always loved the song so I went back into the studio with Dann Huff and we re-cut it for my new album, Different Man.

Madison Galloway: Open Your Eyes (Single)

Madison Galloway is an emerging voice in Canadian roots music. With her signature blend of rock, folk, and blues, she takes the stage with guitar, harmonica, and a driving band, charming audiences with her catchy original tunes and soulful voice in a high-energy show.

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown: Shake The Roots (Album)

Following the release of their last album (Pressure) on Snakefarm Records in 2020, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown decided it was time to return to their independent roots. The first single Shakedown fans can look forward to is “Ain’t None Watered Down” which will appear on the label's forthcoming inaugural full length album, 'Shake The Roots.'

Ruth B.: Paper Airplanes (Single)

“Paper Airplanes,” a new original song from singer-songwriter Ruth B. as featured in the upcoming Netflix original film A Jazzman's Blues written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. Featured in the film’s newly-released trailer, the romantic ballad features the Ethiopian-Canadian singer’s velveteen vocals above a rousing chorus of strings and piano composed by Ruth B. and multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning musician Terence Blanchard.

Allison Forbes: Angry In Suburbia (Single)

Australian Alt-Country rebel rouser, Allison Forbes, returns with the latest single from her acclaimed album, “Dead Men Tell No Tales”.

On “Angry In Suburbia”, Forbes channels her rock n roll roots and says that the song echoes the feelings of many throughout the pandemic.

Eric Darius: Unleashed (Album)

Internationally acclaimed Jazz/R&B/Pop Saxophonist, Songwriter, Producer, and Performer, Eric Darius releases his newest album Unleashed.


The American saxophonist, songwriter, producer, and performer shines in a vibrant new light as he reinvents himself through Unleashed, an expansive and ambitious genre-spanning album brimming with passion, purpose, soul and sweat, charisma and charm.

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