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SUSAN GIBSON

Musician: SUSAN GIBSON Video: “Imaginary Lines”  SUSAN GIBSON AT BLUE ROCK ALIVE! COOL NIGHTS 2020 THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Susan Gibson had just left home for her third freshman year in college, but it was the first time she actually moved away from home. After her first Christmas home, she was emotional about going back to college and all that angst spilled out of her at her Mom’s kitchen table. In those 15 minutes, her life was changed.... 

Slaid Cleaves

Musician: SLAID CLEAVES Video: “One Good Year”  SLAID CLEAVES AT BLUE ROCK ALIVE! COOL NIGHTS 2020 THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBE 19 Slaid Cleaves will be featured at the Blue Rock aLive! Cool Nights 2020 virtual concert series this Thursday, November 19. The series is “for the songs, for the artists, for all of us.” You can buy a Season Pass for only $105—and have a seat in the house by sending in your headshot. They will place the large headshot... 

Interview & Video: KIM RICHEY

Artist: KIM RICHEY Video: “Wreck Your Wheels” KIM RICHEY GLIMMERS AND SHINES AT BLUE ROCK ALIVE! COOL NIGHTS 2020 Kim Richey will be featured at the Blue Rock aLive! Cool Nights 2020 virtual concert series this Thursday, November 12. The series is “for the songs, for the artists, for all of us.” You can buy a Season Pass for only $105—and have a seat in the house by sending in your headshot. They will place it on a seat, so you will literally... 

GUY FORSYTH & JESKA BAILEY

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist:  GUY FORSYTH & JESKA BAILEY Video:  “The Things That Matter”   GUY FORSYTH & JESKA BAILEY FEATURED AT BLUE ROCK ALIVE! COOL NIGHTS 2020 VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey will be featured at the Blue Rock aLive! Cool Nights 2020 virtual concert series this Thursday, November 5. The series features iconic Austin-based artists—“for the songs, for the artists,... 

Video & Web Interview TOM PRASADA-RAO

Photo credit Rodney Bursiel Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist:  TOM PRASADA-RAO Video:  “$20 Bill”—for George Floyd  TOM PRASADA-RAO SPEAKS TRUTH WITH SIMPLICITY IN HIS SONG “$20 BILL” “$20 Bill,” an instant classic for 2020, is a powerful song for George Floyd. It is a modern-day hymn of justice for the oppressed. Musician Dan Navarro said it best: “Tom has written the song of a lifetime.” Tom Prasada-Rao has... 

Video & Interview with artist: Darden Smith

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist: DARDEN SMITH Video: “Loving Arms” DARDEN SMITH LAUNCHES BLUE ROCK ALIVE! COOL NIGHTS 2020 VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES Darden Smith, one of the most respected singer-songwriters, will launch the Blue Rock aLive! Cool Nights 2020 virtual concert series this Thursday, October 29. The series features iconic Austin-based artists—“for the songs, for the artists, for all of us.” You can buy a Season... 

Video & Web Exclusive Interview: MADELEINE PEYROUX

Video Premiere & Web-Exclusive InterviewArtist:  MADELEINE PEYROUX Video:  “American” JAZZ SINGER-SONGWRITER MADELEINE PEYROUX PREMIERES SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS VIDEO “AMERICAN” Madeleine Peyroux’s powerful new song “American” builds on her previous album’s themes and asks an all-important question that is necessary for 2020: What does it mean to be American? Peyroux’s career has traveled one of music... 

Video & Interview: FIONA HARTE

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive InterviewArtist:  FIONA HARTE Video:  “Auburn” FIONA HARTE FEATURED AT BRAVERY ON FIRE: A BENEFIT FOR WOMEN’S CANCER RESEARCH THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Northern Ireland singer-songwriter Fiona Harte will be featured this Thursday, September 24 (8 PM Eastern) at Bravery on Fire: A Benefit for Women’s Cancer Research. Harte’s new EP, Home Recordings, was... 

Video & Interview: PAULA COLE

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive InterviewArtist:  PAULA COLE Video:  “Shake the Sky” GRAMMY WINNER PAULA COLE FEATURED AT BRAVERY ON FIRE: A BENEFIT FOR WOMEN’S CANCER RESEARCH THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Grammy winner Paula Cole will be featured this Thursday, September 24 (8 PM Eastern) at Bravery on Fire: A Benefit for Women’s Cancer Research. Cole garnered worldwide attention... 

Video & Interview: KYSHONA

Video & Interview: KYSHONA Video Feature & Web-Exclusive InterviewArtist:  KYSHONA Video:  “Listen” KYSHONA FEATURED AT BRAVERY ON FIRE: A BENEFIT FOR WOMEN’S CANCER RESEARCH THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 “Listen” is the powerful anthem we need in 2020. When Kyshona speaks her truth, with strong harmonies that make you want to sing along, you can’t help but listen. Kyshona... 

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview GRACE PETTIS

Grace Pettis – Photo credit Nicola Gell Photography Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist:  GRACE PETTIS Video:  “Drop Another Pin” GRACE PETTIS FEATURED AT BRAVERY ON FIRE: A BENEFIT FOR WOMEN’S CANCER RESEARCH—THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 AT 8 PM EASTERN  Grace Pettis will be featured this Thursday, September 24 (8 PM Eastern) at Bravery on Fire: A Benefit for Women’s Cancer Research. Rachael Sage, a self-described “cancer... 

Video & Exclusive Interview Teddy Swims

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist:  TEDDY SWIMS Video:  “Broke” TEDDY SWIMS RELEASES THE CATCHY, FUNK-INFUSED, SOULFUL “BROKE”  When Teddy Swims sings “Broke” you can feel the pain he must have felt when $20 would have changed his world, yet you can also experience his joy that shines from inside because he is part of a family. Jaten Dimsdale is Teddy Swims, but as he says, “I’m Jaten Dimsdale—we are Teddy... 

Video Feature & Exclusive Interview KATIE BOECK

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist:  KATIE BOECK Video:  “Making Some Room” KATIE BOECK RELEASES EMOTIONALLY INTUITIVE “MAKING SOME ROOM”    Katie Boeck has careened through several musical careers in the past decade. Shortly after graduating from UCLA with a degree in Musical Theater, Boeck formed a band and began playing open mic nights on Sunset Boulevard and LA’s West Side. This led to a surreal gig as the lead... 

Vide Feature & Interview MOLLY TUTTLE

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist:  MOLLY TUTTLE Video:  “She’s a Rainbow” (The Rolling Stones) MOLLY TUTTLE ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT STREAMING AT INSTRUMENTHEAD LIVE TONIGHT Award-Winning Guitarist-Songwriter to Preview New Record with Intimate, Unplugged Performance via acclaimed music Photographer Michael Weintrob’s New Virtual Concert Platform Molly Tuttle, one of the brightest guitarists and songwriters, will perform... 

Video Feature & Interview TERRI HENDRIX

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist:  TERRI HENDRIX (with LLOYD MAINES) Video:  “Talk to a Human”  TERRI HENDRIX WITH LLOYD MAINES FEATURED AT BLUE ROCK ALIVE! IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL CONCERT Terri Hendrix and legendary steel guitar player Lloyd Maines will be the featured artists this Thursday (August 27) at Blue Rock aLIVE!—a unique virtual summer concert series—featuring iconic Austin-based artists every Thursday this summer.... 

Video Feature & Web Interview LINDSEY LOMIS

Lindsey Lomis | Photo credit: Emma Delevante Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist:  LINDSEY LOMIS Video:  “Bones” LINDSEY LOMIS RELEASES EMOTIONALLY POWERFUL AND EMPOWERING “BONES”  Rising 17-year-old Nashville songstress Lindsey Lomis releases “Bones” from Altadena/Warner Records’ upcoming EP After generating millions of streams independently and garnering critical acclaim for her debut major label release “Feel”... 

Video feature & Interview BILLY CROCKETT

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician:  BILLY CROCKETT Song:  “That’s Something” (from In Session)  BILLY CROCKETT FEATURED AT BLUE ROCK ALIVE! IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL CONCERT Billy Crockett will be the featured artist this Thursday (August 13) at Blue Rock aLIVE!—a unique virtual summer concert series—featuring iconic Austin-based artists every Thursday this summer. Blue Rock’s innovation, quality and creativity is evidenced... 

Video Feature & Interview CARRIE RODRIGUEZ

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist: CARRIE RODRIGUEZ Video: “I Dreamed I Was Lola Beltrán” from the album Lola  CARRIE RODRIGUEZ FEATURED AT BLUE ROCK ALIVE! VIRTUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Carrie Rodriguez will be the featured artist this Thursday (August 6) at Blue Rock aLIVE!—a unique virtual summer concert series—featuring iconic Austin-based artists every Thursday this summer. Blue Rock is a good example of innovation,... 

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview Randy Travis

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist: RANDY TRAVIS Song: “Fool’s Love Affair” RANDY TRAVIS DEBUTS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED “FOOL’S LOVE AFFAIR” Randy Travis debuts his first never-before-heard single since his 2013 stroke, “Fool’s Love Affair.” It’s been 35 years since he recorded his first number one single, “On the Other Hand,” and even though his health is not as it once was—to this day he feels life is still... 

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview DAVID RAMIREZ

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist:  DAVID RAMIREZ Video:  “My Love is a Hurricane” – from the new album My Love is a Hurricane  DAVID RAMIREZ FEATURED AT BLUE ROCK ALIVE! VIRTUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES David Ramirez will be the featured artist this Thursday (July 30) at Blue Rock aLIVE!—a unique virtual summer concert series—featuring iconic Austin-based artists every Thursday this summer. Blue Rock is a good example... 

Song Premiere & Web-Exclusive Interview GREGG SGAR

Song Premiere & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist: GREGG SGAR Song: “Signs” https://soundcloud.com/greggsgar/signs-1/s-gKpUmniSjzu MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST GREGG SGAR PREMIERES “SIGNS” Never one to play by the rules, Gregg Sgar has found new and inventive ways to manifest the kind of music he wanted to create—on his own terms. On his new single “Signs,” he breathes inspiring words of hope onto the track: “Please believe the signs.... 

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview Walt Wilkins

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist:  WALT WILKINS Video:  “Poetry” – Concerts from Blue Rock LIVE TINA & WALT WILKINS FEATURED AT BLUE ROCK ALIVE! VIRTUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Tina & Walt Wilkins will be the featured artist this Thursday (July 23) at Blue Rock aLIVE!—a unique virtual summer concert series—featuring iconic Austin-based artists every Thursday this summer. Blue Rock is a good example of innovation,... 

Video & Web-Exclusive: MATT THE ELECTRICIAN

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist: MATT THE ELECTRICIAN Video: “I Will Do the Breathing” from the album Accidental Thief MATT THE ELECTRICIAN FEATURED AT BLUE ROCK ALIVE! VIRTUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES  Matt the Electrician will be the featured artist this Thursday (July 16) at Blue Rock aLIVE!—a unique virtual summer concert series—featuring iconic Austin-based artists every Thursday this summer. Blue Rock is a good example... 

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview RUTHIE FOSTER

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist: RUTHIE FOSTER Video: “Singing the Blues” from the new album Live at the Paramount THREE-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE RUTHIE FOSTER FEATURED FOR THE LAUNCH OF BLUE ROCK ALIVE! VIRTUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES This Thursday, July 9, Ruthie Foster is the featured artist to launch Blue Rock aLive!—a unique virtual summer concert series—featuring iconic Austin-based artists every Thursday this summer. You... 

VIDEO & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician: JOHN-ROBERT

VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician:  JOHN-ROBERT Music Video:  “Pelican”  John-Robert is a 19 year-old artist and producer who will release his debut EP Bailey Barely Knew Me on May 22, 2020 on Nice Life Recording Company / Warner Records—staking out fresh and unexpected new territory in contemporary pop that incorporates a wide range of influences, as seen with his yearning, acoustic-based “Adeline.” “I started... 

Album Premiere & Web-Exclusive Interview RACHAEL SAGE

Album Premiere & Web-Exclusive Interview Artist:  RACHAEL SAGE Video:  Exclusive Character Full-Album Stream M Music & Musicians magazine is proud to share the exclusive premiere of Rachael Sage’s forthcoming album Character, produced by Sage and Grammy winner Andy Zulla (Kelly Clarkson, Rod Stewart). Sage is an award-winning, singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer. Her latest collection, Character, was recorded while the beloved... 

Video + Web Exclusive Interview INDIA RAMEY

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician: INDIA RAMEY Video: “Snake Handler”  Blasting twin barrels of Americana noire and southern-gothic songwriting, India Ramey fires on all cylinders with her national debut, Snake Handler. Pentecostal churches, broken households, crooked family trees, forgotten pockets of the Deep South and domestic violence—all fill the album’s 10 songs, whose autobiographical lyrics pull from Ramey’s... 

Video & Web Exclusive Interview MITCH GALLAGHER

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician: MITCH GALLAGHER Album:Foundation Mitch Gallagher is a guitarist and composer. The tone on his new album Foundationis exceptional—a thing of beauty. But this is not simply another guitar album. He has combined guitars and piano with an amazing rhythm section and stellar horns. Gallagher was introduced to music as a child by his mother—who was herself a child recording artist with her siblings,... 

VIDEO / INTERVIEW JONATHA BROOKE

VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician: JONATHA BROOKE Song:  “Imposter” The acclaimed Jonatha Brooke will lead a Songwriting Retreat at Blue Rock Studioin Wimberley, Texas, June 14-16, 2019. There will be group sessions, performance opportunities and individual consultation. There are five sessions, plus song circle. All experience levels are welcome. The incredibly affordable price of $500 includes meals, and lodging is available... 

Video Premiere ERIK STUCKY

Musician:  ERIK STUCKY Premiere: “Good Vibrations” Songwriters: Erik Stucky & Tiffany Gassett Producer: Paul Allen SINGER-SONGWRITER ERIK STUCKY PREMIERES “GOOD VIBRATIONS” Erik Stucky releases first song and lyric video “Good Vibrations” from the upcoming album Good Vibrationsto be released June 21. Erik Stucky premieres “Good Vibrations” on Mmusicmag.com today. From the first beat of the drums to the last-breath horn drop... 

Streaming Premiere Rachael Sage

Musician:  RACHAEL SAGE Streaming Premiere:  Acoustic album PseudoMyopia Award-winning Rachael Sage Releases Acoustic Album PseudoMyopia In celebration of International Women’s Dayas well as Women’s History Month, award-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Rachael Sagehas released an acoustic version of her feminist anthem “Sistersong,” along with a fan-sourced video for her song “Spark.” Both songs appear... 

LESLIE ANN JONES Web-Exclusive Interview

LESLIE ANN JONES TO RECEIVE THE NAMM TEC HALL OF FAME AWARD  Leslie Ann Jones is a renowned recording engineer and pioneering producer and mixer who helped redefine the craft of engineering in the 1970s and 80s. She is well known for her long list of successful and award-winning projects. Starting her career at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles in 1975, she moved to Northern California in 1978 and joined David Rubinson and Fred Catero at The... 

THE FAB FAUX VIDEO PREMIERE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

VIDEO PREMIERE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musicians: THE FAB FAUX Video: LADY MADONNA Performance at SiriusXM Studios with The Hogshead Horns & The Crème Tangerine Strings Songwriters: Paul McCartney (Lennon-McCartney) THE FAB FAUX PERFORM THE BEATLES’ WHITE ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY The Fab Faux (Will Lee, Rich Pagano, Jimmy Vivino, Frank Agnello and Jack Petruzzelli) bring the Beatles’ records to the stage, note-for-note. Introducing... 

VIDEO INTERVIEW – MUSICIAN: LUKE HOLLAND

Musician:  LUKE HOLLAND Video Feature: Interview with M Music & Musicians magazine publisher,Merlin David LUKE HOLLAND ROCKS ROLAND’S #TOTALLYDRUMS EVENT Luke Holland gained incredible popularity for his unique YouTube videos. He started a YouTube channel when he was 16, and it’s now the fifth largest drum channel in the world. Over the past nine years, each of his videos has garnered between a few hundred thousand views to millions... 

VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW DESMOND CHILD

VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Songwriter:  DESMOND CHILD Video:  “Beautiful Now” by Zedd ft. Jon Bellion MULTI-PLATINUM HITMAKER DESMOND CHILD TO BE HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS ASCAP FOUNDERS AWARD AT 2018 ASCAP POP MUSIC AWARDS IN BEVERLY HILLS APRIL 23  2018 Marks Child’s 40th Year as an ASCAP Member ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will present Grammy Award winner and Songwriters Hall of Fame... 

Musician: STEPHEN BENNETT

Musician:  STEPHEN BENNETT Video:  “Reverie” Video Produced by TrueFire Stephen Bennett is one of the most prolific and original finger-style guitarists of his generation. He is also a leading exponent of the harp guitar. A challenging teacher, a gifted composer, and a performer of great sensitivity, the Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Association once referred to him as “the Jedi Master of Fingerstyle Guitar.” Bennett has performed around the... 

Video + Web-Exclusive Interview MY SILENT BRAVERY

VIDEO FEATURE & WEB-EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Musician: MY SILENT BRAVERY Video Feature:  “Girl You Think You Know” My Silent Bravery’s lead singer/writer Matthew Wade Confronts Social Media Pressures Facing Young Women In recent song “Girl You Think You Know” and new single “18,” Wade focuses on being comfortable with your true self—letting go of the perception of others, being happy with your own identity and not being afraid to own... 

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview Steve Weingart

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician:  STEVE WEINGART Video:  “Smile” STEVE WEINGART & RENEE JONES DEBUT NEW ALBUM OASIS AT 2018 WINTER NAMM  Steve Weingart’s musical journey began when his parents recognized his gift at the age of three, and sought out the best piano teacher in their home town of Dayton, Ohio. A critical foundation of classical studies followed. It allowed him to appreciate the complex compositions... 

Video & Web Exclusive Interview The Hit Men

Video Premiere & Web-Exclusive Interview Band:  THE HIT MEN Video:  “You Can’t Fight Love” Songwriters:  Jimmy Ryan & Mike Ragogna THE HIT MEN PREMIERE ORIGINAL SONG “YOU CAN’T FIGHT LOVE”  The Hit Men are musicians in a class all their own. They have played on 85 albums, many of them gold and multi-platinum. They are rock’s great sidemen. This lineup of stellar musicians leaps from the shadows to release a music video... 

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview Paula Cole

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician:  PAULA COLE Video:  “God Bless the Child” Songwriters:  Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. GRAMMY WINNER PAULA COLE ON HER NEW ALBUM, BALLADS, AND HER UPCOMING TOUR God Bless The Child – Paula Cole 2017 from AIA on Vimeo. Grammy winner, Lilith Fair star Paula Cole re-emerges with a stunning new album and a fresh perspective. Turning 50 in April 2018, Cole is reflective and grateful,... 

Video Feature MINDI ABAIR AND THE BONESHAKERS

Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers, Hollywood, California. 22 April 2017. Video Feature Musician:  MINDI ABAIR AND THE BONESHAKERS Video:  “Run Run Rudolph”  MINDI ABAIR AND THE BONESHAKERS’ VIDEO “RUN RUN RUDOLPH” Here’s a Holiday treat from Mindi Abair, one of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists—who is also a two-time Grammy nominee. She has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances... 

Video & Web-Exclusive Interview CHARLES BILLINGSLEY

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician:  CHARLES BILLINGSLEY Video:  “Silver Bells”  CHARLES BILLINGSLEY SCORES RADIO HIT WITH “SILVER BELLS” FROM NEW ALBUM IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN Singer-songwriter Charles Billingsley is currently enjoying success with his new holiday album It’s Christmas Time Again, recently released on Crest Music. After debuting at #3 on the iTunes Top 5 Holiday albums, his single “Silver... 

Video+Web Exclusive Interview Robert Earl Keen

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician:  ROBERT EARL KEEN Video:  “Merry Christmas from the Family”  ROBERT EARL KEEN’S SIXTH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOUR WITH NEW LOOK, COUNTRY-ROCK INFLUENCE Robert Earl Keen is presenting his most extensive holiday tour yet with the all-new REK’s Fam-O-Lee Back to the Country Jamboree. Now in its sixth year, Keen’s holiday tours have become a family tradition in his native Texas and beyond. The... 

Track Premiere + Exclusive Interview ED ROMANOFF

Track Premiere & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician:  ED ROMANOFF Track Premiere:  “Less Broken Now” Photo credit Shervin Lainez Ed Romanoff worked alongside producer Simone Felice (The Lumineers) to record his sophomore album The Orphan King at Felice’s barn studio just miles down the road in Palenville, NY. The pair corralled an impressive roster of collaborators to appear on the album including Romanoff’s longtime friend and touring... 

Video+Exclusive Interview LINDSEY STIRLING

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician:  LINDSEY STIRLING Video:  CHRISTMAS C’MON LINDSEY STIRLING RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FROM FIRST HOLIDAY ALBUM, WARMER IN THE WINTER Lindsey Stirling Embarks On A Multi-City Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour Warmer in the Winter, the first Holiday album from critically acclaimed electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling, was released on October 20, 2017—on Lindseystomp Music / Concord Records. The... 

Video+Exclusive Interview TIM O’BRIEN

Video Feature & Web-Exclusive Interview Musician:  TIM O’BRIEN Performers:  Tim O’Brien & Jan Fabricius Songwriter:  Bill Withers  Tim O’Brien is a well-respected Grammy Award-winning musician and songwriter who can weave a tale with his intricate style of playing a wide variety of instruments, including guitars, fiddles and mandolins. Where the River Meets the Road, released in the spring of 2017, celebrates the music of O’Brien’s... 
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