Award winning singer/songwriter, Tokyo Rosenthal, will be honored by Ireland's The Gathering Clare on May 10th in Killaloe, County Clare, for writing and recording "Killaloe". Rosenthal wrote and recorded the tune about the town that his Aunt and Uncle called home in the late 70's and early 80's. Tokyo returned there this past September for a live performance and that inspired the song which appears on his latest CD, "Tokyo's Fifth".
After four years of playing shows and gaining fans in the Bay Area and beyond, San Francisco band Biv and the Mnemonics is proud to release their 2nd full-length album, "The Pace", on April 16th, 2013. The band, formerly known as Roy G Biv & The Mnemonic Devices, has produced a ten-track collection of quality songs and energetic harmonies evocative of the great folk-tinged rock of the past, while providing their own unique energy that can't be resisted. "The Pace" is an exciting and imminently listenable album; it's warm, full of catchy melodies and hooks, and brimming with well-thought-out harmonies and eclectic instrumentation.
Americana music artist Sugarman, will be releasing his second album "After The Blackout", a collection of well-crafted songs that reflects Noah Sugarman's heart and soul from his past and rumination. Sugarman's debut release on the Unison Music Label in 2009 "Art Of Starting A Fire" received rave reviews from fans and music critics alike. "After The Blackout" is scheduled for release on March 12, 2013 in the US and a heavy touring schedule will begin March 8th that will take Noah and his band throughout markets in the Mid-West, South, and parts of the Eastern territories of the US. A European tour is also in the works to coincide with the Euro release.
Provogue Records (a division of Mascot Label Group) is pleased to announce the UK release of Eric Johnson’s special edition album "Up Close - Another Look" on Monday 1st April. The album coincides with Johnson’s nationwide UK tour which starts at London’s Shepherd Bush Empire on Wednesday 3rd April (tour dates listed below).
Rock & Sock Records announced today that they are releasing "Tokyo's Fifth" by their recording artist, Tokyo Rosenthal. Appropriately titled, this is Rosenthal's fifth album on the Rock & Sock label, and number five in only six years. The record includes 9 new original tunes penned by "Toke" and a rare cover of Lennon and McCartney's "Helter Skelter". Also included on the new CD is a video of the album's first single, "What Did I Used To Be?", which went "mini-viral". This is Tokyo's latest release since the critically acclaimed "Who Was That Man?" from 2011. That album made the Top 10 on most Americana Charts.
A new Bob Dylan album is always hailed with anticipation and lots of praise. Despite his 71 years, Bob is still around making albums and giving live shows. I totally like that thing, but we should also keep in mind that a legendary artist such as Dylan must know how to protect himself and when to step down. No one can argue that Dylan is and will always be considered as the father of “poetic rock”. His early works have already become classics so I do not think that he needs to prove anything anymore. But what’s the point in going on further especially when there’s nothing left to offer? Going on after that certain point can only ruin some of your “untouchable” personality and music.
Eric Johnson, the celebrated American electric guitarist, hailed by Joe Bonamassa as “one of the greatest guitar players of all time,” returns to the UK in 2013 for a tour that kicks off at the London o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 3rd April.
The 6-date tour will showcase material from his current album "Up Close", as well as from his rich back catalogue, including the classic "Cliffs of Dover".
One of the most talked about Country singles of the summer is ironically not from a band out of the USA but from of all places Sweden! Miss Anderson is a Swedish rock band with influences that range from 70s and 80s rock, American west coast rock and contemporary American country music. The music is inspired by artists such as Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, the Eagles, Journey and Bon Jovi, and is described as “a rock sound spiced with country, storytelling and with straight and honest lyrics”.
Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom, best known for her 2006 No.1 hit single "I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)", is pleased to confirm the August 27th release of her fourth studio album "Flesh and Blood". Produced by the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, and featuring a rare due with Buffy Sainte-Marie, the album and was recorded at 16 Tons studio, Nashville, Tennessee, making it Sandi’s fourth album following 2010’s critically acclaimed "Merchants and Thieves".
"Rusty Miles" takes you on a musical journey within American music and culture with its 12 tracks firmly covering Rock, Blues, Country and lot more.
The main theme of the album is the journey itself, the road that leads us to a woman's love, the countryside enlightened by an angel and a child, the miles that still keep us far from our city, destroyed by an hurricane.