Well, we survived a fire in the apartment two doors down yesterday that totally destroyed it and caused damage to two other apartments. Mucho thanks to the Fire Department for getting it out and limiting the damage.
Planning on heading down to Oklahoma next week to see my brother who just returned from a year in Iraq. Looking forward to the beautiful trip through Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Texas on my way to Lawton, Oklahoma. When I get back I’ll be heading out on tour with Jerad Finck for three weeks. Our first show is October 16 in Shoreline, Washington, where we will share the stage with Polly O’Keary & the Rhythm Method, winners of the Best Blues Band from the LA Music Critic Awards for the first half of 2017. We currently have shows scheduled in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Murrieta, San Diego and Missoula, and hope to add a few more along the way.
KELLY McGRATH TO TOUR UK AND EUROPE
Fresh off the release of her new video for “All That I Want,” Nashville’s own Kelly McGrath has signed with U Management and will be embarking on a tour of UK and Europe during October and November. For more details, subscribe to her email list by visiting her Facebook page to sign up. She’s doing a music video release/farewell show in Nashville on September 28 at The Family Wash. Don’t miss your chance to see her before she leaves on tour.
Here’s the latest single, “Secret Crush,” from Bay Area electropop band PARENTZ. It has a great vibe that’s perfect for your Monday morning. Please let us know what you think.
Speaking of great vibes, check out “Right Now,” the stunning new single from Becca Richardson. We simply love her voice and this single, and can’t wait until she releases her album. We’ll be reviewing it for sure.
For something totally different, check out “Final Step” from Jason Crosby. It has a very strong Grateful Dead vibe that should strike a chord with those who love classic rock ballads.
NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
Our first new video this week continues in the mellow vein of the preceding artist. Brandon Bonine brings us a simple request: “Remember my Name.” We love the guitar and the sentiment. This is his debut single – please let us know what you think.
Mellow seems to be the mood of the day. Please check out the deep bass vocals of The New Faith in their video for “Fritter Away.” The musical accompaniment is amazing and the videography is superb. What do you think?
We close out this week with the first official video from Boomerang, the new album from Blue Élan artist Chelsea Williams. This one is guaranteed to get your Monday off to a great start. Please enjoy “Lonely Girl,” an Americana instant classic!