AWARD-WINNING GALWAY QUARTET WE BANJO 3 ANNOUNCE THEIR “EARTH & SKY” 2018 U.S. SPRING TOUR

GALWAY, Ireland — WE BANJO 3 will kick off their “Earth & Sky” tour in the U.S. on February 9th in Kent, Washington, culminating with a two night stint at The Ark in Ann Arbor in late March. Beginning March 8th, We Banjo 3 will be joined by Scottish band TALISK, who were recently named “Folk Band Of The Year 2017” at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

We Banjo 3 is one of most innovative and highly respected bands in Ireland today and includes two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley.  Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, percussion and vocals, their sound is an infectious blend of traditional Irish Music with Americana, bluegrass, and a hint of pop, affectionately described as “Celtgrass.” Read more…

GUITARIST STEPHANE WREMBEL TO RELEASE THE DJANGO EXPERIMENT III ON JANUARY 23, 2018, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BIRTHDAY OF LEGENDARY GYPSY JAZZ GUITARIST DJANGO REINHARDT

CD RELEASE SHOW TO BE HELD AT JOE’S PUB IN NYC ON JANUARY 23RD

New York, NY – Award-winning guitarist Stephane Wrembel, specialized in the Django Reinhardt style, will release The Django Experiment III on his own Water Is Life Records on January 23, 2018, which marks the 108th anniversary of the birth of Reinhardt, who is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.

Wrembel is most known for his Grammy Award winning composition “Bistro Fada,” the theme song from the 2011 Woody Allen Oscar Award-winning movie, Midnight In Paris (2012 Grammy Award winner for best soundtrack).  Subsequently, Wrembel was hand-selected by award winning composer/producer Hans Zimmer to perform at the 2012 Academy Awards® as part of his “All Star Band.”  Wrembel has contributed music to two other Allen films, commercials, and TV and has both a Clio Award and Grammy Award under his belt.  Read more…

CHARLOTTE-BASED DUO AMIGO TO RELEASE MITCH EASTER-RECORDED FULL-LENGTH ALBUM, AND FRIENDS, ON JANUARY 26, 2018

CHARLOTTE, NC—The Charlotte-based trio, AMIGO, will release their 2nd full-length self-produced recording, And Friends, on CD and vinyl on their own Carlisle Beauregard Records on January 26, 2018.

Amigo comprises lead singer and songwriter Slade Baird on guitar and harmonica, Adam Phillips on percussion and vocals, and Thomas Alverson on bass guitar and vocals.   Their unique, raucous blend of Americana, pop, and rock, with a hint of psychedelia and punk rock, is downright infectious.  Baird’s clever sense of wordplay in his lyrics adds an element of fun missing in much of today’s music.

The follow-up to their highly praised 2014 release, Might Could, the 8 new original songs and a John Prine cover on And Friends were engineered and mixed by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Let’s Active) at Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, NC, with additional recording with John Plymale (Meat Puppets, Dexter Romweber) at Overdub Lane in Durham, NC.  It was mastered by Dave Harris (Tift Merritt, Southern Culture On The Skids) at Studio B in Charlotte.  The guest players include: Eddie Garcia (guitars), Nathan Golub (pedal steel, dobro), Aaron Phillips (woodwinds), Jay Shirley (Hammond organ, Vox Jaguar, piano, Chamberlin) and John Teer (mandolin, fiddle).

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SKATE MOUNTAIN RECORDS TO RELEASE COTTON FIELDS AND BLOOD FOR DAYS FROM MOBILE-BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER ABE PARTRIDGE ON JANUARY 26, 2018

MOBILE, AL–November 21,2017–Skate Mountain Records is proud to announce the release of Cotton Fields and Blood For Days, the second full-length recording from the Mobile, Alabama-based singer/songwriter ABE PARTRIDGE, on January 26, 2018. “Colors”, the first single from the recording, was released on November 17, 2017.

Partridge is one of the most respected songwriters on the burgeoning Mobile music scene.  Ranging from the earthy to the surreal, from the spiritual light to the depths of depression, the 8 original songs come together with a gripping intensity. Partridge draws listeners in with a combination of southern gothic storytelling and a dark humor reminiscent of the late Townes Van Zandt – delivered in a gravelly tone that conjures up images of Tom Waits in his barstool warming days.  The album closes with a stirring rendition of the traditional song “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down” that would make Screamin’ Jay Hawkins proud.

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