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ERIC GALES – MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

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LEFT-HANDED GUITAR PHENOMENON ERIC GALES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM MIDDLE OF THE ROAD Eric Gales just may be the ultimate under-the-radar superstar in rock history. Throughout his 25 years as a professional musician, he’s been termed a child prodigy, “the most underrated guitarist in history,” and even the successor to Jimi Hendrix. He’s released 13 studio albums under his name to date, played with fellow greats ranging from Eric Johnson to Carlos Santana, and contributed to a variety of projects showcasing his ability to command virtually any musical genre with ease. “I’m humbly proud for the notoriety,” Gales says of his contrasting high critical acclaim and relatively low-key public image. “God will make way for people to know who I am, just by me doing what it is I’m supposed to be doing. It’s happening how it’s supposed to be happening.” Indeed, this year may just be the time for it to happen: ...

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JETHRO TULL – THE STRING QUARTETS

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Formed in 1968, Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies. After undertaking more than 3000 concerts in 40 countries throughout four decades, Tull has played typically 100-plus concerts each year to longstanding, as well as new fans worldwide. Nearly 50 years later, to help commemorate the momentous occasion, Ian Anderson and Tull are set to release Jethro Tull - The String Quartets, a collection of 12 Tull classics re-imagined in the classical sense. For the first time ever, Tull fans, and classical music connoisseurs alike,can enjoy hearing timeless hits from the groups vast catalog performed by astring quartet. “Aquafugue (Aqualung)” for example, starts with the recognizable six note theme before continuing to follow the rules of a fugue. A subject, counter subject and an accompanying counterpoint all alternating between the tonicand dominant keys. “Loco (Locomotive Breath)” begins with a cello cadenza inspired by thewriting of J.S. ...

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PAUL MCCARTNEY – FLOWERS IN THE DIRT

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PAUL MCCARTNEY – FLOWERS...

Flowers In The Dirt .. The tenth release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection! Personally supervised by Paul McCartney + Newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios One of the most critically acclaimed albums of the eighties, nominated for both BRIT and Grammy Awards, Flowers In The Dirt saw Paul McCartney team up with Elvis Costello to co‐write a third of the album (‘My Brave Face’, ‘You Want Her Too’, ‘Don’t Be Careless Love’ and ‘That Day is Done’) as well as boasting production credits from producers such as Mitchell Froom, Trevor Horn, David Foster, Steve Lipson, Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney himself. Pink Floyd guitar legend David Gilmour makes an appearance on ‘We Got Married’ and George Martin’s string arrangement on ‘Put It There’ is amongst the many album highlights The Flowers In The Dirt Deluxe Edition Box Set will undoubtedly be yet another crown jewel in the collection of any Paul McCartney fan. In addition to its wealth ...

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CIRCA WAVES – DIFFERENT CREATURES

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Circa Waves have announced their eagerly anticipated new album Different Creatures, set for release through Virgin EMI internationally on March 24, 2017. Lead track “Wake Up” is a juttering, barbed statement‐of‐intent that sees walls of fuzzed guitars jostling for space with lead singer Kieran Shudall’s trademark melodies, re‐introducing the world to a band ready to push their sound forward and claim their place at the top table of UK guitar bands. Co‐produced by Alan Moulder (The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins), Different Creatures is the grittier, ‘night time’ counterpart to the breezy summer vibes of its Top 10 predecessor Young Chasers, exuding a newfound swagger. Shaped by Shudall’s perceptive songwriting ability Different Creatures showcases a disenchantment with the world he sees. Circa Waves are now a louder and more vital band, nudging their sonic palette into a territory shared with rock heavyweights such as Arctic Monkeys and Queens Of The Stone Age. Of the new single, ...

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THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER – APOCALIPSTICK

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Mastered by Brian Lucey’s Magic Garden (The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Dr. Dog, Chet Faker, Lucinda Williams, Ray Lamontagne, David Lynch, The Shins) Apocalipstick is the follow up to 2014’s A Real Fine Mess, which gained several awards and nominations: ‘Blues Album of the Year’ nomination (Junos 2014), ‘Blues Album of the Year’ and ‘Alternative Album of the Year’ (WCMA’s 2015). Their previous release Checkered Past won the ‘Blues Act of the Year’ (SiriumXM Indies 2013) “HarpAxe” have played their fair share of festivals, including: Winnipeg Folk Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, Calgary Folk Fest, Montréal Jazz Fest, Vancouver Jazz Fest, Festival D’Été de Québec, and Regina Folk Fest.    

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TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND – LIVE FROM THE FOX

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Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband‐and‐wife team of singer‐guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, have grown into one of the most deeply skilled and admired musical ensembles in the world. 2016 was the 12‐piece juggernaut’s most impressive and successful year to date. Loaded with triumphant follow‐ups and notable firsts‐ from headlining the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to performances in seven countries abroad and multiple‐night sellouts in major cities across the U.S., including a six‐night stint at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, to a second annual “Wheels of Soul” summer amphitheater tour‐ the group played more shows and sold more tickets than in any year of their six‐year history; not to mention releasing their third studio album, Let Me Get By, produced by Derek Trucks with songs written for the first time as an ensemble, praised by Rolling Stone for its “Stax‐Volt funk muscle and jazzy New Orleans elegance,” and by the Associated Press, who ...

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SPOON – HOT THOUGHTS

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SPOON – HOT THOUGHTS

The ten songs on Hot Thoughts run the gamut from the kaleidoscopic opening title track (as tone-setting as say, “Dirty Mind” for the album it commences) through the gargantuan stomp of “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” and ubiquitous wiry hooks of “Can I Sit Next To You" to the bittersweetness of “I Ain’t The One” and the deadpan swing of “Tear It Down” — less the telling of an apocalyptic vision and more what Daniel describes as a song about “empathy for strangers.” Without question, the prior works of Daniel, drummer Jim Eno, bassist Rob Pope and no-longer-a-secret weapon Alex Fischel have scaled some lofty heights (from 1996 debut LP Telephono, 1998’s A Series Of Sneaks, 2001’s Girls Can Tell, 2002’s Kill The Moonlight, 2005’s recently reissued in deluxe 10th anniversary grandeur Gimme Fiction, through the trifecta of U.S. Top 10 albums that was Ga Ga Ga Ga ...

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JOHANNA SILLANPAA – FROM THIS SIDE

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It’s smart, it’s soulful, it’s jazz. For every style of music that Johanna Sillanpaa explores, there’s a vibrant color in her voice to match. Sillanpaa’s vocals are expertly clear, gently raw, and yet intensely bold. She performs thoughtful jazz you can dig your heels into. She and her ensemble have played everywhere from intimate jazz joints across North America and Europe all the way to performing in front of the 60,000-plus crowds of the Montreal Jazz Festival. Beyond filling venues in Canada and abroad, Sillanpaa’s previous solo albums have also drawn their fair share of accolades and award nominations. Johanna’s music has garnered 2007 and 2012 nominations for Western Canadian Music Awards as well as Best Female Vocalist and Group/Duo of the Year at the 2010 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. There’s no mistaking that this highly acclaimed Swedish-born artist has truly come into her own with her latest solo album ‘From This Side.’ The recording features Canadian JUNO ...

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JUDAH AND THE LION – FOLK HOP N’ ROLL

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YEARS BEFORE FORMING ONE OF NASHVILLE'S MOST GENRE-BENDING BANDS, THE MEMBERS OF JUDAH & THE LION GREW UP IN SEPARATE CORNERS OF THE U.S., LISTENING TO EVERY TYPE OF MUSIC THAT CAME THEIR WAY. THEY LOVED IT ALL: THE TWANG OF FOLK, THE BEAT OF HIP-HOP, THE DRIVE OF ROCK & ROLL, THE PUNCH OF POP. LATER, AFTER COLLEGE BROUGHT ALL FOUR MUSICIANS TO TENNESSEE, IT ONLY MADE SENSE TO COMBINE THOSE DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS - AND DIFFERENT SOUNDS - TOGETHER, TO CLAIM TO THE SELF-CREATED GENRE "FOLK HOP". TEAMING UP WITH PRODUCER DAVE COBB (JASON ISBELL, CHRIS STAPLETON) AGAIN, THE BAND'S SECOND FULL-LENGTH ALBUM "FOLK HOP N ROLL" RELEASES MARCH 17, WITH WHAT WILL BE A COAST-TO-COAST SELL OUT HEADLINE TOUR TO FOLLOW. WITH TWO SOLD OUT SCANDINAVIAN TOURS UNDER THEIR BELT IN 2015, THE BAND HAS FUTURE PLANS TO TOUR INTERNATIONALLY THIS COMING YEAR. DELUXE ALBUM CONTAINS 4 NEW STUDIO TRACKS “TAKE IT ALL BACK” PEAKED AT #7 CANADA AND #1 ...

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BUSH – BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOWS

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BUSH – BLACK AND WHITE...

Multi-platinum rock band BUSH release their much-anticipated album BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOWS March 17th on Caroline. Written, recorded and produced by vocalist Gavin Rossdale, the follow-up to 2014’s Man on the Run includes lead single “Mad Love” and the sweeping “Lost In You.” BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada and compiled 18 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts. The band’s North American headline tour kicks off May 4.  

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