The San Fransisco-based rootsy folk outfit has released Shake Me Now, via Compass Records, a 12-song collection of somber stories and sultry swagger. Maria Quiles’ smokey vocals fit Rory Cloud’s gentle tenor in a celestial match made in harmony heaven. Ease yourself into a relaxing weekend with this new gem.
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We have a big ol’ Americana crush on troubadour David Luning, who released this gritty new album last month. In one moment, he’s kicking up desert dust with rowdy rockers, and in the next, he’s holding our hearts in his bare hands. You’d never in a million years guess that this classically-trained John Prine devotee never even experienced folk or country music until he was in college. Swoon.
Greg Wickham – If I Left This World
If I Left This World is the first new album in 15 years from Kansas City based singer-songwriter, who along with his brother Fred founded the critically-acclaimed Americana/roots music band Hadacol. You’ll get reeled in from the very beginning–the emotive energy never wanes through country-tinged barroom bangers, folky heartland rock, and grassy groovers. Don’t miss a chance to embark on this jangly journey.