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‘Fall For You’
Singer/songwriter/instrumentalist, Alisa McCance, is set to release her debut album, Crossing Rivers, produced by country music legend Radney Foster.
Crossing Rivers an Americana/Country album with Bluegrass influences. Alisa co-wrote a number of the songs with Radney and her husband Greg Bieck (known for Hall & Oates, Little Big Town), to name a few. The album features guest vocals by friends Marcus Hummon, Greg Barnhill, Chris Roberts, Joanna Janet and Steven McMorran.
Though Alisa is announcing her debut album, she is not new to the country music scene. She has shared the stage with some of country music’s finest, such as Luke Bryan, Alison Krauss, Josh Turner, Ken Johnson, Gary Nichols and respectfully, Radney Foster at the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium. Alisa has been the featured opening act for Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Clay Walker, Asleep at the Wheel, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and was the featured violinist in Keith Urban’s tour video.
‘Days of Harmony’
Joemayk is a guitarist, singer-songwriter and music producer of Venezuelan origin, he began his musical career as soloist under the name of Aaron Avanish in 1999 with his simple “Dame”, in 2006 he decided to move to Madrid where he published his first work “A pasos desiertos” which gets an excellent acceptance in 2009, in 2013 he published two new singles “Como los gigantes” and “Contigo pa’ siempre” in 2016 JoeMayk moves to London and decides to change the direction of his career composing in English his ep “Love” composed of 7 songs, in 2018 he decides to change his artistic name in the search of his true style and his new name adopting his first name joined to his second name Joemayk and publishes his work “Drive Somewhere” which he expresses is a moment of change through which he goes. In 2019 he released his third musical work animal soul, an ep composed of 5 songs in which he shows his influence towards the genres heartland rock, Glam rock and Soft Rock.
Our Man In The Field
‘Great White Hope’
Think of Our Man In The Field – AKA Alexander Ellis – as an independent correspondent, with his works dispatches from his travels. So classically crafted are Ellis’ songs that you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve heard Our Man In The Field somewhere before. He and his brilliant band of pedal steel, guitar, banjo, upright bass and drums (with fine harmony backing vocals) take inspiration from the alt-Americana and Caledonian soul stylings of Van Morrison, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ryan Adams and Wilco. His own sound is indefinable yet familiar- its introspective, intimate and deeply soulful style stands comfortably alongside modern day artists Ray LaMontagne, Damien Rice, Foy Vance and Joe Purdy.
In a year when creativity has taken on new forms, one thing stands out.
Getting back to basics.So recording an album on a 1969 Ampex 440, analogue 4-track tape machine, somehow makes sense in a global pandemic. That’s exactly what folk, blues influenced singer-songwriter Miguel Rios to do in July 2020.
But, this ain’t your average story. There’s something haunting here too.
Miguel’s songs reveal his childhood experiences growing in Far Northern Australia. It’s classic song writing craftsmanship with stripped back arrangements, all captured in live performances onto tape.
The artistic vision – make an authentic, honest and timeless sounding record.
And if you’re going to embrace the reclusive nature of the times, why not set yourself a deadline of less than 2 weeks to complete it!
music connects us all. songs are a safe place to share truth. takes a long time to get past pain –
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers have been making original Americana & Gospel music in the Greater Los Angeles area for over 10 years. Our music has reached audiences at Austin City Limits, High Sierra Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and can be heard on network televisions shows including Suits.
The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers have been busy taking advantage of the start to the new year, and have recorded a brand new collection of songs & stories that we are incredibly excited to share with you. These songs emerged from a 2-year long writing project, and are some of the most honest, versatile original music we’ve ever made.
In between the sonic landscapes of large melancholias pop like The National, old americana, folk and even gospel, Swedish duo POOLS found their sound. Combining these elements with electronic noises and equally striking as compelling vocals they certainly found something of their own. These lullaby like songs will draw you in and follow you through the day in an almost ghostly way.
Sam Kaiser is a 20 year-old singer-songwriter from Hong Kong who now splits his time between there and Kingston, Ontario. His approach to music has always been multifaceted, reflective of his mixed heritage and upbringing across the world. He explores themes of love, longing, and hope while acknowledging growth and his own perception of the world around him. His intricate fingerpicking and layers of guitar and vocals complement his stripped-back style, which is ever evolving, much like him. Sam describes his sound as warm, comforting, honest, introspective, and heartfelt. His welcoming and intimate vibe defines who he is as an artist.
London-based singer/songwriter Marie Naffah joins the dots between Florence and The Machine and Aretha Franklin via insightful wordplay inspired by musical poets like Leonard Cohen and Alex Turner. The product is a sound and groove that’s entirely her own: captivating lyricism wrapped in a soaring delivery that manages to straddle the line between timeless and contemporary.
Marie Naffah was named MTV’s Unsigned Artist of the Year before even releasing her first song. Now five singles in, she has done more than most: from delivering her own TED Talk and touring the US to scoring a movie for the BFI Female Film Festival. Her recent string of sold-out London shows included iconic venues such as Omeara, The Lexington, Camden Assembly and Ronnie Scott’s.
In 2019, Marie took a road trip across the US. The journey proved pivotal in her development as an artist, inspiring her to create a new batch of songs that sit “halfway between London and Americana…new contemporary music with a brush of soul”. The resulting material is an EP recorded with Simon Byrt (Pixx, Charlotte OC, Babeheaven) and Neil Comber on mixing (Florence and the Machine, Glass Animals, Charlie XCX).
First single ‘The Cage’ was released July 2020 – described by Atwood Magazine as “a single whose message is as liberating as the soundscapes surrounding it”. Follow up ‘California’ dropped October 2020 and more is on the way.
‘For Nick Drake’
Grace Gillespie is a London-based artist and producer originally from Devon, who spent much of 2017 touring as part of 4AD’s Pixx. Her early demo of ‘Restoration’ saw her tipped to Q Magazine by Newton Faulkner and, following re-recording, the track is now set for it’s formal release. Her sound takes influences from the folk, psych and dream-pop traditions, providing a backdrop to her intriguing vocal melodies, shifting harmonies and introspective lyricism.
Photo Credits: Gary Gillette
Compiled by: Christos Doukakis