Black Magic Piano – Jump Right In (Spotify)

“Black magic piano is the indipendently released debut album of the homonym group that creates a unique ambient through neoclassical approach to music. Jump right in is a beautifuly orchestrated track with deep warm vocals embelissed with piano and guitar solos”

The first single from an independently released debut album. The visual album premiered on Amazon in October here:

This Frontier Needs Heroes – Go With the Flow (Spotify)

“Brad Lauretti the indie folk singer – songwriter behinde The frontier needs heroes is bringing us his latest piece called Go with the flow a pleasant ballad that infuse all human emotions from humor, love to heartbreaking sadness”

“Go With the Flow” was the first song written for the new album at Stetson Kennedy’s house in Fruit Cove, FL at the historical park where Brad wrote his last album “Real Job.” (2016) He was going to handle his new life as a true solo artist with a positive spin. The idea was inspired by North Florida’s beautiful fresh water springs where you can rent a tube on the side of the road and float downstream. It is an upbeat song, about when life hands you challenges sometimes it is best to just sit back relax and see where life takes you.

“Go With the Flow” is the 5th full length album from award winning singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti. This new collection of 10 songs was written mostly in Nashville, TN. After his last album “Real Job” (2016) was released Brad toured across Europe and Canada by himself, left Florida, moved to Nashville, and finished writing the songs for this album from a balcony in Barcelona.

“Go With the Flow” was recorded in Dalton, MA at the Stationery Factory by Johnny Irion (Producer, Mixing and Engineer) on a Studer Tape Machine previously owned by Jackson Browne, which Johnny shipped across the country. Brad and Johnny formed a spirited collaboration that included Johnny on Background Vocals, Electric Guitar, Piano, Organ and drummer Brian Kantor (Fruit Bats, Vetiver) with songwriter Wes Buckley on Bass, and Rory Verbrugge on pedal steel to create a classic analog sound.

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, but with stints in Nashville and Jacksonville, FL Brad is known for his DIY tenacity and extremely entertaining intimate live shows. Whether it is a house concert, a listening room, or a streaming concert. Over the last few years he has traversed North America and Europe including Canada and Scandinavia and even played concerts in Colombia and Tunisia. One night with Brad will run the gamut of all human emotions from humour, hedonism, activism and heartbreaking sadness. From folk-rock anthems, to indie folk, flares of cosmic americana, psychedelic, alt-country, to straight up storytelling sometimes you get it all in one song. Influenced by classic songwriters like JJ Cale, John Prine, Billy Bragg, Kris Kristofferson, and Townes Van Zandt his timeless songs mix love, humor, and protest seamlessly to get you through the tough times.

Let It Pass (Video)

“Despite all the hardships of this year, Travis Shallow came back early this summer with a masterfully performed guitar ballad and his characteristic warm voice to take us on an introvert travel in the magnificent sounds of rock ‘en roll”

Take one listen to North Carolina native, Travis Shallow’s work and it is no wonder that he has amassed fans from his opening spots with legendary Gregg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Marcus King Band, Jerry Joseph, Todd Snider, and fellow native North Carolina band, American Aquarium.Travis Shallow is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and recording artist.Shallow started his career as a solo artist in 2002 playing every dive bar and club that would book him. He quickly developed a loyal following which allowed him to further explore the thriving North Carolina music scene. Soon after, he formed the alternative country band, A Few Good Liars, with whom he recorded a studio album in 2011 titled, Battered Wooden Body, at Tweed Recording Studio in Oxford, MS.In 2012, Shallow left A Few Good Liars and started writing and recording songs that would later be released as his first solo self-titled album, Travis Shallow, to regional critical acclaim in the southeastern United States.Shallow went back to Tweed Recording Studio with Andrew Ratcliffe engineering to record his solo debut album. This solo album was acoustically driven with an accompanying band to highlight the songwriting and lyrical prowess.After the release of his self-titled album in March 2016, Shallow took the show to the people performing intimate shows, stripped down with him and an acoustic guitar. While doing so, Shallow wrote a new batch of songs that was miles away from another solo acoustic album and set out to put together a backing band for the studio sessions. He reached out to longtime friends and trusted heavy hitters whose familiar chemistry quickly turned into his full-time road band, The Deep End. The result was clear and titled- The Great Divide. The Great Divide was featured in Relix Magazine and the single “River That Sings” made it’s radio debut on the Americana Charts. Shallow has now stripped down the musician line up and returned back to his acoustic roots. He often plays with Bob Russell accompanying on guitar and (before the pandemic) playing intimate seated listening rooms where the song itself is king. “Let It Pass” is out now on Cavity Search Records and a studio album is scheduled for release in the fall.

Victor Dahlberg – Tipsy (Spotify)

Tipsy is that bright instrumental vocal song that will motivate you for a fine new day with no shades in your life.

Victor Dahlberg is a 27 years old musician and a composer from Stockholm.

This song Tipsy is one of eight songs on Victors new album called Letters from Spain.

Victor lives in Spain, and made this album during the corona pandemic. He did that by sending files back and forth to Dahlberg Audio in Sweden, where the additional music was recorded such as drums, horns, base, piano, guitars and choir, original played by professional musicians.

Victors song and guitars was recorded in Spain. Victor composes most of his songs on guitar and piano, and the lyrics is all about his life. The first concert he attended was at a small music festival north of Stockholm, he played mandolin in an Americana style of band just for the festival. The band members was family and friends, and Victor was only 10 years old. I think it was the start of something that has evolved to what it is today.

Victor has a broad range of interest in music and are inspired by various styles such as Pop, Rock, Jazz, Country. He has played a lot around Sweden as a troubadour. “The feeling of having an audience that interact with me is a pure joy” he said. “The pandemic has put a halt to live performing although the longing of playing live with fellow musicians are great” He hope to be able to play live sometime in the fall this year. The planning of that is somewhat in progress.

The musicians: Victor Dahlberg: Song, Guitar, choir Jerk Olenius: Piano. Jonne Bentlöv: Trumpet and Flugelhorn. Björn Jansson: Base clarinet, Baritone, Tenor and Alt Saxophone Daniel Fredriksson: Drums and Percussion Moussa Fadera: Drums Fredrik Nilsson: Upright base Stefan Dahlberg: Guitar, Mandolin, Base, Choir Producers: Stefan Dahlberg and Victor Dahlberg

Recording and Mix: Stefan Dahlberg at Dahlberg Audio
Mastering and Mix: Fredrik Martinsson at Gig studios
Graphic design: Ida Dahlberg

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