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STREAM: Mile Twelve, 'Onwards'Artist: Mile Twelve Hometown: Boston, MA Album: Onwards Release Date: October 27, 2017 In Their Words: "The past two years have been an exciting time of progress and productivity for Mile Twelve. After extensive bouts of touring, hours upon hours of meticulous songwriting sessions, more rehearsals than any of us can…
PremieresOct 11, 2017

Artist: The Wailin’ JennysHometown: Winnipeg, MB / Accord, NY / Victoria, BCSong: “Boulder to Birmingham” Album: FifteenRelease Date: October 27, 2017Label: Red House RecordsIn Their Words: “I have loved this song for as long as I’ve loved songs -- it’s such a poignant and heartbreaking tribute to a lost love. The fact that Emmylou [Harris] wrote it after Gram Parson’s death…

PremieresOct 11, 2017

Artist: Ryan KoenigHometown: St. Louis, MOAlbum: Two Different WorldsRelease Date: October 13, 2017Label: Big Muddy RecordsIn Their Words: "Two Different Worlds is a record I've been wanting to make for a long time. The recording process took nearly two years, and some of the songs are almost 10 years old. An excellent group of St. Louis musician/artists/…

PremieresOct 5, 2017

Artist: The Morning YellsHometown: Los Angeles, CASong: "She Knows Exactly What She's Doing"Album: Proper WiltedRelease Date: November 6, 2017Label: Golden Boy RecordsIn Their Words: "We originally played this one as a lark for our live show to incorporate our three-part harmonies into the set. But in the studio, it took on a much fuller sound, with a 12-string,…

PremieresOct 4, 2017

Artist: Ragged UnionHometown: Boulder, COSong: "Cross Country Chimes"Album: Time CaptainRelease Date: October 27, 2017In Their Words: "‘Cross Country Chimes' is an original banjo tune penned by Chris Elliott, in the tradition of Earl Scruggs' ‘Foggy Mountain Chimes,’ with a melody that combines a blues touch and a modern chord progression." -- Geoff UnionPhoto credit: Josh Elioseff

PremieresOct 2, 2017

Artist: Jeff CrosbyHometown: Nashville TNSong: "Best $25 I Ever Spent"Album: Postcards from MagdalenaRelease Date: October 27, 2017Label: At the HelmIn Their Words: "This song was written in a little town called Taganga outside of Santa Marta in Colombia. I was on a trip with a girlfriend, and we hit the town one evening, went out to dinner,…