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WATCH: Blake Reid Band, 'No Roads In'Artist: Blake Reid Band Hometown: Dogpound, Alberta Song: “No Roads In” (Live at NMC Showcase) Album Title: No Roads In Release Date: 2018 In Their Words: “The making of the No Roads In documentary film and album was a much needed inspirational breath for all involved. The old, abandoned farmhouse felt…
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,…

PremieresSep 28, 2017

Artist: Whitney Rose Hometown: Prince Edward Island, Canada, and Austin, Texas Song: “Trucker’s Funeral" Album: Rule 62 Release Date: October 6, 2017 Label: Six Shooter/Thirty Tigers In Their Words: "One thing that's happening with my songwriting as I'm getting older is that I'm exploring outside of my own experiences a lot more. Most of my life is spent on…