Lift Your Spirits with NEW Releases from These Acclaimed Songwriters 22/05/2020 News 4 Soul/indie rock vocalist and guitarist Jo James announces the title trackfrom his forthcoming album Back Home, due out June 19, 2020 . The Austin-based songwriter delivers smooth grooves and soulful vocal expressions with a touch of blues guitar. From heavy-hitting stages to intimate heartfelt performances, Jo James continues to captivate audiences in a powerful way. His new single is no exception. “Now, more than ever, we need music to lift our spirits. As we live through these uncertain times, music brings comfort that’s hard to describe. Luckily, Jo James has captured that in his latest single, ‘Back Home.'”( Pop Culturalist) Incorporating Blues, Neo Soul, R&B, and Funk into a neo-retro sound, he has performed at festivals with greats like Leon Russell, Dr John, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Robert Randolph. He was also a featured performer on Season 17 of NBC’s The Voice, on which judge John Legend raved, “Great raw talent and voice is lovely to listen to.” The album Back Home, itself, is an homage to his wife, Chelsea, who in September 2019 was impacted in a very serious way by Ulcerative Colitis. LISTEN TO “BACK HOME” Indie-Americana, folk-rock artists, Luke Dowler, announces his stripped-down, emotive rendition of Prince’s “1999.” “Dowler’s version of the track–premiering below with an accompanying video–is more folk than funk. It’s a stripped-down, guitar-driven homage to Prince’s original that feels more well-suited for the campfire than the dance floor. Dowler sings of “partying like it’s 1999,” but he’s not quite endorsing that. For him, the song is about staying grounded during a difficult time.” (American Songwriter) The Montana-based, vocalist/guitarist was named “an artist you should be listening to” by Paste Magazine, and featured on HGTV, Without A Trace, Heartland, and used in several independent films. Beyond touring and recording, Dowler has also composed for film and documentaries (Finding Faeries, 2016; The Forlorned, 2017; Afterlight, 2018).On the strength of his original songwriting, Dowler represented Montana as the state winner of the Colgate Country music showdown. Now, Dowler is planning release throughout 2020, starting with “1999,” a timeless song that applies to today’s trying times. Dowler will be be doing several live streams in the coming months .His schedule is HERE! Watch “1999″ Austin-based, indie rock/electric soul artist and NFL player, Joe Barksdale announces his video “BLACK MAJIK”, from his upcoming release, Sincerely, due out Fall 2020. A former NFL player for the Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams and San Diego Chargers, Barksdale has been featured in articles for sites, such as ESPN, ““Black Majik”—a funky, bluesy track carried by smooth guitar licks and Barksdale’s powerful voice. The song’s an ode to overcoming our deepest temptations.” (Austin Monthly) The Los Angeles Times, Fender, San Diego Tribune, and CBS Sports, among others. Barksdale describes “Black Majik:” “The song is about temptation. It’s about fighting temptations, and the struggle of realizing that something is not good for you, but also acknowledging that it feels/tastes/sounds/etc so good to you. It’s a struggle that people are familiar with and something that people go through on a daily basis.” ““Black Majik” provides a heavy dose of gritty blues with a traditional call-and-response interplay between the straightforward lyrics and the infectious, wah-heavy guitar riff. The song is a steering-wheel-palm-slapper for anyone driving around at night trying to resist the tornado of temptation that’s sometimes just a phone call away.” (American Songwriter) WATCH “BLACK MAJIK” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.