NEW Releases from Acclaimed Songwriters Across Genres

  • 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″
  • Southern rockers out of Southern California, Robert Jon & The Wreck are back again with their new record, Last Light on the Highway. The impressive new album recorded all across the United States and Australia, and self-produced by Robert Jon & The Wreck was released on  May 8th, 2020. With a wide variety of influences brought to the table, the band was able to come together and make this record using a rollercoaster of stories and experiences. Traits of self-reflection and reminisce drive this album and provide a happy-medium that blues-rock enthusiasts look for.  The band have received numerous accolades and raving reviews for years now, from nominations of “Best Rock” and “Best Blues” to multiple top 10 chart placement on Southern Rock Brazil’s Top 20 Albums to being praised as “Classic and fresh at the same time” and “keeping the history of classic 60’s and 70’s rock alive for newer generations” byBlues legend Joe Bonamassa.  “THAT SEXY, HARD-GRINDING BLUES-ROCK WE NEVER GET TIRED OF! ” (KROQ Los AngelesLISTEN TO LAST LIGHT ON THE HIGHWAY
    • Soul/indie rock vocalist and guitarist Jo James announces the video for the  title track from 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. WATCH  “BACK HOME” 
    • Austin-based, indie rock/electric soul artist and NFL player, Joe Barksdale announces  his  track “Moonbeam,” from his upcoming release, Sincerely, due out September 4, 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,    The Los Angeles Times, Fender,  San Diego Tribune, and CBS Sports, among others. Barksdale describes “Moonbeam:” “”When I was younger, I fell in love with space and science and one of the things that always fascinated me was the moon. Everyone marvels at the sun, but I never felt that people appreciated the moon. Things are easy to do in the daytime, but things get infinitely harder in the dark of night.” “It 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 When we say that Joe Barksdale aims high, we absolutely mean that. Barksdale is a one-of-a-kind talent, a man capable of achieving whatever goals he sets for himself. He’s living proof of what one is capable if they possess a relentless work ethic aimed towards success and self-fulfillment.” (  LISTEN TO “MOONBEAM” 
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