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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Music Career In Reverse

Kansas City, Missouri is home for musician, Bill Abernathy. Like many, Bill started playing music and writing songs in his early teens, and played music through his high school and early adult years before adulting stepped in and put music on the sideline. As life does to folks, Bill became a family man and had a business career. But on ...

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Dreams Of A Middle-Aged Man

Dreams Of A Middle-Aged Man is Mauri Dark’s autobiographical debut solo album. This Finland singer/songwriter’s deep baritone voice makes his music even more mysterious. A big fan of Johnny Cash, Dark has, on occasion, even played cover sets as a tribute to his inspiration. Mauri started playing drums in his pre-teen years, and was quickly inspired by the American rock ...

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Norway’s Sweetheart

Americana music is not only big, and growing, in the US, many European artists and audiences have also embraced the roots, folk, country themed vibes. Norway is no exception. Relatively new Norwegian trio, Sweetheart, have embraced the more mellow tones of the Americana feel in their new collection of songs written by lead singer / songwriter John-Arne Gundersen. Sweetheart’s self-titled ...

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A Home You Long For

Zurich-based singer-songwriter Timothy Jaromir is excited to share his latest album, Hiraeth. Jaromir says the album’s name is a Welsh word that describes an emotional, bittersweet state of being. He says he hopes the album itself will evoke this feeling in the listener as well. “It’s a place that doesn’t exist literally; It’s a home that you long for, but ...

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Hope For Shuttered Venues

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance. This program may provide relief for many in the bluegrass music industry including ...

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World premiere video: Ten Penny Gypsy’s “Making Headway”

Check out the world premiere video of the latest single, “Making Headway,” from five-time CMA Award nominees, Ten Penny Gypsy right here! Watch video here! It’s from their latest album, Fugitive Heart. The iTunes Chart-Toppers from Little Rock, AR have enjoyed more than 50K Spotify streams following the success of their single and video for, “Your True You.” Shot in December ...

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Australian Singer Vanessa Delaine

New Zealand born Vanessa Delaine is an Australian musician who’s music ranges between Country, Blues, and Roots effortlessly, entertaining audiences with her beautiful voice and clever songs. Her dad was a professional singer, so she grew up with music always around her. And although her dad retired shortly after she was born, she said; “That didn’t stop him from singing ...

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