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Three Dimensional Success

Shelburne, Ontario, Canada is home for multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter, Ed Roman. Ed’s music has appeared on more than 600 radio stations world wide over his career. He was a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 and 2018 International Music and Entertainment Association Award winner. Twice he was nominated for an IMEA award. In 2015 and 2016 he won ...

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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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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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Alabama Duet’s Rockin’ Americana

In the last issue we profiled a pair of artists who made up the duet group billed as Sugarcane Jane. Digging around a bit and watching several You Tube® videos on the internet, revealed a musical pair that has an oldies sounding southern rock vibe that captured my ears. Their music is a combination of simple and direct lyrical expression ...

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Staying Visible Stay Connected

I have been scratching my head over what to write about in this On The Road article while not being ‘on the road.’ It is indeed a strange time for touring musicians. Like most of us road-dog touring artists, the dates and tours are cancelled. Even at that, no one is sure how 2021 will play out. So the question ...

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Darrell Sings Hank

Darrell Scott is more than just a song writer. He is a master story teller. His studies of literature and poetry at Tuffs University as a college student served to solidify his career as a wordsmith of the highest order. He’s written songs for many other artists along the way including Faith Hill, Keb, Mo’, and Montgomery Gentry. One of ...

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New Ground for Greg Blake

Greg Blake grew up near the mountains in West Virginia. His young life was filled with the sounds of old country, mountain bluegrass, and gospel harmonies so prevalent in that part of the country. Some of his earliest memories are of himself sitting on the front porch of his grandparents’ southern West Virginia home, playing with his Matchbox and Hot ...

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Caught In The Middle

New Zealand’s Aly Cook’s most recent CD, Caught In The Middle, saw it’s first single, “Red Dirt Road Trip,” land at number one on both the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart, and the Tasmanian independent Country Airplay Chart – not to shabby for an album project that was completely crowd funded. Her passion for performing and songwriting spills ...

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This week marks the release of the first single from the much anticipated Asquith Session No.3 featuring vocalists Aly Cook , Jon Abo & George Washingmachine. ARIA award winning producers David Nicholas and Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup brought together a session band of legendary Australian musicians at Sydney’s Asquith Studios to add their own unique interpretations to some much loved classic songs. The tracks are released through SBD Music, a label ...

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