Scott Wesley’s EP is out next Friday! Stream the release and read the fantastic review at For The Country Record:
The lead single from the project (and its opening track) is ‘Heavy Rotation’, a swampy country-blues song with pop inflections and a hook that’s wonderfully catchy…The second single from the project is ‘My Love’, a darker, more subdued offering featuring aching pedal steel and fluttering mandolin, and a feel that’s more akin to Americana…‘Front Porch Light’, meanwhile, is a sweet little pop country ballad…Scott seems to be something of a romantic, and ‘Fell For It Again’ is a perfect example of that…‘That Girl’, meanwhile, is an upbeat, southern rock-esque foot-tapper about Scott’s soulmate – who he hasn’t met yet.
Sacramento News and Review chooses Beth Bombara’s upcoming show for their Eight Gigs feature:
Her lyrics are simple and frank, with some surprising instrumentation. Upright bass, fiddle, banjo, lap steel, mandolin and trombone all play a role on her newest self-titled record. Sounds potentially cluttered, but Bombara tends to keep things sparse, highlighting her story-telling, instead.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel features Beth Bombara and her upcoming show at Cavalcade on September 9th.
Bombara’s sound developed via a punk band she started in high school and then playing guitar with Samantha Crain…Bombara began her solo career after a move to St. Louis in 2007, which has resulted in five albums. Her latest, which is self-titled, was released in June.
Gorgeous new song from Scott Wesley premieres on The Bluegrass Situation. Listen to “My Love,” about which Scott Wesley says:
No matter what that person says or does, sometimes the heart wants what it wants and nothing can change that. Producer Paul Kimsal added pedal steel to the tune, which is something I always imagined this song should have. He also added a sample of chain clanking, which suits the theme of the song really well.
Portland Mercury previews There is No Mountain and Beth Bombara’s upcoming show at Al’s Den.
Watch Justin Fallen and the Angels’ celebration of Austin in their video for “Dancehall,” premiering on GroundSounds. Justin Fallen says this about the video:
Dancing is big for me – I dance in dancehalls and I dance when I’m on stage, so it was important to me that the first release be a dance song. I met up with Athan Bernal and Nyle Emerson, who call themselves 8th and Nyle, who have a passion that I connected with. We wanted to make sure Austin and the energy of the city that inspired the song was captured. They pretty much took it from there, got their friends together to do some dancing, and were creative about how to do the whole thing. Most of the shots are spontaneous and unplanned around town to catch the feel of the spirit of Austin.
6th street in Austin is pretty crazy. people go nuts when you stick a camera up in the middle of the street like that – that was all spur of the moment, with whoever was walking by joining in. We ended up having to leave early because it was too big of a scene – people were throwing full beer cans from the roof and college guys kept seeming to want to take off their clothes and simulate blowjobs in front of the camera. All that footage was done in less than fifteen minutes before it got too wild to even stay there.
There’s something mysterious about the whole thing, kind of a pied piper narrative – like everywhere you go, dancing can happen.
Tulsa World features the debut album from Jacob Tovar and the Saddle Tramps, out now on Horton Records, calling it a “fantastic country album…from Tulsa honky tonk king Jacob Tovar & the Saddle Tramps. With the release of that album, I think that coronation is appropriate.”