Acoustic Rainbow Volume 44
ARI HEST – Less
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SI KAHN – Mount Polley Mine Disaster
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DOUG ADAMZ featuring PETER ROWAN – High Roller
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MICHAEL JOHNATHON – BAN-Jokes
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NELLIE WYLDE – Santa, I Can Explain
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RICK LANG featuring AARON TILL – Old Man Winter
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HOLD YOUR HORSES – Risen
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WYATT EASTERLING – Stay In The Boat
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KIM CANNAN – O Jerusalem
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THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT – Beatles Without John
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SHANE MARIE DEVINE – Our Purpose Here
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DAVID NAIDITCH – Oh, Lady Be Good
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THE SOMETIME BOYS – A Quiet Land
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JOANNE RAND – Mr. Einstein
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BRIAN ASHLEY JONES – Carolina’s Dream
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THE BETTER HALVES – ’til the Cows Come Home
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AMY & ADAMS – Gold In Colorado
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ROGER MATURA – Workin’ My Way Back To You Again
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Format: AAA Artist: Ari Hest
Song: Less CD: Shouts & Whispers
This New York City songwriter shows how powerful just voice and guitar can be on this haunting track. His brilliant and intelligent lyrics can be heard throughout the album. Perfect for songwriter shows of many formats. Email today!
Contact: Katherine DePaul
Format: Folk Artist: Si Kahn
Song: Mount Polley Mine Disaster Acoustic Rainbow Single
Master songwriter Si Kahn uses the traditional tune “Pretty Polly” to tell the tale of the largest toxic waste spill in Canadian history. It occurred in August, 2014. Visit the Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay website for more info and music.
Contact: Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay
1320 Fillmore Ave, #500, Charlotte, NC 28203-5977
Format: Americana Artist: Doug Adamz
Song: High Roller CD: National Steel
Bluegrass icon Peter Rowan joins this master finger-style guitarist for a fun front porch hootenanny. It’s the lead off track to Doug’s new CD exploring the sounds of the national steel body guitar solo. His full album can be found in this mailing.
Contact: Magi Productions, PO Box 2525, Novato, CA 94948
Format: Folk/Bluegrass Artist: Michael Johnathon
Song: BAN-Jokes CD: Looking Glass
You thought you heard them all. Not quite. Folksinger Michael Johanthon has taken his favorite banjo jokes and turned them into a down-right hysterical song. It’ll be a listener favorite … from his new live album, LOOKING GLASS.
Contact: PoetMan Records, PO Box 200, Lexington, KY 40588
Format: Holiday Artist: Nellie Wylde
Song: Santa, I Can Explain Acoustic Rainbow Single
This naughty but nice Christmas charmer is sure to living up your playlists. It marks the return of reclusive pop sensation Nellie Wylde in collaboration with legendary jazz producer Jane Nightshade. Sure to be a festive favorite for years to come.
Contact: Parson Joe Music, PO Box 140, Haberfield, NSW, Australia 2045
Format: Holiday Artist: Rick Lang
Song: Old Man Winter CD: That’s What I Love About Christmas
This award winning songwriter has become well known in the bluegrass and acoustic worlds. The CD is a beautiful acoustic roots holiday collection, drenched with an infusion of jazz rhythms and folk sensibilities. It’s included in this mailing!
Contact: RLM Records, PO Box 424, Kingston, NH 03848
Format: Americana Artist: Hold Your Horses
Song: Risen CD: Sometimes Hard Times
This haunting song with it’s banjo, dobro and fiddle is a perfect mix of traditional bluegrass sounds with a hint of the Scandinavian roots. This Swedish band plays an inspiring mix of country and bluegrass music on their new EP.
Contact: Pär Håkansson, Svanevägen 21, 21223. Malmö, SWEDEN
Format: Americana Artist: Wyatt Easterling
Song: Stay In The Boat Acoustic Rainbow Single
Wyatt is a poignant songwriter speaking to all of us when he sings this inspirational song. He hopes this song will give purpose and a spark to those who need it most. Find more of Wyatt’s songs on his full LP included in this mailing.
Contact: Wyatt Easterling, PO Box 4066, Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Format: Folk Rock Artist: Kim Cannan
Song: O Jerusalem CD: The Promise
A brilliant instrumental, Australian composer Kim Cannan delivers to radio a dramatic Middle Eastern inspired melody with driving percussion and stellar musicianship. Her albums are mix of Celtic and world genre influences.
Contact: Earthen Melodies, PO Box 3131, Wamberal 2261, NSW, Australia
Format: Americana Artist: The Long and Short of It
Song: Beatles Without John CD: You Made Me Stronger
From Melbourne Australia, this country duo’s latest single release could possibly be a tribute to the Beatles. After listening to the lyrics however, it becomes apparent that it’s actually a well crafted love song. Email for immediate service.
Contact: Soggy Records Pty. Ltd., Patsy Toop, 34 First Ave, North Altona, Victoria 3025, Australia
Format: Americana Artist: Shane Marie Devine
Song: Our Purpose Here CD: Prophecies of Love
Her passionate vocals remind you of the great female folk artists of the 60s yet her sound is uniquely warm and clear. Here, Shane covers Ferron, one of Canada’s most influential songwriters, with a rendition in her own distinctive style.
Contact: Just Right Records, PO Box 1134, Newtown, PA 18940
Format: Jazz Artist: David Naiditch
Song: Oh, Lady Be Good CD: Douce Ambiance: Gypsy Jazz Classics
David infuse a little Django into this George Gershwin classic but with a twist. He is a master of the chromatic harmonica. At times the harmonica resembles the sound of the accordion or violin. The album is full of more Gypsy jazz mastery like this.
Contact: David Naiditch, 3072 Zane Grey Terrace, Altadena, CA 91001
Format: Americana Artist: The Sometime Boys
Song: A Quiet Land CD: Riverbed
On this reverend tune, the band frames the ‘bold, ethereal vibrato’ of vocalist Sarah Mucho with bowed stringed instruments and finger-style guitar. Check out more from this Brooklyn based Americana band with a refreshing, sublime sound.
Contact: Kurt Leege, Demon Kitty Music, 17 Newel Street #1, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Format: Singer/Songwriter Artist: Joanne Rand
Song: Mr. Einstein CD: Still a Real World Here
Co-written with Rand’s 89-year-old mother, this bouncy piano based track is a tribute to one of the most influential scientists of all time. Her 14th album digs deep to express truths both personal and universal.
Contact: Joanne Rand, PO Box 586, Arcata, CA 95518
Format: AAA Artist: Brian Ashley Jones
Song: Carolina’s Dream CD: Out Of The City
Brian is respected in folk and Nashville circles as a soulful singer and acclaimed guitarist. He’s set to release his third album in the Spring of 2015. Until then, your listeners can enjoy the first single. A picturesque original perfect for radio.
Contact: Brian Ashley Jones, 2617 Carter Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206
Format: Singer/Songwriter Artist: The Better Halves
Song: ‘Til the Cows Come Home CD: All Over the Map
This husband-wife duo met a farmers market and make wonderful front porch style music. Think June Carter and Johnny Cash. This radio-ready tune showcases Jimmy Joe’s guitar work and Chrissie’s vintage lead vocals.
Contact: Chrissie Natoli, 234 Legend Oaks Drive, Dale, TX 78616
Format: Americana Artist: Amy & Adams
Song: Gold In Colorado CD: Gone…aloft
Take a jaunt through the unique TinPanAlley/BluesGrass landscape of this St. Paul duo. This story driven tune is a hard knocks, hankering for home and features Grand Ole Opry and Alan Jackson sideman Tim Crouch.
Contact: Okay Today Records, 1203 Hawthorne Avenue E, St. Paul, MN 55106
Format: Singer/Songwriter Artist: Roger Matura
Song: Workin’ my way back to you again CD: Blue Stone Motel
He’s known as the poet with a coal dust voice for his three pioneering albums under the legendary Folkways Label. This track is a preview of his upcoming 2015 solo album. One of the most distintive vocal deliveries you’ll hear.
Contact: Roger Matura, Wilbertzhohn 14, D-53783, Eitorf, GERMANY