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Song Of The Week | Nov 30, 2015

David Ramirez – Harder To Lie

DavidRamirezThe life of the traveling songwriter certainly seems romantic. But as David Ramirez notched mile number 260,000 traveled in his 2006 Kia Rio, the novelty began to wear off.
“I’ve learned a lot from being alone and isolated,” says Ramirez, who until recently toured completely by himself, without a band, manager or anyone else for company. “Yes, it’s romantic in a way. But it has also been kind of rough on my head and my heart. After a while it made it difficult to connect with people on a personal level when I got home. In hindsight, I can see that it’s been kind of detrimental. You know, when you travel around alone for months at a time, the world revolves around you. There’s no one else in the equation. Everything was just about me. It’s a selfish way of living. And I’m ready to move on from that.”
It’s taken three years since that realization, but with his new album ‘FABLES,’ Ramirez takes strides towards that personal growth both as a musician and as a man.

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Song Of The Week | Nov 23, 2015

Martin Courtney – Northern Highway

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Martin Courtney is known for laid-back, melodically sweet, psychedelia-influenced indie rock he has created on his own and as leader of the band Real Estate, in addition to a short stint as keyboardist for indie punk rock group Titus Andronicus in 2006. Raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey by parents who were both real estate agents, Courtney got his real estate license after finishing college, around the time he was putting together a band with former high-school bandmates Alex Bleeker, Etienne Duguay, and Matthew Mondanile. In the fall of 2008, with Courtney on lead vocals and guitar, Real Estate began playing live, and early in 2009 they released the Suburban Beverage 7″, which introduced the group’s brand of surfy, lo-fi pop. Their self-titled debut followed in the fall via the Woodsist label. The quartet joined the Domino Records roster in 2011 for its sophomore album, Days. After touring and a couple of lineup changes, Courtney, Bleeker, Mondanile, keyboardist Matt Kallman, and drummer Jackson Pollis released 2014’s Atlas, which cracked the Billboard 200’s Top 50. In October 2015, with collaborators including Kallman, bassist Jarvis Taveniere of Woods, and lo-fi musician Julian Lynch, Courtney released his solo debut, the mellow Many Moons, via Domino. ~ Marcy Donelson & Heather Phares, Rovi


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Song Of The Week | Nov 16, 2015

Josh Ritter – Getting Ready To Get Down

Josh_RitterJosh Ritter was born and raised in Moscow, Idaho, a college town in the northwestern part of the state. As a teenager, after hearing Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan’s “Girl from the North Country” on his parents’ copy of Nashville Skyline, he attempted to write songs on a lute that his father had built, before abandoning the lute and buying his first guitar at K-Mart.
At the age of 21 Josh recorded his first album Josh Ritter at a recording studio on the campus of Oberlin College in Ohio. After graduating, Josh moved to Scotland to attend the School of Scottish Folk Studies for six months. Ritter sold copies of his album and was spotted by Glen Hansard and his band The Frames, who invited him to return with them to Ireland. As an early sign of his success to come, Ritter found on the trip to Ireland that his album sold particularly well at open mics there. With the money from merchandise sales, Ritter was eventually able to quit his day job and devote himself to music full-time.



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Song Of The Week | Nov 09, 2015

Jesse Malin – Whitestone City Limits

Fresh off the heels of New York Before The War (March 2015), Jesse Malin returns with his latest album, Outsiders.
Born from late night recording sessions in the Pennsylvania woods with producer Don DiLego, far from any expectations, this new record presents Jesse Malin in his rawest form yet. Malin describes Outsiders as “a record built out of optimism and disgust – one for the leavers, the believers, the hustlers and the chicken hawks who could never catch us.”
Malin began playing live the age of twelve years old in the seminal hardcore band Heart Attack, after which Jesse and his childhood pals formed the rock and roll band D Generation and released three albums, touring the globe several times over before parting ways. Following several in-between bridge bands, Jesse Malin embarked on a solo career and has released six critically acclaimed records, starting with 2002’s The Fine Art of Self Destruction, produced by Ryan Adams. Followed by 2004’s The Heat, 2007’s Glitter in the Gutter and 2010’s Love It To Life, Jesse Malin has been nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize, received four star reviews in Rolling Stone, Uncut and more, and collaborated with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, and Wayne Kramer along the way.


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Song Of The Week | Nov 02, 2015

Walter Trout – Almost Gone

With bristling energy, unflagging virtuosity and lyrics that cut to the core of human hope and willpower, Walter Trout’s new album, Battle Scars, chronicles his horrific battle with liver failure. But the 12-song set captures the international guitar hero, on a new high — playing and singing at the peak of his abilities, infusing even his darkest numbers with creative joy that sweeps like a beacon.
“I’m thrilled about this album, about my life and about my music,” says Trout, who returned to the stage in June at the prestigious Lead Belly Festival in London’s Royal Albert Hall. “I feel that I’m reborn as a songwriter, a singer, a guitarist and a human being. I have a new chance at being the best musician and the best man that I can be. And I’m incredibly happy and grateful.”
Contrast that to early 2014, when Trout was lying in a hospital bed without the strength to move or speak, unable to recognize his own children, as he observed his body waste away. But on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, Trout underwent liver transplant surgery and the slow process of healing began. “At first I wasn’t strong enough to play a single note on the guitar, but as I regained my strength, the music came back to me. Now when I pick up the guitar, it is liberating, joyful, and limitless. I feel like I’m 17 again.”


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