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Marley s Ghost – Jubilee (2012)

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If there is a group, in the era after the sad passing of Levon Helm, who can push forward the ageless Americana blueprint of the Band, it might just by Marley’s Ghost.If you haven’t stumbled across this wildly eclectic amalgam featuring multi-instrumentalists Jerry Fletcher, Ed Littlefield Jr. and Mike Phelan, Dan Wheetman and Jon Wilcox, a new guest-filled opportunity arrives with Jubilee. Produced by Nashville legend Cowboy Jack Clement and recorded at the Sound Emporium space that he constructed, the album includes visits from Larry Campbell, Emmylou Harris, John Prince, Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart and others.

mp3 VBR~234 kbps | 85 MB | UL

Marty Balin – The Witcher (2011)

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While remaining best known for his contributions to the pioneering San Francisco psychedelic band Jefferson Airplane, Marty Balin also enjoyed a successful solo career, scoring a Top Ten hit in 1981 with “Hearts.” Born Martyn Jerel Buchwald in Cincinnati, OH, on January 30, 1942, he was raised in the Bay Area and later attended San Francisco State University; though he initially pursued a career as a painter, after appearing in a production of West Side Story Balin turned to music, issuing the solo singles “Nobody But You” and “I Specialize in Love” on Challenge in 1962. Two years later he joined the folk combo the Town Criers, followed by a brief stint with the Gateway Singers; in 1965, Balin met singer/guitarist Paul Kantner at the local club the Drinking Gourd, and together they formed Jefferson Airplane. Initially a folk-rock venture, the group came to epitomize the nascent psychedelic scene, scoring a gold record with their 1967 sophomore LP Surrealistic Pillow; although vocalist Grace Slick was the focal point of hits such as “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit,” Balin’s soulful tenor proved a pivotal element of their sound as well, and he also wrote key compositions including “Today,” “Share a Little Joke,” and “Volunteers.”

mp3 160 kbps | 67 MB | UL

Bill Dowey – Straight Up Blues (2000)

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Blues singer Bill Dowey is the real deal. He’s got the voice, the feel, the experience, the life. Bill Dowey has got the blues.A powerful and heartfelt voice, a searing slide guitar tone, Bill Dowey one of the most convincing and dedicated blues artists in Canada.

mp3 320 kbps | 110 MB | UL

Flat Mountain Girls – Honey Take Your Whiskers Off (2005)

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The Flat Mountain Girls are a high-energy old-time string band based in Portland, Oregon. The Flats are known for tight, raw three-part harmonies, powerful fiddling, and performances that explode with irrepressible glee and bawdy humor. Their repertoire includes arrangements of Carter Family classics, traditional songs from the Southern mountains, cowboy yodels, romping fiddle tunes, and […]

Alejandro Escovedo – Big Station (2012)

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Big Station is songwriter Alejandro Escovedo’s 11th album, and his third consecutive collaboration with producer Tony Visconti. This pairing and Escovedo’s writing partnership with Chuck Prophet have already been fruitful, but Big Station, with its headstrong rock & roll heart, is also more ambitious than either of its predecessors. The album is full of diverse […]

Adrien Moignard – Between Clouds (2012)

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Adrien Moignard – guitar Benoit Convert – guitar Jérome Regard – contrebass Xavier Sanchez – percussions mp3 256 kbps | 95 MB | UL

Lilly Hiatt and The Dropped Ponies – Let Down (2012)

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The album is a fine collection of rootsy music encapsulating country, folk and some fine rocking too, Hiatt has already tasted success a solo artist and shared the stage with Americana legends Emmylou Harris and Jim Lauderdale as well as touring and playing with her dad, things really started to come together for her after […]