Beth McKee – Sugarcane Revival (2015)

Beth McKee is not just a singer/songwriter. She’s a movement. What started as a community of fans evolved into a loose collection of women who make a difference known as the Swamp Sistas. Sugarcane Revival is an inspiration that both draws from her Swamp Sistas and and a rallying cry for them. It’s full of songs about people discovering strengths they didn’t know they had, finding fortitude when it’s needed the most, and learning how to make trouble when trouble needs to be made. The songs are anchored by her New Orleans’s inspired acoustic piano and her strong, soulful voice.

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Tokyo Rosenthal – Afterlife (2015)

Tokyo Rosenthal has been entertaining folks in the Raleigh Durham area for years both as a singer songwriter and as the producer of a music variety show on radio stations all over. He is one of those folks that is constantly honing  his craft through live performance and gauging the reactions from the audience.Tokyo Rosenthal is back with another one of his brilliantly composed soundtracks to life on his new 10 track release,Afterlife.Rosenthal consistently delivers high quality true-to-life songs on each project. Cut from the same cloth as some of the top country-rock artists in the music business, Tokyo’s vocal performances contained on this new album are sure to impress any fan of country music.

320 kbps | 101 MB | UL | OB | TB

Kevin Sekhani – Day Ain’t Done (2015)

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Kevin Sekhani is a long-time songwriter and music veteran. He worked the Austin music scene for about twenty years honing his craft in bands like Radio Thieves and Two Minute Sinatra. Then in 2010 he move back to his home town of Lafayette, Louisiana to be front man in the gospel group, The Mercy Brothers. Day Ain’t Done is his debut as a solo artist, but he’s got decades of experience, scars, and wisdom to fill this album. The overall sound is cajun, and the songs have an easy going back porch party feel to them. Sekhani is not afraid to bend the rules of the genre to make the music appealing to the Saturday night bar crowd. He does a great job incorporating the best music of both Austin and Lafayette.

320 kbps  | 103 MB | UL | OB | TB

VA – Moody Bluegrass – A Nashville Tribute to the Moody Blues (2004)

When many of the greatest musicians in Nashville put a bluegrass spin on classic songs by The Moody Blues, the results are irresistible. Here’s a perfect combination of the familiar and the new, sure to put a smile on your face. Featuring Harley Allen, Alison Brown, Sam Bush, Fred Carpenter, Lionel Cartwright, Daniel Carwile, Larry Cordle, John Cowan, Barry Crabtree, Charlie Cushman, Stuart Duncan, Andrew Hall, Aubrey Haynie, David Harvey, Emma Harvey, Jan Harvey, Alison Krauss, Keith Little, Tim May, Patty Mitchell, Bob Mummert, Tim O’Brien, John Randall, Calvin Settles, Ira Wayne Settles, Odessa Settles, Tom Shinness, Russell Smith, Jill Snider, Todd Suttle, Andy Todd.

FLAC | 286 MB | UL |

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The Brothers Nazaroff – The Brothers Nazaroff: The Happy Prince (2015)

Smithsonian Folkways will release The Brothers Nazaroff: The Happy Prince, a boisterous, high-energy tribute to cult Yiddish troubadour Nathan “Prince” Nazaroff, who recorded the mysterious Folkways 10-inch record Jewish Freilach Songs in 1954. International klezmer supergroup The Brothers Nazaroff, composed of Daniel Kahn, Psoy Korolenko, Michael Alpert, Jake Shulman-Ment, Bob Cohen, and Hampus Melin, breathe new life into the discordant, obscure, jubilant legacy of their Happy Prince.

320 kbps | 107 MB | UL | OB | TB

Jerry Lee Lewis – At Sun Records: The Collected Works (“What the Hell Else Do You Need?”) [18CD Box Set](2015)

These 18 CDs place you in the studio as Jerry Lee Lewis records one epochal session after another for Sun Records between 1956 and 1963. In the history of recorded music, no one created such an incredible and indelible body of work in such a short time. Jerry Lee spanned the breadth of American music: gospel, R&B, blues, country, pop, and of course rock ‘n’ roll. Incredibly, he only recorded one LP during the course of his career at Sun. Another LP mixed some older and some newer recordings, and that was it before Sun was sold. The floodgates opened after the sale in 1969. There have been countless Jerry Lee Lewis anthologies since then – more than anyone could possibly tabulate – many of them drawing on the incredible wealth of unissued songs. But now you can get rid of them all. This is the guaranteed ultimate Jerry Lee Lewis on Sun listening experience. 18 generously full CDs, 623 tracks… more than 100 previously unheard versions! All mono versions! All stereo versions! All original Sun era overdubs! Two comprehensive hardbound books: one with the discography and commentary, and another of photos, many of them previously unpublished!

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Bellowhead – Pandemonium: The Essential Bellowhead (2015)

Definitive career-spanning Best Of from seminal British folk behemoth. Includes tracks from every official Bellowhead record.
To coincide with their recently announced farewell tours, and due to popular demand, Bellowhead will be releasing an album of some of the best loved tracks from the band’s five studio albums : ‘Pandemonium – The Essential Bellowhead.’ This career retrospective includes 13 carefully selected tracks by the 11 band members, designed to represent some of the high points of their stellar 11 year career.

320 kbps | 114 MB | UL |

Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem – 28 Irish Pub Songs (1996)

If you can find a more stirring collection of Irish ditties, you’d better buy it, but it’s doubtful you’ll top this budget set. Not with the great Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem doing the honors and a price so low you’ll be able to afford an extra pint for your mates. The wind is at your back all the way as the lads avoid chestnuts like “Danny Boy” along with Broadway-Irish show tunes, tearing into “Whack Fol the Diddle” and other “reel” deals instead. Highlights include the weeper “The Croppy Box,” roof rattler “Finnigan’s Wake,” and “The Rising of the Moon,” better known for the same-tune political song it spawned, “The Wearing of the Green.” Tommy is in beautiful voice on “The Foggy Dew,” earning his reputation as one of the best Irish singers of recent decades, and the Clancy Brothers excel on instruments and voice box.

320 kbps | 101 MB | UL | OB

Joe Val – Diamond Joe (1995)

For over 25 years, Joe Val was, in the words of Peter Rowan, the voice of bluegrass in New England. It didn’t matter that he was a short, skinny Italian (his last name was really Valiante) from a blue-collar Boston suburb, nor did it matter that his renditions of Bill Monroe and Jimmie Rodgers standards were often tinted by a decidedly Yankee inflection. On-stage he was an unassuming, bespectacled, quietly smiling presence until he opened his mouth to sing, at which point he filled the entire hall. His high tenor voice had the clarity and heft of a ten-pound icicle, and no less an authority than Del McCoury is on the record expressing wonderment at its power.

FLAC | 412 MB | UL | OB | TB

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Cathouse Thursday – Jezebel (2015)

Cathouse Thursday is a Southern California band whose roots stretch East all the way back to Maine via Kentucky, Tennessee, New Jersey and Rhode Island and then South to Argentina. The members of the band, though hailing from different parts of the globe, have one thing in common: They love all kinds of great music! More importantly, they can play it. San Diego Song Writers Guild had this to say about Cathouse Thursday: “The harmonies in this band are so tight that you think you are watching a bunch of people lip syncing to an audio track, but the truth is that they are the real deal.”

320 kbps | 103 MB | UL | OB | TB