Press Release from REAL WORLD RECORDS:

Treat yourself to a one of the coolest Christmas albums ever with The Blind Boys of Alabama's Go Tell It On The Mountain, featuring guests Tom Waits, Solomon Burke, Mavis Staples, Shelby Lynne, Chrissie Hynde and more. Described by Mojo as "a soulful,
star-studded Christmas cracker", and by Jazz wise as "the silver thruppence amid the stodge that is the usual Christmas fare."

Happy Holidays!

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stevejonescroppedIt's a "woo hoo" kind of day!!! A dreamer's "blues" come true!

I've just learned where Maine's own, Stephan B. Jones, will open for Ms. Sandi Thom at One Longfellow Square, Portland, Maine, on May 12, 2014, at 7 pm.

"Steve Jones has become one of Maine's best known singer songwriters, and he has also played guitar with practically everyone on the Maine music scene over the last 20 years. The Newcastle native is best known for his work with The Boneheads but he also is a member of Dirigo and The Holy Mackerels as well as fronting his own band," according to Maine Tracks. The rootsy and poppy vibe heard on "Itchy Fingers", leads off Maine Tracks Volume 2. Listen to the track via this download link.

Bobaflex is on tour in the US.

The band was formerly with TvT. Charlatan's Web is their 6 release and 3rd being released on their own label BFX Records. "BAD MAN" is the current single at radio, which has charted 4 of the last 5 weeks on Medibase and continues to climb. It is their most succesful single to date. With catchy hooks and punk-metal looks, Bobaflex brings all that metal fans love about energy into a modern knock out punch, with cliff edges and great rhythms.

From Dublin, Ireland.

Dean Smyth, who last year, sent us the mod, hipster, Beatles hanging over a cliff inspired, Storm and The Dales EP, is back. (See Storm and The Dales: Delusions of Grandeur (EP) ). He hasn't gone far, as recording in his kitchen and videotaping from his bathroom seems to bring out the most raw creative efforts for this artist. Dean directed his friend at skantFlock Industries to catch this video on tape and it has generated a curious buzz throughout the web. Some people can't stop watching it! Tamden Shy has four songs to its name this year. This music will sneak up on you, grab your attention, and have you waiting for the next round of Smyth's talent to bubble up more groovy vibes.  

From A Fan's Eye: Joe Bonamassa at Lousiville Palace

Well folks...if you didn't already realize, Joe Bonamassa doesn't sit home very long. The slogan "Always On The Road", which graces the side of the BonaCruiser, an 18-wheeler to carry sound/lighting equipment from gig to gig, says it all! newbonacruiser2013

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