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PUTUMAYO Discovery Releases Two New Digital Albums

Posted by Joe Ross
April 26, 2024 - 2:29pm EDT
Putumayo Discovery is pleased to share two new digital-only albums, Café du Monde out Friday, April 26th and Global  Relaxation scheduled for release on Friday, May 10th.  Sit back, be transported with Café du Monde and enjoy melodic, acoustic songs by rising stars from around the globe. The album features 10 compelling singer-songwriters whose music can be heard in the cafés of Paris, Montreal, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Bogotá and beyond. It is... Read More
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Out March 15 - LESTER FLATT & THE NASHVILLE GRASS’ HEAVEN'S BLUEGRASS BAND

Posted by Joe Ross
March 15, 2024 - 1:05pm EDT
CMH RECORDS (Country. Music. Heritage.) maintains a rich history of classic country and bluegrass albums and is honoring several of these legacy releases by remastering them and making them available in new formats for the first time ever. The latest in this series of releases, Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass’ Heaven’s Bluegrass Band, is out on CD and digital formats today, March 15. This album, recorded over 30 years into the artist’s career, is the ensemble’s first of... Read More
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Putumayo Discovery to release World Love Songs on Feb 9th

Posted by Joe Ross
February 6, 2024 - 11:07am EST
Putumayo Discovery has announced their newest album, World Love Songs, out on February 9th. The digital-only album features ten romantic songs from around the globe that make every day feel like Valentine's Day. It will be available for download on iTunes and Bandcamp with streaming on all major platforms. The featured songs and artists include: Me Faltas Tú - Clara (USA) Banjaara - Aary (India) Origami... Read More
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Anandi: A Better Way

Posted by Ron Kadish
January 31, 2024 - 4:09pm EST
Ashé Records is proud to announce the release of A Better Way, an album of uncommon beauty and depth written by Portland-based singer/songwriter Anandi and arranged by keyboardist/programmer- and former Gino Vanelli bandleader- Greg Goebel. Goebel’s arrangements surround Anandi’s clear and soulful voice in this collection of meaningful ballads, heartfelt anthems, passionate chants and contemplative soul. Anandi’s well-crafted songs contain a sense of wisdom and poetry rarely encountered in... Read More
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The Afro-Semitic Experience to release Our Feet Began to Pray

Posted by Ron Kadish
January 11, 2024 - 1:06pm EST
Way back in the 90s, a lasting friendship was born out of jazz. Warren Byrd was playing piano at a jam session at a now-defunct jazz bastion in the Hartford CT area, and David Chevan sat in for a tune or two on bass. Recognizing the same spirit of musical open-mindedness in each others’ playing, and both fond of the balancing act of going somewhere that has no tonal center, but snapping right back to being as magnificently tonal as possible, Warren began to play in David’s band, and David occasionally... Read More
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Putumayo Expands Digital Release Schedule to 24 Full Albums Per Year

Posted by Joe Ross
January 2, 2024 - 11:57am EST
Beginning with Tropical Party on January 12th, Putumayo will release two full-length digital-only albums each month. Mediterranean Café will be available on January 26th, World Love Songs on February 9th and Fiesta Latina on February 23rd. Each collection will help listeners discover exciting talents and exceptional music from all over the globe. Tropical Party features 10 festive songs by new discoveries and rising stars from Brazil, Cameroon, Cuba, Angola, Haiti and beyond,... Read More
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GUITAR HERO JIMMY RYAN TEAMS WITH HIS GRANDSON ON NEW SINGLE

Posted by Robert Silverstein
November 6, 2023 - 5:24pm EST
Jimmy Ryan and Ryanetics Music, Ltd. is proud to announce the 2023 release of “Beatboxer”, a two-song single featuring Jimmy’s 11 year old grandson, Declan M. Voigt, a rising talent in the world of beatboxing. The art of beatboxing has been described as “a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of mimicking drum machines (typically a TR-808) using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice.” American guitar icon Jimmy Ryan, co-founder of instrumental prog-rock band The Flyin’... Read More
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Zan Zone Release Two New Videos For "Holding You Tight"

Posted by Robert Silverstein
October 20, 2023 - 6:05pm EDT
The latest track picked for video release on You Tube and the web by Brooklyn rockers Zan Zone, “Holding You Tight” actually features two different video clips. Taken from the 2022 Zan Zone album Start Where You Stand, the song “Holding You Tight” is one of the most profound tracks yet recorded by the long standing Brooklyn New York based rock and pop band. The first Zan Zone album to feature new vocalist Angela Watson, Start Where You Stand features a mix of standout rock tracks, yet for obvious reasons, “Holding... Read More
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Liquid Mind release The Wisdom of Kindness Flute Remix featuring Bryan Baker

Posted by Robert Silverstein
October 2, 2023 - 5:37pm EDT
In 2020, New Age composer Chuck Wild/Liquid Mind® released the highly successful album Liquid Mind XIII: Mindfulness. Released at the start of the global pandemic, the 6-song, 65-minute album release is very much worth hearing. Considered the second most popular album in the Liquid Mind discography, Mindfulness is regarded as a unique sounding masterpiece of instrumental New Age meditation music. Revisiting Mindfulness in 2023, Chuck has taken one of the album’s finest tracks, “The Wisdom Of Kindness” and has created and... Read More
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Artist Carrie Newcomer Offers an Alternative to worry

Posted by Ron Kadish
August 2, 2023 - 3:45pm EDT
The title track of Carrie Newcomer’s newest album, A Great Wild Mercy, opens with a scene of a woman, holding a blue umbrella above her head. She steps out into the summer rain, looks up, and then closes it, preferring to let the rain wash over her.    “As I watched this woman smile and walk off into the rain, I felt like I’d just experienced a moment filled with longing, hope and even holiness,” says Newcomer. “It’s been a long hot summer for many of us, sheltering in place, then sheltering... Read More
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The Putamayo Label Releases EP "Acoustic World 5"

Posted by Joe Ross
May 10, 2023 - 12:12pm EDT
  Acoustic World 5 is the new 5-song album coming out in The Putumayo Discovery digital series. The fifth installation of the Acoustic World EP features singer-songwriters from around the world. Digital EP download includes 5 songs (no CD or album booklet included). Erella – Origami  With a unique blend of French poetry, folk, jazz, and Mediterranean sounds, pianist, and songwriter Erella Atlan draws inspiration from her Franco-Israeli heritage to create truly captivating music. Her musical journey... Read More
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CMH RELEASES REMASTERED CLASSIC JOE MAPHIS’ FLAT-PICKICKING SPECTACULAR

Posted by Joe Ross
April 25, 2023 - 5:22pm EDT
CMH RECORDS (County. Music. Heritage.) is honoring several of their legacy releases throughout this year with remastered works now becoming available for digital release and streaming for the first time ever. Today (3/10), the latest of these remastered classics, Joe Maphis’ Flat-Picking Spectacular, is out. The expansive 26-track collection features the “King of... Read More
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New Jersey based singer-songwriter Ryan Zimmerman writes a dream

Posted by Ron Kadish
April 12, 2023 - 12:42pm EDT
We all have those slightly disturbing recurring dreams. But how many of us face them head-on upon awakening? The Lady in the Long Dark Coat is the new single by Jersey Shore based Singer/Songwriter Ryan Zimmerman. The song is a rendition of a recurring dream where a shadow-clad maiden visits the dreamer quite often and in distress. The dreamer would like to aid the distraught damsel but so far in this lifetime has yet to accomplish this- though the dream, often disturbing, still brings a strange comfort of familiarity to the... Read More
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Putumayo Label Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Posted by Joe Ross
April 10, 2023 - 12:44pm EDT
Putumayo World Music, the internationally recognized record label that showcases music and cultures of the world, is pleased to announce the start of its 30th anniversary year on April 13th. To celebrate, CEO Dan Storper will travel the country visiting radio stations, doing press interviews and co-hosting DJ/promotional events at specialty retailers. Putumayo will be greatly increasing its digital-only offerings this year, with the expansion of its recently launched Putumayo Discovery series and official... Read More
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SINGER-SONGWRITER SARAH BERNADETTE RETURNS IN 2023 WITH NEW 3-SONG EP

Posted by Robert Silverstein
April 1, 2023 - 4:37pm EDT
Sarah Bernadette NEW EP - “Sad Poems On My Phone” Sarah Bernadette (vocals) Piano - George Behrakis Bass - Samantha Reiss Drums - Caleb Montague Horns - Miles Keingstein (trumpet), Ben Mizrach (alto sax), Garrett Frees (tenor sax).   Recording engineer - Dan Moffat Mixing + Mastering - Stewart Mitchell Sarah Bernadette is a New Jersey-born singer-songwriter whose music fuses pop, jazz, and R&B influences to create a unique sound. She has her master’s degree from New England Conservatory in... Read More
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YUMI KUROSAWA takes KOTO on a global journey with METAMORPHOSIS

Posted by Joe Ross
March 16, 2023 - 4:28pm EDT
With her first album since 2015’s Looking Up At The Sky, Yumi Kurosawa takes the iconic Japanese koto with her trio in bold new directions on Metamorphosis (March 24, 2023, ZOHO Records). Yumi renews a 1300-year-old musical tradition, weaving traditional Japanese forms with threads of Afro-Latin, Jazz, Middle Eastern and Western neo-classical forms to create something entirely new. Production by Latin Grammy award winner Kabir Sehgal helped Yumi fulfill the long-held goal that brought her to New York from... Read More
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Ogun Afrobeat Releases "Unite"

Posted by Joe Ross
February 22, 2023 - 5:36pm EST
Unite is Ogun Afrobeat’s new album, where the band keeps on expanding its musical horizons without losing touch with the roots of Afrobeat and Nigerian music. In this album Ogun’s music goes East, with Ethiopian and Middle Eastern influences, and West, to America, focusing on the African diaspora in the Caribbean. You can also feel the presence of Afro-American music: jazz, funk, R&B. The result of blending these ingredients is a party where you can't stop dancing. Unite features some very special guests, from Nigerian... Read More
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VOCALIST MARY FOSTER CONKLIN SOULFULLY PAYS TRIBUTE TO LOVE AND LOSS

Posted by Joe Ross
February 22, 2023 - 12:58pm EST
THESE PRECIOUS DAYS is the latest album by New York-based jazz vocalist and radio host MARY FOSTER CONKLIN. The project features mostly women writers in a savory mix of lesser-known jazz and pop tunes, all beautifully rendered by Conklin’s distinctive contralto voice and affective delivery. THESE PRECIOUS DAYS is her fifth album and follows Crazy Eyes (1998), You’d Be Paradise (2001), Blues for Breakfast (2006), and Photographs (2016). Cadence Magazine said, “As someone who values freshness over music that appears... Read More
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MOTU releases “THE WATER IS HIGH: Songs of Love, Lies, And Freedom”

Posted by Robert Silverstein
February 22, 2023 - 1:10am EST
INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTIST, MOTU TO RELEASE HIS LONG-AWAITED 22ND AMERICANA/BLUES ROCK ALBUM, “THE WATER IS HIGH”-Release Date: May 2, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Multi-discipline singer-songwriter/band leader Dr Richard Michelson (stage name: MOTU which is Music Of The Universe) is best known for his ability to play any string instrument with expertise as well as being a prolific poet and master engineer. Past SEMI-FINALIST WINNER in both the ISC and IBC, the NY-based multiple BEST OF LONG ISLAND WINNER has... Read More
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ACCLAIMED VOCALIST LIBBY YORK RELEASES HER 5TH ALBUM

Posted by Joe Ross
February 21, 2023 - 4:04pm EST
LIBBY YORK is not the kind of jazz singer that needs vocal pyrotechnics to engage an audience. Whether she is singing a ballad or swinging a standard, her deep connection to the lyrics and subtle improvisations on the melody convey an intimacy that makes each song feel like she is telling a story about her own life. On DREAMLAND, York’s newest recording, she once again plies her rich, expressive voice to a set of mostly lesserdone standards that highlight her ability to cut to the emotional core of a song. DREAMLAND was... Read More
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