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Charlie Wood & his Swamp Gang Revue Band

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I grew up in Monroe, LA in a musical family surrounded by all styles and types of music. After watching on old movie with Peter Fonda & Susan Saint James “Outlaw Blues”, I realized one of my first songs, Bad Time Blues, that I had written at 16 could have been the soundtrack for this movie! From that moment I knew that my dream to become a professional songwriter was within my reach. For many years I played cover tunes with my band and at times would slip in some of my originals. I realized over time that the crowd really loved my songs and would request them to be played!

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Johnny Rivers

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Johnny Rivers’s recent visit to Music City included a well-received guest spot on the Grand Ole Opry. His take on this Gladys Knight & The Pips classic strips it down to a swampy, acoustic-based lament. He remains a pre-eminent blue-eyed soul man. Single review from Robert K. Oermann….8/31/2011

Bronwynne Brent

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Bronwynne Brent is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter born and raised in the Mississippi delta. She has been featured on Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Thacker Mountain Radio and performed at the famed Bluebird Café in Nashville. Her debut album, Deep Black Water, is what music critic Jordan Richardson calls, “an exquisite record of soul-spilling radiance.” Laced with subtle Americana and Indie Folk overtones, her twelve original tracks are inventive and defy genre.

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Jonell Mosser

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Mosser’s sound is a pure vocal expression of hard-won joy, gritty determination, soul-deep heartache and feisty flirtation with a worldly edge. This richness of emotion and interpretation has made fans of Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton, Don Was and Ringo Starr, to name a very few. Fortunes Lost, Fortunes Told will delight longtime fans and excite new ones as they discover what the music industry has known for so long – this woman can sing!

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David G Smith

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Singer-songwriter David G Smith is a major find. He hails from Iowa, but spends most of his time in Music City. If a man is judged by the company he keeps, this guy is an A-lister for casting the likes of Mary Gauthier, Kenny Malone, Verlon Thompson and Dan Dugmore on his Non-Fiction CD. He also wins this week’s DisCovery Award. DAVID G SMITH/You’re The Reason God Made Tequila Writer: Lori Shropshire/Deanna Walker/David G. Smith; Producer: Miles Wilkinson & Buddy Mondlock; Publisher: Shire/ZMG/Alrose, ASCAP/BMI; Hey Dave (track) ( —Gig alert: Mr. Smith is staging his CD release show tomorrow (Thursday, April 14) at The Bluebird Cafe at 6:00 p.m. It will feature several of his stellar supporting players from the disc, including Jonell Mosser, Jelly Roll Johnson and Buddy Mondlock. Jelly Roll is particularly prominent on this delightfully bluesy, funky, loose-limbed track. The album is called Non-Fiction, and there’s audio pleasure in every track. The vulnerable, hushed ballad “In This Cage” will stop your heart. “Her Body Won’t Lie” has steady, thumping rhythm to spare. “Fear (That Son of a Bitch)” is packed with wry vocal personality. Very highly recommended. –Robert K. Oermann – Music Row/Nashville

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Amelia White

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Though she was born and bred in Virginia to a native Virginian family, Amelia White cut her musical teeth as a young adult in Boston. “I could claim a southern musical pedigree if I wanted, my Grandpa played banjo on the porch every night, but in reality my roots came from sneaking down to the basement to listen to my older brother’s records while Mom thought I was doing homework,” laughs Amelia. “The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, and early Elton John were my favs, and I was completely obsessed. I loved the songs where I couldn’t figure out exactly what it meant for a while, and slowly a mystery was revealed; it blew my mind.“

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Sarah Pierce

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Sarah Pierce was born in Rockford, Illinois and raised in rural Texas and Colorado. The daughter of a cowboy raised in a family of cattlemen (4 members are in the Cattlemen’s Hall of Fame), Sarah’s dream was to be a singer, a dream that began to take shape when she was 12 years old. Her stepfather was a small town doctor by day and played bass in the local country band on the weekends. One day he asked her to come along and sing a few songs. After one song, Sarah had a gig. “The stage is like a big comfortable couch; I am so at home there.”

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Michael Johnathon

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm

This ‘Woody Guthrie in a Cyber World’ grew up in upstate New York along the shores of the Hudson River. At 19 years old, he moved to the Mexican border town of Laredo, Texas and found a job working as the late night DJ on a small radio station. One night, he played ‘Turn, Turn, Turn’ by the 60’s folk rock group The Byrds. As the song played, he recalled seeing the songs writer, his neighbor Pete Seeger, performing in his Dutchess County hometown in New York. By the time the song had ended, he decided to pursue a career as a folksinger