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Susie Glaze & Hilonesome Band

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2015 at 1:51 am

Not_That_Kinda_Girlhttp://www.s”The wonderful thing to me is that when I hear your recording of any song of mine….I feel as though it is myself, singing…It cannot be sung better – differently, but never better….with people like this to trust, my music will go on living, and soaring. And so will I.”
Jean Ritchie

…”does something with a song that only great singers can do…”
KCSN, Northridge, CA

“…one of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today.”  KPFK’s FolkScene

“…her singing is impressive at all ranges…”  Bluegrass Unlimited

“The band is tight, great picking, and beautiful vocals and harmony.”
Che Greenwood, KVMR, Nevada City, CA

“…she held the audience in the palm of her hand….”  Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival

“…she can blow the roof off any joint lucky enough to book her.” Entertainment Weekly

“I especially liked the Jean Ritchie songs…..You captured the lonesome sweetness of her voice and delivery.” Laurie Lewis

“Great bluegrass mixed with Appalachian folk songs that nobody can sing like Susie!”
Joe Craven

“Susie is as good as it gets…you owe it to yourself to see this band and find out what you’ve been missing.”
Ken Frankel, Freight and Salvage Coffee House



Tia McGraff

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2015 at 1:38 am

download (4)Bandana Records, is proud to announce the release of Crazy Beautiful, the soul-bearing and gut-wrenching CD, by internationally acclaimed Americana artist, Tia McGraff.
Crazy Beautiful is the follow up album to Tia McGraff’s 2013 release, Break These Chains. With a long list of international successes, including TV spots and main stage festival concerts, Tia is an artist that constantly seeks to fine-tune her craft as a song-writer and vocalist.

Recorded in Austin, TX, Nashville, TN, and Southern Ontario, Canada, this 10 track album features Grammy Award winning musicians Cindy Cashdollar, Dave Sanger (Asleep At The Wheel,) Tommy Harden (Reba,) and Dave Labruyere (John Mayer) with Juno and Grammy Award winning engineers Nick Blagona and Rick DeLellis. Mixed and master by Nick Blagona.

Produced by Tommy Parham, and written by Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham, this brilliant collection of songs and vocal performances, will capture your Americana radio listening audience and hold them “like a wing walker, on the edge without a net.”

T. J. Casey

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2015 at 1:33 am

download (3)TJ Casey hails from the great state of Montana as “Montana’s Singing Cowboy.” Casey is a singer/songwriter, storyteller, composer, clinician, humorist, entertainer and educator.

Frank Martin Gilligan

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2015 at 1:30 am

4PAN1TFrank Martin Gilligan grew up in NYC, but when he was 19 years old..…Texas happened.

Frank moved to Beaumont, Texas, in the late 70’s,he immediately formed MASON DIXON, a Texas vocal group that enjoyed a pretty good run on the charts and on the road in the 1980’s and 90’s. They played with just about everyone who was big in Country music at the time and racked up 13 Billboard chart singles as well.

GT Hurley

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2015 at 1:13 am

G.T. Hurley would be described as a blend of Waylon Jennings and Billy Joe Shaver on the country side, with a seasoning of Tex Ritter and Wylie Gustafson (Wylie & the Wild West) on the Western music side. As such, G.T. Hurley says his music is “Outlaw Western Music.” He goes on to explain that his songs have “elements of cowboy, blues and Southern rock that combine to form ‘Outlaw Western.’ His musical taste comes from folks like Waylon Jennings, Marshall Tucker Band, Johnny Cash and Guy Clark.

Hurley is a 20 year career US Marine, ranch hand, hard rock miner, Quarter Horse breeder and today a Singer Songwriter. While working as a hard rock miner, he was in a serious accident and almost bled out, giving him a better appreciation of life and the plans of his Creator: God first, family second, then the music. His favorite saying is “Life is too short to ride an ugly horse”. GT writes songs about the life he’s lived, what he has felt and what he observes, “the taste of gunpowder, the smell of horse sweat and the damp dark of the hard- rock mine.“

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Grand Old Grizzly

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2015 at 12:54 am

images (1)“There was a time when the city of Houston was filled with the notes of hot country nights, and cold beers at the honky tonk. That era when Mickey Gilley had his own beer joint and even his own brand of cold brew. It made sense for our hometown to capitalize on the imagery that others once had, and some who still do; of life in the Bayou City. However, those times have changed as country music has become more lacklustre and formulaic. Gone are the bands who you felt lived the life they’re singing about only to be replaced by a slicker format of the genre. But, if you’ve been paying attention; Houston has a new crop of country artists who are paving the path for those who live their tunes, and who you believe actually have. One of those artists, is Houston’s Grand Old Grizzly. This four piece has that certain something that reminds you immediately of Rhett Miller and Dale Watson…guys who wouldn’t honk the honk if they didn’t tonk the tonk. On their anticipated new album, “Cosmonada,” Grand Old Grizzly bring those hot country nights back in full swing by stretching their songwriting legs, complete with a mix of rock and traditional folk, making it a sound that’s all their own.

Chubby Knuckle Choir

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2015 at 12:46 am

download (2)Some bands are content to remain within the rigid confines of their musical comfort zones. The Chubby Knuckle Choir is not one of those bands. Nobody gleefully shatters genre boundaries like this frenetic foursome, who play everything from bongos to banjos onstage.

The Chubby Knuckle Choir officially formed in 2009 in Bastrop, Texas, a town which each band member has called home at one time or another. The band is made up of Slim Bawb, Perry Lowe, Tres Womack, and Rory Smith, singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists who all come from varying musical and geographical backgrounds; the result is a freewheeling live sound which blends country, bluegrass, R&B, and swamp blues. “It’s a marriage of all genres,” explains Lowe, who plays guitar, drums and keys, and contributes vocals, while Smith describes it as “folk music from a country that isn’t around … but should be.”

In the past five years, this creative group has earned comparisons to acts like The Gourds, the Wood Brothers, and Asylum Street Spankers, and has steadily built a dedicated fan base that’s drawn to the Choir’s joyful noise. In 2014, the band was awarded the Bugle Boy Talent Trust, which assists promising, up-and-coming artists (previous recipients include Grammy-nominated Americana singer-songwriter John Fullbright). They also appeared on syndicated radio show “Real Life, Real Music” and television program “Songwriters Across Texas,” bringing their eclectic sound to a whole new audience.

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Crazy Chestur

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2015 at 12:34 am

crazychestur1Crazy Chestur got together in 2013 to play “folk-rock” covers. Shortly thereafter, original tunes became a bigger part of the show. In January 2015 they spent a few days in the studio and invited some friends. The result is six originals and a few renditions. The style moves around a bit from swing to blues to swampy story-telling. Canadian influences are apparent (The Band , Neil Young).

The Lied To’s

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2015 at 12:26 am

Sugarcane Jane

In Uncategorized on June 17, 2015 at 10:50 pm

downloadSugarcane Jane, the Alabama Gulf Coast-based duo, have released their new studio album, Dirt Road’s End – an album they conceived and co-produced with legendary Americana/Roots singer-songwriter Buzz Cason.