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Picked up guitars as teens and never stopped: Natalie Gelman & Shelby Lanterman

Shelby Lanterman is a singer-songwriter from Napa, CA, who was exposed to all forms of  music – rock & roll,  pop, blues, Americana —  by her parents practically from the day she was born. So it is not surprising that, at the age of 12 she picked up the guitar, learned Garage Band, and started playing her own shows, and at 16 was writing and singing her own songs.  There was no sto...[Read More]

Hot San Jorocho rock and cool Russian pop. Las Cafeteras and Ksenia

Born in the streets of Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras are children of immigrants who are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with eclectic instruments, including jarana’s, requinto, a donkey jawbone, a West African bass instrument called the Marimbol, cajón, and a wooden platform called the Tarima used to dance Zapateado. Las Cafeteras formed as a band in 2008  to document the historie...[Read More]

New York Americana and Swiss Alps soul: the music of Bellehouse & Indiana Grace.

Bellehouse was formed in 2013 and currently is based in Brooklyn, performing as a indie Americana band that is between down-home roots music and intellectual folk-rock. Bellehouse delivers a sound that embraces a variety of genres — from Celtic traditional and folk revival to soul and Motown and a bit of rock. The group includes  Sarah Elizabeth Haines (viola, voice),Jess Taylor Clinton (vocals, g...[Read More]

Taylor Jahn previews his new EP. El Dusty home from the Latin Grammys

Taylor Jahn is a troubadour, creator of palatable melodies, zealot of fine craft brews and all things Portland. Presently recording and performing in LA he has been influenced by current artists like Sara Bareilles, Coldplay, Lorde, Mary Lambert and others. His songs span genres from pop to country to singer/songwriter to rock. His first single, Hideaway is now out and his first EP will drop in Ja...[Read More]

Homecomings. Halo Circus from their 30-city tour. Maggie Szabo from Europe

Two of my favorite artists.  Maggie Szabo and Allison Iraheta of  and Halo Circus both with homecomings this week. Halo Circus is an LA-based bilingual alternative rock band composed of vocalist Allison Iraheta, guitarist Brian Stead, bassist Matthew Hager and drummer Veronica Bellino. Halo Circus was formed in 2012 by Iraheta, a finalist on American Idol. She had released her debut album, Just Li...[Read More]

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