Big Hoax out of the Baltimore area is set to release their debut album in June. There will undoubtedly be Avett Brothers comparisons, but listen beyond that to the depth of sound, the thoughtfulness of the songwriting. Check out the videos below for a couple of songs that will be on the album.
Aside from being a prolific musician, Lee Harvey Osmond, a.k.a. Tom Wilson, is a poet, a painter, and a soon-to-be published author whose creative juices always seem to be flowing. A conversation with him is like riding a rollercoaster: lots of twists and turns, ups and down, frightening and fun all at the same time. Jim Villanueva recently spoke with him about scars – beautiful and otherwise – and just about everything else under the sun.
One of Americana Music Times’s favorite artists, Los Angeles-based Rod Melancon, has released a new EP, LA 14. Still working with producer Brian Whelan, formerly Dwight Yoakum’s guitarist, LA 14, returns to Melancon’s country roots, but still rocks out, as you’ll hear when you listen to “Perry” below. The songwriting on LA 14 is as good as we expect from Melancon, who continues to spin finely crafted tales born of the Louisiana swamps that he calls home.