“Released by the band’s newly formed independent label, DitchDog Records, Things That Used To Shine finds Telisha opening up about the skeletons that have haunted her closet for years. Grammy-winning producer Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, LucindaWilliams) recorded the album’s 12 songs in three days, running the band’s harmonies through the same pre-amps once used by the Beatles. Casey Driessen, Russ Pahl, Jake Winebrenner and other heavy-hitting roots musicians also make appearances, beefing up the band’s songs with everything from organ to pedal steel.”
“In short, J.P. Harris plays Country Music. Not Americana, not Roots, Folk, or any other number of monikers used to describe a slew of spin-off genres; he plays from the foundation of these styles, the music that has influenced four generations of songwriters. In a world where prefixes have been added to the term Country, JP simply sticks to the old-fashioned sounds that have called to him. Referencing influences would be like describing each stitch in a quilt; every scrap of fabric tells a story of how the weathered and comfortable blanket came to be…”
“Written during a busy year on theroad, Things That Used To Shine is an album about leaving somethings behind…and meeting others head-on. It’s also the studio debut of Wild Ponies, a Nashville-based outfit fronted by Virginia natives Doug and Telisha Williams, who have previously toured and recorded as acoustic folk duo Doug & Telisha.”
“For those who love the Blues but are bored with the tight-assed ‘white guys in blazers’style and prefer something more adventurous, Sweany is a slam-dunk. The new album is a start-to-finish thrill, partly due to the singer/songwriter/guitarist’s lack of ‘stick to the script’ Blues theory. Sweany dips into the more folksy side of Blues, slinky R&B, early Rock & Roll, ’70s Blues Rock and dirty Garage Blues. That’s not to say that Sweany is for White Stripes fans only; the man has mad-crazy skills in whatever style he’s exploring and redecorating, something even the staunchest ‘back in my day’ curmudgeon is sure to appreciate if they give it an open-minded listen.”
“Sounding like what would happen if a bunch of Appalachian punk rockers formed a jug-band, The Howlin’ Brothers play with a ferocious energy that drags you in and finds you boogieing along in spite of yourself.”
In February 2013, Rolling Nowhere released its first full length record “The Simple Life”, earning slews of new fans and toured the Southeast extensively. 2014 continued to be a busy year for Rolling Nowhere . In addition to touring, Rolling Nowhere has: filmed videos for “Live and Breathing” and Mary Todd Hairdressing Company’s “Way Down in Cabbagetown” series, recorded their Daytrotter session, and filmed 2 videos with director Joshua Shoemaker.
“Joe Fletcher is a midwestern born, New England raised singer-songwriter living in East Nashville, TN. He released his third independent record, You’ve Got the Wrong Man, in October of 2014. This intimate solo album is a departure from his previous efforts with his band The Wrong Reasons (White Lighter and Bury Your Problems).”
“After 4 critically acclaimed CDs (two produced by longtime collaborator Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), Patrick has expanded his touring radius to 49 states and the UK. He’s played premiere festivals all over the U.S., and supported national acts such as The Black Keys, The Gourds, The Wood Brothers, Wayne Hancock, Hot Tuna, and Paul Thorn on tour.”