Music helps a farmer whether it is driving to the farm, working on paperwork or completing a mundane field task like weeding. So this holiday season think about getting that farmer in your life some sweet tunes and yes many of us, myself include love to jam out to CDs and LPs.
Shovels & Rope are a folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Shovels & Rope blends traditional folk, rock and roll, country rock, and punk rock. This album has a nautical theme that links together all the songs filled with heady harmonies and head bobbing beats.
Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics deliver psychedelic soul that will get you dancing. You will swear you are listening to soul acts of the 60’s and 70’s. Monophonics’ songs provide you with a wall of sound that you won’t be able to turn off.
Spirit Family Reunion is a folk band from Brooklyn, New York, playing homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake and holler with. This band has it all guitars, drums, banjo, fiddle, tambourine, washboard, and killer vocals.
Hailing from the hills of San Francisco, California, Sam and his band whom he lovingly refers to as The Untraditional, perform honky-tonk music that will bring anyone to their feet. Sam Chase is a story-teller with a gravelly voice that will take you on a journey to another time.
Leon Bridges is a gospel and soul singer from Fort Worth, Texas. Bridges’s style is soul resembling 1960s rhythm and blues, think Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. You will be singing along to his songs in no time. These tunes are destined to become classics.
The California Honeydrops is a blues and R&B band, from Oakland, California. Crossing genres from roots and blues to R&B and soul, The California Honeydrops’ sound is tied together by their instrumentation, vocal harmonies and New Orleans style. The smooth vocals and jumping rhythm will get you through weeding a whole bed of carrots without stopping.
J. Roddy Walston and the Business is a rock band based in Richmond, Virginia. This album is a mix of heavy hooks and elegant melodies revealing the band’s affinity for artists as disparate as Led Zeppelin, pre-disco-era Bee Gees, The Replacements, and Randy Newman.
The Family Crest is a orchestral indie rock band based in San Francisco. Their sound is inspired by many genres including jazz, folk, and classical. The band is made up of seven core members and several hundred additional members who actively participate in recordings. This album contains complex haunting arrangements that take away to another world.
JD McPherson, a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He is known for a retro sound rooted in the rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and rockabilly music of the 1950s. JD McPherson channels the spirit of Little Richard and James Brown.
I’m so excited for this new album, it is a collaborative effort between the always amazing duo Shovels & Rope and their close friends. The collection finds the band covering well-known songs like Patience (Guns N’ Roses), Strangers (The Kinks), Unknown Legend (Neil Young) and more
Pssst Santa I would really like the new Shovels & Rope album for Christmas … I promise I’ve been very good …