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“Always You” by Michael Addison

Michael Addison began in Philadelphia, but honed his musical skills as a student at the University of Arizona. Now based in Los Angeles, CA, Addison has released Always You. The CD consists of its title track and others hits including, “Come Back to Me” and “Last Words.” Collaborators include Christine Wu (Justin […]

“Always Something To Believe In” by Malea McGuinness

Singer, songwriter and storyteller, Malea McGuinness,released her full-length album, Sweet, back in late September. Sweet is McGuinness’ third release, following her debut, True Believer, and the follow-up, Close As Air.

“A dreamy pedal steel introduces ‘Miss Moonlight,’ a gorgeously melodic ode that frames a self-fulfilled woman dancing in the heavens. ‘Sweet,’ the […]

“The Honest Ocean” by Yellowbirds

The Color marked the recording debut of Yellowbirds, the latest musical work of Sam Cohen (guitarist, singer/songwriter of Apollo Sunshine).

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“The Honest Ocean” by Yellowbirds

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“Flipside” by Abby Holden

The up-and-coming LA singer/songwriter, Abby Holden, debuted her latest full length album, Flipside, on iTunes earlier this year. The album was recorded in New Zealand and London. “Flipside” was a semi-finalist in this years UK Songwriting Contest in the pop category and “Wrong Tonight” was a finalist in the Singer/Songwriter category.

Holden was clasically […]

“You Say It Too” and “Nobody Could Change Your Mind” by Generationals

On their way to or from (not sure which) Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas this past weekend, Mates of State stopped at Houston’s Fitzgerald’s (by the way, I’m totally bummed I missed my opportunity to see Ryan Gosling).

Mates put on an excellent show, as always, extending the setlist to honor crowd […]

“Predetermined Destiny” by Monte Pittman

Rock musician, guitarist and songwriter, Monte Pittman, just released his second album, Pain, Love & Destiny on October 3. Monte is the #1 top-funded rock musician in the history of Kickstarter, having raised $65,500 from fans to finance the new album.

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To share Pittman’s most tender […]