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February 02, 2015

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Lake Street Dive
Gregory Alan Isakov
Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy
Willie Sugarcapps
The Steel Wheels

Playlist

The Steel Wheels  Rain in the Valley 
    Winter is Coming 
    Halfway to Heaven 
    Go up to that Mountain 
    Fridley's Gap 
  Shonna Tucker  Austin Side 
    Since Jimmy Came 
    Lonely People 
  Gregory Alan Isakov  That Moon Song 
    The Universe 
    The Stable Song 
    Second Chances 
Willie Sugarcapps  Willie Sugarcapps 
    Energy 
    Poison 
    Trouble 
  Lake Street Dive  Got Me Fooled 
    Stop Your Crying 
    Clear a Space 
    Mistakes 
    Bad Self Portraits 
    You Go Down Smooth 
  Larry Groce & Co.  Nobody's Fault but Mine 

Press Release

Lake Street Dive - The four members of Lake Street Dive - hailing from Tennessee, Iowa, Minneapolis and Philadelphia - met when while studying at Boston’s New England Conservatory. Now, after nearly a decade of performing, the group is on the cusp of serious success. The members were hand-picked by Minneapolis trumpet/guitar player Mike Olson and named after a neighborhood of bars in his hometown. Jazz-schooled and DIY-motivated, LSD takes a penchant for indie pop and stretches the boundaries to a sophisticated brand of acoustic, groove-driven soul. The group’s homemade video of a street corner performance of The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” caught the attention of none other than T Bone Burnett and now has more than one million views. LSD’s fifth release, “Bad Self Portraits,” continues the journey from “a weird alt-country jazz group to a “pop-soul juggernaut.” The group’s “Mountain Stage” performance is bookended by dates on “The Colbert Report” and “Late Night With David Letterman.”

 

 Gregory Alan Isakov - Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality beyond his years tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place. His song-craft lends to the deepest lyrical masterpieces, with hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. Isakov has played numerous music festivals and venues across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. When he is not on the road or writing, he is usually in his garden. A degree in horticulture might seem contradictory to a life spent in motion, but Isakov finds balance in the quiet concentration of the work, creating roots that keep him connected to home. His new album, The Weatherman, was recorded mostly in solitude outside the quiet mountain town of Nederland, Colorado over the course of a year and a half.

 

 Shonna Tucker - Growing up in the musical hotbed of Muscle Shoals, AL, Shonna Tucker soaked up all the country and soul the area had to offer. After playing bass in local bands, she hired on as bassist and singer with the Drive-By Truckers. During that eight-year stint, Tucker and longtime bandmate John Neff played on Bettye Lavette’s Grammy-nominated “The Scene of the Crime” as well as Booker T. Jones’ “Potato Hole” which won a Grammy for “Best Pop Instrumental Album.” The DBT appeared on both David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon’s late night shows, and toured with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Now, Tucker and her band Eye Candy - which includes Neff and other Athens, GA, stalwarts - have released their debut, “A Tell All." 

  

 Willie Sugarcapps – Comprised of singer-songwriter Grayson Capps, guitarists Will Kimbrough and Corky Hughes, and duo Sugarcane Jane, what began as a Southern Alabama songwriter-in-the-round and jam session-styled collaboration quickly grew to become something more. The chemistry between the five distinct musicians that inspired a repertoire of songs demanded to be documented, so they recruited Capps’ longtime partner and Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Trina Shoemaker, which resulted in the self-titled debut album, Willie Sugarcapps. The collection presents ten impeccably crafted songs imbued by relaxed performances, angelic harmonies and country Zen sentiment. “Willie Sugarcapps is a homecoming for all of us,” Kimbrough says. “It’s coming full circle back to the beginning of why we do this in the first place and the joy of what happens when you play and sing with people who are alike in spirit and mind.”

 

 The Steel Wheels - Based in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, The Steel Wheels is a four-piece string band that marries old-time musical traditions with its own mountain soul. Led by Trent Wagler’s strong, clear tenor, in 2010, the band received seven nominations from The Independent Music Awards (IMA). That year, “Nothing You Can’t Lose” was named “Best Country Song” while "Working on a Building" won "Best Gospel Song." In 2012, “Lay Down, Lay Low,” spent 10 weeks on the AMA’s Top 40 Chart and won “Americana Album of the Year” at the 2012 IMA awards. The Steel Wheels have appeared at The Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, Floydfest, the Albino Skunk Music Festival, the Smoky Hill River Fest, the Folk Alliance and Appalachian Uprising. In addition, the band organizes and performs the SpokeSongs bicycle music tour with band members towing their instruments, equipment, and merchandise from one show to another on bicycles. Past tours have spanned up to 11 days, 600 miles, and 10 shows. The group released “No More Rain” in 2013.