2018-2019 new releases
MIchael Paul Lawson - SOME FIGHTS YOU NEVER WIN
Lawson’s dark country/Americana style features relatable subject matter and hooks that can’t be denied. His songcraft is full of vibe and atmosphere, striking even the hardest heart chord in the listener. His debut album Some Fights You’ll Never Win was released on July 12 and is a poignant observation of the struggles of life intertwined with heartfelt lyrics and remarkable melodies.
PAUL BENOIT - LOST DAYS, LONG NIGHTS
Paul Benoit has been touring for over twenty years, was a co-founder of the band Haunaman, and has released 11 albums - including his delightful new album, lost days, long nights. His music blends blues, rock, pop and folk into an americana sound inspired by decades of traveling around the globe.
MICHELLE MCAFEE - PAPER WALLS
MICHELLE’S SMOLDERING VOICE AND DYNAMIC RHYTHMIC GUITAR STYLE ARE REMINISCENT OF SHAWN COLVIN AND PIETA BROWN. BASED IN SOUTHERN OREGON WITH ROOTS IN ALASKA, SHE HAS A FIERCE LOVE OF MOUNTAINS AND WANDERLUST. her new album, paper walls, is a collaboration with producer/guitarist/songwriter david jacobs-strain. MICHELLE IS ALSO THE FOUNDER, INSTIGATOR AND PUBLISHER OF SONGBONES.
The Brothers Reed - Caught In A Dream
based in southern oregon, The brothers family blend of folk encapsulates the grit and humor of Midwest life with the swagger and serenity of the west coast. Their style evokes finger picking folk singers of the 60’s and 70’s with a contemporary and boundless edge.
TANANA RAFTERS - BEND
Based IN Anchorage, Alaska, this award winning bluesy folk-rock band has really gained ground since their formation in November of 2013. rootED in folk, country, blues, and bluegrass, THIS BAND rilES dancers and stillS hearts.
STAND AND SWAY - DEEP BLUE
Beth Wood and Ara Lee James, TWO POWERHOUSE VOICES, takeS soul, folk, spoken word, Americana, gospel, and blues, shakes them around in a basket of harmony, and makes what they affectionately call “grown-out-roots-music.”
AVA EARL - AM I ME YET?
THIS 16 year old prolific singer-songwriter has gained a loyal following in her home state of Alaska. THE ALBUM IS A collection of 15 songs featurING Ava on guitar and vocals, Andy Mullen on classical guitar, and Anna Tivel on violin.
MARK GOSTNELL - ANOTHER WORLD
THIS SOUTHERN OREGON BASED SONGWRITER SHOWS MINI-MOVIES IN HIS SONGS THE WAY GREG BROWN, JOHN PRINE AND DYLAN DO. ANOTHER WORLD IS FULL OF CHARACTERS, MOMENTS AND IMAGERY THAT HAUNTs AND INSPIREs.
KARYN ANN - BE LOUd
Karyn Ann has drawn comparisons to troubadours like Bonnie Raitt and Carole King. HER 2ND ALBUM, Be Loud, paints a world arguing with itself and the observer caught in between.
Pete kartsounes - i’m alive
An award winning singer-songwriter, flat picker, and cutting-edge musician's musician, Pete Kartsounes is no stranger to life out on the road. i’m alive is Pete’s 5th album (2019).
ROB BAIRD - AFTER ALL
A gambler of wit, Rob Baird spins lyrical luck in his fourth record, After All to find out what happens when you go looking for yourself in someone else.
LES HAYDEN - PROVERBS
LES CAUGHT OUR EAR WITH THIS ALBUM PROVERBS, AND IT’S BEAUTIFULLY RECORDED STRINGS AND MELODIC MOODS. THANK YOU LES, FOR SONGBONES PODCAST THEME MUSIC! LES LIVES IN LEICESTER, UK.
ALICE DIMICELE - ONE WITH THE TIDE
ALICE IS A SOUTHERN OREGON FolK, Roots, Americana ARTIST WITH WIDE-RANGING VOCAL PROWESS, HUMOR, AND DISTINCTIVE GUITAR STYLE. THIS IS HER 12TH ALBUM RELEASE.
WINDSONG MARTIN - LOVE IS THE MEDICINE
WINDSONG IS A FOLK ARTIST BASED IN SOUTHERN OREGON. her fifth album release weaves stories of life and love with folk, celtic, and tribal flavors. HER lyrics draw on the beauty of nature and human compassion.
THIEVES & LOVERS - UNDERNEATH
Formed in sunny southern California, Thieves & Lovers catchy brand of ACOUSTIC rock is based on driving guitars and infectious melodies. UNDERNEATH IS A NEW SINGLE AND SNEAK-PEAK FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM, scheduled for RELEASE LATER THIS YEAR (2019).
STEVE NORWOOD - THIN ICE
ALASKA BASED FOLK-ROCK SINGERSONGWRITER, STEVE NORWOOD, HAS A UNIQUE GUITAR STYLE AND STORYTELLING PANACHE THAT MAKES HIM A NORTHERN FAVORITE. THIN ICE IS STEVE’S 2ND ALBUM (2019).
BETH WOOD - THE LONG ROAD
BETH IS A modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. SHE’S BEEN writing, performing, recording and touring for most of HER life. 20 YEARS ON THE ROAD INSPIRED THIS COLLECTION OF SONGS FULL OF MOVEMENT, CONNECTION, AND HOPE.
rachel baiman - THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving is a collection of songs that center around themes of Indigenous Rights, home and homelessness, and love in hard times. The EP opens with the jovial sounding “Tent City” which features a hard-driving bluegrass band.
WHITE OWL RED - EXISTENTIAL FRONTIERS
White Owl Red is the music of singer/songwriter Josef McManus. “Delightful…Dylanesque…McManus is a wordsmith…sweet delivery and ability to craft memorable language that sticks in your mind.” JEFF MONK, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.