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Category: Interviews

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A Dirty Dozen with KAREN JONAS – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with KAREN JONAS – October 2019

| 13 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Fredericksburg, VA-based award-winning Americana artist Karen Jonas released a new album, Lucky, Revisited, on July 19, 2019.  Wide Open Country partnered with Jonas to premiere the first single, “Ophelia,” on June 14, 2019, and to announce the new album.  Lucky, Revisited is Jonas’s fourth studio album and features new, stripped-down, acoustic recordings of nine songs released on her first […]

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A Dirty Dozen with RYAN GRIM from AMERICAN GRIM – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with RYAN GRIM from AMERICAN GRIM – October 2019

| 13 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Challenge the status quo. Shake up the culture of fake outrage. Break free from the bonds  of  self-defeating  ignorance. There’s no reason to despair within this dystopia; we have the power to escape mindless obedience. This is the primal punk-style message at the heart of AMERICAN GRIM, a heavy music […]

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INTERVIEW: TOM KEIFER – October 2019

INTERVIEW: TOM KEIFER – October 2019

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “TOM KEIFER’s highly anticipated album RISE with #keiferband–Savannah Keifer, Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Kendra Chantelle, Jarred Pope, Kory Myers—has garnered impressive debuts on various Billboard charts thanks to devoted fans who “rose to the occasion” with their ongoing support and devotion to the man who’s been releasing music for over three decades. It was released September […]

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A Dirty Dozen with FRANCESCO CAVALIERI from WIND ROSE – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with FRANCESCO CAVALIERI from WIND ROSE – October 2019

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “With the singles “Diggy Diggy Hole”, “Drunken Dwarves” and “Wintersaga” already proven as certified favorites in the metal community, WIND ROSE have finally release their fourth studio album Wintersaga via Napalm Records today. The dwarves take the listener on a highly entertaining and unforgettable 50 minutes lasting ride over mountains, snow and ice!” We […]

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A Dirty Dozen with DAVID NEWBOULD – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with DAVID NEWBOULD – October 2019

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter David Newbould is set to release a new album, Sin & Redemption, on October 18, 2019 via Rock Ridge Music.  Co-produced by Chris Tench and Tres Sasser and recorded over the course of three weeks at Sound Shelter Studios in Franklin, TN, Sin & Redemption is a powerful, 10-song testament from […]

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A Dirty Dozen with RAY PATRICKS and DAN STROUD from LAST KISS GOODNIGHT – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with RAY PATRICKS and DAN STROUD from LAST KISS GOODNIGHT – October 2019

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Alt rock band Last Kiss Goodnight (LKG) – whose breakthrough single “Love Separation” debuted among the top five on the Most Added Billboard Mainstream Indicator Chart and nabbed the coveted #1 spot on the Most Added Foundations Chart Week – has revealed that their much-anticipated album Immortal will be released Friday, October 11 on […]

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A Dirty Dozen with BRADFORD LOOMIS – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with BRADFORD LOOMIS – October 2019

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter Bradford Loomis is set to release a new album, Where the Light Ends, on October 11, 2019.  Recorded at Sound Forge Studios in Kenewick WA, and produced by Brandon Bee, Where the Light Ends speaks of the raw reality of the human condition with passion, sharing tales that are shaped by […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LISA BELL – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with LISA BELL – October 2019

| 12 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Boulder, CO-based singer-songwriter Lisa Bell released her fifth album, Back Seat, on September 6, 2019.  Already known as a musically diverse Americana artist with jazz influences, Lisa Bell shifts gears with the release, compiling a potent album that nods to the influences that have helped sharpen her sound — including laidback R&B, melodic soul, and […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KYLE NICOLAIDES from BEWARE OF DARKNESS – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with KYLE NICOLAIDES from BEWARE OF DARKNESS – October 2019

| 9 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “After a three-year hiatus, alternative rock band BEWARE OF DARKNESS (aka Kyle Nicolaides) is back with the exciting new single “Bloodlines” out on October 11th via Bright Antenna Records. The powerfully infectious song will remind you how much you missed Beware Of Darkness. The track ushers in the rebirth of a sound that is rock and roll dipped in […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JEFF AUG from APESHIFTER – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with JEFF AUG from APESHIFTER – October 2019

| 9 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “German-based progressive-stoner rock trio APE SHIFTER will debut on North American shores this fall, featuring the extraordinary lineup of APE SHIFTER leader/guitarist Jeff Aug, legendary bassist Stu Hamm and drummer Jeremy Colson. APE SHIFTER’s second album, Ape Shifter II, was released earlier this year to critical acclaim. Fusing a classic heavy rock sound that arcs in the stoner rock […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SAMMY URWIN from EMPLOYED TO SERVE – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with SAMMY URWIN from EMPLOYED TO SERVE – October 2019

| 9 October 2019 | Reply

  We get Employed To Serve guitarist Sammy Urwin to discuss new music, influences, and much more… 1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets the band put in the material or that only diehard […]

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A Dirty Dozen with STEPHEN DAMON-TILLEY from RENEGADE CARTEL – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with STEPHEN DAMON-TILLEY from RENEGADE CARTEL – October 2019

| 5 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Boston based Hard Rock Band RENEGADE CARTEL has released the official live video for “Break Your Chains.” Shot by Michael Cox, “Break Your Chains” is the debut single off of the trio’s upcoming LP, Dear World, due out 10/31/2019. Renegade Cartel looks to break the mold of todays music, and the niche sub-genres of rock. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ANDREW STERN from 3 PAIRS OF BOOTS – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ANDREW STERN from 3 PAIRS OF BOOTS – October 2019

| 5 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “San Francisco, CA-based Americana husband-and-wife duo 3 Pairs of Boots (Andrew Stern and Laura Arias) released its debut album, Gone South, on July 12, 2019.  Produced by Stern and recorded in the band’s own studio, the music is an amalgam of twangy two-step, gritty guitars, dusty pop, and bluesy, bittersweet folk from the Left Coast.  While Tennessee […]

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A Dirty Dozen with RICH HOPKINS from DEEPFALL – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with RICH HOPKINS from DEEPFALL – October 2019

| 5 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “DEEPFALL conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty. Cutting to the bone with soaring instrumental passages, spirited choruses, and precisely placed breakdowns, the band thrives in the expanse of rock ’n’ roll’s vast sub-genres.” We get frontman Rich to discuss new […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LEAH – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with LEAH – October 2019

| 5 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “After a crowdfunding campaign that far exceeded the goal, symphonic/Celtic vocal goddess LEAH has revealed that her upcoming winter-themed album, Ancient Winter, will officially see release on November 15. LEAH – described affectionately by her fans as “the metal Enya” – hails from the coast of British Columbia, Canada, and is inspired by […]

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A Dirty Dozen with DANIEL GRAVES from AESTHETIC PERFECTION – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with DANIEL GRAVES from AESTHETIC PERFECTION – October 2019

| 5 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Addictive industrial pop outfit AESTHETIC PERFECTION is set to kick off the “Into the Black” North American tour this week along with support from Empathy Test and LAZERPUNK. Since forming AESTHETIC PERFECTION nearly two decades ago, producer Daniel Graves has released five full-length albums, numerous singles and music videos, all the while reinventing what it means to be […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SHARONE – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with SHARONE – October 2019

| 5 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Denver, CO based dark rock artist SHARONE has released the official music video for her newest single, “Cold.” Directed by Kyle Lamar of and SHARONE herself, “Cold” is the first single and video off of her upcoming LP, Reflection, due out December 7th, 2019.” We get Sharone to discuss new music, influences, and much more… 1. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with THE SIREN from ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with THE SIREN from ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR – October 2019

| 5 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Theatrical hard rock/fantasy metal band Illusions of Grandeur drop their debut album, The Songs of the Siren. The new album is out now via Pavement Entertainment and available to stream worldwide. Find Illusions of Grandeur’s latest release on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. The Songs of the Siren is a part of a larger compilation called The Siren Saga. ” We get The Siren to discuss new music, influences, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JORDAN WHITMORE – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with JORDAN WHITMORE – October 2019

| 4 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Texas-based singer-songwriter Jordan Whitmore is set to share her rootsy pop/Americana musical goodness with the world on September 6, 2019, with the release of her EP, Good Things. Mixing heartland rock & roll guitars with bright pop hooks a la Sheryl Crow, Whitmore showcases her cross-genre sound on the EP, which was produced by […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CASEY AHERN – October 2019

A Dirty Dozen with CASEY AHERN – October 2019

| 4 October 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “A vibrant free spirit who approaches every opportunity and challenge that comes her way fearlessly, Casey Ahern’s life is by design one of perpetual forward motion. The 20-year-old SoCal based singer songwriter chose Where I Run as the title of her latest EP not simply because the theme of […]

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