2017

Holly Macve

A heavenly voice couched in spell-binding country & western ballads, with a devastating emotional delivery: Holly Macve is a fantastic addition to the Bella Union family, and her album Golden Eagle is one of the most remarkably assured debuts of this or any other year, especially given she’s though only 21 years old.Despite her youth, Golden Eagle reveals she’s experienced enough strife to last

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Arborist

ARBORIST released their debut album Home Burial in November 2016 to critical acclaim. UNCUT8/10 “A staggering debut of depth and substance”, ★★★★ The Guardian “A Man of My Age feels 8/10 “A staggering debut of depth and substance”, ★★★★ The Guardian “A Man of My Age feels like an instant classic” and ★★★★ Mojo “A

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Andrew Combs

“Ever heard of a happy song?” That question is posed to Andrew Combs in “Rainy Day Song”, the lead track on his acclaimed 2014 album, All These Dreams, during a barstool chat with a sarcastic friend. The singer — offended but gracious — smiles and allows the moment to pass, eschewing confrontation for the sake

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David Kitt

David Kitt is an Irish musician/producer that crosses multiple genres. David’s father and uncles formed a successful touring folk group when he was young so he grew up surrounded by music, and he himself began performing live sets while studying music technology at Trinity College, Dublin. He recorded and mixed the seven tracks of his

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The Americans

The Americans perform original rock & roll with deep roots in traditional American music. They have performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, twice joined Grammy and Oscar winner Ryan Bingham on national tours, and played the first dance at Reese Witherspoon’s wedding. They have backed up Nick Cave, Tim Robbins, and Lucinda Williams.

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John Blek

John Blek’s second full length solo album. “Cut The Light” is a collection of 11 songs recorded at…

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Paul Cauthen

Paul Cauthen remembers sitting alone in an Austin house after a weekend-long bender. A life making music seemed to be slipping away. Wide awake with nothing to lose, he fell on his hands and knees right there, bowed his head, and threw down a divine gauntlet. “I dared Him,” Cauthen says, recalling his desperate challenge

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Joan Shelley

Joan Shelley quickly followed her acclaimed 2014 album Electric Ursa with Over and Even, a quieter, more contemplative set recorded in her home state of Kentucky. It was an album of the year at NPR Music and in the Los Angeles Times, and was given 4 stars in Rolling Stone, who called it “a masterfully

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Western Centuries

“If it seems crazy to compare any band today to giants like the Band and the Flying Burrito Brothers, then call me crazy, but Western Centuries is the country supergroup we’ve been waiting for: three first-rate lead singers, each of whom writes solid, heartwarming and heartbreaking country songs, together in one band.”    —Kristin Cavoukian,

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Chip Taylor

Songwriters Hall of Fame 2016 inductee Chip Taylor has been writing and performing for nearly 60 years and shows no sign of slowing down. The New York Times says it best, “If you only know him as the as the guy who wrote ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Angel of the Morning” — you don’t know him! Chip Taylor is making

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The Handsome Family

For The Handsome Family music is a safe place to express ‘terrifying things’ — Fresh Air with Terry Gross, NPR ‘Unseen’ is The Handsome Family’s masterpiece—MOJO Words that in their everyday surrealism have no parallel in contemporary writing… Music that mines the deep veins of fatalism in the Appalachian voice — GREIL MARCUS As songwriters it’s the

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Marah

“With Angels of Destruction!, Philly natives Dave and Serge Bielanko, and their band have cranked out another relentlessly energetic dose of fast-and-loose brilliance. Angels reaffirms that these scrappy underdogs (and fans from Stephen King and Steve Earle to Bruce Springsteen and Nick Hornby) are not misguided in their unwavering belief that it’s still possible to

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