An Americana Sampler – Audio Gumshoe 161

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photo by Sandyman Flynn

An Americana Sampler

Today’s show features a variety of artists that have submitted Americana or folk/rock style songs. If you like what you hear — or perhaps don’t — please leave me your thoughts/feedback by clicking the “Send Voicemail” tab on the right hand side of the page — or by visiting the voicemail page. You can also submit your comments using the form on the contact page.

Songs and Artists Played

– Mississippi Moon (Sandyman Flynn)
– Time Flies Away (David Rice)
– Rusty Kind of Soul (OLGWI) [Birds Will Sing for You Music]
– Alright By Me (Reprise) (Ali Bartlett)
– Thousand Winds (Cory Brown)
– Feel (Eric Erdman) [Ariel Publicity]
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Thanks to Sandyman Flynn for the use of his photo “Mandolin Morning Table Outside 2” on this post.

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Six Gun Jury – Audio Gumshoe 160

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Six Gun Jury

Six Gun Jury promotional image

Songs Played

– Climb the Scene
– All Alone in Rock and Roll
– Anthem
– Chancellor Pink
– My Baby Cries
– Everything You Are
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About the Show

“Six Gun Jury deserves a shot at the majors.”
~ John Hayes, Rockflash, August 1989

One of the things that I most like about producing Audio Gumshoe is the opportunity to bring fresh, new music to my listeners. In this case, I found music that I know would likely be “fresh and new,” but coincidentally is twenty-three years old.

Six Gun Jury is a group that existed in Pittsburgh in the late 1980s. The band was a popular option for many in the area. Local radio stations liked them. They received high praises from local music publications. They even competed against the likes of the Pixies, 10,000 Maniacs, and the Lemonheads for the top of the Pittsburgh alternative record charts. But, unless you lived in the area, you’ve likely not heard them.

The music of this band has now become available to download after all these years. It’s a great flashback opportunity to a time when alternative guitar bands rose to the top of the listening charts. Consider REM‘s “Stand” from the album Green in 1989. Or The Cure with their “Lovesong” and the track “Pictures of You” from the album Disintegration. And what about The Church with their song “Under the Milky Way” from the album Starfish? If the critics in Pittsburgh would have had their way, Six Gun Jury would have been found keeping company with these same acts at the top of the charts in 1989. John Young, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said, “This guitar-based four-piece has quietly become a very tight and powerful group-to-be-reckoned-with.”

Image of members of Six Gun Jury while on stageThe band offers all of their original songs from the album Res Ipsa Loquitur as free downloads. These are mp3s in 320 kbps format. The collection includes the 1988 WXXP regular rotation commercial radio hit “Climb the Scene”, and the songs “All Alone in Rock ‘n Roll” and “Chancellor Pink.” Both finished in WPTS radio’s Top 50 songs of 1987. In addition, 5 bonus songs, recorded by the band in 1987, have also been added to the download package.

Get the Music

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Artist Links

Six Gun Jury Archive Page
Six Gun Jury on YouTube

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The Commuters – Audio Gumshoe 159

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The Commuters

Image of the Commuters band with text

Songs Played

– As I Make My Way
– Rescue
– Take a Step Back
– Bombs Away
– We Are Breathing

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About the Show

The first single off the album, “As I Make My Way,” has been making big waves since its debut in September. It received extensive college radio play and the video was added by mtvU to the channel’s rotation.

As I mention in the show, it is a great day when I can open my email to check show submissions and I find a band as tight as this. The songs are well-written, well-produced, and the performances are well-executed. Solid acts like this are sometimes hard to find.

The Commuters do a great job presenting stories about life — perhaps from the view of living in NYC? — to which people world-wide might relate. Their use of dynamics throughout this album shows that they understand music is a direct portrayal of our own lives. None of us lives it loud, full bore, one hundred percent of the time, with much success. We have times when we get quiet, reflect, and even listen to ourselves. I appreciate a band that shares dynamics in their songs.

image of the Commuters album cover, RaceI mention in this episode that there must, indeed, be something wrong with the music industry when bands like this are not better known. I encourage everyone to give this band a listen, either through this episode, or by downloading their tracks (link below) for FREE! Spread the word and get these guys known by as many people as possible.

We’re really excited and grateful for the strong positive reception the album has been getting,” said Zeeshan Zaidi, lead singer and guitarist for The Commuters. “And I’m equally excited about giving the album away for free on our site – I want as many people to hear it as possible.

Get the Music

Bandcamp
Rescue – on Amazon.com

Artist Links

The Commuters Web Site
The Commuters on Twitter
The Commuters on Facebook
The Commuters on YouTube

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
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Kim Edwards – Audio Gumshoe 158

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Kim Edwards

Kim Edwards album art for Wanderlust

Songs Played

– Wanderlust
– The Show
– It Was Me
– Oceans
– No Other (Acoustic Version)
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About the Show

Each of the songs I’ve written for Wanderlust has been a reflection of a different place of travel—the album is a collection of songs from my journeys.

Kim Edwards is one of the artists that I featured on my recent “The File Box – Part 2” episode of Audio Gumshoe. Her songs are smooth, soulful pictures of her experiences. She shares talent that comes from a lifetime of deep musical exploration. She explains:

As a kid I studied Alan Menken’s Disney Scores for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. I remember being 14 and doing some online research and I found the company in charge of the scores and I wrote them said ‘I’m a student of orchestration, could you send me some scores?’ and they did!

The music on this episode of Audio Gumshoe is from the album “Wanderlust.” The songs are described as “chamber pop.” Kim’s early study of classical piano has obviously contributed to the lush arrangements and appreciation for the classical styles. She starting training at age four and was a piano performance major in college for a short while. It is obvious that she has a firm grasp of music theory, orchestration, and arrangement, all of which can be heard on Wanderlust.

From her press package:

Kim’s uniquely playful musicality has garnered favorable comparisons to Regina Spektor and Ingrid Michaelson. Wanderlust debuted at #25 in the iTunes Top 200 Singer-Songwriter charts, an impressive feat for a totally D.I.Y. artist who used standard networking platforms like Kickstarter and Facebook for exposure.

Photo of Kim Edwards smilingShe explains that she simply put out a Facebook message asking friends and fans to support her digital release. On the day of her Facebook message she noted that she had been scanning the bottom of the Top 200 Singer-Songwriter list on iTunes. It wasn’t until she moved up to #92 that she realized that Wanderlust had debuted that well. By day’s end the album had reached #25. She said, “[it] was remarkable considering there wasn’t any marketing or publicity.”

Get the Music

iTunes
Amazon

Artist Links

Kim Edwards
Kim Edwards on Twitter
Kim Edwards at Facebook
Kim Edwards at YouTube
Kim Edwards at ReverbNation

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Et Tu Brucé – Audio Gumshoe 157

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Et Tu Brucé

Suburban Sunshine album cover art

Songs Played

– This City
– Never Seen You Cry
– Stars Fall
– Dress Me Up in Bruises
– Never Say Trevor Again
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Hailing from Hanwell in sunny London ‘Suburban Sunshine’ is the incredible debut album release from Et Tu Brucé. Their first single ‘This City/Never Seen You Cry’ was championed by BBC 6 Music, BBC London & X-FM amongst many other tastemaker radio stations. ‘Stars Fall’ followed, and continued where the first release left off, with added coverage on a variety of commercial stations and by Frank Skinner on his Absolute Radio show.

Et Tu Brucé is one of those bands that became an easy favorite for me after my first listen. The music has the familiarity of most of the great classic bands that I’ve enjoyed through the years, while sounding clean, fresh, and well-produced. Though it has a retro sound, the album “Suburban Sunshine” benefits from the newest audio technology, good engineering and a thoughtful ear during the mastering process.

Never Say Trevor Again single artwork“Suburban Sunshine” almost didn’t make its way to my radar. I had been traveling quite a bit since this past May and found the email submissions for the show stacking up considerably. The email from Monty at Blah Blah Promotions arrived during this time. It would have been very easy for me to move forward through the messages while only giving this one a cursory glance. I’m glad I read it. I’m even more glad that I listened.

Be sure to visit the band’s YouTube page to see the video for the song “Never Say Trevor Again”. Quite fun.

Get the Music

iTunes
Amazon

Artist Links

Et Tu Brucé
Et Tu Brucé on Twitter
Et Tu Brucé at Facebook
Et Tu Brucé at YouTube

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Mahoney – AG PT3

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Audio Gumshoe Pinched Tracks

Pinch [pinch] -verb Slang
a. to catch
b. to arrest
Specifically as seen in film noir featuring gumshoe detectives.

Audio Gumshoe Pinched Tracks are songs that have been submitted to the show by artists hoping for play to potential new fans. Often, these artists don’t submit enough material to be featured artists. Their songs are still good, though, and worthy of playing at Audio Gumshoe. If you like these, please visit the artist links to find out more — and to purchase their music if it is available.

Mahoney

song art for Mahoney's We're on Our Way
Mahoney, a passionate singer/songwriter from Dublin, Ireland, has declared that all proceeds from the sale of this song will benefit the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice in Dublin. The song had more than 250,000 hits the first week it was released on YouTube.

Mahoney co-wrote the song with Rob Malone, who also produced the track. Malone is David Gray’s bassist.

Song Played

We’re On Our Way [on iTunes]

Artist Links

Mahoney at:
Official Site

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