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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Association of Music Podcasting
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Tubie and the Touchtones – AGPT4

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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.

Tubie and the Touchtones

image for Tubie and the Touchtones album cover
This is the Blues, Texas Style, very much in the vein Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top, and Johnny Winter. The band has become a fixture in their hometown of Navasota, which has been officially proclaimed as the Blues Capital of Texas by the state legislature. In fact, the band has twice played in the Texas State Capitol rotunda during legislative sessions to commemorate the heritage of Texas Blues.

Song Played

When the Rubber Meets the Road

Artist Links

Tubie and the Touchtones at:
Official Site

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
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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
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook

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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

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
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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

Associated Links

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Blubrry Podcast Network
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