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Noise Trade Offers a Sample of Sugar Hill and Vanguard Records' Brand of Americana

Noise Trade has released a nine song digital sampler on their website that spotlights several Americana acts from both Sugar Hill and Vanguard Records including Sarah Jarosz, Brian Wright, Deep Dark Woods, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Mullins and more.

In the midst of a truly unique atmosphere centered around the Americana Music Awards, each of these songs was recorded during Americana Fest at Minutia Studios in Nashville, TN. This sampler gives listeners a great taste of a portion of what Vanguard and Sugar Hill have to offer.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Brian Wright - "Weird Winter"

02. Sarah Jarosz - "Ring Them Bells"

03. Deep Dark Woods - "Banks of the Leopold Canal"

04. Rodney Crowell - "God I'm Missing You"

05. Joey+Rory - "Waiting for Someone"

06. Shawn Mullins - "Sunshine"

07. Kathy Mattea - "Gone Gonna Rise Again"

08. Sam Bush - "Watson Allman"

09. Dirk Powell - "The Bald Headed Judge" 

Download the sampler here and check out the videos of the recordings over at Paste.

Moe. on Chicago's WXRT THIS Sunday - and free download!

Tune In Alert for Sunday: 

Chicago's WXRT-FM will be running a special 2-hour Sunday Night Concert this weekend with Moe. - the XRT show was recorded last year in Chicago! Listen this Sunday, 5/19, beginning at 7PM CT (8PM ET / 5PM PT) via http://93XRT.com/.

In celebration, we are also offering a FREE download of "The Bones of Lazarus" from What Happened To The La La's! Enjoy!

Donna The Buffalo Makes "Everlasting Impression" with New Album,Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, Available Now


 25-Year touring veterans head to West Coast

for summer tour with stops in multiple major markets
The album catapults to the No. 12 position
on the Americana charts at radio this week
Nashville, Tenn. (June 18, 2013) -- As they unveil their first new album in five years,Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, the across-the-board praise from critics proclaims roots-music troubadours Donna the Buffalo have skillfully assembled a fine set that bolsters their longtime status as a celebrated, exceptionally talented mainstay in Americana music.
The music video for "I Love My Tribe" also enjoyed an exclusive premiere on CMT Edge. Watch the video filmed in and around Nashville - and featuring a cameo from Jim Lauderdale - here!  



Uncle Kracker's "Blue Skies"

Uncle Kracker stands alone in a field, calling a groggy band member. Uncle Kracker asks: “Weʼre supposed to film today! Where is everybody?!” The band member responds: “Oh man…we partied with the director last night and he blew the budget on tequila…” The call drops.

What next? 

He dials Pete, his 12-year-old cousin: “Hey man, you still got those cameras you told me about?” The confused cousin says yes. Matt (Uncle Kracker) smiles: “Well get over here, youʼre my video director!”

The video chronicles the bossy pre-teen "directing" Uncle Kracker on a beautiful "Blue Skies" day and the result is a high-energy, fun, new video from the main ingredient in any summer soundtrack! 

Enjoy "Blue Skies" from Uncle Kracker! 



Brian Wright 'Rattle Their Chains' Available Now

Sophomore Sugar Hill Release Garners Early Praise

While singer-songwriter/roots rocker Brian Wright certainly created an impressive stir and left a memorable impression with his first label release, House on Fire (2011), it’s his second album, Rattle Their Chains, that has cemented Wright as a talent on the road to earning legendary status: “Brian Wright is yet another in a long line of sharp, impressive Texas songwriters, a line that reaches back through Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Steve Earle…Buddy Holly and beyond, and his songs stand up with any out there…” (All Music).

The Waco, Tex., native and new Nashville resident unveiled Rattle Their Chains, a diverse new collection of plaintive ballads and rootsy rockers on Sugar Hill Records, yesterday, Sept. 10. For the creation of Rattle Their Chains, Wright retreated to coastal Oregon to find inspiration and pen new songs after scrapping the initial recordings of the project. He sought the spontaneity of live show, a roots-rock hoot to smolder and sting, and he got it.

Here’s just a sampling of some of the early praise Rattle Their Chains has received from the press:

“He's a careful and exact lyricist, knows his way around a melody, and has an unerring pop sense as well as deft sense of arrangement. Wright's songs are the stars, and they're good ones, full of sharp turns of phrase, memorable situations and characters, and they're tightly written gems.”

All Music 

“Songs are important to him, as is evident in the craft and care that went into Rattle Their Chains. If work is a good place to hide, perhaps good work is a better place to hide, and if that’s the case then Rattle Their Chains should be an ideal hiding spot.”

The Tennessean

Click through for more quotes and Brian Wright tour dates.