STEVE HEWITT – Bigger Than Words

Steve Hewitt is a singer-songwriter from Kent whose previous works have gained some very positive reviews from singer-songwriter, folk and Americana fans, with particular praise for carrying such an American sound considering his very English roots.

His first full length album ‘Bigger Than Words’ presents a far more intimate sound than his 2015 EP release ‘Life Stories’. Lots of the poppier elements have been cast aside in a move for the better. With Hewitt baring his soul in a more stripped back fashion, the album largely works around a finely played acoustic six string and a big voice, although a few other embellishments help to give his personal songs a much fuller feel without losing any of the subtleties. …And even a couple of forays into adult pop are far more professional sounding than anything Steve has released previously.

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ALTHEA GRACE – Dreamers EP

Experience comes with age, or so they say, but once in a while an artist emerges whose experience totally contradicts that theory. Still in her teens at the time of this EP release, singer-songwriter Althea Grace has already shared stages with The Shins and Doyle Bramhall II (the blues guitarist most famous for being sideman to both Eric Clapton and Roger Waters) and caught the attention of Sheryl Crow.

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Forever Words: Unknown poems and writings by Johnny Cash to be given a musical release in April

Most people wouldn’t argue with the theory that Johnny Cash’s musical rebirth in the 90s introduced the legendary country icon to a whole new audience. Under the watchful eye of producer Rick Rubin, Cash applied his distinctive style to some great rootsy material and covered tunes by Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Tom Petty and Depeche Mode along the way.

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Hear The Grahams cover the Mazzy Star classic ‘Fade Into You’

Nashville’s The Grahams have a very busy 208 ahead.  In addition to a new studio album with Black Keys producer Richard Swift in charge of twiddling the knobs and extensive live appearances, the duo will also unveil a new documentary ‘Love & Distortion’, where The Grahams “explore the real America…on Route 66“.

The documentary will feature an all-star Nashville soundtrack, with contributions from Lilly Hiatt, Dylan LeBlanc and many more.  Most importantly, it will feature previously unreleased tracks by The Grahams themselves, in the form of two classic cover tunes.

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HOUSE ABOVE THE SUN – Five Hours North

In 2015, House Above The Sun released a DIY EP that hinted at strong talents within light blues rock and UK Americana genres. Two years on, the band’s first full length takes those roots and tugs hard at them, resulting in a recording that’s like an old familiar friend; ten songs displaying a very live sound coupled with a few classic hooks and lots of great playing.

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