From North Carolina comes the debut release from Americana band, Yellow Feather, which features vocalist Casey Kristofferson (daughter of Kris Kristofferson) and band leader/principal songwriter Hunter Begley. Their new album titled "And Gold" includes a dozen tracks, beginning with the slow, country-blues of "If You Ain't Cheatin'," before they pick the tempo up with the thick, heavy stomp rhythm "Swallow You Down." The band reflects the early days of Ryan Adams' band, WhiskeyTown with the slow sway of "Sarah Accidentally," then deliver the country rock vibe of "Lucille." Yellow Feather simplify their sound with "Key Of C" and the acoustic ballad "Pirate's Love Song." They finish up their new album with country swing of "Couch Farm" and the back porch, banjo-infused "Lost All Direction." To find out more about Yellow Feather and their latest release "And Gold," please visit yellowfeatherband.com.
Singer/Songwriter Micah Olsan returns with a new 4-song EP titled "Open Space." Beginning with the title-song, the gentle acoustics of his new album showcases the way Micah crafts his songs to make his voice and words the main focus of songs like "To The Moon" and "Dollar." He finishes his new short release with the six-minute, new age feel of "Palace Of The Setting Sun" as he displays the best of his talents on this closing song. To find out more about Micah Olsan and his latest release "Open Space," please visit micaholsan.com.
From Chicago comes the latest release from jazz vocalist Hinda Hoffman. Her new album album titled "Driftin' At The Lake" contains 13-tracks and showcases Hinda's truly exceptional backing band. Her new release kicks off with the Herbie Hancock song "Driftin' At The Lake," which includes new lyrics by Hinda Hoffman, which fit perfectly into the song's smooth jazz groove. Then she turns the Eddie Arnold classic "You Don't Know Me" into a magical blues/jazz standard and pays tribute to Charlie Rich with the bright, uplifting rendition of "Who Will The Next Fool Be." She picks the tempo up with the quick pace of the Rogers & Hammerstein originals "Hello Young Lovers" and "People Will Say We're In Love." Hinda finishes up her new release with the slow blues of "I'm Traveling Light" and the gentle swing of "The Good Life," made popular by the legendary Tony Bennett. To find out more about Hinda Hoffman and her latest release "Driftin' At The Lake," please visit hindahoffman.com.