John Mayer Launches New U.S. Tour to Benefit U.S. Military Veterans

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer launches his first U.S. tour in two years on April 9. The upcoming tour will benefit U.S. military veterans. Mayer became passionate about supporting U.S. war veterans following a visit to the Marine Corps’ Camp Lejeune in North Carolina four years ago. He has since spent time with active military and veterans while…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Jas Patrick

Nashville-based, independent artist Jas Patrick has rhythm pumping in his heart and music flowing through his veins. As the child of a professional musician, Patrick’s musical blood-line runs deep. “There really wasn’t a time in my life that my father didn’t influence me with his music and especially his idea of music,”  Patrick said. Although…

Album Review: “Kisses on the Bottom” by Paul McCartney

Artist: Paul McCartney Title: Kisses on the Bottom Label: Mercury Release Date: 2/07/12 Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars Sir Paul McCartney has released his first album since 2007 titled “Kisses on the Bottom.” Aspiring to make an easy-listening mood album, McCartney hired a team of professionals that showcased jazz pianist Diana Krall and her…

New Music Releases 02/28/2012

FEATURED RELEASE Carolina Chocolate Drops – “Leaving Eden” (Nonesuch): Carolina Chocolate Drop’s second full-length disc, was produced by Nashville stalwart Buddy Miller, the go-to guy for artists ranging from Solomon Burke to Robert Plant to Emmylou Harris. On this 15-song collection, recorded live in the studio with all the players in a single room, the…

Free Music Download: “Real” by The Controversy

In 2011, we featured solo artist, Laura Vall. Since then, Vall has formed a new group, The Controversy. “We’ve decided to do the name change because of the increasing involvement of my guitar player, co-writer and co-producer Thomas Hjorth,” said Vall. “It felt weird that we were being marketed under my name when we were…

Desert Island List: Steve Black, Radio Host

Steve Black is the host of the popular syndicated radio show, “Chop Shop.” “All aspects of rock music incorporate the guitar to some extent,” said Black. “This show invites the listeners to hear the songs they know and love from different perspectives, while occasionally introducing the audience to some guitar gems they may have missed.”…

Musician Jas Patrick Giving Away Upcoming EP “Tributaries” Free Until February 27

People say that nothing in life is free. Nashville-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jas Patrick intends to prove them wrong. From now until February 27th, he is giving away a free digital copy of his upcoming release,”Tributaries.“ Born in Houston, Texas, Patrick moved to Nashville with his family in the early 90s when his father, Jeff Peterson, began playing steel guitar…