Morrison Kincannon – Beneath The Redwoods

Spacetalk is proud to reveal its most exciting release to date: a collection of long-lost recordings from forgotten Californian duo Morrison Kincannon, rescued from the dusty tape archives of the pair’s lead songwriter, Norman Morrison…

With only a handful of sought-after private press 7” singles to their name, Morrison Kincannon are all but unknown outside record collecting circles. Yet Norman Morrison and Terry Kincannon wrote and recorded some superb songs during the 1970s and early ‘80s, desperately hoping for the break that would see them released on vinyl. Now, at last, their time has finally come. Morrison and Kincannon first started working together as teenagers almost 50 years ago. Every Saturday, they would get together to jam and write songs. This led to recording sessions at a friendly studio in San Francisco and a management and publishing deal with Manny Greenhill, a man who had previously nurtured the careers of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Sadly, their hoped-for-success never came, and by the early 1980s both members had re-focused on work and family. As the years rolled by, their original multi-track recordings lay idle in Morrison’s loft, seemingly never to be released.

All that changed when Morrison received an email from Spacetalk Records two years ago, asking about the possibility of reissuing “To See One Eagle Fly”, the B-side to one of their 7” singles that has long been a favourite of label co-founder Danny McLewin. Once a deal had been done, Morrison mentioned that he had hours of unissued recordings in his loft; a treasure trove of ultra-rare multi-track master tapes that could be freshly mixed and mastered for release. When the Spacetalk Records’ team finally got a chance to listen, they were astonished by the timeless quality of the songs. Put simply, they just had to be released.

The resultant album is a stunning set: an intoxicating glimpse into the world of two previously unheralded master songwriters whose musical vision encapsulates all that was good about Californian music during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Rooted in the American folk revival and folk-rock movement of the late ‘60s, the album’s 15 thoughtful, heartfelt songs are laden with sly nods to the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Ned Doheny, Michael Deacon, Cy Timmons, Gene Clark and Buffalo Springfield. The tracks were recorded at various times between 1970 and ’82 and gives a small glimpse of the duo’s total body of unissued work. The release comes with extensive liner notes telling the remarkable story of two lifelong friends and musical collaborators who thought their moment had passed.

Richelle Sigrist – Eyes Of A Stranger

Much anticipated debut album from one of Oklahoma’s top up and coming female artists.

Album Notes
Influenced by James Taylor, Ray Charles, and Bonnie Raitt, Richelle’s original music is lyrically driven with various blends of classic rock, soul, blues and pop.

Sara Morgan – Average Jane

Biography

Sara Morgan is a performing singer/songwriter quickly making her name known throughout the Midwest and beyond. Sara’s sound is refreshingly different with a slight soulful hint of blues mingled with an undeniable, yet very identifiable country twang. Her voice has been called “a blend of Norah Jones, Jewel, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Reba McIntyre, and Patty Lovelace” – all of whom are musical influences.

Sara truly enjoys performing for audiences, but she is most content and “at home” when she is writing and composing her own original material; her songwriting catalog reaches across multiple genres. Sara writes and composes an eclectic mix of songs ranging from folk, Americana, bluegrass, and country, to rock, pop, R&B, Broadway, and contemporary Christian. Her versatility as a songwriter is as undeniable as her unique vocal sound.

Sara sells out listening rooms, is a crowd favorite at song swaps and songwriter showcases, and is often asked to assist other songwriters with their work.

Sara has opened for multi-Grammy and Dove award winner BJ Thomas, country superstar John Michael Montgomery, singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey, Sex and the City heart throb John Corbett, alternative folk singer-songwriter Sean Rowe, and singer-songwriter Ben Taylor. She was also the preshow act at the Industry Bar inside the Uptown Theater in Kansas City before her idol, Loretta Lynn, took the main stage.

Sara has appeared on WDAF Fox TV, KCTV 5, KTHB, KCTP, and she has performed the National Anthem for the Missouri Mavericks, Sporting KC, and the Kansas City Royals; her songs get radio play on community radio station KKFI 90.1 FM, and 90.9 The Bridge in Kansas City, and KMXN 92.9 “The Bull” in Lawrence, KS; she has been featured in the Kansas City Star, Deli Magazine, Ink Magazine, and The Pitch news publications, and she records at Chapman Studios in Lenexa, Kansas. Sara resides in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Ricky Cook – Thanks A Lot Loretta!

If you’re lookin’ for country, you came to the right place… #authenticcountry.

Ricky along with his good friend, writing partner and producer J.P. Pennington is laying out his heart and soul on his first CD, Thanks A Lot Loretta. This is the kind of music that true country music lovers have been anticipating for quite some time. Not only has he brought back authentic country music but he pays tribute to his longtime idol, Loretta Lynn whose cassette tape was the first he ever bought, ‘Just a Woman’. I thought she was a knock-out right then and there. I really fell in love after seeing her perform with Conway Twitty in my very first concert in Knoxville, Tennessee. I think when she hears my music, she’ll be just a little bit proud… after all I’m just a coal miner’s son.