DJs and Music Critics are Loving White Owl Red’s new album ‘Existential Frontiers’

Honest, gritty, poignant and powerful, this album unites elements of Americana, Alt.Country and Indie Folk traditions, to take the listener on an unforgettable musical journey.

 

Album Reviews:

“the artist worth watching…melodic and mesmerizing… superb songs”

Lee Zimmerman, Music Critic & Author ‘Americana Music

“the album tackles deep questions with music inspired by the Wild West mythos…postmodern attitude…brainy…politically-aware”

Bobby Moore, Music Critic

“The perfect album for a road trip… the tracks all bear repeated listening.”

Alan Fitter, AmericanaUK

Delightful…Dylanesque…McManus is a wordsmith…sweet delivery and ability to

craft memorable language that sticks in your mind.”

Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press

 

“This is clearly a band on the rise…as good as any on today’s Americana scene”

Jim Hynes, Music Critic

 

“beautifully orchestrated…fresh…catchy, and highly differentiated songs…very handsome album”

 (valsam), RootsTime.be

 

“beautiful stories…takes the listener on a fascinating Americana trip..recalls young Dylan”

Cis van Looy, WritteninMusic.com

 

 

Bio:

White Owl Red is the San Francisco based music of singer/songwriter Josef McManus. It features drums by Kyle Caprista (Chuck Prophet, Megan Slankard) and Guitars by Gawain Mathews (Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead, and Ben Lee). Americana Ash, White Owl Red’s first album debuted on the Americana Music Association Charts (AMA) and remained there for 14 weeks in 2014. Naked and Falling, the second studio album by White Owl Red received international acclaim and airplay in 2017 and 2018. It charted on the AMA top 100 Chart, the FAR Chart top 10, and the Root 64 airplay chart top 20. Naked and Falling was ranked in the top 100 albums of 2017 by Alternate Root Magazine.

New JJ Cale Album, ‘Stay Around,’ Set for April Release

The posthumous collection of unreleased material is the first new Cale album in a decade.
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A new JJ Cale album featuring previously unreleased material, Stay Around, will be released in April.

The singer, songwriter and guitarist, who wrote “Call Me the Breeze,” a hit for Lynyrd Skynyrd, and “After Midnight” and “Cocaine,” made famous by Eric Clapton, died in July 2013 at 74.

Compiled by his widow, the musician Christine Lakeland Cale, and his friend and longtime manager Mike Kappus, Stay Around is set for an April 26 release via Because Music. It’s the first new Cale album since 2009’s Roll On.

You can check out the album’s first single, “Chasing You,” below.

 ” ‘Roll On,’ the title track of Cale’s last studio album, was 34 years old,” Kappus said about Stay Around. “He would burn me CDs of demos, and one time I said, ‘You’ve got two good albums on here.’ Some of the tracks had detailed information, some of them had nothing. Some songs might be a full band of his buddies, others were him playing everything. These were songs he really did intend to do something with because they were carried to his typical level of production for release.”

In compiling Stay Around, Lakeland Cale said, “I wanted to find stuff that was completely unheard to max-out the ‘Cale factor,’ using as much that came from John’s ears and fingers and his choices as I could, so I stuck to John’s mixes. You can make things so sterile that you take the human feel out. But John left a lot of that human feel in. He left so much room for interpretation.”

You can check out the album art and full tracklist for Stay Around below.

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JJ Cale Stay Around track list:

1. Lights Down Low

2. Chasing You

3. Winter Snow

4. Stay Around

5. Tell You ‘Bout Her

6. Oh My My

7. My Baby Blues

8. Girl Of Mine

9. Go Downtown

10. If We Try

11. Tell Daddy

12. Wish You Were Here

13. Long About Sundown

14. Maria

15. Don’t Call Me Joe

OFFICIAL VIDEO-Danny Burns- “Let It Go” ft.Sam Bush & Jerry Douglas

Sam Bush and Jerry Douglas both perform on North Country’s kickoff track, “Let It Go,” whose lyrics tell the story of two lovers drinking up the nightlife of New Orleans.

Don’t call Danny Burns a newcomer.
Two decades before releasing his 2018 debut, North Country — a collaborative album filled with appearances by icons like Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, and Tift Merritt— he kicked off his career as a traveling folksinger, logging shows on both sides of the Atlantic. He’s been on the road ever since, sharpening a sound that mixes the folk traditions of his native Ireland with diverse American influences.