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Sean Watkins co-founded Nickel Creek when he was just 12 years old, kickstarting a career that's taken him from the stage of the Grammy Awards to the top of the bluegrass charts. Along the way, he's become an award-winning guitarist, a singer/songwriter and a member of several different bands, not to mention one of the early pioneers of a genre now known across the world as Americana. Now, after 25 years of being either a band member of sideman, Watkins is throwing his full weight behind a new solo album, All I Do Is Lie, which he’s giving away on NoiseTrade in advance of his first solo, headlining tour.

Bo DePeña's first major release is a semi-autobiographical concept about leave a small town in search for romance, career, and happiness in The Big City. The album takes a twist then his character finds himself longing for the comforts of home. Overall, this record takes an Americana/Blues/Country approach to a common theme with down-to-earth songwriting and an ensemble of energetic instrumental performances.

ATO Records is excited to bring you their Winter Sampler just in time for the holidays. The sampler is a collection of 13 new tracks and features a mixture of classic ATO artists and new additions to the roster. Artists include Brandi Carlile, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Old Crow Medicine Show and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Ben Arthur’s If You Look for My Heart is an interrelated concept album and novel pairing. Sharing title, themes, and characters, the album and the book are densely interrelated, yet independent works. Guest appearances by Aesop Rock and Rachael Yamagata on the album are echoed in the narrative of the book.

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NPR called Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters’ 2012 record “Hello Cruel World” the album of her career. It’s been quite a career for the 2014 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, both writing songs for everyone from Etta James and Neil Diamond to George Strait and Trisha Yearwood, and recording seven critically acclaimed studio albums of her own. Her newest album, “Blackbirds”, featuring appearances by Jason Isbell, Jerry Douglas, Kim Richey and more, will be released on February 10, 2015. For a limited time, “Hello Cruel World” is offered here in its entirety.


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    • I sign up to the mailing lists of all the bands I like and bandcamp type websites. I have never had any spam problems because of doing this and I get notified of loads of free stuff. Anything that I like enough to download myself I pass on to others. A lot of the Christian contemporary music I feature on my podcasts comes from these sources as it tends not to be cringeworthy like much mainstream Christian music can be. In fact there is some very good indie Christian music out there. However, I tend not to advertise the Christian music I download until I credit it on the podcast service sheet. That’s the professional cutthroat podcaster side of me coming out. 🙂