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Too Young To Care

» TeddGraves 05/19/19 11:02:11 » comments: 0

Too Young To Care Tedd Graves' newest CD release - Too Young To Care. A 12 song collection of fresh new original numbers, recorded and produced in Nashville. Graves wrote or co-wrote 8 of the songs! This album shows depth, maturity, experience and some light hearted fun for good measure!


YOUNG BLUEGRASS SENSATIONS GIRI AND UMA PETERS
 RELEASE ORIGINS, THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, ON MAY 31


» giripetersbluegrass 05/18/19 18:15:30 » comments: 0

YOUNG BLUEGRASS SENSATIONS GIRI AND UMA PETERS
 RELEASE ORIGINS, THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, ON MAY 31
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2019

YOUNG BLUEGRASS SENSATIONS GIRI AND UMA PETERS

RELEASE ORIGINS, THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, ON MAY 31


Mentored by Rhiannon Giddens, Nashville duo digs to the roots 

of American folk and blues on 9 songs tracked at Jerry Douglas’ studio;

summer dates include Frist Art Museum, New York and Vermont festivals


NASHILLE, Tennessee – In the worlds of bluegrass and traditional folk, where music is still passed directly from one generation to the next, it’s not unusual to witness young talents astounding crowds with feats of instrumental dexterity. But it’s highly unusual to encounter players like brother-sister duo Giri and Uma Peters, who, at ages 14 and 11, have already performed at the Kennedy Center, jammed and recorded with Rhiannon Giddens and tracked an album at Jerry Douglas’ studio — after gravitating on their own toward American roots music. They stand out even more because, in genres in which artists of color are still anomalies, fiddler/guitarist/mandolinist Giri and fiddler/banjo player Uma might be the first bluegrass duo of Indian American heritage. 



The Peters’ new album, Origins, releasing May 31, contains eight songs with rich histories — and one Giri original — collectively intended to convey not only those songs’ origins and interconnected stitching in the colorful quilt of American music, but their continued relevance in a culture still burdened by oppression. Giri says these well-loved tunes — including “Shortnin’ Bread,” “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” “Babe It Ain’t No Lie,” “Goin’ Down the Road Feelin’ Bad” and “John Henry” — also share connections to “slavery, the intermixing of cultures and sometimes, racism.”

Budding musicologists Giri and Uma began exploring song histories after becoming inspired by Giddens’ work in the Carolina Chocolate Drops. In fact, clawhammer player Uma first picked up a banjo, at age 7, after seeing Giddens play. 

“I had never seen clawhammer before, and had never seen a woman playing banjo,” says Uma. “I had never seen a musician of color playing this music.”


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Los Vertigos Releases Rock and Soul Salvation

» LosVertigos 05/12/19 19:22:35 » comments: 0

Los Vertigos Releases Rock and Soul Salvation Los Vertigos have recently released their new EP, "Rock and Soul Salvation" (on Houston-based Recovery Recordings), and it is now available for streaming and downloading on Amazon, YouTube, Deezer, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and very soon - on Pandora. "Rock and Soul Salvation" is also available in CD format at all Los Vertigos concerts. A big thank you to all our hard-core fans, worldwide, who have followed us since we began this journey.

We would especially like to also thank Ms. Genya Ravan of SiriusXM, Channel 21 (Little Steven's Underground Garage), in New York City, who recently gave our CD a spin on her Friday night radio show, “Goldie's Garage.”

Los Vertigos are members of the Houston, Texas branch of the American Roots-Rock Coalition (ARRC). The American Roots-Rock Coalition is a grass-roots organization whose mission is to curb the excessive use of midi-sequencing in popular music and through its outreach program, expose today's youth to the virtues of public performance utilizing real analog musical instruments.

For booking and press information, contact:
The Kuper Group
(713) 520-5791
losvertigos@juno.com


Caltify MX adds "We Carry On" to their Spotify Playlist

» troubaduo 05/10/19 14:24:26 » comments: 0

Caltify MX adds Caltify MX adds "We Carry On" to their Spotify Playlist


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