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Patrick Ames Evolves Lyrically Potent Blues, Funk, Soul and Folk Sound on “The Virtualistics”

Patrick Ames Evolves Lyrically Potent Blues, Funk, Soul and Folk Sound on “The Virtualistics” Composer and writer Patrick Ames continues to evolve his lyrically potent signature cocktail of junkyard blues on the new LP, “The Virtualistics.” due for release June 16th. The album contains 8 songs written during the pandemic by the Napa Valley-based artist, each one hopeful and...

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Langley-based The Cole Patenaude Band deliver Big Blues, Folk, Country, Pop and Rock on New “Are You Happy Now?” Album

Langley-based The Cole Patenaude Band deliver Big Blues, Folk, Country, Pop and Rock on New “Are You Happy Now?” Album Langley-based band The Cole Patenaude Band deliver bold, electric, revelatory blues alongside soulful folk, country, pop and rock sounds on latest full-length album “Are You Happy Now?”, due for release July 24, 2020. TCPB’s signature sound is all authenticity and...

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SF Bay Folk Singer Songwriter Patrick Ames Releases Revitalizing, Politically Charged “Reawakened 2020” Single

SF Bay Folk Singer Songwriter Patrick Ames Releases Revitalizing, Politically Charged “Reawakened 2020” Single SF Bay Folk Singer Songwriter Patrick Ames is releasing his new single “Reawakened 2020“ on June 19, 2020. Hot off the heels of his “Liveness” EP, Patrick brings us a song for the times with “Reawakened 2020”. Patrick will also be donating his Bandcamp proceeds from this...

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The Revolution Will Not Be Streamed. Patrick Ames Pays Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron With New “BANG BANG BANG” Single, “Liveness” EP

The Revolution Will Not Be Streamed. Patrick Ames Pays Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron With New “BANG BANG BANG” Single, “Liveness” EP Californian Singer Songwriter Patrick Ames leans into his eccentric style, troubador wisdom and black humor on his best release to date, new 6-track EP Liveness. If you’re a fan of artists like Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen or...

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EllaHarp Screaming Into the Void

EllaHarp Proves the Harp is Mightier Than the Sword on Monolithic New Folk Single ‘Screaming Into The Void’

EllaHarp Proves the Harp is Mightier Than the Sword on Monolithic New Folk Single ‘Screaming Into the Void’ We’re very pleased to introduce a compelling young San Francisco Bay based folk/pop artist whose songs and lyrics loom large. EllaHarp, solo moniker of singer songwriter Ella Dawn Jenkins, writes powerful, universal stories that prove the harp may...

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Happy Freuds Bring Thoughtful Folk and Electric Fuzz Worship on Balanced “Echo of Sounds” Album

Javea, Spain-based quartet Happy Freuds do a wonderful job of balancing both sides of their musical personality. On one hand, they do more than dabble in the loud electric soundscapes, playing fuzzed out riffs that wouldn’t sound out of place on a late 70’s metal record. On the other hand, they maintain a fascination with...

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Indie Folk Singer Songwriter Resurrection Fern Announces Pre-Orders for New Single “Siren”

Inspired indie folk singer songwriter Resurrection Fern, known for her emotionally charged, often vulnerable songs, has announced her 3rd recently released single from her community-funded upcoming EP due late November. Prior singles were “Savanna” and “Coffee”. New single “Siren” is set to be released Nov 1st on all platforms. Pre-Save Link:   About “Siren”: “In Greek...

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Outlaw Country Singer Songwriter Kristina Stykos Overcomes Adversity and Shows True Grit on Self-Produced Album “River of Light”

Today we happily bring you an award-winning outlaw country/folk singer songwriter who exemplifies pure determination and a fiercely independent spirit. Kristina Stykos‘s dark, self-produced, poetry-soaked music, lyrics and original vocal cadence bears resemblance to rock n’ roll/punk icons like Patti Smith. Her recording studio, Pepperbox Studio, is solar, wind and generator powered. In 2017, Stykos...

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Exclusive Interview with folk artist The Duke of Norfolk

Things get busy over here at I.M.P, and one thing I regret is forgetting to post this interview with a wonderful young folk artist, the Duke of Norfolk, on time in July as he prepared for his tour. However, I’m happy to be able to partially make up for this lapse and provide a window...

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Exclusive Interview with Folk Singer Songwriter Darlene Bailey

I’m privileged to have an exclusive interview with folk singer/songwriter Darlene Bailey, whose debut 2011 CD release “Wrenches & Rags” is already critically acclaimed because of her beautiful melodies, seasoned song-writing and deeply insightful lyrics. Her track “Hello, Old Bureau” is recommended listening for serious folk music listeners. Not surprisingly, my interview with Darlene produced...

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Chords of Truth – a brilliant lyricist and songwriter

Today I received a unique music submission from the acoustic solo project called Chords of Truth. I was steered towards a particular track until I began perusing the artist’s website and found something much bigger, something akin to an honest spiritual exploration. When I say that, I’m not referring to an idealogy, but more of...

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