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Vermont band, Clever Girls, craft endearing “Constellations”

By ELI JACE > Clever Girls find their lane and stomp the gas pedal on their second album, Constellations.  This fourpiece, out of Burlington, VT, have crafted an endearing set of songs. Led by lead vocalist and songwriter, Diane Jean, Clever Girls explore life’s misgivings through expert songcraft. Winfield Holt on guitar, Tobias Sullivan on bass,...

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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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AlBUM REVIEW: Jonesin’ by Uncle Brother

By ELI JACE > Uncle Brother’s debut album, Jonesin’, is a set of gorgeous songs in the traditional folk realm, but with a warm sheen that’ll make the body go numb. Uncle Brother is Patrick Maguire, songwriter and guitarist, with an assist from a few friends. Jonesin’ was recorded and self-released at the end of...

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