Ronstadt Generations

Trespass Music is proud to support RONSTADT GENERATIONS Y LOS TUCSONENSES in their bid for a Grammy nod! If you are a voting member, please take a listen and share with your friends too.

“In celebration of being on our first Grammy Ballot with our latest release ‘In the Land of the Setting Sun,‘ you can stream the full album for a limited time at this link HERE. It’s the last recording with our founding member, the late ‘Papa’ Mike Ronstadt (1953-2016), and captured some of his best performances. We hope you enjoy it! Share it with your friends.
If you are a voting member we hope that you will consider it.”
Thanks,
RGYLT
RONSTADT GENERATIONS Y LOS TUCSONENSES

Ronstadt Generations

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions. Started by Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material. New compositions place them on the cutting edge of multiple, blended genres, stretching the boundaries of folk, blues, jazz and beyond. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. Individually and together, Stateside and across the pond, the trio’s worldwide touring and recording credits include such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas, to name a few.

In 2012 three veteran musicians – Alex Flores, Sam Eagon and Aaron Emery – came on board with versatile talents to form the six-piece ensemble Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses (the Tucsonans). First performing with Ronstadt Generations at a local Tucson gig, the sextet cemented the relationship with the recording Prelude. Alex, Sam and Aaron bring to the table a variety of experience and influences. Playing tenor saxophone, bass and drums, respectively, they add a colorful dimension to an already powerful presentation that respects tradition while exploring innovation.

Michael J. Ronstadt passed away on August 7, 2016. His sons and Los Tucsonenses carry on his musical legacy with Ronstadt Generations Y Los Tucsonenses.

For more information please visit the website HERE
For a limited time listen to ‘In The Land of the Setting Sun’ HERE

Trespass Music Clients Make Best of Lists and Earn Top Reviews in December & January

Major publications and radio have published their Best of, Top 10-100 and Reviews. It’s been a busy time for Trespass Music radio clients who have earned places on those lists and stellar reviews. Listed below in no particular order, please check out the links to reviews and our 2014 artists. We’re proud to share these successes with you and thank the DJ’s and writers for their support. Trespass_Ad_4_copy

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Craig Bickhardt -The More I Wonder

-Great Albums of 2014 ~ SingOut! Magazine
- http://singout.org/2014/12/30/great-albums-2014/ Great Albums of 2014 SingOut! Magazine

- Sing Out! Magazine review ~ Craig Bickhardt “The More I Wonder
Bickhardt polishes his songs like finely cut gems. The lyrics spin tales and limn characters usually pulled from real life and weds them to melodies that drive the stories and propel the songs. Craig is a master craftsman of song and is at the top of his art here. The album is performed and produced with excellence on all levels. Craig is a superb guitarist and a warm, embracing vocalist, and the support players are wonderful. “It Opens” is about seizing opportunities when life places them in your path and, personally, helped me find the grit and boldness I needed this year. When a song has that kind of positive impact I take notice.

Four Strong Winds Favorites of 2014 The show airs alternate Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon on KVMR/,Nevada
City 89.5 FM, 105..1 FM Truckee/Tahoe, 104.7 Woodland, 88.3 FM Camino and
webcastiing @ kvmr.org. The host is John Rumsey http://www.kvmr.org/

Favorite CDs 2014-Hudson River Sampler WAMC Hosted by Wanda Fischer since September 18, 1982, “The Hudson River Sampler” on WAMC is now in its 31st year of presenting the finest in folk and acoustic music to listeners both via terrestrial radio and online worldwide.
View Favorites of 2014 HERE

Top 30 Albums Of 2014 – The Back Porch, 88.1 WVPE Public Radio, South Bend, IN – with hosts Al Kniola & Norm Mast, Sundays 7-11pm – www.wvpe.org
#1 Craig Bickhardt “The More I Wonder”

Radio Crystal Blue by Dan Herman
Top Artists of the Year #75

Roots Music Report (RMR) Top 100 Americana Country
#53 Craig Bickhardt “The More I Wonder”

[FOLKDJ-L] Top Folk Songs of 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 159806 airplays from 184 different DJs
FOLKDJ-L
TOP ALBUMS OF 2014 The More I Wonder #65 with top played songs from the album “Giant Steps” “It Opens” “Gourd of Vine” “Woman Of The Mist” “Young Hearts, Wild Horses Or The Wind” “Crazy Nightingale”
TOP SONG OF 2014 #91 “Giant Steps”
TOP ARTIST OF 2014 #79 Craig Bickhardt
TOP LABELS OF 2014 Stone Barn Records #40 of 250 Labels

-Stingray Music (formerly Galaxie) Folk-Roots (US) – Top Airplay Albums for 2014
Stingray Music’s Folk-Roots with Greg Torrington (US list) channel broadcasts uninterrupted 24/7 and is
available from select digital cable providers in the US.
Top Folk-Roots (US) Airplay Albums for 2014
#117 – Craig Bickhardt — “The More I Wonder” — Stone Barn Records

Rob’s Music Best of List
Rob’s Music Review
Of course it just so happened that I had just published my album list for 2014, when I came across an album that should definitely be included. I’m talking about Craig Bickhardt’s latest album from Stone Barn Records, which has also released Nathan Bell’s wonderful albums. In the meantime Bickhardt has already become a veteran of the singer-songwriter genre but the record has the freshness of a debut album. Bickhardt threads the beautiful songs together like pearls on a string. His lyrics show a lot of life experience but never get too ponderous or didactic. The production is open and clear and after only a couple of times this album nestles itself comfortably in your head and heart. Excellent musicians, with a special mention of the harmonic vocals of daughter Aislinn Bickhardt, complete the picture. Absolutely recommended for lovers of the genre.”
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Esther Golton "Stay Warm"

Esther Golton “Stay Warm”


Esther Golton Stay Warm

Top 25 Americana Music Times by the Lost DJ
So much of this album reminds of one of my favorite artists-gone-too-soon, Kirsty MacColl. Golton’s voice is similar to MacColl’s and there is a similar overall feel to the music — serious but hopeful with dashes of island magic. “Echo Point” is a killer story tune, and, in fact, the songwriting throughout this record is top-notch.

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Nathan BellBlood Like A River

Winner Cannes Short Film Festival – “The Day After Stonewall Died,” a short film that Nathan Bell provided the music and songs for, was awarded first prize at the 2014 Cannes Short Film Festival.

Winner Cannes Short Film Festival

Winner Cannes Short Film Festival

Third Coast Music-JC (Johnny Conquest) Best of 2014 ~ Album of the Year “Blood on the River”
FreeForm American Roots Chart http://www.tcmnradio.com/far/

Great Albums of 2014 SingOut! Magazine Blood Like A River

Sing Out! Magazine review ~ “Blood Like A River” by Nathan Bell
Nathan Bell’s songs can shake, startle and astonish you. “Names,” the opener, is the most eloquent song I’ve heard in years about soldiers fallen in action. “Blue Kentucky Gone” is portraiture of a father and his daughter who loves to sing. “Fade Out” is a moving song of redemptive love. Nathan’s songs ring urgently true. There’s a lot of life infused in them, but as Nathan set aside music for about two decades he has a lot of life to draw from. The album is spare and sparse the best to let the songs and Nathan’s endearing if gruff voice shine. Every now and again an album comes along that shakes my world so I never quite see it the same again. Blood Like a River is one of those in my world.

Nathan Bell’s BLOOD LIKE A RIVER is without a doubt one of the most powerful, well-written albums I’ve ever heard. If I had to pick my album on the year, that would be it, without question.No Depression

Kelly Walker, host of The Sundilla Music Radio Hour on Troy Public Radio in Auburn, AL 2014 Year End Favorites

Americana Music TimesI could have put this album on this list simply for the song “Names”, which is the opening track. It’s a poignant song about how the soldiers we send to war are real people, not just names we may read in the obituaries, and it’s one of those songs that made me sit up and take notice when I heard it on the radio (WLVR, I believe it was). The rest of the album, though, is more than worth a listen, as Bell spins a series of well-crafted, powerfully delivered, acoustic tales.” Americana Music Times

Top 100 Alternate Root Magazine
#94 – Nathan Bell – Blood Like a River (1-1-14) – “Written, recorded and mixed, the album took thirty days to complete in Nathan’s Tennessee mountain home. Saying it is all Nathan Bell is technically correct. Though this is a technological world, the tunes that flow through Blood Like a River are human, not numbers, dots and dashes. The tracks walked by the characters in the tunes are responsible for the outcome of the song as much as their creator.

Stingray Music (formerly Galaxie) Folk-Roots (US) – Top Airplay Albums for 2014
Stingray Music’s Folk-Roots with Greg Torrington (US list) channel broadcasts uninterrupted 24/7 and is
available from select digital cable providers in the US.
Top Folk-Roots (US) Airplay Albums for 2014
#104 — Nathan Bell — Blood Like A River (American Family) — Stone Barn

-FOLKDJ-L
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 159806 airplays from 184 different DJs
TOP ARTISTS OF 2014 Nathan Bell # 160
TOP SONGS OF 2014 Nathan Bell # 22 “Names” from “Blood Like A River”
Album List 2014

Rob’s Music Best of Albums 2014
1 Nathan Bell Blood Like A River

Roots Music Report Top 100 Contemporary Folk Albums
#48 Blood Like A River

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Susan Cattaneo Haunted Heart
Top 100 Alternate Root
#81 – Susan Cattaneo – Haunted Heart (1-21-14) – “Susan Cattaneo uses a hushed voice to greet her characters in Haunted Heart. She handles love with care as she introduces spirits of love past, present, future, with no fear of the dark spots, drawing back the curtains to expose the spins, twirls and missteps that occur in the relationship dance. Susan Cattaneo uses words and sounds to create stories as snapshots, and places them out for full view as songs in Haunted Heart.

Twangville.com Mayer’s Picks Best Albums of 2014, Boston Edition
One listen to Haunted Heart and it is immediately clear that Cattaneo takes the craft of songwriting seriously. Her songs are filled with stories both poignant and light-hearted, all set to alluring melodies.

Nominee “Best Album of the Year” Limelight Magazine vote now.

Finalist of the 11th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) in THREE categories. Top Winners will be announced February 6
FOLK/AMERICANA/ROOTS “Worth The Whiskey” Susan Cattaneo
COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS “How A Cowboy Says Goodbye” Susan Cattaneo
AAA/ALTERNATIVE “John Brown” Susan Cattaneo
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Crooked Fiddle

Crooked Fiddle


Aaron Nathans & Michael Ronstadt ~ Crooked Fiddle

-No Depression review ~ “Crooked Fiddle” by Aaron Nathans and Michael Ronstadt
Nathans and Ronstadt are cashmere. Music you would want to get closer to and not be overwhelmed by. The well-thought-out approaches here are smooth with poignant tales filled with sincerity. Like many Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Tom Waits songs, these tunes can linger in your ears and follow you into bed where you will be looking up at the ceiling with your eyes closed in the dark and the melodies still partying into your sleep.

Acoustic Revival WWSP ~
# 5 Crooked Fiddle/Aaron Nathans and Michael Ronstadt/old Joe’s chair/Ronstadt
Acoustic Revival is heard each Sunday morning from 9-noon on 90FM WWSP. Broadcasting 30,000 watts from Stevens Point WI, 90FM also streams at 90M.org Music is a mix of singer songwriter, folk, bluegrass, acoustic blues, and whatever else fits on that particular Sunday with hosts Pat Sullivan and Jim Canales.

Four Strong Winds Favorites of 2014 Four Strong Winds airs alternate Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon on KVMR/,Nevada City 89.5 FM, 105..1 FM Truckee/Tahoe, 104.7 Woodland, 88.3 FM Camino and
webcastiing @ kvmr.org. The host is John Rumsey

Sing Out! Magazine Review ~ “Crooked Fiddle” by Aaron Nathans and Michael Ronstadt http://singout.org/2014/12/16/aaron-nathans-michael-ronstadt-crooked-fiddle/
This is an engaging, warm and intimate collaboration between songwriter Aaron Nathans and songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Michael G. Ronstadt (cello, guitar, mandolin).Throughout the songs are stirring and they leave you thinking. A thoroughly satisfying and stimulating effort.

# 18 of Top 25 CDs in Nowheresville for 2014 WMSC Radio Nowhere
You can listen to this segment of the show at the following link: http://www.mixcloud.com/joltinjoe/radio-nowhere-122114-the-top-25-cds-in-nowheresville-for-2014/ Radio Nowhere streams @ www.wmscradio.com every Sunday 7-10pm eastern with host Joltin Joe Pszonek and Slimey Sue.

Favorite CDs 2014 Hosted by Wanda Fischer since September 18, 1982, “The Hudson River Sampler” on WAMC is now in its 31st year of presenting the finest in folk and acoustic music to listeners both via terrestrial radio and online worldwide.

-FOLKDJ-L
TOP ALBUMS of 2014
#182: “Crooked Fiddle,” Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt [aaronnathans.com, 9/14] with favored songs “Old Joe’s Chair,” “I Stood Upon A Hill,” “All Along The Watchtower,” and “Cars Don’t Keep”

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ADOLcoversmall Matt NakoaA Dozen Other Loves
Favorite Discovery of 2014 WFUV – Sunday Breakfast with John Platt WFUV, New York 8-11 am 90.7 FM and anytime at www.wfuv.org

Acoustic Revival -# 22. Matt Nokoa/A Dozen Other Loves/we all gotta go/self
Acoustic Revival is heard each Sunday morning from 9-noon on 90FM WWSP. Broadcasting 30,000 watts from Stevens Point WI, 90FM also streams at 90M.org Music is a mix of singer songwriter, folk, bluegrass, acoustic blues, and whatever else fits on that particular Sunday.

2014 Year End Favorites Kelly Walker, host of The Sundilla Music Radio Hour on Troy Public Radio in Auburn, AL

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ComeCleanCoverBig Teresa StorchCome Clean

Best of 2014 Acoustic Revival is heard each Sunday morning from 9-noon on 90FM WWSP. Broadcasting 30,000 watts from Stevens Point WI, 90FM also streams at 90M.org Music is a mix of singer songwriter, folk, bluegrass, acoustic blues, and whatever else fits on that particular Sunday with hosts Pat Sullivan and Jim Canales.

No Depression Review While every song, in my opinion, is meat and potatoes, some are fillet mignon. It’s a matter of taste. But the musical cuisine here has ingredients that are sure to satisfy many appetites. Teresa Storch deserves attention for the recipes she shares on this platter.

Roots Music Report (RMR) Top 100 Contemporary Folk
#13 Teresa Storch “Come Clean”

Roots Music Report Top 100 Folk
#66 Teresa Storch “Come Clean”

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CLICK cd cover


Neale Eckstein and Friends CLICK

2014 Year End Favorites -Kelly Walker, host of The Sundilla Music Radio Hour on Troy Public Radio in Auburn, AL The Sundilla Radio Hour airs Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. CT and Sundays from 9 to 10 p.m. CT on Troy Public Radio in south-central Alabama and western Georgia and Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m. ET on WITH – Different Radio in Ithaca, New York. The most recent four episodes can also be streamed any time from our Live365 station. Our producer is Bailey Jones and the host is Kelly Walker.

Review ~ Sundilla Music – “Click: Songs by Neale Eckstein and Friends” might be considered no more than a vanity project by some, but that’s a sad misconception; this is a fine CD, full of great songs performed by some of the best of the best. No fan of good music will be disappointed with this collection. (And it probably goes without saying that the production, and the photos on the album cover and in the booklet are as top-notch as the songs.)”

No Depression Review ~ “Click is an interesting collection of songs. Though the majority of the tunes are performed and sung by different artists throughout – it does come across as a successful single unit effort. Nothing sounds like it doesn’t belong. It has uniformity, a message, a groove, a style and because every musician is accomplished — they fill out the picture perfectly and Neale Eckstein puts his frame around it.”

FOLKDJ-L TOP ALBUMS
TOP ALBUMS OF 2014
193: “Click,” Neale Eckstein & friends [Fox Run, 4/14] with favored songs “I’ve Always Been Older Than Me,” Dan Navarro, “One Month Crazier,” Buskin And Batteau And Tom Rush, “Angel On A Harley,” Eric Schwartz, “Click,” Neale Eckstein
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WarmerSeasonCoverForWeb Britt Connors
#5 Britt Connors / Warmer Season
Top 25 CDs in Nowheresville for 2014 WMSC Radio Nowhere
You can listen to this segment of the show at the following link: http://www.mixcloud.com/joltinjoe/radio-nowhere-122114-the-top-25-cds-in-nowheresville-for-2014/ Radio Nowhere streams @ www.wmscradio.com every Sunday 7-10pm eastern with host Joltin Joe Pszonek and Slimey Sue.

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#11 Davey O – No Passengers
Top 25 CDs in Nowheresville for 2014 WMSC Radio Nowhere
You can listen to this segment of the show at the following link: http://www.mixcloud.com/joltinjoe/radio-nowhere-122114-the-top-25-cds-in-nowheresville-for-2014/ Radio Nowhere streams @ www.wmscradio.com every Sunday 7-10pm eastern with host Joltin Joe Pszonek and Slimey Sue.

Favorite CDs 2014-Hudson River Sampler WAMC Hosted by Wanda Fischer since September 18, 1982, “The Hudson River Sampler” on WAMC is now in its 31st year of presenting the finest in folk and acoustic music to listeners both via terrestrial radio and online worldwide.
View Favorites of 2014 HERE

Year End Favorites 2014 The Sundilla Radio Hour The Sundilla Radio Hour airs Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. CT and Sundays from 9 to 10 p.m. CT on Troy Public Radio in south-central Alabama and western Georgia and Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m. ET on WITH – Different Radio in Ithaca, New York. The most recent four episodes can also be streamed any time from our Live365 station. Our producer is Bailey Jones and the host is Kelly Walker. VISIT HERE

Favorites of 2014 – Chris Kocher, host of The Signal on WHRW in Binghamton, NY included “No Passengers” among its favorites of 2014

Top 30 Albums Of 2014 Top 30 Albums Of 2014 – The Back Porch, 88.1 WVPE Public Radio, South Bend, IN – with hosts Al Kniola & Norm Mast, Sundays 7-11pm – www.wvpe.org
Davey O- No Passengers

Roots Music Report RMR Top 100 Contemporary Folk
#26 Davey O “No Passengers”

Radio Crystal Blue by Dan Herman
Top Artists of the Year
#11 Davey O
Top 10 CDs for 2014
# 2 Davey O “No Passengers”

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6PAN1T Folkapotumus -Whispered Words

#25 Top 25 CDs in Nowheresville for 2014 Whispered Words – Folkapotamus
Top 25 CDs in Nowheresville for 2014 WMSC Radio Nowhere
You can listen to this segment of the show at the following link: http://www.mixcloud.com/joltinjoe/radio-nowhere-122114-the-top-25-cds-in-nowheresville-for-2014/ Radio Nowhere streams @ www.wmscradio.com every Sunday 7-10pm eastern with host Joltin Joe Pszonek and Slimey Sue.

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Mike Laureanno ~ Pushing Back Wintertime cover

Mike Laureanno ~ Pushing Back Wintertime cover


Michael Laureanno – Pushing Back Wintertime

“Little Red-winged Blackbirds” is the #1 protest video on Neil Young’s Living With War Today web site http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia5J3hvHYoY

Pushing Back Wintertime made the TOP 10 list as Best Albums of 2014 by WFUV Folk DJ Bob Sherman, the host of Woody’s Children.

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4PAN1T Jacob Johnson One Take Jake
No Depression Review
Jacob’s album “One-Take Jake” is filled with crystalline, pyrotechnical guitar playing but he has infused his performance with personality. It runs right down his arms into his fingers, onto the strings — missing not a grain of warmth and meticulous guitar-spirit.
The guitar is not just an instrument in the hands of Jacob Johnson – it’s his soul-mate.
His original songs are wonderfully performed and sound as if we may have heard them before. Then, in an effort to confirm his ability to interpret he whips out a Johnny Cash tune: “Big River” and virtually reinvents the song.

2014 Year End Favorites- Kelly Walker, host of The Sundilla Music Radio Hour on Troy Public Radio in Auburn, AL

http://www.sundillamusic.com/our-2014-year-end-favorites/

Johnson sounds like Norman Rockwell paintings and the open road. He is a virtuoso, expressing a working comprehension of dozens of techniques and styles. He has blended and blurred the lines of genres to craft a sound he calls ‘Neo-Acoustic Folk/Funk’ .” – The Florence Morning News (Florence, SC)

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racecover (2)Paddy Mills Race To The Bottom

2014 Year End Favorites Kelly Walker, host of The Sundilla Music Radio Hour on Troy Public Radio in Auburn, AL

The Muse’s Muse ReviewFrom start to finish, “Race to the Bottom” by Paddy Mills is an impressive collection of music. The songwriting is gold standard – full of consistent musical experiences, each one possessing a unique personality, flair, and signature groove. Note for note, song for song, there isn’t really a weak piece in this entire catalog. The writing and playing abilities of Paddy Mills and company are rock solid. The melodies and harmonies are well crafted, and the lyrical content is packed to the hilt with good old-fashioned conventional wisdom and a very appealing blue collar Folk filled atmosphere. At the end of the day Paddy Mills brings the mojo, and is clearly a marquee talent. No wonder he has so many impressive accolades. One would be wise to keep a watchful eye on him over the years to come – down in his new home. But perhaps he’s beyond all of that.

FOLKDJ-L
TOP ALBUMS OF 2014 with favorite played songs “Race To The Bottom,” “Bay View Massacre,” “When Spring Comes Around,” “Since The Big Box Came To Town” and “Wooden Boat” from the album RACE TO THE BOTTOM
TOP SONG OF 2014 “Race To The Bottom” # 106
TOP ARTISTS OF 2014 #184
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 159806 airplays from 184 different DJs

Roots Music Report (RMR) Top 100 Contemporary Folk
#8 Paddy Mills “Race To The Bottom

Roots Music Report Top 100 Folk
#48 Paddy Mills Race To The Bottom

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Where The Rust Meets The Rise CD Cover

Where The Rust Meets The Rise CD Cover

Ryan Taylor Band Where The Rust Meets The Rise
2014 Year End Favorites Kelly Walker, host of The Sundilla Music Radio Hour on Troy Public Radio in Auburn, AL

Italy reviewer Remo Ricaldone of The Long Journey Home calls the album “a varied and elusive sound, tastefully and subtlety worked influences ranging from progressive bluegrass to country folk rock with hints of New Grass Revival, experimentations of David Grisman, complimented with variations of jazz and bluegrass…. a fresh and invigorating sound where the pursuit of melody and instrumental plots go hand-in-hand.

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Capture Epilogue Ronstadt Generations Epilogue

The Ronstadts preserve & redefine a century-plus family tradition, integral to the diverse tapestry of American music.” —Stephanie P Ledgin, author, Discovering Folk Music

FOLKDJ-L
TOP ALBUMS OF 2014
# 158: “Epilogue,” Ronstadt Generations [ronstadtgenerations.com, 4/14] with most played songs “16 Tons,” “For A Dancer,” “Come On In My Kitchen,” “I Know What I Know,” and “Riders In The Sky”
# 240 TOP ARTISTS OF 2014 Ronstadt GenerationS
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 159806 airplays from 184 different DJs
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IN ROTATION – IN AIRPLAY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

FC_002_with guides Front Cover New Randall Kromm ~ Holidays and Homecomings & Time Won’t Let Us Stay
A masterful songwriter” – Dan Cloutier, founder, Birch Beer Records
Roots Music Report Top 100 Contemporary Folk
#46 Randall Kromm “Time Won’t Let Us Stay”

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Warriors CD cover_web Camela Widad Warriors of Love
Camela Widad is a welcomed newcomer to my activity as a promoter of roots music. Her CD (‘Warriors of Love’) shows how independent music is the best in today’s business.” Remo Ricaldone American Roots Radio Italy

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The Noise Boston
With Lynne Taylor, what you see is what you get. She writes the songs, she sings them, and she accompanies herself on the piano. She is a one-woman act, but there is no acting involved. It’s all Lynne Taylor, and her music is anything but sweet, often rocking, sometimes waltz-like, and as raw as it gets. She is “pushing conventions and boundaries in the realm of social and personal awareness.

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Papersleeve David Llewellyn & Ida Kristin In The Bleak Midwinter
Blabber ‘n’ Smoke Review of EP “In The Bleak Midwinter”.
David Llewellyn & Ida Kristin offer up their reading of Christina Rossetti’s In The Bleak Midwinter, the song that has snuck Bert Jansch into many a home via numerous commercial Christmas compilations. Llewellyn & Kristin stay true to the familiar arrangement with its wintry air and old-fashioned Dickensian Christmas feel while they both sing well. The pair have their debut album, Songs Around The Kitchen Table out soon but in the meantime you can buy In The Bleak Midwinter.

We’re getting excited that our EP “In The Bleak Midwinter” is getting airplay in countries as diverse as the US, UK, Netherlands, Italy, France and Belgium (click to listen/buy here on the right) and are looking forward to the full album release to radio of “Songs Around The Kitchen Table” (Feb 1st 2015). Our baby is leaving the nest and it seems, that it’s developing its wings in the leap.

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Review ~ The Noise Boston
Fallon makes the type of music that requires you to leave your cynicism at home. For many a Bostonian, this would probably be a deal breaker, but it’s their loss. The music here is pretty, intelligent and expressive, mostly folk but with some country flair as well. Fallon’s songs have as much PMA as the Bad Brains and enough ruminations on friendship to fit in perfectly on a 7 Seconds record. Maybe the punks and the folkies aren’t all that different! The band is solid throughout, led by the subtly great playing of guitarist Kenny Selcer. The only real misstep is “Talk to Me,” which rails against the kids and their texting and tweeting and Facebooking. It’s done in a jokey manner, but still comes way too close to “Hey kids, get off my lawn!” territory.

Nominee “Best Album of the Year” Limelight Magazine vote now.
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Unfolding captures 3rd Posi Award Nomination “Together” has been nominated alongside “House of the Soul’s Belonging” by JD Martin/Marcy Baruch/Jan Garrett and “Joy In Our Hearts” by Karen Drucker/JD Martin in the Uniting category. [Ed. note: Glen plays some pretty funky guitar grooves on the “Joy In Our Hearts” recording – a spectacular song from the original 12-song holiday compilation, More Than a Season released by emPower Music & Arts in 2013].

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Sharon Glassman "Blame It On Hoboken" CD Cover

Sharon Glassman “Blame It On Hoboken” CD Cover


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Sharon Glassman Blame IT ON HOBOKEN VOL 1 & 2
Sharon Glassman’s Blame It On Hoboken CD has something for every musical taste! Folk, Americana, a touch of jazz & blues too! The songs are bouncy, lighthearted fun! Check out the title track: a paean to Sinatra’s hometown, which has quickly become a favorite in Nowheresville.” – Joltin Joe Pszonek, Radio Nowhere, WMSC-FM

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Tracie Potochnik The Dream
I am very grateful for the opportunity to listen more closely and find Miss Potochnik to be a songwriter of great discipline and tremendous lyrical and harmonic instincts.” G.W. Mercure

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Metronome Magazine Boston Review – “Taylor drops nine well penned numbers and two readily identifiable covers on listeners that are fueled by his stellar, campfire storytelling voice, deft acoustic guitar picking, wailing harmonica work and astute observations of everyday life and it’s unpredictable intricacies. It’s a delicate, well played slice of American roots music that’s as satisfyin’ as a warm, home cooked meal. Acoustic players will come and go, but Shawn Taylor is a masterful craftsman whose music deserves to be heard.
[D.S. – Metronome Magazine – Boston- Feb ’15 – “Best of ’14” edition.]

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FOLKDJ-L TOP ALBUMS, SONGS, ARTISTS, LABELS, DJ’S OF 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 159806 airplays from 184 different DJs Visit here

SingOut! Magazine Website HERE – “Published since 1950, Sing Out! Magazine is a quarterly journal. Each issue includes traditional and contemporary folk songs, feature articles on the best of folk music and the artists who make it … plus news, reviews and more!”

Four Strong Winds Favorites of 2014 The show airs alternate Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon on KVMR/,Nevada
City 89.5 FM, 105..1 FM Truckee/Tahoe, 104.7 Woodland, 88.3 FM Camino and
webcastiing @ kvmr.org. The host is John Rumsey http://www.kvmr.org/

Hudson River Sampler WAMC Hosted by Wanda Fischer since September 18, 1982, “The Hudson River Sampler” on WAMC is now in its 31st year of presenting the finest in folk and acoustic music to listeners both via terrestrial radio and online worldwide Saturday from 8-10pm

Top 30 Albums Of 2014 – The Back Porch, 88.1 WVPE Public Radio, South Bend, IN – with hosts Al Kniola & Norm Mast, Sundays 7-11pm – www.wvpe.org

-Stingray Music (formerly Galaxie) Folk-Roots (US) – Top Airplay Albums for 2014
Stingray Music’s Folk-Roots with Greg Torrington (US list) channel broadcasts uninterrupted 24/7 and is
available from select digital cable providers in the US. VISIT HERE

Americana Music Times-”Promote great Americana music by promoting the artists who make it, the businesses that make it happen, and the fans who make it work.” Visit HERE

3rd COAST MUSIC is the essential eNewspaper for American Roots music. Published monthly in Texas it contains news, opinion, and reviews of musicians and their CDs. It is available by email subscription for those folks who reside anywhere in the world. Visit HERE

The Sundilla Radio Hour The Sundilla Radio Hour airs Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. CT and Sundays from 9 to 10 p.m. CT on Troy Public Radio in south-central Alabama and western Georgia and Sundays from 9 to 10 a.m. ET on WITH – Different Radio in Ithaca, New York. The most recent four episodes can also be streamed any time from our Live365 station. Our producer is Bailey Jones and the host is Kelly Walker. VISIT HERE

The Alternate Root “Originally formed in 2007 as The Artist Development Group, The Alternate Root, LLC is a multi-media company dedicated to the development and advancement of American Roots music and the artists, composers and producers that that comprise the format. By offering a comprehensive collection of services and expertise including radio promotion, marketing, consulting, film and television placement, video production and promotion and music publishing we are helping to define American Roots music and raise awareness of the music to the public sector. During our 5 years of operation we have developed The Alternate Root Magazine, Alternate Root TV, ADC Film and Songs With Vision as vehicles to reach our company objectives.” VISIT HERE

No Depression Contributor VISIT HERE

No Depression Contributor Visit HERE

Acoustic Revival is heard each Sunday morning from 9-noon on 90FM WWSP. Broadcasting 30,000 watts from Stevens Point WI, 90FM also streams at 90M.org Music is a mix of singer songwriter, folk, bluegrass, acoustic blues, and whatever else fits on that particular Sunday with hosts Pat Sullivan and Jim Canales. VISIT HERE

Radio Nowhere on WMSC in Montclair NJ streams @ www.wmscradio.com every Sunday 7-10pm eastern with host Joltin Joe Pszonek and Slimey Sue. VISIT HERE

WFUV - Sunday Breakfast with John Platt WFUV, New York 8-11 am 90.7 FM and anytime at www.wfuv.org Visit HERE

“WHRW is a free-format radio station that caters to locals, Binghamton college students, or anyone else in the world cool enough to listen to our stream online. Mostly, though, we just do what we like and it’s worked out well so far. We’re the only free-format radio station in the Southern Tier, and as such we do our best to keep it lit 24/7, so that whenever the need arises for quality radio programming of any kind, we, the disciples of Moe, are there to fill that void” VISIT HERE

Bob Sherman WFUV ~ “Though Robert Sherman’s background is in classical music, his long-running program Woody’s Children has made him a de facto authority on contemporary folk. The long-running show got its start at WQXR in 1969, a natural time to spark the interest in folk music that continues today. The series moved to WFUV in the fall of 1999.”

The Noise Boston
THE NOISE ONLINE (https://www.thenoise-boston.com/) Editor/Publisher is T Max
Somewhere in the ’90s the Noise’s website (thenoise-boston.com) was born and has stayed a constant sister publication of the print issue. It contains feature stories, CD and live reviews, the Big Shot, Rock School, Noise Live Picks, and Rita and Lolita’s gossip column Our Eyes on You. Reader comments can be made at the end of each online column. You can also find achieves of older stories and reviews there.

POSI Awards – emPower Music & Arts is a community dedicated to creating positive global change through music, writing and the spoken word. We are Musicians, Song Writers, Artists, Authors, Speakers, Performers, Ministers, Music Directors, Promoters, Suppliers, Distributors, Networkers, Organizations, Churches, and Fans; together we reach out to change the world.

Blabber ‘n’ Smoke
“A Glasgow view of Americana and related music and writings. Blabber ‘n’ Smoke was first of all a song by Captain Beefheart. It also served as a title for a column in the great UK rock magazine ZigZag. I’ve purloined it here as it just about sums up what I do in my daily life, all I do is blabber ‘n’ smoke, blabber ‘n’ smoke etc etc. So, here, for your amusement is my blabber ‘n’ smoke.”

Metronome Magazine Boston https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metronome-Magazine-Boston/476320125779555?sk=timeline

Roots Music Report (RMR)
“Roots Music Report is the number one independent music chart in the world. We compile radio airplay data from radio stations around the globe that play all forms of roots music, so that each week you can see which independent artists are being played the most & by what stations are playing them.”

“Founded in October 2006, Limelight Magazine is one of the leading online destinations for coverage of the New England music scene and beyond, providing its readers with exclusive interviews with musicians from all genres of music. Since 2014, we’ve expanded our editorial content to include movies and television and pop culture conventions throughout the United States. Besides its online efforts, Limelight Magazine is committed to supporting the local music scene of New England with its annual music awards ceremony in the late winter/early spring. Each year dozens of musicians have been recognized for their immense creativity and talent.” Visit HERE

International Acoustic Music Awards “The 11th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry.” Visit HERE

The Muse’s Muse -”The Muse’s Muse is devoted to discussion and information having to do with the craft of songwriting. Founded in 1995, it contains musician classifieds and spotlights, busy message boards, music-related links and resources, songwriting association listings, music reviews, articles, interviews, a free monthly newsletter and a great deal more.
Since its inception, The Muse’s Muse has received glowing reviews from mainstream publications (Billboard Magazine, Keyboard Magazine, The Music Connection, American Songwriter Magazine, NetGuide Live, Web Guide Magazine & The Wall Street Journal) and respected net sources (Suite 101 Top 5, Cool Site of the Day (three times!), Fiercely Useful Site of the Week) but it is the reviews of the songwriters themselves that mean the most to creator & webmaster, Jodi Krangle.” Visit HERE

Rob’s Music – Netherlands
I’m a bit of a list freak so you can find on this site lists all the concerts that I have visited, my personal album year lists and a concert with recommended by me gigs I sometimes himself will be present.
Also, the picture and sound may of course not missing so there are films with excerpts from concerts I’ve attended. Also music reviews of albums and concert reports will belong to the possibilities.
Visit HERE

What is Twangville?
Twangville began in early 2005 by humble means as a place to post playlists for our friends. It wasn’t long before we expanded to covering releases, reviews, downloads, links and more. Ultimately, we just want to help spread the word about some of our favorite musicians who often don’t get the credit they deserve. In search of twang, we typically look beyond traditional and mainstream country into genres like americana, alt-country, indie, rock, folk and blues … or just about anything that features a guitar. You’ll find that we tend to emphasize the alternative side of alt-country.Visit HERE

Radio Crystal Blue – host Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue, in its 15th year, is a weekly podcast that features top songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a freeform format. Visit HERE

Trespass Music Radio Clients ~ May Folk DJ Charts

Trespass Music Radio clients are generating a buzz among Folk DJs for the month of May!

Craig Bickhardt‘s new album “The More I Wonder:12 Scenes from Life, Love Family” debuts in the Top 15 Albums and Songs coming in strong at #13.

CLICK by Neale Eckstein and friends, debuting as a Top 30 contender with a solid #28 in Top Albums and Songs for May.

Nathan Bell‘s critically acclaimed “Blood Like A River,” Ronstadt Generations highly anticipated “Epilogue” and “A Dozen Other Loves” by Grassy Hill New Folk Kerrville winner Matt Nakoa all continue to show on the charts.

Trespass Music is scheduling print interviews, in studio and phone in radio interviews. Each of our artists are interesting in their own right and different in their stylings. Contact tracey@trespassmusic.org, larrya@trespassmusic.org, or michelle@trespassmusic.org for more information.

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The More I Wonder CD Cover

The More I Wonder CD Cover

Top Albums & Songs May: # 13 The More I Wonder by Craig Bickhardt with favored tracks spun, “Crazy Nightingale,” “Giant Steps,” “Young Hearts, Wild Horses Or The Wind.” Craig is also Top played artist coming in at #12!
Rave reviews continue to roll in. Recently Nick Cristiano of the Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed the album saying, “The More I Wonder is another sterling showcase for the Haverford High graduate’s myriad talents. Despite his success in Music City, Bickhardt is not really country. His music is a blend of folk, country, and pop, accented by his fluid acoustic guitar, and its exquisite craftsmanship and feeling play
beautifully against the smart and literary quality of his lyrics.
Read the full review here

Top Labels of May
Also in the Top 20 for Top Labels of May Stone Barn Records is the creative brainchild of award winning, singer-songwriter and Trespass Music artist, Craig Bickhardt, whose songs have been recorded by artists such as Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, BB King and Allison Krauss, and featured in the Academy Award winning film “Tender Mercies.” Stone Barn Records comes in at #20 as a Top Label.

CRAIG BICKHARDT
THE MORE I WONDER: 12 SCENES FROM LIFE, LOVE & FAMILY

 Craig Bickhardt

Craig Bickhardt

Nashville, TN— By the time Craig Bickhardt was 25 years old he’d signed a record contract with Bob Dylan‘s manager Albert Grossman; inked an artist development deal with legendary talent impresario and head of Atlantic Records Ahmet Ertegun; had one of his songs recorded by Art Garfunkel; shared the concert stage with Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Stills and Harry Chapin; lost nearly everything he owned in a California house fire; and had his only guitar stolen by a junkie in NYC. It appeared as if his budding career had all the makings of a Llewen Davis-esque tale.

Despite steady touring and achieving respectable successes such as scoring and performing songs for the Academy Award winning film Tender Mercies and writing several hits (Four #1’s !) for Nashville artists, Bickhardt has remained a relatively undiscovered artist himself. Bickhardt’s label mate Nathan Bell refers to him as ‘the invisible wizard’ for his overlooked guitar chops as much as his behind-the-curtain songwriting virtuosity. Indeed, his four decades in the business have paved a general sonic familiarity that’s not easy to achieve — by artists of any level of fame.

Read more about Craig Bickhardt and The More I Wonder:12 Scenes From Life, Love & Family HERE

Visit Craig Bickhardt WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Craig on FB HERE
View ONE SHEET HERE
DJs Preview on AIRPLAY DIRECT HERE
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Click” by Neale Eckstein; a friend, music lover and tremendous supporter of the arts has landed in the TOP 30 and stands at #28 for Top Albums and Songs! Click by Neale Eckstein
Folk DJs favored “One Month Crazier,” -Buskin And Batteau & Tom Rush
I’ve Always Been Older Than Me” Dan Navarro
Watery Grave” David Buskin

CLICK cd cover

CLICK cd cover

For over 16 years, Neale Eckstein has recorded singer/songwriters at his Fox Run Studio in Sudbury, Ma. Over the years, he’s recorded and produced CD’s for countless artists, including Greg Greenway, Buskin & Batteau, Brother Sun, Annie Wenz, Bethel Steele, Matt Nakoa and Vance Gilbert.

Also, Neale is known to many people in the folk world as a photographer. He takes great joy in documenting festivals and music gatherings. His photos are frequently used for album art, websites and press.

Along the way, Neale began writing his own songs, often with established songwriters. Click is a collection of these songs, many of them sung by the co-songwriters, and others sung by artists Neale recruited for this project.

The songs on “Click” are written by Neale Eckstein and friends and performed by co-writers and other friends. Thirty-six musicians sang and played on this CD. The impressive list of singers and players include:

Craig Aiken, Phil Antoniades, Kevin Barry, Robin Batteau, Jerehmiah Birnbaum, David Buskin, Stephanie Corby, Anthony Da Costa, Tommy Dempsey, Kenny Edwars, Abbie Gardner, David Glaser, Vance Gilbert, Greg Greenway, Barbara Kessler, Jagoda, Paul Kochanski, Bob Malone, Dave Mattacks, Matt Nakoa, Dan Navarro, Tom Prasada-Rao, Jason Rafalak, Marchal Rosenberg, Haley Dawn Roth, Adam Michael Rothberg, Tom Rush, Jeff St. Pierre, Coling Sapp, Adam Michael Rothberg, Tom Rush, Jeff St. Pierre, Colin Sapp, Corey Schreppel, Eric Schwartz, Walter Skorupski, Bethel Steele, Annie Wenz, Pat Wictor, Russell Wolff

Neale Eckstein

Neale Eckstein

When I was in college, I studied and worked for the school as a staff photographer which gave me access to a lot of equipment and resources. For a time, I considered pursuing photography as a career. I’ve been documenting the folk music scene in both photos and videos. My work has appeared in print publications, web sites and album art. Check out my Youtube channel on the links page. My son Benjamin has a his own video production company which has given me a steady source of education and equipment access. The last few years, I also began writing songs again, something I hadn’t done since college days. I’ve had the advantage of being able to co-write with gifted songwriters. The result of that effort is “Click.” Neale Eckstein

CLICK 5.0 out of 5 stars ***** “Three of the 11 songs on this disc are solo-writes by Eckstein and one – the title track – is, honestly, my favorite. On “Click” Eckstein turns the camera (yes, pun intended!) on himself and the melody is as catchy as the lyrics. Another favorite is “The Blessing” by Eckstein and Tom Prasada-Rao. But all are well-written, well-performed and well-produced.” Read the full review HERE Steve Ramm ~In The Groove/Amazon.com

Visit Neale Eckstein WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Neale on FB HERE
DJ’s can preview the CD on AIRPLAY DIRECT HERE
View ONE SHEET HERE

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Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winner Matt Nakoa

A Dozen Other Loves Top Albums and Songs: Favored tracks “Daisies In The Rain” and “Fool Of A Knight”

CD Cover A Dozen Other Loves

CD Cover A Dozen Other Loves

Matt Nakoa grew up on a small goat farm in upstate NY, and began composing music as a teenager. Throughout high school, he studied classical piano and toured the region giving recitals of the Masters, as well as his own compositions.

In 2002, Matt won a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music where he received top honors in songwriting and vocal performance. At Berklee, Matt collaborated with the likes of grammy-winners Kathy Mattea and Esperanza Spaulding, and studied closely with song-greats Pat Pattison and Livingston Taylor. His first solo album, 2012’s “Light in the Dark”, has received high praise as an eclectic pop/rock masterpiece. 2014’s “A Dozen Other Loves” dons a mainly acoustic palette which has led to performances with Patty Larkin, Ellis Paul, Catie Curtis and other folk greats. 3391433_orig

Matt’s concert music has been recorded for LP Classics, a Brooklyn-based classical label, and has received favorable reviews in publications such as The New York Times. His film scoring has been featured at BAM, the NY International Short Film Festival, and on Disney.com.

**Matt has been named among the 2014 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners held May 22- June 8 in Kerrville, Texas.

Matt currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Visit Matt Nakoa WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Matt on FB HERE

To preview CD via AIRPLAY DIRECT click HERE
TRACK 11 Contains **EXPLICIT** language

To view ONE SHEET CLICK HERE

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Ronstadt Generations critically acclaimed and highly anticipated album Epilogue also continues in rotation with most spun tracks “For A Dancer” and “16 Tons.” 8PAN1T.E1

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions with Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional South-western and Mexican songs of their heritage. Rich harmonies are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. In 2012 three veteran musicians–Alex Flores, Sam Eagon and Aaron Emery –came on board with versatile talents to form the six-piece ensemble Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses.

The same 2012 recording sessions that yielded the critically acclaimed CD “Prelude” left eight additional tracks unreleased. At the end of 2013, Ronstadt Generations revisited those tracks and finished them. “Epilogue” gives us those eight songs. Listen as Ronstadt Generations delivers their own take on some of their favorites, including songs written by Jackson Browne, Robert Johnson, Paul Simon, Gillian Welch, Muddy Waters, Merle Travis, David Olney and Stan Jones.

Italy’s Remo Ricaldone reviewed Epilogue saying, “To complete the album two blues classics such as Come On In My Kitchen , and Can not Be Satisfied , the famous cowboy song Riders In The Sky, Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis and the icing on the cake, an excellent Annabelle Gillian Welch, all equally interpreted with passion and taste, qualities that characterize this worthy band.” Read the full review HERE.

Photo by John Sepp

Photo by John Sepp


Photo by Karl McWherter

Photo by Karl McWherter

To preview CD via airplay direct click HERE
To view one sheet click HERE

Visit Ronstadt Generations WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Ronstadt Generations on FB HERE

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Nathan Bell ~ Blood Like A River ~ Stone Barn Records is still going strong in rotation with standout track “Names” favored by Folk DJs. Blood Like A River was released in March 2014 by Trespass Music.

Acoustic Guitars’s Pat Moran reviewed Blood Like A River in the March issue.
Moran writes: “Bell’s rustic voice, which couples the grain of the Band’s Levon Helm with the gruff troubadour’s lilt of Kris Kristofferson, lays bare lives on the hardscrabble margin: The perpetual motion of a jittery Everyman in ‘Turn Out the Lights,’ young service men and women reduced to a handful of names in ‘Names,’ the ordinary heroism of choosing to love in ‘Really Truly,’ and Bell’s own encounter with a desperate gunman in the autobiographical ‘Trigger.’ … [He] documents an America teetering on the edge. Yet he leavens this view with wonder, gratitude, and compassion.

Read more at Acoustic Guitar and watch the premiere of the video “NAMES” HERE at Acousticguitar.com

Nathan Bell’s critically acclaimed 2011 album Black Crow Blue received accolades from top publications including No Depression, Third Coast Music, The Alternate Root Magazine and Option Online – as well as appearing on multiple year-end “best of” lists.

Blood Like A River cover

Blood Like A River cover

With 2014’s Blood Like a River, 12 songs written and recorded in 30 days, he continues the journey begun in the earlier album. From the mournful regret of “Samadhi” to the heartfelt optimism of “Really, Truly,” Bell’s new release takes us into the heart of the American family.

Bell’s literate and literary songwriting is supported by his distinctive, soulful voice and virtuoso guitar playing that spans the full breadth of American music – folk, country, blues, soul, and rock.

Rodney Crowell said that Americana Music is based in poetry. Nathan Bell was Americana before it had a name.Denise Williams, Hillbilly Haiku House Concerts

Bell’s intellectual acuity isn’t like most people’s – it’s sharper, edgier. His lyricism has the same hardness you’d imagine from a Clint Eastwood or Paul Newman character, or from writer Jim Harrison. It’s unblinking, strong, true.Holly Gleason, Option Magazine

Blood Like A River” a much sought after release.

Nathan Bell  Photo courtesy of Gerry Venezia Smith

Nathan Bell
Photo courtesy of
Gerry Venezia Smith

To preview CD via airplay direct click here
To view one sheet click here
Visit Nathan Bell HERE
Connect with Nathan on FB HERE

everyotherday from Nathan Bell on Vimeo.

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Based on playlists posted to folkdj-l, Richard Gillmann compiles monthly top-70 album airplay lists.
These lists are compiled and posted by Richard Gillmann to the FOLKDJ-L web site
every month (since October 1997). The archive of past Top
Album lists is available at http://folkradio.org (the official
FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an extended version, at
http://nwfolk.com (my personal web site).
Richard Gillmann

Trespass Music Radio Clients Heating Up Folk DJ Charts

Trespass Music Radio clients are heating up the airwaves with 2 clients, Paddy Mills and Ronstadt Generations landing in the TOP 15 of the Folk DJ Charts for the month of April. Brooksie Wells is gaining attention in Europe with reviewer Remo Ricaldone of Italy.

Paddy Mills

Coming in at #12 for TOP ALBUM with favored tracks spun from “Race To The Bottom” “Bay View Massacre“–”Race To The Bottom“–”Fox In The Barnyard” and “When Spring Comes Around.” “Bay View Massacre” also garnered TOP SONG at #19 while Paddy Mills lands at #15 for TOP ARTIST.

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Paddy Mills is an award winning folk singer from the coast of Maine. The son of a part time DJ at the local AM Country Radio station, Paddy grew up in the small fishing village of Owl’s Head. He cut his teeth playing Irish music at pubs though out New England; These are the elements that inform his writing, from the direct and simple approach of classic country music, the emphasis on melody and story telling found in traditional Irish Music to the unpretentious attitude and dry wit that stem from a hard scrabble life scratching out a living where the ocean meets the land. Mainefolkmusic.com described his last release as being full of ‘finely crafted and masterfully performed songs‘. In his latest release ‘Race To The Bottom‘, Mills demonstrates once again the he can spin a yarn, catch a song, turn a phrase and make a point with a wink and wry smile.

Paddy’s songs are as salty as the Maine coast he calls home. Like Greg Brown on helium, Mills can spin a yarn; “projecting those stories as short movies onto the inside of our forehead for us to watch with our minds eye”, -MaineFolkMusic.com. In 2013 Paddy was the Winner of both the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and the Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition, and has started 2014 by winning the South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition and taking Gold in the Mid Atlantic Song Contest, Folk/Acoustic category.

Paddy Mills

Paddy Mills

As a Folk Singer, Paddy maintains an extensive repertoire of Irish, American, Maritime, Nicaraguan and Labor folk songs. His knowledge of and respect for traditional music is reflected is his own writing.

As a songwriter, Paddy has a knack for the overlooked. He knows that common sense is not so common, and simple truths are not so simple. Mainefolkmusic.com describes his songs as “intimate, heartfelt, finely crafted, and masterfully performed” Most importantly, though, Paddy’s music can leave you grinning like you’ve just been let in on a secret — one that you might just have known all along.

Paddy Mills and two songs from his new album “Race To The Bottom” have been chosen as a finalist in the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival Songwriter Competition.

To preview CD via airplay direct click HERE
To view one sheet click HERE

Visit Paddy Mills WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Paddy on FB HERE

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Ronstadt Generations

Folk DJ’s pegged “Epilogue#14 for TOP ALBUM with favored tracks “16 Tons“–”Riders In The Sky” and “I Know What I Know.
TOP SONG, “16 Tons” came in at #14, while Ronstadt Generations hit #18 as TOP ARTIST for April.

Epilogue 8PAN1T.E1

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions with Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional South-western and Mexican songs of their heritage. Rich harmonies are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. In 2012 three veteran musicians–Alex Flores, Sam Eagon and Aaron Emery –came on board with versatile talents to form the six-piece ensemble Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses.

The same 2012 recording sessions that yielded the critically acclaimed CD “Prelude” left eight additional tracks unreleased. At the end of 2013, Ronstadt Generations revisited those tracks and finished them. “Epilogue” gives us those eight songs. Listen as Ronstadt Generations delivers their own take on some of their favorites, including songs written by Jackson Browne, Robert Johnson, Paul Simon, Gillian Welch, Muddy Waters, Merle Travis, David Olney and Stan Jones.

Photo by John Sepp

Photo by John Sepp


Photo by Karl McWherter

Photo by Karl McWherter

To preview CD via airplay direct click HERE
To view one sheet click HERE

Visit Ronstadt Generations WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Ronstadt Generations on FB HERE

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Brooksie Wells

Down Home Divas” grabbed a spot on the FOLK DJ Charts for April coming in at #68 TOP ALBUMS with favored DJ cuts “Circumstance” and “In Your Hands.”
Brooksie is also receiving recognition for her album globally. Remo Ricaldone of American Roots in Italy says “I didn’t know Brooksie Wells and I’ve been touched by the beauty of her songs….genuine and sincere…

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Brooksie Wells is a New Hampshire-based singer-songwriter with a history of activism reflected in her work. After growing up in the South with parents who fought for Civil Rights and the Equal Rights Amendment, Brooksie migrated to New York City in the 1970s, where the thriving folk scene heavily influenced her music. Discovered by Bobby Darin at the age of 19, Brooksie wrote for years for Chappell Music, with several of her songs used in recordings and movie soundtracks. She later performed with John Lennon‘s band Elephant’s Memory and as a singer with Kid Creole and the Coconuts. (Kid Creole’s recording “Off The Coast Of Me” has just been re-released). “Down Home Divas” is Brooksie Wells’ definitive release, featuring “Lily,” “True Love,” “Lost in the Music,” and a total of 11 original, provocative acoustic tracks performed by an all-star female band.

Down Home Divas,” recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at The Rec Room Studios and Cue Recording in Falls Church, VA, featuring some of the best female musicians in the industry, including Missy Raines on bass. FrontPortw

Often called a “Queen of Second Chances,” Brooksie inspires women across the country by telling her story through music.

After raising two children, Brooksie is now returning to her songwriting and performing, and is a living example that “it’s never too late for your dreams to come true.

To preview CD via airplay direct click HERE
To view one sheet click HERE

Visit Brooksie Wells WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Brooksie on FB

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These lists are compiled and posted by Richard Gillmann to the FOLKDJ-L web site
every month (since October 1997). The archive of past Top
Album lists is available at http://folkradio.org (the official
FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an extended version, at
http://nwfolk.com (my personal web site).
Richard Gillmann

Ronstadt Generations Release Highly Anticipated CD ~ Epilogue

Ronstadt Generations

Epilogue 8PAN1T.E1

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions with Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional South-western and Mexican songs of their heritage. Rich harmonies are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. In 2012 three veteran musicians–Alex Flores, Sam Eagon and Aaron Emery –came on board with versatile talents to form the six-piece ensemble Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses.

The same 2012 recording sessions that yielded the critically acclaimed CD “Prelude” left eight additional tracks unreleased. At the end of 2013, Ronstadt Generations revisited those tracks and finished them. “Epilogue” gives us those eight songs. Listen as Ronstadt Generations delivers their own take on some of their favorites, including songs written by Jackson Browne, Robert Johnson, Paul Simon, Gillian Welch, Muddy Waters, Merle Travis, David Olney and Stan Jones.

Photo by John Sepp

Photo by John Sepp


Photo by Karl McWherter

Photo by Karl McWherter

To preview CD via airplay direct click HERE
To view one sheet click HERE

Visit Ronstadt Generations WEBSITE HERE
Connect with Ronstadt Generations on FB HERE