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Shakey Graves – Roll the Bones

You don’t normally hear of a lot of original-sounding bands coming out of Austin, in fact Texas as a whole tends to follow the same twangy style of country lines. That was, until Shakey Graves. Instead of going the whole looping route that you see a lot of one-man bands doing, Shakey Graves decides to play everything at once. Using his guitar as both a bass and a main guitar line and each foot working a different percussive element, he’s able to establish a sound by himself many bands take at least three to achieve. Take a look at a live video for his song “Roll the Bones” courtesy of the Good Music Club. Read More…

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Call Me

Not many big band/soul acts get to see the mainstream light of day anymore, so when one breaks out you know they have to be pretty darn good. As is the story of St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Bringing their southern blues-infused soul-soaked music around the country on their first country-wide tour, they’ve been setting the precedent for emotion-based performances. Check out the song “Call Me” off a currently untitled upcoming album below. Read More…

Accidental Blues Playlist 07/24/13

Tonight on the show Janiva Magness as our featured artist, new music from Big Lou Johnson and a Live album from the likes of Roomful Of Blues. Plenty of soul to stir up your night from W.C. Clark to Al Green.

8:00 PM

Janiva Magness – There It Is – Stronger For It

Curtis Salgado – He Played His Harmonica – Soul Shot

Shemekia Copeland – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – 33 1/3

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The Right Now – I Can’t Speak For You

A sound as big as that of The Right Now could only come out of Chicago. Mixing elements of big band, soul, and indie rock has never sounded so genuine and down-to-earth. The strong female lead is enough to drive the song itself but being backed up by catchy, yet sophisticated instrumentation definitely doesn’t hurt. Check out the track “I Can’t Speak For You” off their 2012 National Record Stay Day release Gets Over You below, which you can download for free at their bandcamp. Read More…

The Heavy – What Makes A Good Man?

British rock outfit The Heavy provide a fresh take on alternative rock that really is a sound for sore ears. Mixing in elements of soul, folk, and even big band or swing music, their music spans the emotional spectrum. From ire to compassion and depression to optimism, The Heavy have a song for you. Check out the video for the song “What Makes A Good Man?” off their 2012 album The Glorious Dead below. Read More…

Sean Hayes – When We Fall In

New York City native Sean Hayes has developed quite the knack for perfectly blending elements of rock, soul, and contemporary pop. Like Alex Clare without the money-grabbing dubstep parts, Hayes has been releasing groovy, folk-based acoustic rock since 1999. Hayes’ music is a mix between William Elliott Whitmore and Jason Mraz, where pop stylings and catchy hooks can be used in accordance with soulful vocals and gritty guitar lines. Check out the song “When We Fall In” off his 2010 album Run Wolves Run below. Read More…

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