Wall Street Journal: Young Musician Studies Art of Telling Stories Through Songs

With his scruffy beard, plaid shirts and fifth-floor walk-up in Williamsburg, Anthony D'Amato could be any aspiring 20-something musician living in Brooklyn.

But Mr. D'Amato, who graduated from Princeton University in 2010, has studied songwriting with a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, performed onstage with Bruce Springsteen, and already received attention from NPR and Time Magazine for his soulful stamp on American folk rock.

Twangnation - Album Review

Performers like Konrad Wert (Possessed By Paul James) , Scott H. Biram and Hillstomp have been spectacularly creating Depression era country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, and blues music for years by jolting the dusty form with a furious intensity and emotional directness that would make Marcus Mumford sob into his vintage hanky.

We can now add to that the Joplin, Mo. trio of Ben Miller, Doug Dicharry and Scott Leeper, collectively known as The Ben Miller Band.

Floating Action Returns With A Hi(gher)-fi New Album

“Quiet bros stick together,” is how local singer-songwriter and producer Seth Kauffman sums up working with musician Ray LaMontagne. Kauffman played guitar on LaMontagne’s recent, Dan Auerbach-produced Supernova and says that LaMontagne asked him to work on his next album as well. In fact, Kauffman has been spending a lot of time working on other people’s projects. With Auerbach, of drum-and-guitar duo The Black Keys, he also contributed to Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence, which he says “turned out great — a cool record” despite label drama.

NPR Music Premieres New Music Video for "Good and Ready"

Anthony D'Amato, 'Good And Ready'

Shark attacks, poison, swords, lightsabers, a stake to the heart; all are more desirable than not having the love of your life. In this video for "Good and Ready," a boy and his three friends act out numerous, creative scenarios in which a person might perish, as Anthony D'Amato (along with three band members) sings, "I don't wanna wake up if it ain't next to you." The rootsy tune is on Anthony D'Amato's Sept. 2 release, The Shipwreck From The Shore.

CBC Music Presents The Beetle Roadtrip Sessions with Grant Lawrence

One of the greatest sights on a cross-Canada roadtrip is seeing the Rocky Mountains rise up out of the prairies. There’s just nothing that compares.

What added to our excitement the day we saw those Rocky Mountains on our CBC Beetle Roadtrip was the fact that we were meeting up with Juno Award-winning country artist Corb Lund.

Corb graciously offered us a tour of his family ranch that spans four generations… right in the middle of a family reunion!