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Chance Peña: Beyond the View.

Beyond the View is taken from 19-year-old singer-songwriter Chance Peña’s debut offering ‘anxiety & mixed emotions,’ out now (BMI). Chance wrote & produced the entire EP himself, which adds a stylistic primacy to the evolution of this collection of songs – from the elements of chamber pop, and the precise

It is said that the cells in your body replace themselves every decade or so. After 11 albums, two EPs and 17 years as a singer-songwriter, Leeroy Stagger has been wondering if maybe the soul works the same way. Ten years sober, with two kids, he’s so far removed from

“Cool Cat Funk” is an enjoyable listen, giving new meaning to the term “laid back,” and taking the listener back to the less stressful, easy-going moments of the 70s. In fact, these tunes could have been written then. Whether it’s the “Leon Haywood-esque” flirtatious guitar styling in “Tooday Loseday,” or
EMIAH - Scottish pop star.

Scottish Pop/R&B vocalist and songwriter EMIAH has recently teamed up with fellow Scottish songwriter and producer Stuart McInnes, for a series of worldwide collaborations. Not an artist to stay in one lane musically, EMIAH has worked in a wide range of genres including House, EDM, RnB, and Hip Hop. Having

  When you are off the grid, trying to hop back can be off-putting. Consider how my interview with Nazel Pickens (aka Robin Terranova Host of The Folk Show on Jefferson Public Radio) started out: “The phone lines are down,” he explained, “and I had to drive to a friend’s

Near the end of his acoustic guitar set at a mid-August show at The Sound Lounge, singer and performer Alcyon declared, “I have love for everyone.” He continued by announcing his love more specifically to his adopted state of Oregon. “I’m from Connecticut,” he said; adding: “Do you know how many

  Part cosmopolitan hipster, part grizzled hobo, and part wily storyteller, the band Blitzen Trapper has, as much as any Oregon band, captured the soul and sound for the state over the past decade. Their music is at times gritty and rocking, at other times easy-going folksy, and sometimes both
Indie Pop from the UK.

From London comes this fun track about hanging on to the memories, and keeping the flow for just a bit longer. This easy groove from newcomer The Luxury of Being Human creates an atmosphere of wistful nostalgia, joining the uncomfortable feeling that time cannot be stopped with the beautiful notion

  Derek Deon has a sound: He calls it “dream-pop.” And it is on full display in his debut album, Floating in the Backseat While the World Goes By.  “This is an album that arose out of wanting to create something that embodied a feeling of nostalgia for long drives

It is not his first time in Ashland, but it has been “many moons” since his last performance here and Julian Marley is ready to bring the love on August 24. Born in 1975 to Bob Marley and Lucy Pounder, the apple has not fallen far from the tree. Marley