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It’s not often that venerable guitarist, composer, and bandleader Steve Kimock appeases his hugely loyal fanbase by giving into song requests. Not that Steve overlooks the folks who’ve gone to every damn show since the days of his heralded archetypal band Zero, but for the veteran artist, music is ever-evolving and never about looking backward or forwards.

The Lil Smokies are excited to announce their fourth release from the SnowGhost Singles, a series of the band’s most requested covers. Ahead of the release on March 8, fans can pre-save the Smokies’ cover of The New Basement Tapes’ “Kansas City” on Spotify and Apple Music at https://ffm.to/kansascity.opr.

Ben Sparaco and The New Effect, the Nashville-based indie-rock trio fronted by songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Ben Sparaco, have announced their national spring tour which includes headlining shows as well as direct support slots with G. Love & Special Sauce. Tickets for all dates are on sale today (2/15). For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Ace of Cup has announced two special upcoming shows, including their debut New York performance on February 26th. Details on these two shows below.

Head for the Hills--Adam Kinghorn, Joe Lessard, Matt Loewen--come out swinging and invigorated with fresh sounds on their latest EP, Say Your Mind. Recorded at Swingfingers Studios in Fort Collins (Colorado, the band brought a larger band than ever before, including drummer Darren Garvey of Elephant Revival, Vocalist Kim Dawson, Dobroist Todd Livingston, a horn section and more.

The official music video for The War and Treaty’s new song, “If It’s In Your Heart,” recently premiered at Folk Alley. Watch/share HERE. The video was filmed in North Carolina and features a performance by the powerhouse duo—husband and wife pair Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter.

For a very special, one-time-only performance, Ghost-Note will take the stage at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA on May 4th to play their critically-acclaimed record Swagism in its entirety.

John Mailander is skilled at crafting a story through music.  His latest release, “Forecast” has been a Godsend piece of mana in my playlist this winter. Something about this disc hit me at the right time and place.  This winter has been such a baptism of tribulation, the tempo matches my soul. It gives me peace and hope for carrying on through the ice. I don’t mind the cold.

Reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration will be coming to fans all across the United States "Live From Paradise!" this spring and summer, bringing special guests Pepper, Fortunate Youth and Katastro along for the ride. By tapping some unparalleled aloha spirit, these acts are combining forces to spread nothing but good vibes, creating a truly serene and exclusive environment at each of their 43 tour stops.

The first run of tour dates have been announced for independent troubadour Shawn James, who will be out in support of his upcoming album The Dark & The Light. The new album will be released March 22nd on Parts + Labor Records. James was featured in a recent Billboard interview around the premiere of the album’s captivating opening track “Orpheus” (Read & Listen HERE).

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