What New Music Are You Listening To?

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    A couple of summers ago, not knowing a dang thing about any of the acts that were scheduled to play Bellevue Ky's Riverfront Music/Beer Festival (or whatever it is officially called), I arrived late enough only to catch the last performance.

    It was a dude in a cowboy hat and a guitar and harmonica with two female backup singers standing on either side of him. Instantly my brain heard Ryan Adams and a very smooth voice serving up instantly likable melodies. I was hooked and made my way to the sound guy with no delay to make sure I caught this guy's name.

    Ruston Kelly was the name.

    He really put on a solid show with the "right after sunset" backdrop of the Ohio River as it settled into dusk accompanied by the assortment of city lighting that reflected on the water.

    Song after song highlighted his smooth southern voice while the backup vocalists gave sweet fantastic support to the mellow alt/country vibe that he was serving up.

    "Did he sound too much like Ryan Adams", I asked myself, but because of his fine voice, "It didn't matter" I instantly replied, and settled on the lawn to enjoy some good ol relaxing mellow alt/country sweetness.

    When I got home I researched deeper to find a handful of nice likable tunes on Youtube from his then lone EP "Bootleg Sessions", and a couple of live performances videos. He's listed as being a Nashville native now just beginning to garner attention.

    In the Autumn of this year he released what is referred to as the "Halloween" EP though it has 10 tracks on it. It's real good stuff with added production and instrumentation that his sparse 1st EP didn't have, but both are as equally likable.

    He sprinkled his mostly original tunes show with a few fine covers such as Ring of Fire, and Tim McGraws great "Nashville Without You".

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    3 From his "Halloween" EP


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    Here's a example of him live that demonstrates how comfortable he is with the stage and his command of his instantly likable material.


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    Black Magic


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    Been hearing this new tune a lot lately by "Strand of Oaks" and every time I do I think of @Lawnboy13 and @Science Friction

    ...Not saying that you'll necessarily dig it, but the sentiment of the tune and what he's saying about longing for the good old days of listening to the radio sound like the cries I've been hearing from you guys.

    Strand of Oak is the project band of Goshen, Indiana native Timothy Showalter. This type of looking back reminiscing to rock n' roll is a reoccurring theme in his tunes.

    Another notable tune from him would be Goshen '97, and another tune named "JM" which is an ode to Jason Molina, a songwriter who fronted a band that I really like named "Songs: Ohia" who died young a few years back from complications of alcoholism. The song "JM" reminds me a whole lot of Neil Young's - Cortez the Killer in the the way he slow jams the tune out, and its goose bumpy intensity.

    Here the tune "Radio Kids"



    Remember how it felt to listen

    Fumbling to press record

    Strangest voice I've heard before



    Who the hell is Hippie Johnny

    Feel like somebody at school
    I know 
I need to get to sleep

    But maybe, maybe, maybe just one more


    So play it, play it loud on the radio


    I got my headphones on

    And my parents will never know

    It's something that we had before we lost control

    
On the radio



    I can't even pay attention

    It's just talk, talk nobody listens
    
I miss getting lost

    I miss just making plans

    And now it' just kids repeating
    
I guess I'm just as bad as them
    

I wanna get it back
    
I wanna get it back

    I'll never get it back I know


    So play it, play it loud on the radio
    

I'm feeling sorry for myself

    I'm feeling pretty old
    
At least I had that song

    At least I had that song


    On the radio


    I want to get it back
    
I want to get it back

    Oh bring it back

    I'll never get it back

    I want to get it back
    
I'll never get it back


    Bring it back
    
Bring it
    
Bring it

    Bring it


    On the radio
    
Oh on the radio
    

Play it on the radio
    
Play it on the radio

    Play it

    Play it

    Play it

    Play it
    
Play it

    Play it

    Play it

    Play it
    on the radio

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    Here's "Goshen '97"


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    Here's "JM" live


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    Not new, but heard this tune "Only For You" today on WNKU from Heartless Bastards from Cincinnati that was really hitting the right groove for me.


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    Been digging Cincinnati band Wussy's tune "Beautiful"


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    Been liking what I've been hearing from these L.A. dudes Local Natives. They're coming to town in early April and I've been thinking about taking in their show.



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    Local Natives


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    Instantly catchy...


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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Ball-fan View Post
    Been digging Cincinnati band Wussy's tune "Beautiful"

    Attica is a GREAT album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Attica is a GREAT album.
    I really should check it out. I caught them doing an in-store at Shake-it Records with Daniel Martin Moore last year that was pretty cool.

    When I first heard "Beautiful" I was thinking that I was hearing Michael Stipe and was wondering who he was dueting with. Though it's Wussy's song I wouldn't mind hearing a cover of Michael Stipe and somebody like Kate Pierson of the B-52's doing it.

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    Went back and forth thinking about checking these Oregon dudes out at their recent sold out Woodward Theatre show in Cincy and still regret not going, but it does look like they're gonna be at the Forecastle in Louisville in July.

    It has an undeniable Disco sheen but it sounds fresh, smooth, and nicely produced blaring through the speakers.

    STRFKR


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