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Harmon releases EP

Friday, December 9, 2016 – Trent Harmon, of American Idol-winning fame, releases his debut EP today. He recorded the five-song project with songwriter/producer Jimmy Robbins and producer Julian Raymond. The release from the Mississippi native is layered with country soul-infused original tracks like his Season XV coronation song "Falling" and the single "There's A Girl" in addition to renditions of hits from ZZ Top ("Sharp Dressed Man"), Justin Timberlake ("Drink You Away") and Sia ("Chandelier").
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: What's in a name? Strings lives up to it – Billy Strings may not be his real name, but the bluegrass performer more than lives up to his adopted moniker. Bluegrass may not be the first style of music when one thinks of William Apostol's (yup, that's Billy's real name) home state of Michigan, but with more miles on the bus and shows like this outstanding, lengthy, lyrical night... »»»