Little Brother Welcomes Rick Shea
Rick Shea joins the Little Brother Music Publishing roster. A long time staple in the Southern California roots scene, Rick pays homage to his growing up in San Bernardino with stories of the lost orange groves, mariachi's of Boyle Heights and the sights and sounds of the Inland Empire. We're excited to have Rick join our gang. Learn more here.
AJ Croce and Flea up for Best Traditional R&B Performance
A.J. Croce and Flea are currently up for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “If You Want Me To Stay” from the 20th Anniversary Edition of A.J.’s release "That’s Me in the Bar." The players included Ry Cooder, David Hidalgo (of Los Lobos), Robben Ford, Bill Payne (of Little Feat) and Kim Keltner. Listen to the track here
Jake La Botz on Steve Buscemi's "Park Bench"
Jake La Botz has just returned from a European tour with Pokey La Farge, and just aired his episode of Steve Buscemi’s new mini-show “Park Bench”, in which they reminisced about their time shooting the film “Animal Factory” (see the full episode here.)
Danni Nicholls' New Release "Mockingbird Lane"
Danni Nicholls' new release "Mockingbird Lane” is out now on Transmission Recordings. Read what the critics are saying:
"The UK's Danni Nicholls is a classic songwriter, her feet, firmly rooted in Americana”
- Spiral Earth
"One in a million"
- Maverick Music Magazine, 5/5 stars
Leftover Salmon and Breckenridge Brewery Commemorate "25"
Coming This November! The new live album – “25” – from Leftover Salmon, packaged exclusively with Silver Salmon India Pale Lager from our friends at Breckenridge Brewery! Pick up a special limited-edition 22 oz bomber of Silver Salmon IPL, enjoy the free album download and celebrate 25 years of Leftover Salmon and Breckenridge Brewery! The album, 25, will feature twenty five never before released live recordings, and will also be available on iTunes and all digital outlets beginning November 27th!
View the details here
Watch the video for "Liza"
Danni Nicholls and Sons of Anarchy
Little Brother is pleased to announce that Danni Nicholls' song "The First Cuckoo of Spring" (from her album A Little Redemption) will be featured in the season premiere of FX's Sons Of Anarchy, airing Tuesday, September 9th. This will be the final season for Jax and his pals, so you don't want to miss it!
Sturgill and Fx's The Bridge
Sturgill Simpson's song "Turtles all the Way Down" (from his album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music) will be featured on an upcoming episode of FX's The Bridge, airing Wednesday September 3rd. Tune in and listen for this new country classic!
Catch Rod Melancon at The Hotel Café
John Garcia in Palm Desert
Leftover Salmon at The Ryman Auditorium
The Far West at Way Over Yonder
Quiet Hounds Release The Wild Hunt
Watch For Pi's New Single
Laura Cantrell Hits The Road
Raul Pacheco & the World Cup
Raul Pacheco's co-write Rule The World (w/ Los Lonely Boys) will be featured in the upcoming World Cup programming!
David Grissom & Ford
David Grissom's song American Cars is currently being featured in a Ford commercial running throughout various regions and markets in Texas. Way to go David!
LB’s own Dubb wins Two BMA’s
We here at Little Brother Music couldn’t be prouder or happier of our writer Doug MacLeod who took home two Blues Music Awards (Best Acoustic Artist of the Year and Best Acoustic Album of the Year) at the Blues Music Awards handled out this week in Memphis. Way to go Dubb!
Raul Pacheco on From Dusk 'Til Dawn
Little Brother and Steve Wynn!
Little Brother is excited to announce our new client Steve Wynn. Steve is a founding member of the band The Dream Syndicate, and a prolific song-writer who has seen his songs recorded by the likes of REM, The Black Crowes, Luna, and Yo La Tengo. Steve's other projects include his side-project supergroup Gutterball, who served as an opening for the Black Crowes, and most recently, "The Baseball Project"-- a collaboration with members of REM. Steve brings an extensive catalogue to the table, and we are excited to work with him.
The Far West
Little Brother is pleased to announce our new clients The Far West. The LA based country outfit has critics and fans raving about their "no-nonsense...stellar-storytelling for the everyman." Give their upcoming album "Any Day Now" a listen.
Please Welcome Fats Kaplin
We at Little Brother Music are very excited about our new client Fats Kaplin. Fats is a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with Little Brother client Paul Burch, as well as the prolific Jack White. Fats and his wife Kristi Rose have an extensive catalogue, and he is currently working on more solo material. We are eager to hear what Fats has in store for Little Brother Music.
Rave Reviews for Mike Stinson
Mike Stinson's upcoming release "Hell And Half of Georgia" is stirring up quite a buzz. We at Little Brother are excited to hear some of the critics' responses:
“…in the honky-tonk world of southern California (and now, Texas), Mike Stinson is king. His latest album, Hell and Half of Georgia, covers your classic country bases – loyalty (“Died and Gone to Houston”), money struggles (“Box I Take To Work”), heartbreak (“This Year”), general life problems (“Late for My Funeral”) – and with the help of R.S. Fields, ups the roadhouse rock ante while prescribing a liberal dose of the “Texas treatment.” American Songwriter
“…his new album is so sweeping and sky high that it should be the one to wake up the world about the musician’s true talents. Because when it comes to songwriters, right now Stinson has few peers. He has taken country and rock and boiled them down to their essence before injecting everything with the kind of ju-ju that Gram Parsons died for, except Stinson is the stone cold real deal and would never need the Rolling Stones for street cred.” Bentley’s Bandstand, The Morton Report
“Mike Stinson is dangerous, the kind of songwriter who can upend the way you see the world with a single line, and whose lean, mean rock and roll machine of a band usually starts at a Chuck Berry gallop and goes from there. They can crank it so hard, in fact, it’s entirely possible to miss all the diamond-tipped rejoinders, double entendres, aphorisms and the occasional outright burn that litter Stinson’s songs, and make him one of the wickedest lyricists around today.” Houston Press
Say Hello to Laura Cantrell
Little Brother Music is pleased to welcome new client Laura Cantrell to our repertoire. Laura is a country music artist from Nashville, based in NYC. She has toured extensively throughout the UK and US, and has received much critical praised--most noteworthily from NPR's "All Things Considered" and BBC's John Peel. Her new album "No Way There From Here", has already elated critics and fans alike.
Jono Manson's "Angels On the Other Side" Stirs a Buzz
Jono Manson has paid his dues as a songwriter, musician, artist, producer, arranger; It’s an understatement to say he knows his way around the studio. Jono's new release, "Angels on The Other Side"--co-written with his wife, and other talented folks including Crystal Bowersox, Joe Flood, Bruce Donnola--reflects the culmination of years of song-writing experience. This is the first album to be released through Jono’s new ConArtists Collective.
Watch Out for Sturgill's New Release, Available May 13th
We at Little Brother Music are eagerly awaiting the release of Sturgill Simpson's upcoming, "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music"--available May 13th. Sturgill's already got a head start on touring the album internationally, with his recent SXSW showcase elating both critics and fans alike. Rolling Stone has praised "this Kentucky-bred, Nashville-based honky-tonk hero." Find out here when you can catch Sturgill live in concert.
Rod Melancon's Album, "Parish Lines" Welcomes Critical Praise.
The response to Rod Melancon's sophomore release, "Parish Lines" has been very exciting. Rod's only just begun to tour the album, and already it has received noteworthy critical praise. Rod recently opened the Little Brother Music showcase at SXSW, and was well received. Order the new album, or Find out more about Rod's upcoming tour dates here.
Paul Burch Pushes His New Album "Fevers"
After last year’s collaboration with Jon Langford and his Waco Brothers, Paul Burch went back into the studio with Mr. Fats Kaplan (who has worked with Jack White) and recorded his latest album “Fevers” (just released on Plowboy Records). Paul recently showcased the new album at SXSW for a sold out crowd at the Saxon Club. Paul continues to tour tirelessly promoting "Fevers". Check out his website, www.paulburch.com for his upcoming tour dates.
Marc Ford's New Album Set for April 8th Release Date
We are so pleased to announce the upcoming US release of Little Brother artist Marc Ford's new album, "Holy Ghost", out April 8th. Whether it's his own songs he singing, or an artist he's producing, Marc has always put his unique stamp on everything he does. "Holy Ghost"--out April 8th on Naim Label--showcases Marc's growing strengths as a songwriter and storyteller. Watch the video for the new single, "Blue Sky" below:
Beavers writes lead single for Blues Traveler
We are proud of our brother Aaron Beavers of the band Shurman who's self-penned song for Blues Traveler, “You Don’t Have To Love Me”, the first single off of their new album Suzy Cracks the Whip! The song is propelling up the Triple A radio charts having broke the top 20 in its first week of the release. The album that marks the 25th anniversary of Blues Traveler who also made their highet debut of the past 10 years coming in at #91on the Billboard Charts. Nicely done! Catch Blues Traveler as they travel all over the country with the Barenaked Ladies, Cracker and Big Head Todd & The Monsters on the Last Summer on Earth tour. Catch Shurman on tour as well throughout the summer.
Morrow is a busy bee
Shilah Morrow is staying busy working deals in her new digs with Little Brother. Part of the team who'll work deals from her base in Austin, Morrow knows the music business inside and out and specializes in marketing. She's already inked Aaron Beavers and facilitated in signing Quiet Hounds and getting them some action in the busy summer festival season. Other deals we can't speak of are in the works, so stay tuned.
Greater Pacific: Wilco meets Ryan Adams
Sounds too good to be true, but true it is. At least we think so. Southern California group, Greater Pacific - consisting of John Phinney and Kyle Kersten should make you start making comparisons. Though they create their own wonderful tunes that are beautiful and wrapped around pretty melodies.
Quiet Hounds bring us their magic
Quiet Hounds have brought their licensing to Little Brother Music. Quiet Hounds from Atlanta, GA create music with complex melodies, creative song structures, inventive drumming, chimes, and keys, and gorgeous vocals and harmonies. Southern Charm is their debut EP and it was recently followed up by the brilliant EP Megaphona. Quiet Hounds are a modern indie masterpiece and may possibly be your new favorite band! Their music is perfect for film and tv opportunities.
Little Brother has official office space!
The official address is:
Little Brother Music Publishing & Artist Services
363 S. Clarence St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Check out this Mint sampler
Rock-N-Roots at the Mint, June 13
Join us on Thursday, June 23 for Rock-N-Roots evening of Little Brother artists. Presented by Loaded Music PR and Little Brother, the show gets going at 8 pm with Rod Melancon, 9 pm Aaron Beavers Austin band, Shurman, 10 pm - Marc Ford and 11 pm - Mando Saenz. All of this is taking place at the Mint. $10. Learn more here.
Quiet Hounds live online anniversary show
Join Quiet Hounds for the show entitled "Origin" live from anywhere in the world by checking in at www.quiethounds.com. Tickets for this web concert are only $4.99. The show will begin promptly at 6pm EST and last until 7pm EST.
Based on their last web-cast live show, it'll be pretty amazing. What some people have called the best live show they've ever seen!
"Since I started keeping count in 2004, I have attended over 500 concerts/shows. I have loved many of them, and almost every one of the most memorable moments of my life has been the result of a live performance. But this Quiet Hounds show has no parallel. It was simply the best concert I have ever attended in my life." - The JrzyGyrl
Elijah's Relase Party at Frank in Austin
Yellow Red Sparks debut album is available!
And it's a beautiful, heart-felt album dripping in the poetry of Josh Hanson. Joined with Goldy (drums, percussion and vocals) and Sara Lynn (upright basss, piano, vocals and banjo), their music makes you want to be in love.
Helped in production with some savvy industry pros, Yellow Red Sparks delivers a wonderful sounding as well as playing, album. Pick it up at iTunes and check out more Yellow Red Sparks. yellowredsparks.com
Amy's Got Her Own Way of "Getting to You"
The Baron Sisters Are Positive Thinkers
The White Buffalo's "How the West Was Won"
Paul Burch at AMA's
Little Brother's Eddie Gomez and Shilah Morrow with Paul Burch in Nashville for the AMA's. Lots of spreading the love!
Quiet Hounds at Bardot
Eric, Deke, Eddie G., Bradley
Quiet Hounds brought down the house last night at Bardot. It was great seeing the turnout and those who are already familiar with the Quiet Hounds terrific music. If you were there, it was a real treat. If you missed it, here's some pictures. More are at our Facebook page.
Elijah Ford video "The Lion" is online
Quiet Hounds LA Debut Show
Amy Cook's Summer Skin drops today!
Congratulations go out to Amy Cook on releasing her new album "Summer Skin" today. Let's make it chart with a bullet! Liz Lambert, Amy and all deserve a lot of credit for their effort getting this exceptional album together. Check it out here.
Reverend Payton's Big New Release!
New Little Brother client by way of the 26F Catalog partnership Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band debuted at No. 1 on the Amazon Blues charts this week!! Between the Ditches is an awesome new album by the busy band. They've also just released the really trippy video for the lead-off song, "Devils Look Like Angels" which features a young girl with a little devil inside. Get on the Reverend's train, there's plenty of room! Check out the video here.
Unison Music Group getting a hand with LB
We're excited to announce that we've worked an agreement to represent the Unison Music Group roster. Unison started up in 2007 and has built a reputable catalog of artists and tunes. Much of the heavy lifting at Unison is done by producer Bruce Witkin and partner Ryan Dorn who work with much of the talent in the Unison studios. Artists include: The White Buffalo, The Tricks, The Baron Sisters, Babybird, Marianne Keith, Noah Sugarman, and Little Caesar.