Little Brother Welcomes Rick Shea

Photo by Will Seyffert

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

Rod Melancon will be back in LA soon to promote his current release Parish Lines and open up the record release show for CALICO the band and Shooter Jennings at Hotel Café on Friday, September 5th. Be there at 8:00 pm to catch this awesome line-up. 


John Garcia in Palm Desert

John Garcia will be celebrating the release of his new solo album with a special Palm Desert show on Friday, September 5th. Joining him will be acts Waxy, and Fever Dog. This promises to be a great showcase of incredible talent, and if you aren't already in the know, get these artists on your radar!


Leftover Salmon at The Ryman Auditorium

Our friends Leftover Salmon will be celebrating 15 years of The Nashville Sessions when The Americana Music Association presents them live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Monday, Sept, 15th as part of the opening events for this year's AMA's. 


The Far West at Way Over Yonder

Little Brother Music clients The Far West  will be featured at the Way Over Yonder, taking place at the Santa Monica Pier September 26th and 27th, presented by Newport Folk Festival. They will be playing alongside Lucinda Williams, Local Natives, and Jackson Browne! This is one event you do not want to miss. 


Quiet Hounds Release The Wild Hunt

Quiet Hounds have just released their newest recordings, The Wild Hunt. This collection of songs are the result of a lengthy writing and recording process, and we are very excited their efforts have come to fruition. The album is available for download at their website. We hope you enjoy!


Watch For Pi's New Single

Pi Jacobs is hard at work in the studio, putting the finishing touches on her new EP, Hi Rise Ranch for Randm Records. The song, "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" is set for digital release in early October, with the full EP to follow shortly thereafter. 


Laura Cantrell Hits The Road

Laura Cantrell will hit the road this summer, including several special dates with Camera Obscura. The tour is in support of Cantrell’s critically acclaimed new album, No Way There From Here, which is out now on Thrift Shop Recordings. In celebration of the release, Cantrell recently performed the album tracks “Starry Skies” and “Can’t Wait” on “CBS This Morning.”


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

LBM client Raul Pacheco's (of Ozomatli) co-write with Los Lonely Boys, "Rule The World", will be featured on an upcoming episode of Robert Rodriquez's series From Dusk Til Dawn, on The El Rey Network. The song was also recently featured on the NFL on Fox and ESPN. Click here to give the track a listen. 


Pi Jacobs New Single

Pi Jacobs
' new single "Home" is now available on Randm records, and was recently featured by Raul Campos on KCRW. Give the track a listen here.


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. 
"With Metamodern, Sturgill Simpson has created something genuinely peculiar but astonishingly compelling. The sound of a search for love through the vales of drugs, drink, hard living and old time religion still belongs to a voice with a Southern drawl and to a sound laced with twang. The best of Country has always been wonderfully bizarre; Sturgill Simpson fits right in." - Emma Connolly, Far Out Magazine


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, 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!

Little Brother Music Publishing & Artist Services is proud to announce our new office space located near Downtown LA. We're in the Aliso Pico neighborhood between the LA River and the 101 Fwy. and very close to the Metro Yellow line at a warehouse facility with creative partners:  Total Box Music (makers of high-end custom music industry packages) and Cosmica Artsist and Records

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

On Feb 24, 2013, Quiet Hounds will be celebrating its first anniversary with a live stream performance broadcast.

Join Quiet Hounds for the show entitled "Origin" live from anywhere in the world by checking in at 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

Elijah Ford & the Bloom made Frank their home for his release party for his new Ashes EP. Known for pretty terrific Franks, this night there was some pretty terrific music on the menu! Also served, was a great set by Amy Cook.

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.


Amy's Got Her Own Way of "Getting to You"

How would you package a dog and send to Ben Kweller? Find out in this video by Amy Cook, her collaboration with Mr. Kweller.

The Baron Sisters Are Positive Thinkers

Congratulations are in order for The Baron Sisters and their great new release, "Positive Thinker," just released by Unison Music Group.

The White Buffalo's "How the West Was Won"

Heaven to Betsy! It's the White Buffalo's new video:  trains, floats, FUN! Check it out.

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

Our brother Elijah Ford just posted his new video, "The Lion" today. Check it out! It's a song from an upcoming EP entitled, Ashes.

Quiet Hounds LA Debut Show

Monday, September 10 the Quiet Hounds make their LA debut playing Chris Douridas' School Night at Bardot. They go on early at 9:30pm and play a 30 min. set. Help us make it a memorable night for the Hounds. Come on over and check them out! They really are THAT GOOD!
Get ON THE LIST here.

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.