Soda City Singer-Songwriter Jade Blocker Starts a Band

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Jade Blocker is a bonafide singer-songwriter and a Columbia, South Carolina native.  Her acoustic guitar, raspy voice and soulful words are both powerful and vulnerable.  After seven years of playing music solo, she is finally doing something people have been telling her to do for a long time, she is starting a band.  The new … [Read more…]

Lobo Marino Debuts Breathtaking New Video for “Celebrate”

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Turbulent times need healing sounds, and Richmond, Virginia-based indie folk band Lobo Marino have that and more to offer. Their new video for “Celebrate” is a simple, beautiful, and maybe even haunting vision of artist expression and collectivism, and it’s a call for harmony and balance, unity and new voices for change. The group is … [Read more…]

Tampa Rock Queen Natalie Claro Just Made Your Halloween

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Natalie Claro’s frenetic energy, deeply catchy songs, and dark themes make for a year-round must-listen, but, now, we can see her vision in a timely debut video for “Baby Bug.” And, not to knock your socks all the way off, but she was gracious enough to answer a few questions about her music, the all-inspiring … [Read more…]

Auntie Bellum Weekend Mix #40

Montgomery dancing (photo courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives and History)

Well, here we are, living some fairly terrifying truths in 2017, but, at least, we have good, Southern music to live it all down with. This week, we have heavy pop-laden joy, some thoughtful, soulful folk music, dreamy r&b, a stunningly crazy song from Dolly Parton, and much more. As always, this mix is my … [Read more…]