With a fan base as loyal as a Marine
battalion and a catalog littered with nine sparkling gems of diverse
Folk/Pop/Rock, including the ebullient Dick Van Dyke
parks-and-recreational swing of last year’s Let’s Fly a Kite,
singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell had no desire or inclination to subject
her creative methodology to any severe course corrections.
Fans who go to see The Avett Brothers
this summer and expect the kind of stripped-down acoustic performance
that was the acclaimed Folk Rock group’s trademark for the first decade
of its career will be in for a whole new experience.
While Jess Lamb's journey on American Idol was short, she has been spending her post-Idol
time productively and is poised to take the next step on May 30 with the release of her first official single,
Successful Australian singer/songwriter
Xavier Rudd was compelled to push his art in new and interesting directions. Long desiring to assemble an Impossible Missions Force of
global musical talent with the express purpose of refracting his ideas
through fresh contextual prisms, for his new album, Nanna, Rudd achieved his goal with a new band that he's appropriately dubbed the United Nations.