Exclusive Music Premiere – Shaker Hymns ”Weight of the World”

From their forthcoming new album The Highway and The Boulevard, produced by Josh Serrato (William Clark Green), check out the new single from Shaker Hymns titled ”Weight of the World”. Principal songwriter, guitarist and singer Nyles Robakiewicz presents a raw, intense blast of guitar riffs and melodies layered with an impressive range of vocals distilling lyrics that are fueled with post Covid angst. The sonics are somewhere between Aerosmith and Whiskey Myers, and supremely Texan.

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Cody Canada and The Departed – Soul Gravy (2022)

Sometimes the best medicine for a sick world is comfort food, and we’re about to be fed chicken fried steak, homemade biscuits and a big bowl of Soul Gravy. That’s right, The Departed’s refresh of the Cross Canadian Ragweed catalog has commenced, and batting lead-off is 2004’s Soul Gravy. Why the re-release? It’s the familiar story of record company sleight of hand, assuming ownership of music from naïve artists getting their first big deal. In the case of Cross Canadian Ragweed, the bulk of their catalog was released under the Universal South label – Cross Canadian Ragweed (a.k.a.“Purple”), Soul Gravy,

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Music Premiere: Drew Cooper – “New Heart”

Last year Tucson, Arizona’s Drew Cooper made his debut at our River Jam Sunday extravaganza. Honest songwriting and a grizzled voice carved from thousands of miles of gigging, we love Cooper’s take on Americana. His latest project, ambitious in scope, is a double album full of all new material. To help see his vision through, Drew enlisted the help of Studio 606 big gun, John Lousteau (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Motorhead, etc.) to produce the record. Part one, This Life, is set to release on April 15th, and today you’ll be getting a sneak peek at one of the

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Music Premiere: Waves – “Take It Or Leave It”

Year five of Mile 0 Fest is kicking off, and we’ve got some new music you can catch live while hanging in Hemingway’s paradise of Key West. Back in year one, Cody and Shannon Canada’s boys, Dierks and Willy had just started to get their feet wet on the music stage. I saw Dierks play “Turn the Page” with his dad in a small theater on day one of the festival. He was still learning his cowboy chords, still trying to hit the changes. His younger brother, Willy, made an appearance behind the drum kit in the amphitheater later that

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Music Premiere: Cody Canada and The Departed – “If You Want It That Much”

It’s still early, but 2022 has already landed some whoppers on the music news front. We’ve got a Turnpike reunion tour that’s generating two kinds of frenzy…those that can get tickets and those that can’t. The Robert Earl Keen farewell tour that we just learned about will undoubtedly do the same. Whether or not you’re one of the lucky to snag a ticket to one or both shows, you’re going to be part of the fun. We at Galleywinter remain hopeful that this two-year time warp is finally untangling itself and the party will pick back up like it’s 2019.

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