Author: "MADD" Manda Walsh

Get to Know Up & Coming Country Act Jericho Woods

Voted Kentucky’s Favorite Musical Group in 2016, Jericho Woods are bringing a fresh sound to country music while still maintaining the traditionalism that often feels MIA in the current state of the genre. With their roots planted in bluegrass and folk, and their influences ranging from punk and indie rock to Americana, southern rock and even jam band, these Kentucky natives have created a sound that is truly all their own and will not be heard anywhere else on country radio right now. In an email interview with Josh Mitchum (guitar & vocals) and Paul Priest (bass & vocals),...

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Artist Spotlight: Eli Young Band Return to their Roots on New Album ‘Fingerprints’

It’s been 15 years since Eli Young Band released their very first album. The group made up of Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson met while they were students at the University of North Texas and have been together since 2000. 17 years later and they’re still going strong, as they’re currently scheduled to release their sixth studio album on June 16th. With fans anxiously awaiting the release of Fingerprints and all of the hype surrounding it online, I sat down for a phone interview with Eli Young Band bassist Jon Jones to discuss the new...

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Artist Spotlight: Local Rockstar Marty Casey Dominates His First Solo Debut with The Ground You Walk On

“I just couldn’t imagine a more perfect place that I’m at in my life for this record and for these songs,” Marty Casey expressed to me while we were discussing the upcoming release of his debut solo album during our phone interview on a Saturday afternoon. Many may remember Marty as the enigmatic lead singer of Chicago based alternative rock band, The Lovehammers, while others may remember him as the guy who sang “that ‘Trees’ song” on Rockstar INXS back in 2005. “I don’t mind being the “Trees” guy,” Marty told me. “I think it’s an honor and awesome...

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Artist Spotlight: Lindsay Ell is Proof the Best Things are Worth the Wait

Lindsay Ell is a musical force to be reckoned with, and she’s about to take country music by storm. Five months in and 2017 is already shaping up to be quite a year for the 28-year-old singer/songwriter. After much anticipation, the Calgary native released her debut EP in March entitled Worth the Wait, and watched as it quickly jumped to #2 on the iTunes Country Music Charts and #7 on the All Genres iTunes Charts. Immediately after its release fans took to social media to express their excitement and love for the newly released music from Ell with multiple...

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