Color Where You Are is more than just the title of Cris Jacobs’ latest album; it reflects the Maryland native’s current creative process after arriving to a new station in life as a husband and father.Read more
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Nate Rose’s hotly-anticipated project “The Nefarious Few” dropped this past Friday. With it, the self-made hip hop artist is making a statement that he can go toe-to-toe with the game’s giants – all by himself.Stream it Now
Artwork credit: Stephen Omark
Festival season is here and it’s one of my favorite times of the year for a number of reasons. As a musician, it provides several opportunities to perform in front of and be heard by larger audiences. It also presents an opportunity to network with those audiences. As a music lover, it’s a chance to discover new music. For me, the latter is as appealing as the former and I rarely, if ever, walk away disappointed.Read more
Photo credit: Roger Metcalf
One of the more enjoyable things about reviewing music for UMC is discovering, listening to and, on occasion, meeting artists from many different walks of life. Everyone has a story to tell, and I’m intrigued by the stories told by Boston-based singer-songwriter Julia Mark on her latest release, “Gemini.”Read Ralph’s Review
Last year, 2018 Carolina Music Award nominee Smoke From All The Friction released their full-length album “Transience,” a nine-song compilation of moody electronic pop.Read more
“Songs From Somewhere Else,” the latest release from Aaron English, is a unique compilation of songs composed and recorded over a period of several years and countless miles.
Flagship Romance is an alternative folk duo currently based in Truth-or-Consequences, New Mexico. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, this husband and wife team has been making beautiful music together for quite some time, releasing their debut EP, “The Fudge Sessions,” in 2013. Since, they have since released another EP and two full-length albums. Their latest, “Tales from the Self-Help Section,” was released in August of 2017.
If there’s one thing that stands out about “Old Flames,” the debut full-length album from Seymour, Indiana alt rockers These Fine Gentlemen, it’s versatility. The band clearly has a bevy of influences that made their way into its writing process, and the fact is that these six Gentlemen are already very good at channeling them all.
I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel to different places to hear and discover new music. I feel that even moreso in recent months, having been able to travel and have people from other areas discover me.
Asheville, NC-based bluegrass band Town Mountain have released “New Freedom Blues,” their critically-acclaimed sixth studio album produced at renowned Echo Mountain Studios in their hometown.