Massachusetts native Izzy Heltai is preparing to release his debut full-length album, Father, on October 9.
Heltai, who is trans, offers a unique view on coming to terms with, and accepting, your true self. On Father, he does this while delivering messages of empathy and accountability to the masses — at a time when they are, perhaps, more important than ever.
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Texas-born Garrett Owen has always taken the road less traveled. The son of missionary parents, the versatile troubadour’s upbringing in Africa was an atypical, yet enriching one.
Garrett’s unusual upbringing sparked a curiosity; one that has carried into his adult life, and is presented through the lens of musical experimentation. We can hear it loud and clear on his new single, “Hour in the Forest,” from the upcoming Quiet Lives album (due out Sept. 18).
Summer is finally here, and with it is “Lines of Love,” the new single from singer/songwriter Waiting for Smith.
If you’re reading this, you’ve successfully made it to the second half of 2020.
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Back with that signature finger-picking style and inimitable growling vocals, Walter DeBarr intensely delivers “Eyes to the Sky,” a dark tale of perseverance, no matter the cost.
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There’s something about Sleepy Gaucho‘s latest album, Morning Light, that makes it the perfect companion for a long, lonely summer road trip. The Wisconsin native’s mellow vocals and matter-of-fact demeanor work to ease the mind, while his Panamerican folk influences intersect with a dreamy ambiance, giving the entire project a warm glow.
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As predicted — and, as usual — this wasn’t easy.
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Life has been rather heavy to this point in 2020. For many of us, music provides a welcome respite from the weight of the world.
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Ah, the splendors of the open road in the summertime. It’s even better when you can round up your bandmates into a van and get out there together on tour.
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There’s something special about the first UMC20 playlist of a new month.
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