New Music Friday | October 27th, 2017

Posted on Oct. 27 2017


SOJA Poetry in Motion CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify

SOJA’s core sound – an uplifting meld of reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock, and hip-hop – is as tight and compelling as it’s ever been in the group’s 20 year history, but now the group digs deeper on its message of finding peace and understanding in the world caught in tribulation. For the band, having fun and social awareness can, and should, co-exist. “More” is a Bob Marley-influenced manifesto to fight greed by being content with what you got and “Bad News” looks for hope in tragic headlines.


Lee Ann Womack The Lonely, The Lonesome, & The Gone CD | LP | iTunes | Spotify

American Songwriter called The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone “a late-breaking short list nominee for 2017’s album of the year,” while LA Times says the album is “one of the most personal albums of her impressive career.”

Produced by her husband Frank Liddell (2017 ACM Album of the Year winning producer for Miranda Lambert’s The Weight of These Wings) and largely recorded at the legendary SugarHill Studios in Houston, TX, The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone features more Lee Ann Womack co-writes than all her previous albums combined, making it her most personal collection to date. The album mixes the country, soul, gospel and blues of her native East Texas, into an audacious, sharp-edged work of art.