New York based roots rockers Mud, Blood & Beer take their name from a line in Johnny Cash’s classic “A Boy Named Sue”, “Kicking and a’ gouging in the mud and the blood and the beer” the band feature the combined talents of local music scene veterans Jess Hoeffner (guitar, vocals), Stephen Swalsky (bass), Jon Glover (guitar, vocals), and Stephen Sperber (drums), their current release The Sweet Life blends classic 90′s alt-country with a healthy dose of power-pop and some garage rock thrown into the mix.
Lizzie and the Yes Men are Lizzie Holdforth, Andy Goodman, Keir Greenaway, Brendan Bailey. The quartet are currently tracking their next release, produced by Mystery Jets frontman William Rees, and performing dates in London.
Portland based singer-songwriter Ashleigh Flynn latest CD, A Million Stars is her fourth studio recording on her own label Home Perm Records, the album was produced by Chris Funk (The Decemberists) and includes a cameo appearance from friend and admirer Todd Snider.
The albums release has being in part fan-funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, originally from Kentucky, marries the styles from her home-state and current east coast home into a classy collection of country-folk tinged originals that are well worth checking out including the title track of the album about “Cattle Annie and Little Britches who dressed as men, lived on the lam, and ran whiskey as outlaws in the late 1800’s and Prohibition Rose a jazz numbers about an “elusive racketeer with nerves of steel who ran opium dens and speakeasies in Portland during the Prohibition”