The County Well – Villains, Victims and Visionaries
County Well is all about spatial dissociation, genre cross fertilization, melodic heresy, and perpetual Friday nights. Their fourth album Villains, Victims and Visionaries is a contemporary operetta that satisfies visionaries first, quells villains second, and eliminates victims third.
Proceeds from Picture In My Mind benefit the Be Good Foundation.
Picture In My Mind
This compilation of 10 artists is bursting with the sounds of amazing talent. Bands include Jeffrey Halford and the Healers, Will Call, Mark Karan, Lightening Rod Wilson, Graham Guest, Reverend Freakchild, Hill Roberts, Trickshooter Social Club, The County Well, and Life On The Water.
It’s bluegrass, it’s blues, it’s western music, it’s honky-tonk, it’s the voices of the roots of American music all wailing together in high spirits on a Saturday night. It is music we all know in our bodies and souls.
Alex Call – Call Of The Wild
The American Road is our voice, it is our music. It tells of the desert, of the city, of the fields and farms, of lonely souls and hot lovers. We are all the American Road. This is our music.
Trickshooter previously released two albums and has just finished their third (American Experiment) at Chicago Recording Company with Grammy award winning engineer producer Jon Zacks.
Trickshooter Social Club – American Experiment
Trickshooter Social Club is a full-on, lean-in, roots-rock band from Chicago that celebrates country, rock, pop, punk and blues with completely original electric rock music. Our influences include Cash, Kiss, Social Distortion, Cheap Trick, Steve Earl, Tom Petty and early Wilco.
Proceeds from The County Well’s “A Little Infinity” CD support the Musicians Fund which sponsors local musicians and events.
County Well – A Little Infinity
A Little Infinity does what it was meant to do: exemplifies the unique audio offerings of a united underground Country Music scene and then some with its own occasionally odd intermixing of instruments, vocals, and music genres and inspirations.
Thanks to musicians:
Gary Carlson Allyssa Joy Claffey Michaela French Mike Saul Mark Karan Adam Rossi Reverend Freakchild Jason Vontver Bill Panks Rob Kovell Michael Lipman Todd Osborne Silas Remington Graham Guest Don Zimmer
The group is headed by Somerset resident, Rod Wilson, who plays guitar, sings lead vocals and is the group’s songwriter. Also included is, Jimmy Seville on bass guitar from Somerset and Greg Kitzmiller on drums from London.
Lightnin’ Rod and The Thunderbolts – Delta Time
Lightnin’ Rod & The Thunderbolts, a Somerset/London based Blues-Rock band is nominated for Blues Artist of the Year.
In 2018 the band won the prestigious Josie Music Award for Blues Group of the Year and the Silver Medal in the Global Music Awards for their album, “Delta Time.” The album has been played on over 400 radio stations worldwide and has also charted in several radio markets.
Braun Brothers – “Vintage”
23 songs from early Braun Brothers, Muzzie Gary and Billy. Songs from the albums Old Cowboy Blues, Heart of Idaho and Born 100 Years Too Late.
Casey Jack Kristofferson – “Bluebird, Blackbird”
Casey Jack Kristofferson is a folk, rock, and blues songwriter from the mountains of central Idaho and writes many songs about the scenic landscape. “Bluebird, Blackbird” has been defined as a genre bending work imploring a unique mix of folk, blues, and experimental music.
Robbie Walden Band
The intensity of singer/songwriter Robbie Walden is evident in everything he does. His music is a unique blend of Texas Red Dirt, Outlaw Country and true Americana. With influences such as Randy Rodgers Band, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Gary Allen, Walden’s music pleasantly surprises listeners with his distinctive, unexpected vocals and poetic, vintage outlaw songwriting that expresses his inner strength, dedication, witty sense of humor and personal heartbreak.
Robbie Walden Band – “When The Rooster Crows”
The intensity of singer/songwriter Robbie Walden is evident in everything he does.
Moses Guest – “Light”
“LIGHT” is a feast of rhythmic, tight and super refined rock, with hints of blues and jazz.
Professional and polished it certainly is, however, there is enough feeling and heart to give it some edge.” Beehive Candy
Floating Records – “Notable Salt”
“An effervescent and ever-shifting landscape of rich electronic grooves, minimalist melodic fragments, and haunting atmospheric textures. Surprises throughout with unexpected sonic elements wedding earthy acoustics with spacey ambience.”
Mark Karan – “Walk Through The Fire”
Light On The Water
Don Zimmer has created the right blend of music that evokes the many sounds and emotions felt being out at sea. Atmospheric, moody and calming, Music from Life on the Water – Volume 1and 2 are a great compilation of tunes to play for a sail on the bay, or chillaxin’ with friends.
The County Well
Future Country is an album that embodies the idea of musical collaboration and sonic experimentation within the underground country music scene of Northern California. The project, County Well, is led by musician and recording engineer Don Zimmer with the goal of connecting the talents of both local and traveling musicians. https://www.floatingrecords.com
Jeffery Halford – “Lo Fi Dreams”
If you can imagine Tom Petty singing vocals for the Eagles while BB King plays dirty blues, then you have a taste of the awesomeness that is Jeffrey Halford. On his eighth CD, Lo-Fi Dreams, he strips down his sound and lets the magic erupt. Every song is worthy of accolades. The songs will make you get up and dance, while they also stimulate your senses with an overwhelming sense of upbeatedness and drive to get things accomplished.
Jeffrey Halford – “West Towards South”
Americana stalwarts Jeffrey Halford & the Healers return with West Towards South this April, and calling it anything other than a lush exhibition of the band’s most intriguing qualities would be wholly dismissive of what they’ve accomplished in its tracklist. Building on the strength of past releases like the now-two year old Lo Fi Dreams and 2014’sRainmaker, West Towards South blends vibrant Americana with an ominous blues tonality in tracks like “A Town Called Slow,” “Deeper Than Hell” and the aching acoustic number “Gallows.” There’s a little something for everybody in these ten stylish new songs, and frankly, you don’t have to be the biggest fan of roots rock to appreciate just how phenomenal a record this is from start to finish.
Hill Roberts – “Catfish Let The Music Take”
One of the best aspects of being involved in the music industry is listening to the news sounds as they emerge. All the genres, the voices, the styles, the intonation, how does it feel? Here is one that surpasses all the expectations. The motion and depth are so real as to not belong to our current time. You want to be moved, spend sometime in the company of Hill Robert’s “Catfish, Let The Music Take”.
Reverend Freakchild – “Dial It In”
The Rev. features a few friends on this this record. Chris Parker (Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, John Hammond Jr.). On Track 2 by Hugh Pool on harmonica, rocking the country blues of Jesus on the Mainline into the modern age with a new raw blues version of Depeche Mode’s, Personal Jesus. Track 3 Mark Karan (Bob Weir, Ratdog) on lead guitar, Hippie Bluesman Blues. Track 4 Garrett Dutton (G Love and Special Sauce) blows harmonica and sings backing vocals with the amazing Hazel Miller. Track 8 Brian Mitchell (BB King, Levon Helm, Al Green) tickles the ivories. Track 9 Jay Collins (Greg Allman).
Floating Records Orchestra – “West Virginia”
Floating Records Orchestra Presents “West Virginia” An Americana Operetta
When our heroine witnesses the fatal loss of her beloved, she begins to hear voices; thousands of voices, screaming their insanity inside her head. The voices quiet one by one until there is only a lone remaining voice, Phaedra. She says, “Come, take my hand, take my hand.” The poison of insanity is administered by Phaedra and our heroine falls into darkness. She submerges herself, loses herself in the mad river. The sound of the water slowly brings her full circle; back into the light, where roses may still grow.