Here's what's cooking these days at Mod Media.
Our resident legend, David Bromberg, continues to play several shows a month, knocking audiences out from coast to coast and around the world. He recently released a new CD recorded at Levon Helm's studio in Woodstock, NY, Only Slightly Mad. He also participated in the "Love For Levon" project, and had a documentary film made about him last year, called Unsung Treasures, directed by Beth Toni Kruvant.
Americana avatar and shape note singing expert Tim Eriksen recently released a new CD, Josh Billings Voyage, and consistently impresses audiences with his astounding live show.
From New York, legendary musician, producer, engineer and label owner Martin Bisi is readying a new CD for release titled Ex Nihilo, while occasionally playing shows on the east coast.
Mod Media favorites The Wiyos continue to play selected shows and recently released a new EP, One More For The Road. They recently played yet another U.K. tour to terrific press and audience response.
Portland, Oregon's unspeakably entertaining Vagabond Opera consistently blow audiences away with their spectacular live show, and have done several ambitious tours in the last year or two. Watch for them in your town.
From New Orleans, party starters (and finishers) Dirty Bourbon River Show recently released their seventh album Volume Four, and continue to tour far and wide.
From Los Angeles, Fishtank Ensemble are also finishing up a new CD, Edge of the World, and will be touring behind it.
The endlessly entertaining Two Man Gentlemen Band have been off the road while front guy Andy Bean has been immersed in writing music for the new Disney animated series "Wander Over Yonder." Check out the theme song; it's fantastic.
Mod Media has been pleased to do the publicity for a few music series right here in my home of Tucson, including the long-running Rhythm & Roots concert series and Chris Black's composer-driven "ChamberLab" series of concerts.
Several other Mod Media affiliated acts, both new and old, continue to play shows and record, including The Soul of John Black, 3 Leg Torso, George Cole & Eurocana, Jessica Fichot, Eden Brent, Cassie Taylor, Ameranouche, Ami Saraiya & The Outcome and the extraordinary acoustic blues artist Mary Flower.