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Music Video of the Day: “i refuse to die” by Sydney Sprague

So is there like a countdown going to the release of Sydney Sprague’s new album? ‘Cause there should be. I can’t be the only one just sitting around waiting for this one and grabbing at any teaser that comes my way. Last month, Sprague released the single “i refuse to die” from her forthcoming album, maybe i will see you at the end of the world, and we included the music video when she answered our Quarantine Questionnaire, but felt it warranted its own space…

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An Insider’s Introduction: The Sugar Thieves

The Sugar Thieves came together in musical love and bluesy harmony more than a decade ago in a smokey dive bar with the fateful partnership of lead singer Meridith Moore and guitar player/vocalist Mikel Lander. Yes, it was Big Fish Pub and the year was 2006, the planets aligned to give the Valley this bastion of music from the American Heartland…

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Spotify Playlist: Featured on YabYum

Sometimes it takes us a month or two for songs that we’ve featured to appear on one of our permanent Spotify playlists. We decided that a revolving playlist was necessary to not only feature songs in a more timely manner, but also to showcase the variety of music that we cover. We’re now proud to present our “Featured on YabYum” playlist. Make sure to save your favorites because this playlist will update every few weeks!

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Best Americana Album 2019: ‘Arizona Burrito’ by Jim Bachmann

There’s a Southwestern slant on the porch-picking sounds of Arizona Burrito, the 2019 album from Jim Bachmann. Mixing up blues and country with a bit of roots rock to keep things lively, Jim Bachmann creates a salt-of-the-earth sound for his plain-dealing lyrical sensibility. Arizona Burrito harbors anthems for the downtrodden, love songs for the heartbroken, and adds that little extra muscle you need when you’re trying to keep that boot of the modern world from crushing the life right out of you…

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