Archive for americana

Lauren Adams


A “Three Cups of Coffee and the Truth Interview” with Lauren Adams during the 12 Step Music Fest in the Florida Keys.  (Running Time: 16 min. 42 sec.)

Adams’ music is a fusion of rock, folk, country, and blues – aka Americana. With stellar musicianship on her third CD, Secret Heart and production by guitar veteran Nicholas Newell Kirgo (David Lynch, Vonda Shepard), “Secret Heart,” is a virtual who’s who of the L.A. music scene.

As host of the long running Americana Music Circle (Kulak’s Woodshed, Hollywood), she has shared the stage with some of the greatest talent from every corner of the globe.

More importantly, Lauren has been actively involved with local charitable events, including Hep C Aware (Hepatitis C awareness group), the House of Hope (shelter for women & families), Children of the Night (rescues runaway teens in Hollywood), along with benefit shows for musicians in need of health care.

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Jubal Lee Young "Not Another Beautiful Day"


(Running Time: 18 min. 59 sec.)

Jubal Lee Young is a young rocker who has experienced life’s darker sides, yet transcends them in his songs on Not Another Beautiful Day

Don’t think that tamed him down; he just chose a different road. Along the way, he came up with a unique sound that could be an unexpected rebirth of Southern Rock.

Sponsored by: Sunlight of the Spirit Music

Sonia Lee "True"


(Running Time: 16 min. 23 sec.)

Sonia Lee, a 2006 and 2008 Kerrville New Folk Finalist, has soothing and authentic Americana style vocals that are finally in the limelight, after performing for years in bands and as a background vocalist from New York to Nashville.

Her style is reminiscent of early Emmy Lou Harris and Alison Krause. Lee's gem, True, is a collection of deeply personal and passionate songs produced by Dove Award-winning writer, Kim McLean.

Sponsored by: Sunlight of the Spirit Music

Mary Gauthier "Mercy Now"


(Running Time: 20 min. 51 sec.)

Mary Gauthier's Mercy Now scored #12 on Harp's 50 Greatest Albums of 2005, #3 on NY Daily News' Best Albums of 2005, and made the Chicago Sun-Times' Top 2005 Albums List.

“Gauthier continues to write provocative songs that have a weary wise edge that's perfect for her rich smoky vocals. Due to the darkly noirish lyrics, these aren't pretty songs. Instead, they have a soulful, aching grace that pulls no punches.”

Sponsored by: Sunlight of the Spirit Music