Monday, June 22, 2015


Signature Sounds – one of the leading folk and Americana labels that is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015 – will be feted during four special events at festivals this year, each with multiple artists from the imprint. The Signature Sounds artists playing at Green River, Amourasaurus, Rhythm & Roots, and Americana Music festivals show the diversity of an impressive roster from indie rock to string band music and from western Americana to the northeast songwriters of the label’s origins. Stream 'Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Collection: Favorite and Rarities from the Second Decade’ at Billboard:

+ Friday July 10 - Green River Festival – Greenfield, MA

Produced by Signature Sounds and celebrating 29 years, this festival has recently been featured in Rolling Stone, USA Today, and NY Times and runs July 10-12 and also features Steve Earle, the Punch Brothers, Antibalas, TuNe-YaRds, J. Mascis, and Langhorne Slim.

* Eilen Jewell:

"Packed with vivid lyrics, steel guitars, and hot licks, Jewell’s Americana-driven brand of country music sounds tailor-made for sweltering, stagnant summer nights." – Eric Renner Brown, Entertainment Weekly

* Heather Maloney:

 “Utterly gorgeous, visceral… if I’d closed my eyes it could have been Joni Mitchell.”
- Val Haller, The New York Times

* The Pine Hill Project (Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky):

"A joy from start to finish...They bring revelatory grace to the late David Carter’s ‘Farewell to Saint Dolores,’ possibly the best performance on an album filled with masterful singing and playing from all involved." - Pop Matters

+ Friday August 31 – Amourasaurus Festival - Look Park – Northampton, MA

The inaugural edition of this festival produced by Signature Sounds, features breakout artists Lake Street Dive, three stellar Signature Sounds bands, as well as special guest JD McPherson.
* Lake Street Dive:

“Bad Self Portraits, is a fresh, knowing collection of tunes that split the difference between Motown soul, Sixties pop zip, and British Invasion swagger. With award-winning jazz vocalist Rachael Price as their secret ingredient, LSD boasts an unflagging collective charisma and sense of humor that will take them far." – Rolling Stone

* Winterpills:

"Winterpills gradually builds elegant arrangements… While the gathered instruments offer some solace, the songs stay haunted.” - New York Times

* Parsonsfield:

"A mix of infectious Appalachian anthems and rustic, handcrafted ballads. It is a pop-ish bluegrass fury of well-worn guitars, danceable drums, and traded vocals balanced evenly with the haunting sounds of three-part harmonies... ultimately, it is the precision and polish of musicianship well beyond their years that pulls the audience fully in." - Pop Matters

* And The Kids:

"Guitarist Hannah Mohan's striking vocals rival the vibrato and boldness of Siouxsie Sioux... [And The Kids] make music that's both fearless and entertaining." - NPR Music

* Dustbowl Revival:

"In a city like Los Angeles, home to musical stars in nearly every known genre, handing out the Best Live Band title is not easy. But the free-thinking local collective Dustbowl Revival's upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear. " - LA Weekly

Friday September 4th - Rhythm & Roots Festival - Charlestown, RI

*Lake Street Dive

*Eilen Jewell

*Dustbowl Revival


*Miss Tess & The Talkbacks:

"I don’t know of anyone else right now touring in the Americana scene that has such an eclectic, jazzy, old school and interesting vibe. There’s an authenticity present in Miss Tess’ music. She is real. And she is rare." - No Depression

Thursday, September 18 – Americana Music Festival – City Winery - Nashville, TN

* Pine Hill Project (featuring Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky)

* Eilen Jewell

* Jeffrey Foucault:

“One of our most truly poetic songwriters… Foucault’s singing is almost nakedly human in that he invariably reaches for the most open honesty of his feeling… The inherent warmth of his throaty delivery tempers the occasional strangeness of his poetic lyric, and invites you into its possibilities…” - No Depression

* Dustbowl Revival

* Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

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