TIN BIRD CHOIRTIN BIRD CHOIR – The second album from the band, Homesteady, will be released on July 2 and celebrated with a show at Concerts Under the Stars on Sunday July 14 with WXPN.  The new album is a bold evolution of their signature ‘barn rock’ sound.  The album, fully funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, was recorded in the band’s barn in Coventryville, Pennsylvania by Kevin Killen, and includes the work of Heather and Eric Hurlock, with bass player Josh Sceurman and drummer Ellen Houle.  With literate lyrics, organic harmonies, urgent melodies, Tin Bird Choir is intelligent and original, simple, fun, often quirky, and sometimes even a little haunting.

BURNING BRIDGET CLEARYBBC-2 COVERThe young Celtic powerhouse band is just back from another successful festival showcase, and preparing to spend the month of July in Ireland on tour.  This is the band’s second trip to the roots of their sound, and a chance to explore the music and culture of their Celtic past.  The reception in the first month of release of their new album, Pressed for Time, has been fabulous at Celtic and Folk and Acoustic radio.  The album is also now available for programmers digital download at www.airplaydirect.com/burningbridgetcleary.

THE BOXCAR LILIES – Beautiful second album, Sugar Shack, from the trio of Jenny Goodspeed, Stephanie Marshall and Katie Clarke.  The album was released in May and was the #2 album for the month on the FOLK-DJ charts, with lead songs including “Lightnin'”, “If I Needed You”, “Don’t Send Me Up to Heaven” and the amazing treatment of Sweet Baby James “That Lonesome Road”.  Screen shot 2013-06-29 at 6.42.35 PMThe band will appear at Green River Fest this month, and was just chosen for the 25th Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in August, and will be showcasing at NERFA in November.  The band will be touring the Northeast thru the Summer and Fall.  You can hear their recordings on hundreds of radio stations in the US and Europe, and national programs like Folk Alley and XM.