Sam Morrow  will be hitting the road, playing with John Mayall, Emily Hackett and taping some live "in-studio" performances for The Alternate Route and The Blue Plate Special.

All of John's and Sam's tour dates can be viewed here along with links to purchase tickets.

                                                    

 

The esteemed David Dye features emerging Forty Below Records artist, Sam Morrow for World Cafe:Next on NPR

Listen as David spins tunes from Sam's recent debut, Ephemeral and talks about what he sees in this exciting young troubadour.

                                                     

 

 "On A Special Life (Forty Below Records) John Mayall proves that he is still a vital musical force...“Just A Memory” is a slow and smoky piano blues that might be one of the best blues songs written by anybody in recent years."

                                                    

 

"Sam Morrow has crafted a sterling debut LP that offers ready comparisons to the inspiring melancholia of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska, Steve Earle’s Train a Coming and Jason Isbell's more recent Southeastern."

Performer is excited to premiere the new video for “War” by the incredibly talented Sam Morrow.

                                                    

 

The Billboard Blues Chart is in and we are happy to report that John  Mayall's A Special Life has debuted in the # 3 spot!

                                                    

 

Mayall is at the top of his game here, and the band comes together nicely, serving up some of the finest fare we’ve heard in a while. This music draws listeners in, and engages them on so many levels! The more we listened to A Special Life, the more we wanted to hear it. Superbly crafted and performed, it is at once earthy, elegant, and soul stirring. Listeners will wear this album out. - American Blues Scene


                                                    

 

"The true troubadour musicians seem to be a gradually dying breed these days. If you look hard enough, you can find some truly exceptional ones, though, and one of those would have to be Sam Morrow.

The 23-year-old singer/songwriters' debut album, “Ephemeral”, was recently released on Forty Below Records, and moments into starting the listening experience you find it hard to believe Morrow isn’t two or three times his age, due to the depth and honesty that’s conveyed in his songs." - The Music Enthusisast

                                                    

 

Blues legend, John Mayall's  new album, A Special Life is out today in North America and May 19th in The UK/Europe on Forty Below Records

"I’d easily put this one among Mayall’s best efforts – and that includes Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, A Hard Road, and Blues From Laurel Canyon – so run, don’t walk, to your record store come release day for a copy of A Special Life!" - Reverend Keith A. Gordon - about.com

                                                     

 

Mayall recorded A Special Life, his first release for Forty Below Records, during a three-day session with his band, special guest CJ Chenier and co-producer/engineer Eric Corne during November at Entourage Studios in North Hollywood

Here is Billboard's exclusive premiere of the first single, "Why Did You Go Last Night".

 

 

 

                                                     

 

LA Music Blog premiere Sam Morrow's song "14" of his debut album, Ephemeral, out April 29th in the US and June 23 in Europe. 

As Sam tells LA Music Blog, "“My producer and co-writer, Eric Corne, kept challenging me to write a song that detailed my turbulent past. This ended up being that song. I wanted to offset the somewhat dark topic of the lyrics with a more upbeat, bright melody. I think that dichotomy turned out really cool.” 

                                                    

 

Review Fix has a listen to Sam Morrow's "Sure Thing" and finds "A wonderful hook, coupled with excellent musicianship and comfortable, yet poignant lyrics make Sam Morrow’s “Sure Thing,” off his recently released album, Ephemeral, the type of work that’s equally as comfortable on the radio as a Park Slope hippy bar.

Simply put, Morrow is an indie secret that deserves to be a mainstream sensation." 

                                                    

 

Blues icon, John Mayall recently completed his new album, A Special Life, engineered/co-produced by Forty Below founder Eric Corne. The album will be released on FBR on May 13th, 2014. John and his band will be touring extensively all over the world to support the release." - Nashville Music News

                                                    

 

NPR has been a great supporter of KaiL Baxley's record, Heatstroke/The Wind and the War: Nominating it for NPR Album of the Year, featuring him on World Cafe with David Dye and All Songs Considered with  Bob Boilen. 

                                                     

 

Listen to KaiL Baxley's poignant interview and performance live in the studio with host David Dye on NPR's World Cafe. 
                                                     

 

Bonson Berner’s electro-charged rock bridges the gap between indie-rockers like The National and another well-known band with Argentine bloodlines, Diego Garcia’s Elefant. The first single “Running Days” is as urgent as it is concise. 

                                                     

 

"One of our favorite new recent discoveries is Los Angeles based singer-songwriter KaiL Baxley. On March 19th Baxley will release Heatstroke/The Wind and The War. Baxley grew up in South Carolina where he got to know James Brown and was an amateur boxer. He got bit by the music bug when he was a senior in high school, honing his craft and recording his double EP debut. Baxley was recently chosen by World Cafe host David Dye for World Cafe: Next emerging artist series that you can listen to here. Below, download “Don’t Matter To Me.” - Bruce Warren (WXPN)

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This installment of World Cafe: Next features two captivating singles — "Don't Matter to Me" and "Heatstroke" — as well as a link to download "Say Goodbye to the Night."

                                                 

 

"Released today, the album Heatstroke/The Wind and the War — technically a double-EP — showcases the two sides of Baxley’s songwriting. One disc focuses on haunting folk songs, while the other is steeped in grooves and guitars, shining a light on his rowdier tendencies. “Legend of the Western Hills,” a swirling ballad filled with strings, vibrato and waltzing percussion, is one of the highlights from the folk disc."

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