"On June 2, KaiL Baxley will celebrate the North American release of his sophomore LP, A Light That Never Dies, via Forty Below Records. The album is laced with rich, beautiful and haunting arrangements, all working together to showcase Baxley’s undeniable authenticity. Today (April 9), Diffuser is thrilled to partner with the South Carolina native to premiere his music video for the ethereal “Mirrors of Paradise”"

 

 

 

                                                     

 

We are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of KaiL Baxley's debut album Heatstroke/The Wind and the War in anticipation of his new album out, June 2nd. It was nominated for NPR Album Of The Year in 2013...Enjoy!

 

 

 

                                                     

 

We are proud to announce that we will be releasing KaiL Baxley's 2nd album, 'A Light That Never Dies' world wide on June 2nd. Here's the album trailer for a taste.

 

 

                                                     

 

For those heading to Austin next week for South By Southwest, don't miss Sam Morrow at any of these 7 venues, including his official showcase on March 21 at Stephen F's Bar and the Bandit Town Festival March 17.

                                                     

 

‘REFLECTION' Continues Critically Acclaimed Post-Punk Revival Laid Forth On Debut Album PASSPORT

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.” Buzzbands LA

                                                   

 

We are thrilled to announce the release of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Live In 1967, featuring never before heard live performances from John Mayall and the original members of Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood.  The album is available now for Pre Order in the U.K, with a U.S. pre order coming March 23! 

 

  Pre Order Now:  Amazon U.K.  iTunes U.S.

                                                     

 

Morrow has been spending time in the studio working on a new album which will be released later this year. He paused long enough to share this special live performance of “14,” a track from last year’s Ephemeral

 

 

                                                     

 

"Usually, there is some sort of stream of consciousness regarding a particular situation or feeling, when the song is born…  The compositions almost always come from improvisations… I do not sit and write. Sometimes I polish what came out before. In this particular album, I’m almost always talking to “that girl”… that I profoundly loved." - Lisandro Aloi (Bonson Berner)

 

                                                    

 

Eric Corne is a Canadian producer, engineer and singer-songwriter. In 2004, he relocated his family to Los Angeles to work for widely respected producer, engineer and bassist Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam at Mad Dog Studios. Working at Mad Dog, Eric engineered sessions for the likes of Glen Campbell, Lucinda Williams, Nancy Wilson (Heart),  DeVotchKa, Walter Trout and Michelle Shocked.

 

 

                                                     

 

Forty Below Records & Friends, Volume I features tracks from blues legends John Mayall and Walter Trout, Americana veterans Tim Easton and Anne McCue, emerging artists KaiL Baxley, Sam Morrow and Bonson Berner, and other friends and frequent collaborators of Forty Below founder Eric Corne, including Joanna Wang. A star in her native Taiwan, this adventurous songwriter pushes the boundaries with an American supergroup as her backing band.

Available 1.22.15 exclusively at Noisetrade.com

                                                  
Congrats to FBR producer Eric Corne and blues legend Walter Trout, nominated for Rock Blues Album of the Year by The Blues Foundation for the album The Blues Came Callin'.
                                              about.com has selected John Mayall's A Special Life as one of the Top 10 Blues Rock Albums of the Year for 2014. Also nominated was Walter Trout's, The Blues Came Callin'. Both albums were co-produced and engineered by Forty Below Record's Eric Corne.

                                                    

 

At 81 years old, the British bluesman plays with a fire and enthusiasm that musicians half his age only wish they could muster. His live performances are legendary. On a warm Friday evening in mid-September in the tiny Long Island town of Bay Shore, Mayall's performance was exactly as billed: intense, dynamic and flawless. In short, legendary.

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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