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NewSong artists featured in No Depression’s annual year-end readers poll

No Depression's annual year-end readers poll is now open for voting, and this year's list includes a handful of albums from some of our favorite NewSong artists, past and present, with two releases from our own NewSong Recordings label: Rough & Ready Heart from BLUE YONDER:… (read more)

December 8th, 2018

Meet 2018 NewSong Competition finalist: Alex Wong

From the artist's bio: Alex Wong’s curiosity has a varied appetite, and he’s always fed it well. A steady diet of projects as artist, producer, composer, and fittingly, as chef, has taught him that the connections between seemingly separate disciplines can be a source of inspiration… (read more)

December 7th, 2018

Meet 2018 NewSong Competition finalist: Mel Bryant

Mel Bryant & the Mercy Makers are a Nashville-based indie rock band led by bassist and songwriter Mel Bryant. The four musicians moved together from Philly and New York to settle in East Nashville where they run their own recording studio, Electric Church Records, and… (read more)

December 6th, 2018

Meet 2018 NewSong Competition finalist: Kaiti Jones

From the artists bio: Kaiti Jones has been making her home in the Boston folk scene since 2010. A native of Portland, Maine, she spent four years in Nashville, where she formed her sound in the backyard of Bob Dylan’s folk ballads and Flannery O’Connor’s… (read more)

December 5th, 2018

Meet 2018 NewSong Competition Finalist: Liz Frame

(From the artist's bio): Boston-based singer/songwriter Liz Frame has been performing her own brand of Americana music since her early teens. She is backed live by her band, the Kickers — John Webb on lead guitars, Sean Hennessy on bass and Pete Whitehead on drums —… (read more)

December 4th, 2018

Weekly Roundup: NewSong Artist News 12/3-12/9

We love to keep up with our past NewSong Music Contest finalists and winners, and, over the years, we have amassed a busy and hardworking group of musicians we admire.  NewSong songwriters live and perform across the continent and beyond, their work spans multiple genres,… (read more)

December 3rd, 2018

Meet 2018 NewSong Competition finalist: Carly Taich

  (From the artist's bio): North Carolina-based musician, Carly Taich, is tough to pin down. Just when you think you’ve got her figured out, she takes off in a new direction with her hand out-stretched, waving for you to follow. She may be quick but… (read more)

December 3rd, 2018

Meet 2018 NewSong Competition Finalist: Suzie Brown

NewSong finalist Suzie Brown is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter, who is also an Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplant cardiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After years of working hard for success in the medical field, Brown discovered a relentless pull towards music that has now yielded five albums,… (read more)

November 30th, 2018

Weekly Roundup: NewSong Artist News 11/26-12/2

We love to keep up with our past NewSong Music Contest finalists and winners, and, over the years, we have amassed a busy and hardworking group of musicians we admire.  NewSong songwriters live and perform across the continent and beyond, their work spans multiple genres,… (read more)

November 26th, 2018

Announcing the 2018 NewSong Music Contest Finalists!

Congratulations to our finalists in the 17th annual NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition! The following eight songwriters will perform, network and compete on Saturday, December 15 at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC.  For more information on attending this event, please visit our Facebook event… (read more)

November 21st, 2018