Based in Leesburg, Virginia, American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Jones has just released his debut single called, “Wild Heart (Calamity Jane),” reminiscent of Ryan Adams, Ben Harper, Justin Townes Earle, and other contemporary roots-rock artists. At just under five minutes, the song is a slower introspective song that could easily be about a lost love; about the kind of falling in love that causes us to recognize we are becoming different people, or that we already are.
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When Jamie Darken first began writing the songs that would appear on his debut solo EP, Burial, he imagined he was crafting demos for Cherry Ames, a local Washington DC area indie-rock band that Darken performs as vocalist, guitarist, and bassist. With Cherry Ames on hiatus amidst the global shutdown and performing in venues unavailable as an option, Darken’s drive to make progress with the ideas on his own eventually brought the tracks to the place where it simply felt right to release as his own project. The result is five songs written, produced, and performed by Darken, with the exception of leading single “This Could Be Your Home” co-written with fellow DC area musician Christopher Mathews-Larsen.
Wild Idol is a pandemic formed electric pop/soul duo made up of producer Nathan Ellman-Bell (drummer for Brass Against) and award winning vocalist Nora Palka. They are also in love. Although they currently live in Brooklyn, Nora is originally from the DMV and Nathan started his career in Baltimore.