Michael Braunfeld Premieres First Video, Title Track From 'Driver'

Video: Watch KIMBERLY AKIMBO's NPR Tiny Desk Concert With Bonnie Milligan, Victoria Clark & More

Singer, guitarist, bandleader and storyteller, Michael Braunfeld premieres the first video and title track from his latest release, Driver, via Mother Church Pew, who cheer, "the video's unfussy production and singular focus allow the art to radiate through the screen." Additionally, Braunfeld was named a 2019 Grassy Hill Kerville New Folk Finalist and has added new dates to his touring schedule in support of Driver's March 22ndrelease. Driver has reached the Top 100 on the Americana radio charts.

Braunfeld and his backing band, The Boneyard Hounds, will celebrate the release of Driver on April 27th at Burlap & Bean in Newtown Square, PA.

This spring, Driver's release has included two features on WXPN as Helen Leicht's Philly Local Pick of the Day and was voted fourth on Americana Highways Reader's Top Ten Favorite Albums for March 2019. Americana Highways also premiered the song "40 Below" and raved, "the song is outlaw country tension full of darkness and desolation. Driver is one badass record you don't want to miss."

"I'm proud of Driver," Braunfeld says. "It's really the first album that captures everything that I'm trying to do with my music. We spent a lot of time whittling down a list of songs to include a little bit of everything that I do while still forming a cohesive collection, which is important to me as a fan of albums. I don't like to be pigeonholed as a writer or an artist and I feel like Driverrepresents exactly where I am now, both sonically and thematically."

Braunfeld has been garnering critical acclaim and industry recognition for his songwriting and intense performances. In 2014, Michael was welcomed into the Writers' Night family at The Bluebird Cafe. He was named as a finalist in the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition in both 2016, 2018 and now 2019 and has been a featured performer at The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Spring Gulch Folk Festival, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival - where he has performed several times over the past decade. From sold out listening rooms to festivals, Michael has been delighting old fans and winning over new audiences at every stop.


Devon Gilfillian Announces 'All I Really Wanna Do' Mixes

Soul artist Devon Gilfillian announces two new mixes for his hit single “All I Really Wanna Do,” from his recently released 2nd full-length studio album Love You Anyway. The mixes capture the essence of sunrise and sunset, starting with the release of the glowing stripped down track “All I Really Wanna Do (Sunrise Mix),” out now.

Kassi Valazza Drops New Album 'Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing'

Portland, Oregon-based artist Kassi Valazza’s sophomore full-length, Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing, is out today via Fluff & Gravy Records (Margo Cilker, Anna Tivel) in North America and Loose Music (Andrew Combs, Courtney Marie Andrews) in the UK. In celebration of the new record, Valazza is on tour throughout the West Coast now.

Video: GWAMZ Unveils Official Video for Last Night

Gwamz dropped a snippet of his new track 'Last Night' on TikTok, which quickly went viral and now has over 1.3M plays. Heavily influenced by his African heritage and artists such as Knucks, H.E.R, Burna Boy, and Kojo Funds, the rising star has already garnered key tastemaker support from GRM, SBTV and Link Up TV. Watch the video!

Meshell Ndegeocello Releases New Single 'Clear Water'

It’s the latest single to be revealed from the multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer’s forthcoming Blue Note, which taps into a broad spectrum of her musical roots with guest artists including Jason Moran, Ambrose Akinmusire, Brandee Younger, Julius Rodriguez, Mark Guiliana, Cory Henry, Joan As Police Woman, and others.