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Muriah Rose to Release “Beneath the Clay”

October 24, 2014

“Dear fans & friends,

Announcing the debut album, Beneath the Clay, by singer~songwriter Muriah Rose. Her original songs have mesmerized audiences and garnered comparisons to alt-country artists Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris.

Now, Ms. Rose steps out on her own with Beneath the Clay. It has a release date set for May 2015 and will be available in download & CD format. In order to fund the manufacturing, we are taking pre-orders for the album now at: Beneath the Clay

I believe Ms. Rose has assembled a wonderful set of compelling songs. Those of you who have heard her in concert know of her incredible phrasing & lyrical deftness. Possessing a voice wise beyond her years, I truly believe that this is a record that folks will talk about for years to come. Again, pre-order your copy today at: Beneath the Clay

Lastly, if you’re interested in seeing updates on the album’s progress, check out (and “like”) Ms. Rose’s newly launched FaceBook page at: Muriah Rose.

Autumn Graces,
bill mallonee

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Texas Hardcore Band Revivalist Releases “Brother” EP as Free Digital Download

October 23, 2014

Abilene, Texas based hardcore band Revivalist has released its debut 5 song EP “brother.” as a free digital download, exclusively hosted by HM Magazine.  Heavy music passionately delivered.

A limited number of CDs have been pressed for the band’s ardent supporters.

Revivalist  -

OnTheAttack Records ( began in the Bronx in 2005, and moved to California in 2013.  Same heavy music… Same uplifting message.

Broken Releases free debut EP

October 23, 2014
Thumper Punk Records is pleased to announce the FREE debut EP release from Broken, a hard-core punk band consisting of a member of Grace and Thieves and members of the The Old-Timers.  Three hard-charging songs are a preview to the band’s upcoming full length album, coming in 2015. Download your copy here:

Jupiter VI Returns With New Music

October 21, 2014

Jupiter VI (led by Jimmy Brown of Deliverance fame) seems to have returned with new music on the horizon: “What up people? You guys ready to take another journey, an all new journey, with Jupiter VI? Get ready for flight as we are about ready to take off on another musical journey, the journey of a lifetime! Stay Tuned!”

Jennifer Knapp Releases “Set Me Free”

October 18, 2014

“Jennifer Knapp’s beautifully intimate new album Set Me Free puts her uncommonly honest songwriting front and center, solidifying her return to a music career set on her own terms. Set Me Free is Knapp’s second mainstream folk rock release after she left her Grammy-nominated Contemporary Christian Music career behind, took a seven-year hiatus, and returned with the refreshingly straightforward earthy rock record Letting Go in 2010. While her transition away from Christian music and public coming out as a lesbian have made her a lightning rod for controversy, Set Me Free is an album full not of anger but of love, with intimate arrangements providing the backdrop for stories of romance, friendship, and faith. Coinciding with the release of her candid memoir Facing the Music: My Story on Howard Books/Simon and Schuster, this refreshing new album once again demonstrates Jennifer’s uncompromising willingness to be open in the spotlight.”

Click here to order Set Me Free.

Daugherty, Roe, and Taylor – Misery Loves Company Album & Tour

October 18, 2014

Derri Daugherty | Michael Roe | Chris Taylor
The “Misery Loves Company”
Fall 2014 Tour

And just like that, it’s October. And with it comes the “Misery Loves Company” tour featuring Michael Roe, Derri Daugherty, and Chris Taylor. A tour “in the round” featuring all three artists playing their songs, telling the stories behind them, and sharing them all in new and unique ways for themselves and the fans. You won’t want to miss this:

“Last April, I brought one of my favorite songwriters Chris Taylor (Love Coma) on the road with me and boy were we miserable! Not with each other, but with the long drives and rough road adventures you commonly experience on tour. So, this time, we decided to compound our misery by adding another favorite songwriter Derri Daugherty (The Choir) to the mess. The concept of a ‘songwriter’s circle in the round’ where a group of artists discuss and play their tunes together is a long-standing tradition in Nashville, so we’ve decided to bring that beloved format from Music City USA to Yourtown USA this Fall. We are really looking forward to singing, playing and sharing our favorite songs with each other and you!!” ~ Michael Roe

“It’s been over three years since Mike and I toured as a duo, so I’m excited for this return to the road and making music with not only Mike, but also Chris Taylor. I look forward to sharing my songs with not only you the fans, but with Mike and Chris in ways that have never been played before in front of a live audience. Tours like this don’t happen every day, and we are blessed to get to share our lives and music with each other, and with each and every one of you.” ~ Derri Daugherty

“When I was a teenager, I would play my 77′s and Choir albums as loud as I could in my headphones (the folks wouldn’t let me listen to Rock and Roll in the house). I got lost in Michael Roe’s wild guitar solos and Derri Daugherty’s atmospheric sonics. I was deep down in the heart of Texas, and never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever see these musicians in a live setting – let alone actually tour with them!! Well, it’s a surreal dream come true for me to hit the road with Mike and Derri through the last half of October and beyond. All the excitement of the tour led me to record a new album, called Daylight, and it’s coming out through Lo-Fidelity Records, available now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Lo-Fidelity’s own Bandcamp page ~ There is nothing more special than taking our music to people who want to hear it. We are so grateful to have folks all over the country willing to make this happen! ~ Chris Taylor

Current tour dates are listed at (click the Tickets button on each listing for complete show details), and continue to watch that space as additional booking is happening now to bring the tour to Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona in November. If you are interested in having the “Misery Loves Company” tour come to your State this fall, please contact for info on how to make that happen.

In support of the current tour, Michael Roe and Lo-Fidelity Records are pleased to announce the release of the 77s Misery Loves Company collection. Meant as a companion piece to the recently remastered and expanded More Miserable Than You’ll Ever Be, Misery Loves Company found Mike digging into the archives for unreleased studio recordings, demos (many of which were recorded with Steve Griffith on drums), and live tracks from the 80′s era 77s. What he found will please even the most casual listener. The 15 track CD will be available on tour starting 10/17/14, and online starting 10/21/14 via the 77s Bandcamp store The album will also be available for download from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and for streaming on Spotify starting on 10/21/14.

In related news, the 77s album Gimme A Kickstart, and Michael Roe’s And A Phrase or Two, Guadalupe, and Live In Torrance are all now available for purchase via their official Bandcamp pages, as well as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and for streaming on Spotify.

As always, we thank your for your continued support of Michael Roe, the 77s, Derri Daugherty, and Chris Taylor, and hope to see you on the road this fall.

jeffrey kotthoff
lo-fidelity records & booking

Frontline Records Presents: Mike & Mike Deluxe VIP Package for November 7th concert event in Concord, California

October 17, 2014

Be a VIP and make the most of this rare performance by Michael Roe & Michael Knott

VIP ticket holders will receive:

  • Mike & Mike Meet & Greet –Q&A session
  • Mike & Mike Acoustic set –intimate performance for VIPs only
  • New Michael “Gerard” Knott Trumpeting Angels design on t-shirt & patch
  • Michael Roe t-shirt
  • Priority seating at concert

All for only $75! ($85 at door, if space allows)

Buy Tickets!

Chris Taylor and Lo-Fidelity Records Release Daylight

October 17, 2014

“I just finished my new album called Daylight. It’s a very personal record for me, as far as lyrical content goes. It’s not trying to sound like anyone or be like anything. It’s 10 songs, recorded in my living room with my live band in San Antonio… The music was made underneath white Christmas lights and a blue light sparkling mirror ball throwing shapes all over the walls. We used acoustic and electric guitars, djembes and percussion, fretless bass and we sang our hearts out. It was meant to be whispered in your ears through headphones or pumped through your car stereo on road trips. And at its best, Daylight is meant to give us some hope in the form of sound and melody… Into your ears, through your veins and straight into your heart.” ~ Chris Taylor 10/14/14

See the Lo-Fidelity BandCamp page to listen or order

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