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Courtney Barnett lives in Melbourne, plays guitar, and writes songs. As vague as that sounds, it's the absolute truth. She even releases her records via her own label, Milk! Records. What we're not telling you is that there's something very special about her songwriting -- something almost nostalgic and definitely timeless, akin to the folk and psych of the 60s. Once you hear her songs, you'll want to keep her your own little secret, too.
Courtney Barnett lives in Melbourne, plays guitar, and writes songs. As vague as that sounds, it's the absolute truth. She even releases her records via her own label, Milk! Records. What we're not telling you is that there's something very special about her songwriting -- something almost nostalgic and definitely timeless, akin to the folk and psych of the 60s. Once you hear her songs, you'll want to keep her your own little secret, too.
Stephen Kellogg, last seen in the music scene fronting his band, The Sixers, had a rough 2012. Last year saw change and hardship for his family and home, as well as the end of a decade-strong band, and now Kellogg is endeavoring on the next step in his musical evolution. Based in Southern Connecticut and drawing influence from the songwriting sensibilities of folk music and the showmanship of classic rock, he's set out with a simple mission, in his own words: "Using words and intention in the hopes of a positive legacy for my family." Despite his claims to have stumbled accidentally into making a living singing songs and playing guitar, it looks like that legacy is going to turn out just fine.
Emily Wells is known as a talented multi-tasking multi-instrumentalist, exercising an acrobatic array of electronics in her live performance. For her latest release, she has shed the protective wall of gadgets and sounds and picked up only an acoustic guitar to reimagine the songs from her 2012 debut. The translation is flawless, and reveals a new perspective on these compositions, which easily hold their own with the stripped-down approach.
Conor J. O’Brien -- whose Dublin-based band, Villagers, has been nominated for a Mercury Prize, won an Ivor Novello Award, and shared stages with some of the biggest names in music -- delivers an intimate, solo performance of his songs here on BTR Live Studio. In a departure from his previous effort, O'Brien embraces collaboration, instrumental music, and a whole lot of symbolism and poetic storytelling to achieve something that he feels is secular yet spiritual, and which sings the things that he can not say.
Side One Track One offers the history of one forgotten '70s country gem, with lots of videos and songs!

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