St. Paul and the Broken Bones Archive

St. Paul and the Broken Bones with special guest Wray

Sea of Noise, the second full-length album by St. Paul and the Broken Bones, marks a quantum leap in sound and style for the high-voltage Birmingham, Alabama-based band.
 
Produced by Paul Butler and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium, the group’s sophomore effort features an expanded eight-piece lineup of the widely praised soul-based rock unit. Longtime members Paul Janeway (lead vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass, guitar), Browan Lollar (guitars), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), and Allen Branstetter (trumpet) are joined by Jason Mingledorff (saxophone, clarinet, flute), and Chad Fisher (trombone).
 
The collection of new original songs is the group’s first release on RECORDS, a joint venture of SONGS Publishing, winner of ASCAP’s 2016 independent publisher of the year award, and veteran label executive Barry Weiss.
 
Sea of Noise is a successor to the Broken Bones’ 2013 debut album Half the City, which introduced…

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St. Paul and the Broken Bones with special guest Heath Green & The Makeshifters

Sea of Noise, the second full-length album by St. Paul and the Broken Bones, marks a quantum leap in sound and style for the high-voltage Birmingham, Alabama-based band.
 
Produced by Paul Butler and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium, the group’s sophomore effort features an expanded eight-piece lineup of the widely praised soul-based rock unit. Longtime members Paul Janeway (lead vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass, guitar), Browan Lollar (guitars), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), and Allen Branstetter (trumpet) are joined by Jason Mingledorff (saxophone, clarinet, flute), and Chad Fisher (trombone).
 
The collection of new original songs is the group’s first release on RECORDS, a joint venture of SONGS Publishing, winner of ASCAP’s 2016 independent publisher of the year award, and veteran label executive Barry Weiss.
 
Sea of Noise is a successor to the Broken Bones’ 2013 debut album Half the City, which introduced…

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St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Sean Rowe

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Close your eyes and listen, and you might imagine someone who looks a bit like Otis Redding. Open them, and you’re likely to see someone who looks more like your neighborhood bank teller.

That man in the golden shoes in Paul Janeway. He was, in fact, a bank teller in Alabama not too long ago—and this stupendous seven-piece band from Birmingham has only been doing this since 2012. It’s got heart and soul and flair, with a well-worn sound buoyed by strong, fresh songwriting. (Bob Boilen)

Sean Rowe

Sean Rowe has just released a new EP entitled Her Songs. The record and its accompanying videos document the acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitar player delivering acoustic versions of six compositions written exclusively by female artists—Sade, Cat Power, Neko Case, Regina Spektor, Lucina Williams, and Feist. The record and filmed performances combine to serve as an immensely powerful testament to Rowe’s interpretative guitar and vocal talents. Initial reactions have been nothing short of phenomenal.

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St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Seratones

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Close your eyes and listen, and you might imagine someone who looks a bit like Otis Redding. Open them, and you’re likely to see someone who looks more like your neighborhood bank teller.

That man in the golden shoes in Paul Janeway. He was, in fact, a bank teller in Alabama not too long ago—and this stupendous seven-piece band from Birmingham has only been doing this since 2012. It’s got heart and soul and flair, with a well-worn sound buoyed by strong, fresh songwriting. (Bob Boilen)

Seratones

Seratones are beasts of the Southern wild. The four-piece rock band, hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana, play rocking, swinging, soul-stirring tunes that are uniquely their own. Their debut single “Necromancer”/”Take It Easy” is set for release October 16 on Fat Possum Records. It is produced by Jimbo Mathus. Here’s a dose of the good stuff.

The band’s sound owes much to the commanding vocals of frontwoman AJ Haynes. At age six, Haynes began singing in Brownsville Baptist Church in Columbia, Louisiana, where she was taught to project her voice to hit the back wall. “Church was where I was introduced to the spirit, y’know?”…

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A Face In The Crowd: Alec Bolton

A Face In The Crowd: Alec Bolton

If you’re here, you know what we’re plugged into. But we want to know what YOU have in the headphones! That’s why we’re introducing A Face in the Crowd. At any given time we may pull a perfect stranger out of the crowd and ask what you are listening to. We’ll even mix it up from time to time and pick the brains of some of your favorite musicians. For this edition of A Face in the Crowd, Mother Plug Music welcomes: Alec Bolton…

What is your name?

Alec Bolton

 

What is your occupation?

As of right now, I’m a musician. I play guitar and sing in an acoustic duo called The Brook and the Bluff. I also play lead guitar (and sometimes bass) with a couple of different groups from time to time.

 

Where are you from?

Mountain Brook, AL

 

Did you grow up in a musical family, with a musical background, or with a musical influence?

Yes, my family was pretty musical. My three sisters can all sing, but my dad can play just about any instrument. He taught me how to play drums, guitar, and piano when I was growing up. His dad is a jazz pianist and cello player, so it definitely runs in the family.

 

What…

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Sloss Music and Arts Festival

Sloss Music and Arts Festival

Sloss Music and Arts Festival featuring:

Modest Mouse – Avett Brothers

Sturgill Simpson – Band of Horses – Primus – St. Paul & the Broken Bones – Cage the Elephant

Young the Giant – Lord Huron – Tyler, the Creator – Purity Ring – First Aid Kit – Manchester Orchestra – Big Gigantic – The New Pornographers – Robert Delong – Noah Gunderson – Cathedrals – Milo Greene – Paul Thorn – Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas – Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires – Grifters – Kaleo – Blank Range – More TBA

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Guide to Sloss Fest, 2015

SlossFest

Modest Mouse may have just produced the best album of their career, quite possibly the best album of 2015, with A Stranger to Ourselves. The Avett Brothers need no introduction. They didn’t have to travel the world to garner the attention of music’s most legendary singers and songwriters, but to see them live it’s clear how passionate and dedicated they are to their fans. These two headliners alone make Sloss Music and Arts Festival the biggest concert ticket Birmingham has seen yet. But what about the rest of the line-up? These two headliners alone make Sloss Music and Arts Festival the biggest concert ticket Birmingham has seen yet. But what about the rest of the line-up?

The music enthusiast already plugged-in knows that these headliners are just the icing on the cake and the rest of the featured artists are well worth the price of admission. But for those of you who are not as plugged in, well allow us here at Mother Plug Music to do our job. This is everything you need to know…

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