After thanking Tara for pointing me to a new great artist, I sent a recommendation for her to check out Edie Carey, which took me down the path of checking out when Edie is touring, listening to her music, and checking up on some of our other favorite indie artists like Rose Cousins and Meg Hutchinson. Right now, watching a youtube video of the three of them performing together is blowing my mind a bit.
What kills me is how good these artists are. They really deserve to be nationally known and given support have just as much potential for a hit record as anyone else, but that still won't happen, even with all the changes happening to the music industry.
Sara and I haven't gotten together a podcast in quite a while, so we don't have that outlet to help give musicians the exposure they deserve.
Instead, here's a short list of artists that you MUST check out.
Candid (myspace)- Ahh Candid. Inevitably, everyone who gets a chance to listen to the last 2 albums from this rock band from Syracuse wonder aloud why they're not this year's big hit. We've been wondering that ourselves for the last few years, actually, and all we know is that the fact that we get to see them perform in a tiny venue upstate for free is a crime. Not that we mind, but we wouldn't be surprised if they suddenly took off and we had to pay big $$ to see them in a stadium... For now you can download a few mp3s here
I'd love to hear about artists that you know that blow you away, but haven't gotten any love on a national scale. Drop some links in the comments!