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NYC-Based Band “All Types of Kinds”

Mixing A Unique Blend of Influences From Rock to Blues, Folk, and Hip-Hop – The Bands Unique Multi-Genre Approach Lends A New Perspective to Alternative Music

 

In a city often oversaturated with musicians of every genre constantly performing and creating, it takes a special group of artists to truly stand out amongst the crowd that produce a truly unique sound, and New York City’s All Types of Kinds truly live up to the namesake.

All Types of Kinds (or ATOK) plays a wide variety of music ranging from rock to pop, folk, punk, funk, hip-hop, blues, jazz, and country – even sometimes all at once. The members come from diverse backgrounds that make for an amalgamation of musical textures and vibes. Their EP, “Love Songs (Or Songs For Your Ex)” debuted on Valentine’s Day 2018 and they are currently gearing for dates all over the country.

The band consist of Ray Rubio (Guitar), Billy Conahan (Guitar), Berk 0 (Percussion), and Rocco Stroker (Guitar) – all of whom have unique musical backgrounds. Ray, 20, a multi genre artist and singer/songwriter, hails from Harlem NY and has also been on stage from young age, mainly theater productions. Ray attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2014, and since then has been performing his music in the New York Metro Area and Richmond, Virginia. Billy, 25, is a queens native whose been on the stage since his early teens as a stand-up comedian, singer/songwriter folk artist playing his own folk tunes as well as cover tunes. Berk O, singer and percussionist, is from Brooklyn and also contributes to the band’s songwriting process, while Rocco is the newest member of the band – playing bass, guitar and as an incredible vocalist. He hails from New Fairfield, Connecticut.

WATCH: All Types of Kinds – Keep In Touch (Official Music Video)

WATCH: All Types of Kinds – Colorblind (Official Music Video)

With the goal of becoming a full-time, self-sufficient, self-produced band, able to tour and create their own audio and video products on a regular basis, they plan to soon follow up their debut with a sophomore effort in late 2018. Unlike other bands who strive for major-label greatness, ATOK shys away from fitting into an industry mold, and often scoff at the idea of being referred to as a ‘boy band’.

Believers in finding a way to share their music while remaining firmly in the driver’s seat, they continue to write, practice, and enjoy playing their music for any crowd that will have them. Making friends from all over the world by busking on the NYC streets has even allowed them to meet and collaborate with like-minded musicians.

These recent “Your Big Break” contest winners who’ve been praised for their “polished precision, sweet harmony, musicianship, artistry, versatility and originality in their smart lyrics” are ready for the big time. That time is now.

To Purchase All Types of Kind’s “Love Songs (Or Songs For Your Ex)” via iTunes, VISIT: https://apple.co/2MN7W5o

LISTEN: ATOK “Love Songs” via Spotify

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MADISON RYANN WARD x MIRROR

Inspired by artists from many different genres, Madison Ryann Ward combines bluesy, soulful melodies with folk, rap and gospel-influenced lyricism to create a classic sound that remains all her own. An impressive fuse of elements ranging from organs to reggae beats, Madison Ryann Ward is creating the kind of music that has the ability to achieve what Jay Z told Letterman “lasts forever.” LISTEN TO “MIRROR” HERE (Post & Share)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

AMERICANA ICONS THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND CELEBRATE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW CAREER RETROSPECTIVE, ANTHOLOGY, SUPERVISED BY FOUNDING MEMBER JEFF HANNA

2CD & DIGITAL COLLECTION AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 29 VIA CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE/UMe

Preorder Anthology here: https://UMe.lnk.to/NGDBAnthology

Continuing the celebration of the legendary Americana band’s 50 years of making music together, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s extraordinary career is encapsulated in the new retrospective two-disc set, Anthology, due September 29 via Capitol Nashville/UMe. Beginning with “Buy For Me The Rain,” their first track from their 1967 self-titled Capitol records debut, and culminating with “The Resurrection” from their most recent studio release, 2009’S Speed of Life, the all-encompassing collection is an extensive 39-track career overview, which includes illuminating liner notes from renowned journalist and author Holly Gleason. Hanna says, “We really wanted this collection to historically reflect our band’s timeline, but in addition to that, felt like it was important to include deeper cuts (“Fish Song,” “Cosmic Cowboy”) and instrumentals (“Randy Lynn Rag,” “Midnight at Woody Creek”), and fan favorites (“Ripplin’ Waters,” “Bayou Jubilee”). Anthology is available for preorder now: https://UMe.lnk.to/NGDBAnthology

Long before Americana music had a name, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, helped lead the charge, mixing elements of country, bluegrass, folk, mountain music, and rock & roll into a sound that celebrated the full range of American music. Formed in Long Beach, Calif. in 1966, the guys were traditionalists and trendsetters, performing songs that nodded to the past while still pushing toward the future.

From their ubiquitous 1970’s Top 10 hit of Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Mr. Bojangles,” to “An American Dream” – featuring Troubadour pal Linda Ronstadt – and “Make a Little Magic,” with Nicolette Larson, to their #1 country songs, 1984’s “Long Hard Road (Sharecropper’s Dream),” penned by Rodney Crowell and featuring Ricky Skaggs on fiddle and a young Jerry Douglas on dobro, to 1987’s platinum-certified “Fishin’ In The Dark” and many many more, Anthology collects all their best known songs in chronological order of release showcasing the band’s thrilling evolution and numerous highlights.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Bandare perhaps best known for their landmark album, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, and this groundbreaking achievement and its sequels are ably represented throughout Anthology with a dozen cuts from the three volumes. Released in 1972, Volume 1 saw the band pairing with bluegrass and country legends of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s such as Roy Acuff, “Mother” Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, and Pete “Oswald” Kirby, for an inspired and influential 38-song double album that healed generational and cultural rifts by bringing the new and old guard together. Will The Circle Be Unbroken has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the GRAMMY®: Hall of Fame.

Twelve years after the original, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band revisited their unique experiment for Volume 2. With fellow folk-rock vets Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn, they took on Bob Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” a song their guests had popularized in The Byrds. Produced by Randy Scruggs, some of the many collaborators this time included The Band’s Levon Helm, John Prine, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash and John Hiatt. The album won the Country Music Association’s “Album of the Year,” and three GRAMMYs®: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Country Instrumental and Best Bluegrass Recording for “The Valley Road” with Bruce Hornsby. Again, merging moments, movements and cultures, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band captured a state of roots music long before it was called Americana.

The third volume, released in 2002, brought Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury and Taj Mahal into the fold and took home another GRAMM Y®. To hear Johnny Cash’s weathered dedication of “Tears in the Holsten River” to his mother-in-law Maybelle Carter and her sister Sara is to have the forebears made real, while the next generation appeared as sons Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen brought the circle forward with “The Lowlands.” Alison Krauss joined the band for a sparkling take on Bob McDill’s “Catfish John,” a Johnny Russell hit that became a Jerry Garcia favorite.

For five decades, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has remained one of the most iconic names in American music. With one foot planted in the traditions of country-folk and the other pointing toward something new and unexpected, the group continues to tour and release music, influencing multiple generations of audiences and artists along the way. Anthology is both a perfect primer for those who want to explore the band’s remarkable career and a lovingly compiled collection for the band’s fans that span generations and genres, keeping the circle ever going.

Upcoming tour dates at NittyGritty.com

ANTHOLOGY TRACKLISTING
DISC 1
 

  1. Buy For Me The Rain
  2. Some Of Shelly’s Blues
  3. Uncle Charlie Interview
  4. Mr. Bojangles
  5. Randy Lynn Rag
  6. House At Pooh Corner
  7. Opus 36
  8. Fish Song
  9. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)        
  10. Grand Ole Opry Song (featuring Jimmy Martin)
  11. You Are My Flower
  12. Tennessee Stud (featuring Doc Watson)
  13. I Saw The Light (featuring Roy Acuff)
  14. Honky Tonkin’
  15. Will The Circle Be Unbroken (featuring Mother Maybelle Carter)
  16. Cosmic Cowboy (Part 1)
  17. Battle Of New Orleans
  18. Bayou Jubilee/Sally Was A Goodun
  19. Ripplin’ Waters
  20. Mother Earth (Provides For Me)
  21. Bowlegs

DISC 2

1. An American Dream (featuring Linda Ronstadt)
2. Make A Little Magic (featuring Nicolette Larson)
3. Shot Full Of Love 
4. Dance Little Jean
5. Colorado Christmas (featuring Emmylou Harris)
6. Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper’s Dream)
7. Fishin’ In The Dark          
8. Workin’ Man (Nowhere to Go)     
9. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (featuring Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman)
10. The Valley Road (featuring Bruce Hornsby)
11. When It’s Gone
12. Waitin’ On A Dark Eyed Gal
13. Bless The Broken Road
14. Catfish John (featuring Alison Krauss)
15. The Lowlands (featuring Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen)
16. Tears In The Holston River (featuring Johnny Cash)     
17. Midnight At Woody Creek
18. The Resurrection (featuring Matraca Berg)