Welcome to AAA/Non-Comm!!!AAA/Non-Comm is one of the most musically passionate formats out there, which is why we promote to them. On this page you can check out our current offerings in audio (below) and visual (below that), and you can click through to learn even more about our roster. Enjoy!
BARDOT (Brilliant Things Music), from NYC.
Fathom Lane (Longplayer Records), from Minneapolis.
A Mississippi native, Lowry Hamner writes and performs original and traditional music in the Americana genre, the crossroads where the southern musical forms of blues, country, rock, and folk meet. Hamner's musical journey is deeply rooted in the Mississippi music scene past and present, in a career of powerful promise and recognition. He recorded sessions for Sam Phillips, of Elvis Presley fame, and Ray Harris, of Hi Records in Memphis. Phillips once told Hamner, "You don't sing like Elvis, but you're the best songwriter I've heard in ten years." It was in the vibrant Meridian, Mississippi music scene, among such compatriots as Steve Forbert, Chris Ethridge and Paul Davis that Hamner founded the band, The Cryers. Playing such legendary New York clubs as CBGB's and Max's Kansas City led to Hamner and The Cryers being signed to Mercury Records by Steve Katz of Blood, Sweat and Tears, and The Blues Project fame, where they recorded two highly praised albums. Hamner recently returned to professional performing with appearances at the Towne Crier Cafe; in Pawling, New York, and the Schoolhouse in Croton Falls, New York. This comeback was underscored by Columbia recording artist Willie Nile who included one of Hamner's songs on his record "Places I Have Never Been." Hamner's 1979 song "Shake It Up" was re-released as the title track on a 1993 Rhino compilation.With the release of his solo work on his own label, Alien Chants Records, Hamner is establishing a body of work that encompasses
Kathleen Haskard (Houndsongs), from London via Santa Monica.
Kathleen's third album, Where The Land Meets The Sky, is set for a late summer 2013 release and is the second collaboration with singer/songwriter/producer Chuck Prophet. This is the sound of a woman rediscovering her L.A. identity; her Latino roots, having spent half her life in London. Kat is the expat finding her way home. This album has a unique east L.A. Echo Park club house-band vibe to it; an alt folk-rock sound; a cinematic quality that jumps out at you. Kat`s songs are based on an arc, a learning curve of partings, passion, love lost and found, beginnings and memories. All the stuff each and every one of us are made of, if we took the time to stop and think about it. Critics have called her music a cross between the punk rock of early Patti Smith and the americana of Lucinda Williams and k.d. lang, but what really stands out is the vibe on this album; an ethereal quality, light and shade; the sound of static under an electricity pylon before a storm, like listening in to a still-off-the-hook telephone conversation; a spectral world spliced with the harsh noise that is our 21st century soundtrack.
Lead single, "Untangle This Thing" impacts October 21-22.
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