NEWS | RYKODISC for all the latest news and tour dates for your favorite artists!]]> en-us Copyright 2010, Rykodisc 60 50 Keb Mo Deluxe Pre-Order Now Available on iTunes! Rykodisc Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:48:00 PDT Keb Mo's highly-anticipated new album The Reflection is now available for pre-order on iTunes! They are offering a special deluxe version, which features three acoustic bonus tracks, not found anywhere else! You can check it out here:


And be sure to pick up his new single "The Whole Enchilada" which you can stream below:

The Whole Enchilada by Keb' Mo' ]]>
WILL HOGE: Will Hoge New Single Premieres On! Rykodisc Wed, 13 Jul 2011 01:09:00 PDT Will Hoge will be releasing a brand new record titled Number Seven on September 27th - and our good friends at American Songwriter just premiered his new single "When I Get My Wings" this week. Check it out HERE and let us know what you think on Facebook! There will be lots of exciting things happening up to Will's album release, so stay tuned! ]]> MATT DUKE: Matt Duke Premieres "Love You Anymore" Video! Rykodisc Thu, 23 Jun 2011 03:48:00 PDT We've had some fantastic video coverage in the past two weeks from our very own Matt Duke, and in case you missed out - check them below! He just released his offical video for "Love You Anymore" - the haunting tale of love, loss, and the struggles in between - on Consequence Of Sound's video site And launched this week, premiered the exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the making of "Love You Anymore." The song comes off his newest record One Day Die which is available now on iTunes HERE. Tell us what you think on Facebook too!

Keb Mo Officially Signs To Ryko - Launches New Label! Rykodisc Mon, 09 May 2011 06:03:00 PDT We couldn't be more excited to announce and welcome Keb Mo to the Ryko family! For those of you who don't know him (and you definitely should!) Keb's name is Kevin Moore - a three time Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist who crafts undeniable blues/r&b songs. He'll be starting his very own label with us called Yolabelle International, and will release his newest album titled The Reflection on Tuesday August 2nd - his first studio release since 2006!

And what's more, Keb is the total package when it comes to music & entertainment - his music has made numerous appearances in film and television, most notably in Martin Scorcese's PBS Special Feel Like Going Home, the concert documentary Lightning in a Bottle, and more. Currently, Keb is the composer for TNT's hit series Memphis Beat, performs the show's theme song, and will be acting in an episode come June 15! There will be lots more from Keb Mo coming in the next few be sure to check back here and also visit for all information.

MATT DUKE: Matt Duke's New Record ONE DAY DIE is Now Available Today! Rykodisc Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:59:00 PDT We here at Ryko are incredibly excited to be releasing the highly anticipated new record from Matt Duke today, titled One Day Die. This southern NJ native has packed 11 of his most intelligent & introspective songs into one truly unique disc. If you'd like to hear all those tracks now before purchasing, head to AOL MUSIC for an exclusive Listening Party stream. And please feel free to check Matt out on Facebook and share in the excitement he has...

This Date In Ryko History - 2/4 Rykodisc Fri, 04 Feb 2011 03:56:00 PST Today is February 4th, and if you happened to gaze inside today's copy of Billboard's Daily Bulletin, you may have seen a shout-out to Ryko! On this date in 1999,

"Ryko became the first music label to give its stamp of approval to MP3, the controversial Internet-based music distribution format that struck fear into the hearts of many music industry executives."

Check the shot below for the exact clip, and enjoy this great Friday in Ryko pioneering history!


Ryko - Billboard Bulletin 2/4/11

MATT DUKE: Matt Duke's New Single "Needle and Thread" Available Now! Rykodisc Sat, 29 Jan 2011 10:58:00 PST Matt Duke’s new single "Needle and Thread" just released last Tuesday - January 18th! This track is from his upcoming sophomore album One Day Die, which is set to drop March 29, 2011. Be sure to pick up this song, cause it's some of Matt's best music that he's ever crafted.

In case you're unfamiliar with this young gent, you can watch him perform the song acoustic RIGHT HERE on his website. Check it out!

Happy Belated New Year - From All Of Us @ Ryko! Rykodisc Wed, 19 Jan 2011 03:49:00 PST

The Posies - Blood/Candy
#1 Album of 2010 via Huffington Post - 10 Records That Made 2010 More Bearable

Allison Moorer - Crows
#15 - Jon Farber's Top 50 list for the NY Daily News
#42 - GAC: Top 50 Americana Albums of the Year

Justin Currie - The Great War
#10 - Jon Farber's Top 10 List for the NY Daily News

Will Hoge - The Wreckage
#66 - The Top 100 Americana Albums of the Year

Megan McCormick - Honest Words
#13 - Amazon: Outstanding 2010 Albums You Might Have Missed
           Awaiting The Flood: Top 20-Something Best Of 2010
             Music Connection: Top 20 Signings of 2010

Matt White Co-Headlining Tour With Brendan James! Rykodisc Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:50:00 PST Matt White is excited to announce his co-headlining tour with Brendan James that will kick off February 16th in Connecticut. Pollstar posted a great little snippet on the tour - and it's extensive routing across the US - so be sure to check that out HERE . In addition, Matt and Brendan also just launched an awesome presale ticket package for all fans to grab today - Click Here for more information (you could win exclusive downloads & a meet/greet with the guys)! And don't forget Matt's newest album It's The Good Crazy is out now and available on Amazon!

All dates are listed below:

02/16/11 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den)
02/17/11 Boston, MA @ The Red Room
02/18/11 Bayshore, NY @ YMCA Boulton Center
02/19/11 Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
02/20/11 S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
02/21/11 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
02/23/11 Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
02/24/11 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
02/25/11 Durham, NC @ The Casbah
02/26/11 Augusta, SC @ Downstairs Live
02/27/11 Charlotte, NC @ Double Door Inn
03/01/11 Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar
03/03/11 Nashville, TN @ Third and Lindsley
03/04/11 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
03/05/11 Knoxville, TN @ The Square Room
03/06/11 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theater
03/09/11 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
03/10/11 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
03/12/11 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
03/17/11 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
03/18/11 Dallas, TX @ Poor David’s Pub
03/24/11 Denver, CO @ The Soiled Dove
03/25/11 Logan, UT @ Logan Arthouse & Cinema
03/26/11 Boise, ID @ The Reef
03/27/11 Seattle, WA @ The Tractor
03/31/11 San Francisco, CA @ Red Devil Lounge
04/01/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
04/02/11 San Diego, CA @ Lestat's
04/03/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
04/07/11 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottle Neck
04/08/11 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
04/10/11 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
04/11/11 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
04/12/11 Evanston, IL @ Space
04/14/11 Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy's Bar & Grill
04/15/11 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
04/16/11 Akron, OH @ Musica
04/17/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel ]]>
MEGAN MCCORMICK: Megan McCormick Performs on WoodSongs Rykodisc Fri, 10 Dec 2010 01:25:00 PST Megan McCormick recently made an appearance on Michael Jonathon's Wood Songs and now the hi-res audio & video footage is available for viewing online! Click HERE to watch Megan perform "Shiver," "Lonely Tonight," & "Driveway" off her newest album Honest Words. And then be sure to catch her interview chats & performance of an unrelased track titled "Lonely Me, Lonely You" as well. And of course, Honest Words is available now on Amazon or iTunes.

FRAN HEALY: Fran Healy Discovered on Last.FM Rykodisc Tue, 23 Nov 2010 01:18:00 PST This week Fran Healy is a featured artist on Last.FM's Discover. Throughout the week videos of Fran performing songs off of his solo debut, Wreckorder, will be posted followed by an interview on Friday. Watch the first exclusive video of Fran performing "Fly In The Ointment" here.

Wreckorder is currently on sale at Amazon for $8.84. Exclusive fan bundles are available online at

WILL HOGE: Will Hoge On Tour Rykodisc Fri, 12 Nov 2010 05:06:00 PST Will Hoge has hit the road with Shinedown on their "Anything & Everything" acoustic tour. They kicked everything off last week in Tampa and play across the country until December 9th.

Will released his acoustic EP, The Living Room Sessions, last month and has it out on tour with him. Visit for more information about the tour and his latest release.

FRAN HEALY: Fran Healy is iTunes' Song of the Week Rykodisc Tue, 02 Nov 2010 12:42:00 PDT This week iTunes is featuring "Sing Me To Sleep" ft. Neko Case from Fran Healy's solo debut, Wreckorder, as the iTunes Free Song of the Week.

To coincide with the free download, iTunes is also offering Wreckorder this week for $7.99.  The San Francisco Chronicler recently stated that, "{Healy's} songs are probably his most inspired since those on Travis' 1999 classic, The Man Who.

Download "Sing Me To Sleep" from iTunes.

MATT DUKE: Matt Duke & TFDI Hit The Road Rykodisc Thu, 28 Oct 2010 03:13:00 PDT Matt Duke, Philadelphia-based rocker and gifted songwriter, is embarking on his Totally F*ckin' Doin' It Fall 2010 Tour with Tony Lucca and Jay Nash to continue their "bromance" that began last year.

Prior to heading out on tour, Matt will be performing Peter Gabriel's So in its entirety in NYC and Philly. Check out a sneak peak of Matt's rendition of "Sledgehammer" with his TFDI friends, Tony and Jay.

Once the tour has wrapped up, Matt will start gearing up for his second full length album, One Day Die, out in February 2011. 

10/30 New York, NY @ Joe's Pub - Performing Peter Gabriel's So
10/31 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live - Performing Peter Gabriel's So

Totally F*ckin' Doin' It Tour Dates:
11/11 Evanston, IL @ Space
11/12 Indianapolis, IL @ Birdy's
11/14 Cleveland, OH @ Wilbert's
11/16 Columbus, OH @ CS Gallery
11/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
11/18 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
11/19 Boston, MA @ Red Roof at Cafe 939
11/20 Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel
11/22 Fairfield, CT @ StageOne at Fairfield Theatre
11/30 Easton, MD @ Night Cat 12/1 Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
12/2 Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
12/4 North Augusta, SC @ Downstairs Live
12/5 Orlando, FL @ The Social
12/7 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theatre
12/8 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
12/10 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
12/11 Austin, TX @ Momo's
12/12 Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Door
12/14 St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
12/16 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
12/17 Marshfield, WI @ Wildwood Park Saloon

Matt White on Second Cup Cafe Rykodisc Mon, 25 Oct 2010 05:00:00 PDT Matt White performed live on CBS Early Show's Second Cup Cafe. Check out the video of "Falling In Love (With My Best Friend)" from Matt's sophomore release, It's The Good Crazy.
FRAN HEALY: Fran Healy Performs Exclusively for Us Magazine Rykodisc Fri, 22 Oct 2010 10:46:00 PDT Fran Healy recently joined up with to perform an acoustic rendition of "Fly In The Ointment," a song Fran wrote after finding inspiration from his son.

"I wrote 'Fly In The Ointment' with my son in mind. I wanted to write something which contained reference points for him: meeting a snail, flying beside a jumbo jet. It's got a Lewis Carroll vibe. He loved it," he explains to Us.

Watch the exclusive video clip here

THE POSIES: Watch The Posies Live + Win A Meet & Greet Rykodisc Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:42:00 PDT Earlier this week, The Posies performed for Spain's TVE and Radio3. The entire concert is available online now.

The Posies will be embarking on their co-headlining tour with Brendan Benson next month after wrapping up their headlining European tour. Brendan and The Posies have gotten together to offer fans the chance to win a meet and greet. Details are available here.

FRAN HEALY: Fran Healy on Good Day New York Rykodisc Mon, 18 Oct 2010 02:50:00 PDT Fran Healy stopped by Good Day New York last week where he performed "Buttercups," the first single off his debut solo album Wreckorder. Watch his performance here

Fran will be heading out on tour next month with The Killers' front man Brandon Flowers. More information is available at

Matt White Heading Out On Tour Rykodisc Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:31:00 PDT Matt White will be hitting the road this fall in support of his sophomore release, It’s The Good Crazy. The singer, songwriter and piano phenom kicks off at Los Angeles’ Viper Room on Oct 20th and then covers cities throughout the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest until the beginning of December. He will be accompanied by his band and playing material from the new album.

Matt White will also make a quick stop back home in New York City to appear on the CBS Saturday Early Show’s Second Cup Cafe on October 23rd.

The Early Show performance is the latest in a wave of nationally-televised appearances (Entertainment Tonight, ABC News and Access Hollywood) and press adulation for Matt White. Artist Direct rates It’s The Good Crazy 4.5 out of 5 stars, stating “Matt brings us back to when pop was fearless.” AOL Popeater claims “when it comes to writing catchy piano-driven songs, Matt White is a seasoned professional.” Billboard adds that “the lead single, ‘Falling in Love (With My Best Friend),’ is a sugary earworm with playful acoustic guitar and smart, simple lyrics.”

For more information on Matt and The Good Crazy tour, visit

10/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room
11/02 Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
11/03 Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
11/06 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit's
11/07 Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/08 Atlanta, GA @ Eddie's Attic
11/09 Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley
11/11 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/12 Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
11/13 Collinsville, CT @ Bridge Street Live
11/16 Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theatre
11/17 Vienna, VA @ The Barns
11/18 Annapolis, MD @ Ramshead Tavern
11/19 Bay Shore, NY @ Boulton Center
11/20 Salisbury, MA @ Blue Ocean
11/27 Evanston, IL @ Space
11/28 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection Lounge
12/02 Columbus, OH @ The Basement
12/03 Akron, OH @ Musica
12/04 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel

BILL HICKS: Bill Hicks Featured on Countdown with Keith Olbermann Rykodisc Mon, 11 Oct 2010 02:12:00 PDT MSNBC's Keith Olbermann recently started including "The Bill Hicks Is Still Ahead of His Time" clip of the week on his show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann. The first clip featured a soundbyte from one of Bill's 1997 stand-up performances.

Olbermann followed the clip with a great outro saying, "Something from the late comedian and transcended commentator, Bill Hicks, which we'll show you about once a week with the kind permissoin of his family. That's from 20 years ago and it's still as fresh as today's headlines."

Check out the clip HERE and make sure to tune in to Countdown with Keith Olbermann Monday through Friday at 8pm EST on MSNBC to see more Bill Hicks clips.

Bill Hicks' The Essential Collection is available with exclusive fan bundles at, as well as at Amazon

WILL HOGE: Pre-Order Will Hoge's The Living Room Sessions Now Rykodisc Wed, 06 Oct 2010 05:27:00 PDT Will Hoge's upcoming EP, The Living Room Sessions, is available for pre-order now at

The six-song acoustic EP was recorded in only two days in Will's living room and features stripped down versions of essential songs from his latest album, The Wreckage, and the fan favorite, "All Night Long" from Will's 2003 album, Blackbird on a Lonely Wire.

The HogeHead pre-order package includes a CD and a sticker on sale for $15.99. All orders placed before 10/15 will include an autographed EP. Make sure to order your HogeHead package now!
FRAN HEALY: Fran Healy's Wreckorder Out Now Rykodisc Tue, 05 Oct 2010 01:21:00 PDT Fran Healy's debut solo album WRECKORDER is out today. "WRECKORDER proves to be Healy's most thoughtful work since Travis' The Invisible Man," raves The Onion, while Filter Magazine praises Healy's "effortless craftsmanship and wide range ... that work to perfection."

Beginning November 10th in Los Angeles, CA, Healy will join The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers for a two week tour of the United States.

WRECKORDER is available now with exclusive fan bundles at The album is also available on iTunes and Amazon as well as at local retailers. For more tour information, visit

WILL HOGE: Will Hoge's The Living Room Sessions Out 10/12 Rykodisc Tue, 28 Sep 2010 06:08:00 PDT Will Hoge is releasing an EP aptly titled THE LIVING ROOM SESSIONS on Ryko on Oct. 12 and will be joining Shinedown on tour throughout November and December.

The six-song acoustic EP was recorded in only two days in Hoge’s living room and features stripped-down versions of essential songs (“Long Gone,” “Favorite Waste of Time,” “Goodnight/Goodbye,” “Too Late Too Soon” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”) from his latest album, THE WRECKAGE, and the fan favorite, “All Night Long,” from Hoge’s 2003 album,  BLACKBIRD ON A LONELY WIRE

“I like acoustic recordings that try to be different from the album versions,” says Hoge.  “We just got together and camped out at my house for a couple of days… it’s not a home studio, no real fancy set-up or multi-tracking.  The console was a laptop on a card table, and that same table also served simultaneously as the keyboard stand. There were no real overdubs or re-dos or pitch correct.  We just did it ‘til we liked it and let it be…not out of laziness, it just seemed to fit.”

Hoge, the relentless road warrior, kicked-off his headlining tour last weekend in Nashville, which will continue through October.  He’ll then join rockers Shinedown on their “Anything & Everything” tour kicking-off Nov. 4 in Tampa, Fl. and wrapping up in New Orleans, La. on Dec 9.  The tour spans over 25 major cities throughout the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast regions of the United States.  More dates will be announced shortly. 

1. Long Gone (Acoustic version)
2. Favorite Waste of Time (Acoustic version)
3. Goodnight / Goodbye (Acoustic version) 
4. Too Late Too Soon (Acoustic version)
5. Even If It Breaks Your Heart (Acoustic version)
6. All Night Long (Acoustic version)

More information regarding Hoge's upcoming tour is available at ]]>
THE POSIES: The Posies' BLOOD/CANDY Out NOW Rykodisc Tue, 28 Sep 2010 01:54:00 PDT The Posies' first release in three years, BLOOD/CANDY, is on sale now. The band charts unforseen territory on their new album while holding onto their well-known signature sound. The almost entirely self-produced record boasts melodic hooks, provocative lyrics and intricate layers of instrumentation that blend far-out, spacey sounds with sophisticated hues. called the album "...a nuanced, playful romp," while said, "After all these years, the Posies haven't lost their sweet harmonies and catchy hooks."

BLOOD/CANDY is available now with exclusive fan bundles at The album is also available on iTunes and Amazon as well as at local retailers.
FRAN HEALY: Fran Healy's Buttercups Video Rykodisc Thu, 23 Sep 2010 10:58:00 PDT Fran Healy's video for "Buttercups" is streaming exclusively on Yahoo! Music now! 



"Buttercups" is the first single off Fran's debut solo album, Wreckorder. Wreckorder comes out on 10/5 and exclusive pre-order bundles are available now at

Matt White has a Street Team Rykodisc Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:27:00 PDT Matt White has officially joined the Rock The Street family. His new street team offers fans a way to connect, promote, and earn free prizes. Sign up now to check out the latest news and missions. ]]> WILL HOGE: Will Hoge Live in Nashville & on UStream Rykodisc Tue, 21 Sep 2010 05:46:00 PDT Will Hoge is performing in Nashville this Saturday to kick off his Favorite Waste of Time Tour. His performance will be broadcast live on UStream for those fans that are unable to attend. Broadcast will begin at 9:00 PM CST.

Opening the show will be Angie Aparo and Josh Hoge. Doors open at 5:00 PM CST with performances beginning at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available now at

 Watch the stream of Will Hoge LIVE at the Tin Roof Inn this Saturday, 9/25, at 9:00 PM CST at

THE POSIES: Exclusive Posies Fan Bundles Now Available Rykodisc Tue, 21 Sep 2010 05:32:00 PDT The Posies' newest release, Blood/Candy, comes out in one week. Exclusive fan-only bundles are now available at Fans can order a vinyl bundle or a CD bundle, both of which come with an autographed poster, a Posies 1-inch button pack and an instant download of "The Glitter Prize" featuring Kay Hanley.  ]]> WILL HOGE: Will Hoge on Tour Rykodisc Fri, 17 Sep 2010 03:25:00 PDT This fall, Will Hoge will be embarking on the Favorite Waste of Time Tour. The tour begins on September 25th with a hometown show in Nashville and ends in Greenville, SC on October 23rd. Joining Will on stage in Nashville will be be Angie Aparo and Will's own brother, Josh Hoge.

9/25 Nashville, TN - Backstage @ Tin Roof
10/6 Memphis, TN - The Hi Tone
10/7 Louisville, KY - Headliner's
10/8 Iowa City, IA - Gabe's
10/9 Toledo, OH - Headliner's
10/10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10/13 Knoxville, TN - The Square Room
10/14 Newport, KY - Southgate House
10/15 Columbus, OH - The Basement
10/16 Akron, OH - Tangiers
10/17 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlie's
10/20 Athens, GA - 40 Watt
10/21 Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
10/22 Johnson City, TN - Chrome
10/23 Greenville, SC - The Handlebar

Tickets are on sale now. 

Will Hoge will also be opening for Shinedown on the Anything & Everything Tour.

11/4 Tampa, FL - David A. Straz, Jr. Cener
11/5 Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
11/6 Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre
11/8 Richmond, VA - The National
11/9 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
11/10 Washington DC - Warner Theatre
11/12 Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
11/13 Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts Center
11/15 Albany, NY - The Egg
11/16 Scranton, PA - The Weinberg Theatre
11/18 Westbury, NY - Theatre at Westbury
11/19 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
11/20 Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat Hotel & Casino - House of Blues
11/22 Wilmington, DE - Grand Opera House
11/23 Youngston, OH - Powers Auditorium
11/24 Saginaw, MI - Dow Event Center - Heritage Theatre
11/26 Davenport, IA - Alder Theatre
11/27 Minneapolis, MN - State Theater
11/29 Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
11/30 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater
12/4 Springfield, MO - Gillioz Theatre
12/6 Tulsa, OK - Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino Event Center
12/9 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues

Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 18th on Ticketmaster.

Accompanying Will on tour will be his upcoming EP, The Living Room Sessions, out on 10/12. The EP was recorded in Will's living room and puts an acoustic twist on some favorite tracks from his album, The Wreckage


Free Acoustic Matt White Track Rykodisc Thu, 16 Sep 2010 02:19:00 PDT Matt White is currently giving away a free acoustic mp3 of "Falling In Love (With My Best Friend)" and all you have to do is tweet about it. More details are available at ]]> Matt White's It's The Good Crazy Out NOW Rykodisc Tue, 14 Sep 2010 03:55:00 PDT Matt White's debut Ryko release, It's The Good Crazy, is out now! Matt retreated to Woodstock, NY to record where he broke away from modern trends by recording entirely on analog tape, allowing any and all happy accidents to stay in the songs.

It's The Good Crazy is available now with exclusive "Crazy Good" fan bundles at The album is also available on iTunes and Amazon, as well as at local retailers. 

BILL HICKS: Bill Hicks' Essential Collection Out NOW Rykodisc Tue, 14 Sep 2010 12:47:00 PDT Bill Hicks' new box set, The Essential Collection, is available in stores today. The 2 CD/2 DVD set encompasses Bill's short but influential career as a satirist, social critic and stand-up comedian. has an exclusive video clip from The Essential Collection in which a 19 year old Bill performs at the Comix Annex in Houston, TX. Bill Hicks’ extraordinary social commentary is as fresh and stunning today as it was in the 80‘s and 90’s.  He engaged his audiences by confronting mainstream beliefs and hypocrisy in a manner that provoked thought as well as laughter. Bill called himself “Chomsky with dick jokes” and The New Yorker described him as an “exhilarating comic thinker in a renegade class all his own.” Bill’s career was short in span, but powerful in impact.

The Essential Collection is available now with exclusive fan bundles at The album is also available on Amazon and at local retailers. 

Matt White's Listening Party Rykodisc Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:38:00 PDT Feeling a little anxious for Matt White's new album, It's The Good Crazy, to come out? Curve your nerves for a little while by heading over to AOL Music to preview the entire album! Don't forget to pick up Matt's album, in stores tomorrow, 9/14.

Fan-only packges are available at The deluxe "Crazy Good" bundle includes an exclusive "I'm The Good Crazy" t-shirt, an autographed CD, and a poster. Digital pre-orders are available at iTunes and Amazon

SAM & RUBY: Sam & Ruby Want To Date You Rykodisc Mon, 13 Sep 2010 12:21:00 PDT Sam & Ruby want to cook you dinner and serenade you for a night in Nashville, TN. Ruby, a secretly skilled chef, and Sam, a masterful chocolatier, will prepare a gourmet 4-course dinner to be shared between you, a guest, and Sam & Ruby followed by a private serenade of songs performed by Sam & Ruby just for you!

This unforgettable experience is currently being auctioned on eBay and proceeds go to benefit Porter's Call.

BILL HICKS: Bill Hicks Featured on BrooklynVegan Rykodisc Thu, 09 Sep 2010 03:23:00 PDT is featuring an article about Bill Hicks' upcoming box set, The Essential Collection, out on September 14th. The site's feature includes downloads of two tracks, the "Please Do Not Disturb" skit and "Turn Your Mind Over To Your Heart" as well as videos of Bill's stand-up. 

Pre-order The Essential Collection at
Watch Matt White Fall In Love Rykodisc Thu, 09 Sep 2010 10:30:00 PDT Matt White's It's The Good Crazy is here! The video premiered this week on AOL's Popeater and centers around several of Matt's female fans playing a game of "snatch the singer's hat." As the women wander about the city in Matt's fedora, they make their way to a small club where they find Matt jamming on the piano and steel guitar. Check it out!

MEGAN MCCORMICK: Megan McCormick Performing at 2010 Sounds of Summer Concert Series Rykodisc Tue, 07 Sep 2010 06:37:00 PDT Megan McCormick will be performing as part of the Dos Equis 2010 Sounds of Summer Concert Series, sponsored by i105.3, Knoxville's Independent Radio. The concert takes place aboard the Watts Bar Belle Riverboat during a scenic evening cruise on Fort Loudon Lake. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling (865) 988-5858. Ticket includes concert, cruise and food. ]]> MEGAN MCCORMICK: Megan McCormick's Early Show Performances Rykodisc Tue, 07 Sep 2010 06:19:00 PDT Megan McCormick on Saturday morning's Early Show on CBS, you are in luck. Megan's performances are now online! Watch her performing "Do Right" here and watch an interview and her performance of "Oh My Love" here. ]]> THE POSIES: The Posies New Single OUT TODAY! Rykodisc Tue, 07 Sep 2010 05:44:00 PDT The Posies newest single "The Glitter Prize" featuring Kay Hanley is available now for download on iTunes.

"The Glitter Prize" is taken from the upcoming September 28th release, Blood/Candy, available on CD, 180 Gram Vinyl LP, and Digital Download.

BILL HICKS: Bill Hicks' Exclusive Collection Available for Pre-Order Rykodisc Tue, 07 Sep 2010 11:19:00 PDT Bill Hicks' new store,, has launched with exclusive pre-order offers for his new CD/DVD set, The Essential Collection. The Deluxe Bundle includes The Essential Collecton box set, as well as a limited edition t-shirt and laminate with lanyard.  ]]> Matt White Webstore Launches a Crazy Good Exclusive Fans-Only Package! Rykodisc Fri, 03 Sep 2010 08:02:00 PDT launches with 3 different special package offers: the deluxe package includes an exclusive “I’m The Good Crazy” t-shirt, poster and autographed CD. ]]> MEGAN MCCORMICK: Big News for Megan McCormick! Rykodisc Thu, 02 Sep 2010 04:44:00 PDT Megan McCormick.  A recent USA Today review hailed her ability to “deliver both a bluesy punch and a sense of genuine refinement,” calling her “tough and tender, cool and classy.”  McCormick will also perform September 20 on the nationally syndicated Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, and recently taped a session for NPR Mountain Stage. Lastly, don't forget to check out a live performance of "Addiction," captured at one of her recent shows! ]]> MEGAN MCCORMICK: Megan McCormick on CBS Early Show! Rykodisc Wed, 01 Sep 2010 02:10:00 PDT This Saturday, 9/4, Megan McCormick will be a featured performer on the CBS Early Show's Second Cup Cafe segment! Check your local listings to find out when the Early Show airs in your area.

Also, don't forget Megan's debut album, Honest Words, is available for download on iTunes and on CD on Amazon!

FRAN HEALY: Fran Healy Playing in the UK and the US! Rykodisc Fri, 27 Aug 2010 03:19:00 PDT This September, Fran Healy will be playing his first UK live shows to support his upcoming record, Wreckorder.

Wednesday, September 15th - Glasgow @ Oran Mor TICKETS
Thursday, September 16th - London @ Bush Hall TICKETS

Fran will also be performing in the US in October following the release of  Wreckorder.

Tuesday, October 7th - New York @ City Winery TICKETS
Tuesday, October 12th - Los Angeles @ Hotel Cafe TICKETS

Tickets are availble now for all shows.

SAM & RUBY: Sam & Ruby to Be Featured on! Rykodisc Fri, 27 Aug 2010 03:00:00 PDT At the 2010 Essence Music Festival, Sam & Ruby put on quite a fantastic performance. If you weren't able to attend, we've got some good news for you! Their performance of "The Here And The Now" will soon be streaming on and, as well as on Essence's Vevo page.

Make sure to be on the look out for the amazing footage!

WILL HOGE: Will Hoge On The Set With American Songwriter! Rykodisc Fri, 27 Aug 2010 11:28:00 PDT Will Hoge just filmed his new video for "Favorite Waste of Time" where American Songwriter was on hand to catch up and discuss his album, The Wreckage, as well as his upcoming EP, The Living Room Sessions!

 Check out the feature here.

FRAN HEALY: Pre-order Fran's Rykodisc Thu, 26 Aug 2010 04:07:00 PDT
US fans can visit for an exclusive pre-order. In addition to autographed CD and vinyl options, there are pre-order exclusive t-shirt bundles and deluxe packages that include a limited edition hardback casebound book version of WRECKORDER with an extra track & enhanced artwork, autographed WRECKORDER 180 gram vinyl with a 18”x24” poster and download card, autographed lyric sheet, and a collectible Fran Healy clear tote bag.   A very limited number of “Ultimate” deluxe pre-order packages add 2 very exclusive and special items; autographed and handwritten lyrics sheets of every song from the album and a $100 DONATION to Save The Children (Fran’s preferred charity). ]]>