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Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 2018 Preview

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Well, it’s that time of the year again where football is back, it’s still hotter than hell, and Christmas comes early in Bristol in the form of Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion! Festival weekend is always our favorite weekend of the year (minus the bad chicken on a stick year), especially having the 6th Street stage right outside our front door.

Our staff has seen many amazing artists over the years since our birth in downtown Bristol, and this year seems to have another fantastic lineup. This festival season has the buzz and excitement turned up to 11 with a lineup featuring artists such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Taj Mahal Trio, Railroad Earth, The Felice Brothers, and so many more.

After listening to hours and hours of music from artists playing this year, we’ve decided to compile a staff pick list of must-see artists and a couple of wild cards. If you’re needing some musicians to fill your schedule at this year’s festival, check out our list below. Don’t forget to head over to Spotify and follow our latest playlist full of Bristol Rhythm and Roots 2018 musicians.

We look forward to seeing all of your beautiful faces this weekend! Stay tuned for an overall review of Bristol Rhythm and Roots, including food reviews.

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2018 Spotify Playlist

Gold Ship Welcomes New Member to the Team in PR/Marketing: Colin Perry

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Gold Ship Records is excited to announce it's newest member of the team in PR/Marketing- Colin Perry!

A fresh face out of Nashville, Colin is working his way to becoming a Swiss Army Knife of the music industry.  With his East Tennessee roots backing him up, Colin is Graduating in 2018 from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor's of Science in the Recording Industry (Music Business Concentration) program.  Having hands-on experience in tour management, artist management, marketing, publicity, and musicianship, Colin has already begun to test the waters of the music industry, and now he's ready to dive in.

We couldn't be more excited to have Colin on our team!

Mark Webb Jr. Announces Co-Write with Chris Carrabba for Dashboard Confessional Forthcoming Album

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On November 15th, alternative rock band, Dashboard Confessional, made the official announcement that they will be releasing their first new album since 2009 called, 'Crooked Shadows.' We were not only excited to hear about the release but to also see the track listing. "Open My Eyes," officially track number 7 on the forthcoming album, is a song that our very own Mark Webb Jr co-wrote alongside the band's frontman and mastermind, Chris Carrabba.

A co-write and collaboration on a song is always an exceptional opportunity, but this one means even more to Mark. "Chris and I have been friends for quite some time, and it was only natural that we would eventually write a song together. What makes this song special for me is that Chris has always been a hero of mine. If you would have told me when I was in high school that I would have a co-write on a Dashboard Confessional album, I would have called you a liar," Mark said.

It has been an absolute joy working with the Dashboard Confessional team and management to be able to make this happen. This is going to be a great addition to Gold Ship publishing. 

"It was a very unique situation as to how this song came to be. I'd say most good songs happen in an interesting way. I am absolutely honored that this song made the cut for 'Crooked Shadows,' especially since this is Dashboard's first album in 9 years," Mark added.

'Crooked Shadows' drops February 9th, 2018. Until then, you can download and stream their newest single, "We Fight" on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify (linked below).