There are now two distinct periods during the Smalltown Poets tenure: before and after their several year hiatus that ended in 2010. Two common threads are woven throughout both: the family vibe within the band and the unmistakable Smalltown poets sound.
Getting fired was the start of something big for Dylan Phillips. The now-canned road manager for hip-hop artist Derek Minor was able to channel 100 percent of his energy and passion into his own recording career. And on June 15, Phillips—who records and performs by the name nobigdyl—will see the culmination of his efforts when Capitol Records releases Solar.
If you were to ask Jason Nelson the heart behind his latest album, The Answer, he would likely say something that sounds like home. The multiple Stellar award-winner comes full-circle on this, his fifth album thematically and sonically, but also literally.
Jen Rose Yokel
Summer is here! And your family barbecues and lazy pool days need the perfect music. We’ve hand-picked five new releases that are sure to make your summer days shine.
We sit down with Catalyst Atlanta Executive Producer Duran Willis to find out the process of planning such a huge event.