Mark G. Meadows ft. Danielle Wertz – Desperado – Independent

The classic tune, written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley finds new life in Mark G. Meadows’ fourth solo album, Only Time. Meadows releases his latest album with his most profoundly moving and joyous music yet. With a mix of originals and covers near to his heart, Only Time was created during the pandemic and the songs reveal the human terrain of navigating lockdown – and life itself. Personnel: Danielle Wertz – Lead Vocals, Mark G. Meadows – Piano, Carroll “CV” Dashiell – Drums, Eliot Seppa – Bass, John Lee – Guitar, Jack Kilby, Crab Shack Music – Tracking Engineer, Jake “Vicious” Grotticelli, Vault Studio – Mixing & Mastering Engineer

Christie Dashiell - Journey In Black – Independent

Christie’s long-awaited sophomore album features seven original compositions and two arrangements that explore themes of freedom, legacy, grief and joy. Funded in part by Chamber Music America’s Performance Plus Grant, the collection of music fuses the sounds of improvised music and various styles of Black American Music. Titled Journey in Black, the album boasts a stellar cast of musicians, including Shedrick Mitchell, Marquis Hill, Allyn Johnson, Romeir Mendez and Carroll Dashiell, III with creative guidance from NEA Jazz Master, Dianne Reeves.