“1 % Juice” is out today. Vinyl & tapes hopefully coming really soon too.
So keep on preordering for a “special early bird price”. We will send out asap. https://linktr.ee/waynegraham
Thanks to K&F Records, Celebration Records, Baby Robot Media for the great cooperation.

Please note. Due to Covid 19 the vinyl version got delayed till the mid of December 2020. If you order through us you will get a free download code and we will ship worldwide around December 15th.

New Jon Snodgrass record called ‘Tace’

We are proud to tell you, that we will put out a brandnew 13 track JON SNODGRASS record. This record is called ‘TACE’ and we working with our partners from AF RECORDS to release it October 9th, 2020.

Today we start also the preorder in our Shop for Europe. The first 1000 LPs come with a FOIL STAMPED jacket. Here you can find the preorder options and hear the first song: https://linktr.ee/JonSnodgrass


150 – ultra clear
350 – ultra clear w/ silver, black, and white splatter
500 – classic black

Jon Snodgrass was born and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri, and later settled in Fort Collins, Colorado, before forming Armchair Martian in the early ‘90s. In 1996, he started recording songs with ALL singer Chad Price under the moniker Drag The River. Since then, he has continued putting out music with both bands, as a solo artist, and as a member of Scorpios. Snodgrass has toured North America and Europe endlessly and has provided support from everyone from Frank Turner to Flogging Molly to Descendents to Chuck Ragan to Cory Branan.

FOCUS TRACKS: Renaissance Man (feat. Joey Cape), Don’t Break Her Heart (feat. Stephen Egerton), Footage, BoyzIIMen (feat. John Moreland), The Sequel (feat. Tim McIlrath), Bad Newlands (feat. Stacey Dee)

POINTS OF NOTE: Special guests include Stephen Egerton (Descendents, ALL), Karl Alvarez (Descendents, ALL), Marko DeSantis (Sugarcult), Zach lair (Rise Against, GWAR, The Drakulas) Neil Hennessy (The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon), Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut), Stacey Dee (Bad Cop/Bad Cop), Mikey Erg (The Ergs, The Chris Gethard Show), Mark Bronzino (Iron Reagan), Jason Livermore (Wretch Like Me, Drag The River, Bill The Welder), and Derek Zanetti (The Homeless Gospel Choir) among others.

  1. Re My One Week Song
  2. Renaissance Man
  3. Bad New Lands
  4. Footage
  5. Backstage
  6. Don’t Break Her Heart
  7. BoysIIem
  8. 1-2-3-4
  9. The Sequel
  10. Perfect Match
  11. Indoor Outdoor Type
  12. Go Baseball
  13. Tace

Happy Releaseday!

Today our brandnew baby is out. The Green Apple Sea & Wayne Graham -“Less Than Familiar” – EP.

In August 2019 The Green Apple Sea – Germany’s pioneering Indie Folk group – invited Wayne Graham from Kentucky – one of the most exhilarating voices in today’s Americana music – to do a quick 24-hour-recording session at Nuremberg’s Lonestar Studios…

4-Track-EP on 7”/33rpm vinyl, limited to 200 copies, silk screen printed cover, handnumbered.

Digital and stream: https://orcd.co/lessthanfamiliar
Vinyl: https://www.hometowncaravan.de/shop


‘Less Than Familiar’ preorder starts today.

Go to the shop and save your very limited copy now. We also have 3 different “Less Than Familiar” Bundles for a short time. Record will be out July 10th, 2020. We will ship around the 6th.

4-Track-EP on 7”/33rpm vinyl
Screen printed artwork by Hayden Miles and MUAH!
Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies
Download code included
Exclusively available at the Hometown Caravan and K&F Records online stores, bandcamp shops and at the live concerts of both bands.

Digital Orders:

Runnin: https://orcd.co/wayne_runnin
EP: https://orcd.co/lessthanfamiliar

‘Less than familiar’ e.p. by The Green Apple Sea & Wayne Graham out 10th of July 2020.

This brandnew 4 song e.p. will be out on July 10th as limited handnumbered 7inch vinyl (only 200 copies) and digital. You can hear the first single ‘Runnin’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myuIWDYsXVI

preorder through our shop will start very soon.

Wayne Graham caught an early train from Dresden to Nuremberg, Stefan from the The Green Apple Sea picked us up at the train station and whisked us to Lonestar Studios where Wuschi and Frieder were waiting. Stefan had a few covers in mind to put everyone at ease and to get used to the space. He had also written a beautiful song that he was kind enough to let me sing on, Dark Kid. This song set the tone for what would be recorded in a quick 24 hour period. Arrangements were quickly worked out and rehearsed, and then recorded with very little second guessing going on. It was a wonderful experience in musical shorthand, ebbing and flowing between two bands from different continents. Everything felt intuitive and stress free. Both parties were there to make something pure and representative of all the things that other mediums can’t quite represent, but also just something that felt decent and pleasant to the ears. What you have here is a collision of processes and trade tricks along with careful songwriting captured in a short period of time. A snapshot of one day in Nuremberg that points to the long history in each bands’ rear view mirror.

Happy Releaseday JOHN BLEK.

Digressions #1 Live at Studiowz – limited Digipak CD is out today.

Recorded live on the 4th April 2019 at a gig in Studiowz in rural South Wales. This album is John Blek at his live best.

10 songs performed solo with acoustic guitar and voice in a beautiful recording studio in front of an audience. 

“A missed note, a voice breaking, a phone ringing. Live music should never be perfect. It is an effort to portray one’s humanity to an audience, not one’s precision. A moment given by an artist and taken by the people to help them acknowledge their own imperfections through the words and music of an honest and flawed performance. 

Bare guitar and voice. Melody, harmony and stories of my life as heard by the audience that beautiful night and captured by  Owain Fleetwood. “

It is the first in a series Blek is calling “Digressions”. These will be limited run releases of live shows or obscure recordings of songs that never made it on to his “Official” releases.

John Blek – The Embers – OUT TODAY


It was the early summer of 2018, – “Thistle & Thorn” “Blek’s ode to nature […] his most accomplished work to date” (The Irish Times) – had just been completed, however, the Irish Singer/Songwriter just continued to write.

“I was excited by the prospect of working around a specific theme and the songs for The Embers were the next natural step. I enjoyed giving myself structure this time around. It was not about moments of inspiration but more about working on these songs and ideas until I felt they were great. More craft and less luck.“

Ever since this point in time he knew he was in the process of becoming entangled into a bigger picture. A four-album cycle began to take shape, circling around the four elements water (Catharsis Vol. I), Earth (Thistle & Thorn) fire and air. “The Embers”, a firebed of a glimmering coals, is now released exactly one year after “Thistle & Thorn”.

The topics are circling around transformation processes and often draw on Blek’s own biography, the emotional maturity of coming of age, but also the civilisational confusion and decomposition processes of our time: „I addressed emotional maturity within oneself and the bizarre decline of social and political civilisation in the UK and USA.“

“Flame” compares the longing and the passion of a love affair to flames which consume a building blazingly fast. Others associate the warmth of a firebed with a romantic relationship (“Ciara Waiting”). With “Revived” a wonderfully comforting duet with the great Irish songwriter colleague Mick Flannery finds its place.

Blek stays true to his musical principles, nevertheless, gets more and more refined. The focal point is extraordinary melodic fingerpicking on the acoustic guitar and a voice which gets warmer, wiser and paraphrases a little more precise from album to album. Blek gets inspired by Irish, British and American folk and establishes his own position somewhere in between.

While the last album was mainly made with the two Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy collaborators Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg, with this one the drums of Davie Ryan and the clarinets of Matthew Berrill come to the limelight. A warm breath runs through the songs: “Musically I wanted to use soft and warm sounds on this record to try and draw the heat of the fire into the songs. For this, I used a lot of clarinet and bass clarinet. The warm breath-like sound added a wonderful blanket for the songs to lie upon.“

John Blek was recently awarded Number One Award in Ireland by IMRO for an outstanding independent album release in 2019 and “Thistle and Thorn” was praised everywhere by BBC and RTÉ radio editors. Shortly before that, ‘Salt in the Water’ of Blek’s penultimate solo album “Catharsis Vol. I” was nominated as a Song of the Year at the International Folk Music Awards in Kansas City. It’s probably fair to say, that John Blek in his current form is not only one of the most diligent and prolific but also one of the best singer-songwriters in Europe.

John Blek – The Embers – Preorder

from now you can preorder the amazing new John Blek record called “Embers” in our Shop for a very special preorder deal. The record will be out on February 7th, 2020. We will ship all preorder worldwide on February 3rd, 2020. You can hear the first single “Empty Pockets” on bandcamp.