Posted on October 26, 2021

Santa Barbara Records is pleased to announce the release of their debut label compilation, “CaliAmericana”.

This 16-track debut gathers 8 incredible artists, each contributing 2 songs —one original and one California-themed cover. The collection clearly articulates the spirit and feel that we call “CaliAmericana” -- a broad spectrum of styles and performances encompassing the distinct sounds rooted in the space between Bakersfield‘s country-western grit & Laurel Canyon’s golden acoustic glow.

“CaliAmericana”, embodies this grand tradition while also reaffirming California’s historic place as home to some of the Americana, Folk and Acoustic Roots artists ever recorded. A unique conflation of rural and urban, mountains and sea, dessert and snow that reflects and distills the American experience. This unique compilation record introduces eight incredible new artists representing the diversity that is at the core of the Americana sound: Jessie Payo, Omar Velasco, Hana Aluna, Danny McGaw, Tina Schlieske,

Mendeleyev, Hanna Siglin, and ERLAND run the range from country to folk, rock, and soul.

“At Santa Barbara Records, our artists represent the diverse influences and inclusive ideals of Americana music while speaking from an authentic and original perspective,” said Tariqh Akoni, Director of A&R - Santa Barbara Records.“The music we’re putting out roots us in that ephemeral magic that is central California. It’s Americana through a Santa Barbara lens.”

“CaliAmericana” takes an inspired, multi-artist approach to defining a sound that is both authentic and relevant," said Robert Weingartz, Chairman - AirPlay Direct. "This record very successfully blends many artists and crosses several genres and boundaries with ease, introducing the listeners to the real-world sound of ‘CaliAmericana’… well done!”

About AirPlay Direct: AirPlay Direct is the premiere digital delivery / distribution company, brand and platform for engaging radio and airplay worldwide. AirPlay Direct is a professional B2B music business environment for artists, labels, publishing companies, radio promotion firms, PR / Media firms, etc.

AirPlay Direct currently has over 11,000 radio station members in 100+ countries and serves over 45,000 artist / label members globally on a daily basis. AirPlay Direct currently operates and services the largest global independent radio distribution network in the world with respect to Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Alt. Country, Roots Music, etc.

AirPlay Direct offers a variety of specialized professional services to work your music and brand to global radio, but specialize and EXCEL at advanced strategies and promotions for global radio. The APD Eco-System is an amazing business platform for artists, labels, managers, etc., to securely and effectively deliver, market and promote their music to radio stations around the world.

About Collective Evolution: Collective Evolution is a boutique, entertainment and media consulting firm. Our clients include recording artists, record labels, record producers, management companies and radio promotion / PR firms. We deliver creative consultative services and customized business solutions to our clients based upon their specific needs and goals.

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