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Bringing the Soul Back with Jane Handcock: Oakland's Best Kept Secret

Bringing the Soul Back with Jane Handcock: Oakland's Best Kept Secret

It's been awhile since we covered any new music on the site, and it's with great pleasure to come back with a hidden gem. Allow us to introduce y...
Synergy Chi: A Project Dedicated to Showcasing Women in Hip-Hop

Synergy Chi: A Project Dedicated to Showcasing Women in Hip-Hop

Synergy Chi is an ongoing album presentation based in Chicago that will be bringing women in Hip-Hop to the forefront. Founded by Jovan Landry (ta...
Feeling Burned Out in Your Local Music Scene: Small Crowds Matter

Feeling Burned Out in Your Local Music Scene: Small Crowds Matter

As an artist or anyone in a non-guaranteed career path, it's inevitable that you will feel burned out in your pursuits. Even once you become succ...
Singer/Songwriter Eli displays her 'Hustle' w/ New Single

Singer/Songwriter Eli displays her 'Hustle' w/ New Single

Singer/songwriter Eli (formerly known as Eli Beth) released her debut single with "Careless" last November featuring Fresh & Local's own J.No...
Small Crowds Matter: Using Analytics to Build Engagement

Small Crowds Matter: Using Analytics to Build Engagement

In episode 1 of Small Crowds Matter, we spoke about the potential that artists have in terms of D-I-Y concerts and pooling resources with your p...
Small Crowds Matter (Podcast, Episode 1)

Small Crowds Matter (Podcast, Episode 1)

Fresh & Local presents our new mini-podcast, Small Crowds Matter. Hosted by J.Nolan, this show will give insight into a variety of ways that...
Stream J.Nolan's New Album 'Rise of ATLantis'

Stream J.Nolan's New Album 'Rise of ATLantis'

The Fresh & Local family is proud to finally present J.Nolan's brand new FREE album, Rise of ATLantis! This project has been in the works fo...
J.Nolan Releases Music Video for New Song - Welcome

J.Nolan Releases Music Video for New Song - Welcome

Those that have been following the Fresh & Local movement should know that we've been dropping little nuggets of information about J.Nolan's ...
Fresh & Local Blend Tape, Vol. 6 - "Elevated Music"

Fresh & Local Blend Tape, Vol. 6 - "Elevated Music"

We're back with another edition of the Fresh & Local Blend Tape, this time for volume 6 dubbed "Elevated Music" featuring some of today's hott...
James Lewis Releases New Video - Autumn

James Lewis Releases New Video - Autumn

One of our favorite rising artists from the Atlanta scene, James Lewis, has been making major waves with his 2017 album Layers. His music blends N...
Rex Novi Releases 1st Single - Rigors of Life

Rex Novi Releases 1st Single - Rigors of Life

Those that are closely associated with the Fresh & Local family should be pretty familiar with Rex Novi. Since the inception of F&L he's p...
Grass Routes Podcast - Weekly Playlist, Vol. 5 (featuring J.Nolan)

Grass Routes Podcast - Weekly Playlist, Vol. 5 (featuring J.Nolan)

For those that may not be super familiar with the Grass Routes Podcast, it's a dope show that gives insight into the music business and artists' e...