Two new music releases today that local folks need to know about today: The new Fashawn collabo album with Murs, and a collection of country/folks songs inspired by the San Joaquin Valley.
Fashawn & Murs
Fresno-bred rapper Fashawn’s “This Generation,” a collaboration album with Murs, sees its official release. Fash and Murs are popular in rap’s underground — but they’re not the only hip-hop heft on “This Generation.” It’s produced by Beatnick & K-Salaam and released by Duck Down Records.
It’s available via iTunes and other major digital music outlets. The duo is also having a meet-and-greet Thursday at FYE, 200 W. Shaw Ave. in Clovis. It starts at 6 p.m. Get a taste of the album, including the video for “Slash Gordan,” after the jump.
Dreams of the San Joaquin
“Dreams of the San Joaquin” is a collection of country and folk songs that finds its inspiration in the San Joaquin Valley. It’s headed by singer/songwriter Randy Sharp, a Grammy winner with Visalia roots, and also includes music from Sharp’s frequent collabator Jack Wesley Routh as well as Sharon Bays (Sharp’s wife) and Maia Sharp (his daughter).
The album is out today from Blix Street Records, an independent label out of Washington State. It’s available at music retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Best Buy. Have a listen below.