SHEL - Stained (Music Video)

MusicLoad.Com presents SHEL and their band Stained

Four fabulously talented sisters named Sarah (violin), Hannah (keyboards and squeezebox), Eva (Mandolin) and Liza (Drums) make up the group known as SHEL. They all write, arrange sing and play with exceptional skill with amazing vocal harmonies that are very real without special effects or auto tuning. Their studio recordings sound much like their un-lipsynced live performances, because these girls are not manufactured or polished by producers. In my opinion, the producers the band has worked with have done little more than press the record button, which is all the band needs. They are organic, pure and real.

The girls grew up in a music family. Their father towed them along to his own gigs when they were all young. They grew up listening to a very diverse selection of music. They have so many influences including rock bands such as Jethro Tull and in this song in particular, there is a little Led Zeppelin influence. Stained reminds me of Led Zep's song titled The Battle of Evermore, which SHEL separately did a nice cover of as well. Enjoy!

SHEL wrote this about their self produced/directed video: "On what felt like the coldest day of winter, we shot this video along the Harpeth River in Franklin, TN. We've been told this trail is part of the original Natchez Trace, which is why the road is worn far below the tree roots. This same area was a camp site during the The Battle of Franklin - the bloodiest battle of Civil War and it's near an ancient Native American village now called "Old Town" that dates back to the year that's some history!"

SHEL - Stained

Connect direct with SHEL at SHELmusic.Com, Facebook.Com/ILoveSHELMusic, and

Hear more SHEL tracks from previous posts on MusicLoad

Susan Calloway

MusicLoad presents Susan Calloway

Here is an artist with who delivers that "it" thing. She is a classically trained pianist with a strong voice and songwriting skills. This is Susan Calloway with her song Chasin' The Sun. In one take she lays down this raw track with pure passion, showing how much of the real deal she is. Enjoy!

Susan Calloway - Chasin' The Sun

Connect direct with Susan Calloway at SusanCalloway.Com

William Michael John Carroll & Friends

Stumbled upon the music of a talented all around artist in photography, illustrations & visual arts, poetry and music. On the music side, William Michael John Carroll has a blog featuring multiple music projects he is and/or has been involved in featuring numerous free downloads of tasty alternative edgy surf punk funk that defies pigeonholing into any particular genre.  Visitors to William's music archive blog at could easily download enough interesting (and free!) music to keep one tied up for several days. Enjoy!

Trixie Whitley - Need Your Love

MusicLoad.Com Presents Trixie Whitley
Trixie Whitley - Photo by Anton Coene
Trixie Whitley has been featured on MusicLoad 10 times, and this is the third time we are featuring different tasty takes of her song titled Need Your Love. Call me biased, I can't help but love this girl's music. (Her song Breathe You In My Dreams is the MusicTelevision.Com Song of the Year for 2013)  And, she's cool... really really cool. Every time she plays live, she cops a slightly differently feel & groove and it always is great to listen to, no matter what. Enjoy!

Trixie Whitley - Need Your Love (Live on DWDD Sessie/De Wereld Draait Door)

Trixie Whitley - Need Your Love (Live on One Take at the Liberty Room in NYC; Thomas Bartlett on Wurlitzer. One-Takes are live performances by artists you know, should know, or will know.)

Watch the official music video for Need Your Love directed by Anton Coene at:

And one more different tasty live take of Need Your Love recorded at Studio Brussel:

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The latest from Jocelyn Ellis

MusicLoad.Com presents Jocelyn Ellis

Back on Thanksgiving in November 2012, MusicLoad posted "Who is Jocelyn Ellis?" - The videos featured in that post are worth watching to catch a glimpse and earful of Ms. Ellis and the sweet soulful side of her voice.

Today, we revisit where she has gone since that time, with the official video to the opening track of her latest record titled Life of a Hologram, which seems to be going in a electronic and pop direction direction.

jocElyn ellis - System Distortion

Shadow ReWinD - Say So

MusicLoad.Com presents Shadow Rewind

A tastefully ethereal emo song with a well done self produced video by Shadow ReWinD, a US based indie act worthy of attention. Enjoy!

Shadow ReWinD - Say So

SHEL - Lost At Sea (Music Video vs. A Live Take)

MusicLoad.Com presents SHEL
SHEL is Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza
This is one of the most fantastic organic unmanufactured groups anywhere. SHEL is a group of four sisters named Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza. The first video below is one of their most recent music videos. Their songwriting, music arrangements, individual musicianship, sweet vocals and harmonies are the real deal!

SHEL - Lost at Sea

To illustrate how organic and unmanufactured SHEL really truely is, here is the same song again, performed live (in one take) on Second Story Garage with no special effects or overdubs. Bravo! :)

Connect direct with SHEL at SHELmusic.Com, Facebook.Com/ILoveSHELMusic, and

Below are previous posts featuring more tasty songs and music videos from SHEL

David Crosby to release "Croz"

MusicLoad.Com presents David Crosby "Croz"

MusicLoad is generally focused on the great unknown artists, bands and songwriters who are way to far under the radar. But every once in a while there is a great established artist or group that I feel compelled to give a plug to. The legendary David Crosby is one such artist who deserves a big round of applause because he is always willing to use his status and power to say something and speak truth to power. He is outspoken politically and is always willing to get up and take what might at first be an unpopular stand. For that reason alone, David Crosby will always be welcome here.

David Crosby will release "Croz," his first solo album of studio material in 20 years, on January 28. Pre-Order your Copy Today.

Below is a full song featuring Mark Knopfler titled What's Broken from Croz

Connect direct with David Crosby at DavidCrosby.Com