Good Sponge Sampler CD release show 3/29!

sampler2013finalIt’s official! Good Sponge Records ( is pleased to officially announce the release of the Good Sponge Sampler Vol. II, a compilation of 18 freshly-minted songs from 18 southeastern Connecticut-affiliated bands/artists (including us!)

There will be a CD release party Friday, March 29 at The Bulkeley House (111 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320, 860-444-7753) beginning at 7:00 pm, featuring many of the artists from the comp performing live. The CD release party will feature two showcases: an acoustic-leaning “dinner set” downstairs, followed by a more rocking “dessert set” upstairs. CDs and other merchandise will be available for purchase.

About the Good Sponge Sampler Vol. II:

Following up on last year’s Vol. I, the Good Sponge Sampler Vol. II offers a diverse sampling of roots rock/Americana/singer-songwriter/rock artists associated with the region. From the opening New Orleans-fueled blues of the Sue Menhart Band, to the warm country lilt of Hannah Fair, to the groovy, theremin-tinged space rock of the album’s closer by Dave Rave, the Good Sponge Sampler Vol. II offers a consistently solid musical ride throughout. The individual tracks stand on their own, but are also meant to work together as a whole. The overall listening experience is not unlike coming across your favorite FM station on the dial: you may not know all the songs or artists, but it’s all music you should enjoy listening to.

The Good Sponge Sampler Vol. II features new or current tracks from:

Sue Menhart Band
The Rivergods
Josi Davis
Chris MacKay & The Toneshifters
Hannah Fair
Carl Franklin
Amalgamated Muck
Ken Atkins & Honkytonk Kind
Matt Gouette
Lauren Agnelli
Vincent Tuckwood
Doug Woolverton & Carl Franklin
Nancy Parent
Burnouts from Outer Space
Dirt Road Radio
Black Marmot
Dave Rave

The Good Sponge Sampler Vol. II is also available for digital download NOW at