by Kevin Allman
Gambit and the Limewire Music Store are teaming up on Ear to the Ground: New Orleans, Gambit's first compilation of new music -- 19 tracks from up-and-coming Crescent City artists which will be available as a free download beginning Jan. 19. That's free as in 'free' -- no commitments, no strings. Put 'em on your iPod, burn 'em to CD, share 'em with your friends. Cover art and liner notes from Gambit writers Noah Bonaparte Pais and Alex Woodward included.
Limewire has exposed local bands to hundreds of thousands of new listeners with previous Ear to the Ground compilations from cities like Portland, Ore., Athens, Ga., and Nashville, Tenn., and we're pleased to be partnering with them on this gift to you.
The participating New Orleans artists are:
One Man Machine & The Powers That Be
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship?
The White Bitch
Big Blue Marble
Fatter Than Albert