Americana Music Releases for the week of Oct. 20th

Here’s all the best Americana and roots-type music releases for October 20th, 2016. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go to either Amazon, CD Baby or the artist’s site for ordering or downloading.

Dori Freeman
Letters Never Read  (Blue Hens Music)

Dori Freeman’s music subtly intervenes in simplistic takes on her native region, Galax, Va., which has hosted an annual old-time fiddle gathering for more than eight decades. She values her lifelong exposure to living musical traditions, but doesn’t allow her reverence to overshadow her gift for distilling Appalachian melancholy into delicate pop ruminations. Her new album, the second she’s recorded with Teddy Thompson producing, is even more fetching in its finessing of contradictions than its predecessor. What’s striking is that Freeman’s interpretations of down-home material are deliberately spare, yet no less elegant.  She covers “Yonder Comes a Sucker,” made famous by Jim Reeves in the 1950s,into a softly swinging romp, while she brings a patient, knowing quality to the frailing banjo number “Over There,” The ease with which Freeman knits together sturdiness and sophistication is a revelation, and one that’s arrived right on time.  (edited from NPR First Listen)

 

Margo Price
All American Made  (Third Man Records)

“These songs (written both by myself and with my husband) were born while traveling America – between the highways and hotel rooms, in the crowded airports and all-night diners and occasionally, on the green grass of our Tennessee home,” states Price on her website. While Midwest Farmer’s Daughter was autobiographical, Price looks outward in several songs on his 2nd album. “Pay Gap” and “Wild Women” tackle inequality. The title track layers excerpts from Patti Smith’s recording of “Spell,” as well as speeches by Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and others

 

Also new this week…

Bob Bradshaw – American Echoes  (Fluke Records)
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn – 
Echo In The Valley (Rounder Records)
Nora Jane Struthers – Champion (independent)
Turnpike Troubadours – 
A Long Way From Your Heart   (Bossier City Records)
(Dan) Tyminski – Southern Gothic  (Mercury Nashville)

Coming out soon… Lee Ann Womack, The Deep Dark Woods, Packway Handle Band, The Wailin’ Jennys, Monocle Band, Thor Platter, Dan Reeder 

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Americana Music Releases for the week of Oct. 13th

Here’s all the best Americana and roots-type music releases for October13th, 2016. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go to either Amazon, CD Baby or the artist’s site for ordering or downloading.

Derek Hoke
Bring the Flood  (Little Hollywood Records)

Dark times call for dark songs. At least that’s how East Nashville based singer/songwriter Derek Hoke sees it. On his new album, the portentously titled Bring the Flood, Hoke dives into a sound far more ominous, threatening, and anxiously introspective than the music on his last albums would suggest. Never one to release the same record twice, this album nevertheless marks a substantial shift in Hoke’s approach away from the rootsy, singer/songwriter vein and towards a more edgy, low boil, subtle country infused rock oriented style. “It seemed like a dark cloud coming over America, watching a lot of people hurting, going through hard times, harder than ever.” He lodged those visual images into musical protagonists, flowing melodies and, with Green’s assistance, an overall conceptual world where each track feels connected to the last. That creates an austere, rugged but not stripped down landscape, both hypnotic and earthy in its atmosphere.

Also new this week…

The Barr Brothers – Queens of the Breakers  (Secret City Records)
Joshua Davis – The Way Back Home  (Soundly Music)
Kevin Fisher – Beer Me (37 Records)
Jackie Greene – The Modern Lives Vol. 1  (Blue Rose Music)
Ryan Koenig – Two Different Worlds  (Big Muddy Records)
Lydia Loveless –  Boy Crazy and Single(s)  (Bloodshot Records)
Jeffrey Martin – One Go Around (Fluff & Gravy Records)
Masontown – In This Time  (self released)
Travis Meadows – First Cigarette  (Blaster Records)
Matt Patershuk – Same As I Ever Have Been  (Black Hen Music)

Coming out soon…  Bob Bradshaw, Tyminski, Dori Freeman, Margo Price, Lee Ann Womack, The Deep Dark Woods, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Packway Handle Band, The Wailin’ jennys, Monocle Band, Thor Platter, Dan Reeder 

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Americana Music Releases for the week of Oct. 6th

Here’s all the best Americana and roots-type music releases for October 6th, 2016. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go to either Amazon, CD Baby or the artist’s site for ordering or downloading.

Gill Landry
Love Rides A Dark Horse
  (ATO Records)

Love and hate need each other for either to have meaning and I feel like it’s the same way with people. I’d like to believe love always wins coming down the stretch – it just might not be the way you envisioned it. That basically is what I wrote this album about. Since making my last record, I destroyed all the pillars of my life intentionally and by accident. I found myself wondering what the hell I was doing, and had to slowly start rebuilding. This is not a blues album, though if someone asked me what kind of music I write, I’d like to say blues. Blues singing is an exorcism of the blues itself, and that’s how I relate to what I write. This album for me is an attempt to shine a light on my various traps and sorrows as well as explore their emotional depths. (from Gill’s bio)

Whitney Rose
Rule 62
(Six Shooter Records)

Whitney Rose named her new record Rule 62. For those not in the know, Rule 62 stands for the aphorism: “don’t take yourself too damn seriously”. That wryly fits the contents of Rose’s material. She sings about extremes. Whether the topic is truck driving or funerals, making the first move or getting divorced, being scared or feeling passionate, Rose delivers the lines straight with a twist. There’s a thin line between telling a compelling, detailed story and being absurd. The key, Rose acknowledges, it to have it both ways. Rose penned nine of the 11 tracks and sings them from the heart, even with a lump in her throat, but with her tongue often in her cheek. This is pure country music, Texas-style, meant for the state’s distinctive dance floors, nightclubs, dive bars, and open-air venues.  (edited from Pop Matters review)

Also new this week…

Bill Carter – Bill Carter  (Forty Below Records)
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards – California Calling
(Compass Records)
Ren Geisick – Ren, Love Song (independent)
Thomm Jutz – Crazy If You Let It  (Mountain Fever Records)
JD McPherson – Undivided Heart & Soul  (New West Records)
Jim Page – A Hand Full of Songs  (independent)
Silver Torches –  Let It Be a Dream  (independent)
The White Buffalo – Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights  (Unison Music Group)
The Roseline – Blood  (King Forward Records)

Coming out soon… Derek Hoke, Matt Patershuk, Jackie Greene, Joshua Davis, Bob Bradshaw, Ryan Koenig, Masontown, Tyminski, Dori Freeman, Margo Price, Lee Ann Womack, The Deep Dark Woods, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, The Wailin’ Jennys, Packway Handle Band, Monocle Band, Thor Platter, Dan Reeder 

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Americana Music Releases for the week of Sept. 29th

Here’s all the best Americana and roots-type music releases for September 29th, 2016. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go to either Amazon, CD Baby or the artist’s site for ordering or downloading.

Lucinda Williams
This Sweet Old World  (Highway 20 Records)

Lucinda Williams had a one-word response when her husband and manager Tom Overby suggested that she re-record her 1992 album Sweet Old World: “Really?” Although Williams has consistently performed a few songs from the album over the years in concert, including the title track and “Pineola,” she felt that she had outgrown most of the others and was reluctant to revisit it. That was until she listened to the songs with fresh ears.”After we got in the recording studio and we got going, I got really pumped up about it,” says Williams, who re-recorded the album in 10 days with her touring and studio band – guitarist Stuart Mathis, bassist David Sutton and drummer Butch Norton – and longtime friend and collaborator, legendary steel-guitar player Greg Leisz, who actually participated in the early sessions for the original LP.  (edited from Rolling Stone)

 

Also new this week…

Flatt Lonesome – Silence In These Walls  (Mountain Home Music Company)
Lazer Lloyd – Freedom’s Child  (Lots of Love Records)
Sarah Lou Richards – 
Someone Who Gets Me  (independent)
Ana Tivel – Small Believer (Fluff and Gravy Records)
Fred Wickham – Mariosa Delta  (Thirty Days Records)

Coming out soon… Bob Bradshaw, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Gill Landry, Ryan Koenig, Whitney Rose, Thomm Jutz, Masontown, Tyminski, The Roseline, Derek Hoke, Dori Freeman, Margo Price, Lee Ann Womack, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, The Deep Dark Woods, Packway Handle Band,The White Buffalo, Monocle Band, Thor Platter 

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Americana Music Releases for the week of Sept. 22nd

Here’s all the best Americana and roots-type music releases for September 22nd, 2016. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go to either Amazon, CD Baby or the artist’s site for ordering or downloading.


Chris Hillman
Bidin’ My Time
 (New Rounder Records)

This is the ex-Byrd, ex-Burrito’s first solo effort in more than ten years, Hillman appears out front in concept and art. True to form, however, is the album’s all-star composition, in which multiple rock and roots titans come together to support this Americana pioneer. Those names include Roger McGuinn and David Crosby, Herb Pedersen of the Desert Rose Band, and Tom Petty, who produced the record. Bidin’ My Time respectfully covers the many genre forays of Hillman’s career, as well as notable influences.The album finds this affable team player demonstrating that he deserves to be known to more than just the crate diggers. Hillman’s talent remains at high levels, even as he still lacks the widespread credit he so rightly deserves.  (edited from Pop Matters review)

Eilen Jewell
Down Hearted Blues  (Signature Sounds Recordings)

“We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” says Jewell, “For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word ‘early’ in front of it.” For her new album, she and her husband and drummer Jason Beek unearthed 12 vintage gems written or made famous by an array of artists both renowned and obscure, from Willie Dixon and Memphis Minnie to Charles Sheffield and Betty James. Then, like expert stonecutters, they chiseled them into exciting new shapes and forms, honoring history while breathing new life into each discovery.

Jon Langford
Four Lost Souls
 (Bloodshot Records)

Recorded in Muscle Shoals with famed producer Norbert Putnam and legends of the illustrious Muscle Shoals musical history, Four Lost Souls is pure Americana, not just because of where it was recorded or who played on what track, but because it is beyond the news of the day. It is a travelogue of sorts; it goes to a place where the differences between country, soul, blues, and rock-and-roll are blown aside by the warm languid breezes. (from Bloodshot)

Also new this week…

Kris Delmhorst – The Wild  (Blue Blade Records)
Max Gomez – Me & Joe (Brigadoon Records)

Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah Anyhow  
(Merge Records)
Christian Lopez – Red Arrow (Blaster Records)
Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers – “The Long-Awaited Album”  (Rounder Records)
Van Morrison – 
Roll With The Punches  (Caroline International)
Josh Ritter – Gathering (Pytheas Recordings)
Leon Russell – 
On a Distant Shore  (Palmetto Records)
Stephen Stills & Judy Collins – 
Everybody Knows  (Wildflower Records)
Billy Strings – Turmoil & Tinfoil  (Apostol Recording Company)
Various Artists – 
Swampland Jewels  (Yep Roc Records)
Various Artists –  
Woody Guthrie: The Tribute Concerts (Bear Family Records)

Coming out soon… Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack, Bob Bradshaw, Sarah Lou Richards, Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Gill Landry, Ryan Koenig, Whitney Rose, Thomm Jutz, Masontown, Tyminski, The Roseline, Derek Hoke, Dori Freeman, Margo Price, The Deep Dark Woods, Packway Handle Band,The White Buffalo, Thor Platter 

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Americana Music Releases for the week of Sept. 15th

Here’s all the best Americana and roots-type music releases for September 15th, 2016. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go to either Amazon, CD Baby or the artist’s site for ordering or downloading.

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Contraband Love (Red House Records)

The opening track to album number two from Americana husband/wife duo Campbell and Williams is “The Other Side of Pain.” It’s an angry and gripping middle finger from a jilted partner to their ex. While the following tracks aren’t quite as vitriolic, there’s no doubt that Campbell, composer or co-writer for all but three songs, has tapped into altogether darker scenarios for this set. Both singers have versatile voices with Campbell’s natural gruffness a nice yin to his wife’s more powerful croon. But when Williams locks into a Linda Ronstadt vibe on the bittersweet, melancholy, roots pop “Save Me from Myself,” it’s clear she’s the vocal powerhouse of the two. On Contraband Love, Williams and Campbell reaffirm what anyone who has experienced them live can attest to; that this couple has tapped into the dusky spirit of Americana in all of its forms (folk, blues, rock and roll, gospel etc.) and created a unique sound inspired by the past, that is spirited, stirring and timeless. (edited from American Songwriter)

Radney Foster
For You to See the Stars
 (Devil’s River Records)

For You To See The Stars is a project comprised of two parts – a book and a CD. The book is a collection of short stories published by Working Title Farm. Though the stories are fiction, they are informed by Foster’s upbringing on the Mexican border in Del Rio, TX. While it’s evident that Texas has always been an inspiration for his music, in For You To See The Stars, Foster explores various landscapes, both physical and emotional, from the story of a retired spy in New Orleans, to the tale of a Dallas lawyer wandering the Rocky Mountains in search of redemption, to a post apocalyptic parable of a world in endless war. For You To See The Stars is Foster at his classic storytelling best, both as a seasoned singer/songwriter and a soulful writer of prose. Although both components stand alone as separate pieces of art– they are meant to be enjoyed together for a reason. When coupled, the book and CD give fans a deeper insight into the subconscious of Foster’s storytelling. Journalist Peter Cooper puts it best, “Radney Foster writes with uncommon depth of emotion, humor, empathy, and clarity. I’m going to ask him how he does it, and if he tells me I’ll let you in on his secret. Until then, it’s best that we read, wonder, and revel.”

Also new this week…

The Paula Boggs Band – Elixir – The Soulgrass Sessions  (Boggs Media LLC)
Bruce Cockburn – Bone On Bone (True North Records)
Deer Tick – Deer Tick, Vol. 1, Deer Tick, Vol. 2   (Partisan Records)
Flatland Tourists – Carry Me Home  (Little King Records)
Dennis Johnson & The Mississippi Ramblers – Rhythmland (Root Tone Records)
The Lil’ Smokies – Changing Shades  (independent)
The Texas Gentlemen – TX Jelly (New West Records)
Willie Watson – Folksinger Vol. 2  (Acony Records)
Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack – Two (Hwy 11 Records)
Hank Williams III – Greatest Hits  (Curb Records)
Lizz Wright – Grace (Concord Records)
Rusty Young – Waitin’ for the Sun  (Blue Élan Records)

Coming out soon… Chris Hillman, Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Max Gomez, Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Jon Langford, Hiss Golden Messenger, Van Morrison, Eilen Jewell, Bruce Cockburn, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack, Bob Bradshaw, Sarah Lou Richards, Ryan Koenig, Thomm Jutz, Masontown, The Roseline, Dori Freeman, The White Buffalo, Thor Platter 

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Bill Frater

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Americana Music Releases for the week of Sept. 8th

Here’s all the best Americana and roots-type music releases for September 8th, 2016. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go to either Amazon, CD Baby or the artist’s site for ordering or downloading.

Mark Olson
Spokeswoman of the Bright Sun  (Glitterhouse Records)

”Our album was recorded during a Joshua Tree summer basically inside our cabin/home but sometimes outside on the porch“, says Mark “it was warm and I was making a lot of strange ice teas, brewing recipes that came from an herb book I had bought at the local thrift store. We went right from writing, to rehearsal to recording in the May, June and July time period and I think that is the secret to making a unique album, keeping the momentum of the writing and part learning of the song as you move towards to final takes. Recorded with Ingunn Ringvold,Mark’s wife and musical partner in life and music.

Neil Young
Hitchhiker  (Reprise Records)

Originally recorded in 1976 with producer David Briggs but never released, the acoustic album from the Canadian singer-songwriter features two unreleased songs as well as early versions of songs that appeared in later albums. “For fans of Neil Young in the ’70s–his pretty undeniable peak–this one is fantastic. Beyond that, it could easily serve as an introduction to a generation that hasn’t heard his music.” (The A.V. Club)

Also new this week…

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood  (Rounder Records)
Benyaro – One Step Ahead of Your Past
  (Mohinga Music)
Tom Irwin –
All That Love (Clyded Records)
Ali Handal – That’s What She Said (Red Parlor Records)
Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton – Wildflower Blues  (Cinquefoil Records)
The McCrary Sisters – Live (Soundly Music)
Charlie Parr – Dog (Red House Records)
David Ramirez – We’re Not Going Anywhere (Sweetworld Records)
Tom Russell – Folk Hotel (Frontera Records)
Cale Tyson – Careless Love  (At Last Records)
Van William – 
The Revolution EP  (Fantasy Records)

 

Coming out soon… Chris Hillman, Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Willie Watson, Jake Bugg, Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Rusty Young, Jon Langford, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Radney Foster, Hiss Golden Messenger, Van Morrison, Eilen Jewell, Bruce Cockburn, Lucinda Williams, Flatt Lonesome, Lee Ann Womack, Sarah Lou Richards, Thomm Jutz, Whitney Rose, Masontown, The Roseline, Dori Freeman, The White Buffalo, Margo Price 

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Bill Frater


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Americana Music Releases for the week of Sept. 1st

Here’s all the best Americana and roots-type music releases for September 1st, 2016. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go to either Amazon, CD Baby or the artist’s site for ordering or downloading.

Jack Tempchin
Peaceful Easy Feeling : The Songs of Jack Tempchin 
(Blue Elan Records)

As a solo artist, Tempchin has recorded twelve albums over the years. This is a poignant tribute to his fabled friendship with his “musical brother,” Glenn Frey, and features Jack’s own renditions ten of their songs, performed solo and with guest vocalists Rita Coolidge, Janiva Magness, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. “This album,” wrote Jack in the liner notes, “is dedicated to my great friend of 46 years, Glenn Frey. Glenn and I always had a fabulous time writing songs together. We would talk about our lives and laugh. He was the funniest person I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. It was my great good fortune that my buddy happened to be one of the best songwriters of all time. Goodbye my friend and musical brother. Thanks for all the wonderful times.” Raised in San Diego, Jack became one of America’s most prolific and widely-covered songwriters, crafting classics for himself as a solo artist and band member (as part of the legendary Funky Kings) as well as for a host of other artists, including George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits, Glen Campbell, Jackson Browne, Dwight Yoakam, Linda Ronstadt, Tanya Tucker, and many more. His most famous non-Eagles hit, first recorded by the Kings, was “Swaying To The Music (Slow Dancing),” a giant hit for Johnny Rivers, and now a modern standard.

Various Artists
The Rhinestone Hillbilly: A Tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens  (WV Music Hall Of Fame)

Country and bluegrass hero Little Jimmy Dickens was a true American icon, but he was a West Virginian first. So when the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame contacted other WVHOF inductees and noted Mountain State musicians about recording a tribute to the “little but proud” hillbilly hero, they enthusiastically joined the project. Artists include Tim O’Brien, John Lilly, Kathy Mattea, Larry Groce, Charlie McCoy, Russ Hicks and more.

Also new this week…

Jonny Lang – Signs (Concord Records)
Joan Osborne – Songs of Bob Dylan  (Womanly Hips Records)
Blake Berglund – Realms  (Oceanman Records)
Jordyn Pepper – Mountain Rain  (Howlin’ Dog Records)
Hayley Thompson-King – Psychotic Melancholia  (Hard To Kill Records)
Walter Trout – We’re All In This Together  (Provogue Records)

 

Coming out soon… David Ramirez, Ali Handal, Chris Hillman, Tom Russell, Neil Young, Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Mark Olson, Tom Irwin, Gregg Allman, Willie Watson, Cale Tyson, Jake Bugg, Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Rusty Young, Jon Langford, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams,  Radney Foster, Charlie Parr, Hiss Golden Messenger, Van Morrison, Eilen Jewell, Bruce Cockburn, Lucinda Williams, Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton, Lee Ann Womack, Sarah Lou Richards, Thomm Jutz, Masontown, The Roseline, Dori Freeman, The White Buffalo 

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Bill Frater

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Americana Music Releases for the week of Aug. 25th

Here’s all the best Americana and roots-type music releases for August 25th, 2016. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go to either Amazon, CD Baby or the artist’s site for ordering or downloading.

 

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real  (Fantasy Records)

Few bands come with the pre-approval of not only Willie Nelson, but Neil Young. The former is somewhat of a given since Lukas is Willie’s son, but the association with Young is far more significant. Since Promise of the Real had a history of meshing rock, blues, soul, folk and country, the Young connection just molded those genres into a mix that’s raw and authentic. While there are other examples of how effectively P.O.T.R. works in the longer formant — specifically the Little Feat-influenced “Find Yourself” and lovely, languid ballad “Forget About Georgia,” both over six minutes — the tunes typically stick around the three minute mark. They also occasionally reflect the storytelling traits of some of his dad’s Texas peers such as Joe Ely and Guy Clark, especially on “Runnin’ Shine,” the tale of a moonshiner who is “doing fine, running ‘shine,” over languid pedal steel and banjo. Ultimately, Lukas is carrying on Willie’s tradition, pushing the outlaw boundaries his famous father established in the ’70s and proving that the musical apple truly does not fall far from the tree.


The Sweetback Sisters
King of Killing Time
 (Signature Sounds Recordings)

Technically speaking, The Sweetback Sisters come from Brooklyn, but philosophically, they hail from a parallel universe, an alternate timeline in which honky-tonk became the dominant sound in modern country music. On their new album, the Sisters push their timely take on country’s golden age into more adventurous territory than ever before, with airtight harmonies, blazing leads, charging rhythms, and playful lyrics. Centered around the charismatic vocal interplay of Emily Miller and Zara Bode, the record’s ten tracks are a mix of infectious originals and unexpected interpretations of everything from George Jones to Gram Parsons. Hints of jazz and ragtime flesh out the group’s unique brand of Americana, as Miller, Bode, and their remarkably versatile band conjure up a singular blend of heart, humor, and virtuosic musicianship.

Also new this week…

Hannah Aldridge – Gold Rush (independent)
Blank Range – Marooned with the Treasure  
(Sturdy Girls Records)
Eliot Bronson – James  (Rock Ridge Music) 
EmiSunshine – Ragged Dreams
  (Little Blackbird Records)
Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light – Nothing to Escape (independent)
Lilly Hiatt – Trinity Lane  (New West Records)
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Life Is A Story  (Mountain Home Music Company)

Karen & the Sorrows – 
The Narrow Place  (independent)
My Politic – 12 Kinds of Lost
(independent)
John Prine – John Prine September ’78  (Oh Boy Records)
Wild Ponies – Galax  (Gearbox Records)

Coming out soon… Chris Hillman, Tom Russell, Neil Young, Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Mark Olson, Hayley Thompson-King, Tom Irwin, Gregg Allman, Willie Watson, Jonny Lang, Cale Tyson, David Ramirez, Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Rusty Young, Jon Langford, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams,  Radney Foster, Charlie Parr, Eilen Jewell, Walter Trout, Bruce Cockburn, Lucinda Williams, Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton, Lee Ann Womack, Sarah Lou Richards, Masontown, The Roseline, Dori Freeman 

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Bill Frater

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Americana Music Releases for the week of Aug. 18th

Here’s all the best Americana and roots-type music releases for August 18th, 2016. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go to either Amazon, CD Baby or the artist’s site for ordering or downloading.

The Jerry Douglas Band
What If  (Rounder Records)

Jerry Douglas, the master of the dobro and Grammy award winner who has played on over 2,000 separate recordings, presents a new album with a unique sound and a brand-new outfit of musicians, hand-picked by Douglas himself. Douglas decisively merges jazz inclinations with the bluegrass, country, blues, swing , rock, and soul he’s spent his life absorbing and performing, forging a sound that flies beyond the boundaries of anything he – or anyone else – has done before. From the up-tempo combination of what Douglas calls ‘bebop jazz and caveman jazz’ on ‘Cavebop’ to the symphonically sweeping title track, What If delves into areas unexplored by any other musician, much less by Dobro! The album also includes a funky, soulful take on Tom Waits’ “2:19” and a blistering bluegrass-meets-jam-band reinvention of the classic “Hey Joe.”

 

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer
Not Dark Yet (Silver Cross Records)

The best relationships between singers are symbiotic yet mystical. They bear the demands of the song and revolve around what it needs without discussion. Sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer share that kind of transcendent musical bond. It’s as deep, haunting, knowing, and beautiful as the Alabama woods they once called home. Both sang as soon as they could form words, but music is the only language they have ever needed to communicate with and understand each other. Not Dark Yet, offers a glimpse into that understanding for the first time and finally, after years of trying to get it made, at the right time. Produced by Teddy Thompson, the album provides a look at their individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, to Jessie Colter. (from Allison’s site)

Also new this week…

The Accidentals – Odyssey (Sony Music Entertainment)
Eric Brace, Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz – Profiles in Courage, Frailty, and Discomfort  (Red Beet Records)
Dale Ann Bradley – Dale Ann Bradley  (Pinecastle Records)
Brandy Clark – Live From Los Angeles (Warner Bros. Records)
Robert Cline Jr. – American Mojo (independent)
Eli Cook – High-Dollar Gospel  (C.R. 8 Records)
Steve Howell & Jason Weinheimer – A Hundred Years From Today (Out Of The Past Records)
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Tell The Devil I’m Gettin’ There As Fast As I Can  (Bordello Records)
Kacy & Clayton – The Siren’s Song  (New West Records)
Todd Pate – Tangled Memories  (independent)
Kashena Sampson – Wild Heart  (New Moon Records)
Rick Shea & The Losin’ End – The Town Where I Live (Tres Pescadres Records)
Chelsea Williams – Boomerang  (Blue Elan Records)
The Yawpers – Boy in a Well  (Bloodshot Records)

Coming out soon… Ben Sollee, Wild Ponies, Lilly Hiatt, The Sweetback Sisters, Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light, EmiSunshine, Chris Hillman, Eliot Bronson, Karen & the Sorrows, My Politic, Tom Russell, Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Gregg Allman, Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Jon Langford, Radney Foster, Walter Trout, Charlie Parr, Eilen Jewell, Walter Trout, Bruce Cockburn, Lucinda Williams, Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton, Lee Ann Womack 

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Bill Frater

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