Here’s all of the Americana and roots-type music releases for the week of October 14th, 2014. Click the artist or album links to find out more. The artist’s names link to their websites and the CD title links go either Amazon, CD Baby or the artist’s site for ordering or downloading.
You Can’t Outrun The Radio (Waterbug)
You Can’t Outrun The Radio was born one night on the sidewalk outside a club in Montreal. “That was the first time I sang with Alexa Dirks and Andrina Turenne, the ladies from the group Chic Gamine. I left the bar at 5am, with a handful of songs in my mind that I knew I’d record with them someday, states Byrd. “I just had to write the rest of the album.” It took two years to put the session together. Byrd tells stories well, from Rockabilly to classic country to hard core ‘Harry Smith’ Americana.
American Middle Class (Slate Creek)
Angaleena Presley is modern day coal miner’s daughter…from Beauty, Kentucky, she’s a direct descendant of the original feuding McCoys, a one-time single mother, a former cashier at both Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie. Perhaps best known as a member of Pistol Annies (with Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe), Presley says she “doesn’t know how to not tell the truth.” (from her bio)
The Little Prayers Trilogy (Trainwreck)
The New York Times says, “Chip Taylor is making some of the most distinctive acoustic music around these days.”Taylor returns with his largest and most unique collection of songs yet, the 3-album set, The Little Prayers Trilogy. These songs, written over several years, might have found themselves wandering and homeless but have found a place they belong as part of Little Prayers. The final disc, which gives the whole collection its name, Little Prayers, is an intimate recording destined for late night listening. Featuring mostly Taylor alone, with some help from co-producer Goran Grini, these songs pack a heavy punch and demand your attention.
An Americana Christmas (New West)
This compilation compiles previously released holiday material from Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, The Band, John Prine, Dwight Yoakam with six brand new recordings from Buddy Miller, Rodney Crowell, Nikki Lane and Luther Dickinson. Robert Ellis adds a moderm rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Pretty Paper” and Memphis songstress Valerie June puts her rollicking spin on the season staple, “Winter Wonderland.”
Also new this week…
MAGGIE BJORKLUND – Shaken (Bloodshot)
THE DIRTY RIVER BOYS – The Dirty River Boys (DRB Music/Thirty Tigers)
FRAZEY FORD – Indian Ocean (Nettwerk)
SALLIE FORD - Slap Back (Vanguard)
JENNIFER KNAPP – Set Me Free (Righteous Babe)
RAUL MALO – Around the World (UMe)
NEW AMERICAN FARMERS – The Farmacology Sessions (Big Barncat)
WINTERPILLS – Echolalia (Signature Sounds)
Coming out soon… MATHEW RYAN, KELLY PARDEKOOPER, NQ ARBUCKLE, ELLIOT BROOD, THE STRAY BIRDS, RORY BLOCK, JERRY LEE LEWIS, NEIL YOUNG …