This spring, Jason Eady released an epyonomous album via Thirty Tigers that has earned him the greatest acclaim of his career. The record, his first in more than three years, debuted at #17 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Chart and Heatseakers Chart, and peaked #15 on the Americana Radio Chart.
Jason Eady is now available for purchase via his website and iTunes.
In support of the album, Eady has added more tour dates on what has been a massive US run. Find a full list of tour dates on his website.
(Nashville, Tennessee...Press Release) - July 26, 2017 - When Kory Caudill began making plans to record his second album, he knew the focus had to be on one of his strongest passions - his home state of Kentucky and specifically the area surrounding his Prestonsburg roots. The aptly titled Song for Appalachia EP features six songs old and new and was produced by Sean Truskowski and Caudill.
"When I set out to make my new record, I knew I wanted to focus on where I'm from in Appalachia," said Kory. "For the music video to the title track, we wanted to highlight the things that make eastern Kentucky special."
Kory turned to fellow eastern Kentuckians to lend vocals on three of the cuts on Song for Appalachia. Singer/songwriter Josh Martin sings "The Way Back Home" and "Teardrop Inn," and Jerica Blair brings in a stellar rendition of "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue." Kory and the Fine Southern Gentlemen round out the collection with the rousing "Bourbon and Boogie" and the contemplative "Wish I Could Stay."
(Press Release) Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers will release “The Long-Awaited Album” on Rounder Records/Decca Records on 22nd September. “The Long-Awaited Album,” Martin's newest collaboration with the Grammy-winning North Carolina-based band the Steep Canyon Rangers, is full of stories that mix humour and melancholy, whimsy and realism, rich characters and concrete details. And lots of banjos.
That instrument – so dexterously, even acrobatically picked and strummed – is just as crucial to relating these new tales as the lyrics themselves, each chord and riff revealing new depths to Martin’s narrators and to his musical talent. Produced by Peter Asher, the new album is a collection of 14 stunning new songs including the boisterous and humorous new track “Caroline," the deeply romantic tune “All Night Long,” and the fantastical song “Santa Fe,” which showcases the lively dynamic between Martin and the Rangers.
Watch the video for "One Seed" HERE.
Virtuoso guitarist & singer-songwriter unveils beautiful new country song and video London-based American singer-songwriter Rodney Branigan returns with the release of his brand new single One Seed. The emotive, timeless song was inspired by the celebrated musician’s birthplace of Amarillo, Texas and showcases his liquid fingerpicking and heartfelt vocals.
“One Seed is the most personal and honest song I have written. ‘Where I’m from, the trees don’t grow up and down because the wind blows so, and the seedlings fly away’ was a line that I wrote in my journal in a moment of homesickness for my hometown of Amarillo” explains Rodney. “The High Plains is a place where life can be very hard. It’s unbearably hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and the wind there is famously harsh and constant. Trees don’t really grow there naturally and the ones that arrived with the settlers grow in a bent way towards the east. When I was a teenager, I couldn’t get away fast enough to start a life of my own. I travelled the world over and lived in major cities, but when asked I still say home is Amarillo. I came to realise that the hardships of that place and that life was the stuff that made me who I am, and I learned with time to be grateful.”
Legendary Country Music Artist to Perform Career Hits at the Nashville Palace on Saturday, September 2; Tickets On Sale Now at EventBright.com
Nashville, Tenn. (July 26, 2017 Press Release) — For the first time in two decades, the legendary Ricky Skaggsis returning onstage to perform a full-blown country music concert featuring the hit songs that made him a household name. On Saturday, September 2, at 7:00 PM, Skaggs will appear live at the Nashville Palace in Nashville, Tennessee where he'll plug-in and perform his tunes from the '80s.
"After playing bluegrass music for the last 20 years, I'm gonna have blast plugging in my electric guitar and singing my country hits again," says Skaggs. "Can't wait! We did a test run of the show back in June and came away from it feeling great!"
Skaggs promised the late Bill Monroe that he'd do his part to keep bluegrass alive. Since Monroe's passing in 1996, Skaggs has kept his promise, playing thousands of live bluegrass shows and releasing several albums dedicated to the genre. While he has no plans of ever quitting bluegrass music, he feels it's time to dust off the songs that made him famous.
Those in attendance can expect to hear Skaggs perform many of his chart-topping songs including "Highway 40 Blues," "Honey (Open That Door)," "Heartbroke," "Country Boy," and "Uncle Pen," among others.
Tickets to Skaggs' country show go on sale today and can be purchased by clicking HERE. Prices range from $20-$200. The Nashville Palace is located at 2611 McGavock Pike in Nashville.
For more information on Ricky Skaggs, visit rickyskaggs.com.
Fri., Aug 25th
64 E. 9th Street, Brooklyn
Showtime: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 - $25
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Press Release) — Rejoice, rock ’n’ rollers: San Francisco’s Flamin’ Groovies are returning with Fantastic Plastic, an all-new album of high-energy, pop-inflected original songs that bring together the band’s prime movers of the ’70s, singers-guitarists-songwriters Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson for the first time in 38 years.
Produced by Jordan and Joel Jaffe (who also contributes guitar) mostly at Studio D in Sausalito, Calif., and due Sept. 22, 2017 on the band’s own independent imprint Sonic Kicks Records and Severn Records (through MRI and RED Distribution), the collection features 10 fresh compositions co-written by Jordan and Wilson, plus covers of the Beau Brummels’ “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and NRBQ’s “I Want You Bad.”
The set reconvenes the driving forces of the Groovies’ storied Sire Records lineup, which cut the widely admired, warmly remembered magnum opus Shake Some Action (1976) and its follow-ups Flamin’ Groovies Now (1978) and Jumpin’ in the Night (1979), which fused the band’s ‘60s-bred rock classicism with the new-look voltage of punk rock.
Jordan and Wilson parted company in 1980, and both men went on to enduring work as keepers of the rock ’n’ roll flame — the former with the Groovies and his successor act, Magic Christian, the latter with England’s Barracudas and his own solo albums.
Singer-songwriter Eliot Bronson, who has won first-place honors at both MerleFest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and Eddie Owens Presents “Songwriter Shootout,” is gearing up for the August 25th release of his new album, James. The eight track collection, produced by Dave Cobb, offers songs that are similar to snapshots - capturing moments, yet often revealing something deeper. One such song, “The Mountain,” is a mid-tempo ballad whose grandeur delivers a powerful message, but ultimately leaves it to the listener to decipher its meaning.
"I’m taking these chains off of me
I’m gonna climb up where I can see
I’m gonna get ready for the mountain
Been carrying more than my share
Circling roads that go nowhere
I’m gonna get ready for the mountain"
Bronson says of the song's origins, "It came out of a particularly difficult year. I really don't have the stomach for the level of nonsense that the music industry often demands. There's a big part of me that wants to quit the game and go live in a Himalayan cave. It's about that longing to walk away from all the BS. I think a lot of people probably feel that way sometimes."
Led by Bronson's honest vocals and a spacious melody, "The Mountain" was a song that was fairly easy to record. Bronson notes, "We recorded this whole record "live" in the studio - everyone playing together. We probably did 5 or 6 takes and just used the best one. It was all very organic and real."
He further adds,
"I try to make art....I try not to get too caught in any fixed ideas of who I am, as and artist or otherwise. I've found that my best and most interesting works comes when I surprise myself. Sometimes when I'm writing a song I feel like it already exists somehow, and I'm just the first one who gets to hear it."
With the album release drawing near, Bronson finds himself preparing for a busy Summer and Fall saying, "I'll definitely be touring all over on this new recording, starting with the East Coast in September and October. Always writing new songs. I'm working on a TV script with another songwriter. Staying busy. Anything can happen."
TDC is proud to premiere "The Mountain," above.
James is available for pre-order HERE
For tour dates and more information visit his official website
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 25, 2017 Press Release) – Country music songstress Lorrie Morgan will join her brother, acclaimed songwriter Marty Morgan for a very special evening of music at the world famous Bluebird Café on Wednesday, August 2. Children of Grand Ole Opry® Star, George Morgan, the next generation will come together and share the heartfelt songs and stories they love the most.
The in-the-round performance will begin at 9:00pm with doors opening at 8:30. The night will also feature several special guests who will join in and celebrate the iconic music that the Morgan family have shared with the world for the past several decades.
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(Press Release) Rise Records and acclaimed singer-songwriter Dave Hause are excited to announce his upcoming fall tour dates. Beginning with an appearance at this year’s XPoNential Festival in Camden, NJ this Saturday, July 29, Hause will be touring North America with his band, The Mermaid, for numerous headline appearances as well as shows alongside Strand of Oaks, Gogol Bordello, Tiger Army, and a full month of dates with Beach Slang. A full listing of dates can be found below with more information on Hause’s official website, http://www.davehause.com.
Additionally, Hause has released the music video for “The Flinch,” taken from his latest full-length studio album, Bury Me In Philly. Starring his nephew, Judah, the clip tells the story of Hause discovering the music of The Hooters when he was eight-years-old along with the permanent impression it made on his personal life and chosen career path. The video, which also features live footage from Hause’s recent WXPN “Free At Noon” concert, can be streamed via YouTube.
Bear Family Records New 3-CD Set of The Historic 'Tribute to Woody Guthrie' Concerts Due September 22nd
(Press Release) In 1972, Columbia Records and Warner Brother Records each released separate Tribute to Woody Guthrie albums — a rare cooperative effort between rival labels that speaks to the high reverence that Woody Guthrie was held. However, those albums (as well as the subsequent cassette and CD versions) edited and intermingled tracks from the two events. Now, exactly fifty years after Guthrie’s death, Bear Family Records will present what took place on those two iconic evenings in the original, scripted order.
Bear Family’s comprehensive three-CD box setWoody Guthrie: The Tribute Concerts, due out onSeptember 22, 2017, has one 33-track disc of the 1968 Carnegie Hall event, while discs two and three contain 45 tracks from the 1970 Hollywood Bowl tribute. The three-plus hours of concert material showcases most of Guthrie’s finest songs: “So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You,” “Goin’ Down the Road,” “Oklahoma Hills,” “This Train Is Bound for Glory,” “Deportee,” and, of course, “This Land Is Your Land,” which closed both concerts. In addition to commemorating 50 years since Woody Guthrie passed away, this release marks the 50th anniversary of the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease, renamed the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, founded by Woody Guthrie’s wife, Marjorie Guthrie in September, 1967.