(180 gr. schwarzes Vinyl im Standard-Cover mit DL-Card) John Oates, eine Häflte der der legendären Hall & Oates, legt eine Americana-Platte vor. Klassischer Delta & Country Blues und Ragtime, dazu neue Stücke von Oates, die sich nahtlos einfügen.nnJohn Oates, eine Häflte der der legendären Hall & Oates, machte endlich die Platte, die er immer machen wollte. Arkansas ist eine Americana-Platte. Von seinem neuen Heim in Nashville, Tennesse aus tauchte er eine Dekade lang tief in die Geschichte der Roots-Musik. Es gibt Interpretationen von Emmett Millers Anytime von 1924 oder den Jimmie Rodgers Tune Miss the Mississippi and You von 1932. Traditional Delta, Country Blues und Ragtime huldigen Mississippi John Hurt und Blind Blake. Dazu kommen neue Stücke von Oates, die sich nahtlos einfügen. The sonic glue that holds the project together is called The Good Road Band. The impressive lineup consists of legendary mandolin players Sam Bush, pedal steel innovator Russ Pahl, world famous electric guitar picker Guthrie Trapp, bass veteran Steve Mackey, cello virtuoso Nat Smith, and the groove of percussionist Josh Day. Combine that ensemble with Oates' warm and personal storytelling, and you have a one-of-a-kind experience that is authentic and unforgettable. The project originally began as a tribute to Oates' idol, Mississippi John Hurt . It evolved organically, during a series of Nashville recording sessions, into a unique, retrospective collection drawing from a wide range of Oates' musical influences. Asked about the style and sound of Arkansas, he say's , It's like Dixieland dipped in bluegrass and salted with Delta blues. The title track is propelled by a driving production that frames evocative images of the mist rising off the mighty Mississippi River and the expansiveness of the cotton fields in America's heartland. With the essence of roots music at its core, vintage and modern recording techniques are woven throughout the album. With this incredible band, Oates shines a light on popular songs from America's past long before the birth of rock 'n' roll. TRACKS: 1. Anytime 2. Arkansas 3. My Creole Belle 4. Pallet Soft and Low 5. Miss the Mississippi and You 6. Stack O Lee 7. That'll Never Happen No More 8. Dig Back Deep 9. Lord Send Me 10. Spike Driver Blues
"Imaginary Man" ist das Europa-Debüt des jungen Songschreibers aus Nashville, Tennessee, der in seiner Heimat bereits mit dem Vorgängeralbum "Feathers & FishHooks" (2012) jede Menge Kritikerlob einheimste und mit Bands wie The Head And The Heart und Shakey Graves auf Tour ging. Rayland Baxters Songs sind kleine Geschichten aus dem Leben im klassischen Singer/Songwriter-Stil, vertont mit typischen Folk- & Americana-Instrumenten, in der Tradition von Storyteller-Größen wie Bob Dylan und Bruce Springsteen. Rayland Baxter ist übrigens der Sohn von Bucky Baxter, einem berühmten Pedal Steel-Gitarristen, der bereits für Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, Steve Earle und REM spielte.
Joey Wright is a Juno-nominated songwriter, composer and performer from Toronto.nnJoey Wright is a Juno-nominated songwriter, composer and performer from Toronto. Joey is well known for his lyrical and inspired guitar and mandolin playing. He is also highly regarded for his compositions and songwriting. Joey was one of the leading lights in the explosive bluegrass, old time and traditional country scene in Toronto in the late 90 s. Joey joined Jenny Whiteley s band in 1999, and their first two albums (Jenny Whiteley & Hopetown) both won Juno awards for Best Roots Traditional Album. In 2005 Joey joined Sarah Harmer s band to record the album I m A Mountain which earned him a gold record. In 2007 Joey collaborated with Jesse Zubot, Steve Dawson, Dan Whiteley and Joe Phillips to create his own album, Jalopy. Jalopy received a Juno nomination for Best Instrumental Album. Joey s record Hatch was released in 2010 to critical acclaim and features his songwriting, production and arrangements. ...subtly sweet melodies and the stellar instrumental work of Wright and his accomplices... a dreamy, psychedelic folk vibe permeates. Exclaim Magazine. As the eagerly anticipated follow up to Hatch, 2017 s Country, Music takes us further down the road on Joey Wright s musical journey. The album explores new sounds combining pedal steel, beautiful brass, and angelic harmonies with creative textures, focused writing and inventive composition. Country, Music is a meeting of the minds of some of folk and pop s most respected musicians, including: Amy Millan and members of Montreal s Stars, Evening Hymns, Christine Bougie , Aaron Comeau and Jenny Whiteley. TRACKS: Black Hole Eyes Looking Out Meteor Interlude Nostalgia True Love Ways Our Love Moved Out To The Country Faded Love Country Music Time Stands Still Interlude 2 Jodi
Aufgenommenund produziert in Nashville von Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams), mit Gastmusikern von den Hard Working Americans und Son Volt.nnAufgenommenund produziert in Nashville von Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams), mit Gastmusikern von den Hard Working Americans und Son Volt. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams) the album features ten brand new Kami Thompson and James Walbourne original songs that showcase their trademark harmonies and vocal prowess. The Rails 2014 debut album Fair Warning , produced by Edwyn Collins, had critics gushing. It was chosen as Mojo s best folk album that year and the band went on to be presented the Horizon Award for Best New Act at Radio Two s prestigious Folk Awards in 2015. The new album lives up to expectations as we hear The Rails adopt a slightly harder edged sound that incorporate elements of folk, 60's pop, psychedelia and soul with a distinctive British flavour. James is one of the country s finest guitarists and full time member of the Pretenders, he also plays with both Ray Davies and the Pogues. Kami is folk rock royalty, daughter of Richard and Linda Thomson, sister to Teddy. The couple began working together in 2011 and married the following year. Other People was recorded at Room & Board Studios in Nashville and features James on guitars and keyboards, drummer Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), bassist Jim Boquist (Son Volt) and Eric Heywood (Ray Lamontagne) on pedal steel. TRACKS: 1. The Cally 2. Late Surrender 3. Other People 4. Drowned In Blue 5. Hanging On 6. Dark Times 7. Shame 8. Leaving The Land 9. Brick And Mortar 10. Mansion Of Happiness
Christa Couture's Long Time Leaving is celebration of ordinary heartache Criminally under-rated - The Georgia StraightnnFor most musicians, the break-up album is the quintessential songwriter cliché - bringing with it the burden to eek out some kind of originality from an oversubscribed muse. But for award-winning indie artist Christa Couture -- whose first three albums reflected on her teenage battle with cancer, the loss of her left leg to the disease, and the deaths of both of her young children under separate circumstances -- the opportunity to write songs about such ordinary heartache seemed like a welcome reprieve. On the Steve Dawson-produced Long Time Leaving, Christa offers a truly unique take on the topic thanks in part to a long and complex relationship with grief that's given her rare insight into its nuances. It's a mostly upbeat album filled with sweet soaring hooks, whimsical melodies, clever word-play and Christa's trademark sweet, quirky vocals. It is at times an album to sing along to, even an album to do housework too (!!) - something Christa was striving for - and an album about continuing to move forward in the aftermath of tragedy. The collection seems effortlessly cohesive as Christa's expansive vocals and singular writing style provide the foundation for an array of arrangements - ranging from the sprightly, minimalist Aux Oiseaux to the twangy Alone in This. The latter is Christa's Nashville breakup song, in honor of the city where the album was recorded. Juno-winner Dawson not only produced the album but also contributes as a musician, adding pedal steel Weissenborn, ukulele and electric guitar. The top-notch band is rounded out by Blackie and the Rodeo Kings' rhythm section: John Dymond (k.d. lang, Bruce Cockburn) on bass and Gary Craig (Jann Arden, Anne Murray) on drums. Famed Nashville-based fiddler Fats Kaplin also makes an appearance on the coquettish Lovely Like You. TRACKS: 1) The Slaughter 2) Alone in This 3) Michigan Postscript 4) Separation/Agreement 5) Zookeeper 6) Lovely Like You 7) In the Papers 8) Solid Ground 9) That Little Part of My Heart 10) If I Still Love You 11) When it Gets Dark Again 12) Aux Oiseaux