<![CDATA[My Site - News]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 07:31:58 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives Debut New Music Video For “Time Don’t Wait”]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:26:53 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/marty-stuart-and-his-fabulous-superlatives-debut-new-music-video-for-time-dont-waitPictureCourtesy: Q Prime
Five time GRAMMY-winner Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives debut their music video for “Time Don’t Wait,” off their recent album Way Out West, which was shot in the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This piece, directed by Reid Long, explores the lands and people of the Lakota Sioux tribe, of which Stuart is an honorary member (his Lakota name is O Yate' o Chee Ya'ka Hopsila or "The man who helps the people") and which he has had a deep and personal connection to since he first visited the Lakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation on tour as a member of Johnny Cash’s band. Said Stuart about the video: “Reid and his crew followed us to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and the results are absolutely exquisite. I invite the viewer to come along with me and the Superlatives to Pine Ridge. By way of Reid Long's camera, we'll take you deep inside of a world filled with wonderful people, that most people don't even know exist.” Watch the video here.

Recently Stuart and band appeared on "Later… with Jools Holland" to perform “Time Don’t Wait” and ended their performance with a stirring rendition of Petty's "Running Down A Dream," adding, "we love you Tom Petty and all the Heartbreakers." Read about and watch their performance here.

Starting October 19th Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will be on tour with Chris Stapleton. Stuart will be a special guest opener for arena dates in Baton Rouge, San Antonio, Bossier City, Austin, and Grand Rapids. Stuart also announced additional dates on his headlining tour Tickets for all these shows are on sale now and can be found here.
 
Stuart and his band recently won the award for “Duo/Group of the Year” at the Americana Music Association’s 16th Annual Americana Honors & Awards. Stuart and his band performed a stirring rendition of “Time Don’t Wait,” off their latest album Way Out West, before being recognized as the top duo/group in Americana music. Previous winners of this prestigious award include The Avett Brothers, Drive-By Truckers, and Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell. In 2005 the Americana Music Association awarded Marty Stuart with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance.

Marty Stuart released Way Out West on Superlatone earlier this year. The album was conceived as a love letter to the promised land of California by one of Country music’s living legends, who has played with everyone from Johnny Cash to Lester Flatt. NPR Music proclaims: “Way Out West is Marty Stuart’s album-length paean to the myth and magic of the American West. It finds country’s stalwart neo-traditionalist turning cosmic cowboy for a journey through the Joshua trees, shadowy canyons and desert dreams that tantalize travelers with the promise of a golden shore on the other side.” Way Out West is available on CD, vinyl, and digitally here.

Fans of Marty Stuart’s music can now find a historic timeline of his musical career on Stuart’s website. The timeline is an interactive way to for users to navigate his milestones and achievements and includes never before seen before videos, photos—including the last photo of Johnny Cash ever taken— and stories that encompass his time touring with Flatt, Scruggs and Cash through his work as a solo artist.

Produced by Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), and featuring the Fabulous Superlatives —guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry Stinson and new member, bassist Chris Scruggs– Marty’s longtime band, which NPR Music said could “melt your heart with four-part harmonies, rock your bones with honky tonk, and dazzle you with picking worthy of their name,” Way Out West is a cinematic tour-de-force.

Marty Stuart is a five time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash’s band in the ’80s, and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the ’90s. Stuart hosts a Late Night Jam at The Ryman, a yearly tradition which kicks off the CMA Music Festival, with recent guests including Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neko Case, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Dan Auerbach and many more. 
 
Way Out West Tracklist:
1. Desert Prayer- Part I
2. Mojave
3. Lost On The Desert
4. Way Out West
5. El Fantasma Del Toro
6. Old Mexico
7. Time Don't Wait
8. Quicksand
9. Air Mail Special
10. Torpedo
11. Please Don't Say Goodbye
12. Whole Lotta Highway (With A Million Miles To Go)
13. Desert Prayer - Part II
14. Wait For The Morning
15. Way Out West (Reprise)

Marty Stuart Tour Dateshttp://www.martystuart.net/events
October 18 ///Memphis, TN ///Halloran Centre for Performing Arts
October 19 /// Baton Rouge, LA /// Raising Cane’s River Center Arena*
October 20 /// San Antonio, TX /// AT&T Center*
October 21 /// Bossier City, LA /// CenturyLink Center*
October 26 /// Austin, TX /// Austin360 Amphitheater*
October 27 /// The Woodlands, TX /// Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
October 28 /// Dallas, TX /// Starplex Pavilion*
November 2 ///Charleston, WV ///Charleston Civic Center*
November 3 /// Columbus, OH /// Nationwide Arena*
November 4 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// Van Andel Arena*
November 8 /// Wilson, NC /// Edna Boykin Cultural Center
November 9 /// Athens, GA /// The Foundry
November 10 /// Tampa, FL /// MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
November 11 ///  Jacksonville, FL /// Jackson Veterans Memorial Arena*
November 16 /// Little Rock, AR /// Verizon Arena*
November 17 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Chesapeake Energy Arena*
November 18 /// Omaha, NE /// CenturyLink Center Omaha*
December 2 /// Huntingdon, TN /// The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center
December 7 /// Ardmore, PA /// Ardmore Music Hall
December 8 /// Fall River, MA /// Narrows Center for the Arts
December 9 /// Plymouth, NH /// Flying Monkey
December 15 /// Cleveland, OH /// House of Blues
December 16 /// Chicago, IL /// Old Town School of Folk Music
February 24 /// Stoughton, WI /// Stoughton Opera House (2 Shows)
March 17 /// Hopkins, MN /// Hopkins Center for the Arts
April 6-7 /// Alexandria, VA /// The Birchmere
September 28 /// Mount Airy, NC /// Mayberry Festival

* w/ Chris Stapleton
 (More Dates To Be Announced)
 
Marty Stuart on the web:
Official Website - www.martystuart.net
Facebook - www.facebook.com/martystuarthq
Twitter - www.twitter.com/martystuarthq
YouTube - www.youtube.com/martystuartofficial
Instagram- www.instagram.com/martystuart
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<![CDATA[Country’s biggest stars sign on for Shine for Susie ALS Benefit Concert at Ryman Auditorium]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:23:52 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/countrys-biggest-stars-sign-on-for-shine-for-susie-als-benefit-concert-at-ryman-auditoriumPictureCourtesy: Monarch Publicity
Nashville, Tenn., (October 18, 2017) – On Monday, December 4, Shine for Susie ALS Benefit Concert will feature an acoustic filled evening with top of the line country artists at the Historic Ryman Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. to benefit The ALS Association of Tennessee and the Burchett & Liles Family to raise funds in the fight against ALS together.

The night will feature Love and Theft, Florida Georgia Line, Jerrod Niemann, Craig Campbell, Canaan Smith, Trent Tomlinson, The Warren Brothers, and Stevie Monce. Hosted by SiriusXM The Highway's Storme WarrenStephen Baker Lilies from Love and Theft and Dee Jay Silver.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, the Ryman box office, www.ryman.com and by phone 800.745.3000. Tickets are $125, $75 and $55.

Shine for Susie ALS Benefit Concert was formed as a partnership between The ALS Association of Tennessee and the Burchett & Liles Family to raise funds in the fight against ALS. Susie Burchett, wife and mother of Stephen Barker Liles from Love and Theft, was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2017.

​Together, our efforts are helping to improve the daily lives of people living with ALS, including Susie’s.

“I've had the privilege of helping with many charities through the years, but when the cause touches your life, it changes everything,” said Stephen Barker Liles from Love and Theft. “When my mother was diagnosed with ALS, in March of this year, I was devastated. But I also felt called to make a difference to help her and others through my musical platform. I'm incredibly grateful for some of my dear friends who are joining me to shine light through our music and bring hope to millions.” Watch a personal video from Stephen HERE.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, NFL players are four times as likely to develop ALS and veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population.

The simple fact is, ALS can strike anyone, anytime.

“There are so many important causes that merit our support,” said Burchett and Liles Family. “Often however, we don't choose those causes...they choose us. For our family, having our mother, wife, grandmother diagnosed with ALS presented a galvanizing opportunity to support the needed cause of ALS. We hope this event will provide more awareness, funds for research, and financial support to all touched by this debilitating disease.”

For information on sponsorship packages or if you have any additional questions before you purchase, please contact Ashlee Moon at 615.331.5556 or send an email to ashlee.moon@alstn.org.

"We are thrilled to curate this first-of-its-kind unique concert experience for the Tennessee Chapter alongside the Burchett and Liles Family. The enthusiasm and willingness this family has brought to the table to secure some of the industry's most talented artists to perform is truly amazing. They continue to work tirelessly with our team to create an unforgettable musical experience," said Steve Wallace, CEO of The ALS Association of Tennessee.
 
“Our Chapter is truly grateful to have this important partnership and we are thankful to all the musical guests, who have graciously lent their time and talents to support the Association’s efforts in brightening the lives of ALS patients and families in our community," said Wallace.
 
About The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website at www.ALSTN.org.
 
About Shine for Susie ALS Charity Fund
Shine for Susie ALS Charity Fund was formed by the Burchett & Liles Family to raise funds in the fight against ALS after Susie Burchett, wife, mother and grandmother of the family, was diagnosed with ALS in March 2017.
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<![CDATA[Blank Range Announce Tour Dates Supporting Margo Price, Touring with Tyler Childers and Jessica Lea Mayfield This Fall]]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/blank-range-announce-tour-dates-supporting-margo-price-touring-with-tyler-childers-and-jessica-lea-mayfield-this-fallPictureCredit: Wrenne Evans
This summer, Nashville's Blank Range released their debut album Marooned With The Treasure via Sturdy Girls Records distributed by Thirty Tigers (Sturgill Simpson / Jason Isbell). The band will hit the road for the rest of the year supporting Jessica Lea Mayfield and Tyler Childers and have just announced a run of dates in 2018 with Margo Price. Find a full list of tour dates below.

Last week, The Nashville Scene hosted their annual Best of Nashville awards where Blank Range was awarded the Writers' Choice for Best Rock Album. D. Patrick Rogers said, "Not only is Blank Range’s long-awaited debut LP Marooned With the Treasure one of the most evocatively named local releases of 2017, it’s also among the strongest. Somewhere between the charming garage rock of The Replacements, the striking power pop of Big Star and the rough-hewn Southern rock of Lucero, Marooned With the Treasure features nuanced, road-tested playing and vocal performances that are just the right amount of rugged."

Marooned With The Treasure is now available for purchase and streaming at all major retailers.

Tour Dates:

10/18 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge # TICKETS
10/25 – Franklin, TN – Music City Roots TICKETS
11/8 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi ^ TICKETS
11/9 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle ^ TICKETS
11/10 – Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room at Colectivo ^ TICKETS
11/11 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry ^ TICKETS
11/12 – Madison, WI – The Frequency ^ TICKETS
11/14 – Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel ^ TICKETS
11/15 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews  ^ TICKETS
11/16 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room ^ TICKETS
11/17 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway ^ TICKETS
11/18 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar ^ TICKETS 
11/30 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival Room # SOLD OUT
12/1 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival Room # SOLD OUT
12/2 – Huntington, WV – VClub Live # SOLD OUT
12/7 – Atlanta, GA  The Earl # SOLD OUT
12/8 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Tavern # SOLD OUT
12/9 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East # SOLD OUT
2/21 – Denver, CO – Bluebird % TICKETS 
2/23 – Salt Lake City, UT – State Room % TICKETS
2/24 – Boise, ID – Olympic % TICKETS
2/25 – Seattle, WA – Neptune % TICKETS
2/26 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall % TICKETS
2/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent % TICKETS
3/1 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda % TICKETS
3/2 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet's % TICKETS
3/3 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up % SOLD OUT

# - with Tyler Childers
^ - with Jessica Lea Mayfield
% - with Margo Price
 
Blank Range Online:

Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Spotify
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<![CDATA[Available Now: Mike Ryan's 'Blink You'll Miss It']]>Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/available-now-mike-ryans-blink-youll-miss-itPictureBlink You'll Miss It Cover Art Courtesy Of Mike Ryan
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2017) - Singer-songwriter Mike Ryan announces fall tour dates in support of newly released album Blink You’ll Miss It out today (10/20). The tour kicks off in Ryan’s hometown at Cowboy’s Dance Hall in San Antonio, TX tonight and will continue with stops in major cities including Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Oklahoma City, OK and Houston, TX (see full list of tour dates below). Blink You’ll Miss It debuted at No. 6 on iTunes Top Country Albums chart. 

Blink You’ll Miss It has been highlighted by press as a standout collection of songs that shine a light on Ryan’s knack for impressive songwriting, pop sensibility and vocal prowess. Music Row called the new music “Essential listening.” Cowboys and Indianspointed out, “Singles like ‘New Hometown’ and ‘Sad Song’ offer only a small taste of the overall talent displayed on Blink You’ll Miss It” and Lonestar Music Magazine added that the results on the album “...suggest that his career will only take off even more…” Ryan shared some of the inspiration behind his third studio album and his writing process withSan Antonio Magazine ( HERE) and Celeb Secrets ( HERE). The Boot recently premiered the music video for current single “Sad Song” and shared, “Ryan’s intensely powerful, emotive vocals and beautifully simple piano playing give the track an ultimately uplifting and wholly authentic, if not entirely hopeful, feel.” View the “Sad Song” music video HERE.

Blink You’ll Miss It is the follow up to Bad Reputation which yielded three #1 singles on the Texas Music Chart and New Male Vocalist of the Year by Texas Radio. Two of the songs on the album are already making impressions at satellite and terrestrial radio including SiriusXM’s Highway Find “Sad Song” and “New Hometown” which has racked up nearly 5 million stream on Spotify. Fans can purchase Blink You’ll Miss It HERE

The San Antonio, TX native’s talent has captured the attention of fans in the Lonestar state and it hasn’t gone unnoticed in Nashville. Signed as a writer to Sea Gayle Music Publishing since 2013, his latest chart-topping cut includes “Last Time For Everything,” a song he co-wrote with Brad Paisley, Smith Ahnquist, Chris DuBois, and Brent Anderson. Influenced early on by his grandfather’s musical ability, Ryan taught himself how to play the guitar while in college and he has since built an enviable following of avid fans, performing over 150 shows per year, including headlining shows at the iconic Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, TX. For more information and for a full list of tour dates, visithttp://www.mikeryanband.com


MIKE RYAN - FALL 2017 TOUR DATES 
Oct. 20 - San Antonio, TX - Cowboy’s Dance Hall 
Oct. 21 - Fort Worth, TX - Panther Island Pavilion 
Oct. 28 - Buda, TX - Buck’s Backyard 
Nov. 3 - Las Vegas, NV - Stoney’s Rockin Country 
Nov. 4 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mint 
Nov. 8 - San Diego, CA - Moonshine Beach 
Nov. 10 - Mesa, AZ - Denim & Diamonds 
Nov. 11 - Las Cruces, NM - Whikseydicks Las Cruces 
Nov. 17 - Lubbock, TX - Charlie B’s 
Nov. 24 - Yorktown, TX - 5D Steakhouse and Lounge 
Dec. 1 - Terrell, TX - Silver Saloon 
Dec. 8 - Oklahoma City, OK - Graham Central Station 
Dec. 9 - Springfield, MO - Southbound Bar and Grill 
Dec. 15 - Lindale, TX - Love & War in Texas 
Dec. 23 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues 
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<![CDATA[Lloyd Cole Retrospective Gig LIVE at NYC's City Winery November 25]]>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:06:33 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/lloyd-cole-retrospective-gig-live-at-nycs-city-winery-november-25PictureCourtesy: Conqueroo
2015-2016 began Lloyd Cole’s “retrospective years” in which the UK born, Western Massachusetts-based musician began to revisit his storied career.  It all began in 1984 with the Rattlesnakes album with its stunning pop hit “Perfect Skin.”  The album was released the following year in North America via Geffen. This year has seen the release of a 6 CD box set called Lloyd Cole in New York – Collected Recordings 1988-1996.  The last studio album Standards was released in 2014.
 
In his “own write” (nods to John Lennon) from last year with regards to the start of the looking back process:
 
"Yes, it was me who opened his solo venture (the eponymous 1990 release) with a song called ‘Don’t Look Back’. I know, I know… 
 
However, the release of 2015’s Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Collected Recordings 1983-1989 was received to universal warmth and acclaim, and it sold out far more quickly than UMG anticipated. A second printing is due in March, and a second box is in the works, for September release. It will span 1988 – 1996, my first four solo albums, the lost fifth album, plus rarities and videos.
 
These boxes are a lot of work, much of which can only be done by me. I must revisit and rediscover material. I am necessarily in retrospective mode. I have decided to embrace it. Once the world has seen the Retrospective Show I will resume my work as a contemporary artist."

Lloyd Cole will play City Winery NYC 155 Varick Street on November 25th
Showtime: 8:00p.m
Tickets: $35-$45

http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets/lloyd-cole-11-25.html

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<![CDATA[JOSH ABBOTT BAND'S JAB CARES to BENEFIT BROTHERHOOD FOR THE FALLEN at DALLAS SHOW on OCTOBER 21ST]]>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:29:58 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/josh-abbott-bands-jab-cares-to-benefit-brotherhood-for-the-fallen-at-dallas-show-on-october-21stPicture
(Dallas, TX- October 18, 2017 Press Release) - Josh Abbott Band’s charitable organization JAB Cares will host a fundraiser for the Brotherhood for the Fallen at the band’s Friday, October 21st show at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX. “Dallas Love” T-shirts will be for sale (shirts created in collaboration with Tumbleweed TexStyles).

Brotherhood for the Fallen’s mission is to honorably attend the services of Fallen Officers across the United States & Canada who have made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his/her life during the performance of their duties, by providing safety for citizens. They will raise money to attend the services to give support to the families, department, and communities, and also to provide the family with a monetary donation. http://brotherhooddallastx.org

JAB Cares also recently celebrated the organizations one-year anniversary. Since its formation, JAB Cares has raised funds for hurricane relief as well as the DFW metroplex alongside an organization called Win The Day that supports kids in the community of Celina, TX developing important life skills through participation in athletics. 

In the wake of Harvey, JAB Cares raised over $65,000 in hurricane relief. The first annual Victory Bells Tournament took place in Lubbock, TX on September 11th and grossed over $100,000 for three organizations: the Jennie Bailey Endowment at Texas Tech, The Luke Siegel Foundation and New Hope Mission for Haiti.   JAB Cares info here: https://www.jabcares.org/

Josh Abbott Band recently released their new album Until My Voice Goes Out   to rave reviews and performed on the national television show Fox & Friends. JAB is now on the road in support of the album with a horns and string sections.

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<![CDATA[Album Premiere: Emily Herring 'Gliding']]>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/album-premiere-emily-herring-glidingPictureCourtesy of the Artist
Texas native Emily Herring sings country that is pure and simple, and Gliding, Herring's fourth record, releasing on October 27th, is no exception. Gliding delivers raw emotion from a voice that conveys honky-tonk swagger (“Miller's in Milwaukee"), romantic warmth ("Midnight," “Best Thing”) and down-home truth ("Gettin' By") while showcasing Herring's sharp, honest storytelling. 

The ten-track collection, which mixes originals with well-chosen covers, was produced by the legendary instrumentalist Steve Fishell whose involvement Herring notes was key to the project,

"Truthfully, Steve WAS the project. I had the tremendous opportunity to see him re-record Radney Foster’s Del Rio, TX 1959 for the Revisited album. Because Steve produced the original, and because this was the first Country album I ever bought, this was huge for me. What an opportunity! Steve runs a program, MPI, that is a production class. Students pay to watch some of the best Country musicians you can think of make a record and see the production side of that process. The tuition from the session helps pay for the recording session.

He’s done this for Asleep at the Wheel, Rodney Crowell, Kris Kristofferson.. the list is phenomenal. Steve isn’t just stellar production, he’s a steel player from hell. Steel and dobro are my favourite parts of the signature Country twang and having a producer who embodies the sound you like best is a good move. After that class, I made it my mission to make a record through MPI. When I finished working my last record, Your Mistake, I spent so much time writing and working on demos. I got my three best songs together, and wrote Steve a sincere plea for him to take this project on. Within an hour of writing, he called!

It was amazing… and that’s how I got to be the only unknown artist on the MPI roster. It's not every kid that gets to grow up and have the producer/steel player from the first Country album they ever bought work their record. I am forever grateful."


Today, TDC is honored to premiere the stellar Gliding for you to stream in full below.

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While the songs on Gliding offer everything from aching, tender moments ("Yellow Mailbox," "Right Behind Her") to rollicking classics ("Semi Truck"), Herring chose to title the album after the album's emotional opener, "Gliding." She says, 

"Despite the fact that the title track hinges upon a feeling of loss, I think that overall people think of gliding in a more optimistic way. I wanted to capitalize on that emotion. Good or bad, the feeling of gliding has a certain slowness, and stillness to it. You don’t have to be careening off a cliff.. you could be paragliding! So, there’s some deceitful depression when you listen to the song...But you make it over to Best Thing I’ve Seen Yet, and perk yourself up a little."

Genuine, distinctive, and affecting. Gliding soars.


Pre-order Gliding HERE
For more information visit her official website
Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

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<![CDATA[Dan Auerbach Announces 7” Easy Eye Sound Sampler, Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol. 1]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:27:48 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/dan-auerbach-announces-7-easy-eye-sound-sampler-good-sound-comes-back-around-vol-1Picture
Dan Auerbach, announces a 7” Easy Eye Sound sampler, Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol. 1, which will be released on Friday, November 24th, as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday initiative. The new 7” is a preview of upcoming releases on Auerbach’s label and features “Cellophane Angel,” an exclusive and unreleased track Auerbach recorded with the Preservation Hall Band, on Side A, and Robert Finley's "Medicine Woman"— the first single on Goin’ Platinum! due December 8th— and Sonny Smith's "Pictures of You" on Side B. Sonny Smith will be releasing a full-length album on Auerbach’s label soon. The 7” will be available at participating record stores, and more information can be found here.
 
Auerbach’s new solo album, Waiting On A Songwhich NPR Music calls “a batch of sparkling pop songs that's sweet, breezy, and primed for summer,” is out now on Easy Eye Sound, and you can listen to it here. The album is Auerbach’s follow-up to 2009’s Keep It Hid and is his love letter to Nashville. As such, he recruited some of Na­shville’s most respected players to write and record his latestincluding John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Russ Pahl, Pat McLaughlin as well as Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys. Auerbach said about working with his musical heroes: “Living in Nashville has definitely changed the way I think about music and the way that I record it. I didn’t have all of these resources before. I am working with some of the greatest musicians that ever lived.”

Auerbach, along with Robert Finley, will appear on “A Prairie Home Companion” with host Chris Thile, on October 28th. With nearly 3.2 million fans from around the world tuning in to enjoy the show each week, “A Prairie Home Companion” is the only live music and variety show aired nationwide today.

Recently, Dan Auerbach debuted the music video for “Stand By My Girl” via Stereogum. Auerbach also appeared on CBS This Morning: Saturday for an in-depth interview with host Anthony Mason about his new album, Waiting On A Song, from which he played three songs, “Shine On Me,” “Waiting On A Song,”and “Never In My Wildest Dreams.” Watch the interview and performance here. Additionally, Auerbach premiered his music video for “Waiting on A Song” via Rolling Stone and appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert recently to perform the songs “Shine On Me” and “King Of A One Horse Town”NPR Music premiered the video for Waiting On A Songs first single, “Shine on Me”. Auerbach also shared the music video for “King of a One Horse Town” via Pitchfork.

Dan Auerbach will open for John Prine, with whom he wrote the title track off Waiting On A Song, in November in Washington D.C. and Richmond. Additionally, Auerbach will perform at The Growlers Six festival in San Pedro, CA on Saturday, October 28th. Tickets for these performances on sale now and are available here.

Waiting On A Song is the debut release, and marks the launch of Easy Eye Sound, Dan Auerbach’s new record label which will feature releases from other artists and is distributed by Auerbach's longtime label Nonesuch Records. The next release on Easy Eye Sound will be of legendary bluesman Robert Finley’s new album this fall. Easy Eye Sound is built equally around Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, where The Black Keys recorded their last two albums, as well as the collection of famous session musicians that have come to call the studio home. Auerbach says, “Sometimes I feel I created my own Field of Dreams. I built the studio because I knew something was going to happen. I built it to accommodate live musicians playing, and then all of a sudden the best musicians in Nashville show up, and it’s happening.”

Dan AuerbachWaiting On A Song Track List
1. Waiting On A Song
2. Malibu Man
3. Livin' In Sin
4. Shine On Me
5. King Of A One Horse Town
6. Never In My Wildest Dreams
7. Cherrybomb
8. Stand By My Girl
9. Undertow
10. Show Me

Dan Auerbach Tour Dates w/ John Prine
November 10 /// Washington DC /// DAR Constitution Hall
November 11 /// Richmond VA /// Altria Theater

http://easyeyesound.com/
https://www.facebook.com/danauerbachmusic/
https://www.facebook.com/easyeyesound
https://twitter.com/danauerbach  
https://twitter.com/easyeyesound
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<![CDATA[SONG PREMIERE: Rob Williams "Don't Want To Love You"]]>Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/song-premiere-rob-williams-dont-want-to-love-youPictureCredit: Vivian Wang
​Richmond, VA-based Rob Williams will release his new album, An Hour Before Daylight on October 27th. Full of turns and twists through a warm soundscape of folk, roots rock, and Americana twang, Williams songs address issues from loneliness and love to the plight of miners over a century ago. Williams, who has a doctoral in educational leadership, works to make a difference in song, to "seek truth in the marriage of lyric and melody."

Today, TDC is extremely proud to premiere one of the album's tracks, the instantly memorable "Don't Want To Love You." Williams relates the story behind the sadly optimistic tune,

“I had the idea of building a story around a wedding dress, and having the dress re-appear in verses throughout the song.  I got so fixed on that structure that I couldn’t actually make progress on the song.  By the time I finally abandoned that approach, I had a couple of verses and saw a storyline evolving.  I just followed the path of the story from there.  To me, this song carries a certain degree of hopefulness about it.  Despite the appearance that things didn’t go the way the narrator wanted with the girl, he has emerged as the stronger of the two and moved on.”  Further adding, “There’s hopefulness in this song.  It may not sound like it initially, but that’s the underlying message.”

The song, a light on its feet, jaunty shuffler led by Williams warm, gentle vocals, has that inherent hopefulness he speaks of even as it focuses on an ex who is causing quite a bit of emotional distress for the narrator. Williams says he enjoys that particular dichotomy noting,

“I like contrast.  I like it visually and lyrically.  On the surface, this song is a little sad.  The narrator pines for a girl who marries someone else.  He’s kicking himself and wondering what might have been.  But really, it’s a song about courage and confidence.  In the end, when she wants him back, he’s strong enough to say no.  Musically, the song is fairly light and bouncy.  The chord arrangement is familiar, but the vocal delivery is choppy at times and maybe even a little awkward.  I like that contrast as well.  It feels natural to me.”

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With his previous records Williams didn’t share his new songs until right before each session, but with this one, he wanted a little more control, so he rehearsed in advance, and then went to Great North Sound Society, a studio in an old house in the foothills of southern Maine. For eight days, amidst trees and open spaces, they got inside each song, found its heart and brought it to life. Williams says of recording the track,

“We went into the studio with the attitude that “less is more.”  I didn’t want to over-do anything on this album, either performance-wise or production-wise.  I think we accomplished that overall, and particularly with this song.  There are places where more instruments might have accentuated verses or choruses, or where a guitar or piano solo might have fit in, but we stuck to the plan and let the songs speak for themselves without cluttering them up.”

In addition to “Don’t Want To Love You,” the stories on An Hour Before Daylight lead listeners to places that are autobiographical (“The Old North State”), hopeful (“Icarus Dreamt”), and lonesome (“Broken”), while some travel to the past (“Butte, Montana, 1885,” “Lucy, You’re Lovely”). Williams says his songwriting process, “has traditionally been music first, but recently I’ve been forcing myself to try it the other way around.  When I first started out, I played guitar in a band but didn’t sing.  I wasn’t writing words, so chords and music were my focus.  As I’ve adapted to the singer/songwriter role, lyrics have naturally become more important and I’m finding that focusing on them independent of the music has been beneficial for my overall writing process.”

Rob Williams An Hour Before Daylight releases October 27th. Pre-order the album HERE.

For more information visit his official website
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<![CDATA[Flat Duo Jets' 'Wild Wild Love' Coming October 20th]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:53:37 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/flat-duo-jets-wild-wild-love-coming-october-20thPicture
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Press Release) — For more than three decades, Flat Duo Jets have been the American rock underground’s secret, as hugely influential among musicians as they are obscure to the broader mainstream. And much of the Jets’ reputation is based on their first full-length album, the roots-rock landmark Flat Duo Jets, originally released on Dog Gone Records in 1990 — and coming back into circulation on a two-CD set, Wild Wild Love, to be released by Daniel 13 on October 20, 2017

Singer-guitarist Dexter Romweber and drummer Chris “Crow” Smith were still teenagers when they formed Flat Duo Jets in Chapel Hill in 1984. Inspired in equal measure by the Cramps’ haunted rockabilly and vintage drive-in horror movies, they cooked up a metallic version of rockabilly that sounded as if it had been launched into the deepest quadrants of the astral plane.

“I had this place behind my mother’s house, The Mausoleum, and that’s where we formed the Jets,” says Romweber. “It was this campy ’40s horror kind of place. Gothic, but not English neo-gothic – more like the ‘Addams Family’ – and that’s what we tried to make Flat Duo Jets.”

The combination of Romweber’s wild-eyed rockabilly howl, madman surf guitar and Crow’s pulverizing runaway-train drums made for a stage show that blew minds all over the college-radio circuit. The Jets spent just enough time in R.E.M.’s hometown to appear in and steal the 1987 documentary Athens, GA: Inside/Out before they expanded to a trio lineup and connected with producer Mark Bingham to record Flat Duo Jets, an album that still sounds just as powerful today. “No overdubs, no nothin’, just straight to tape like it was 1957,” Bingham says of the recording sessions. “So we had to do it right the first time. It was very seat-of-the-pants, which seemed fine with what the Jets were doing.”

CD One of Wild Wild Love has all 14 Flat Duo Jets tracks, including “Wild Wild Love,” which they played in a career-making 1990 performance on Late Night With David Letterman; plus all six tracks from the 1984 cassette-only mini-album (In Stereo). “About 1,500 of the cassettes were spun up at a manufacturing facility in Burlington, one whose usual output was gospel recordings and self-help narratives,” says (In Stereo) producer Josh Grier. “This really was the definitive home-grown product.” CD Two adds a baker’s-dozen outtakes from the sessions.

As an added bonus, the Wild Wild Love box-set package also includes a link to download a 40-page digital booklet with vintage show flyers and photographs, plus liner-note essays by Bingham, Grier and critic David Menconi.

Track Listing:
CD1
(Flat Duo Jets)
1. My Life, My Love
2. Please, Please Baby
3. When My Baby Passes By
4. Madagascar
5. Mill Stream
6. Baby
7. Chiquita
8. Sing, Sing Blues
9. Wild, Wild Lover
10. Tribute To Gene
11. Pink Gardenia
12. Man With The Golden Arm
13. Dreams Don't Cost A Thing
14. Strut My Stuff
(In Stereo EP)
15. Riot In Cell Block #9
16. I'm Sorry
17. Love Me
18. Theme For Dick Fontaine
19. Think It Over
20. Raining In My Heart

CD2
(The Outtakes)
1. Bring It On Home
2. Minor Swing
3. You Made Me Cry - 01
4. Love Has Its Jokes
5. Penetration 1
6. Rock Me Baby
7. Wild, Wild Lover (outtake)
8. Apple Blossom (Time Mix)
9. Bumble Bee Boogie
10. Look Down 2
11. Sleepwalk (Take 7)
12. Harlem Nocturne
13. Justine 1

HEAR NOW: Brooklyn Vegan premiered a track: http://bit.ly/2vXWbm4 
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