As a follow-up to my summer post, the 25th anniversary re-release of Lucinda Williams' Rough Trade Album is set for January 14, 2014 on Lucinda Williams Music/Thirty Tigers Records.
The two-disc reissue features remastered versions taken from the original analog tapes of the original recordings, as well as a bonus disc containing a previously unreleased live recording of a 1989 Eindhoven, Netherlands performance and six live radio tracks done during the same…Continue
Posted on November 20, 2013 at 8:00am
Jason Molina was from Lorain, Ohio. He became well known performing and recording as Songs: Ohia, as a solo artist and with a revolving cast of musicians. Beginning in 2003, he recorded either under his own name or with a stable line-up of band members as the Magnolia Electric Company.
Molina first used the Songs: Ohia name on a mid-'90s single for Bonnie "Prince" Billy's Palace Records. That alone should give you the sense of…Continue
Posted on September 12, 2013 at 4:30pm
To close the 2013 Americana Music Festival and Conference Lucinda Williams will perform the Rough Trade album on Sunday, September 22 at Nashville's 3rd & Lindsley. Having already been awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award, the performance celebrates the 25th anniversary of its release -- and it's upcoming re-rerelease.
Posted on August 31, 2013 at 4:30am
With the abundance of what looks to be exciting releases this Fall comes along an exhilerating album that should not pass unnoticed under your radar -- Motel Mirrors. It is a duo comprised of Amy LaVere and John Paul Keith, with Shawn Zorn — a regular member of LaVere's band and a sometime fill-in with Keith's band One Four Fives -- on drums for good measure. Ms. LaVere is the better known of the two having a bunch of recordings out there and loads of national dates, including her…Continue
Posted on August 26, 2013 at 8:30am
Anti Records is permitting our friends at NPR Music to stream Neko Case's eagerly awaited new album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, two weeks before its September 3 release.
The NPR First Listen stream:…Continue
Posted on August 19, 2013 at 10:00am