Americana Boogie Music Releases for the week of July 10th include Chatham County Line, Zac Brown Band, Rhonda Vincent and more…
Brown’s third album features a slew of special guests including Amos Lee and Trombone Shorty, as well as songs written or co-written by other artists. “This is the first record we’ve made from start to finish in one thought,” said band member Clay Cook. “The previous albums have been a collection of songs … this is an album!” It’s “your basic country Southern rock-bluegrass-reggae-jam record,” Brown has joked of Uncaged. I’m still not sure if he’s legit or not…
On a recent summer evening in downtown Raleigh, NC, Chatham County Line set up shop at a stately theater filled with hundreds of their most devoted fans and captured for the ages what they do best: gathering around a single microphone to play and sing their own songs. The result, the two CD/LP audio and video collection Sight & Sound, is an essential document of one of the finest acoustic ensembles North Carolina has ever produced. In a state rich with bluegrass, folk and country legends, this quartet stands out for its left-of-center approach, bringing a rock ‘n’ roll sensibility to roots forms in a manner that appeals to traditional and contemporary camps alike.
Here’s the best Americana and roots-type music releases for the week of July 10th, 2012 from Americana Boogie. 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 ” target=”_blank”>Amazon or CD Baby for easy ordering. The Freight Train Boogie podcasts feature mostly songs from new Americana releases. Playlists with players and iTunes links are posted at FTBpodcasts.com.
Also new this week…
BILLY DON BURNS – Nights When I’m Sober: Portrait of a Honky Tonk (1-2-3-4 Go)
WOODY GUTHRIE – Woody at 100: Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection (Smithsonian/Folkways) (3-disc box set)
ELENI MANDELL – I Can See the Future (Yep Roc)
RHONDA VINCENT –Sunday Mornin’ Singin’ (Ingrooves)
HANK WILLIAMS JR. – Old School New Rules (Warners)
Coming out soon… JON DEE GRAHAM, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, ZOE MUTH, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, KASEY CHAMBERS, JERRY JEFF WALKER… more new releases
Here’s a link to this week’s Americana Music Association Americana Airplay Chart