Americana Boogie new releases for the week of May 6: Ben & Ellen Harper, Willie Watson, Nikki Lane, Floyd Domino & Mayanne Price, Jason D. Williams and more..
BEN & ELLEN HARPER
Childhood Home (Prestige Folklore)
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ben Harper and his mother Ellen have collaborated to create an absorbing, deeply personal collection of original songs. Childhood Home features ten songs – six written by Ben and four written by Ellen – that explore the intricacies of family life with honesty and generous intimacy.
All Or Nothin’ (New West)
Nikki Lane turns the vulnerable singer-songwriter stereotype on its ear, crafting songs that crucify ex-boyfriends and have no problem with one-night stands, as long as she can bolt town right after. Her cooing-yet-brutal vocals are a perfect fit with an aching, mournful guitar. Produced by Dan Auerbach (the Black Keys), Lane say “My songs always paint a pretty clear picture of what’s been going on in my life, so this is one moody record … There’s lots of talk of misbehaving and moving on.”
Folk Singer, Vol. 1 (Acony)
This is the debut solo album from Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine Show). Produced by David Rawlings, the album features ten songs, from folk standards to obscure gems. A true solo album in every sense, hearing Watson’s skillful and subtle banjo and guitar accompaniments, and vocals, unadorned for the first time is a revelation.
Also new this week…
LUKA BLOOM – Head & Heart (Compass)
FLOYD DOMINO & MARYANN PRICE – Upfront (NewTex)
LIAM FINN – Nihilist (Yep Roc)
THE REVELATIONS – The Cost Of Living (Red River)
JENNY SCHEINMAN – The Littlest Prisoner (Sony)
Various Artists – All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman (Rounder)
JASON D. WILLIAMS – Hillbillies & Holy Rollers (MRI)
Above are all of the Americana and roots-type music releases for the week of May 6, 2014. 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.
Coming out soon… STURGILL SIMPSON, DOLLY PARTON, THE HOWLIN’ BROTHERS, KRIS DELMHORST, CARRIE ELKIN & DANNY SCHMIDT, CHATHAM COUNTY LINE, ZOE MUTH, AMY LAVERE, JOHN FULLBRIGHT, KELLY ROBISON & BRUCE ROBISON, RADNEY FOSTER, NEIL YOUNG … more new releases.
Here’s a link to this week’s Americana Music Association http://www.americanaradio.org/ Americana Airplay Chart