Legendary member of the Flatlanders and high-flying singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe Ely is set to release his latest solo record Panhandle Rambler via his own Rack ‘Em Records on September 18th. His followup to 2011’s Satisfied at Last, the new album is said to be inspired by the desolate plains of the Texas Panhandle, the spirited people and stories it produces, and the special sense of destiny its vastness creates, just like so much of Ely’s work has during his expansive 40+ year career.
The former “Sixpence None the Richer” singer will release “The State I’m In” on Friday – her first country album (and first record since 2011’s “Hymns and Sacred Songs”).
“I’ve talked about making this record for 20 years, it took every minute of the last 20 years to complete, but it’s been well worth it,” Leigh tells Access Hollywood of her upcoming album. “I’m overjoyed with it.”
Produced by Grammy winner Brendan Benson, the album features 12 songs (all co-written by Leigh).
Guy Davis is among the vanguard of musicians, including Keb’ Mo’, Eric Bibb, Otis Taylor, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Corey Harris, who have carried the blues torch lit by the post-war greats like Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and B.B. King. His newest album, Kokomo Kidd, reminds us why Davis is a key voice in his generation.
Roger Lion, the unlikely collaboration between indie-pop musician Joe Pernice and Seattle hip-hop producer Budo, has released their second single “Telescope” off their upcoming album. Roger Lion, out in September via Team Love Records, was an afterthought that almost didn’t happen. The two met over Twitter after Budo asked Pernice for the right to remix a Scud Mountain Boys’ song. The ever-inquisitive Pernice decided to check out Budo’s music and immediately went in for the collaboration. Influenced by everything from Josh Ritter’s divorce to Pernice’s son, the album promises to be an eclectic art piece. Blending together the influences of both Pernice and Budo, “Telescope” is sweet, if not a little eerie with its ethereal vibes.
This is a very special new studio album recorded for the bands European tour to sell on the road. It started it’s ;life as an ep but the band decided they had some more material (not including the songs they are saving for their next commercial release) limited this to 1000 total and will not be repressing it.
Keith Richards is releasing his highly anticipated third studio album Crosseyed Heart. Singer, Songwriter and original member of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones, Richards is a rock legend and is among the greatest guitarists of all time. This upcoming album features debut single Trouble .