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O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (Picture Disc)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the soundtrack of music from the 2000 American film of the same name, written, directed and produced by the Coen Brothers and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson and John Goodman.
With the film set in Mississippi during the Great Depression, the soundtrack uses American bluegrass, country and folk music appropriate to the time period. With the exception of a few vintage tracks such as Harry McClintock's 1928 single Big Rock Candy Mountain, most tracks are modern recordings. Produced by T-Bone Burnett.1. Po Lazarus -- James Carter & The Prisoners
2. Big Rock Candy Mountain -- Harry Mcclintock
3. You Are My Sunshine -- Norman Blake
4. Down To The River To Pray -- Alison Krauss
5. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow -- The Soggy Bottom Boys
6. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues -- Chris Thomas King
7. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow -- Norman Blake
8. Keep On The Sunny Side -- The Whites
9. I'll Fly Away -- Alison Krauss And Gillian Welch
10. Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby -- Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, And Gillian Welch
11. In The Highways -- Sarah, Hannah, And Leah Peasall
12. I Am Weary (let Me Rest) -- The Cox Family
13. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow -- John Hartford
14. O Death -- Ralph Stanley
15. In The Jailhouse Now -- The Soggy Bottom Boys
16. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow -- The Soggy Bottom Boys
17. Indian War Whoop -- John Hartford
18. Lonesome Valley -- Fairfield Four
19. Angel Band -- The Stanley Brothers$39.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-ROU-7295xSteep Canyon Rangers
RADIO (Pre-Order)The Rangers - made up of guitarist Woody Platt, banjo player Graham Sharp, bassist Charles R. Humphrey III, mandolin player Mike Guggino, fiddle player Nicky Sanders and Mike Ashworth on the box kit - are working with Jerry Douglas as their producer on the project. Despite being well known as a bluegrass group, the band has also made an effort to being other genres into the mix on the new record.
Radio travels the dial from top to bottom, Sharp says. The album tunes into the rock channel for a little while, then the blues, then country, pop and, of course, bluegrass.1. Radio
2. Diamonds In The Dust
3. Simple Is Me
4. Blow Me Away
5. Blue Velvet Rain
6. Looking Glass
7. Down That Road Again
10. Long Summer
11. When The Well Runs Dry
12. Monumental Fool$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Who's Feeling Young Now?Punch Brothers release their new album, Whos Feeling Young Now?, on vinyl March 20. Completed over three weeks at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, the record was produced by Grammy Award winner Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). Whos Feeling Young Now? is the follow-up to 2010s Grammy-nominated Antifogmatic, about which the New York Times said: Punch Brothers have the unplugged lineup of an old-fashioned string band But their music is as radical as new acoustic music can be.
Ten songs from Whos Feeling Young Now? were written by Punch Brothers, with the bands friend Josh Ritter co-writing lyrics on two tunes (Hundred Dollars and New York City). Additionally, the album contains the bands interpretations of Radioheads Kid A and the Swedish group VÄsens Flippen. The vinyl album was pressed on two discs of 140-gram, audiophile-quality vinyl and includes four additional Punch Brotherspenned tunes. Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track Movement and Location and an exclusive set of five custom Punch Brothers paper coasters illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee, signed by the band.
Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/singer Chris Thile with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris Critter Eldridge. Their first Nonesuch record, Punch, was released in 2008 and combined elements of the bands many musical interests, including indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical music. In 2009 they all moved to New York City and began a regular, standing-room-only, residency at the Living Room, trying out new songs as well as inspired covers; these shows ultimately spawned Antifogmatic.
Whos Feeling Young Now? is less evasive than Antifogmatic and Punch, said Thile. And I feel like part of that is us becoming more comfortable with who we are as a band, and me becoming more comfortable with who I am as a singer.LP1
1. Movement and Location
2. This Girl
3. No Concern of Yours
4. Who's Feeling Young Now?
6. Flippen (The Flip)
7. Patchwork Girlfriend
8. Hundred Dollars
1. Soon or Never
2. New York City
3. Kid A
4. Don't Get Married Without Me
5. Roses Blooming in the Dark
7. Knock Me Down
8. Shh, Just Let Me Do This$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Silver Sky (Awaiting Repress)Silver Sky - the recent studio recording in The Infamous Stringdusters' constant, relentless, revelatory musical evolution -- is released in Fall 2012. Delivered by SCI Fidelity and the band's own High Country label.
Working with an unlikely studio partner - hip-hop producer Billy Hume (Ludacris, Nas) - Silver Sky finds The Infamous Stringdusters' powerful rhythms and vocal melodies at the forefront of the music. Paired with We'll Do It Live - a seamless live recording culled from four epic 2011 performances - Silver Sky eloquently demonstrates a band whose artistic voice has fully emerged, and offers a riveting glimpse of just how, and where, The Infamous Stringdusters are leading the bluegrass revolution.1. Don't Mean Nothin'
3. The Hitchhiker
4. Tears of the Earth
5. The Place That I Call Home
6. Like I Do
7. Heady Festy
8. Night on the River
9. When the Night Comes Around
11. Walking on the Moon$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass SessionsVinyl Includes 5 Extra Songs Not Available On The CD!
Mention the name Robert Earl Keen, and several descriptive terms spring to mind - Texas singer-songwriter,
career artist, brilliant storyteller, sardonic humorist, poet of the strange and familiar. And now with the release of his latest album, Happy Prisoner, add - bluegrass singer.LP1
1. Hot Corn, Cold Corn
2. 52 Vincent Black Lightning
3. Footprints in the Snow
4. 99 Years For One Dark Day (feat. Peter Rowan)
5. East Virginia Blues
6. Poor Ellen Smith
7. Long Black Veil
8. This World Is Not My Home
9. T For Texas (feat. Lyle Lovett)
1. Peter Rowan Intro
2. Walls Of Time
3. White Dove
4. Old Home Place
5. Twisted Laurel
6. Wayfaring Stranger (feat. Natalie Maines)
7. Little Log Cabin Home On The Hill *
8. Dark As A Dungeon *
9. I'm Troubled, I'm Troubled *
10. 14 Carat Mind *
11. Steam Powered Aeroplane *
* Bonus Tracks Not On The CD$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Captain And Me (Speakers Corner)
The Doobie Brothers weren't brothers, nor were they called Doobie. The band started life as Pud in 1969 in Chateau LibertÉ, a club in the mountains of California. The group took on the slang name for marihuana cigarettes (doobie) one year later. The Doobies' music, however, never sounded like that of befuddled, half-stoned junkies. Heavy metal hard rock was their thing which made their record company Warner target the bikers of the rocker scene. The idea backfired, though, because the band had far more to offer than explosive hard rock.
The album The Captain And Me is considered to be the group's most concentrated and versatile production since it contrasts aggressive, hard numbers with gentle ones full of melodiousness. The very first number, Natural Thing, shows how winsome vocal folk music and electric guitar riffs can be amalgamated into rock music. Amongst these titles, decidedly angry numbers such as Without You and Evil Woman became real trailblazers. Now and then, an extensive harp solo or nonchalant licks from the acoustic guitar remind one of the pungent bluegrass style emanating from the South. That even the sweet wailing of the steel guitar (South City Midnight Lady) finds room for expression seems quite logical in this well-thought-out musical concept.
- Tom Johnston (guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, vocals)
- Patrick Simmons (guitar, synthesizer, vocals)
- John Hartman (percussion, drums, vocals)
- Tiran Porter (bass, vocals)
- Michael Hossack (drums, conga, percussion)
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Natural Thing
2. Long Train Runnin'
3. China Grove
4. Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
5. Clear As The Driven Snow
6. Without You
7. South City Midnight Lady
8. Evil Woman
10. The Captain And Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
URPD-EXH-44062xLester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
Foggy Mountain Jamboree180 Gram Audiophile Mono Vinyl Gatefold Package
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Pressed at RTI!
One of the most important and influential records in the history of American Roots Music. Includes appearances by numerous Foggy Mountain Boys including Chet Atkins & Josh Buck Graves.
Widely regarded as one of bluegrass' most influential recordings, Foggy Mountain Jamboree introduced audiences -- more specifically radio listeners -- to the crystal-clear vocals and peerless musicianship of former Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boys Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Amassed between 1951 and 1955, the 12 tracks that made the cut served as a veritable blueprint for a genre that had been growing in popularity since the late '40s. While numerous Foggy Mountain Boys appear throughout -- Chet Atkins, Josh Buck Graves -- Flatt's fluid tenor and rhythm guitar work anchored the sessions, Scruggs' machine-gun banjo work provided the steam, and fiddler Chubby Wise, along with mandolin player Curly Seckler, carried the whole thing home without a care in the world. Flint River Special, Earl's Breakdown, and Foggy Mountain Special became part of American culture, celebrating both its trailblazing work ethic and spirituality with equal amounts of grace and hellfire. Foggy Mountain Jamboree is essential listening for anyone with even the most remote interest in bluegrass. - allmusic.com
180 Gram Vinyl
Exhibit Records Audiophile Series
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Pressed at RTI!
Earl Sruggs, banjo
Lester Flatt, guitar1. Flint Hill Special
2. Some Old Day
3. Earl's Breakdown
4. Jimmie Brown, The Newsboy
5. Foggy Mountain Special
6. It Won't Be Long
7. Shuckin' The Corn
8. Blue Ridge Cabin Home
9. Randy Lynn Rag
10. Your Love Is Like A Flower
11. Foggy Mountain Chimes
12. Reunion In Heaven$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
The MountainThe Mountain is the eighth studio album by Steve Earle (backed the Del McCoury Band), originally released in 1999.
The songs were written by Earle with musical accompaniment provided by the famous bluegrass band of Del McCoury.
The album was a significant departure from Earle's previous work, being the first wholly bluegrass album he had written. Earle made the album as a tribute to the founder of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, who had died in 1996.
The album was nominated for a 2000 Grammy Award in the Best Bluegrass Album category (Earle's seventh Grammy nomination). Two tracks from the album were released as singles in the UK: Dixieland (distributed to radio only) and The Mountain (a commercial release).1. Texas Eagle
2. Yours Forever Blue
3. Carrie Brown
4. I'm Still In Love With You
5. The Graveyard Shift
6. Harlan Man
7. The Mountain
8. Outlaw's Honeymoon
9. Connemara Breakdown
10. Leroy's Dustbowl Blues
12. Paddy On The Beat
13. Long, Lonesome Highway Blues
14. Pilgrim$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
So Long So Wrong (Awaiting Repress)Available for the very first time on vinyl. This is the best AKUS album to date. (AKUS is the band's own acronym for Alison Krauss & Union Station). The best songs, the best playing, the best singing and the best sound! This must have 2-LP set gets more addictive with every play. Call it bluegrass or call it acoustic pop, either way Alison Krauss and Union Station have created an incredible montage of music. As usual, it is Alison's beautiful vocals that gives it that high, lonesome sound.
There are thirteen vocal songs and one instrumental on this two-record set. Krauss is the lead vocalist on eight of the songs and Union Station members share the other lead vocals. The virtuoso musicians comprising the group are Barry Bales (acoustic bass), Ron Block (banjo, guitar), Adam Steffey (mandolin), and Dan Tyminski (guitar). Of course Krauss started her career as a violinist (fiddler to the bluegrass world) and she doesn't leave that instrument out either. Due to the unmatched resolution of the Gain 2 Ultra Analog Cutting System, all the acoustic instruments and voices on the record are reproduced with an exceptional sense of space and clarity.
The tunes are mostly new material and alternate from bluegrass to acoustic pop. The standouts on the album are Alison's numbers: It Doesn't Matter, Looking in the Eyes of Love, and the gospel There is a Reason. These are all quiet, reflective pieces with the haunting, almost angelic quality of Krauss' voice demonstrated to its fullest. The harmony singing on every cut shows off the vocal prowess of the entire ensemble. The title track in particular stands out for its use of harmony and incredible accurate presentation of acoustic instruments. The male vocalists are superb in their own right and each of the band members has the spotlight somewhere on the album. MFSL
This title is not eligible for discount.So Long So Wrong
No Place to Hide
Deeper Than Crying
I Can Let Go Now
The Road Is a Lover
Little Liza Jane
It Doesn't Matter
Find My Way Back to My Heart
I'll Remember You Love in My Prayers
Looking in the Eyes of Love
Pain of a Troubled Life
Blue Trail of Sorrow
There Is a Reason$49.99Gain 2 Ultra Analog 1/2 Speed Mastered 180 Gram Audiophile High Definition Vinyl LP -2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Palomino (Awaiting Repress)Includes download card.
Palomino is the new release from Northern roots music hybrid Trampled by Turtles and their first through Thirty Tigers/RED. The album features a sound that's a bracing mix of classic American songwriting, bluegrass and folk, all delivered at a breakneck pace.1. Wait So Long
3. It's A War
5. Bloodshot Eyes
6. New Son/Burnt Iron
7. Help You
8. Feet Bones
10. Sounds Like A Movie
11. New Orleasn
12. Again$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Riverman's DaughterThe Grahams, the creative union of lifelong romantic partners Alyssa and Doug Graham, combine soulful bluegrass with hints of earthy Americana, adding colors from traditional folk and country blues, into an infectious blend of storytelling that results in songs of love, loss, yearning, and the view from rural American roads less traveled.
While the duo first met in grade school -- a trait shared by previous musical trail-blazers, from Lennon/McCartney to Jagger/Richards - the Grahams' journey together began when they were teenagers in the shadow of New York City. There, Alyssa, the impassioned troubadour, and Doug, the guitarist extraordinaire, shared a mutual love for the music of the Woodstock era and the adventures of the great outdoors. Over the ensuing years many a campfire lit acoustic jam would include the best of roots renegades like Neil Young, The Band, Gram Parsons, Janis and Emmylou along with more than a few Jerry Garcia and Johnny Cash nuggets. Later, spending much of their time in the secluded Adirondack Mountains at the Graham family fold, Alyssa and Doug learned the time-honored craft of songwriting. Here, their ongoing interests in traditional country, mountain bluegrass and folk legends such as The Carter Family and Mississippi John Hurt would blossom. Hoping to share their stories on a wider stage, the couple eventually settled in New York City, where they performed, collaborated and recorded a variety of acclaimed material before adopting The Grahams moniker.
While the duo had written music together before, in the summer of 2012 new writing sessions yielded a different approach. Something magical was happening between Alyssa and Doug. A catalyst was born in the new song Riverman's Daughter, a tale of love, loss, and hardship on the river that showcases Alyssa's bountiful voice. Backed by her own rhythm guitar, along with the strong current of Doug's cascading accompaniment on the six string, and traditional vocal harmonies, the track came in a lightning bolt of inspiration. A vision and calling to write more songs of its kind took hold.
Alyssa and Doug had an idea: What if they put their city lives on hold and, armed with just guitars and backpacks, traveled the 2,500 miles of highways and byways of the Mississippi River from Minnesota to Louisiana. Light out for the territory, so to speak, like Huck and Jim. There, the duo could follow the Great River Road (GRR) that parallels the waterway, meet the people, and hear first-hand where European folk music, brought to these shores generations ago, took root alongside rhythms and chants from Africa, and how these polarizing sounds formed the backbone of our 20th Century American musical heritage. And so The Grahams did just that, and in the process created their debut album, Riverman's Daughter. Along the way The Grahams played gigs at the various gin and juke joints that dotted the GRR, and met a colorful cast of characters and genuine music makers with whom the duo shared and exchanged stories through the common bond of song.
Eventually Alyssa and Doug ended up intentionally isolated on an old houseboat in rural Louisiana where the Mississippi spills into the Atchafalaya swamp. There, The Grahams prolifically stockpiled songs, enjoyed the simplicity of living off the grid, and for a spell, invited onboard friends and musicians including their longtime collaborator Bryan McCann, a wordsmith who aids with lyrical inspiration. Yet perhaps the biggest inspiration on Riverman's Daughter was Doug's own mother, Gigi, the matriarch of the Graham family clan, and a true fan of the duo who had been diagnosed with cancer earlier that year. As her condition worsened, the Grahams packed up their guitars and newly minted collection of songs to become Gigi's angel band, and played by her side until she passed away.
As recording of the new album began, The Grahams found a true kindred spirit in Grammy-winning producer Malcolm Burn, who brought a magical touch and inspired ideas into the studio. It was Burn's idea to record both Alyssa and Doug's parts live to tape without the assistance of headphones or isolation -- in the way they were written. This process gives the album a natural aura that harkens back to an era when this practice was commonplace. Along the same lines, The Grahams chose to record the album in Nashville, the longtime epicenter of country music. While the album's foundation is simple and acoustic, The Grahams are backed on a few tracks by stellar accompaniment including the Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstars. Along with the title song the album is highlighted by the 70's country rock flavored Carrying The Torch, the spirited traditional vibe of The Piney River, and the riveting upbeat barn dance playfulness of Revival Time.
Ultimately, the album is a winning culmination of The Grahams' long journey into the heart of America, the inspiration they derived from immersion into classic American music, and the natural and honest talent they have for bringing forth a modern musical idiom steeped in tradition.1. Revival Time
2. Riverman's Daughter
3. Carrying the Torch
4. You Made Me Love You
5. Cathedral Pines
6. If You're in New York
7. The Piney River
8. A Good Man
9. Marnie Hawkins
10. Heaven Forbid
11. Lonesome Child
13. Goodbye Babe (B.C.)
14. Lay Down Delilah$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
So FamiliarHighly anticipated follow up to these collaborators' debut album, actor, comedian, both Grammy winners! This bluegrass record was produced by Peter Asher. Many songs from this album will appear in an upcoming Broadway production.
I guess that this is the logical sequel to the first album, but it's also different in a lot of ways, Martin states. It sounds bigger and wider, and it has a lush feeling that I really like. I think that Edie's voice sounds beautiful with these arrangements, and I love the way the banjo sounds with strings. Peter really had a vision for this record, and he really came up with some wonderful things.
What Peter did was so beautiful, agrees Brickell. He has a great musical imagination, and he always surprises us. I'm so impressed by his ability to come up with things that feel grand and intimate at the same time. Peter has a really great ability to create something majestic and incorporate that into a traditional-sounding song.1. So Familiar
2. Always Will
3. Way Back in the Day
4. Won't Go Back
5. I'm By Your Side
6. I Had A Vision
7. I Have You
8. Another Round
9. Mine All Mine
10. Heart of the Dreamer
11. My Baby
12. Heartbreaker$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Trouble2007's Trouble is the third full-length release from the Duluth, MN progressive bluegrass quartet Trampled By Turtles. Produced by Rich Mattson and mastered by Dave Gardner, Trouble finds the group challenging tradition with the inclusion of electric instrumentation, drums, violin and cello. Alongside more conventional bluegrass fare like "Valley," "Arming of Infants," Like An Empty House and "Stranger" are pop leaning numbers like Still In Love With You, the foreboding Salvation, and instrumental pieces "Ceiling Slide" "Tap the Kitchen Floor" and "Spoiler." The 11-song set also features guest appearances by violinist/cellist Jesse Greene and Retribution Gospel Choir drummer Eric Pollard.1. Valley
2. Still in Love With You
3. Arming of Infants
5. Ceiling Slide
7. Like an Empty House
8. Tap the Kitchen Floor
9. Never Again
13. Who's Calling?
14. Last Page$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Goat Rodeo SessionsThe last time cellist Yo-Yo Ma teamed with bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolin player Chris Thile (of Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers fame) for a classical/bluegrass hybrid, the result was the gold-selling Songs of Joy & Peace. Here, Ma, Meyer, and Thile are joined by fiddler Stuart Duncan in a different kind of string quartet.
The slang phrase goat rodeo, according the Urban Dictionary, is about the most polite term used by aviation people (and others in higher risk situations) to describe a scenario that requires about 100 things to go right at once if you intend to walk away from it. That may be overstating the case for a group of musicians, most of whom have worked together and succeeded before, but it also carries a rural connotation that is appropriate for music that is, for the most part, closer to bluegrass than classical. The tunes were written by Duncan, Meyer, and Thile, and Ma's role is largely supportive. After the fast pieces Attaboy and Quarter Chicken Dark, Helping Hand is the first slower number, with Thile switching to guitar and Duncan taking over the mandolin for a musical conversation between the two instruments.
Where's My Bow? is a violin/cello/bass trio with Thile sitting out, and it is one of the few tracks that leans more toward the classical side, boasting a big, dramatic finish. The more exotic Here and Heaven finds both Thile and Meyer at times playing the Renaissance instrument the gamba, as Duncan picks up a fretless banjo, all of them backing a vocal duet between Thile and Aoife O'Donovan of Crooked Still. Meyer moves to piano for the slow, thoughtful Franz and the Eagle, another piece that has more of a classical bent.
The rest of the album is in a progressive bluegrass mode, Less Is Moi mixing several short themes and allowing room for improvisation, and 13:8 taken quickly, with Duncan and Thile interacting briskly. It doesn't really seem as if 100 things had to go right for The Goat Rodeo Sessions to work; it only required four or five talented musicians to play and sing in sympathetic unity, and that they did, making this a satisfying experience for more adventurous classical and bluegrass fans.LP1
2. Quarter Chicken Dark
3. Helping Hand
4. Where's My Bow?
5. Here and Heaven
6. Franzand the Eagle
1. Less is Moi
2. Hill Justice
3. No One But You
5. Goat Rodeo$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Wide Open SpacesNewly Remastered And Pressed On High Resolution 150 Gram Vinyl
Dixie Chicks first came together as a bluegrass quartet in Texas in 1989, later becoming a trio in 1995 when founding members (and sisters) Emily Robison (banjo/dobro) and Martie Maguire (fiddle/mandolin) were joined by 21-year-old Natalie Maines (daughter of guitarist/producer Lloyd Maines) as the group's new lead vocalist and guitarist. By the late 1990s, the classic Dixie Chicks trio lineup struck a stunning balance between the traditional Nashville sound and the contemporary influences of alternative rock and pop.
Dixie Chicks succeeded beyond all expectations: their first album as a trio, Wide Open Spaces, catapulted the group to the top of the country charts and into crossover success. Aided by back-to-back Country No. 1 singles "There's Your Trouble," "Wide Open Spaces" and "You Were Mine," Wide Open Spaces sold more than 12 million copies in the United States--more than all the top country acts of that year combined--and it's still the best-selling country album by a group ever. Wide Open Spaces won the Best Country Album Grammy while There's Your Trouble took home the Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal trophy.1. I Can Love You Better
2. Wide Open Spaces
3. Loving Arms
4. There's Your Troubles
5. You Were Mine
6. Never Say Die
7. Tonight The Heartache's On Me
8. Let 'Er Rip
9. Once You've Loved Somebody
10. I'll Take Care Of You
11. Am I The Only One (Who's Ever Felt This Way)
12. Give It Up Or Let Me Go$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass, And Bones (Awaiting Repress)This album title is actually taken from a grocery listand which aisle is bluegrass found on? Seriously though, this here is a great record from the leaders of the streetpunk herd. Thats right, another cow joke. Oi!1: No Pariah
2: Glad Download
3: Hopeless Vows
4: Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass, And Bones
5: All That I Can Give
6: Sign In A Window
7: Dont Ask Why
9: Letters To Yourself
10: Heaven At Seventeen
11: Leaves Of Fate
12: If You Want Me To
14: Poor Me
15: My Closed Mind
16: Looking For Something To Follow
17: Shadows And Lies$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Letters In The Deep2010 marks the metamorphosis of Cadillac Sky from a critically-acclaimed bluegrass band to a band without boundaries. With Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys at the producer's helm, Letters In The Deep corroborates Cadillac Sky's bluegrass roots, while at the same time departing into the great beyond, schlepping suitcases full of classical influences, rock and pop, on the way to expanding musical frontiers.1. Trapped Under the Ice
2. 3rd Degree
3. Human Cannonball
4. Trash Bag
5. Lee of the Stone: East
6. Ballad of Restored Confidence
8. Break My Heart Again
9. Lee of the Stone: West
11. Kiddie Pool Rag
13. Pitiful Waltz
14. Part of My Heart
15. Lee of the Stone: North
16. Tired Old Phrases
17. The Long Sigh$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Under The Influences (Awaiting Repress)Under the Influences, the second solo album from Social Distortion's Mike Ness, is a compilation of country, rock, and bluegrass covers released just six months after his first solo effort, Cheating at Solitaire.1. All I Can Do Is Cry
2. Gamblin' Man
3. Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing
4. I Fought The Law
5. Big Iron
6. One More Time
7. Six More Miles
8. A Thief In The Night
9. Once A Day
10. Funnel Of Love
11. House Of Gold
12. Wildwood Flower
13. Ball And Chain (Honky Tonk)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Swimmin' Pools, Movie StarsAmerican music treasure Dwight Yoakam's special collaboration with leading bluegrass label Sugar Hill Records, Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars is set for release this fall. For the making of this album, Yoakam assembled a band of bluegrass luminaries to reinterpret favorites from his catalogue of gems. The 11-track album features Yoakam compositions from his extensive catalog.
This project was produced by nine-time Grammy winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of Whiskey Lullaby") and Yoakam, recorded at both Southern Ground Studio (TN) and the legendary Capitol Records Studio B in Los Angeles and mixed by Chris Lord Alge. For the recording, the production team gathered together a world-class band of bluegrass's current greats including Grammy winner and nine-time international Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year Bryan Sutton on guitar, Grammy winner Stuart Duncan on fiddle and banjo, 14-time Grammy winner Barry Bales on bass, Adam Steffey on mandolin (Alison Krauss), and Scott Vestal on banjo (Sam Bush). The LP also features harmony vocals by Jonathan Clark, Brian Whelan, Davey Faragher and newcomer Bryan Joyce.1. What I Don't Know
2. Free To Go
3. Sad, Sad Music
4. These Arms
5. I Wouldn't Put It Past Me
7. Two Doors Down
8. Guitars, Cadillacs
9. Home For Sale
10. Please, Please Baby
11. Gone (That'll Be Me)
12. Purple Rain$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-ROU-4812xSteep Canyon Rangers
Nobody Knows YouGrammy-nominated bluegrass sensation, The Steep Canyon Rangers proudly present their debut Rounder Records effort Nobody Knows You. Grammy nominated for their collaboration with icon Steve Martin, these personable young musicians are as Steve puts it, "not only great musicians who continue to explore both the new and old styles of bluegrass and bring a fresh energy to the traditions of American music, but they are also really fun on a bus."
Deft musicianship, impeccable songwriting, distinctive vocals, and creative arrangements are just some of the qualities that set The Steep Canyon Rangers apart from the rest of the pack. Unafraid to break the mold, whether taking the unexpected musical turn or bringing home the surprising lyric, it's no wonder that Martin chose them as just the right band to record and tour with. Nobody Knows You is the most adventurous and fully realized accomplishment The Steep Canyon Rangers have achieved to date.
Guitarist Woody Platt's take on Nobody Knows You to No Depression, I think this record is an obvious step for us if you were to go back and listen to all of our records in order. To me, Nobody Knows You has the most depth from start to finish, and I believe that it features our best songwriting to date.
He adds, Although it is a bluegrass album, and we are very proud to be a bluegrass band, there are elements of pop, honky-tonk, jazz and rock and roll all kind of mixed into the album. The variety of the record will hopefully enable us to reach a larger audience of music fans, and not limit it to only bluegrass fans. Compared to our previous discography, I'd say that this record has the best chance to have a broad appeal.1. Nobody Knows You
2. Rescue Me
3. Easy To Love
4. Between Midnight and the Dawn
5. As I Go
6. Natural Disaster
7. Ungrateful One
8. Summer Winds
9. Open Country
10. Knob Creek
12. Long Shot$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Stay RecklessAustin Lucas' release of Stay Reckless marks an important moment for this young troubadour who has amassed fans from Bloomington, IN to Prague.
Inspired by X, producer Mark Nevers (Lambchop, Jason Isbell) captures an alt-country album brimming with punk rock energy and heartland earnestness. In
2007 Lucas began to entwine his punk rock nature with his bluegrass upbringing eventually collaborating and touring with Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music and traveling the country on The Warped Tour, Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour and
The Revival Tour. Being raised by accomplished bluegrass musician Bob Lucas and then embarking on a stripling discovery, Austin Lucas has come full circle with Stay Reckless, a record that
embodies the work of an experienced troubadour.1. Let Me In
2. Alone In Memphis
3. Four Wheels
4. Small Town Heart
6. Save It For Yourself
7. Different Shade Of Red
8. Stay Reckless
9. So Much More Than Lonely
10. Gift And A Gamble
11. Splinters$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Guts N TeethMade up of nine musicians with punk rock in their hearts and traditional acoustic instruments in their hands, Old Man Markley have adeptly bound the two genres, giving way to something fresh and exciting. Every spirited track on their 12-song Joby J. Ford (The Bronx) recorded album Guts N' Teeth features captivating three part harmonies playing off of nimble instrumentation. From start to finish the album showcases Old Man Markley's irresistible twist on the Bluegrass genre, infusing a youthful party-first sensibility throughout.1. For Better For Worse
2. At the Bottom
3. Running Weight
4. Guts n Teeth
5. Do Me Like You Do
6. Killing Time
7. Song Songs
8. In a Circle Going Round
10. Lowdown Blues
11. Living and Learning
12. Struggling$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TightropeEntering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County Line bring a deep reverence for traditional American roots music and timeless bluegrass instrumentation to insightful, poetic original songs that are powerfully contemporary yet rich with the complex resonance of their southern heritage. Over the course of six studio albums and performances around the world, they have pursued a singular style that is entirely their own, yet connects with audiences from all walks.1. The Traveler
2. Should Have Known
3. Any Port in a Storm
4. Girl She Used to Be
5. Tightrope of Love
6. Ships At Sea
7. Love I Found
9. Sixteen Years
10. Will You Still Love Me
11. Final Reward$22.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Take It Like A ManWhen Athens, GA outfit the Packway Handle Band sought Jim White out to produce an album, the quintet learned he had a massive stash of bluegrass songs just waiting to be sprung on the world - and they would make the perfect slingshot. In the hands of White and the ebullient Packway Handle Band, the whole album adds up to a huge dose of fun, with just a dash of sorrow.1. Smack Dab In A Big Tornado
2. Breathing Room
3. Corn Pone Refugee
4. Not A Song
5. Jim 3:16
6. Gravity Won't Fail
7. Wordmule Revisited
8. Paranormal Girlfriend
9. Blood On The Fiddle, Blood On The Bow
10. Sorrow's Shine
11. Sinner!$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now