Album: Forever and Then Some
Label: Third Man Records
Release date: April 14, 2017
Lillie Mae Rische (formerly of Jypsi) releases the Jack White-produced LP following in the footsteps of labelmate Margo Price.
Former White Stripes leader Jack White has taken a break from performing as an artist and has been busy setting up his own label in Nashville titled Third Man Records. While Third Man was originally founded in 2001, it wasn't until 2009 he had purchased office space in Nashville and with his most recent-signing of Lillie Mae Rische and following critical-darling releases by Margo Price and Olivia Jean, it's clear this new effort has a renewed energy behind it.
"I'm proud to have become a part of the Third Man family, where there is no shortage of hard work and dedication to creating and making available the music we love so," Rische said in a release. "I'm forever thankful to Jack for believing in me and giving me a chance and all the freedom I've needed to make this album."Rische has spent considerable time as a member of White’s touring and recording combo, playing fiddle and mandolin while also lending vocals. She was originally discovered by the legendary Cowboy Jack Clement while playing with her family band The Risches, which was formerly called Jypsi.
“Lillie Mae has been performing on stage since she was 3 years old,” White said. “She is an incredible writer who can play an array of instruments and has paid her dues from the honky-tonks on Broadway to stages around the world. She is a beloved artist in Nashville, and I think it is safe to say that she is one in a billion. You wont find anyone else quite like this woman no matter how long you live.”Jypsi was formed in 1994 in Galena, Illinois by sisters Amber-Dawn, Lillie Mae, and Scarlett Rische, along with their brother, Frank. In 2007, they were signed to Arista Nashville. In late 2007, the group began work on its debut album, eventually releasing three singles for the label. They've been longtime mainstay performers down at Layla's Bluegrass Station down on Broadway in Nashville.
Mae's siblings appear on Forever and Then Some, with guitarist Frank Carter Rische, Scarlett Rische on mandolin and harmony vocals from McKenna Grace Rische. Once known as country quartet Jypsi, the brother and sisters charted with the song "I Don't Love You Like That" in 2008. Also featured on the LP is the Dead Weather and Queens of the Stone age keyboardist Dean Fertita, banjo player Ian Craft, singer-songwriter Carey Kotsonis and Old Crow Medicine Show pianist Cory Younts.
Forever and Then Some track listing:
1. "Over the Hill and Through the Woods"
2. "Honky Tonks and Taverns"
3. "Wash Me Clean"
5. "Honest and True"
6. "These Daze"
7. "Forever and Then Some"
8. "Nearing Home"
9. "To Go Wrong"
10. "Some Fine Day"
11. "Dance to the Beat of My Own Drum"