Monday, July 24, 2017

That Nashville Sound Monday Newsbytes

Lots of independent music news in this morning's edition of That Nashville Sound's Newsbyte:


- Roots rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd has a new album forthcoming. Lay It On Down is due August 4 on Concord Records. Recorded at Echophone Studios in Shepherd’s hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana and produced by Shepherd with Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Natasha Bedingfield, Kate Voegele), the album was largely recorded live in the studio to analog tape.

- Olivia Lane premiered her new music video for "Wrong Girl."

- Newly-signed-to-Atlantic-Records Kelly Clarkson calls her album coming out later this year her most soulful yet.

- Buena Vista Records (Disney) has a new country band named signed Temecula Road and they have a new music video for "Hoping" that just came out.

- On August 25, Nashville's Blank Range will release their debut album Marooned With The Treasure distributed by Thirty Tigers. This release makes the band's first full length album after three years of touring the country heavily behind their first two EPs Phase II and Vista BentListen to "Opening Band" via YouTube:

- Suzi Oravec had CMT premiere her new music video for "Long Drive Home."

- On August 25, a new live concert performance will be available from Waylon Jennings. Check out Turn Back the Years: Live in Dallas 1975 Vinyl LP Record

- Jimmy Lumpkin and the Revival have a new music video for their track "Every Time I Leave."

- Elliot Root has a cool artistic music video for "10,000" that has just been released.

- Connecticut native April Kry has a new music video for "While We're Young" that was just unveiled.

- A new 1986 concert performance done by Johnny Cash will also be seeing a release on August 4, 2017. Take a peek at Any Old Wind That Blows: Live In Concert 1986.

- Former Pepsi Southern Original competition winner Rachel Lipsky has a new music video for "Dancin' In The Neon" that was just released.

- Kenny Rogers will be hosting“All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7PM CT. This once-in-a-lifetime concert event will honor Kenny Rogers' historic 60-year career and will feature the final performance together by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
“As I'm bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I'm so grateful to have crossed paths with,” says Kenny Rogers. “It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me. Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it. We've enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I'll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances, and laughs we've shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career. I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time."
This one-night-only concert event taping will bring together fans, friends and music icons to celebrate Kenny Rogers. “All In For The Gambler” will feature performances by Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, Elle King and many other special guests to be announced in the coming weeks.

- Respected industry veteran and excellent public relations guru Cary Baker sent me a big list of indie and/or lesser-know releases for this summer and beyond. I'll be adding them to my master list of album releases soon, but in the meantime, peruse this list and let me know if anything piques your interest:

June 2, 2017 – Amy Black – Memphis (Reuben) – produced by Scott Bomar (Bo-Keys), mixed by Adam Hill (Ardent) and featuring Charles Hodges, Leroy Hodges, Howard Grimes and other Memphis veterans; video premiere on PopMatters.

June 2, 2017 – Cowbell – Haunted Heart (Damaged Goods) – U.K. duo proffers psychobilly, greasy rock ’n’ roll and maximum R&B; Blurt premiered the title track.

June 2, 2017 – Robert Lamm – Time Chill (Omnivore) first-ever comp of his solo recordings

June 9, 2017 – Game Theory – 2 Steps From The Middle Ages (Omnivore) - their final album, expanded and remastered, with liners by Mitch Easter and others

June 16, 2017 – The Dustbowl Revival – The Dustbowl Revival (Signature Sounds) – No Depression premiered the first video

June 16, 2017 – Various Artists: Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records (label TBA) featuring Valerie June, Bobby Rush, Luther Dickinson, Jimbo Mathus, Million Dollar Quartet, Chuck Mead. PopMatters premiered the Dickinson track; NPR premiered the Valerie June track.

June 16, 2017 – Big Star – The Best of Big Star (Stax/Craft/Concord) – includes some rare singles mixes; Brooklyn Vegan premiered a rare single mix.

June 16, 2017 – Rosebud – Rosebud (Omnivore) – the further adventures of Judy Henske, Jerry Yester and three cohorts in expanded edition of Straight/Reprise LP

June 23, 2017 – Allen Ginsberg/William Blake – The Complete Songs Of Innocence And Experience by William Blake, Tuned by Allen Ginsberg (Omnivore)

June 23, 2017 – Willie Nile – Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan (River House) – The Observer broke the story and premiered a song.

June 23, 2017 – Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help – Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help (Rhyme & Reason) – new band from Bar/None Records founder and Individuals frontman. Brooklyn Vegan broke the news and premiered a track.

June 30, 2017–  Art Pepper – Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions Vol. 3: Lee Konitz and Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions Vol. 4: Bill Watrous (Omnivore)

July 7, 2017 – Chris Bell – Looking Forward: The Roots of Big Star (Omnivore) including un-heard tracks, of which Billboard premiered one, and excerpted a biography chapter

July 14, 2017 – Korby Lenker – Thousand Springs (Soundly Music/RED) – More than 30 contributors include Nora Jane Struthers, Anthony Da Costa, Carrie Elkin, Amy Speace, Molly Tuttle, Kai Welch, Angel Snow, Becky Warren and the Punch Brothers’ Chris “Critter” Eldridge; No Depression premiered the first track.

July 28, 2017 – Arthur Alexander – Arthur Alexander (Omnivore) – his out-of-print Muscle Shoals-recorded Warner Bros. album, expanded.

August 11, 2017 – Paul Kelly – Life is Fine (GawdAggie/Cooking Vinyl/RED) –

August 11, 2017 – Peter Himmelman – There is No Calamity (Himmasongs/Six Degrees) rockin’ new album produced by Steve Berlin; HuffPost broke the story and premiered a video.

August 11, 2017 – A.J. Croce – Just Like Medicine (Compass) – produced by Dan Penn; featuring Steve Cropper, Vince Gill, David Hood, McCrory Sisters, plus his first-ever Jim Croce cover on record (never-before-recorded song)

August 11, 2017 – Chris Fullerton – Epilepsy Blues (Eight 30 Records) – Central Texas singer/songwriter’s debut

August 11, 2017 – Dwight Yoakam – Live from Austin, TX; Buck Owens – Live from Austin, TX (New West) – live albums from PBS’ Austin City Limits series now available as 180g vinyl and DVD/CD packages.

August 18, 2017 – Ray Wylie Hubbard – Tell The Devil I’m Gettin’ There As Fast As I Can (Bordello/Thirty Tigers) – Rolling Stone premiered the title track which features Lucinda Williams and Eric Church

August 18, 2017 – Raspberries – Pop Art Live (Omnivore) – 2-CD live 2004 Cleveland reunion concert with all the hits and interesting covers; Ultimate Classic Rock premiered an un-head track.

August 25, 2017 – Alex Chilton – A Man Called Destruction (Omnivore) reissue with bonus tracks. The Big Takeover premiered a never-before-heard track.

September TBA, 2017 – Lloyd Price (Universal) –  new studio album from R&B pioneer

September 1, 2017 – Jan & Dean – Filet Of Soul Redux: Live Remote From Hullabaloo Club ‘65 (Omnivore) – live album with comedy elements that was rejected by Jan & Dean’s label, and shelved until now. Notes by Dean Torrence and David Beard. Best Classic Bands premiered a track.

September 8, 2017 – Bash & Pop – Friday Night Is Killing Me (Omnivore) – Tommy Stinson’s post-Replacement band’s debut album, expanded. Brooklyn Vegan and The Big Takeover premiered  track.

September 15, 2017 – Chris Bell – I Am The Cosmos (deluxe edition) (Omnivore 2CD/Digital) expanded edition with any never-before-heard tracks

September 22, 2017 – Flamin’ Groovies – Fantastic Plastic (Megaforce) – new album

September 22, 2017 – Eileen Jewell – Downhearted Blues (Signature Sounds)

September 22 2017 – Woody Guthrie (Bear Family) – two books in a slipcase plus three CDs, a tribute concert featuring Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan

September 22, 2017 – Linda Perhacs – I’m a Harmony (Omnivore) – psychedelic folk artist’s newly recorded album, produced by Fernando Perdomo

September 29, 2017 – 9/29 – Art Pepper – Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions Vol. 5: Jack Sheldon; Art Pepper Presents West Coast Sessions Vol. 6: Shelly Manne (Omnivore)

October 6, 2017 – Whitney Rose – Rule 62 (Six Shooter/Thirty Tigers) – with a rather exciting producer and band TBA)

October 6, 2017– Jerry Yester – Pass Your Light Around (Omnivore) ‘70s recordings

October 13, 2017 – Gene Clark – Gene Clark Sings For You (Omnivore)

October 13, 2017 – Chris Barron – Angels And One Armed Jugglers (Chrysanthemum) – solo album from Spin Doctors’ singer

November 24, 2017 – Chris Bell – The Complete Chris Bell (Omnivore) 6 LPs vinyl only

November 24, 2017 –  11/24 – Various Artists – The Soul Of Baltimore: The Ru-Jac Records Story (Omnivore) 4-CD compendium of Baltimore/DC soul

TBA Q3 2017 – Action Skulls – new band featuring Vicki Peterson (Bangles), John Cowsill and Bill Mumy.

TBA Q3 2017 – Fernando Perdomo – The Golden Hour (self release) – producer of Linda Perhacs, Cait Brennan and more, recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis

TBA Q1 2018 – Janiva Magness (fathead/Blue Elan) – follow-up to her Grammy-nominated album

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