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Wayne Marshall Tru Colors EP

WAYNE MARSHALL

WILL REVEAL HIS TRU COLORS EP

ON DEC 16, 2013

 TO GIVE FANS A TASTE OF HIS ANTICIPATED 2014 STUDIO ALBUM

The 5-Song EP Will Be Released on Ghetto Youths International 

Produced by Damian Marley and Featuring Guest Collaborations with Assassin, Ace Hood, Baby Cham and Waka Flocka

 

  

Jamaican reggae artist Wayne Marshall will release his Tru Colors EP digitally on December 16, 2013 to give fans a taste of his highly anticipated album carrying the same name. His Tru Colors album will drop January 20, 2014 and is Marshall’s first full-length release in over 10 years, following his debut Marshall Law (VP Records). Both upcoming releases will be available on the Marley-owned label Ghetto Youths International and distributed through Thirty Tigers/Essential.

Produced by Damian Marley, the 5-song EP showcases Marshall’s range as singer, deejay (rapper) and songwriter and is the perfect mixture of his latest hits and new material.

The EP’s two never-before-heard tracks, “Go Harder” and “Stupid Money,” feature an array of star-studded collaborations. Harmonized by Marshall’s unforgettable hook, Ace Hood, Baby Cham and Waka Flocka deliver hard-hitting verses on “Go Harder,” the remix of Marshall’s 2012 hit “Go Hard.” The original song’s video garnered over 3.3 million views on World Star Hip Hop alone, so it only seemed fitting to give this hip-hop flavored club anthem a fresh twist. Then fellow dancehall artist Assassin, who recently landed a guest verse on Kanye West’s Yeezus album, complements Marshall’s clever lyrics on the brand new single “Stupid Money,” The video is due the first week of December.

Listen to “Stupid Money” mp3:
https://soundcloud.com/withlove-pr/wayne-marshall-stupid-money

Okayplayer’s Large Up claims “Stupid Money” is “catchy” and “wouldn’t be too surprised to hear the song infiltrating commercial radio,” while Boomshots says “rarely has filthy luchre inspired such eloquent expressions of enthusiasm.”

In addition to these brand new singles, Marshall’s most recent hit “I Know” nabbed a spot on the Tru Colors EP. The single is currently receiving rotation on Jamaican airwaves and its Jay-Will directed video is also spreading across the blogsphere. VIBE premiered the visual and raved that Marshall “rocks the party” on this “turnt-up bashment.” Ebony also selected the video on their weekly music round up and loves his “braggadocious lyrics about being the ish.”

Tru Colors closes with two bonus tracks from Wayne’s hit-filled repertoire, including “To The Bank” and “Good Ole Wife” off the popular Matrimony riddim. Both songs are available exclusively on the EP and will not be on the upcoming album.

EP Tru Colors Track Listing:

1. Go Harder feat. Ace Hood, Baby Cham & Waka Flocka
2. I Know
3. Stupid Money feat Assassin

***Bonus Tracks***
4. To The Bank
5. Good Ole Wife

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For more information about Wayne Marshall, contact Sara Silver
sara@thirtytigers.com +44 (0)20 8265 0772
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Communion presents: Nathaniel Rateliff live in December.

After 3 years Nathaniel Rateliff finally announces 2 London shows!

The astounding US songsmith Nathaniel Rateliff will make his hugely welcome return to the UK with 2 London shows showcasing his sublime new album ‘Falling Faster Than You Can Run’ to be released on Mod y Vi Records/Thirty Tigers on January 20th 2014.

Listen to Nathaniel’s track “Nothing To Show For” from the up coming album “Falling Faster Than You Can Run” by clicking here.

For press enquiry please contact Barbara Charone at MBC PR.

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For further information please contact Sara Silver at sara@thirtytigers.com
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TOUR UPDATES
AUTUMN/WINTER
2013

 

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Tim Easton – Europe Fall Tour 2013

30/10/13 – Dublin, Whelans, Ireland
02/11/13 – Newcastle, The Cluny 2, United Kingdom
03/11/13 – Nottingham, MFN-Club, United Kingdom
04/11/13 – High Wycombe, Kingsmead House Concerts, United Kingdom
06/11/13 – London, The Green Note, United Kingdom
08/11/13 – Brussels, Toogenblik, Belgium
09/11/13 – Hoorn, Netherlands Het Huis Verloren, Netherlands
13/11/13 – Mauerbach, SSH, Austria
14/11/13 – Vienna, Local-Bar, Austria
15/11/13 – Staasdorf, Austria Mojo Club, Austria
16/11/13 – Korneuburg, Gwolb, Austria
17/11/13 – Perchtoldsdorf, House Concert, Austria
20/11/13 – Barcelona, Rocksound, Spain
21/11/13 – Valencia, Loco Club, Spain
22/11/13 – Madrid, La Boite/Wurlitzer, Spain
23/11/13 – Aviles, Don Floro, Spain
24/11/13 – Santander, Escenario Santander, Spain

North Mississippi Allstars – Euro Tour 2013

09/10/13 Zaragoza, Plaza De Justicia, Spain
10/10/13 Madrid, Caracol, Spain
11/10/13 Bilbao, Kafe Antzokia, Spain
12/10/13 Barcelona, Bikini, Spain
13/10/13 Pamplona, Totem, Spain
15/10/13 Paris, La Boule Noire, France
16/10/13 Tilburg, 013, Holland
17/10/13 Brussel, Ancienne Belgique, Belgium
18/10/13 Leffinge, DeZwerver, Belgium
19/10/13 Ottersum, Roepaen, Holland
20/10/13 Amsterdam, Paradiso, Holland
22/10/13 Bristol, St.Bonadventures, United Kingdom
23/10/13 London, 100 Club, United Kingdom
24/10/13 Glasgow, Oran Mor, United Kingdom
25/10/13 York, Fibbers, United Kingdom
26/10/13 Manchester, Academy 3, United Kingdom

http://www.nmallstars.com/

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Jason Isbell – UK & Ireland Tour 2013

18 /11/13 Bristol, Thekla, United Kingdom

http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_jason_isbell.html

19/11/13 Brighton, The Komedia, United Kingdom

http://www.seetickets.com/Event/JASON-ISBELL/The-Hope/732252

20/11/13 London, The Garage, United Kingdom

www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/AJI2011

21/11/13 Nottingham, Bodega, United Kingdom

http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_jason_isbell.html

22/11/13 Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, United Kingdom

www.gigsinscotland.com 08444 999 990

24/11/13 Dublin, Workman’s Club, Ireland
25/11/13 Manchester, Ruby Lounge, United Kingdom

TICKETLINE: 0161 832 1111 / www.ticketline.co.uk

http://www.jasonisbell.com

Garland Jeffreys (as part of his European tour)

19/10/13 Paris, New Morning, France

http://garlandjeffreys.com
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Stephen Kellogg Ireland & Belgium Tour 2013

04/12/13 Cork,Triskell, Ireland*
06/12/13 Offlay, Birr Theatre, Ireland*
07/12/13 Thurles, The Source Arts Centre, Ireland*
09/12/13 Dublin, Unitarian Church, Ireland*    SOLD OUT
10/12/13 Dublin, Vicar Street, Ireland*
11/12/13 Portlaoise, Dunamase Theatre, Ireland*
13/12/13 Kilkenny, St. Chanices Church, Ireland*
14/12/13 Derry, Millennium Forum, Ireland*
15/12/13 Ballybofey, Balor Theatre, Ireland*
18/12/13 Wexford, St. Iberius Church, Ireland*
19/12/13 Leuven Het Depot, Belgium± SOLD OUT
20/12/13 Leuven Het Depot, Belgium± SOLD OUT
21/12/13 Leuven Het Depot, Belgium± SOLD OUT

*Shows supporting Josh Ritter
±Shows supporting Milow
http://www.stephenkellogg.com

Patty Griffin UK & Ireland Tour 2013

“Patty Griffin’s new album American Kid, which features Robert Plant, is a triumph of powerful, profound songwriting.”  DAILY TELEGRAPH  (5 STARS)

 

“A triumph”   OBSERVER

 

“A compelling experience”   INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY  (4.5 out of 5)

 

“Griffin is both disarming and breathtaking..”  DAILY MIRROR

 

“…this gorgeous, understated album finds her voice pure and true coming straight from the heart”    THE SUN   (4.5 STARS)

 

“But the real star is Griffin’s songwriting….”   SUNDAY TIMES

 

“..it’s her devastating voice and ear for the smallest detail that ultimately makes all the difference.”   Q  (4 STARS)

 

“Griffin’s elegant phrasing and nuanced delivery make this a bewitching piece of work…”  UNCUT Americana Album of the Month

 

“American Kid is one of the finest original song collections, lyrically and musically, I’ve ever heard.”  MAVERICK  (5 STARS)

 

“Patty Griffin has consistently written excellent songs, but this collection is possibly her strongest and most satisfying album to date.”  Country Music People

 

“…Griffin has wowed listeners with her bittersweet songs and a clarion soul voice that can stop even the most jaded in their tracks.”  CLASSIC ROCK

 

“Her vocals are a direct connection to the emotional core of any song Patty Griffin chooses to sing. American Kid is pure testament to this remarkable gift.”  R2 MAGAZINE

 

“Americana doesn’t get much better.”  ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE

 

“As soon as Patty Griffin opened her mouth, it was abundantly clear that we were in the company of someone who can really, really sing. “  F.T.  (4 STARS)

15/11/13 Bristol, St George’s Hall, United Kingdom
16/11/13 Sheffield, City Ballroom, United Kingdom
17/11/13 London, Royal Festival Hall, United Kingdom
19/11/13 Cork, Cyprus Avenue, Ireland
20/11/13 Dundalk, Spirit Store, Ireland
21/11/13 Dublin,The Sugar Club,  Ireland

http://www.pattygriffin.com/
http://soundcloud.com/newwestrecords/patty-griffin-ohio
Released on Sonymusic UK/Ireland

Mediaeval Baebes – Christmas Carol Tour 2013 UK


                                                                                                                     

21/11/13 Holy Trinity, Guildford
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06/12/13  Leicester Cathedral, Leicester
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07/12/13  Norwich Cathedral, Norwich
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13/12/13  Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester
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 14/12/13  Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough
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19/12/13 St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London
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For more information or if want to request a guest ticket for any of the shows above, please contact:
Sara Silver sara@silverprojects.com +44 7710360912  
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Woody Guthrie: American Radical Patriot

The Complete Library of Congress Interview & Musical Performance Recordings
–to be released  in their entirety for the very first time on October 21st 2013

Limited edition six-CD set is packaged with 78-rpm vinyl record, DVD and 60-page booklet (258-page PDF version also included). Contains complete Library of Congress recordings released in their entirety for the first time. 

78 disc features Bob Dylan performing Guthrie’s “VD City” backed with Guthrie singing “The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done.”

Woody Guthrie may be more popular in the 21st century than he ever was in the 20th. The unexpected success of Mermaid Avenue — the 1998 and 2000 albums of Woody Guthrie lyrics set to music by Billy Bragg, Wilco and others —have sparked a resurgence of interest in Guthrie’s own recordings. Several fine anthologies have been released in this new century, but only this year has the ultimate treasure trove of the songwriter’s earliest recordings been unlocked and shared with the wider world.

Woody Guthrie: American Radical Patriot, set for release on Rounder Records on October 21st, 2013, will prove a revelation to even the most devoted Guthrie fan, for it unveils hours of songs, interviews and even radio dramas that the general public has never heard.

In 1940, a 27-year-old Guthrie recorded his music for the first time (other than some radio airchecks) when he visited the U.S. Government’s Library of Congress and taped five hours of singing and talking with the legendary folklorist Alan Lomax. Here were many of the classic compositions that Guthrie would soon record for Folkways and RCA Victor: “So Long, It’s Been Good To Know Yuh,” “Do Re Mi,” “Pretty Boy Floyd,” “I Ain’t Got No Home” and “Hard, Ain’t It Hard.” But the stories Guthrie told Lomax about his life created a rich context for the songs, and the songs put an emotional charge into the stories.

The three-hour version of those sessions (released as The Library of Congress Recordings by Elektra in 1964 and reissued by Rounder in 1998) was justly hailed by critic Bill Friskics-Warren as “three volumes of conversation, songs and humanity that offer the most complete portrait of America’s greatest folksinger.” Now it’s an even more complete portrait. Here for the first time is the full five-hour session, presented in cleaned-up audio with a word-for-word transcript in the 258-page book (available as a PDF) that anchors this boxed set.

But the Library of Congress sessions take up only four of the six audio CDs in American Radical Patriot — and the box also includes the book, a DVD and a 78-rpm vinyl disc. Much of the material has never been encountered by any but the luckiest researchers, and taken as a complete package, the set broadens and deepens our understanding of the singer-songwriter who so profoundly influenced Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Richie Havens, Neil Young, Ani DiFranco, Taj Mahal, U2, the Byrds, the Band and many more.

This exclusive set, limited to 5,000 copies, also includes the 17 songs Guthrie composed and recorded while an employee of the Pacific Northwest’s Bonneville Power Administration (including a never-before-released version of “Pastures of Plenty”), the five songs he composed and performed with the Almanac Singers to support the anti-fascist effort in World War II, two radio dramas that Guthrie helped write and perform for the U.S. Office of War Information, three songs from broadcasts of Jazz America, 10 songs he composed and performed for the U.S. Public Health Service’s anti-venereal disease campaign and a health-themed radio drama that he helped write and perform for Columbia University. The 78 disc contains Bob Dylan’s 1961 home recording of Guthrie’s “VD City” and Guthrie’s 1951 home recording of “The Greatest Thing That Man Has Ever Done.”

A connecting thread runs through this material: It’s all tied to the American government in some way, either commissioned directly by a federal agency or created to support a national military or health effort. This may surprise people who know of Guthrie as an agitator for unions, the poor and the marginalized and as a columnist for two different newspapers published by the U.S. Communist Party (though he was never a party member).

Yet Guthrie was named after a U.S. president (Woodrow Wilson) and was a consistent supporter of collective action (whether through left-wing organizations or the government’s New Deal programs like the dam-building along the Columbia River). He served more than a year in the Merchant Marine and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1946.

“Was it a paradox that a ‘radical’ would record songs for a government he opposed?” asks Bill Nowlin, the co-founder of Rounder Records who wrote the essays and notes that fill up much of this set’s book. Nowlin answered his own question by coming up with the package’s title: American Radical Patriot. But it’s the paradox of that title that Nowlin explores in depth in the full-length book that’s as central to this boxed set as the DVD or any of the CDs.

“Woody Guthrie loved his country,” asserts Nowlin. “He didn’t agree with all of the policies of the government, or the ways in which some people took advantage of
others . . . But he appreciated and understood and embraced the imperfections and he seemed to have a fundamental faith that people would see to it that things got fixed, if only more people realized that there really could be better ways.”

The story of how Guthrie was born and raised in the oil-boom town of Okemah, Oklahoma, how he watched his family destroyed by fires, illness and bankruptcy, joined the Dust Bowl migration to California, and began singing for camp dances, union rallies and local radio shows has been told in multiple biographies and films as well as in Guthrie’s own three autobiographical books: Bound for GlorySeeds of Man and House of Earth. But none of them can match the experience of hearing that story told by Guthrie himself and embellished with his own songs.

Perhaps it’s ironic that it took an American government agency, the Library of Congress, to document this oral history of a self-described “lonesome traveler.” Perhaps it’s ironic that it took another, the Bonneville Power Administration, to spur Guthrie to the most productive songwriting month of his career —“probably the best time of his life,” according to his son Arlo. Or maybe it’s not so ironic, after all. Maybe, as Nowlin suggests in his provocative essay, a democratic government was the only vehicle that could realize Guthrie’s vision of the people working together to create “the biggest thing that man has ever done.”

Track Listing:
[capitalized titles = song; lower cased titles = spoken word/interview]

THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS RECORDINGS
Discs 1-4

Disc 1
1. LOST TRAIN BLUES
2. Growing up in Oklahoma
3. THE RAILROAD BLUES
4. More talk of growing up in Okemah
5. The gang of kids Woody hung around with
6. RYE WHISKEY
8. OLD JOE CLARK
9. Alan Lomax asks for a tune
10. BEAUMONT RAG
11. Alan asks for another one
12. GREEN VALLEY WALTZ (a.k.a.) Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Feet?
13. The troubles and tragedies that fractured Woody’s family in Okemah
14. GREENBACK DOLLAR
15. Lomax asks about the boll weevil
16. BOLL WEEVIL
17. Jailhouse songs
18. THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
19. When the great dust storm struck

Disc 2
1. The end of the world
2. SO LONG, IT’S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YUH
3. Dust storms devastate the farmland
4. TALKING DUST BOWL
5. Migrants arrive in California
6. DO RE MI
7. HARD TIMES
8. Songs about hard times
9. BRING BACK TO ME MY BLUE-EYED BOY
10. Songs about outlaws
11. BILLY THE KID
12. Billy the Kid and Pretty Boy Floyd
13. PRETTY BOY FLOYD
14. Jesse James
15. JESSE JAMES AND HIS BOYS
16. Takin’ it from the rich and givin’ it to the poor
17. JESUS CHRIST
18. Songs about bankers
19. THE JOLLY BANKER
20. Another song about the depradations of the bankers
21. I AIN’T GOT NO HOME
22. Hundreds of thousands made homeless
23. DIRTY OVERHAULS
24. The story of Mary Fagan
25. MARY FAGAN
26. The origins of the song

Disc 3
1. Origins of the song, continued
2. CHAIN AROUND MY LEG
3. Let’s sing some blues
4. NINE HUNDRED MILES
5. WORRIED MAN BLUES
6. About the “Worried Man Blues”
7. LONESOME VALLEY
8. Railroad blueses
9. WALKIN’ DOWN THAT RAILROAD LINE
10. Interlude
11. GOIN’ DOWN THE FRISCO LINE
12. Riding the rails
13. GOING DOWN THE ROAD
14. Interlude
15. SEVEN CENT COTTON
16. WISH I’D STAYED IN THE WAGON YARD
17. Interlude
18. DUST BOWL REFUGEE
19. Contractors duping the desperate
20. The dust storm of April 14, 1935
21. DUST STORM DISASTER / FOGGY MOUNTAIN TOP*
*Foggy Mountain Top listed as separate track # 22 in package liner notes

Disc 4
1. Breathing in dust
2. DUST PNEUMONIA BLUES
3. Leaving the Dust Bowl
4. CALIFORNIA BLUES
5. Jimmie Rodgers
6. Migrants arriving in California
7. DO RE MI
8. Refugees pouring into California
9. DUST BOWL REFUGEE
10. California as one of the 48 states
11. WILL ROGERS HIGHWAY
12. The flood that took over 100 lives
13. LOS ANGELES NEW YEAR’S FLOOD
14. A good horse
15. STEWBALL
16. Interlude
17. STAGGER LEE
18. Interlude
19. ONE DIME BLUES
20. Interlude
21. GIT ALONG LITTLE DOGIES
22. Interlude
23. THE TRAIL TO MEXICO
24. GYPSY DAVY
25. Introducing an old song
26. HARD AIN’T IT HARD

THE BPA RECORDINGS + WAR EFFORT SONGS
Disc 5

THE BPA RECORDINGS
1. Introduction
2. PASTURES OF PLENTY
3. OREGON TRAIL
4. ROLL ON COLUMBIA
5. NEW FOUND LAND
6. TALKING COLUMBIA
7. ROLL, COLUMBIA, ROLL
8. COLUMBIA’S WATERS
9. RAMBLIN’ BLUES
10. IT TAKES A MARRIED MAN TO SING A WORRIED SONG
11. HARD TRAVELIN’
12. THE BIGGEST THING THAT MAN HAS EVER DONE
(a.k.a. The Great Historical Bum)
13. JACKHAMMER BLUES
14. SONG OF THE GRAND COULEE DAM
15. GRAND COULEE DAM
16. WASHINGTON TALKIN’ BLUES
17. RAMBLIN’ ROUND
18. PASTURES OF PLENTY
19. End of My Line

WAR EFFORT SONGS
20. SINKING OF THE REUBEN JAMES
21. TAKIN’ IT EASY
22. RECKLESS TALK

WAR EFFORT SONGS + THE V.D. SONG DEMOS + “THE LONESOME TRAVELER”
Disc 6

WAR EFFORT SONGS
1. THE GIRL IN THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE
2. Labor for Victory
3. FARMER-LABOR TRAIN
4. Jazz in America, No. 93
5. WHOOPY TI-YI, GET ALONG, MR. HITLER
6. Jazz in America, No. 116
7. SALLY, DON’T YOU GRIEVE
8. Narrator
9. DIG A HOLE

THE V.D. SONG DEMOS
10. VD AVENUE
11. Intro
12. THE VEEDEE BLUES
13. Intro
14. BLESSED AND CURST
15. A CASE OF VD
16. VD SEAMAN’S LETTER
17. VD CITY
18. VD DAY
19. A CHILD OF VD
20. V.D. GUNNER’S BLUES
21. BROOKLYNE TOWNE
22. Narrator

“THE LONESOME TRAVELER”
23. THE BIGGEST THING THAT MAN HAS EVER DONE
(a.k.a. The Great Historical Bum)
24. THE OLD CRACKED LOOKING GLASS
25. HARD TIMES IN THE DURANT JAIL
26. EMPTY BOXCAR, MY HOME
27. THE BIGGEST THING THAT MAN HAS EVER DONE

DVD:  ROLL ON COLUMBIA

THE SONGS
1. OREGON TRAIL
2. IT TAKES A MARRIED MAN TO SING A WORRIED SONG
3. HARD TRAVELIN’
4. GRAND COULEE DAM
5. ROLL ON, COLUMBIA
6. THE BIGGEST THING THAT MAN HAS EVER DONE (a.k.a. The Great Historical Bum)
7. JACKHAMMER BLUES
8. PASTURES OF PLENTY
9. TALKING COLUMBIA
10. RAMBLIN’ ROUND
11. WASHINGTON TALKIN’ BLUES

78 RPM RECORD

VD CITY
Sung by Bob Dylan, 1961 Minnesota hotel recordings
“VD City” by Bob Dylan appears courtesy of Columbia Records and Under License From The Sony Music Commercial Music Group,
a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

THE BIGGEST THING THAT MAN HAS EVER DONE
(a.k.a. The Great Historical Bum)
1951 home recording

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Legendary New York artist Garland Jeffreys returns with a stunning new album

Brilliant, defiant” – Mojo

 “A remarkable talent…musical dynamite” – The Sunday Times

 “A singer-songwriter of extraordinary soul and grace…whether you know it or not, Garland Jeffreys is musical royalty” – Huffington Post

 Garland Jeffreys has announced the release of his upcoming album Truth Serum on Monday, 30th September. The seventy-year old rocker remains the world’s most revered undiscovered artist; the album is his twelfth in a career spanning four decades and marks the 40th anniversary since his debut solo release.

 

Truth Serum follows 2011’s The King of In Between, which was the songwriter’s first album in thirteen years and earned rave reviews from critics and artists alike for harkening back to the candour and social consciousness of his early work and Jeffreys’ characteristic “defiant vocal poise” (Rolling Stone).

Along the way, he’s played with artists such as Lou Reed, John Cale, Bruce Springsteen, and Dr John, among others. Jeffreys met Reed while studying at Syracuse University in the early ‘60s and became a part of the East Village scene. In 1977, he travelled to Jamaica to work on his breakthrough album, Ghost Writer, for which Rolling Stone named him New Artist of the Year.

Born into a mixed race family in 1940s Brooklyn, Jeffreys achieved a level of commercial success in 1973 with the song “Wild in the Streets,” written in response to the murder of a teenage girl in the Bronx. The song became something of an anthem among skaters and helped precipitate the arrival of punk later in the decade. A keen social critic, he has regularly made issues ranging from race relations to marital fidelity the subjects of his songs; for instance, 1992’s “Don’t Call Me Buckwheat” saw the artist addressing racism after having the slur hurled at him by a bigoted baseball fan.

Jeffreys prides himself on artistic freedom, producing Truth Serum himself with the support of co-producers James Maddock and Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm). Enlisting the help of some of NYC’s top session musicians, Garland has crafted an exquisite, soulful record from a large collection of cassette sketches. “The obsessions, the imagery, the things I care most about were all on those cassettes,” he says, “I love their compression and ragged feel”.

The result is an album that stands among Jeffreys’ very finest, combining the wisdom and perspective that can only come from age and experience with the passion and grit that have made him  “one of New York’s rock and roll treasures” (The New Yorker). The record is a call to arms, a reflection on the world we live in and a vision of the world we owe it to ourselves to pursue. It’s the unvarnished declaration of a man whose time has come.

For more information, visit www.garlandjeffreys.com

For press enquiries, please contact

Jo Donnelly jo@jodonnellypr.co.uk | 020 8788 1445

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North Mississippi Allstars

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Recently crowned “Americana music luminaries” by NPR. Their career defining record,  ‘World Boogie is Coming’ was produced by Luther & Cody at their own Zebra Ranch Studios in Coldwater, MS… one of the most intriguing acts to emerge from the loam of Southern blues and roots rock.
OCTOBER

 

TUE 8            
WED 9 SPAIN, ZARAGOZA Plaza De Justicia   700 gorka@noiseontour.com  
THU 10 SPAIN, MADRID Caracol   500 gorka@noiseontour.com  
FRI 11 SPAIN, BILBAO Kafe Antzokia   600 gorka@noiseontour.com  
SAT 12 SPAIN, BARCELONA Bikini   600 gorka@noiseontour.com  
SUN 13 SPAIN, PAMPLONA Totem   700 gorka@noiseontour.com  
MON 14 OFF          
TUE 15 FRANCE, PARIS La Boule Noire   350 olivier.darbois@corida.fr  
WED 16 HOLLAND, TILBURG 013   325 sjef@rock-n-roots.nl  
THU 17 BELGIUM, BRUSSELS AB (small room at Ancienne Belgique)   230 teddy.hillaert@livenation.be  
FRI 18 BELGIUM, LEFFINGE DeZwerver     teddy.hillaert@livenation.be  
SAT 19 HOLLAND, OTTERSUM Roepaen   375 sjef@rock-n-roots.nl  
SUN 20 HOLLAND, AMSTERDAM Paradiso (small room)   250 sjef@rock-n-roots.nl  
MON 21 OFF          
TUE 22 UK, BRISTOL St Bonadventures   180 crhmusic@crhmusic.com  
WED 23 UK, LONDON 100 Club   350 craig@wyliemusic.co.uk  
THU 24 UK, GLASGOW Oran Mor   350 john@regularmusic.co.uk  
FRI 25 UK, YORK Fibbers   350 mrhevents@gmail.com  
SAT 26 UK, MANCHESTER Academy 3   450 craig@wyliemusic.co.uk  
SUN 27          

 

 
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Jason Isbell – ‘Southeastern’ New album out October 7th

Acclaimed US singer-songwriter Jason Isbell leaves no stone unturned on his sublime new album ‘Southeastern’, out October 7th on Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers, and one of his most sleeve-worn records to date.

Unlocking the door to his psyche with 12 soul searching confessionals, from haunting opener ‘Cover Me Up’ to ‘Elephant’ – a frank, raw meditation on death – this self-penned album extols the virtues of facing your demons head on.

Covering a mixed musical palette, album highlights include the blistering country rock of ‘Flying Over Water’, the backporch strum of ‘Different Days’ and ‘Super 8’, which runs an electric volt straight through the heart of country.

US country star Kim Richey lends a hand with vocals as does Isbell’s singer-songwriter wife Amanda Shires; Richey on ‘Stockholm’ and ‘Relatively Easy’, and Shires on ‘Travelling Alone’. The record also features members from Isbell’s band The 400 Unit, including Derry de Borja on keyboards and Chad Gamble on drums.

It was recorded in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb (Jamey Johnson, The Secret Sisters).

Having reached the artist’s highest ever debut on the Billboard Top 200 at No.23, US critics have been unanimous in their praise for the new record, currently out in the States. New York Times Magazine have called Jason Isbell “One of America’s thoroughbred songwriters” and USA Today have said “every song on Isbell’s fourth studio album punches your gut.”

Originally finding fame as guitarist and songwriter in the much-lauded Drive-By Truckers, this is Isbell’s first solo album following his celebrated 2007 debut ‘Sirens of the Ditch’. Since then, he has recorded three albums with The 400 Unit; this is the follow-up to their 2009 self-titled LP.

Having toured the UK as special guest support to Ryan Adams last year, Jason will take on his own headline tour this autumn – UK dates to be announced shortly.

Full tracklisting for ‘Southeastern’

 

  1. ‘Cover Me Up’
  2. ‘Stockholm’
  3. ‘Travelling Alone’
  4. ‘Elephant’
  5.  ‘Flying Over Water’
  6.  ‘Different Days’
  7.  ‘Live Oak’
  8.  ‘Songs That She Sang In The Shower’
  9.  ‘New South Wales’
  10. 10.  ‘Super 8’
  11. 11.  ‘Yvette’
  12. 12.   ‘Relatively Easy’

 

http://www.jasonisbell.com/

https://soundcloud.com/jason-isbell

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Richard  Wootton

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Tim Easton to Release ‘Not Cool’ 9th September 2013

Nashville, TN – Not Cool, the tenth studio album from critically acclaimed Folk/Rocker Tim Easton will be released 9th September on his own label Campfire Propaganda with marketing and distribution support from Thirty Tigers.  Not Cool is a satisfying return to the more rootsy side of Tim Easton, informed by folk traditions and inspired by a walk into a honky-tonk directly across the street from the legendary Ryman Auditorium.  Easton’s previous releases have garnered accolades from Rolling Stone, NPR’s Fresh Air, American Songwriter and more.  After stints in NYC and most recently Joshua Tree, CA, Easton recently settled in Nashville where he recordedNot Cool.

The title track harkens back to the sound that many associate with Tim Easton – reflective and contemplative, highlighting his lyrical gift and bluesy, tasteful guitar.  The Chicago Sun Timesonce wrote of Easton “His songs resolve around the moments of musical camaraderie that exist between broken hearts, introspective loners and dark nights that illuminate the soul”.  Yet, this new collection of mostly original songs has a decidedly 1950’s Sun Studio-esque vibe to them – clearly influenced by his decision to relocate to Nashville.  Though not everything on the album was recently written, when Easton envisioned a rockabilly inspired collection in a style he refers to as “modern vintage” songs that hadn’t fit on previous releases found a home on Not Cool.   “Troubled Times” features a classic Tennessee Three type of arrangement with upright bass, guitar and drums while “Hey Little Doggies” and “Don’t Lie” exhibit a similar feel.  The album’s closing track “Knock Out Roses” is a tasteful instrumental tribute to Levon Helm, written on the day he passed away.
Not Cool was produced and recorded by Brad Jones and Robin Eaton.  Recorded in a short five days, Easton chocks up the experience to being “the most fun, exciting, and hyper-collaborative time I’ve ever had in the studio”.  Jones also produced Easton’s 1998 debut release Special 20which helped to kick-start his successful touring and recording career.  The new album features performances from Sadler Vaden, Jon Radford, JD Simo and Easton’s musical partner on the road – fiddler Megan Palmer.

Easton will be hitting the road, both in the US, AND EUROPE over the next few months in support of the album’s release.

10/30/13 Dublin            Whelans Ireland
11/01/13 Newscastle The Cluny 2 United Kingdom
11/03/13 Nottingham MFN-Club United Kingdom
11/04/13 High Wycombe Kingsmead House Concerts United Kingdom
11/06/13 London The Green Note United Kingdom
11/08/13 Brussels, Belgium Toogenbiik Belgium
11/09/13 Hoom, Netherlands Het Huis Verloren Netherlands
11/13/13 Mauerbach SSH Austria
11/14/13 Vienna Local-Bar Austria
11/15/13 Stassdorf, Austria Mojo Club Austria
11/16/13 Komeuburg, Austria Gwolb Austria
11/17/13 Perchtoldsdorf House Concert Austria

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Gregory Alan Isakov to release new album The Weatherman 26th August 2013

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been travelling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality beyond hi years tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place.His song-craft lends to the deepest lyrical masterpieces, with hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. It just has a certain feeling about it. His new album, The Weatherman, was recorded mostly in solitude outside the quiet mountain town of Nederland, Colorado over the course of a year and a half. “I wanted to make something that felt genuine. We recorded everything with analogue gear and mixed it on tape, which gives the songs a raw and vunerable feeling.”

The title Isakov chose for the record reflects the nature of his external surroundings as much as his inner experiences. References to the weather are a reoccurring theme in Isakov’s writing, but there is a deeper meaning behind the name.

“To me, the idea of a weatherman is really powerful. There’s a guy on television or on the radio telling us the future, and nobody cares. It’s this daily mundane miracle, and I think the songs I chose are about noticing the beauty in normal, everyday life.”

 
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The Mediaeval Baebes to perform at Cropedy! August 10th 2013

 

The Mediaeval Baebes first launched in 1996, when a group of friends broke into a North London cemetery and sang together, clad in flowing white gowns and crowns of ivy and since then they have gone on to have  Gold and Silver albums in the UK and a very successful career in the States where they tour annually.  Their musical lives are lived  in a demi monde of the classical, folk and indie world and they have enjoyed number one classical albums during their career.   Their latest Album The Huntress comprises 17 tracks that reflect both the traditional folk influences behind their music as much as their renowned classical songs as shown on their enchanting version of “Lenten Ys Come”.

 

The Mediaeval Baebes are a unique phenomenon in the musical world.  Their lyrics are sourced from mediaeval texts and then set to original scores using mediaeval and classical instruments. The choice of mediaeval texts are  dramatic, obscure and dark in topic and remark upon the inevitability of death, the pointlessness of material possessions, the horror of unrequited love or the dangers of imbibing too much alcohol.   The singing includes an impressive array of long forgotten languages and has an ethereal quality that is as powerful as it is soothing.

 

The Mediaeval Baebes have performed before enthusiastic audiences in the UK, United States, Canada, Asia and Europe in venues ranging from castles and caves to nightclubs and Renaissance Fayres.  They have toured with Jools Holland and played at The Royal Albert Hall, Carnglaze Caverns in Cornwall, Jersey Opera House, Tewkesbury Abbey, supported Michael Flatley in Hyde Park, and performed at the legendary Lilith Fair.   Now they will add Cropedy to this exotic list.

 

The current line up  includes Katherine Blake, Sarah Kayte, Clarey Edmondson, Josephine Ravenheart, Esther Dee, Emily Alice Ovenden.

http://www.mediaevalbaebes.com/

 

COMING THIS AUTUMN –

UK Christmas Carol CATHEDRAL Tour 2013 –

21st November

Holy Trinity Guildford

6th December

Leicester Cathedral

7th December

Norwich Cathedral

13th December

Gloucester Cathedral

14th December

Peterborough Cathedral

19th December

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate,

London

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