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Thirty Tigers new releases: The Mavericks, Sam Outlaw, Angaleena Presley, Jason Eady.

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Release Date: 24th March 2017

Celebrated, Grammy Award-winning band The Mavericks, release their first independent studio album Brand New Day on their own label Mono Mundo Recordings/Thirty Tigers, after years on major labels.

The 10 songs that make up Brand New Day feature The Mavericks genre-defying style. Tthe album opens with the tejano/bluegrass-inspired “Rolling Along”, which sets a tone before the wall-of-sound power of the title track. From the ‘60’s flavored “Easy As It Seems” to the accordion-fueled shuffle of “I Will Be Yours” to the heart-melting beauty of “Goodnight Waltz”, Brand New Day finds the eclectic unit as inspired, passionate and commanding as ever.  The Mavericks formed in Miami, FL in the late-1980’s, eventually moving to Nashville and launching an incredible career that featured hits, sold out tours and the creation of a large and loyal fan base.

The Mavericks created a one-of-a-kind sound that seamlessly blended elements of rock, Latino, folk, blues, country and more. Following a nine year hiatus, The Mavericks led by the mesmerizing vocals of Raul Malo, the driving swing of drummer Paul Deakin, the masterful playing of guitarist Eddie Perez and eccentric style of keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden, re- formed in 2012  to release two more highly acclaimed studio albums and toured relentlessly ever since bringing their exhilarating live shows to longtime fans.


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Release Date: 14th April 2017
30/03/17 Oslo – London, UK

Sam Outlaw – one of Los Angeles’s only modern country artists – was presented with the International Album of the Year Award for his acclaimed, Ry and Joachim Cooder produced debut album ‘Angeleno’ at the UK Americana Awards 2017.  Tenderheart, is his much anticipated sophomore LP.
The 13-track collection of originals was recorded in the San Fernando Valley and co-produced by Outlaw alongside Martin Pradler. Outlaw enlisted many of the same musicians that made his first album, 2015’s ‘Angeleno,’ an undisputed breakthrough and one of the best-reviewed debuts of that year: harmony singer Molly Jenson, pedal steel pro Jeremy Long and guitarist Danny Garcia, along with Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) and Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket).
In addition, ‘Tenderheart’ features local mariachi group Erwin Vasquez and Mariachi Teocuitatlan.  Outlaw offers an extraordinary refinement of the artistic identity laid out on ‘Angeleno’. Sonically, the album elaborates on his “SoCal Country” sound: a sun-bleached, Baja-influenced twang that deftly points to country’s neo-traditionalists and LA’s legendary singer-songwriters. Thematically, ‘Tenderheart’ is a thesis on self-discovery and the power of love –- Outlaw meditates on his own conflicted quest for peace amidst the chaos of his chosen path.


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Release Date: 21st April 2017

Angaleena Presley will follow her acclaimed 2014 American Middle Class with Wrangled, her second full-length solo album, on April 21 via Mining Light Music/Thirty Tigers.  The album is co-produced by Angaleena and Oran Thornton and features 12 tracks, all of which were co-written by Presley.  One of the album’s many highlights is “Cheer Up Little Darling” written by Angaleena and her dear friend,Guy Clark.    The song — the last song completed by Guy before his death — features Shawn Camp playing Guy’s No. 10 guitar, which was used to write the song with Guy, and Guy’s mandola, which Guy had been learning to play during the last year of his life.
Angaleena Presley has been touring regularly over in the UK since 2014 and most recently toured with Brandi Carlile in November 2016 and February to participate in the UK Americana Awards and will return to set up the record in early April 2017


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Release Date: 21st April 2017

With Jason Eady’s sixth album, the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merges his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting.  The follow-up to 2014’s critically praised Daylight/Dark, Eady’s latest finds the Fort Worth, Texas-based artist again teaming up with producer Kevin Welch. Now longtime collaborators (with their past efforts including 2012’s AM Country Heaven, a top 40 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart), Eady and Welch worked closely in crafting the album’s acoustic-driven yet lushly textured aesthetic, touching on such matters as turning 40 , his daughter’s growing up and going off to college  and the everyday struggle to “embrace the messy parts of life instead of trying to get the point where you’ve somehow fixed all your problems”. Throughout the album, Eady’s soulfully rugged voice blends in beautiful harmonies with his wife, singer/songwriter Courtney Patton.   Eady, who grew up in Jackson at age 14the same year he started writing his own material, he began performing in local bars.  After some time in the Air Force, he moved to Fort Worth and started playing open mic nights, where he quickly built up a devoted following. 2005, Eady had made his debut with From Underneath The Old.


For more information about the Thirty Tigers roster please contact Sara Silver +44 (0)20 8265 0772

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Angaleena Presley

Angaleena Presley Announces UK TOUR and CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL to accompany the release of her new Album
‘American Middle Class’



If there’s a pedigree for a modern country music star, then Angaleena Presley fits all of the criteria: a coal miner’s daughter; native of Beauty, Kentucky; a direct descendent of the original feuding McCoys; a one-time single mother; a graduate of both the school of hard knocks and college; a former cashier at both Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie.  Perhaps best of all the member of Platinum-selling Pistol Annies (with Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe) says she “doesn’t know how to not tell the truth.”

That truth shines through on her much-anticipated debut album, American Middle Class, which she co-produced with Jordan Powell.  Yet this is not only the kind of truth that country music has always been known for—American Middle Class takes it a step further by not only being a revealing memoir of Presley’s colorful experiences but also a powerful look at contemporary rural American life.  “I have lived every minute on this record.  My mama ain’t none too happy about me spreading my business around but I have to do it,” Presley says.  “It’s the experience of my life from birth to now.”

Yet the specificity of the album’s twelve gems only makes it more universal.  While zooming in on the details of her own life, Presley exposes themes to which everyone can relate.   The album explores everything from a terrible economy to unexpected pregnancies to drug abuse in tightly written songs that transcend the specific and become tales of our shared experiences.  “I think a good song is one where people listen to a very personal story and think ‘That’s my story, too,’” Presley says.

Mission accomplished.

She has created a hugely resonant album, one that is simultaneously a completely new sound and also deeply entrenched in the beloved traditions of country music, much like Presley herself. Her early life in the mountains was one that taught her to respect her heritage while being invested in the future at the same time.  Her parents made sure she knew Carole King and Janis Joplin as well as Ralph Stanley, Merle Haggard, and Bill Monroe.  She studied the melodies and lyrics of Indigo Girls yet sometimes skipped school so she could drive over to Loretta Lynn’s home at Butcher Holler to seek inspiration.

Presley grew up in a place where the lush mountains and dignity of the people were juxtaposed against a spreading prescription pill problem and rampant unemployment.  She doesn’t hold back from exploring these tough issues while also managing to have a rollicking time on the record, often combining the harder subjects with a more driving and joyous delivery but without ever sacrificing the seriousness of the topics she is cutting wide open.

Before creating this solo effort Presley meticulously crafted her own sound for years.  “I have paid my dues.  I’ve been through the grind, and so many people have told me no.  But I kept on making music.  I had to,” Presley says.  “I never would compromise because I couldn’t.  Part of the waiting has been my own unwillingness to follow the formula but now I feel like the formula has caught up with me.  Maybe I was just ahead of my time.”



That particular sound is one that is equal parts tradition and originality on a concept album in the tradition of Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger or Springsteen’s Tunnel of Love, albums that tell a succinct and powerful story through a signature sound and masterful songwriting of true artists.  Presley knows how to have a big time but she is also fiercely dedicated to her music, keenly intelligent, and determined to tell her own truth.

Presley wrote five of the twelve songs by herself and her co-writers are a virtual Who’s-Who of the best songwriters in the business:  Mark D. Sanders, Matraca Berg, Lori McKenna, Sarah Siskind, Bob Dipero, Barry Dean, and Luke Laird.  She credits her co-producer, Jordan Powell, with assembling an enviable cast of pickers on a record that allows room for the instrumentalists to shine.  Among them are Keith Gattis (who’s acoustic solo on “Life of the Party” offers a standout moment) and Audley Freed on guitars,mandolins, and dobros; Josh Grange on a beautifully grieving pedal steel; mandolins, and dobros; Fred Elrtingham keeps things rocking along on drums; Grammy winner Glenn Worff and Motown-influenced Aden Bubeck on bass (with both upright and electric bass adding sizzle to “Knocked Up”), David Henry on haunting cello and strings; and John Henry Trinko driving it all home with a wonderful job on organ and piano.  To cap it all off, there are also amazing harmony vocals from standouts such as Patty Loveless, Chris Stapleton, Angie Primm, Keith Gattis, Kelly Archer, Sarah Siskind, Gale Mayes and Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls).

The honesty, the aching delivery, the picking, the beautifully crafted songs—they all come together to form an album that has been awaited with bated breath by fans and the industry alike and does not disappoint, announcing a bonafide country music star who doesn’t just have the pedigree, she also has the magic in her to transform and move her listeners.

“In this fast-paced day and age, it’s so hard for us to slow down and live in the moment,” Presley says. “I just hope my songs can be three minutes for a person to experience something in the moment, to connect, and to feel something, whether that be tragedy or joy or something in between.  I want to tell the truth.”

That truth is something that listeners know when they hear it.  It’s the solid truth of someone like Presley, who doesn’t just talk the talk but has walked the walk and knows what she’s talking about.  That’s real country music and with American Middle ClassAngaleena Presley emerges as the clear, fierce, and joyous voice of her generation.


1. Ain’t No Man
2. All I Ever Wanted
3. Grocery Store
4. American Middle Class
5. Dry Country Blues
6. Pain Pills
7. Life Of The Party
8. Knocked Up
9. Better Off Red
10. Drunk
11. Blessing And A Curse
12. Surrender

Watch: “PAIN PILLS” Official Music Video

Angaleena will be performing in London at The Borderline

30th July

Orange Yard, Manette Street, London W1D 4JB​<

31st July


Further dates to be announced shortly …

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