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New Tunes at Two

  • It’s a live benefit album featuring these three Hawaiians. Digitally available September 15th, through Republic Records, Songs For Maui features a ten-track collection of songs recorded live on location at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Castle Theater during Jack’s special 2012 Hawaiian Islands tour.
  • It’s the Cambodian/American band’s 6th full-length album, and first one since 2015’s The Deepest Lake. It’s a more down-tempo affair compared to their previous releases, but the same level of psychedelic grooves and fascinating storytelling we fans have come to expect. A “Ting Mong”, by the way, is a decoy or mannequin in Khmer folklore, almost like a scarecrow, but used to fight away evil spirits and plagues.
  • This highly anticipated new one from Tyler is now out. Ahead of the release, his team debuted a breakthrough lead single, “In Your Love,” alongside an official music video, which debuted as YouTube’s #1 trending music video. Since then, the song has garnered over 6.1 million video views and 30 million on-demand streams. This 7-song album also features new renditions of Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night” and S.G. Goodman’s “Space and Time”.
  • It’s the 74th studio album for this 90-year-old Red-Headed Stranger who was just On the Road Again through Simpsonville and comes back to Asheville on October 18th. It’s also his 2nd album of this year!
  • Lend Me A Hand is a poignant yet high-spirited reflection on love, loss, and resilience, and emerged as SCI coped with such life-changing events as the sudden death of their close friend Jesse Aratow (a member of their management team for most of the band’s history). Known for their kaleidoscopic, energetic improv jams, they focus on the lyrical songs themselves on this one. String Cheese will celebrate their 30th anniversary as a band this upcoming New Year’s Eve!
  • It’s the 29th album from the two-time Grammy winner, Blues Hall of Famer, and 16-time Blues Music Awards winner famously known as the “King of the Chitlin’ Circuit” thanks to his start back in the ‘50s. These ten tracks continue his great blend of funk, Southern soul, and signature blues. Dexter Allen joins him on guitar and bass, and Joey Robinson on keyboards and drums.
  • Get to know this North Carolina band’s 6th album, perhaps before seeing them live! They play the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on the 21st, the Orange Peel in Asheville on the 22nd, and the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte on the 23rd. We’ll host them live in Studio B on that Friday the 22nd. “Book of Fools feels more relaxed, more confident, more us — like we’re wearing our favorite clothes and telling our favorite story and it feels exciting again,” says guitar player Joseph Terrell in a press release announcing the album.
  • A key creative force behind the band Big Thief, singer/songwriter/guitarist Buck Meek now has his 3rd solo album out. His pedal steel guitarist Mat Davidson writes: "In the songs, love often assumes a natural form - crystal ball dew-drops, green rivers and grasses, tears bottled. Sometimes it becomes artificial - mood rings, earrings, a pair of jeans, motorcycles and spacecraft.
  • In his 36 albums over the years, Jim has collaborated with a LOT of other great musicians. He’s back to his love for bluegrass on this one, with the band he met at MerleFest a few years ago. “Po’ Ramblin’ Boys just really speak to and resonate with me,” says Lauderdale.
  • After a three year hiatus, Oklahoma’s Turnpike Troubadours return with this, their sixth studio album. Produced by three-time Grammy winner Shooter Jennings, the 10-song album is a tale of reliability, rebirth, and redemption. The first single “Mean Old Sun” has already hit #1 on Americana and Texas Radio Charts. Let’s see if this album ranks in our end of year Top 100!
  • As Noah Berlatsky writes in No Depression, the band that got its start in Boone, NC has been playing traditional music with a reverent irreverence, and/or an irreverent reverence, for some 25 years now, and have become “virtually a tradition in itself. Their latest album, Jubilee, is a celebration of their own past and ongoing relevance, and of old-timey music as a hoedown that never ends but might pick up a fair number of new steps along the way.” They’ve picked up a few new members over the years, too, replacing some who’ve moved on. One of them, cofounder Willie Watson who left over a decade ago, has reunited with them on one song here, “Miles Away”. They’ve also picked up guests Sierra Ferrell and Mavis Staples, for one song each.
  • Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno have been making sweet old-time fiddle/banjo/guitar music together, both under that name, and in the quartet The Onlies, out in Portland, Oregon the past few years. They’ve now moved to Durham, NC, and have more of an indie/folk/pop sound on this wonderfully recorded album of songs covering a wide array of subject matter. They play Asheville on September 22nd, and Charlotte on the 23rd.