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New Tunes at Two

  • The Montreux Jazz Festival calls him “The new master of the slide guitar.” The singer/songwriter from England visited us in Studio B last November for a great session, and we’re glad to see he’s got this new collection of songs.
  • Guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny, mandolinist/singer Chris Thile, and fiddler Gabe Witcher are back with some inventive reimaginings from the likes of Bill Monroe, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, and this Norman Blake/Tony Rice classic that is their title track.
  • This is the former Stray Birds member’s 3rd solo album, one that “opens windows that give us insights into the ambiguities of our lives.” (No Depression) She’s joined by Shelby Means & Joel Timmons, Kristin Andreassen & Chris Eldridge, her partner Ethan Jodziewicz, and her two sisters.
  • Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance are back with a more acoustic-based album, this time with fellow Texan Robert Ellis as producer. Like Taylor Swift and countless other musicians who have protested automated playlists a la Spotify, they envision their album as a collection of songs that should be played all the way through, like reading a book. But forgive us if we tend to spin these many terrific tracks individually amongst our eclectic weekday mix throughout this year.
  • The Southern blues-rock guitarist has his 20th album, and he shows no signs of slowing down. “He achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.” (Rolling Stone)
  • We kick of our new release spotlights for 2022 with something surprisingly different: a funk/soul band out of Moscow, Russia! This five-piece band of Muscovites have an all-instrumental album of cinematic, psychedelic, Eastern European grooves we think you’ll dig. Available on January 28th.
  • The Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist navigates breakup, deaths, and the myriad problems weighing on the world as a whole, from the pandemic to wildfires... but with an air of making peace with it all, and exercising patience. The color blue is in the forefront on this new one – not so much melancholy, but keeping cool, calm, & collected, despite the chaos around us.
  • Toy was recorded following David's triumphant Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band, Mark Plati, Sterling Campbell, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Holly Palmer, and Emm Gryner, to record new interpretations of songs he’d first recorded from 1964-1971. David planned to record the album “old school” with the band playing live and release it right away. Instead, he had to move on to something new, which began with a handful of new songs from the same sessions and ultimately became the acclaimed album Heathen, released in 2002. Toy will finally be released on January 7th, the day before what would be his 75th birthday.
  • She calls this her “love letter to the West”, and New Mexico in particular, as she’s recently moved back there. It’s a beautiful combo of originals, and a few covers that fit the theme, including a couple old cowboy tunes adapted to a female perspective. This is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed political album, 2020, which topped the folk radio charts and won Eliza the “Best Song of the Year” award from the Folk International Alliance.