The 78 Project – Justin Townes Earle, Rosanne Cash, Amy LaVere

Just in case your not clued into to this thought I’d post a few videos featuring a trio of great artists from The 78 Project.

“The 78 Project is a documentary and recording journey inspired by Alan Lomax and his quest to capture music where it lived throughout the early 20th century. Our project brings the spirit of his work into the present as we pair breakthrough musicians with the songs and the fascinating recording technology of the past. With just one microphone, one authentic 1930′s PRESTO direct-to-disc recorder, and one blank lacquer disk, musicians are given the opportunity to make a recording anywhere they choose. What we have found is that the film, music and feelings that result defy space and time, living music inspired by ghosts”.

Loves Hurts – An Alternate Valentine

Wrinkle Neck Mules – Let the Lead Fly (Lower 40 Records / BlueRose)

How many great albums are getting released this year!

Here’s another for you – entitled Let The Lead Fly it’s the new one from the Wrinkle Neck Mules another cracking record that’s going to be hard to separate from the pack of contenders for album of the year, the release date had been pushed back and you can now get your hands on it from October 20th – it’s well worth waiting for, in the interim you can get a listen below to a couple of tracks from the album the banjo driven Cracks and Seams and another album highlight One Hand in the Furnace.

The album is a true amalgam of genres with timely changes of pace and style which flow like quick silver through country, bluegrass and rock, all held together with strong lyrics, great vocals and instrumentation – if country music needs saving then these boys will surely play their part.

From the opening title track I knew I was going to love this long player, borrowing from a previous WNM release the album is full of swagger and honesty, plenty of foot tappers, bar-room blitz and twang,  if you’re not familiar with their back catalogue ( The Wicks Have Met , Pull The Brake and Minor Enough ) this album will get you running to get hold of them.

The album is released on Bluerose Records in Europe and through Lower 40 Records in North America

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