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Drive-by Truckers – English Oceans

Drive By Truckers David McClister Photography

Drive By Truckers
David McClister Photography

In case you missed it DBT have released more info on the upcoming album, the release entitled English Oceans is out in March and the news items at Rolling Stone has the full story, with the promise of a return to a simpler direct sound and that Cooley and Hood have split the songwriting duties down the middle this time, there’s much to be excited for.

Tracklist for English Oceans:

1. Shit Shots Count
2. When He’s Gone
3. Primer Coat
4. Pauline Hawkins
5. Made Up English Oceans
6. The Part of Him
7. Hearing Jimmy Loud
8. Til He’s Dead or Rising
9. Hanging On
10. Natural Light
11. When Walter Went Crazy
12. First Air of Autumn
13. Grand Canyon

Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy – A Tell All

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The first time I saw Shonna Tucker she gave me the bird – well maybe it wasn’t aimed directly at me but I was front and centre at my first DBT gig and Shonna and the boys had just completed a typical barnstorming set and aside the music it’s stuck in my memory – I’ve yet to see the band post-Shonna and like many fans of DBT have no interest in the politics that led to Shonna or indeed ex-husband Jason Isbell leave, but when her tenure with DBT ended I has hoping that she would step up front and centre herself and indeed she has with a new band including ex-DBT guitar / steel player John Neff and Clay Leverett (drums), Bo Bedingfield (guitar) and Neil Golden (keys) (with a guest appearance from Muscle Shoals legend Spooner Oldham on Fender Rhodes. The album was co-produced by Kyle Spence and the band, together they also recorded a track for High Cotton: A Tribute To Alabama – which also features contributions from Jason Isbell, Lucero and Old Crow Medicine Show (I’ve added it to my wish list).

A Tell All is set for release October 15th on Sweet Nectar Records and available to pre-order now on Vinyl and CD,  the albums ten songs are all originals penned by Shonna plus a co-write with John Neff and represent a cross-section of Shonna’s influences including of course the wonderful sound of Muscle Shoals where she grew up, ”All these songs came fast, in a few months time. There was no theme or plan at all. Inspiration came from what was happening around me and that was a lot of different things”, here’s a taster of what’s in-store, you can listen to a trio of tracks from the album at Bandcamp, watch the EPK and listen to a great interview courtesy of Sloane Spencer and Country Fried Rock as she chat’s to Shonna about her musical journey, the band and the album.

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