Bonnie Whitmore is the newest member of This is American Music family! You might remember her time spent in the Hayes Carll band, and since her release of Embers To Ashes in 2011, she’s been touring the US, this December she is going back in the studio to record her sophomore album and is pulling all the punches on this new release. Chris Masterson of The Mastersons and Steve Earle’s band will be producing and playing on this project along with his crew: engineer Steve Christensen, Falcon Valdez on drums, George Reiff on bass, and Bonnie’s sister Eleanor Whitmore on vocals and fiddle.
Band of Holy Joy How To Kill A Butterfly
Band of Holy Joy – A Clear Night, a Shooting Star, a Song for Boo by BeatSurrender
Wonderfully crafted the songs preach with a desolate beauty leaving behind plenty of food-for-thought
I’ve listened and enjoyed some great music this year but none better than this album from Band Of Holy Joy which just stopped me in my tracks, but it doesn’t end with the musical brilliance as the CD release is packaged beautifully too in a book format with wonderful original artwork by Inga Tillere, for your chance to win a copy drop us an Email with the subject line BOHJ and I’ll pick a random entry and put a copy of the CD in the post to you (overseas entries welcome)
2 Zoe Muth & Lost High Rollers Starlight Hotel
Muth’s vocal is just perfect, sad, sincere, achingly beautiful
3 . . . → Read More: Beat Surrender Top Ten of ’11
What a great year for music 2010 turned out to be and 2011 is already shaping up nicely with a number of releases showing up on my radar, here’s a handful that I’m looking forward to and one already making an impression.
First of is news of the second full length release from Israel Nash Gripka, his previous album New York Town is a cracker and one to get acquainted with if you’re not already, buy at Amazon and CDBaby.
From his début album Bricks – Israel Nash Gripka
You can get a track called Black Mountain from the upcoming release in exchange for your email address here
Sons of Bill follow up to One Town Away is another I’m really looking forward to especially after hearing Santa Ana Winds on Youtube, with production by David Lowery it promises to be a real cracker (sorry). Get the bands Take a Shower EP for free from . . . → Read More: Looking forward to 2011
Austin, TX-based singer-songwriter Jonny Burke is set to release his debut full-length album, “Distance And Fortune,” on February 22, 2011, produced by former Black Crowe guitarist Marc Ford and with a co-write with Hayes Carll on “Don’t Let Me Fall” on first listen it’s sounding pretty good and one to keep any eye out for next year.
Burke’s musical friends who he has toured and played with include Todd Snider, Ryan Bingham, Band of Heathens, Alejandro Escovedo and James McMurtry, there’s one cover on the album The Soft Boys “Human Music”.
Courtesy of Band of Heathens you can download a collaborative track with Jonny Burke which was released last week.
Jonny Burke – Don’t Let Me Fall
More to follow closer to the release date, in the interim you can preview and download Burke’s previous EP release The Long Haul at iTunes and eMusic
Beat Surrender favourite Jeffrey Foucault has released news . . . → Read More: Odds N Ends – Heads Up / Round Up