Country artist Joey Allcorn announced that he is launching a crowd-sourcing campaign via Indiegogo.com to record and release an album that will salute the legendary Hank Williams and raise money for the Hank Williams Museum. He will be joined on the project by other artists who are avid Hank Williams fans and supporters of the museum, including Jake Penrod, Rachel Brooke, David Church, Arty Hill, Andy Norman, and Bobby Tomberlin.
Unlike other Hank Williams tribute recordings, this one will not feature any covers of Williams’ classic songs. Instead, it will focus on the mystery, the intrigue, and even the aura surrounding his untimely death. Such important figures as Charles Carr, Hank’s driver on the night he died, and Braxton Schuffert, one of Hank’s earliest musical heroes, both of whom recently passed away, will be a part of the musical story.
Among the songs . . . → Read More: Hank Williams Museum Commemorative CD
Arriving a little too late to make the end of year review and Best of here’s an album that would placed high on said lists and hence it’s the first one for 2013, as a fan of Brooke’s previous work and particularly the last EP the vinyl was already ordered before the promo CD arrived, from the cover there’s, perhaps a hint of what one may expect if unfamiliar with Rachel Brooke’s music, though the classic country girl pose of the album art offers only a fragment of the recordings story for there’s more to this book than can be judged by its cover.
In contrast to previous releases which were mainly lo-fi country acoustic A Killer’s Dream features backing band Viva Le Vox fleshing out the sound, the album is not restricted by genre either country, blues, jazz and surf-rock are all in mix, . . . → Read More: Rachel Brooke – A Killer’s Dream
Justin Townes Earle
Nothings Going to Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou
La Ferme De Fontenaille
Kasey Anderson & The Honkies
Let the Bloody Moon Rise
First Aid Kit
The Lion’s Roar
Alternative / Indie
Your Heart Is a Weapon the Size of your Fist
Late Night Lover
Rachel Brooke’s new album A Killer’s Dream is released today on CD, digital and red and black vinyl – grab one while you can from here
A real delight this one from Rachel Brooke, a rustic and earthy country folk affair, the album’s an independent release, recorded at home with the exception of her dad’s banjo contribution and the drums been overdubbed , the album was subsequently mixed and mastered at her brothers Traverse City studio, in keeping with the DIY ethic Beat Surrender received a personal email from the lady herself with a few kind words and an introduction which is always a nice touch given the number of impersonal mailshots the inbox gets these days, so it’s my pleasure to add my plaudits to the growing chorus of approval Down in the Barnyard is garnering. The bakers dozen of tracks is made up of ten Brooke originals, an A.P. Carter penned tune Lonesome For You, one from Detroit songwriter Brooks Robbins I Don’t Worry – an album of this style wouldn’t be right . . . → Read More: Rachel Brooke “Down in the Barnyard”