Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wayne Hancock Releases New Album Ride, February 26; Roger Knox's New Album Out Today

WayneHancock releases new album Rideon February 26; roger knox’s new album out today


Wayne Hancock has more Hank Sr. in him than either I or Hank Williams Jr. He is the real deal.” — Hank III


Following over three years on the road, Wayne Hancockhas recorded a new album, Ride, which will be released on February 26, 2013 (and available for pre-order here). Ride is Hancock’s eighth overall full-length album and fifth for Bloodshot Records, following the well-received Viper of Melody. In support of the record’s launch, Wayne will be extensively touring across the U.S. (current dates below).

To commemorate the album details and tour date announcement, we would like to share a song stream from the forthcoming Ride, the album-title track “Ride.” You can listen to the track here - https://soundcloud.com/bloodshot-records/01-ride- and embed/share the song via Facebook, Twitter, etc. You can buy the song at Amazon, iTunes, or any of your other favorite online digital retailers.

For show ticket information and buy links visit Wayne’s tour page on Bloodshotrecords.com or his website.


Ride track listing:

1.       Ride
2.      Low Down Blues
3.      Best To Be Alone
4.      Lone Road Home
5.      Get the Blues Low Down
6.      Deal Gone Down
7.      Fair Weather Blues
8.     Home with My Baby
9.      Gal From Kitchen’s Field
10.  Cappuccino Boogie
11.   Any Old Time

Produced by Wayne and his longtime producer/collaborator Lloyd Maines (Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Dixie Chicks, Joe Ely), Ride further cements Wayne’s life-long calling as a modern-day traditionalist through his signature mélange of roadhouse blues, hepcat boogie, rockabilly, and juke joint swing. Throughout Ride a theme develops wherein soul searching transforms into letting go; where the back-porch, rocking chair contemplation seamlessly melds with the atmospheres of the lively, carefree honky tonk or just the open road that leads there.


DATE                                                                            VENUE                                                              CITY, STATE

February 15                                                                Hi-Tone                                                            Memphis, TN
February 16                                                                  Exit In                                                              Nashville, TN
February 19                                                    Callhan’s Music Hall                                         Auburn Hills, MI
February 20                                                      Thunderbird Café                                                 Pittsburgh, PA
February 21                                                     Sellersville Theater                                               Sellersville, PA
February 22                                                              Birchmere                                                       Alexandria, VA
February 23                                                    Martin’s Downtown                                                   Roanoke, VA
February 24                                                  Grey Eagle Music Hall                                               Asheville, NC
February 27                                                       Double Door Inn                                                    Charlotte, NC
February 28                                                          Vinyl Atlanta                                                           Atlanta, GA
March 1                                                                         Zydeco                                                       Birmingham, AL
March 2                                                                       Maxine’s                                                       Hot Springs, AR
March 8                                                                Dan’s Silverleaf                                                         Denton, TX
March 19                                                             Southgate House                                                     Newport, KY
March 20                                                                 Radio Radio                                                   Indianapolis, IN
March 21                                                          Adelphia Music Hall                                                 Marietta, OH
March 22                                                           123 Pleasant Street                                          Morgantown, WV
March 23                                                          Sportsmen’s Tavern                                                     Buffalo, NY
March 24                                                               The Ale House                                                                Troy, NY
March 26                                                                  Abilene Bar                                                        Rochester, NY
March 28                                                                 Middle East                                                    Cambridge, MA
March 29                                                             Knitting Factory                                                     Brooklyn, NY
March 30                                                                    Café Nine                                                       New Haven, CT
April 4                                                                       City Winery                                                              Chicago, IL
April 5                                                              Donnie’s Homespun                                               Springfield, IL
April 13                                                                The White Horse                                                          Austin, TX
April 19                                                                   Riley’s Tavern                                            New Braunfels, TX
April 20                                                               The Lumberyard                                                         Roscoe, TX
June 8                                                                      Queen Mary                                                    Long Beach, CA
July 14                                                                Natural Chimneys                                            Mount Solon, VA



Featuring producer/collaborator Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers), Charlie Louvin’s possible last recording, guest appearances from Kelly Hogan, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Dave Alvin (Blasters, X), the Sadies, Sally Timms (Mekons), Andre Williams, the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, and others.

Elegant, suffused with meaning and essential. – Canada.com

Both a revelation and a fine album in a style that seems timeless, Stranger in My Land should, in a fair and equitable world, bring Knox an appreciative audience in America, and it may well illustrate how much American country music has lost and left behind in its brazen pursuit of the pop charts. 4 out of 5 stars. – All Music.com

Part travelogue, part National Geographic special, and part crash sociology course, Stranger in My Land, the new album by Roger Knox is surely to be the most important album you will listen to all year, and might just be the most important album of the decade… Stranger in My Land is a five on a five scale listen. – Cool Album of the Day

To commemorate the album release, we would like to share a song stream from Stranger In My Land, the Kelly Hogan and Sadies featuring “Blue Gums Calling Me Back Home.” You can listen to the track here - http://soundcloud.com/bshq/roger-knox-and-kelly-hogan- and embed/share the song via Facebook, Twitter, etc.

You can order the new album at your favorite online retailer or over at Bloodshotrecords.com.

Bloodshot artist Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers) met Roger Knox – the Koori King of Country or Black Elvis – on a visit to Australia several years ago and, when he heard Roger’s story and captivating music and the potentially-soon-to-be-lost subculture of this utterly unique cultural collision (a.k.a. Indigenous Australian country/western music), knew he had to put out his next record. Stranger In My Land is a collection of songs originally written by Indigenous Australian artists who were Knox’s predecessors, some tunes previously recorded but difficult to find as well as several unrecorded, handed-down folklore songs (which without this recording, could be lost forever). It is powerful and moving material, suffused with longing, alienation, resilience and hope; universal themes arising out of a previously unexplored context. It carries the weight of a Harry Smith document, but with a spirit that remains relevant in today's world.

HEAR A FULL ALBUM STREAM: http://bloodshotrecords.net/knoxsongs/
WATCH A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ON ROGER: http://vimeo.com/58470513

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