Millsap co-produced the very last day with grammy Award-winning engineer Gary Paczosa John Prine Alison Krauss Dolly Parton and recorded it at Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana. He has also performed at high profile festivals including Stagecoach, Austin City Limits Festival, and Forecastle. Millsap s themes are both traditional and contemporary, and rife with life and literary influences.
The Very Last Day #ad - Since the 2014 release of his self-titled debut, npr, parker Millsap has been steadily building a dedicated fan base, wowing audiences and garnering critical acclaim from outlets such as USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Guest vocalists sarah jarosz, Sara Watkins and Aoife O Donovan shine on an album highlight, Heaven Sent.
Parker millsap s gut-punching narratives, riveting vocals and soulful performances are on full display on The Very Last Day. Along with band-mates fiddle player daniel foulks, the album features a bigger and lusher sound than his debut, bassist Michael Rose and drummer Paddy Ryan, incorporating percussion, piano and Millsap on electric guitar.
The new offering should prove to be a milestone in the 22 year olds young body of work, and a foreshadowing of things to come.
Parker MillsapOkrahoma Records 28935675 #ad - An oklahoma native brought up in the pentecostal church, which he s since departed, 20-year-old Parker Millsap will make you a true believer with his self-titled Okrahoma Records/ Thirty Tigers debut album. Accompanied by his collaborators, character-driven narratives and relationship tales with the fire-and-brimstone fervor of a preacher, the young tunesmith delivers his religious-laced parables, high school buddy Michael Rose on bass and fiddle-player Daniel Foulks, restoring our faith in the power of song.
Influenced by the dust-bowl neutrality of john steinbeck, the self- made church-on-wheels minister in Truck Stop Gospel, Millsap s memorable creations include the wife-murdering bible-thumper of Old Time Religion, the questioning believer of When I Leave, the meth cooks in Quite Contrary and the gambler who spends all his money buying lottery tickets in Yosemite.
Other ArrangementsOKRAHOMA RECORDS #ad - His work has been hailed by global audiences and industry alike while taking him to esteemed stages around the world. His three prior full-length releases -- 2012's palisade, 2014's self-titled lP, all recorded with extreme precision, and 2016's The Very Last Day -- showcased a primal mastery of acoustic folk rock, purpose, with their flourish for revelation and fiery dynamics, and efficiency.
Sooner than most, Parker Millsap has learned to trust the process. Shrink-wrapped. The result is his most accessible collection of songs to date, as Other Arrangements is filled with tunes whose inspiration trades divinity for ubiquity -- and some you can even dance to. Now four albums in at the ripe age of 24, the Oklahoma-born singer-songwriter has earned the chance to live his life as a professional musician.
Other Arrangements #ad - But as he began work last year on his new album, Other Arrangements, Millsap opted for a change, allowing himself the time and space to let the work evolve in a new and distinct light.
A Sailor's Guide To EarthAtlantic #ad - Along with members of his touring band, dougie wilkinson on bagpipes, Garo Yellin and Arthur Cook on cello, the album features Dave Roe on bass, Dan Dugmore on steel guitar, Jonathan Dinklage and Whitney LaGrange on violin and special guests The Dap-Kings. A sailor's guide to earth is simpson's third full-length album and follows his break-through, Grammy-nominated 2014 release, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music.
Produced by simpson, a sailor's guide to earth was written-beginning to end-as a letter to his first child who arrived during the summer of 2014 and features eight original songs as well as a rendition of Nirvana's "In Bloom. Recorded primarily at nashville's the butcher shoppe, simpson was joined in the studio by Grammy Award-winning engineer David Ferguson Johnny Cash, John Prine, "Cowboy" Jack Clement and assistant engineer Sean Sullivan.
A Sailor's Guide To Earth #ad - Beloved by critics and fans, american songwriter, kcrw, pitchfork, the village voices' pazz and Jop, Stereogum, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, the record was featured on year-end "best of" lists at The New York Times, Rolling Stone Country, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and many others. Shrink-wrapped.
The Nashville SoundSoutheastern Records #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Isbell sings of the everyday human condition with thoughtful, heartfelt, and sometimes brutal honesty, and the new album is no exception. He possesses an incredible penchant for identifying and articulation some of the deepest, human emotions, yet simplest, and turning them into beautiful poetry though song.
Shrink-wrapped. The nashville sound is the follow up to 2015's critically acclaimed something more than Free, 24 Frames and two Americana Music Association Awards Album of the Year & Song of the Year, which won two Grammy Awards Best Americana Album & Best American Roots Song, 24 Frames. Without exaggeration, Jason Isbell has become one of the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation.
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Midwest Farmers DaughterThird Man Records 35302648 #ad - Meanwhile, the hard-hitting blues grooves of “four Years of Chances” and “Tennessee Song” push the boundaries further west to Memphis the album was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio. Shrink-wrapped. There’s an expectancy, a brewing excitement. Especially on a debut album. Time and attention-strapped listeners size up an artist within a song or two, then move on or delve in further.
Her voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience that was once the province of Loretta and Dolly. Fortunately, it only takes margo Price about twenty-eight seconds to convince you that you’re hearing the arrival of a singular new talent. It is a tour-de-force performance that is vivid, deeply moving and all true.
Midwest Farmers Daughter #ad - Shrink-wrapped. First impressions matter. And as the song builds, price recalls hardships and heartaches – the loss of her family’s farm, strings rising around her, the death of her child, problems with men and the bottle. Shrink-wrapped. There is no self-pity or over-emoting. It has the feel of the first line of a great novel or opening scene in a classic film.
UndercurrentSugar Hill #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. On sarah jarosz s fourth album, Undercurrent, the impact of being a full-time artist living in New York City is palpable. A gifted instrumentalist, jarosz anchors her new record with a haunting quartet of songs written and performed solo 'Early Morning Light, ' 'Everything to Hide, singularly expressive vocalist and songwriter of rare insight, ' 'Take Another Turn' and 'Jacqueline.
She expands her palate from the swampy defiance of 'House of Mercy' to the nostalgic 'Back of My Mind. Undercurrent captures the process of personal evolution and discovery as well as the inspirational nature of change. Shrink-wrapped.
Lovers and LeaversHwy 87 Records #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. The record marks a new chapter for hayes - he has gone through much personal change in the 5 years since his last release, and he mines the depths of these experiences on this record. Hayes carll is at the forefront of a generation of American singer/songwriters. Sonically, he has stripped away some of the country sounds that marked his previous records, thus highlighting his well-worn voice and placing his straightforward and heartfelt lyrics at the center.
Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. He was nominated for a 2016 grammy award for best country song, and American Songwriter awarded him with Song of the Year for Another Like You in 2011, the same year he was nominated for Artist of the Year at the Americana Awards. Now hayes is returning with a powerful and raw set of songs produced by Joe Henry entitled Lovers and Leavers.
Lovers and Leavers #ad - A texas native, his style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plain-spoken poetry and sarcastic humor. Shrink-wrapped.
Tearing At The SeamsStax #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Propelled by driving rhythms, soul drenched vocals, and Rateliff's rowdy, blazing hornplay, Tearing at the Seams' 12 tracks crackle with emotion and intensity. Nathaniel rateliff & the nights sweats make their long-awaited return with Tearing at the Seams, a staggering album of rock 'n' soul music.
. The two years of extensive world-wide touring since its release steeled Night Sweats into one of world s most electrifying bands. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. From anguished sorrow to ecstatic heights, Rateliff's expressive tenor is unvarnished on the record's tender R&B ballads and nitro-fueled rave-ups.
Tearing At The Seams #ad - Issued once again by stax records, tearing at the Seams is the follow-up to the band's 2015 debut, self-titled, breakthrough album. In the studio, rateliff and producer Richard Swift wanted to capture the full band's attack live in the room. Shrink-wrapped. Playing with precision and muscle, The Night Sweats' grooves and Rateliff's commanding vocals come alive amid warm, vacuum-tube ambiance and earthy tones.
The Tree of ForgivenessOH BOY RECORDS #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Prine teamed with grammy-winning producer dave Cobb to record in Nashville's historic Studio A, Jason Isbell, enlisting friends like Brandi Carlile, and Amanda Shires to sing along. Shrink-wrapped. The songs are new, although some had waited to be finished for decades, like a co-write with Phil Spectro called "God Only Knows.
Another incomplete song, "i have met my Love Today, " now celebrates the unexpected spark that leads to lifelong romance -- with a dash of youthful innocence. Shrink-wrapped. The musical arrangements may be simpler than on past efforts, yet his unique ability to distill complex emotions into everyday language remains fully intact.
The Tree of Forgiveness #ad - . For example, he can take a topic like loneliness and make it funny or heartbreaking. Rather than going out on a limb, Prine cultivated the themes that have brought international acclaim since the 1970s. Shrink-wrapped. The highly-anticipated album, the tree of Forgiveness, is Prine's first collection of new material since 2005's Grammy-winning Fair and Square.
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American BandATO Records #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Fueled by a just spirit of moral indignation and righteous rage, AMERICAN BAND is protest music fit for the stadiums, designed to raise issues and ire as the nation careens towards its most momentous election in a generation. American band's considerable force can in part be credited to the sheer musical strength of the current Drive-By Truckers line-up, and drummer Brad Morgan together, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Gonzalez, with Hood and Cooley joined by bassist Matt Patton, the longest-lasting iteration in the band's two-decade history.
American band follows english oceans and 2015's it's great to be alive!, marking the first time DBT have made three consecutive LPs with the same hard-traveling crew. Dbt made the choice to direct the way we live now head on, discontent, employing realism rather than subtext or symbolism to purge its makers own anger, and frustration with societal disintegration and the urban/rural divide that has partitioned the country for close to a half-century.
American Band #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. A powerful and legitimately provocative work, hard edged and finely honed, the album is the sound of a truly American Band a Southern American band speaking on matters that matter. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.