Wayne Hancock releases new album Ride on February 26; roger knox’s new album out today
PLUS, THE LAUNCH OF WAYNE’S NEW SINGLE “RIDE”
“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 Hancock has 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:
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.
‘RIDE’ ALBUM RELEASE TOUR
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
INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN ROGER KNOX RELEASES
NEW ALBUM STRANGER IN MY LAND
TODAY, FEBRUARY 12
PLUS, THE LAUNCH OF HIS NEW SINGLE “BLUE GUMS CALLING ME BACK HOME” w/ KELLY HOGAN, JON LANGFORD AND OTHERS
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.
READ ROGER’S STORY: http://bloodshotrecords.net/rogerknox
HEAR A FULL ALBUM STREAM: http://bloodshotrecords.net/knoxsongs/
WATCH A SHORT DOCUMENTARY ON ROGER: http://vimeo.com/58470513