May 2012 Newsletter

Seriously, at what point did time start whipping by like this? It’s really MAY FIRST? Remember when you were a kid in the back seat of the car, watching out the window of the freeway as the trees were whipping rapidly by? That’s how I feel the last few years have been going. It makes you want to stop and smell the roses sometimes (you’re welcome, Louisville). No, really. I remember as a kid that the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas was an eternity. Now I count the weekends in between and wonder how much time we actually have to work, shop and still have a life in order to get to the holidays. Even for me, an avid football fan (my wife will tell you that is an understatement), the offseason doesn’t seem so horribly long anymore. And the summer really does feel like a few weekends, which, technically, it is. There are not enough hours in the day, either, or enough days in the week. So we all must make the best of it as we can. Thankfully, music is a constant that helps gets us through the week and move us along, and here is what we have going on this month...

New Clients and Upcoming Releases

Jesse Terry Empty Seat on a Plane After compiling a batch of songs that he was happy with for his second album, Jesse Terry decided that he wanted to create an album that showcased his singer/songwriter vibe without putting too many bells and whistles on top of the guitar and vocal. Nashville producer/engineer Neilson Hubbard helped to bring the material to life and shared Terry’s vision of “less is more.” The result of their work together is Empty Seat on a Plane, set for release July 10.

Chris Schutz & The Tourists Sunglasses on Starlight is set to release their new album, Sunglasses at Starlight on May 15. The album, which is the follow-up to their 2010 debut, Gemini, was recorded live (with the exception of the bonus track) in one take at the infamous Black Lodge Studios, where William S. Burroughs, Kurt Cobain and Al Jourgensen from Ministry have all recorded. Sunglasses at Starlight was produced by Ed Rose in Eudora, Kansas.

Lynn Taylor: Barfly It’s often part of human nature that after taking a long break from something, you come back to it energized and with renewed passion. Such is the case with Nashville-based Americana artist Lynn Taylor, formerly of the ragtag string band Felix Wiley, who is back with a Paul Burch-produced album, Barfly.

Tab Benoit: A fierce commitment to creative and environmental ideals comes to the forefront in a compilation of recordings from Tab Benoit’s years, so far, on the Telarc label. Legacy: The Best of Tab Benoit gathers 14 tracks that mark some of the high points in the career of an artist who has been aptly described as “the new kid from the old school.” Legacy was released on April 3, 2012, on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group, and Benoit is touring in support of the new album.

Mark Bates: Night Songs

The Mighty Short Bus: The MSB Family Band

Recent Releases

Stolen Rhodes: Falling Off the Edge

Tommy Womack: Now What!

David Olney: The Stone

Josh Harty: Nowhere

Treasa Levasseur: Broad

The Iveys: Days & Nights

Recent Releases and Touring Acts

Tim Mahoney

Cash'd Out

Red Wanting Blue: From the Vanishing Point

Jon Pousette-Dart

David Jacobs-Strain

Zach Williams & The Reformation: A Southern Offering

Charlie Parr: Keep Your Hands on the Plow

David Mayfield Parade:

Dan Miraldi: Rock N Roll Band

Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime
Scotty Don't (original project of Badfish members)

Burning River Ramblers: self-titled

Pure Prairie League

Darrell Scott Long Ride Home

Tommy & The High Pilots


Chris Knight

Boom Chick


Will Kimbrough

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