Rolling Stone Country reports: "Alabama's repertoire has always been a solid blend of foot-stomping anthems and tender ballads, and the tradition continues on Southern Drawl, the first album of original songs from the trio of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook since 2001. One of the many highlights on the collection is "Come Find Me," a road weary musician's message to the object of his affection."
To coincide with their recently announced farewell tours, and due to seemingly popular demand, Bellowhead will be releasing an album of some of the most popular tracks from the band’s five studio albums: Pandemonium – The Essential Bellowhead, out onNavigator Records on 16th October.
Exclaim.ca report: "Coming off recent news that Supersuckers member Eddie Spaghetti has been battling cancer, the band have announced they will be issuing a new LP to help offset some of the bassist/singer's medical bills. Titled Holdin' the Bag, the record finds the long-running Seattle punk outfit dialling down the distortion to deliver country and western sounds. It sees release October 16 via Acetate Records."
The Great Lake Swimmers hit UK shores this month (next week to be precise) for a series of dates to support their new album "A Forest of Arms" which was released earlier in the year to near universal acclaim. Kicking off in Brighton it winds its way around the country before reaching Glasgow for its last night. Click through for the dates.
Have a good bank holiday weekend whatever you're up to, particularly if you're heading to the exciting Bluebird at the Bluecoat event in Liverpool tomorrow. News to leave you with that Oregon based band Betty & the Boy hit the UK for the firs time ever next week with an extensive series of dates. Described by FolkRadioUK as "very special indeed," they must be, because they said so. Click through for the dates.
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