Carl Jackson’s Grace Notes, is a guitar instrumental portrait of dearly loved hymns. It was recorded using a collection of rare acoustic guitars, some dating back to the mid 1800’s. Jackson is a Mississippi Musician’s Hall of Fame member, a Grammy Award winner & two-time SPBGMA songwriter of the year.
Antique Persuasion, with the release of Don’t Forget Me Little Darling, honors the timelessness of the original Carter recordings by gathering around the mic to sing the old favorites using today’s best technology. Antique Persuasion is comprised of Brennen Leigh, Jenee Fleenor and Brandon Rickman. Their harmony and musicianship is exquisite. This ‘best of all worlds’ homage to the First Family of Country Music is a fitting tribute to the Carter legacy. In Don’t Forget Me Little Darling these musical descendants of The Carter Family don’t just remember The Carter Family – they pay their respects.
Curtis Wright’s whiskey-seasoned voice and wistful, heartland storytelling never let go on this ageless, long-awaited collection. His decades of work as a songwriter and backup singer yield an album full of powerful, evocative tunes that make you fall in love with the country they sing about: the maze of roads, taverns, and churches of the American Heartland. An honest sense of yearning fuels the entire album. Along with songs penned by Wright, the project also includes songs written by Chris Stapleton, Ronnie Bowman, Shawn Camp, Brandon Rickman & Jerry Salley.
Throughout the album, Wright’s songs have the power to take you places: from your mother’s prayerful bedside when you were a child to a lonesome night of drinking in a just-emptied house. But where they take you isn’t the thing. The thing is that wherever they wander, they have a knack for telling the truth.
Vagabonds has been an emotional endeavor from the beginning. For seven years now, having spent over 200 days each on tour, the road has become our home,” says Nu-Blu’s Carolyn Routh. “We have seen a lot, done a lot, and embraced life not only through our own experiences, but also through the lives of those we have met. This project reflects the collective heart and soul of them, and of ourselves along the way.-Carolyn Routh