Shepherd released a new album, her third, earlier this month. Titled “This is America,” it features her distinctive voice set to straight-ahead country arrangements, with tunes about drinkin’ and hurtin’ and lookin’ back and growin’ up. It compares quite well with her first two albums.
But this time around, the stories within the songs aren’t the only things she’s picturing. After two years on a major label, she’s gone independent. Now she doesn’t just get to focus on lyrics and performances: Now she has to envision every aspect of her career that she wants to happen.
01. Take Away Your Blues
02. Young Generation Blues
03. We Work It Out
04. Blues Coming Down On Me
05. Who Was That Man
06. 40 Acres And A Mule
07. Why I Sing The Blues
08. Crumb Snatcher
09. You Been Good To Me
10. Getting Funky With Your Love
11. Fire To Put Out
J. Roddy Walston and The Business is comprised of lead vocalist, guitarist and pianist J. Roddy Walston, lead guitarist and vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist and vocalist Logan Davis and drummer Steve Colmus. iEssential Tremors is the band’s third release and is set for release on Sept. 10 via ATO Records. The album blends classic rock & roll with Motown flavor and was recorded in Valdosta, Ga.
J. Roddy Walston and The Business has toured with Deer Tick, The Hold Steady and, most recently, The Lumineers. Mark Neill (producer and engineer of Black Keys’ Brothers and Matt Wignall (Cold War Kids, Delta Spirit) helped put together the album.
The Journey (Livin’ Hits), co-produced with his longtime creative partner, Phil O’Donnell, contains four emotional new tracks including his powerful new single, ‘Wake Up Lovin’ You’ The album also contains eight Craig Morgan classics. Tracks: 01. Wake Up Lovin’ You 02. We’ll Come Back Around 03. Party Girl 04. If Not Me 05. More Trucks […]
How refreshing it is to come across someone such as Gary Ritchie, who for all the years he has been making music, sticks to his principles. Trends and gimmicks are fleeting, but this greatly gifted singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist possesses a diehard devotion to pure and plucky pop rock matter. Snipping paragraphs in the book […]
Tracks: 01 The Weight 02 Caledonia Mission 03 Tears of Rage 04 Ain’t No More Cane on the Brazos 05 King Harvest (Has Surely Come) 06 Up on Cripple Creek 07 Whispering Pines 08 Stage Fright 09 The Shape I’m In 10 When I Paint My Masterpiece 11 Life Is a Carnival 12 Rag Mama […]