The Kernal – Light Country
There’s something refreshingly familiar about Light Country, the new full-length record from Jackson, Tennessee-based red suit wearing traditionalist, The Kernal, out via John Paul White’s Single Lock Records. With quick-witted lyrics that encompass everything from a knock-kneed ballerina who has the heart but not the know-how to living in an abandoned Taco Bell, and a sound reminiscent of 60s-era country gold transmitted across crackling AM radio, Light Country is a winner.
Beau + Luci – Fire Dancer EP
Southern sister duo Beau + Luci, with their goosebump-inducing vocal combination also known as “blood harmony,” convey their bewitching lyrical stories against a backdrop that is equal parts Irish-tinged Appalachia and swampland blues on their new EP, Fire Dancer. Don’t miss this one.
Guy Clark – Best Of The Dualtone Years
In May 2016, the world suffered the loss of iconic songcrafter, Guy Clark, who left behind a catalog that includes at least 20 albums released over a four-decade career. Clark, continually misunderstood by the Music Row machine, found a home for his music on Dualtone Records; the albums released while partnered with the label were essential to his body of work. Dualtone pays tribute to the Texas troubadour with a 19-song compilation drawn from Clark’s last three studio albums–each a gem featuring his poignant storytelling, outlaw spirit, and road-worn, emotive vocals, a must for any admirer of the historic American songbook.