Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 3/3/17

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.

Susan Hubbard

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