Playlist

July 18, 2016

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Chris Stapleton
Joan Osborne
Rock My Soul Featuring: The Fairfield Four
& The McCrary Sisters
Joe Ely

Playlist

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Rock My Soul feat. The Fairfield Four & The McCrary Sisters

Come On In This House

 

 

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

 

 

By the Mark

 

 

I Am Free

 

 

Rock My Soul

 

Joe Ely

When the Nights are Cold

 

 

Highway is My Home

 

 

Cold Black Hammer

 

 

Row of Dominoes

 

 

Slow You Down

 

 

Strangle You Shorty

2

Joan Osborne

St. Teresa

 

 

Shake Your Hips

 

 

Brokedown Palace

 

 

Spiderweb

 

 

One of Us

 

Chris Stapleton

Nobody to Blame

 

 

Traveller

 

 

Fire Away

 

 

Tennessee Whiskey

 

 

Drinkin’ Dark Whiskey

 

 

Sometimes I Cry

 

Larry Groce & Co.

Why Am I Treated so Bad?

Press Release

Chris Stapleton - Kentucky-born singer, songwriter and producer Chris Stapleton has quickly become one of Nashville’s most respected and in-demand songwriters. Stapleton burst on the scene in 2000 as the lead singer and guitarist for the bluegrass band The Steeldrivers. Since then, he has written five No. 1 songs for George Strait, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner and contributed cuts to several major motion picture soundtracks. He’s also been nominated for three Grammy Awards and, with the Steeldrivers, won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Emerging Artist of the Year” award. His songwriting credits span all genres and artists from Adele to Jason Aldean and he’s recorded with everyone from Miranda Lambert to Don Williams. Mercury Records recently released his much-anticipated full-length, solo debut, “Traveller.” 

 

Joan Osborne - A Kentucky native, Joan Osborne’s singing career took off while she was attending NYU’s film school. Inspired by singers like Billie Holiday and Etta James, Osborne’s gutsy, passionate vocals turned “One Of Us,” a track from her major label debut, into a massive MTV and radio hit. The disc went on to sell 3 million copies and led to numerous Grammy nominations. Osborne actively supports causes like “Rock the Vote” and “Planned Parenthood” and recorded “I’m Just A Bill” as a duet with Isaac Hayes for a “Schoolhouse Rocks The Vote” benefit album. In 2003, Osborne joined forces with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead when they regrouped to tour as The Dead. She also sang with Motown's legendary Funk Brothers in the 2002 documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” and produced two albums for the legendary blues trio the Holmes Brothers. Osborne has shared stages with artists ranging from Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris and Patti Smith to Melissa Etheridge, Taj Mahal, Luciano Pavarotti and the Chieftains. More recently, she toured and recorded as a member of Trigger Hippy, which also includes rising Americana star Jackie Greene and Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. Her 2012 release, “Bring It On Home,” was nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Blues Album” category. “Love and Hate,” the seven-time Grammy nominee's eighth studio album, was released in 2014. 

 

Rock My Soul Featuring: The Fairfield Four & the McCrary Sisters - This pairing of two legendary gospel groups is not to be missed! Known for their appearance in the film “O Brother Where Art Thou,” and on the film’s soundtrack, The Fairfield Four continue to sing in the traditional African American a cappella gospel style they have been known for since the group's inception nearly 100 years ago. In 1997, the group was tapped by John Fogerty to sing on the track “A Hundred and Ten in the Shade” from his  LP “Blue Moon Swamp.” Founded in 1921 in Nashville, the Fairfield Four have earned Grammys for “Best Traditional Gospel Recording,” and “Album of the Year” for the “O Brother” soundtrack. The group also received two Lifetime Achievement Awards and were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999.  Nashville’s McCrary Sisters have recorded with Stevie Wonder, Bobby Jones, Wynonna, Ray Stevens, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. The four sisters are the daughters of the late Rev. Samuel McCrary, who was a founding member of The Fairfield Four. Ann began singing at age three while Regina toured with Bob Dylan for six years and recorded three albums with him. Their last release, “Our Journey,” featured cameos by Buddy Miller Delbert McClinton, and Patty Griffin.

 

Joe Ely - For nearly four decades, Joe Ely has epitomized the rugged Texas singer/songwriter tradition. As a member of the legendary ‘70s band the Flatlanders - which also featured fellow Texans Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock - he helped pioneer the alt-country genre. In the early ‘80s, Ely’s fame spread across the Atlantic, thanks to a tour opening for the Clash. His songs, a gritty combination of storytelling and hard-bitten life experiences, have influenced a new generation of singer/songwriters. Ely’s “Bonfire of Roadmaps,” a collection road journals and sketches (published by University of Texas Press) was released along with a companion CD titled “Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch.” His last release was titled “Satisfied at Last.” Ely was recently named the “Official State Musician” for 2016 by the Governor and Legislature of Texas. Meanwhile, he has been touring with longtime collaborator, accordionist Joel Guzman. Recently, Ely issued his first novel, “Reverb: An Odyssey,” and a single he recorded in Linda Ronstadt in 1987. In spring, 2016, Ely will be inducted into the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame along with Roy Orbison, J.D. Souther and Will Jennings.