Performing songs from her TENTH ALBUM "THINGS HAVE CHANGED" FOR THE FIRST TIME! Her first album on a major label in nearly 30 years, legendary soul singer BETTYE LAVETTE takes on the songs of BOB DYLAN with the grit and experience that makes her one of the greatest living soul singers. THINGS HAVE CHANGED is a masterpiece of interpretation of one of the greatest songwriters alive, by one of the greatest soul singers alive. Keith Richards and Trombone Shorty guest on the Steve Jordan-produced album, which is set for release on Verve Records on March 30, 2018.
On Songs of Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne unleashes her sizable
gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon The Bard’s celebrated canon.
With performances honed by the time Osborne spent polishing them during
“Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan” — two critically acclaimed
two-week residencies she performed at New York City’s Café Carlyle in
March 2016 and 2017, the seven-time Grammy-nominated,
multi-platinum-selling singer and songwriter, whom The New York Times
has called “a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer,” winds her
supple, soulful voice around Dylan’s poetic, evocative lyrics, etching
gleaming new facets in them along the way.
CALL ME LUCKY is the new record from Chris Smither and is his first set
of brand new originals in six years (release date: March 2018 on
Signature Sounds/Mighty Albert). Recorded at the gorgeous Blue Rock
Studio in the Texas foothills. Packed with Smither trademark songs that
offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls
from deep in the soul and a couple of surprise covers that remind us of
Chris’ deftness as a song interpreter as he makes the songs his
own. CALL ME LUCKY features longtime producer and multi instrumentalist
David Goodrich, drummer Billy Conway (Morphine), Matt Lorenz (aka The
Suitcase Junket), Mike Meadows, and engineer Keith Gary. They went into
the session to record ten songs. What they ended up with is a double
record: Disc 1 features the eight originals and two covers they started
with; Disc 2 catapults some of the very same songs into another
dimension. Essentially Smither covering Smither.
Chicago guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Nick Moss is a bona fide
bluesman down to his soul, a 30-year veteran of the city’s
take-no-prisoners blues scene. Moss paid his dues gigging in Chicago’s
rough and tumble West and South side blues clubs under the tutelage of
some of the city’s greatest blues luminaries. Blues Revue says, “Nick
Moss is at the top of the blues world...ambitious and intense...He can
play traditional blues with the best.” New Jersey’s Dennis Gruenling is
considered among today’s best blues harmonica players. His high-energy,
full-throttle playing has earned him comparisons to the late James
Cotton. Living Blues says, “Dennis Gruenling is a contemporary harmonica
master...impressive, genuine and fresh-sounding.” Now, recording
together for the first time, The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis
Gruenling makes their Alligator Records debut with The High Cost Of Low
Living, a dream come true for both musicians.