Morning in America by Durand Jones and the Indications

Morning in America by Durand Jones and the Indications is today’s Track of the Day. It’s taken off their forthcoming album, American Love Call, released by Colemine Records

I first saw Durand Jones and the Indications, a couple of year’s ago at Plaid Room Records, in Loveland, OH. I’ve seen them a couple of times since, at venues in Cincinnati, and they’ve blown the audience away each time.

I’ve got their first album and the recently released live album, so I’m looking forward to the new album, which is due to be released on 1st March 2019.

The Long Way Home – John Paul White

The Long Way Home by John Paul White is today’s Track of the Day. It’s the first release from his album, The Hurting Kind, due to be released on Single Lock Records on April 12th.

I’m a big John Paul White fan, I’ve seen him a couple of times live, firstly at the Ryman Auditorium in September 2017, supporting Mary Chapin Carpenter and then last year at the AmericanaFest in Nashville.

I was also lucky enough to see him back home in England when he was with The Civil Wars.

I really enjoyed his 2016 album, Beulah, and have just read on the Single Lock Records website that one of the artists that inspired him for this record was Jim Reeves. My Grandad was a big Jim Reeves fan and I spent many an afternoon with my Grandad listening to his Jim Reeves albums, which I’m now the proud owner of.

A Bright Resemblance by Light Conductor

A Bright Resemblance by Light Conductor is today’s Track of the Day. Light Conductor consist of Jace Lasek, of the Besnard Lakes and Stephen Ramsay of Young Galaxy.

The track is taken from their debut album, Sequence One, being released on Constellation Records. I’m a big Besnard Lakes fan, got all their albums, and saw them live a couple of years ago, here in Cincinnati.

I hadn’t heard of Young Galaxy until now, so will be checking them out later.

Quasheba, Quesheba – Our Native Daughters

Today’s Track of the Day is Quasheba, Quasheba by Our Native Daughters off the forthcoming album, Songs of our Native Daughters.

Our Native Daughters is (or are) Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Amythyst Kiah and Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago

Rhiannon Giddens was one of the founders of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who I saw in Leeds, England. She’s released a couple of excellent solo albums and we’ve seen her perform live at Cincinnati and most recently in Columbus, OH.

Leyla McCalla also had a spell with the Carolina Chocolate Drops and I’ve got a couple of her solo albums and am looking forward to her next release, Capitalist Blues.

The album is being released by Smithsonian Folkways and is “inspired by New World slave narratives, discrimination and how it has shaped” their American experience.

I Go Deeper – Tim Bowness

I Go Deeper by Tim Bowness is today’s Track of the Day. It’s taken from his forthcoming album, Flowers at the Scene, produced by no-man and available from Burning Shed

no-man is the name for the Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson collaborative partnership. I’ve got a number of Steven Wilson albums in my collection and a couple of Porcupine Tree albums, both nothing as yet by Tim Bowness, so I’m looking forward to hearing the album when it’s released on March 1st. In the meantime, take a listen to this….

Dublin Blues – Steve Earle

Dublin Blues by Steve Earle and the Dukes is my Track of the Day. It’s the first release off his forthcoming album, Guy. A tribute to Guy Clark, due to be released on New West records on March 29th.

I’ve been a fan since hearing his Copperhead Road album back in the late eighties. I’ve never seen him live, but that will change next month when I see him next month at the Ludlow Garage, here in Cincinnati.