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Brothers Osborne, OCMS, Hedley release new CDs

Friday, April 20, 2018 – Brothers Osborne are finally out with their sophomore effort, while veteran band Old Crow Medicine Show releases a disc of their own material and Joshua Hedley is out with his ultra-traditional debut.

Brothers Osborne scored hits on their full-length debut with "Stay a Little Longer," "It Ain't My Fault" and "21 Summer." "Shoot Me Straight" is the first single from the new release, "Port Saint Joe," which contains 10 songs. T.J. and John Osborne had a hand in writing all 10 songs. Joyce also produced the 2016 debut, "Pawn Shop."

Last year, Old Crow released "50 Years of Blonde on Blonde," the group's take on the Bob Dylan album. "Volunteer" is the group's sixth studio release. The album was recorded at Nashville's RCA Studio A with Americana uber producer Dave Cobb, known for his work with Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton. The album features electric guitar for the first time since 2004 when David Rawlings added his Telecaster to "Wagon Wheel."

Ashley Monroe is out with "Sparrow," which highlights her vocal prowess. Monroe throws in disco sounds a few times.

Hedley played fiddle for Justn Townes Earle at one point. He also scored face time in the movie "Heartworn Highways Revisited" in 2015. On his 10-song debut on Third Man Records, Jack White's label, Hedley plays honky tonk, swing and countrypolitan forms of country on "Mr. Jukebox."

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Pawn Shop CD review - Pawn Shop
These Brothers Osborne - TJ and John - are not be confused with those Osborne Brothers - Bobby and Sonny. While the former have a long long way to go beyond they reach the stature of one of the leading bluegrass duos in the genre, the newbies show they are onto something - in the country sector. Brothers Osborne have Outlaw Country and swampy ("Dirt Rich," "Pawn Shop") vibes going on filling their southern rock-veering debut, a follow-up on a September 2014 EP (two of the EP »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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