The Devil Makes Three, Watson live are out
Friday, August 24, 2018
– The Devil Makes Three return with "Chains Are Broken." The 11-song set was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly) and recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Texas. This is the trio's first album of original material since 2013's "I'm A Stranger Here." The new album follows their acclaimed 2016 collection of covers, "Redemption & Ruin."
Aaron Watson went the live route with "Live at the World's Largest Rodeo Show." The 14-song set was recorded at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2017. This is the Texan's 14th release and first live album in more than a decade. The show as performed before 65,000 fans on opening night of the 2017 Rodeo Houston. The release includes a bonus track, "Higher Ground," which Watson wrote in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
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