Thursday, April 27, 2023
– Colter Wall will release a new album, "Little Songs," on July 14 via La Honda/RCA. The first song from the disc, "Evangelina," is out today.
These songs were written over the last three years. I penned most of them from home, and I think the songs reflect that," said country traditionalist Wall, a native of Saskatchewan, Canada.
"Evangelina," originally written and recorded by Hoyt Axton, paints a picture of longing and half-laid plans to chase down a lost love.
The 10-song LP also features eight originals inspired by and written in Wall's home of Battle Creek, Saskatchewan and a cover of Ian Tyson's "The Coyote & The Cowboy."
With his longtime touring band, Wall, 27, returned to Yellowdog Studios in Wimberly, Texas, where he cut his 2020, Billboard-charting album, "Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs." Patrick Lyons co-produced the set with Wall.
The track list is:
Prairie Evening/Sagebrush Waltz
Corralling The Blues
The Coyote & The Cowboy
Honky Tonk Nighthawk
For a Long While
Cow/Calf Blue Yodel
The Last Loving Words
This release of new music follows the recent partnership between Wall's longtime label La Honda Records and RCA Records, with "Little Songs" as the first album on the joint venture. Prior to the new album, Wall released two standalone singles — "Cypress Hills and the Big Country" and a cover of Cowboy Jack Clement's "Let's All Help the Cowboys (Sing the Blues)."
He also released "Colter Wall and the Scary Prairie Boys' Live In Front Of Nobody," a 2021 livestream, full-band show turned indie record store, vinyl-only release. Prior to that, he debuted with a self-titled album in 2017 and the well-received "Songs of the Plains" in 2018.
Wall will play at Denver's Dusty Boots festival on July 1 and Montana's Under The Big Sky on July 14.