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Covington offers live EP; Bloodshot issues Escovedo, Old 97's LPs

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 – Bucky Covington released "Live From Rockingham" today,a five-song digital EP recorded at his recent hometown concert in Rockingham, N.C. The disc features 3 of Covington's hits A Different World, It's Good To Be Us and I'll Walk plus his new single Gotta Be Somebody and Mexicoma from his upcoming sophomore album. The disc includes his latest music video for Gotta Be Somebody, spotlighting the crowd of more than 6,000 fans, friends and Rockingham locals who attended the homecoming festivities.

Also out today were LP releases of albums by Alejandro Escovedo, "Alejandro Escovedo - A Man Under The Influence: Deluxe Bourbonitis Edition" and The Old 97's "Wreck Your Life... and Then Some: The Complete Bloodshot Recordings." The Escovedo release contains no new recordings. Every track the Old 97's recorded for Bloodshot was re-mastered for vinyl and put into this limited edition double LP, including all singles, compilation tracks and the "Wreck Your Life" CD. The CD was never out on vinyl and the 7" singles have long been out of print.

David Rawlings, better known as the sidekick to Gillian Welch, released his first solo CD today, as David Rawlings Machine "A Friend of a Friend." (Acony). Rawlings, who has toured in recent months under this name received help from Ketch Secor, Willie Watson, Kevin Hayes, Morgan Jahnig (Old Crow Medicine Show), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes) and Karl Himmel (Neil Young) and Welch.

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