Old Crow, The Farm, Shaver drop today
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
– A new country trio and a veteran string band merging country and bluegrass are out with new discs today.
Old Crow Medicine Show is out with "Carry Me Back." The disc, the band's first since 2008's "Tennessee Pusher," was recorded at Sound Emporium in Nashville with Ted Hutt producing.
The Farm is comprised of Nick Hoffman, who played fiddle for Kenny Chesney for about a decade, Krista Marie, a one-time Broken Bow artist, and Damien Horne. The band has a hit on its hands with Home Sweet Home. Danny Myrick, a songwriter, produced the 11-song debut with Hoffman.
Billy Joe Shaver has a "Live at Billy Bob's Texas" set out today with 20 live songs on CD and DVD plus two bonus tracks.
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Whenever an artist attempts to cover a classic work in whole, it can't help but seem like a somewhat audacious effort from the outset. After all, tackling an album that's stood the test of time, one that's already an integral part of the musical lexicon in its original form, is a formidable task. At best, the original artist's imprint is difficult to supersede, but at worst it can become a regrettable error that yields disastrous results.
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