Bloodshot has another great year under its belts, and we couldn't have done it without folks like you! You packed our annual SXSW Day Party at Yard Dog once again; sold out shows from coast-to-coast for the likes of Justin Townes Earle and Ha Ha Tonka; and placed Scott H Biram on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
We were thrilled in October when Justin Townes Earle won the Americana Music Association's award for Song of the Year for "Harlem River Blues" off his 2010 release,
Harlem River Blues. Justin performed the same song earlier in the year on the Late Show with David Letterman, which you can watch
Bloodshot Records turned 17 years old in 2011—which is no small feat for an indie label these days. To mark the anniversary, we released a compilation of live cuts from our 15th anniversary party called
No One Got Hurt: Bloodshot's 15th Anniversary @ The Hideout Block Party, featuring Bobby Bare Jr, Scott H Biram, Deadstring Brothers, Alejandro Escovedo, Waco Brothers and more! Also this year, we announced our partnership with the North Carolina-based, artist-run label
MISRA Records, who also had a strong catalog year with releases from The Black Swans and Southeast Engine.
Out of the 10 albums we released this year, five of them were Bloodshot debuts. Here's a quick rundown of our 2011 catalog—there's still plenty of time to catch up on what you've missed. Nothing cures an egg nog hangover better than the following releases: