38 songs from the Bloodshot catalog reemerge covered by friends and heroes of ours in oft-head-craning styles from gritty punk to back porch folk, dark bedroom new wave to straight up honky tonk, and lush power pop to new emo.
All FOUR volumes of the critically acclaimed series THE OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC SONGBOOK into one powerhouse bundle for one low price!
These songs have thrived in the folk traditions of America for a reason. They are tough and long lasting but malleable enough to be adapted and re-invented easily.
A sonic scrapbook of that day, representing all the performers in the order they performed. 19 tracks and almost 70 minutes of highly polished and professional musicianship (ahem), mixed into the red, sho'nuff.
Taken as a whole, it is a dark and meditative album which also perfectly echoes a stark and melancholic setting.
Unaffected, unpretentious, unvarnished, un-sanitized, and, most importantly, un-Nashville-ized cuts from right beneath the noses of the Towers of Doom (i.e. Music Row)
Tracks from many of our long out of print singles and EPs, as well as some totally unreleased dandies from the likes of Neko Case, Ryan Adams and the infamous Madonna Trilogy
Wherein our zany idea to have a label focused on the forgotten corners of roots music gained a national foothold. 18 tracks by artists from NYC to SF, and all burgeoning scenes in between.
42 folk music classics are given a good going over by notable recording artists and the school’s longtime music instructors, each breathing new life into timeless songs.
Where it all began. Our first release. 17 tracks of Chicago's own roots-rockin'est shit-kickin'est artists setting the template.
26 tracks intended for the amusement of children and arrested adolescents everywhere.
Enjoy these songs full of cowbells, wolf calls, banjos, bongos, hiccups and rubber duckies.
The simple concept of this disc was to put together a mix tape of sorts, the type of thing that Larry would have enjoyed listening to as he drove his little truck into the gloam’ with a cooler full of beer
Something of a classic. A big, broad and beautiful snapshot of where the world was at the end of 20th Century. Our biggest selling compilation, find out why.
2 discs and 40 tracks to gorge yourself on.
A rowdy collection of music that exists between the clearly defined genres, nestled in the dark, nebulous cracks where punk and country and soul and pop and bluegrass and rock mix and mingle and mutate.