Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots is a redux of For A Life of Sin. It is a current magnifying-glass look at some—but not even close to all—of the artists and groups making unique and special music in the city’s roots scene. Some of the artists you may have heard of; some are woven so tightly into the fabric of the city, it’s hard to imagine a time without them; some we’ve claimed, whether they like it or not, as natives; some you might be hearing for the first time; and some you may never hear from again.
13-song compilation of off-kilter original Xmas songs and unlikely covers by Bloodshot artists and friends. The collection runs the gamut of garage rock, doo-wop, honky tonk, surf, and more. From the traditional to the subversive, there's something for everyone's stocking.
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.
Join The Pine Valley Cosmonauts as they erect a more-than-worthy monument to one of the most versatile and beloved figures in American music—the late, great Bob Wills. These 19 tunes show the breadth of his musical magic, from western swing to jazz, country & western, honky-tonk, blues, and beyond.
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.
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.
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
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)
Taken as a whole, it is a dark and meditative album which also perfectly echoes a stark and melancholic setting.
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.
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