We're offering up a few new releases by other folks we think you should check out and you might have missed.
Finally, a release from a Chicago mainstay and general good guy Lawrence Peters (perhaps he's poured you a drink at the Hideout?). His band Lawrence Peters Outfit self-released a CD/LP What You Been Missin'. This ain't in many stores and we are big fans of his hardcore honky tonk, so we're carrying it here and hope you give it a listen.
Here's the skinny:
June 25th in Dewey Cannon Park in downtown Three Oaks. It's a small town, it ain't hard to find. Festivities start at 5:30 with local bands and the Grumblers at 7pm.
It's FREE, it's all ages, it's kid friendly, there's a pot luck and it's a mere 80 minutes from Chicago. Parking is easy and free. Donations to the station are encouraged; bring a dish, your hula-hoop and picnic blanket and join the fun
A couple months ago, we told you about our new distribution partnership with Misra Records, a like-minded label with moxie and some cool bands.
Well, today we've got the first fruits of our coming together: Southeast Engine's new CD Canary.
The kind words are already rolling in:
“You like The Band? Wilco? Okkervil River? Well if you like them, chances are you’ll dig Southeast Engine…It’s one of the best roots-rock albums of 2011 so far.” – Bruce Warren, WXPN, NPR
And the band is on tour.
We hope you'll agree, that this is the beginning of a fun and creative ride.
Local blog the Beachwood Reporter sat down with our local gal Jane Baxter Miller to talk about her recent CD "Harm Among the Willows." She talks about what brought her to Chicago from her native Kentucky, some local cheap food hotspots she likes and why you must never, EVER touch the water in the Chicago River.
Read it HERE.
Check out the newest addition to the Bloodshot catalog, Bloodshot Drinking Buddies -- there you will find artists and albums that, while we didn't release them, we love them just the same. Our first artist to officially join the ranks of a BDB is Jane Baxter Miller, whose debut solo recording, Harm Among The Willows, is available now. Jane is no stranger to the Bloodshot family -- you've might have already got a taste of her sultry voice on Bloodshot comps like The Bottle Let Me Down, Poor Little Knitter in the Road and Hard Headed Woman.
And if you're in Chicago, be sure to catch Jane's CD release show at the Hideout on Saturday, January 23.