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Preview Anna & Elizabeth's New Record!

Preview Anna & Elizabeth's New Record!

Anna & Elizabeth's newest self-titled release is due out March 17, but we wanted to give you all a preview of what's coming. Stream "Little Black Train" below, and find out how to pre-order the album!

With this record, Anna & Elizabeth honor Appalachian artistry and shed new light upon tradition. Elizabeth LaPrelle, an acclaimed ballad singer from Rural Retreat, VA, and Baltimore based multi-instrumentalist Anna Roberts-Gevalt, have made their most compelling work to date in their new self-titled album on Free Dirt Records. A...


Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer: The Flower of Muscle Shoals

Free Dirt Records releases The Flower of Muscle Shoals, the debut full-length album from Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer on August 19!  

 

 

It’s the dust of a childhood growing up in Northern New Mexico; days spent exploring lost canyons, hiking hillsides covered in cottonwoods, and discovering old ghost towns. It’s also the dust of nostalgia, the kind of reflection of a just-married man looking back towards the inspirations of his youth. Cahalen Morrison grew up surrounded by the deep roots of country music; he played in his first country (and...


Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three to appear on BBC's "Hootenanny" with Jools Holland!

American roots band Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three will be featured on the annual BBC program Hootenanny with Jools Holland, the New Year’s Eve show hosted by the legendary U.K. musician, bandleader and regular host of "Later... with Jools Holland" on BBC. LaFarge and his crew will help Holland to ring in 2012, performing alongside an eclectic array of musical forces, including Cyndi Lauper, James Morrison, Aloe Blaac, Ruby Turner, Sandie Shaw, Betty Wright, The Vaccines and more. The program will air from 11 p.m. on...


Here's to The Wilders...

This morning we received a note from Ike Sheldon, lead singer for Free Dirt Records recording artist The Wilders.  You can read it here, but to sum up, The Wilders are going on hiatus.  We're not really sure what that means... hell, they don't even know what that means.  It could mean they never play again.  It could mean they're back in 2013 in full force, bigger and better than ever.   But this morning we're not really speculating about anything... we're just a little sad about the possibility of never seeing them play again, and a little reflective...


Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three to release "Riverboat Soul"

The Mississippi River runs as an undercurrent through this collection of songs, a tribute to the ragtime and jug band influences of St. Louis, Missouri, the city LaFarge has most recently called home.