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Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Win IMA Award for 'Mount Royal'

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Win IMA Award for 'Mount Royal'

Congratulations to Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge who won an Independent Music Award in the "Best Instrumental Album" category for Mount Royal! Check out the full list of winners here. Get a copy of 'Mount Royal' on CD/LP/digital here.


Free Dirt Picks Up Three IMA Nominations

Free Dirt Picks Up Three IMA Nominations

Congratulations to Free Dirt artists Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Rachel Baiman, and The Bucking Mules, who all scored Independent Music Award nominations this year!

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge "Mount Royal" - Best Instrumental Album
Rachel Baiman "Shame" -  Best Americana Album
The Bucking Mules "Smoke Behind the Clouds" - Best Bluegrass Album


Free Dirt Artists Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Receive Grammy Nomination

Free Dirt Artists Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Receive Grammy Nomination

Free Dirt Records artists Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge received a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Mount Royal during Tuesday’s announcement by the Recording Academy. This is the label’s first Grammy nomination. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will take place in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Jan 28 and be broadcast live on CBS.

Mount Royal, the second full-length album from virtuosic guitar duo Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, is a testament to the visceral power of incredible musicianship and true creative collaboration. Produced by Gabe Witcher (one of Eldridge’s fellow...


Fall 2017 At Free Dirt Records

Fall 2017 At Free Dirt Records

We're excited to let you know that Free Dirt will be well represented at Americana Music Fest 2017Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge and Rachel Baiman are official showcasing artists! You can catch them both at the City Winery NashvilleJulian and Chris at 10pm on Wed, Sept 13 and Rachel at 8pm on Sat, Sept 16. Free Dirt will also be at IBMA at the end of September. Come say hello if you're around!

 

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New Album from Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Coming Feb 24

New Album from Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge Coming Feb 24

We're excited to announce that we'll be releasing Mount Royal, the new collaborative album from virtuosic flattop guitar duo Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, on February 24! Head over to Aquarium Drunkard to watch a live video of "Bone Collector", a beautiful instrumental cut off the album.

Produced by Gabe Witcher (one of Eldridge’s fellow Punch Brothers), Mount Royal includes eight originals, several reimagined versions of old bluegrass songs, and a cover of Eddie Vedder’s “Sleeping By Myself” that is as engrossing as it is surprising. The arrangements on the album’s twelve, mostly instrumental tracks feature complex, rollicking guitar lines...