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New Recording Coming from Jake La Botz on Hi-Style / Free Dirt

New Recording Coming from Jake La Botz on Hi-Style / Free Dirt

We're thrilled to say that They're Coming for Me, the new album from Jake La Botz, will be released October 18 on Hi-Style Records, in partnership with Free Dirt Records. PRE-ORDER it here.

They're Coming for Me deftly ties threads from La Botz's background in Chicago blues, gospel, early rock 'n roll, American folksong traditions, and a dash of country twang into a grooving knot of warm-timbred Americana. The songs jump off the needle like the words of a profound and gripping American novel, deepening with each listen as layers of meaning...


Album of Ancient Hymns Out Today From Master Hymn Singer Frank Newsome

Album of Ancient Hymns Out Today From Master Hymn Singer Frank Newsome

"[Frank's] singing gives me the shivers in a good way" – Sam Briger, NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Master hymn singer Frank Newsome's record Gone Away with a Friend is out today! Get the captivating album at your preferred retailer here.


New Hackensaw Boys Single "Oval Room" Premieres on PopMatters

Here at Free Dirt, we’re thrilled the Hackensaw Boys decided to dust off the 1980s Blaze Foley song “Oval Room." Listen to the brand new single now via PopMatters! Thank goodness for Blaze’s mighty pen that so perfectly captures the feeling of political malaise, and for the Hackensaw Boys’ spirited interpretation (what better way to drive a point home than to bring in a children’s chorus to sing with you?). We hope it offers some comfort while the circus is in town...

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NPR Music Features Dori Freeman

NPR Music Features Dori Freeman

A live, stripped down video from Dori Freeman's recently recorded Folk Alley session is now featured on NPR Music! Check it out:


Anna & Elizabeth’s Debut Album "Sun to Sun" Made Available Once Again - Coming August 5 on Free Dirt

Anna & Elizabeth’s Debut Album "Sun to Sun" Made Available Once Again - Coming August 5 on Free Dirt

We’re excited to announce that Free Dirt will make Anna & Elizabeth’s stunning debut Sun to Sun available again on August 5, 2016! Originally released in 2012 but out of print until now, the album includes 13 ballads, lullabies and dance tunes from the Southern tradition. This 2016 reissue features remastered audio, and as always, gorgeous ballad singing and banjo playing from Elizabeth and impressive vocals, fiddle, banjo and guitar from Anna.

>>Pre-order your copy here! <<