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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...

Announcing The New Video from Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer's new album "The Flower of Muscle Shoals"

Coming this September 16 2014- Starlight on the Rails from Utah Phillips

SPANNING 30 YEARS of studio, live, and rare recordings, Starlight on the Rails is the most complete collection of work ever released from folk music icon and “Golden Voice of the Great Southwest” Utah Phillips. This definitive set includes Utah’s personal reflections about each song. It also includes renditions of Utah’s songs by Kate Wolf, Rosalie Sorrels, and many others. Almost 5 hours on 4 CDs with a booklet included. It’s a must-have for any music collection, and available once again after being out-of-print for several years.   Read the article

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...

Happy Album Release Week Betse!!!

She has done it again! Fiddler extraordinaire and Free Dirt Records artist, Betse Ellis released yet another gripping album by the name of High Moon Order. A true musical journey, Betse incorporated different influences that encapsulate what an incredibly unique and talented musician she has become. High Moon Order has already grabbed the attention of major news outlets such as No Depression, which selected the album for an exclusive "First Spin" feature. This being Betse's second album, she has quickly gained a reputation in the Folk world...