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Two IMA Nominations for Free Dirt Artists!

Two IMA Nominations for Free Dirt Artists!

Happy days! Our artists have been nominated in two categories by the Independent Music Awards...

"Best Bluegrass Album" // Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves - "s/t"


"Best Alt Country Album" // Jake La Botz - "They're Coming for Me"


New Music from Western Centuries Coming April 3rd

New Music from Western Centuries Coming April 3rd

We're happy to announce our first release of 2020: Call the Captain, the new record from honky tonk mavericks Western Centuries! Pre-order it HERE.Call the Captain, the band's third full-length record, is a cosmic, genre-melding testament to the power of collaboration and humility.

Teaming up again with Band of Horses veteran and GRAMMY-nominated producer Bill Reynolds, the record is rife with topical songwriting, deftly woven into a crazy quilt of country, rock & roll, and classic R&B sounds.

The core makeup of the band (Lawton, Miller, Morrison, Nokosee Fields, and Thomas Bryan Eaton) is embellished with special guests along...


Che Apalache Nominated for 'Best Folk Album' Grammy!

Che Apalache Nominated for 'Best Folk Album' Grammy!

Che Apalache was nominated for a Grammy award this morning in the Best Folk Album category for their 2019 album, Rearrange My Heart. The album was produced by legendary roots musician Béla Fleck and has been garnering national press from NPRWorld CafeRolling StoneAmerican SongwriterPaste MagazineBillboard Pride, and many more. This is the second Grammy nomination for their label Free Dirt Records after 2017's Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge nomination.

For a small...


Hear Jake La Botz's Intensely Personal "Are We Saying Goodbye?"

Hear Jake La Botz's Intensely Personal "Are We Saying Goodbye?"

Jake La Botz's new record has a golden handful of slow-burner ear worms—the kind of songs that don't hit you right in the face, instead deserving a close listen of the grooving analog warmth of the Hi-Style Studios sound, and the kind of poetically raw "midnight songster" lyricism La Botz seems to churn out effortlessly. We're thrilled to share one of these gems, "Are We Saying Goodbye?", premiering via The Bluegrass Situation! They're Coming For Me drops this Friday Oct. 18. Pre-Order HERE.


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...