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 NPR, World Cafe, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Paste Magazine, Billboard Pride, and many more. This is the second Grammy nomination for their label Free Dirt Records after 2017's Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge nomination.
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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.
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...
Listen to Che Apalache's stunningly meditative new song 春の便り (The Coming of Spring) via this premiere from the Power of Okinawa.
Paste Magazine calls Che Apalache "something of a Latin American supergroup."
Read this great feature and listen to "The Dreamer" via Paste HERE.