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...

Free Dirt Records at the 2014 Folk Alliance International Conference

Will you be at the 2014 Folk Alliance International conference Feb 19-22 in Kansas City, Missouri?  So will we! We'll be spending a lot of time in Room 537 (The Mayor's Suite) in the Westin Crown Center Hotel… 12x12 Management, Hearth Music, and Quicksilver Productions will be co-hosting a pretty sweet showcase room. Have a look at their lineup:


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...

Pokey LaFarge releases a slick new self-titled LP with Third Man Records

Earlier this month, our man Pokey LaFarge released a new self-titled album released under Jack White's  very own Third Man Records. We couldn't be more excited for him! The album was produced by Pokey himself and Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show. It is chock full of that American Roots music that we all love with the addition of some lap steel, strings, horns and vocal harmony! We'd like to take the time to give him the 3 cheers he deserves. Congrats Pokey! You'lll always be a member of our...