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The Lonesome Trio’s Self-Titled Debut Album Receives Critical Praise

The Lonesome Trio’s Self-Titled Debut Album

Receives Critical Praise 
Successful North American Tour Wraps with Set at Largo Tonight

 

Nashville, Tenn. (June 16, 2015) The self-titled debut album from The Lonesome Trio, featuring Ed Helms, Jacob Tilove and Ian Riggs, is available now on Sugar Hill Records. 
Entertainment Weekly proclaims, “The Lonesome Trio’s self-titled debut hones a style of tender, melodic bluegrass that harkens back to the tunes of the genre’s greats.”
Nashville Scene’s Jewly Hight writes, “It’s a collection of crisp, often droll, sometimes immensely charming originals, like 'The House Song (Sung by the House),' 'River in the Gutter' and 'Kerhonkson Blues.' John Hartford would’ve probably appreciated what they’re up to.”
LA Music Blog notes, "Each song on this album has a place and purpose. Deriving inspiration from their past relationships, struggles, triumphs, and reveries, The Lonesome Trio emulates the spirit of oral tradition. 'Mr. Fortune' speaks to the downtrodden and broken down. 'All Gone to Hell' picks apart every nuanced emotion felt in the midst of heartbreak without being heavy handed about it. It fits perfectly in the audible space, ending at the right moment, without much more to say.”

Kasey Chambers Announces US Release of Bittersweet, July 24

 KASEY CHAMBERS' US RELEASE OF FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN FOUR YEARS,  BITTERSWEET, SCHEDULED FOR JULY 24

Announces US Dates for Bittersweet Tour

 

(Nashville, TN) — May 26, 2015 — Kasey Chambers, the singer, songwriter and storyteller from Australia will release her tenth studio album and first solo record in four years, Bittersweet, on July 24 in the US. Produced by Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers) at Studios 301 in Byron Bay, Australia, Bittersweet is something of a departure for Kasey. 

Signifying a new phase in her exciting and expansive career, Bittersweet sees Kasey enter the studio without her producer/manager/brother and good luck charm Nash Chambers for the first time. Although that collaboration has yielded sales of 1.2 million albums in Australia alone, Chambers says, “I wanted to have an experience making a record that I had never had before. I wanted to challenge myself and I wanted to be excited.”

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Ed Helms, Ian Riggs, and Jacob Tilove Announce The Lonesome Trio

 Ed Helms, Ian Riggs, and Jacob Tilove Announce

The Lonesome Trio;

Debut Album for Acclaimed Acoustic Trio To Be Released June 16

 

Nashville, Tenn. (April 30, 2015) The Lonesome Trio, featuring Ed Helms, Ian Riggs, and Jacob Tilove, is set to release its long-anticipated self-titled debut album June 16 on Sugar Hill Records. The album, announced yesterday on Rolling Stone Country, blends acoustic folk, bluegrass and a hint of lovelorn country.

The group features guitar/banjo player Ed Helms, bassist Ian Riggs, and mandolinist Jacob Tilove, who have been creating music together for over twenty years after meeting at Oberlin College in the early ‘90s. Since then, their lives and careers have gone in wildly different directions - with Helms a successful actor, Riggs a full-time musician, and Tilove an architectural historian. But playing music and writing songs always brought them together. This is their first full-length album release.

Music truly is the tie that binds these three old friends, which is why this album – a chance for the world to finally hear the songs the trio has shared and tinkered with for years – is simply called The Lonesome Trio.

The Lonesome Trio is a set of 12 original songs recorded with Sugar Hill’s own Vice President of A&R Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sarah Jarosz) acting as engineer and co-producer. To create the record, the band chose to spend two weeks immersed in writing and recording at the Echo Mountain studios in Asheville, North Carolina.

Despite a wealth of talented friends the band could have called upon to play on this record (Punch Brothers’ Chris “Critter” Eldridge and Noam Pikelny were among the biggest cheerleaders for The Lonesome Trio’s recording adventure), all instruments were played by the core three group members. The instrumentation features the traditional guitar, mandolin, bass, and banjo, but also incorporates vibraphone, piano, organ, and autoharp.

“We decided right out of the gate that the three of us needed to do the whole thing. But we opened the door to lots of additional instruments and layers,” says Helms. “The only rule was that we do it ourselves. I’m proud of that. It was more important than any crisp perfection in the execution and I just love it. That’s our spirit. There is no sound on that album that didn’t come from the three of us.”

Previous highlights include the Newport Folk Festival, regular appearances at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall and Los Angeles’ Largo, and, for the third year running, they will be part of The Bluegrass Situation Superjam at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee. The band will embark on a set of dates in June, which includes stops in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta, among others.

The Lonesome Trio is available on Sugar Hill Records June 16.

The Lonesome Trio Tracklisting:
1. Asheville City Skyline 
2. Pigeon’s Foot 
3. Appalachia Apologia 
4. Whiskey Drink 
5. River in the Gutter 
6. The House Song (Sung by the House) 
7. Mr. Fortune 
8. Kerhonkson Blues
9. High Road Low Road 
10. All Gone to Hell 
11. Rising Tide of Love 
12. But Tomorrow

Tour Dates:
06.04.2015 Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
06.06.2015 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall -Stage 2
06.07.2015 Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley - WRLT Sunday Night
06.08.2015 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
06.11.2015 Cambridge, MA - Club Passim 
06.12.2015 Chicago, IL - SPACE 
06.14.2015 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06.16.2015 Los Angeles, CA - Largo at the Coronet

 

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Liz Longley Announces Supporting Dates for Delta Rae

Liz Longley Announces Supporting Dates for Delta Rae

In-Studio Video for “Bad Habit” Featured in Elmore Magazine

Nashville, Tenn. (April 7, 2015) Liz Longley announced today that she will be joining Delta Rae in support of their June tour dates.  

“I’ve been a huge fan of the music, the energy and the amazing people of Delta Rae since sharing the stage on Cayamo Cruise in 2012,” says Longley. “To be part of this tour in support of their incredible new record, After It All, is an honor.” Longley’s dates with Delta Rae begin June 11 and feature stops in Florida, Texas, North Carolina and more.

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Liz Longley Releases Critically Acclaimed Album, Debuts Exclusive Videos

Liz Longley’s Sugar Hill Records Release Debuts With Critical Acclaim
Videos Featured at CMT Edge and PopMatters

“She is, in my opinion, a superstar in the making. Move over Miranda and Kacey.
There’s a new girl in town." - 
Dallas Morning News

Nashville, Tenn. (March 26, 2015) - Liz Longley, the self-titled fourth studio album from singer/songwriter and dual-instrumentalist by the same name is available now on Sugar Hill Records. Released March 17th, the album has already garnered critical acclaim in Huffington Post, American Songwriter and Dallas Morning News, among others.

Of the album, American Songwriter muses “Longley combines elements of blues, country, pop, rock, folk and even R&B with the ease and confidence of an artist who has found her voice. Every track boasts a memorable musical or lyrical hook that feels natural and organic on a terrific album that, while not her debut, sounds like the start of an immensely promising career.”  

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Corey Smith Releases "While The Gettin' Is Good," June 23rd, US Tour Planned for Summer 2015

 COREY SMITH’S WHILE THE GETTIN’ IS GOOD AVAILABLE JUNE 23RD

10th Album Marks Growth for Singer-Songwriter 

Nashville, Tenn. (March 24, 2015) –  While The Gettin’ Is Good, the 10th album, from singer/songwriter, producer and guitarist, Corey Smith, is set to drop June 23rd on Sugar Hill Records.

This project marks the first time that the singer-songwriter and wildly popular touring artist, who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall, best known for his work with fellow Georgians Zac Brown Band and country icon Alan Jackson. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, and Ronnie's Place in Nashville, TN, Smith is featured alongside musical heavy-hitters Mike Hines, Kris Dale, Lee Davis, Antwane McMullin, Eric Darken, Dan Dugmore, John Willis, Stuart Duncan and Sam Levin among others.

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