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Oh boy! Tré Burt’s new album, out on October 6 (on John Prine’s Oh Boy! record label), leads with the jaunty single “Santiago.” Opening with a groovy synth, Burt says the song “ended up being a good stage to talk about some heartache I was going through. But it wasn’t just heartache, there was also a lot of joy which is why it sounds upbeat, I guess.”
Mipso’s coming in hot this year with great solo releases by members Libby Rodenbough, Joseph Terrell and Jacob Sharp, which have not dissuaded The Triangle band from putting out a new band record this year (August 25). This song is an ode to driving through their home state (North Carolina) and discovering beauty that exists alongside pain.
In the nine years since Massachusetts songwriter Meg Hutchinson’s last record, she’s been working as a palliative care hospital chaplain. She quietly returned to music with the release of her new album All The Wonder All The Beauty, which she calls “Love songs to that perilous journey into mid-life, and to the wonder and beauty at the heart of letting go.”
Old Crow announced a new album on August 25 with their song “Miles Away,” co-written by frontman Ketch Secor and his frequent writing partner, Molly Tuttle. Another great bonus to this feel good country ballad is the appearance of original OCMS member, Willie Watson. This marks the first time they’ve recorded together in over 10 years.