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Although she recorded Sinead O’Connor‘s “Last Day of Our Acquaintance” some months before O’Connor died, her passing casts an unavoidable shadow on a track that is already filled with last days and finalized details. Ana says, “It’s devastating that she’s gone. Such a loss. She was an inspiration, a badass, and fearless with the truth.”
East Texas Choctaw-Apache songwriter Vincent Neil Emerson’s upcoming album (out November 10) was produced by Shooter Jennings. The title track, according to Emerson, “is my tribute to all the crowds who didn’t really pay attention or care about what was happening on stage. It was inspired by all the loud people who talked over my songs, the hecklers, and the obnoxious, oblivious showgoers.”
This superb Karen Dalton song is covered on the latest release from The Third Mind. The supergroup features Dave Alvin, Victor Krummenacher, David Immerglück, Michael Jerome, and Jesse Sykes on wickedly haunting vocals.
Joy Clark’s Righteous Babe debut is her single “Guest,” which will be featuring on a forthcoming full length (release date TBD). Joy has spent the past year criss-crossing the country alternating between solo dates and dates with Allison Russell as a part of her band.