Fans of quality roots music may know the name David Ferguson from all the artists he’s worked with; engineering and producing classic and Grammy-winning records, including Sturgill Simpson’s ground-breaking A Sailor’s Guide To Earth. Now, that’s about to change.
The traditional country song ventures back to the Bristol, TN, recording sessions.
The 19-track, hour playing time zips along with so much enthusiasm that it feels half as long. Even though it’s a bit of a mish-mash of re-recorded Asleep material with new songs, Half a Hundred Years is a constantly delightful recording that never takes itself too seriously.
There is never a moment throughout this saga when the playing, singing and vocals feel anything less than earthy, honest and pure. That’s quite an accomplishment for this expansive hour and a half listen, particularly one where lyrics are so crucial to its enjoyment.
In the exact moment before Elvis popularised rock’n’roll, he was singing a country song. Holler looks back at how the genre shaped one of the greatest cultural icons in history.
Not your run-of-the-mill country album by any measure, Mickey Guyton has stepped up and grabbed her moment in the spotlight here. Exploring everything from romance and abandonment to self-esteem and social justice, Remember Her Name is a milestone record.
As he gets closer to the release of his new album See You Next Time, Joshua Ray Walker has shared 'Flash Paper' - a personal, powerful song about his father, who died in November after battling cancer - premiering exclusively with Holler.