Sugar Hill Records To Release Doc Watson Anthology Collection,
The Definitive Doc Watson, On July 16
Nashville, Tenn. (June 4, 2013) — In May of 2012, one of the preeminent figures of American Roots Music, Doc Watson, died at 89 years of age. This summer, Sugar Hill Records will unveil a career-spanning collection, The Definitive Doc Watson, that is an expansive tribute to the Appalachian music legend. An anthology that showcases Watson at his finest, the two-disc, 34-track project highlights the best of his solo work in addition to exploring the many albums he recorded with his son, Merle, as well as select guest appearances he made on the recordings of other artists.
The Definitive Doc Watson serves as either an introduction for the uninitiated or as an overview for the previously enlightened. This set is the first compilation to jointly anthologize the Vanguard Records and Sugar Hill Records periods of Watson’s discography. Watson recorded many of his top albums on the Vanguard and Sugar Hill record labels, so there is a vast catalog of music available to choose from when it came to putting together this rich collection. Covering the years 1962-2005, this compilation allows one to experience how singular a force of American music he was.
Donna the Buffalo
Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday,
Release Date: June 18th, 2013
Nashville, Tenn. (April 16, 2013) – More energized and focused than ever before in their near 25-year career, roots-music troubadours Donna the Buffalo will debut their first studio album in five years, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday, on June 18 via Sugar Hill Records.
The follow up to 2008’s acclaimed Silverlined, which reached the Top 10 on the Americana charts, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday—the group’s 10th studio album—proves the band as a consistent steward of Americana music, their signature sound—traditional mountain music infused with elements of Cajun, rock, folk, reggae and country—an eclectic and extraordinary melting pot of such.
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Nashville, Tenn. (March 19, 2013) – Sugar Hill Records is pleased to announce that it will unveil three new, exclusive releases for Record Store Day (April 20). The varied offerings include a live-performance EP CD from Sarah Jarosz, a vinyl re-issue of the debut album from husband-wife duo Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicolson, and a a never before available vinyl edition of the “Crazy” demo recordings from the legendary Willie Nelson.
All three releases are limited-editions. Read full descriptions at Record Store Day 2013
More information about Sugar Hill Records, including these Record Store Day releases, is available at sugarhillrecords.com.
Release date: November 20th, 2012
October 1st, 2012 – Nashville/Los Angeles - Before Uncle Kracker spent six weeks at #1 with “When the Sun Goes Down,” a duet with good friend Kenny Chesney, country music might’ve seemed an odd place to find the Detroit-based good-time Kid Rock alumni. But as several summer tours with Chesney, the Top 5 “Smile” and the enduring recurrent status of “Sun” prove, Uncle Kracker’s deep melodies and sense of what the heartland means has made him a perfect fit in today’s post-rural realm of country music.
Sugar Hill Records is proud to announce the signing of the man who wrote and recorded the pop Top 10 “Follow Me” and spent nearly an entire year at #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts with his version of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away” to the roster which also includes the progressive roots writer Kasey Chambers, multi-Grammy and CMA award winner Kathy Mattea, the legendary Don Williams and upstart duo Joey+Rory.
Kevin Welk, President of The Welk Music Group stated, “Signing Uncle Kracker reinforces Sugar Hill’s mission of developing mainstream country artists. Our strategic alliance with EMI Nashville enables us to be a force in this arena. Uncle Kracker’s success and commitment to the country format further strengthens Sugar Hill’s presence in the country marketplace.”
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
Wreck & Ruin
Release date: October 22nd, 2012
Award-Winning Australian Duo Describe Duets Album as “Traditional But Not Conventional”
Nashville, TN – August 17th, 2012 - Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson’s intriguing new album Wreck and Ruin reunites two of Australia’s most notable singer-songwriters, who also happen to be married.
Chambers believes that their second album of duets, due out October 22nd on Sugar Hill Records, will shine a light on their unique partnership as spouses as well as musicians.
“I hope people will get a sense of who we are as a couple,” says Chambers, who is a multi-platinum artist in Australia. “I guess I mean that a little bit to do with who we are as a couple in our day-to-day life, but there’s a certain sound that we create when it’s only the two of us. We could not create that on any other solo album, or with any other artist. … It’s something that we’ve realized is really quite special. There are a lot of songs on this album that I don’t think we could sing if we weren’t married.”
Chambers and Nicholson met a decade ago when she sang on one of his records. They married at the end of 2005 and released their first duets album, Rattlin’ Bones, in 2008. It proved so popular in their home country that they toured behind the project for three years and picked up numerous awards for the album.
Release date: October 9th, 2012
“She’s like my rockabilly Etta James. I love her, she’s so brilliant. I don’t think ‘Rollin’ in the Deep’ would exist if it wasn’t for Wanda Jackson.”—Adele
“Wanda Jackson, an atomic fireball of a lady, could have a smash hit with just about anything.”
“There’s an authenticity in her voice that conjures up a world and a very distinct and particular place in time. It’s not something that can be developed.”—Bruce Springsteen
Unfinished Business, the new album from legendary singer and “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” inductee Wanda Jackson, will be released October 9 on Sugar Hill Records. This is Jackson’s 31st studio album and marks the producing debut of fellow renowned musician and songwriter Justin Townes Earle. Of working with Earle, Jackson comments, “From day one I really liked Justin’s idea to take me back to my roots and make a record of country, blues, and rockabilly songs. The band was extra tight and great to work with during the whole process. The record just sounds terrific and I’m hoping that my fans enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.”