Brushwood Songs & Stories – Norman Blake
Brushwood Songs & Stories, out today via Plectrafone Records, highlights the celebrated and six decade-long career of prolific songwriter and master of all things stringed, Norman Blake, who has indicated that this may be his last recording. Blake was old-time before old-time was cool, and you need this album in your life.
Cohorts & Collaborators: Songs Written With Waddie – Various Artists
Another amazing tribute album made the list today! Celebrated cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell, who produced this 12 selection recording out today via Western Jubilee Recording Company, shared his poetry with talented friends in the Western Music world, and the creative process took over as artists like The Gillette Brothers and Juni Fisher brought Mitchell’s words to musical life. While most of these tracks have not been previously released to the public, some do appear in the individual artist’s catalogues garnering critical acclaim, including Wrangler Awards from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum of Oklahoma City, and the Spur Awards of the Western Writers of America.
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