Jon Langford announces new album

Jon Langford has announced details of his new record which comes out on September 22nd on the Bloodshot label.  The record was recorded on November 8th, the day after the 2016 election where the Welsh-bred, Chicago-based musician and a crew of “merry-makers and alchemists” filed into the NuttHouse studio, a one-story former bank building in Sheffield, Alabama and recorded it over the course of 4 days.  The album is described as “pure Americana, not just because of where it was recorded or who played on what track, but because it is beyond the news of the day. It is a travelogue of sorts; it goes to a place where the differences between country, soul, blues, and rock-and-roll are blown aside by the warm languid breezes.  The music had no time for such petty details, because in the moment, in that place, was the sound of sweet agreement.”  And you can’t have too much of that.  You can read the more detailed story behind the record over at Bloodshot or watch him play “The Country is Young” from 2015 below.

Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield is the long-suffering editor of Americana UK, conceiving the idea in a dark room in 2001, although he ran out of words to personally review anything in about 2007.

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