Margo Price: “We’re not going to allow things to revert back to the Fifties”

RS Country has a really interesting piece up today on Margo Price, where they chat to her about the forlorn state of the world and country music’s opportunity to do the right thing (preferably so we don’t have another embarrasing Dixie Chicks “Burn in Hell” debacle). They report: “When Margo Price returned to Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis late last year to begin tracking the follow-up to Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, uncertainty and change were hanging in the air. Donald Trump had just been elected president, and his popular MAGA refrain sounded to many like regressive action, a rolling back of rights for American citizens. For Price, it shifted the tone of her new album, appropriately titled All American Made. Continue reading “Margo Price: “We’re not going to allow things to revert back to the Fifties””

More Tom Petty tributes roll in

Chris Stapleton and Margo Price are the latest artists to have paid tribute to the late Tom Petty while performing live shows.  After he died, Margo Price told Stereogum that her favorite Petty song was “Have Love, Will Travel.” But says the site, “she’s been working the more well-known “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” into her opening sets for Chris Stapleton lately — first on Thursday in Moline, Illinois, then on Friday in Des Moine, Iowa, and finally on Saturday in St. Paul, MN.”  Continue reading “More Tom Petty tributes roll in”

Margo Price announces new album for next month

Any album that has a track called Cocaine Cowboys is probably going to be ace. Consequence of Sound report: “Margo Price took country music by storm with her 2016 debut Midwest “Farmer’s Daughter”, a record she followed up with this summer’s “Weakness” EP. Now she’s announced her next full-length effort, “All American Made”, is set for an October 20th release via Third Man Records.  Continue reading “Margo Price announces new album for next month”

Surprise! Margo Price releases new “Weakness” EP

First Passenger and now Margo Price – although we still remember the time when it was a surprise to go a week without a new record from Ryan Adams.  Pitchfork report: “Margo Price has released a new four-song EP. It’s called Weakness, and like her 2016 debut Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, it’s out via Jack White’s Third Man Records. Tomorrow [today], the EP will be released on vinyl as a pair of two-song 45s. Price recorded the project at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis. She co-produced it alongside Matt Ross-Spang, Alex Munoz, and Jeremy Ivey. Earlier this year, Price won the American Music Prize for Best Debut Album.” Listen to the EP via Spotify below. Continue reading “Surprise! Margo Price releases new “Weakness” EP”

Listen to Margo Price concert via NPR

Margo Price was easily one of the most memorable acts of the last year’s (wet) End of the Road. NPR Music report: “Breakout country artist Margo Price makes her debut on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Civic Center Little Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Price grew up surrounded by music, whether it came from personal favorites like Joni Mitchell and Tom Petty or family relations like her great-uncle Bobby Fischer (the legendary Music Row songwriter who penned over 500 songs for artists like George Jones, Conway Twitty and Reba McEntire).
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