We leave you this week dear reader with the first new music from Nashville’s Margo Price in over 2 years which she performed earlier this week on Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. “After what feels like an eternity, I’m releasing a new song into the wild today,” Price said. “It’s been hard to keep everything I’ve been working on for the last year to myself and I’m so excited to share it.” ‘Stone Me’ is written by Price with husband and bandmate Jeremy Ivey, and she’s in a fighting mood as she declares “I won’t be ashamed of what I am/for your judgment day, I don’t give a damn”. Have a good one.
Recent events in Alabama would have Margaret Atwood spinning in her grave if she was dead. Still, good to have resistance from the americana community. RS reports: “John Prine and Margo Price have joined the chorus of voices coming out in opposition of Alabama’s abortion ban, which was signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday. Continue reading “John Prine and Margo Price fight Alabama abortion ban”
Stranger headlines have been written but not many. Leaving you this weekend dear reader with the news that Margo Price is going all Nancy Botwin on us and launching her own pot product with the americana weed kingpin Willie Nelson. Have a good one and don’t forget that SPF anything in the range of 30 to 50! RS report: “As if Margo Price doesn’t already have enough cred, she can now add a special ordainment from the godfather himself: Her own special strain of Willie’s Reserve, the personal marijuana brand of Willie Nelson. Continue reading “Margo Price joins Willie Nelson’s weed retail venture”
In the nice “sail on a boat” sense. Rolling Stone reports, for all of you moneybags out there: “Nothing says “outlaw” like a Caribbean cruise, and for the fourth year running the Outlaw Country Cruise will set sail in January 2019. When it does, it will have a stacked lineup including Drive-By Truckers, Margo Price and Lucinda Williams all onboard. Run in conjunction by Steve Van Zandt’s Renegade Circus and Sixthman – organizers of the Americana- and country-heavy Cayamo Cruise – the Outlaw Country Cruise sails from Tampa, Florida, to Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas. Also leading the bill are Bobby Bare, Steve Earle & the Dukes, the Flatlanders, Nikki Lane, Old 97’s, Shooter Jennings and Elizabeth Cook. Continue reading “Go cruising with Drive By Truckers and Lucinda!”
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””
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”
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”
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”
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).
Continue reading “Listen to Margo Price concert via NPR”