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Davis, High Valley dish out new sounds

Friday, March 23, 2018 – Jordan Davis of "Singles You Up" fame and High Valley are out with new discs today.

For the Louisiana-native Davis, this marks his debut. "Singles You Up" was the first single from his disc, "Home State," out today on MCA Nashville. Davis helped write the song. He has described his interests as ranging from John Prine to Sam Hunt, but adapts a more of a Hunt and Thomas-Rhett type vibe to his music.

High Valley, the Canadian duo of Brad and Curtis Rempel, is out with the seven-song EP, "High Valley: Farmhouse Sessions." They released four albums in Canada before making their U.S. debut with "Dear Life" in November 2016. The new disc, recorded in their farmhouse outside of Nashville, contains material from their U.S. debut done acoustically and has a more down home, traditional country flavor.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: What's in a name? Strings lives up to it – Billy Strings may not be his real name, but the bluegrass performer more than lives up to his adopted moniker. Bluegrass may not be the first style of music when one thinks of William Apostol's (yup, that's Billy's real name) home state of Michigan, but with more miles on the bus and shows like this outstanding, lengthy, lyrical night... »»»
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