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Laura Cantrell returns with EP

Friday, April 4, 2008 – After a three-year gap, Laura Cantrell will return on Tax Day with an EP covers disc. "Trains and Boats and Planes" will be out via Diesel Only, the label run by her husband, Jeremy Tepper as a digital only release.

Cantrell, a Tennessee native who lives in New York, mines the folk side of country. Among the songs on the CD besides the Burt Bacharach-Hal David title track, are Gordon Lightfoot's "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Merle Haggard's "Silver Wings" and New Order's "Love Vigilantes." Cantrell also sings "Train of Life" by Roger Miller and "Howard Hughes Blues" by John Hartford. The disc contains three previously released songs - "Roll Truck Roll" from "The Hello Recordings CP" from 1996, "Big Wheel" from "Not the Tremblin Kind from 2000 and "Yonder Comes a Freight Train" from "When the Roses Bloom" from 2002.

Cantrell's last release was "Humming By The Flowered Vine," out in 2005 on Matador.

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No Way There From Here CD review - No Way There From Here
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Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music CD review - Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music
Over the past decade, Laura Cantrell has become one of the most lauded singers within the Americana field. A gifted songwriter herself, Cantrell has been quick with a cover having included songs from diverse sources including Roger Miller, New Order, Gordon Lightfoot, Lucinda Williams and Wynn Stewart on her albums. Obviously a labor of love, "Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music" doesn't stop with charts hits, although a handful are included including impressive »»»
Trains and Boats and Planes CD review - Trains and Boats and Planes
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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: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
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