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Jedd Hughes signs with Capitol

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 – Jedd Hughes, an Australian native with one album under his belt, recently signed with Capitol Nashville, he confirmed Wednesday.

Hughes said he was "almost done with the new record...Probably won't release the album till next year." Hughes said he worked on the record with Tom Bukovac, who he describe as a "great new producer/guitar player."

Hughes had one album - "Transcontinental" - out on MCA in 2004 and had a few singles chart, but neither received much airplay. He is known as an excellent guitar player. He did a stint as a guitarist for Patty Loveless and also Rodney Crowell.

CD reviews for Jedd Hughes

Transcontinental
Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Jedd Hughes cut his chops on the road as a guitarist in Patty Loveless' band. On his debut, Hughes steps out on his own with an offering that seamlessly spans country, pop and Americana genres. Hughes opens with the bright, 60's pop-influenced "I'm Your Man" and gets Paul Simon-ish with the sensitive "I'll Keep Movin'." But Hughes quickly demonstrates he knows his way around a roadhouse with "I Don't Have A Clue" and "Snake In The Grass. »»»
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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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