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Ingram returns with Rounder

Thursday, March 10, 2016 – Texas veteran singer Jack Ingram signed with Rounder Records, the label announced Thursday.

Ingram recently completed recording his debut for the label, "Midnight Motel," and eighth overall. The CD will be out in June and is his first since his 2009 smash "Big Drums & High Hopes."

"Midnight Motel" was produced by fellow singer-songwriter Jon Randall, and features a studio band including guitarist Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan, Arc Angels), drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Dire Straits), bassist Robert Kearns and keyboardist Bukka Allen from Ingram's Beat Up Ford Band.

Rounder Label Group COO Cliff O'Sullivan said, "Jack Ingram speaks from his heart, whether on a stage or in the studio. 'Midnight Motel' is a return to the kind of raw songs and performances that made Jack fans from the early days of his career in Ft. Worth and all over Texas before becoming a nationally known artist in the past decade. We're thrilled to have him join the Rounder Label Group family."

Ingram will preview material from the new CD at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin next week. Ingram will also take part in a live taping of the tribute show "The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson" on March 16 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Ingram will also headline appearances at Spencer Theater in Alto, N.M. on March 12 and City Winery Nashville, March 28.

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Midnight Motel CD review - Midnight Motel
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Big Dreams & High Hopes CD review - Big Dreams & High Hopes
Jack Ingram spent much of the '90s polishing his star in the organic, stripped-down Texas music scene before leaving it behind for the allure (and chance for a larger career) that comes with Nashville's pop-country sound. Ingram's music has become sleeker, with drums and electric guitar thrown to the forefront in true Nashville style, but even that can't hide his slightly rugged vocals. A bitter, darker version of honky-tonk rocker Barbie Doll was released on his 1999 album "Hey You. »»»
This is It CD review - This is It
Before slapping the sellout tag on Jack Ingram for recording Hinder's poppy power ballad "Lips of an Angel" or chalking it up to a new record company's desperate move to make its star male sound hip and contemporary, give it a listen. Like Ingram says in the liner notes, a good song is a good song. Problem is, if it becomes his trademark song, much like Mark Chesnutt just can't shake "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" despite everything else he's done, »»»
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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