Herman Dune – Life On The Run (2018)

“New Album SANTA CRUZ GOLD, out Dec 2nd (Hanukkah, Night#1)
Directed by Mayon Hanania
Edited by David Ivar
Art Direction by Mayon Entirely shot using the Instagram Story App
Written by David Ivar
Guitar & Voice, Drums, Electric Bass by David Ivar
Pedal Steel Guitar by Spencer Cullum Jr (Steelism)
Saxophone by Jon Natchez
Harmony by Mayon
Produced & Recorded by David Ivar at Santa Cruz Studios in San Pedro, California
Mixed by Adam Selzer at Type Foundry in Portland, OR
Mastered by David Ivar at SCR
Cover artwork by David Ivar
ⓒYaya Tova 2018 ℗Santa Cruz Records 2018
Thanks to David Berman for Moral and Lyrical support
Features art by Adam Green, Amalia Angulo Alvarez, Matt Gordon, Scott Pollock, Scott Aicher, Steve Keene, Mayon Hanania and Yaya Herman Dune”

Hayes Carll – Jesus and Elvis (2018)

“Hayes Carll will have new music in 2019. His sixth record will be called What It Is, and will be released on February 15th via Dualtone Records. It will feature the return of Hayes working with producer Brad Jones, who also produced Carll’s 2008 breakout Trouble In Mind, and his 2011 followup KMAG YOYO. The new album was recorded at Alex the Great Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.” SCM

Micah P. Hinson – The Sleep of the Damned (2018)

“Micah P. Hinson is an old fashioned trouble man who fell prey to drugs and loose women, winding up homeless, destitute and incarcerated by the time most of his peers were filling out college applications. Music was his savior, and since his 2003 debut, he s pieced together a life for himself in his sleepy hometown of Abilene, TX. Recorded in 24 hours somewhere in east Texas, the new album is the follow up to last year’s universally~lauded, Micah P. Hinson Presents the Holy Strangers.” Source

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Joan Shelley, Elsa Hansen Oldham & Nathan Salsburg – If You Ever Get to Houston (2018)

“The result is Hummingbirds & Helicopters Vol 1: A Benefit for South Texas, a beautifully curated homage to the musical culture and history of the Gulf Coast region. The album’s 11 tracks include Holland’s atmospheric, emotionally potent cover of Randy Newman’s “Louisiana 1927” (featuring Thor and Friends), a warm interpretation of Mickey Newbury’s “If You Ever Get to Houston” led by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Dean Ween’s cover of “Galveston” by Jimmy Webb (popularized by Glen Campbell), and Big Thief’s beautifully sparse version of Twain’s “High Tide”…Album proceeds will be donated to the UN award-winning Schoolbox Project, a 501c3 non-profit that provides trauma-informed care for children rendered homeless or without access to education due to the deluge. As the Schoolbox Project’s work in Texas will soon wind down, additional funds raised will support continuing relief work in the hurricane-affected areas of the Gulf and Caribbean, including Puerto Rico. “I wanted to produce an album that would both give respect to the powerful musical culture of the gulf coast, and literally support some of the hardest-hit populations in the area,” says Holland.” Source

Tom Buller – If I Can Make Texas Tonite (2018)

“If there was any justice in country music, it would be Tom Buller’s name emblazoned on a 3-story bar & grill on Lower Broadway, and many of today’s mainstream country major stars playing for tips in the dingy honky tonks, still cutting their teeth. In the meantime though, those who really know the ways of true country music can spread the knowledge of the real stuff word of mouth, and one name that deserves to be spread far and wide is Tom Buller.” savingcountrymusic.com

Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton & Lee Ann Womack – Gotta Serve Somebody (2018)

“The terrific must-see Muscle Shoals documentary from 2013 kick-started a revival of sorts for the music that emerged, perhaps exploded is more appropriate, from this sleepy Alabama town. That set the stage for a musical follow-up tribute which finds 17 diverse roots acts offering their own interpretations to a variety of songs recorded there.” Source