The Messenger: A Tribute to Ray Wylie Hubbard, a superlative new collection from Eight 30 Records, features performances by a who’s who of Americana music including Rodney Crowell(“In Times of Cold”), Bobby Bare (“Snake Farm”), Charlie Musselwhite (“Resurrection”), Tom Russell(“Dust of the Chase”), James McMurtry (“The Messenger”), Terri Hendrix (“Without Love”), Jonathan Tyler (“Wanna Rock N Roll”) and others. “We're so proud of this record,” says Jenni Finlay, who co-produced the set with label co-owner Brian T. Atkinson. “We are so excited to celebrate one of our very favorite songwriters and humans alive today.” Additionally, James McMurtry and his band served as the “house band” on several key tracks on the album, which will be released digitally on August 16 and is scheduled for a physical release later this fall.
Matt Harlan crafts sociopolitical narratives with an artist's eye (“What We Saw”) and a poet's elegance (“Mountain Pose”). Evidence: Best Beasts. The seamless new collection due out July 12 on Austin-based Eight 30 Records spotlights a rapidly rising songwriter growing exponentially with each track (“Gravity”). Political unrest maps the landscape. “Best Beasts became much more political than I imagined,” Harlan says. “Everything I started to write ended up being about current events. The theme throughout the record is me trying to makes sense of our crazy world today.” Keep an eye out for more news and song premieres from the album featuring legendary instrumentalists Rich Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen), Danny Barnes (Bad Livers) and Jon Dee Graham (True Believers) soon!
News: Eight 30 Records is pleased to release Chris Fullerton's “All of My Good Friends” as a digital single on September 1! “The concept of 'All of My Good Friends' was inspired by Dante’s The Inferno,” Fullerton says, “wherein the story’s protagonist is unexpectedly ushered along a journey through the afterlife and finds himself traversing the depths of Hell where he recognizes the faces of friends and others once known to him in life, among those damned to their eternal suffering in death.” Keep an eye out for Fullerton's Consider the Shoebill, his full-length sophomore effort on Eight 30 Records, in January 2020!
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Eight 30 Records is proud to announce the release the eighteen-song Floater: A Tribute to the Tributes to Gary Floater “ CLICK HERE to purchase now
Eight 30 Records is proud to announce the signing of amazing singer-songwriter and performer, Matt Harlan. Stay tuned for his upcoming release this fall (2018).
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