Country Music Hall Of Famer Charlie Louvin is finishing his album with producer Mark Nevers (Lambchop, Bobby Bare Sr.) in Nashville. The album features guests like Will Oldham, Jeff Tweedy, Tom T. Hall and Elvis Costello to name a few. The first single, "Must You Throw Dirt in My Face", a duet with George Jones, is now available for download at your favorite online store in advance of a February '07 release for the album on Tompkins Square.
ROBBIE BASHO - VENUS IN CANCER
RELEASED AUG 15th
Stunning re-issue of the 1969 classic from the late innovative guitar master, first time on CD, with new liner notes by Pete Townshend, Will Ackerman and Steffen Basho-Junghans.
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SHAWN DAVID McMILLEN - CATFISH
RELEASED AUG 29th
Underground Texas psych multi-instrumentalist's debut album. Catch him on the Imaginational Anthem Fall Tour.
"Part of the emerging Texas psych scene. Really interesting" - Thurston Moore
"Exemplifies the soporific, glazed music created by artists from Texas" - WIRE
BERKELEY GUITAR :
SEAN SMITH, MATT BALDWIN & ADAM SNIDER RELEASED AUG 29th
Three young acoustic guitarists from the Bay Area carry on the great tradition of Fahey and Basho in the "New Jerusalem of the West." Liner notes by Takoma co-founder Ed Denson and KPFA's Larry Kelp. The trio will play some dates up and down the W Coast. This album is also available on GORGEOUS deluxe limited edition vinyl.
HARRY TAUSSIG - FATE IS ONLY ONCE
RELEASED JUNE 6th
Obscure 1965 private press lp by this American Primitive guitarist, finally unearthed on CD !
"Taussig was working in the era when LSD was just about to become illegal." - urge.com
Taussig recently granted a rare interview to WFMU to talk about the counterculture, his music and weird museums he loves to photograph. Check it out at wfmu.org
PETER WALKER - A RAGA FOR PETER WALKER - COMING OCTOBER 24th, 2006
“Peter Walker was actually a bigger influence on my acoustic playing than John Fahey or Robbie Basho.” – Ben Chasny, Six Organs of Admittance
Peter Walker recorded two "American folk raga" albums for Vanguard in the 60's and was "musical director" for Dr. Timothy Leary's "Celebrations." His first recordings in 37 years will appear on the album, alongside tips of the hat from those under the influence : James Blackshaw, Thurston Moore, Jack Rose, Greg Davis, Steffen Basho-Junghans and Shawn David McMillen. He'll tour for the first time since the 60's with Jack Rose in November and December.