This Week at Thirty Tigers
Get ready folks, we’re starting this update with another episode of the Wheeler Walker Jr. Podcast…this time featuring Tyler Childers! Listen to Tyler talk about some of his favorite Kentucky bands, give some lyrics suggestions to Wheeler, and get the #WheelerSealOfApproval here. Also, congratulations to Tyler on a great review from American Songwriter, who called Purgatory one of the “finest releases of the year.” We couldn’t agree more.
NoiseTrade premiered the highly-praised new album from David Ramirez – We’re Not Going Anywhere, which is out today! Grab your copy here. The premiere was met with a nice review from Pop Matters, who said, “Refusing to be a target of someone else’s paranoia and prejudice, Ramirez mixes philosophy and provocation throughout this fine collection of songs.”
Toby Keith released a new album today called The Bus Songs. The 12-song album includes our favorites “Wacky Tobaccy” and “Shitty Golfer.” Click here to see Golf Digest explain why. Saving Country Music previewed Charley Crockett‘s new album Lil G.L.’s Honky Tonk Jubilee (out today), where Crockett covers songs from country music legends such as Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, and Ernest Tubb. “I’ve lived these songs, I wanted to walk alongside and pay my respects to the artists and songwriters who went through so much to give us this music we still know and love today,” says Charley. Catch Charley on the road this fall on his Honky Tonk Jubilee Tour.
Can’t get enough of Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit? We’ve got you covered. If you haven’t watched it yet, do yourself a favor and check out Jason and the band’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert, where they performed “Chaos and Clothes,” “Molotov” and “Last of My Kind,” which features a special guest on guitar. Also, congratulations to Jason & The 400 Unit on their CMA Awards nomination for Album of the Year with The Nashville Sound!
Americana Fest is here, so make sure you’re giving Spotify’s Americana Fest Playlist a listen which features lots of our very own artists!
Who doesn’t love a good dog commercial? Watch this Subaru commercial that not only has a cute dog in it but also features “Alone” by Trampled By Turtles!
Check out the MLB Network for Aaron Watson throwing the first pitch for a Texas Rangers game, listen to Aaron talk about how baseball was his first love, and what it means to him to throw the first pitch. “Throwing out that first pitch, I was a little nervous,” said Watson, “You don’t get too warm up, and I’m wearing boots!”
H&M added Tennis‘ track “No Exit” to their In Store Music Spotify playlist! Show Tennis some love and listen to the playlist here.
Josh Ritter released a lyric video for “Thunderbolt’s Goodnight,” the first single from his upcoming album Gathering (Sept. 22nd). Rolling Stone Country also ran a fantastic premiere of “When Will I Be Changed,” a duet with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, where they said, “the song pitches its tent midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s own folk-rock classic American Beauty. Appropriately, Weir lends his warm, weathered voice to two verses. Behind him, a swirl of guitars, organ, and brass turns the song into some sort of Americana hymn, with Ritter begging the world — or maybe its creator — to help him transform sin into salvation.”
Joan Osborne released Songs of Bob Dylan, which was met with a great review from American Songwriter, who said, “While covers albums are sometimes used to fill the space between the artist’s next set of self-composed songs, Osborne’s is different…She sheds new light on old material, exposes some seldom heard Dylan gems and proves once again how flexible and powerful his work remains.” Also, Entertainment Weekly premiered Joan’s brand new video for “Tangled Up In Blue.” Check out the video here. English rock legend Steve Winwood also released Greatest Hits Live, which is something you shouldn’t miss out on. Grab your copy here.