Seth Walker has made his ninth album, Gotta Get Back. This is the first one where he plays with his family including his father on cello, along with his mother and sister on violins. Another family making contributions is the Wood Brothers. Jano Rix not only joins Chris and Oliver helping out with instrumentation on this new Seth Walker effort, but is its producer. “High Time” shows the spirited songwriting as well as this ensemble’s chemistry.
Jack Ingram has released is eighth studio album, Midnight Motel. Ingram is known to Country Music fans as the writer and singer of “Wherever You Are.” He followed that one with several more charting songs. He also brought some fame to central Virginia’s songwriter Ellis Paul by covering, “The World Ain’t Slowing Down.” This new CD, his first since 2009, was independently done and captures his raw, emotional songwriting and performance. Lots to dig into here. WNRN is playing “Old Motel.”
Here is a new name. Let’s learn how to say it: Aaron Lee Tasjan. (pronounced Taz-Jan). Talented and ready to play music out of high school, he skipped going to the Berklee College of Music and moved to Brooklyn to form Semi Precious Weapons. He also toured with Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin, as well as playing in a new version of New York Dolls before heading to Nashville a few years ago. There he has been working solo. This CD is his first with New West Records, Silver Tears, giving us “Dime.”