PORTION OF PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT VICTIMS OF 2010 NASHVILLE FLOODS AND TEXAS WILD FIRES OF LAST YEAR
Fiesta Red Records is launching with 'Lowe Country: The Songs Of Nick Lowe' (September 18), featuring "heir to outlaw country royalty" (New York Times) Hayes Carll, "the timeless voice" (Associated Press) of Robert Ellis, "blistering" (SPIN) band JEFF The Brotherhood, "brilliant" (Huffington Post) artist Ron Sexsmith, one-time Oprah musical guest Lori McKenna, UK sensation Caitlin Rose, frequent Justin Townes Earle and Jason Isbell collaborator Amanda Shires, and others.
Proceeds from the album will benefit victims of the 2010 Nashville floods and Texas wild fires of last year via The Central Texas Wildfire Fund (administered by the Austin Community Foundation) and The Nashville Rising Fund (administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee).
Here is a postable mp3 of Robert Ellis doing "All Men Are Liars":
'Lowe Country' presents 13 artists--most of them up-and-coming and/or left-of-center--interpreting songs from Lowe’s 4½-decade career. They range in age from 23 to 48 and reside in such disparate locales as Glasgow, Toronto, Austin, Portland, Raleigh and Music City. They are the leading lights of a new generation of artists who use classic country music as a springboard for their unique musical explorations.
The album’s musical world is rich and varied, swooping from the lush vintage sounds of Caitlin Rose and cosmopolitan bluegrass of Chatham County Line to the haunting sparseness of Amanda Shires and rollicking jamboree of Ellis; from the laconic comedy of Carll and dulcet, west-coast sounds of the Parson Red Heads to the twisted tribal stomp of JEFF the Brotherhood and beyond.
Lowe has recently received a wave of attention, opening shows for Wilco. The New York Times hailed his "remarkable second wind," GQ included him among the "greatest living music masters," NPR called him "one of the great living songwriters," and Rolling Stone noted him as "one of the sharpest lyricists in rock."
Music industry veteran Rob Seidenberg founded Fiesta Red Records, which is based in Austin. Prior to that, he lived and worked in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA as, among other things, the president of Mammoth Records; a record producer and music supervisor; an A&R executive at Hollywood Records and Rykodisc; and a journalist/editor covering the worlds of music and film. He has worked with such artists as Los Lobos, John Wesley Harding, the Posies, Joe Henry, and the Minus 5. Fiesta Red is also releasing a single on Austin-based band Full Service with additional releases to follow. Fiesta Red Records will be distributed by RedEye in the US and Canada and ADA abroad.
'Lowe Country' Track Listing:
Lately I've Let Things Slide - Caitlin Rose
Don't Lose Your Grip On Love - The Parson Red Heads
All Men Are Liars - Robert Ellis
I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass - Amanda Shires
Marie Provost - JEFF the Brotherhood
Hayes Carll - I'm Gonna Start Living Again If It Kills Me
Lover Don't Go - Erin Enderlin
When I Write The Book - The Unsinkable Boxer
You Make Me - Colin Gilmore
Heart Of The City - Chatham County Line
What's Shakin' On The Hill - Lori McKenna
Crackin' Up - Griffin House
Where Is My Everything - Ron Sexsmith