Our Side of Town:
With its seventeen tracks of rootsy authenticity, Our Side of Town rightfully celebrates Red House Record's quarter century as a musical oasis.
Residents of this side of town know the names: John Gorka. Lucy Kaplansky. Jimmy LaFave. Greg Brown. Cliff Eberhardt. Robin & Linda Williams. Neighbors on this side of the tracks still tell the humble tale of the label's origins. The late Bob Feldman, entranced by Brown's boundless artistry, took the label's name from Brown's then out-of-print vinyls and, in 1984, Red House Records began its ascendancy.
200 records and a host of Grammys, Emmys, Junos and other awards to its credit, Red House, and many of its artists, are a force to be reckoned with. But more importantly, Red House continues its rich legacy by signing new artists, especially Storyhill (Blazing Out of Sight is one of the many highlights) as is the Pines' atmospheric Let's Go. Also nestled nicely among the veterans is the resilient alto of Meg Hutchinson (Ready) and the high flying Wailin' Jennys' Things That You Know.
All of the songs collected here are from each artist's most recent release, including performances by Jorma Kaukonen, Guy Davis, Ray Bonneville's gritty I Am The Big Easy, Bill Staines' Old Dogs, and Eliza Gilkyson's vibrant Bordeline.
Edited by: David N. Pyles
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