This Week – Molly, Bus Wrecks, Gill, Tracy, Barefeet, 3 Minds and Trigger Slips

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Molly Tuttle – Photo: LTTL

Vince Gill

It’s the Grammy season.  Songwriter Vince Gill has received his 41st Grammy nomination when “I Don’t Wanna Ride The Rails No More” landed on the list of Best American Roots Song. The track is from Gill’s most recent critically-acclaimed album OKIE, which was released on MCA Records in August of this year. If awarded this Grammy, it would be his 22nd win.

Here’s the lyric clip for the song:

Shane Smith & The Saints

Shane Smith & The Saints – Photo: LTTL

Austin-based band Shane Smith & The Saints survived a harrowing bus fire en route to their Thursday night show in Lubbock, Texas.  The band escaped uninjured, but their bus and trailer were completely destroyed along with their instruments, merchandise, and personal possessions. 

On the highway in Coleman, Texas, everyone was asleep on the bus. Bass player Chase Satterwhite was awakened by the heat and smoke. He and the band’s tour manager Cory got everyone off the bus safely. Within minutes the bus and trailer were completely engulfed in flames and burned down to the shell. The band was unable to remove their possessions or instruments from the fire due to the flames.  

“We are thanking God that we’re all okay and everyone made it out safe. I don’t even know what to say, we lost everything. We’re so grateful for the outpouring of support from fans and fellow musicians. We’re still playing the shows, see you on the road,” said Shane Smith.

A band that will not let anything keep them from a performance, the group found transportation to their show at Cook’s Garage in Lubbock and performed on schedule with borrowed instruments loaned from fans and friends. The band plans on keeping all scheduled performances.

Photo: Supplied

Molly Tuttle

Molly Tuttle – Photo: LTTL

Having just finished an international tour as well as dates supporting Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show and Hiss Golden Messenger, award-winning artist Molly Tuttle has released an intimate new video for her song “Sleepwalking”, which is taken off her impressive debut When You’re Ready. The clip was filmed at the Dive Motel & Swim Club in Nashville with cameos by Lillie Mae and Ivalee on strings.

The Barefoot Movement

Traditional music outfit The Barefoot Movement has released their latest single “Early In The Morning.” The song serves as the lead single from their forthcoming EP, Rise and Fly, which is set for release on February 7 2020. You can download and stream the track HERE.

To celebrate the new single release, The Barefoot Movement has unveiled a new live performance video of the call-and-response gospel song:

Triggers and Slips

Formed in 2008, the Salt Lake City band Triggers and Slips has worked hard touring and building a fan-base in the Western half of the U.S. They released a self-titled EP in 2012 and a full album, Buffalo vs. Train in 2015.

The focal point of Triggers & Slips is Morgan Snow who, along with songwriting, contributes lead vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica. With their second album The Stranger out this week, here’s a live clip of a new song “Natchez Trace”

Tracy McNeil & The Good Life

Canadian turned Australian songstress Tracy McNeil has a new single “Catch You” taken from the forthcoming album You Be The Lightning which will be on the streets 14 February 2020.

Co-produced by Dan Parsons and McNeil, the track was recorded live off the floor at The Aviary Recording Studios and mixed by Alex O’Gorman.

McNeil has released four albums in Australia, her last being the award-winning 2015 release Thieves

The Third Mind

The Third Mind is a new band featuring an all-star line-up of players: Dave Alvin (guitar, vocals), Victor Krummenacher (bass, vocals), David Immerglück (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Michael Jerome (drums, percussion), with special guest Jesse Sykes (guitar, vocals).

Their self-titled debut album will be released on February 14, 2020 and is available for pre-order now. The six-song collection features one original composition and five covers.

Here’s the official clip for one track, the trippy “Journey in Satchindananda”:

In Case You Missed It

We published the first cut of our list of music festivals in Canada

We posted our list of Australian music festivals

We opened up places on our GrassRoots Music Tour 2020 of the USA in September.


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