Bloodshot Records' 25th Anniversary Compilation (out on 11/8)

2019 is Bloodshot Records' 25th anniversary year and in commemoration, we're releasing a compilation entitled Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots on Friday, November 8th (pre-order link). I'm sending you advance music and assets because we've had contact of some sort over my time at the label. If you don't have the capacity to spread the word via an outlet/site/publication/etc

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 hopefully you can just check it out, enjoy it, and play your favorite songs for friends. Word of mouth is how we've stayed in this crazy game for 2.5 decades thus far, and hopefully we can continue that trend.
Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots revisits the concept of the Chicago roots/country label's first release from 1994, For A Life of Sin: Insurgent Chicago Country, in gathering new recordings from standout like-minded acts across the current local scene.
The album features 22 original and cover songs, with contributions from Robbie Fulks, Jon Langford's Hillbilly Lovechild (featuring Steve Albini), Freakwater, Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds (of Lawrence Arms), Half Gringa, Handsome Family, ROOKIE, The Hoyle Brothers, Sima Cunningham (of OHMME), Kelly Hogan, and others. A full artist and track listing can be found below.

Outlaw country group Wild Earp & The Free For Alls captures the compilation spirit with their city-traversing video "The Last Honky Tonk in Chicago", which Brooklyn Vegan recently premiered (link). The music video was directed by Wild Earp, shot and edited by Paul Dybas, and features the band and friends two-stepping all over town, visiting local fixtures like Empty Bottle, Carol's Pub, Lonesome Rose, Chicago Theater, the El train, bus stops, and the shore of Lake Michigan.
Also, to celebrate the release of Too Late to Pray, two live events will be held in Chicago:

-On November 9th at Workshop 4200 - Album Release Party, featuring performances by ROOKIE, Wild Earp & The Free For Alls, Big Sadie, David Quinn, and The Dyes (info)
-On November 17th at Empty Bottle for the Chicago Honky Tonk Matinee, featuring Kelly Hogan & The Western Elstons (venue website). More information can be found at Bloodshotrecords.com.
If you have any opinion on the album, our anniversary or really anything that I can help with, please don't be shy.
Thanks for all the good years - we look forward to many more!
-Josh and the Bloodshot Records crew

Full Artist and Track listing:

1. Wild Earp & The Free For Alls "The Last Honky Tonk in Chicago"
2. Tammi Savoy & the Chris Casello Combo "If It's News to You"
3. Jon Langford's Hillbilly Lovechild "I Am a Big Town"
4. Half Gringa "Wearing White"
5. Brendan Kelly & the Wandering Birds "Lay Me Down"
6. The Family Gold "The Sun Is Going Down"
7. Big Sadie "You Never Told Me"
8. ROOKIE "Head Over Heels"
9. The Dyes "Liza Jane"
10. Robbie Fulks "Lonely Ain't Hardly Alive"
11. Freakwater "Sway"
12. David Quinn "Long Time Gone"
13. The Hoyle Brothers "A Little Bit of Buck"
14. Bethany Thomas & Tawny Newsome "Dinosaur"
15. Sima Cunningham "Weeds and Daisies"
16. The Lawrence Peters Outfit "I Wrote You a Song"
17. Kelly Hogan "Gotta Have My Baby Back"
18. The Saluda Moonlighters "Honky Tonkin' in the Moonlight"
19. Los Gallos "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
20. Joybird "The Sweetness"
21. The Western Elstons "Toast That Lie"
22. The Handsome Family "Tower of Song"

https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/too-late-to-pray

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