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20. Juli 2018

Today is the release of the last two BRANDOS re-issue albums!

Live At Loreley
Live At Loreley
CD
€ 9,90
Blue Rose Records will be releasing the entire pre-Blue Rose catalog of the Brandos on CD, vinyl and digitally! The first batch of three CDs will be out on May 25, followed by another three on June 22 plus two more on July 20 . Vinyl copies will be available in September.

THE BRANDOS owe their name to their love of Marlon Brando. Their fans know them as one of the most vital American live rock bands of the 20th century’s final decades. THE BRANDOS, known for timeless classics like “The Solution” and “Gettysburg” and their straight and true rock sound, were founded in 1986 with the line-up of David Kincaid (voc, g, mand, banjo), Ed Rupprecht (g), Larry Mason (dr) and Ernie Mendillo (b, voc) in New York City.

The compilation Contribution – The Best Of 1985-1999, originally released in 1999, covers an almost fifteen year career with fourteen songs from the to that date released five studio albums plus two previously unissued tracks, „Hallowed Ground“ and „My Way To You“.

In the summer of 1999 the Brandos did another European tour with the line-up Dave Kincaid (voc, g, mandolin), Ernie Mendillo (b, voc), Frank Giordano (g, voc) and Tom Engels (dr, voc). One of the anchor dates the four piece played a outdoor festival for German TV show „Rockpalast“ at Loreley on July 9th. The set included nine songs, two more live tracks have been added to the disc: „I Got It“, a Little Richard cover, was recorded at the Stadtfest in Bremen, Germany in 1987, another one in 1998 at the Kongresshalle in Gießen, also in Germany.
Live at Loreley was only available at Dave Kincaid’s label Haunted Field Music and sold out pretty fast. For the first time it’s not only issued on a European label but also as digital edition.

15. Juli 2018

Blue Rose Nuggets Vol. 89 now available for only 5 € or for free!

Number 89 of the Blue Rose mailorder exclusive CD series „Blue Rose Nuggets“ leads us way back to the years 1996 and 1997 with songs from albums by Lisa Mednick, The Shines, Rainravens, Coxswain, The Schramms or George Usher among others. The CD is also featuring new tracks from I See Hawks In L.A., Cody Canada & The Departed, Walter Salas-Humara and the Black Sorrows.

You can buy the CD for either 5,00 € or you’ll get it for free if your order contains four and more items!

Tracklist:
1. George Usher – Railroaded / taken from the album „Miracle School“ (BLU CD0039)
2. Shakin‘ Apostles – Wild Wild West / taken from the album „Austin, Texas“ (BLU CD0036)
3. Jeff Crosby – Hearts Too Heavy / taken from the album „Postcards From Magdalena“ (BLU DP0715)
4. The Saints – Something, Somewhere, Sometime / taken from the album „Howling“ (BLU CD0029)
5. Coxswain – Relief / taken from the album „Sunflower“ (BLU CD0032)
6. I See Hawks In L.A. – Ballad For The Trees / taken from the album „Live And Never Learn“ (BLU DP0719)
7. The Schramms – Heal Me Now / taken from the album „Dizzy Spell“ (BLU CD0038)
8. I See Hawks In L.A. – White Cross / taken from the album „Live And Never Learn“ (BLU DP0719)
9. The Shines – Highway 51 / taken from the album „Last Gospel“ (BLU CD0025)
10. Lisa Mednick – The Lay Of The Land / taken from the album „Artifacts Of Love“ (BLU CD0023)
11. Rainravens – Trust The Whole World / taken from the album „Rainravens“ (BLU DP0024)
12. Cody Canada & The Departed – Satellites And Meteors / taken from the album „3“ (BLU DP0723)
13. Wooden Leg – Champaign / taken from the album „Wooden Leg“ (BLU CD0035)
14. Walter Salas-Humara – El Camino De Oro / taken from the album „Walterio“ (BLU DP0721)
15. Robyn Habel – In The Beginning / taken from the album „Red“ (BLU CD0040)

30. Juni 2018

Blue Rose BUNDLE CAMPAIGN Summer 2018!

Like every summer, here it is again, the classic sales campaign by all means – PACKAGES with 110 Blue Rose CDs, stacked in 3 different categories and 11 value packages – regularprice, midprice and budgetprice (offers valid through July 31, 2018)!

These prices are only valid for the CD PACKAGES, for single orders the regular price is valid. One package will be handled like 1 item, shipping costs are depending on the quantity. Check the shopping cart for shipping costs once all items are in the shopping cart. Shipping costs outside of Germany may be higher than it appears in the shopping cart. We’ll inform about higher postage before order will be sent. It’s possible to order more packages with an order.

Please select the albums in the pool with „strg+c“ and put the items in the white comments field („strg+v“) which appears during the ordering process.


Category 1:
BUDGETPRICE CAMPAIGN:
BUNDLE 1 (3 CDs): 11,70 € (each CD 3,90 €)
BUNDLE 2 (4 CDs): 13,60 € (each CD 3,40 €)
BUNDLE 3 (5 CDs): 14,50 € (each CD 2,90 €)
BUNDLE 4 (6 CDs): 14,40 € (each CD 2,40 €)
BUNDLE 5 (7 CDs): 13,30 € (each CD 1,90 €)

The pool for the BUDETPRICE CAMPAIGN contains the following 71 albums:
BLU SI0268 Steve Wynn – There Will Come Day Day (Maxi-CD)
BLU CD0300 Steve Wynn & Miracle 3 – Static Transmission (2CD)
BLU DP0433 Greyhound Soul – Tonight And Every Night
BLU CD0436 Any Trouble – Live In Reverse
BLU DP0451 The Baseball Project – Vol. 1: Frozen Ropes And Dying Quails
BLU CD0453 Jordan Zevon – Insides Out
BLU DP0476 Tom Gillam & Tractor Pull – Play Loud…Dig Deep
BLU DP0492 Kris Kristofferson – Closer To The Bone
BLU DP0502 Jon Dee Graham – It’s Not As Bad As It Looks
BLU DP0514 Susan Cowsill – Lighthouse
BLU DP0517 Austin Collins – Wrong Control
BLU DP0518 The Dustin Bentall Outfit – Six Shooter
BLU CD0519 Tom Gillam – Better Than The Rest – An Anthology
BLU DP0524 Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 – Northern Aggression
BLU DP0527 Cindy Bullens – Howling Trains And Barking Dogs
BLU DP0528 Paul Thorn – Pimps And Preachers
BLU DP0531 Greg Trooper – Upside-Down Town
BLU CD0534 David Lowery – The Palace Guards
BLU DP0537 The Baseball Project – Vol 2: High And Inside
BLU DP0553 Westwood – After All This Time
BLU DP0556 Deadman – Take Up Your Mat And Walk
BLU DP0568 I See Hawks In L.A. – New Kind Of Lonely
BLU DP0572 The Refugees – Three
BLU DP0575 Shurman – Inspiration (2-CD)
BLU DP0576 The dB’s – Falling Off The Sky
BLU DP0577 Paul Thorn – What The Hell Is Goin On?
BLU DP0578 Jon Dee Graham – Garage Sale
BLU DP0579 Plainsong – Fat Lady Singing
BLU DP0582 Skydiggers – Northern Shore
BLU DP0583 Jim Cuddy – Skyscraper Soul
BLU CD0587 Ad Vanderveen – Driven By A Dream
BLU DP0588 Tom Gillam – Good For You
BLU DP0589 Wheeler Brothers – Portraits
BLU DP0591 The Departed – Adventus
BLU DP0593 Amelia Curran – Spectators
BLU DP0594 Whitehorse – The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss
BLU DP0595 Jenn Grant – The Beautiful Wild
BLU DP0597 Elliott Murphy – It Takes A Worried Man
BLU DP0599 Shooter Jennings – The Other Life
BLU DP0602 The Whipsaws – The Whipsaws
BLU DP0604 US Rails – Heartbreak Superstar
BLU DP0605 The Resentments – Ghost Ship
BLU DP0611 I See Hawks In L.A. – Mystery Drug
BLU DP0613 Leeroy Stagger – Truth Be Sold
BLU DP0617 The Wynntown Marshals – The Long Haul
BLU DP0618 Owen Temple – Stories They Tell/Live At The Saxon Pub (2-CD)
BLU DP0619 Jess Klein – Behind A Veil
BLU DP0623 Blue Rodeo – It’s My Nature
BLU DP0625 David Grissom – How It Feels To Fly
BLU DP0626 Sons Of Bill – The Gears EP
BLU DP0627 Reto Burrell – Lucky Charm
BLU CD0628 The Great Crusades – Thieves Of Chicago
BLU DP0629 Lincoln Durham – Exodus Of The Deemed Unrighteous
BLU DP0630 William Clark Green – Rose Queen
BLU DP0632 Hank Shizzoe – Songsmith
BLU DP0633 Easton Stagger Phillips – Resolution Road
BLU DP0634 NQ Arbuckle – The Future Happens Anyway
BLU DP0635 Los Lonely Boys – Revelation
BLU DP0636 Tom Gillam – Last Night On Earth
BLU DP0637 Jess Klein – Learning Faith
BLU DP0639 The Parson Red Heads – Orb Weaver
BLU DP0640 Micky & The Motorcars – Hearts From Above
BLU DP0641 South Austin Moonlighters – Burn & Shine
BLU DP0642 Kelley Mickwee – You Used To Live Here
BLU DP0643 Amelia Curran – They Promised You Mercy
BLU DP0644 Parsons Thibaud – Eden
BLU DP0645 Paul Thorn – Too Blessed To Be Stressed
BLU CD0648 Stoney LaRue – Aviator
BLU CD0655 Various Artists – 20 Years Blue Rose Records – Best Of Americana Rock Music (2CD)
BLU DP0669 The Bottle Rockets – South Broadway Athletic Club
BLU CD0671 Various Artists – 20 Years Blue Rose Records – Best Of Americana Rock Music Vol. 2 (2CD)


Category 2:
MIDPRICE CAMPAIGN:
BUNDLE 6 (2 CDs): 13,80 € (each CD 6,90 €)
BUNDLE 7 (3 CDs): 17,70 € (each CD 5,90 €)
BUNDLE 8 (4 CDs): 19,60 € (each CD 4,90 €)

The pool for the MIDPRICE CAMPAIGN contains the following 16 albums:
BLU DP0622 Bottle Rockets – The Bottle Rockets/The Brooklyn Side (2-CD)
BLU DP0646 Rich Hopkins & Luminarios – Tombstone
BLU DP0651 Cody Canada & The Departed – HippieLovePunk
BLU DP0652 American Aquarium – Wolves
BLU DP0654 Elliott Murphy – Aquashow Deconstructed
BLU DP0656 The High Line Riders – Bumping Into Nothing
BLU DP0657 Alectro – School Of Desire
BLU DP0660 The Statesboro Revue – Jukehouse Revival
BLU DP0661 Micky & The Motorcars – Across The Pond – Live In Germany
BLU DP0662 Hollis Brown – 3 Shots
BLU DP0663 Tony Furtado – The Bell
BLU DP0664 The Psycho Sisters – Up On The Chair, Beatrice
BLU DP0665 Titus Wolfe – Ho-Ho-Kus N.J.
BLU LP0666 The Wynntown Marshals – The End Of The Golden Age
BLU DP0668 Leeroy Stagger – Dream It All Away
BLU DP0672 Stoney LaRue – Us Time


Category 3:
REGULARPRICE CAMPAIGN:
BUNDLE 9 (2 CDs): 19,80 € (each CD 9,90 €)
BUNDLE 10 (3 CDs): 26,70 € (each CD 8,90 €)
BUNDLE 11 (4 CDs): 31,60 € (each CD 7,90 €)

The pool for the REGULARPRICE CAMPAIGN contains the following 23 albums:
BLU CD0674 Ben Arnold – Lost Keys
BLU CD0675 Scott Bricklin – Lost ‚Til Dawn
BLU CD0676 Tom Gillam – Beautiful Dream
BLU DP0677 Shurman – East Side Of Love
BLU DP0678 The Wood Brothers – Paradise
BLU DP0679 Walter Salas-Humara – Work: Part One
BLU CD0680 Ad Vanderveen – The Stellar Cellar Band
BLU DP0682 Cold Truth – Grindstone
BLU DP0683 Willie Nile – World War Willie
BLU DP0684 Walter Salas-Humara – Explodes And Disappears
BLU DP0685 William Harries Graham – Foreign Fields
BLU DP0687 The South Austin Moonlighters – Ghost Of A Small Town
BLU DP0688 Water And Sand Water And Sand
BLU DP0689 Stephen Simmons A World Without
BLU DP0690 US Rails – Ivy
BLU DP0691 Rich Hopkins & Luminarios – My Way Or The Highway
BLU DP0692 The Band Of Heathens – Duende
BLU CD0693 Elliott Murphy – Prodigal Son
BLU DP0694 Walter Salas-Humara – Work: Part Two
BLU DP0698 The Wynntown Marshals – After All These Years
BLU DP0699 Peter Bruntnell – Nos Da Comrade
BLU DP0700 Hardpan – Hardpan

 

29. Juni 2018

After tough times, I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. are back with their eighth studio album, Live And Never Learn!

I See Hawks in L.A. soared relatively trouble free for the first decade of their existence, but in 2018 they’re emerging from a string of confrontations with mortality, life choices, and the slow leakage of youthful possibility. It’s been almost 17 years since the release of their eponymous debut – on September 11, 2001. They didn’t get rich, they didn’t get famous, and yet they’re still here, perhaps benefitting artistically from the rocky passage. The rich flavor of battered soul. It’s clear these Hawks are in it for the music, for each other, and for the adventure of it all.


Live and Never Learn is the first new Hawks album since 2013’s Mystery Drug. It’s been five hard years. In March of 2015, member Rob Waller lost his mother suddenly to pancreatic cancer, and Paul Lacques lost both his parents this past year. Most of the songs on Live and Never Learn were written and recorded while they were dealing with these primal griefs, as well as other personal battles dire but with better outcomes. From the Hawks to those who have lost parents: „Now we understand.“

Loving families, good friends, and making music helped get the band through those times, personally and artistically. The Waller/Lacques songwriting is augmented here with contributions from Hawks bassist Paul Marshall and drummer Victoria Jacobs. One song, the rocking „King of the Rosemead Boogie,“ features twisted lyrical and spiritual contributions by members of Old Californio.

Two songs, „White Cross“ and „Singing in the Wind,“ were co-written via email with Peter Davies of the U.K.’s Good Intentions, and feature the Hawks‘ signature electric sounds of reverby Telecaster, thumping Fender bass, and tight harmonies, while the lyrics take listeners from the backstreets of Memphis to the windswept moors of Northern Ireland.

„Last Man in Tujunga“ brings us back home to the more familiar geography of smoky Southern California hills. The song, written by the Hawks some years back, tells the story of a breakup unfolding over a cell phone call as the flames get closer. Its appearance here is all the more appropriate and timely, as Marshall was forced to evacuate his Tujunga home twice in the fall of 2017. He was „almost out of minutes“ as the „flames were licking at the gates.“

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22. Juni 2018

Three more re-issues of THE BRANDOS on Blue Rose available now!

Blue Rose Records will be releasing the entire pre-Blue Rose catalog of the Brandos on CD, vinyl and digitally! The first batch of three CDs will be out on May 25, followed by another three on June 22 plus two more on July 20 . Vinyl copies will be available in September.

THE BRANDOS owe their name to their love of Marlon Brando. Their fans know them as one of the most vital American live rock bands of the 20th century’s final decades. THE BRANDOS, known for timeless classics like “The Solution” and “Gettysburg” and their straight and true rock sound, were founded in 1986 with the line-up of David Kincaid (voc, g, mand, banjo), Ed Rupprecht (g), Larry Mason (dr) and Ernie Mendillo (b, voc) in New York City.

Before the recording of Pass The Hat started Rupprecht, Mason and Scott Kempner had left the band and were replaced by Frank Funaro (dr, Del Lords) und Frank Giordano (g). The „rough and powerful masterpiece“ (German music magazine „ME/Sounds“) again contained lots of rock hymns with highlights like the folky „Tell Her That I Love Her“, the title track „Pass The Hat“ or „You’ll Still Be Mine“. The album also features four songs („German Skies“, „Let The Teardrop Fall“, „The Siege“ and „The Other Side“) from the unreleased album Trail By Fire and have been re-recorded for Pass The Hat.
The re-issue contains the ten original songs plus three bonustracks which haven’t been available on any regular Brandos album before („Union Dixie/Gettysburg“, „Green River“ and an acoustic version of „We Are No Man“).

Featuring the line-up Dave Kincaid, Ernie Mendillo, Frank Giordano und Frank Funaro, in October 1998 the album Nowhere Zone had been released. It was a return to the „true American rock music“ (press release) and contained the remaining six tracks from the unreleased album Trail By Fire.
The re-issue contains the ten original songs plus three bonustracks which haven’t been available on any regular Brandos album before („Twenty Flight Rock“, an Eddie Cochran cover, the Chuck Berry song „Have Love Will Travel“ and the John Fogerty tune „Sinister Purpose“.

The voice of Dan Kincaid was always compared to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival and the catching live document In Exile – Live sounds exactly like one of the best American bands from the 60s. The album which contains 18 tracks was recorded with the line-up Dave Kincaid, Ernie Mendillo, Scott Kempner and Frank Funaro on December 20th and 21st, 1994 in Amsterdam and Utrecht (The Netherlands) and contains songs from the band’s studio albums plus the traditional „The Recruiting Sergeant“.

29. Mai 2018

First three albums of THE BRANDOS now re-issued on CD!

Honor Among Thieves
Honor Among Thieves
CD
€ 9,90
Gunfire At Midnight
Gunfire At Midnight
CD
€ 9,90
The Light Of Day
The Light Of Day
CD
€ 9,90
Blue Rose Records will be releasing the entire pre-Blue Rose catalog of the Brandos on CD, vinyl and digitally! The first batch of three CDs will be out on May 25, followed by another three on June 22 plus two more on July 20 . Vinyl copies will be available in August.

THE BRANDOS owe their name to their love of Marlon Brando. Their fans know them as one of the most vital American live rock bands of the 20th century’s final decades. THE BRANDOS, known for timeless classics like “The Solution” and “Gettysburg” and their straight and true rock sound, were founded in 1986 with the line-up of David Kincaid (voc, g, mand, banjo), Ed Rupprecht (g), Larry Mason (dr) and Ernie Mendillo (b, voc) in New York City.

In October 1986 the band went in the studio to record the album Honor Among Thieves.The album spent 19 weeks in the Billboard charts and peaked at No.108 in late October. During this period, the band began touring the U.S. and Europe, opening for well-known bands such as The Georgia Satellites, INXS, The Cars and The Alarm. Their first video was released and was placed in medium rotation on MTV. The favorable reviews began to pour in: the Gavin Report dubbed them „Best new American band“, Rolling Stone magazine ran a full-page story describing them as „Real contenders“, and Time magazine clinched it with their quote „The Brandos‘ roots run deep and offer great nourishment“. In early 1988, the band won Best Album (Independent Label), and Kincaid was honored with Best Male Vocalist (Independent Label) at the New York Music Awards.

The year 1991 was spent writing and recording new material for a new album that would become Gunfire at Midnight, which would land a contract with SPV GmbH in Germany in the spring of 1992. Two singles from the album (‚The Solution‘ and ‚The Keeper‘) would reach the top 100 in the Netherlands. Extensive touring in Europe would follow, solidifying the band’s fan base even further, however Rupprecht and Mason decided to leave the band in 1993.

Ed Rupprecht left the band during the recording sessions for the band’s third album, and The Light Of Day was finished with the help of a few friends, especially ex-Del Lords members Scott Kempner (guitar, vocals) and Frank Funaro (drums, vocals). They filled out the live band, and an extensive European tour followed.

04. Mai 2018

Welcome to the Blue Rose family: JEFF CROSBY!


Born and raised in Idaho, JEFF CROSBY has been sharing his unique perspective of Americana throughout the US and beyond for the past decade. His songs and stories paint a picture of the hardships and beauty of being raised and living in small town America, to five years living in a shoe box apartment off Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles CA. Then traveling and living on the road playing 250 shows a year. Though recently making the move to Nashville TN, Jeff continues to spend majority of his time touring the country.

After spending the last two years splitting his time between playing guitar for Widespread Panic songwriter Jerry Joseph and performing with his own band, The Refugees, Jeff hit the studio to record his fourth full length album, Postcards From Magdalena. These new songs were inspired by the places and cultures Crosby experienced while traveling and touring across the U.S., Iceland, the U.K., Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Alaska.

Postcards From Magdalena was produced and engineered in Portland, OR by Gregg Williams (Dandy Worhals, Blitzen Trapper, Pete Droge, Jesse Malin) and Geoff Piller in Nashville, TN.

26. April 2018

Finally available again – incl. bonustracks: STACIE COLLINS‘ debut album from 2000!

She’s a favorite of Dan Baird, a Chuck ’n’ duck rocker who took the Georgia Satellites to chart-topping heights. She’s a favorite of Warner E. Hodges and Jason Ringenberg of Jason & the Scorchers, who invented country-punk music. Her husband, co-writer, and producer, Al Collins, plays bass these days for the Scorchers, but Scorcher-dom isn’t cause for fandom.

Warner and Jason don’t like STACIE COLLINS ‘cause she’s related. They like her ‘cause she’s badass.

The transition from the nice looking country girl to the „Harp Howlin‘ Twang Bangin_ Rock’n’Roller“ happened sometime between the self-titled debut album from 2000 and the follow-up Lucky Spot. A seven year gap was between these two releases, a very important part of that musical transition played the before-mentioned Dan Baird who not only had produced Lucky Spot but also Collins‘ third album Sometimes Ya Gotta from 2010.

A sympathetic shadow of the young Emmylou Harris is laying over all the twelve debut album tracks from 2000 which were written with husband Al Collins. The album was released independently and soon became a collectors item. Now, eighteen years after the initial release, a new edition is available with all the original songs plus seven previously unreleased alternate versions.

14. März 2018

Welcome to the Blue Rose family: NORA JANE STRUTHERS!

Great vulnerability is often part and parcel of great artistry. The songs that last decades and weave themselves into the fabric of listeners‘ lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear. Nora Jane Struthers‚ new album Champion is built on these kinds of songs.


The 13-song collection is the follow-up to 2015’s Wake, which earned Struthers acclaim from major outlets like NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country, and „Fresh Air.“ Struthers wrote and recorded the album with her longtime road band the Party Line, and the chemistry between her and the other players is palpable. The album, produced by Neilson Hubbard in Nashville, is full to the brim with stellar musicianship, unexpected arrangements that blur the lines between folk, roots, and rock, and an audible sense that everyone in the studio is having a damn good time.

Where Wake explored themes like new love and new beginnings, Champion finds Struthers documenting the trials and tribulations of adult life; decrying the increasingly intrusive nature of technology; and plainly laying out the struggles faced by a young woman grappling with infertility.

„I’m 33 and want to start a family, but when I was 18 I was diagnosed with a condition called premature ovarian failure,“ she explains. „I’ve known for a long time that I’m going to have to find other ways to have kids. A lot of the songs on the album are about my personal fertility quest.“

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28. Februar 2018

THE HIGH LINE RIDERS return with their second Blue Rose album Walking Home!

It doesn’t always have to take forever … A mere three years after the surprising return of his band The High Line Riders with Bumping Into Nothing, their mastermind Ed Pettersen presents us with Walking Home, an equally excellent successor. It’s a classy, timeless mix of handmade rock’n’roll, dynamic country rock and heartfelt folk roots numbers – an immensely listenable musical gumbo that will excite 70ies retro fans as well as current Americana listeners. Ed Pettersen: „artist, writer, producer“ is what it says on his website. These three simple words cannot encompass the multitude of activities Pettersen is involved in. The High Line Riders are just one of many projects in the 50-something’s career – but they are currently his most important project, the one he has most fun with, the one he pours his heart out in. You can hear it in every note and every riff of Walking Home.


Ed Pettersen, born of Norwegian descent in New York City, started his musical career in the mid-90s as a folkie singer-songwriter, inspired by the outlaw country music his parents had listened to and self-found idols like Pete Townshend and Paul Westerberg as well as Bruce Springsteen, Oasis and Steve Earle. When his debut album Desperate Times was released in 1995, he was already friends with The Brandos and The Del-Lords, two of the hottest NYC acts at the time. In 1997 the High Line Riders broke through with the much-lauded album Somewhere South Of Here. Since Pettersen’s health issues didn’t allow him to tour much then, the High Line Riders era ended quickly.

At the start of the new century he moved to Nashville, played pop rock with The Strangelys and revisited early, partially unreleased material. Additionally, Pettersen contributed to tribute albums for Waylon Jennings and Uncle Tupelo. In 2006 he was materially involved – as producer and musician – with the epochal three-CD project Songs Of America which dealt with 500 years of American history with participation by John Mellencamp, Blind Boys Of Alabama, The Black Crowes, The Mavericks, Andrew Bird, Old Crow Medicine Show and more. This project alone brought him more recognition than his entire previous output. Riding this wave he released his first album of new material in 2007 with The New Punk Blues Of … – exquisite, handmade, self-penned tracks between urban folk and songwriter rock.

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