Cory Branan stopped by Ardent Studios in Memphis to chat and play a few songs before his show tonight at The Hi-tone. He played songs from his long awaited follow-up to 12 Songs, which he swears will be out sometime this year. Yeah, we’ll see.
We’ve been watching Cory Branan thrill audiences with his killer storytelling skills for many years, we even recorded a podcast called Ardent Presents: Cory Branan that we have heard is an often traded podcast on the folk circuit. Check him out tonight, Memphis faves Jeremy Stanfill and Chris Milam join him tonight. Show starts at 10PM.
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Cory Branan is a natural-born storyteller. As with any of his musical and literary pedestal sitters, from John Prine and Leonard Cohen to Raymond Carver and Márquez, his seemingly conversational, painstakingly crafted anecdotes benefit from a hard-eyed stare at hydra-headed experience. MUTT—Branan’s Bloodshot debut—also bears the marks of his “American gumbo” heritage: a winding path from nascent guitar shredder in the small, state-line town of Southaven, Mississippi, to fledgling troubadour in Memphis’ lauded underground music scene, and now a Nashville-based itinerant road warrior thrilling Thunderdomes as varied as Warp’s Country Throwdown and Chuck Ragan’s Revival Tour.
While his music tips its hat to road-map influences from Motown to Mellencamp, the Delta bluesmen to folk pickers of ‘60s Greenwich Village, the united result is a singular sound spurred on by years spent on tour honing something rare that is altogether its own. Self-produced and recorded primarily in San Francisco at Closer Studios, the album was engineered and mixed by Tim Mooney (drummer/engineer for American Music Club), and boasts notable contributors like Ralph Carney (Tom Waits’ horn player), Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) and Jon Snodgrass (Drag The River). Additional guests include phenomenal rising talents like Amanda Shires, Danny Malone and John Elliott.
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