The Cascade Blues Association has announced their nominations for 2006 Muddy Awards - three Yellow Dog artists are included! Terry Robb is nominated for "Best Acoustic Guitar" while Mark Lemhouse gets a nod for "Best Regional Act". And William Lee Ellis' new album God's Tattoos is nominated for "National Recording of the Year" alongside new releases from Keb' Mo' and Watermelon Slim.
Thanks to Cascade Blues members for the recognition!
- More information, sound samples, and press reviews for all three albums available from our Artists page
Mark Lemhouse's new album The Great American Yard Sale won an award for "National Recording of the Year", while Terry Robb's new album Resting Place took home the Muddy for "Northwest Recording of the Year". Terry also won "Best Acoustic Guitar" to mark his record eighteenth Muddy award!
- We're thrilled to announce the signing of Mary Flower! A double threat with fingerstyle and lap slide guitar, we highly recommend her last album Ragtime Gal. For her upcoming release on Yellow Dog Records, she traveled to New Orleans to record with a full lineup of some of the city's best musicians, including Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, and Dr. Michael White. Look for the new album, Bywater Dance, this fall - join our mailing list to keep up-to-date on dates and details.
- Congratulations to Big Joe Duskin for his award of an Ohio Heritage Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council! This is on the heels of his feature on the cover of the current issue of Living Blues Magazine.
- The entire Yellow Dog Records catalog is available on iTunes! Someday, we'll have links from our Order Page so you can purchase individual tracks from iTunes.
- UPDATE (Aug 2010): you can now purchase individual tracks as well as entire digital albums directly from us -- look for "Download" links from the albums on our music page.
Could it have been the music? Well, perhaps the acting and directing had something to do with it as well, but Yellow Dog Records artists play prominent roles in the film's music. The film score was composed by Scott Bomar and performed by the Bo-Keys, and songs by Mark Lemhouse and Calvin Newborn also appear in the film. In this article, Singleton enthuses: "To have these classic musicians is the icing on the cake to shooting a little movie in Memphis. You couldn't do it anywhere else in the world." This article also describes more about the the Bo-Keys' role in the film score.