Yellow Dog Records was founded in 2002 with the goal of cultivating the American musical heritage. The official release date of our first album - the self-titled Bluff City Backsliders - was February 28, 2003. Although some administrative activity took place in 2002, we've always considered that first release date as our real "birthdate" -- which makes us exactly ten years old today.
Over the past decade, we've been humbled by the brilliance and creativity of the amazing artists we've been privileged to work with -- from the madcap magnificence of the Asylum Street Spankers to the scintillating, sultry stylings of Eden Brent; from the funky jams of The Soul of John Black to the exquisite artistry of Mary Flower -- we've never ceased to be inspired by the thrilling ways in which traditional music can be innovatively re-imagined to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
But most of all, we're grateful to you, our audience, for the essential support that makes it possible for us to bring this great new music to the wide world. As a thank-you celebration of our anniversary we're making our entire catalog available today with no-minimum "pay-what-you-like" pricing -- not only immediate downloads, but CDs and even t-shirts. Please, take some time to explore our music, discover some new favorites (or re-discover some old ones), and bring home something that moves you or brings a smile to your face. The sale will last until midnight on Feb 28th before we're back to business as usual.
Visit http://yellowdogrecords.com/order to browse the catalog!
By the way, this is the first storewide sale we've ever offered. We may well do this again for our 20th anniversary in another decade, but we make no promises! So why take the chance on waiting until then?
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- "Man, every tune these guys publish is unique – fresh is a great way to put it." (Worldofblues)
- "This particular sampler is a meal in itself." (Eartaste)