Friday, 29 May 2009

The Great Loudo Returns (on yet another label!)

Loudon Wainwright III honors Charlie Poole with double album on 2nd Story Sound Records.

Loudon Wainwright III will release a two-disc tribute to Charlie Poole this summer that examines the life of the country music pioneer.

"High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project," scheduled to hit retailers
Aug. 25, features songs from Poole's repertoire plus new tunes written about his life as a bootlegger, banjo picker, amateur baseball player, drinker, rambler, gambler and textile mill worker,according to a press release.

Poole, who died at the age of 39, was not a songwriter; his recordings and performances consisted of re-interpretations of popular and traditional music, which is reflected in Wainwright's upcoming collection.

Guests on the album include Rufus and Martha Wainwright, The Roches, Nickel Creek mandolin player Chris Thile and many others. Additional details about "The Charlie Poole Project" can be found at a new website dedicated to the release:

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