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  • CRAIG BROWN BAND SHARES VIDEO FOR "I WONDERED WHAT"

    Posted by on 15 June 2017

    Craig Brown Band is excited to share the video for "I Wondered What" from their debut album The Lucky Ones Forget.  The band has also announced U.S. tour dates, starting next week at Planet Ant on June 23 in their hometown of Detroit, MI. These dates will take them to MilwaukeeSeattlePortlandSan FranciscoLos AngelesAustinNew Orleans and more throughout June and July before ending back in Detroit on July 21. The full list of tour dates can be found below.
    One of Detroit's most beloved and powerful musicians has gone solo. Well, solo in the sense that he's put a dynamite musical act together and called it Craig Brown Band.

    The debut full-length album, The Lucky Ones Forget, was recorded almost live at Brown Rice Studio with Warren Defever (His Name Is Alive) -- and is available on Third Man Records. It's a long-player filled with songs about heartbreak, fishing and vans-built upon the work of those daring punks of yore who embraced country music (Replacements, Meat Puppets, Tom Petty, et al). And it's one of 2017's must-hear records.

    Quick rewind. For years, Craig Brown shared manic lead vocals and guitar squealies in the completely unhinged punk band, Terrible Twos (Urinal Cake Records). He's gigged with King Tuff (Sub Pop) and shredded with local Detroit acts the Brownstown Gals and the Mahonies. He concurrently batters with New Jersey's Liquor Store -- a band so notorious, they sell their own brand of switchblades at the merch table, defying all sorts of local ordinances.

    Whatever the band and whatever the avenue, Craig brings effortless musicianship and his damaged honkey-tonk howl to the mix. He has the ability to shred licks hotter and tastier than the Tres Hombres gatefold while breaking your heart with his crestfallen tunes. And despite being in bands for years, he's just beginning to amaze with his eclectic and accomplished, beyond-pro-as-fuck guitar playing and songwriting abilities.

    Live, the Craig Brown Band might look like a pile of dirty clothes but deliver a surprisingly polished and tuneful sound that will have even the gnarliest of disenfranchised young people looking up from their phones -- for at least a few tunes, anyway. The good ol' boys in the band, Eric, Perry and Young Andrew hold down the bedraggled hillbilly-deluxe-meets-dive-bar-jukebox classic rock, offset by the pitch-perfect honeyed harmonies of the Drinkard sisters, Caitlin and Bonnie. Just the kind of band you scratch your head to in the beginning but rave to your friends about how much they fucking rule in the end.
     
    Craig Brown Band's upcoming tour dates:
    6/23 - Ant Hall - Detroit, MI
    6/24 - Record Store Crawl (daytime), Cole's Bar (evening) - Chicago, IL
    6/25 - Public House - Milwaukee, WI
    6/26 - Nomad World Pub - Minneapolis, MN
    6/27 - The Aquarium - Fargo, ND
    6/29 - The Zacc Below- Missoula, MT
    6/30 - Lucky Liquor - Seattle, WA
    7/1 - TURN TURN TURN - Portland, OR
    7/3 - Colony - Sacramento, CA
    7/4 - Make Out Room - San Francisco, CA
    7/5 - GNAR BURGER - Los Angeles, CA
    7/6 - The Republic Fullerton - Fullerton, CA
    7/7 - The Lunchbox - Phoenix, AZ
    7/8 - The Monarch - El Paso, TX
    7/10 - Paper Tiger - San Antonio, TX
    7/11 - Hotel Vegas - Austin, TX
    7/12 - Siberia - New Orleans, LA
    7/13 - Vertical House Records - Huntsville, AL
    7/14 - Little Harpeth Brewery - Nashville, TN
    7/16 - Pig and Whiskey - Detroit, MI
    7/21 - Waking Windows Fest (El Club) - Detroit, MI

    Craig Brown Band is excited to share the video for "I Wondered What" from their debut album The Lucky Ones Forget.  

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  • 'The Blues Series: The Story Behind The Color’ hits bookshelves today!

    Posted by on 6 June 2017

    'The Blues Series: The Story Behind The Color’ hits bookshelves today! Pick up a copy from Third Man Books here or your favorite local bookstore to read exclusive interviews on the Jack White-produced 7” singles series. Includes unreleased music from First Aid Kit and Gibby Haynes (x-Butthole Surfers).  

    'The Blues Series: The Story Behind The Color’ hits bookshelves today! 

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  • THIRD MAN RECORDS TO SCREEN THE AMERICAN EPIC SERIES IN BOTH LOCATIONS

    Posted by on 1 June 2017

    As previously announced, we are releasing the companion music to American Epic that documents the groundbreaking audio restoration of original 1920s and 1930s archival recordings as well as the Jack White and T Bone Burnett produced Sessions soundtrack that highlights contemporary performance recordings from everyone from Alabama Shakes to Elton John. Now, we are eager to share with you the visual component of this prodigious project.

    Directed by Bernard MacMahon with executive producers T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White, the AMERICAN EPIC series takes us on a journey across time to the birth of modern music, when the musical strands of a diverse nation first combined, sparking a cultural renaissance that forever transformed the future of music and the world. We are excited to invite you to take that journey by joining us for two American Epic screening sessions in both our Nashville and Detroit locations.

    We will hold a screening for The American Epic Sessions, Tuesday, June 6th. In Nashville, doors will be open at 6pm with a special performance from celebrated roots musician Paul Burch before the screening. Following the screening, attendees will be granted a ticket that allows them to purchase a LIMITED EDITION white-colored vinyl of American Epic: The Sessions Soundtrack in the storefront (attendees must use their ticket immediately following the screening, they are not eligible for purchase any other day following the screening, limit one per person).  

    The previously aired on PBS three-part historical documentary episodes of American Epic will screen on Saturday, June 10th. This part of the series features seminal blues, roots and country musicians Memphis Jug Band, Blind Willie Johnson, Lead Belly, The Carter Family, and Mississippi John Hurt. Nashville will have its Blue Room doors open during regular store hours 10-6 and be grilling out hot dogs with refreshments on our patio, and Detroit’s storefront will simultaneously screen the documentary. Both locations will have LIMITED EDITIONS of all the vinyl on hand (Sessions soundtrack, Best of compilations) exclusively to sell to attendees of the screening.

    Both screenings will be open to the public and FREE admission, first come first served.  

    If you are unable to attend these exclusive screenings you can still check your local listings and tune in at home on PBS (and on BBC Arena this fall). And fear not, you still have the chance to purchase all the music from this epic series by pre-ordering here and in both storefronts and local record stores June 16th.  

    As previously announced, we are releasing the companion music to American Epic that documents the groundbreaking audio restoration of original 1920s and 1930s archival recordings as well as the Jack White and T Bone Burnett produced Sessions soundtrack that highlights contemporary performance recordings from everyone from Alabama Shakes to Elton John. 

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  • WATCH ELTON JOHN AND JACK WHITE TEAM UP FOR A SPIRITED PERFORMANCE OF “TWO FINGERS OF WHISKEY”

    Posted by on 1 June 2017

    WATCH ELTON JOHN AND JACK WHITE TEAM UP FOR A SPIRITED PERFORMANCE OF “TWO FINGERS OF WHISKEY” WRITTEN ON CAMERA BY ELTON JOHN AND RECORDED LIVE AND DIRECT TO DISC IN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE CLIP FROM NEW FILM THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS 

    THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS, a new award-winning feature-length film produced and written by director Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty and Duke Erikson, ­will air in the U.S. on PBS on Tuesday, June 6 at 8 p.m. (check local listings) and in the U.K. on BBC on Friday June 9 at 11pm. 

    In one of the many dynamic and unexpected musical moments captured in THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS, Elton John composes a new song on camera called “Two Fingers of Whiskey,” from lyrics that Bernie Taupin has just given him. Elton asks Jack White to accompany him and record the song direct to wax.  Watch the exclusive clip of their performance.

    On June 16, Third Man Records is slated to release a Triple LP version of AMERICAN EPIC: The Sessions on 180 gram vinyl as well as 12" audiophile vinyl versions of AMERICAN EPIC: The Carter Family, AMERICAN EPIC: Memphis Jug Band, AMERICAN EPIC: Mississippi John Hurt,  AMERICAN EPIC: Blind Willie Johnson and AMERICAN EPIC: Lead Belly, as well as thematic collections including AMERICAN EPIC: Blues and AMERICAN EPIC: Country, which you can pre-order here.

    WATCH ELTON JOHN AND JACK WHITE TEAM UP FOR A SPIRITED PERFORMANCE OF “TWO FINGERS OF WHISKEY” WRITTEN ON CAMERA BY ELTON JOHN AND RECORDED LIVE AND DIRECT TO DISC IN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE CLIP FROM NEW FILM THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS 

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  • SUN SEEKER ANNOUNCES BIDDEFORD EP DUE JULY 14, 2017 ON THIRD MAN RECORDS

    Posted by on 30 May 2017

    New music, hot tracks, get with it! Third Man Records and Sun Seeker are proud to announce the release of Biddeford due on July 14, 2017. In anticipation of the release, the group has shared the EP's first single "Won't Keep Me Up At Night." The track premiered via Consequence of Sound, who called it "a contemplative slice of nostalgia... "Won't Keep Me Up At Night" features introspective lyrics with a melancholy feel, but there's still a relaxed optimism in their sun-kissed, timeless sound." The lead single is also available HERE as an instant grat download with all digital preorders. Otherwise, grab a vinyl copy of the full EP right HERE. It's bulletproof.

    Naturally, we'll be celebrating the release with a very special live show here in the TMR Blue Room in Nashville. There'll be sights and sounds, silkscreened posters and fresh vinyl, live sets courtesy of DJ D-Funk from WXNA-FM, plus a few other delights we'll save for later - you don't wanna spoil your appetite, do you? Grab tickets for the release show HERE.

    New music, hot tracks, get with it! Third Man Records and Sun Seeker are proud to announce the release of Biddeford due on July 14, 2017.

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  • THIRD MAN BOOKS ANNOUNCES WE'RE GOING TO BE FRIENDS CHILDREN'S BOOK BASED ON THE BELOVED JACK WHITE-PENNED WHITE STRIPES SONG OF THE SAME NAME

    Posted by on 19 May 2017

     

    BOOK TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

     

    Third Man Books is proud to announce We're Going To Be Friends, a children's picture book based on The White Stripes' acclaimed song of the same name from their platinum-certified album White Blood Cells. Written by Jack White, We're Going To Be Friends is the first book from the twelve-time GRAMMY-winning musician, actor and producer. The book is illustrated by Elinor Blake, who is known for her work as an animator on The Ren and Stimpy Show and Pee Wee's Playhouse, as well as a musician under the name April March. Recordings of the original White Stripes song, along with new versions by April March and The Woodstation Elementary School Singers, will be included with the book as digital downloads. We're Going To Be Friends will be released on November 7, 2017, just a few months after The White Stripes' 20th anniversary as a band (July 14, 2017).

    "We're Going to be Friends" is one of The White Stripes' most enduring and loved songs, and the perennial favorite feels right at home on the page as a children's book. This November, children, adults, and you, too, can join Suzy Lee as she goes to school with her books and pens, looks for bugs, shows and tells, and finds a friend.

    Third Man Books is proud to announce We're Going To Be Friends, a children's picture book based on The White Stripes' acclaimed song of the same name from their platinum-certified album White Blood Cells. 

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