LUCK MANSION SESSIONS PT 2: JOSH HEDLEY, ERIN RAE, JOHN PAUL WHITE, RODNEY CROWELL

17 August 2017

Available for pre-order today at thirdmanstore.com 

Last September during the Americana high holiday in Nashville, Third Man Records partnered with Luck Reunion (with a little help from YETI Coolers, Lagunitas, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka) to bring together artists of the folk persuasion. For five days, artists set up in the parlor room of the pop-up "Luck Mansion" in East Nashville to perform, record, and in some cases, pen two songs for Third Man Records engineers to record immediately, after just a few hours of preparation, press onto 7”s, and ultimately bring to the masses. Documenting spontaneous creative collaborations before they are put through any sort of industry machine line was the goal.

In March, we shared with the world the encounters between Sarah Jarosz and Parker Milsap, Lilly Hiatt and Aaron Lee Tasjan, and Dylan LeBlanc and Rayland Baxter. (Watch these live recordings with bits of conversation between the artists here.) Next Friday, August 25th, we are pleased to release the recorded coming together of Josh Hedley and Erin Rae and John Paul White and Rodney Crowell.

Hedley and Erin Rae’s performance included Hank Williams Jr.s’ “Old Habits and a thoroughly haunting rendition of Guy Clark’s “My Favorite Picture of You.” Hedley and Rae, both top respected voices in the Nashville local country scene, have never been more in their elements: trad country crooning, tight harmonies, and the most lonesome set of songs Third Man recording equipment has ever captured. Hedley, a mainstay on Nashville’s most respected lower broadway honky tonk Robert’s has recently been signed to Third Man Records. Details of the release of his forthcoming debut solo record to be announced soon.

Pre-order “Old Habits” b/w “My Favorite Picture of You” here via Third Man Records.

John Paul White and Rodney Crowell performed Crowell’s “The Girl On The Street as well as one of three original tunes penned for the Luck Mansion Sessions, Don’t Think That I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone.” About the new song, John Paul White says, “It’s the first song we attempted to write.. It gave us both an excuse to sit down and write a song. It was literally the only times we’ve ever played those songs. We didn’t rehearse them ahead of time, we didn’t work out harmony parts and guitar parts… you pretty much captured all of that process.”  

“Don’t Think That I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone” is White and Crowell’s first co-write, but not the first collaboration for the pair. White joined Rosanne Cash on vocals for the song “It Ain’t Over Yet” off Crowell’s 2017 release Close Ties (New West). The song and the record have been nominated by the American Music Association in the categories of Song and Album of the Year.

Pre-Order “The Girl On The Street” b/w “Don’t Think that I Can’t Feel You When You’re Gone” here via Third Man Records.

Watch their live recordings on the Luck Reunion YouTube channel.

Black vinyl versions of these recordings will be available beginning August 25th at an indie retailer near you, with pre-orders starting today via thirdmanstore.com. For those who have their heart set on a limited edition, Third Man Records will have limited, white label, hand stamped editions of these 45’s available at their Americana 2017 Showcase (details TBA).

Stay tuned for the final installment of Luck Mansion Sessions, featuring Lillie Mae with Langhorne Slim and Margo Price with Shovels and Rope, coming later this year.