The first release from newly launched Nashville label Plowboy Records will be from the GRAMMY Award-winning Outlaw Country legend Bobby Bare, who has logged 30 Top 20 singles over the course of his 50-year career. Bare is currently recording at famed RCA Studio B and joined by Buddy Miller and Randy Scruggs on guitar, Marco Giovino on drums and Byron House on bass. Buddy, Marco and Byron were most recently with Robert Plant's Band of Joy.
Plowboy's Director of Special Projects Don Cusic is producing the album.
The album, release date TBA, will span a cross-section of traditional and contemporary blues and folk covers from songwriters such as Tom Waits, Alejandro Escovedo, Bob Dylan and Leadbelly plus new original tracks.
"I've been doing wanting to do an album of folk songs for about fifteen or twenty years. They're all about great melodies, and they're easy to sing. I just love them. That's why they've been around for hundreds of years," Bare recently told Billboard.
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