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  • 08.26.16

    Dwight’s upcoming album, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…is now available for pre-order!

    Reserve your copy HERE and get “These Arms” instantly! 

    For the making of this record, Dwight assembled a band of bluegrass luminaries to reinterpret favorites from his catalogue of gems featuring eleven Yoakam compositions and a new cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Yoakam is currently on tour across the U.S. and will perform at AmericanaFest Nashville. See full list of dates below.

    The new album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky, and that has inspired him for many years thereafter. Yoakam’s choice to partner with Sugar Hill for this release speaks volumes about the seriousness of this endeavor; Sugar Hill and its sister label Rounder have long been at the forefront of bluegrass, roots and Americana music.

    This project was produced by nine-time Grammy winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby”) and Yoakam, recorded at both Southern Ground Studio (TN) and the legendary Capitol Records Studio B in Los Angeles, and mixed by Chris Lord Alge. For the recording, the production team gathered together a world-class band of bluegrass’ current greats including Grammy winner and nine-time international Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year Bryan Sutton, Grammy winner Stuart Duncan on fiddle and banjo, 14-time Grammy winner Barry Bales on bass, Adam Steffey on mandolin (Alison Krauss), and Scott Vestal on banjo (Sam Bush). The LP also features harmony vocals by Jonathan Clark, Brian Whelan, Davey Faragher and newcomer Bryan Joyce.

  • 08.25.16

    NPR Music has an exclusive first listen of “These Arms” with an all-new bluegrass twist off Dwight’s upcoming album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… (available September 23!)

    Give it a listen HERE.

    "You can hear Yoakam making masterful choices on every phrase of these new versions: Note how he shifts the way he says the word "ache" on this poignant take on "These Arms," a sexy barroom lament when he first recorded it in 1998. The original reading had a swing to it, like the one a woman's skirt makes when she's dancing close with a partner. This new recording has its own kind of motion, more like that of a porch swing where a woman sits wondering whether her lover will return. That's Yoakam, telling a classic tale in a way that’s just new enough to make it personal again.” - NPR Music

    Read more and listen to the track via NPR Music HERE.

  • 08.02.16

    Dwight’s new studio album, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… will be available September 23 on Sugar Hill Records!

    The 11-track album features bluegrass reinventions from his extensive catalog. This project reflects the love for bluegrass music that Dwight developed at an early age in Kentucky, and that has inspired him for many years thereafter.

    Stay tuned for more details! 

  • 08.02.16

    Attention Americana fans in the NYC area! The Americana Music Association and Lincoln Center have unveiled the 2016 lineup for their third annual AmericanaFest NYC, taking place Aug. 6-7 as part of Lincoln Center’s Out Of Doors series.

    Dwight will make a special appearance this Sunday, August 7 at the Damrosche Bandshell at 7pm. Special guests The Cactus Blossoms will join him. 

    All events are free with no tickets required and will take place at Lincoln Center’s plazas between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted).

     

  • 06.10.16

    ‘Tomorrow’s Gonna Be Another Day’ is available now! Recorded with Jack White, the 7” vinyl includes two tracks featured on Third Man Records' “Blue Series." Order your copy here D Team

     

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