The Rev. Shawn Amos Announces New LP Title, Release Date, Track Listing

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The Rev. Shawn Amos announced the details for his next album this week.

Amos will release his new album, Blue Sky April 17.  The 10-song album is his first with his new band, The Brotherhood.  The band is composed of Brady Blade (Dave Matthews, Indigo Girls) on drums, Chrisopher Thomas (Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Macy Gray) on bass and Amos’ longtime friend and guitarist Chris “Doctor” Roberts.

Amos talked about Blue Sky‘s creation during a recent interview.

“On this album, I wanted to connect the dots between my current love of blues and my singer-songwriter past,” he said.  “When I first started recording blues material, I pulled up the bridge behind my Americana catalogue.  Five years into this blues journey, I was ready to revisit that terrain, but in the end, I really believe the blues music is roots music.  Making this album has allowed me to bring both sides of myself as a writer together.”

The track listing for Blue Sky is noted below.  The band debuted the lyric video for the album’s lead single ‘Counting Down The Days‘ Oct. 29.  The song is available to stream and download now through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play and Amos’ official YouTube channel.  Pre-orders for the album will open Feb. 14.

 

Track Listing:
1. Stranger Than Today
2. Troubled Man (feat. Ruthie Foster)
3. Her Letter
4. Counting Down The Days
5. Hold Back
6. The Job Is Never Done
7. The Pity And The Pain (feat. Kenya Hathaway)
8. Albion Blues (feat. Kenya Hathaway)
9. 27 Dollars
10. Keep The Faith, Have Some Fun (feat. Mudbug Brass Band)

Tour dates in support of the album will be announced soon.  More information on the Rev. Sean Amos’ new album is available online now along with all of his latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.shawnamos.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/therevamos

Twitter: http://twitter.com/therevamos

 

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2015’s Top New Albums Come From Across The Musical Universe

The countdown is near, folks. And with the end of the year nearly here, the end of Phil’s Picks’ year-enders is officially here. We have finally come down to the last of this year’s “Best Of” lists. To close out this year’s group of year-enders we come full circle and finish where we started; back in the music world. To close out 2015, Phil’s Picks offers up its list of the year’s top new albums overall. This list was anything but easy to compile. That is because the top 10 albums and five honorable mention titles really represent so many galaxies within the musical universe. There’s some blues in this list courtesy of The Rev.Shawn Amos in this list. Salvador Santana, Carlos Santana’s son is also on this list, along with Pimps of Joytime and Fort Knox Five representing the rap and hip-hop galaxies. George Strait, The King of Country himself, is also here as are Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. Even jazz great Terence Blanchard gets a nod as do Joe Satriani and electro-rock duo NYVES. There are others included here. And they are noted in the list below. Being that each album comes from a different part of the musical universe, figuring each album’s place in this list was what really made assembling this list so tough. The ability of listeners to take in the album without skipping tracks was taken into account as was each album’s production values and combined lyrical and musical content. That goes back to the albums’ ability to keep listeners fully engaged from start to finish. So no offense was meant to any act in its placement on this list. EVERY one of the albums included in this list was far more than deserving of being included in this list. That taken into consideration the following is the final list of this year’s top overall albums from Phil’s Picks. And as always, the top 10 albums make up the main body of the list while the bottom five each receive honorable mention. Without any further ado here for your reading pleasure dear readers, is the Phil’s Picks 2015 Top 10 New Albums. Happy New Year!

PHIL’S PICKS 2015 TOP 10 NEW ALBUMS

1. BOARDWALK EMPIRE: BOARDWALK EMPIRE VOLUME 3

2. JUDITH HALL: BACK IN TIME

3. SALVADOR SANTANA: FANTASY REALITY

4. GEORGE STRAIT: COLD BEER CONVERSATION

5. WILLIE NELSON & MERLE HAGGARD: DJANGO & JIMMIE

6. SCALE THE SUMMIT: V

7. JOE SATRIANI: SHOCKWAVE SUPERNOVA

8. BLACKBERRY SMOKE: HOLDING ALL THE ROSES

9. FORT KNOX FIVE: PRESSURIZE THE CABIN

10. PIMPS OF JOYTIME: JUKESTONE PARADISE

11. NYVES: ANXIETY

12. DELTA RAE: AFTER IT ALL

13. THE REV. SHAWN AMOS: THE REV. SHAWN AMOS LOVES YOU

14. SUGARCANE JANE: DIRT ROAD’S END

15. TERENCE BLANCHARD: BREATHLESS

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