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  • Spartanburg’s beloved and underappreciated UNCLE WALT’S BAND rides again, thanks to OMNIVORE RECORDINGS new anthology, out March 9th!
    Uncle Walt’s Band, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, was an eclectic music trio that moved to Nashville in 1972 and shortly thereafter to Austin at the urging of Willis Alan Ramsey. ​An attempt at ​an album proved unsuccessful​, so the band headed back to Spartanburg in 1974 where they recorded their own debut LP, Blame It On The Bossa Nova. One thousand copies pressed, sold through performances and self-promotion, disappeared quickly. Heat was gaining for the band so they headed back down to Austin with a reissued album now titled, Uncle Walt’s Band. (Pressings of their original LP change hands for hundreds of dollars these days).
  • SCOTT MCCAUGHEY gathers an all-star cast for the first-ever MINUS 5 Christmas album, Dear December, out now on Yep Roc Records!
    “I wanted to evoke the classic Christmas album feeling without leaning too heavily on sweet baby Jesus and good ol’ Little St. Nick,” says McCaughey. “Yet I also wanted to curb my cynical tendencies as well. I feel we succeeded on both counts, and the results are a holiday record that should work for any and all.” The resulting album, Dear December, brings holiday cheer and a fresh batch of seasonal songs that include the generous talents of
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