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THE 2017 GREENVILLE RECORD FAIR was a huge success, and we had a packed house over at Horizon Records for our storewide sale. We thank you, we had a ball, and we love you!

THE 2017 GREENVILLE RECORD FAIR was a huge success, and we had a packed house over at Horizon Records for our storewide sale. We thank you, we had a ball, and we love you!

The RECORD FAIR was a blast! People browsin’, buyin’, sellin’ and diggin’ music all day long! The vinyl flowed freely while we rocked our store-wide sale concurrently, right around the corner! Thank you! The 2017 Record Fair on SATURDAY SEPT 16th was a smashing success, and we thank you!

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THE MARCUS KING BAND brings it home with the FAMILY REUNION MUSIC FESTIVAL at Pisgah Brewing Co. in Black Mountain, NC, Oct. 6-7.

THE MARCUS KING BAND brings it home with the FAMILY REUNION MUSIC FESTIVAL at Pisgah Brewing Co. in Black Mountain, NC, Oct. 6-7.

The two-day music festival will take place at the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, N.C., on Oct. 6 and 7 and will include performances by the MKB, Blackberry Smoke, Allman Brothers percussionist Jaimoe’s group the Jasssz Band, Muddy Magnolias, former Meter George Porter Jr., Revivalists singer David Shaw, BIG Something, The Ron Holloway Band, Brandon “Taz” Niederauerm, The Travers Brothership, That’s What’s Up,

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JERRY DOUGLAS BAND makes their expanded and beautific recorded debut on Jerry’s dynamite new album, “What If,” out on CD & LP NOW!

JERRY DOUGLAS BAND makes their expanded and beautific recorded debut on Jerry’s dynamite new album, “What If,” out on CD & LP NOW!

It’s hard to believe that finally, after over 40 years in the biz, after working with everyone from Paul Simon, James Taylor and Guy Clark to Elvis Costello, Derek Trucks and Dan Auerbach, not to mention virtually everyone in bluegrass from JD Crowe to Alison Krauss, and after releasing a dazzling catalog of solo projects, Jerry Douglas has never released a studio album featuring his namesake band. Until now, that is, with What If.

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JOHN MORELAND brought the soulful acoustic heartbreak of his new album BIG BAD LUV to Horizon Records on his way to THE GREY EAGLE, and we were amazed and grateful.

JOHN MORELAND brought the soulful acoustic heartbreak of his new album BIG BAD LUV to Horizon Records on his way to THE GREY EAGLE, and we were amazed and grateful.

While Moreland isn’t exactly copping a rosy outlook on these songs, there is more of a positive vibe that’s in keeping with the upbeat music. “Old Wounds” doesn’t avoid talking about the hard times, but it also advises to “find the heaven following the hurt.” On “Salisaw Blue,” a noose hanging down from the sky is balanced out with a neon sign flashing out the album’s title phrase.

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The 20th anniversary of RADIOHEAD’s life-changing OK COMPUTER album is upon us, and the band has released an expanded package called OKNOTOK to celebrate.

The 20th anniversary of RADIOHEAD’s life-changing OK COMPUTER album is upon us, and the band has released an expanded package called OKNOTOK to celebrate.

Each release is newly remastered from the original analog tapes, and will contain the original OK COMPUTER twelve track album, eight B-sides, and the Radiohead completist’s dream: “I Promise,” “Lift,” and “Man Of War.” That’s right, the original studio recordings of these three previously unreleased and long sought after OK COMPUTER era tracks finally receive their first of official issue on OKNOTOK!

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The ragged, roots-rockin’ BANDITOS have returned with a new album, and they played a PACKED release show right here at Horizon last Saturday, right before their RADIO ROOM show that night!

The ragged, roots-rockin’ BANDITOS have returned with a new album, and they played a PACKED release show right here at Horizon last Saturday, right before their RADIO ROOM show that night!

After spending much of the last two years on the road, relentlessly showcasing their critically acclaimed 2015 self-titled debut album, the six bandmates of Banditos regrouped in late 2016 at Plum Creek Sound Studios in Dripping Springs, TX and democratically poured out sonic influences and emotionally charged personal experiences for their new album Visionland. Produced by Israel Nash and Ted Young, the Birmingham/Nashville-based group’s second full-length has one foot firmly planted in reality as the other tip-toes in and out of mental complexities, self-perception and altered-state illusions.The results are revealing, exhilarating and profound. The album-titled track reveals these defining, cohesive thematic intricacies.

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JASON ISBELL has released his dazzling new album The Nashville Sound. THE 400 UNIT is back on album the first time since 2011. And we’re ready to celebrate.

JASON ISBELL has released his dazzling new album The Nashville Sound. THE 400 UNIT is back on album the first time since 2011. And we’re ready to celebrate.

“We at Horizon remain super-energized by what Jason Isbell brings, the sound of his crack band, the 400 Unit, and what this all means to the music scene. Hell, he just sold out 5 nights at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in less than two hours! It seems the wider world has discovered (at last) that so-called country music goes way beyond formulaic “get drunk-cheatin’-pickup-truck-Wal-Mart”-style country.

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THE MASTERSONS new album TRANSIENT LULLABY takes the blur of the road and creates a “late-night music” follow-up to their acclaimed debut

THE MASTERSONS new album TRANSIENT LULLABY takes the blur of the road and creates a “late-night music” follow-up to their acclaimed debut

Don’t bother asking The Mastersons where they’re from. Brooklyn, Austin, Los Angeles, Terlingua; they’ve called each home in just the last few years alone. If you really want to get to know this husband-and-wife duo, the better question to ask is where they’re going. Perhaps more than any other band playing today, The Mastersons live on the road, perpetually in motion and always creating. Movement is their muse. On tour, in the unpredictable adventures and characters they cross,

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JOAN SHELLEY’s new self-titled album is eleven songs of sorely needed soothing wisdom in a chaotic world.

JOAN SHELLEY’s new self-titled album is eleven songs of sorely needed soothing wisdom in a chaotic world.

In December 2016, after more than a year of touring, songwriter Joan Shelley, together with guitarist Nathan Salsburg, headed to Chicago, where they joined Jeff Tweedy for five days in Wilco’s studio. Spencer Tweedy, home from college, joined on drums, while James Elkington shifted between piano and resonator guitar. Jeff added electric accents and some bass, but mostly, he helped the band stay out of its own way. “He was protecting the songs. He was stopping us before we went too far,” Shelley says. Indeed, half of these songs on the album that resulted are first takes.

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RODNEY CROWELL’s new album “Close Ties” is in-stock now on NEW WEST RECORDS on CD & LP. It’s a stunning look back at the regrets and joys of a life lived hard.

RODNEY CROWELL’s new album “Close Ties” is in-stock now on NEW WEST RECORDS on CD & LP. It’s a stunning look back at the regrets and joys of a life lived hard.

The rise of Americana music has struck a nerve with Crowell. “I have declared my loyalty to Americana. It’s a hard category for people to get their heads around, or at least the terminology is. But all the people who represent it—Townes van Zandt, Guy Clark, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and more recent stars like John Paul White and Jason Isbell—share a common thread, and that thread is poetry. Whether they are actual poets or their music exemplifies a poetic sensibility, generally speaking, the Americana artist shuns commercial compromise in favor of a singular vision. Which resonates with me.” There is also a powerful undercurrent of the blues running through the record. “Recently, I think—I hope—that my study of the blues is starting to show up in my music. Those artists, whether it’s Lightnin’ Hopkins or John Lee Hooker or the acoustic Delta players, connected to something fundamental. With that in mind, I’m trying to move forward but also get back there.”

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  • NEW RELEASES, 9/15: FOO FIGHTERS, LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS, BRUCE COCKBURN, THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN & more!
    On “Concrete and Gold” Foo Fighters reflect the entire timeline of the classic-rock format; there are clear homages to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, glam, thrash and grunge. But the band has a new producer, Greg Kurstin, who has collaborated with Adele, Pink and Beck. And with him, Foo Fighters now shuffle genres, even within songs, more suddenly and whimsically — more digitally — than ever. Previous albums have presented studio-enhanced versions of the band onstage, while on “Concrete and Gold,” Foo Fighters can switch configurations
  • NEW RELEASES, 9/8: GREGG ALLMAN says goodbye, THE NATIONAL returns, NEIL YOUNG gives us one from the vault, and MIKE STERN rocks our world!
    As rock superstars fade from the glare of fame into the shrouds of nostalgia, a few find ways to keep connecting. It’s not easy: Talent is critical but more important is honesty. This is especially true when the end of one’s path comes into view, when that road no longer stretches past the horizon but stops somewhere short of there. When Gregg Allman recorded Southern Blood, he could see what lay ahead. Knowing that this was his farewell statement, he crafted it meticulously all the way up to the end of his journey,