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Sep
29

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Margo Price’s Very Good Week

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Around 2:00 at Farm Aid, the sounds of Margo Price’s “Tennessee” began filtering out of the cavernous Jiffy Lube Live amphitheater. The sounds were of an impending jam about to unfold with the melting pot of the Price Tags’ keys, drums and bluesy howls of Willie Nelson’s harmonica player Mickey Raphael underscoring the foreboding mood of the song. It sounded as epic as you could get for an early afternoon.

Of any of the day’s performers, Price’s life story most closely paralleled the plight of the family farmer as well as Farm Aid itself. Price was just two when the first Farm Aid occurred. As she told the audience before her second song “Hands of Time,” it was the same year her family lost their farm. “I want to buy back the farm,” Price lamented in her signature song. “I want to turn back the cruel hands of time.”

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Sep
23

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At Farm Aid, The Seeds of Revolution

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Let it be said here that this was the day when we may look back on when the revolution was declared. Or as Neil Young said on the morning of Saturday, September 17, “The Better Food Revolution.”

Young appeared at his 31st Farm Aid like he was Mayor of the Earth, the planet’s five letters all in uppercase emblazoned EARTH on his black t-shirt. Young was decrying big agriculture for selling food that’s been degraded, taking a shot at Barack Obama. “Even your president supports it.”

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Sep
6

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Margo Price’s Surreal Year

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When news came out this week that Margo Price and Sturgill Simpson did not receive any CMA nominations, fans of country music were left scratching their heads—again.

“Maybe I’d be smarter if I just played dumb,” Price posted on her Facebook page, a sarcastic reference pulled from her song “This Town Gets Around,” a stinging indictment of Music Row.

It was just another chapter in the surreal year of 2016. The singer went from selling nearly every last possession in order to fund and release a stunning debut Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. It debuted in the top ten of Billboard’s country albums chart and landed her on Saturday Night Live. By the time she got to the Newport Folk Festival, Price realized the musical highlight of her career, singing “Me and Bobby McGee” alongside its legendary writer Kris Kristofferson. Price will finish her summer appearing with Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Sturgill Simpson during Farm Aid.  A week later she will attend the Americana Music Association Awards in Nashville, where she is nominated for Best New Artist.

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Mar
31

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Margo Price Announces UK Shows

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Margo Price, one of the finest new voices to come out of the USA, has announced a run of four live UK dates in May, to follow the release of her stunning debut album ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’, which is out April 15th on Jack White’s Third Man Records.

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Mar
25

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Margo Price Makes a Classic: ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’ – Review

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I can’t remember an opening track of an album that dealt with such a rich narrative as “Hands of Time” on Margo Price’s stunning album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. The album begins with the expansive “Hands of Time” that’s allowed to unfold and develop over six minutes in which Price enumerates a life’s confessional – losing a family farm at the age of two, seeing her father’s spirit broken when he’s forced to take a prison job, her move to Nashville, the ensuing broken relationships and the realization that alcohol is not the cure for her pain. “I thought I found a friend but I only found a thief,” she laments in a homespun but learned way.

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Mar
8

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Margo Price’s Debut Album ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’ Out April 15th In UK

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One of the finest new voices to come out of the U.S.A., Margo Price releases her debut album ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’, April 15th in the UK on Jack White’s Third Man Records.

The first country signing to Third Man, Margo Price’s debut album, produced by Alex Munoz, pulls no punches as she sings about very real hardships and heartaches – the loss of her family’s farm, the death of her child, drink and brushes with the law on this deeply moving collection of ten original tracks. Refreshingly, there is no self pity or over emoting because her remarkable voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and resilience.

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Feb
24

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Pandora Launches SXSW Station With Americana Mixtape In Anticipation of Discovery Den 2016

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Tune in to Pandora’s SXSW Station from March 16th – 19th to stream live performances from this year’s lineup. In addition to dance, hip hop/R&B, and rock, they have launched an Americana mixtape featuring Jack Ingram, Hayes Carll, The Cactus Blossom, and Margo Price.

Pandora is the official audio music streaming sponsor of SXSW 2016.

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