What an honor to meet John Prine backstage at Red Rocks this summer! We talked about growing up on the far west side of Chicago and riding bikes around the city. We also talked italian beef and being a “couple Chicago guys” as John put it. Thanks so much to Paul Defiglia and Laura Goldhamer for the amazing time in Colorado.
Alexis Ellers took some photos at our live record release show back in May at Schuba’s. Thanks Alexis!
Recorded in Dundalk, Ireland Live at the Spirit Store captures Al and his band at their best: on tour performing live for an enthusiastic audience.
Their first release since 2012’s Tired Ghostly Town this album is for the fans and has all things they have come to expect from an Al Scorch live show. The stories behind the songs, impromptu banter, and ripping performances all make Live at the Spirit Store a true snap shot of an evening with Al Scorch and the Country Soul Ensemble. We are really grateful to our pals at Gray Sky MicroPress for making this LP happen!
Pre-sale orders can be made here! Live in Chicago? Join us at our record release show May 23rd at Schuba’s Tavern!
Here’s a fresh joint we just made down in Nashville…
Whenever I’m in Athens, GA or Laura is in Chicago we try to record something together. Last time it was loops for the Orange Twin Records‘ Handy Jam app, before that it was clarinet tracks for Tired Ghostly Town. This time we snuck away before sound check on Neutral Milk Hotel / Elf Power tour in Chicago and recorded a Carter Family song.