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.
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!
Had a most excellent time playing #BrooklynCantina at SXSW! And Valley of the Vapors in Hot Springs, AR on the road home was like a dream!
4 PM – Doors
5 – 7 PM – Al Scorch and Friends acoustic round-robin feat. Kory Quinn and Baby Money.
7:30 – Everything is Terrible: History of Country Music
8 PM Salmonella
9 PM Star Little Orchestra
10 PM Al Scorch Ensemble
11 PM Impala Sound Champions
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.
Check info on Laura Carter here.