Title - 'The Barfly Sessions, Vol. 1'
Artist - Heidi Newfield
For those not in the know, a good-timing, honky-tonkin’, band-leading, song-writing, love-song-singing, blues-harp-blowing, tradition-nurturing, genre-busting, crowd-carrying, full-hearted flag bearer for all that’s true about music, that's Heidi Newfield.
At least, that’s her right now – at once the embodiment of an accomplished career and the promise of artistry still to come.
Music fans know Heidi for fronting Trick Pony, which rode songs including 'Pour Me,' 'On A Night Like This' and 'It’s A Heartache' to awards, acclaim and packed houses nationwide.
Armed with a collaborative history of platinum selling albums, Top 20 singles, ACM and AMA Awards to her credit, her distinctive voice and high-octane energy launched forward into a much-anticipated solo career.
Indeed, she is recognized for a remarkable evolution as a solo artist, writing and recording the poignant 'Johnny & June' from a deeply personal place.
More than a radio hit and impetus for a fist full of Academy of Country Music nominations, the song brought Newfield’s multi-faceted creativity into the sharper relief it deserved.
Through clear-eyed experience and musical passion in full flame, she continues to entertain, deepen the relationship with her core fans and win over new audiences.
Now in a deeply creative place in her solo career, singer-songwriter-harpist Heidi Newfield will be releasing her solo album, The Barfly Sessions, Vol. 1 this coming August 28th, 2020.
1. 'I Won't Wait Around'
2. 'Three Things'
4. 'Wrong Side of the Bottle'
5. 'Wait For It'
6. 'The Blues is My Business' (featuring Delbert McClinton)
7. 'Love Blind'
8. 'When Heaven Falls'
9. 'Whitley's Tombstone' (featuring Randy Houser)
10. 'I Could Fall 4 U' (featuring Jim Lauderdale)
12. 'Bring This House Down'
13. 'Temporary Fix (For A Permanent Scar)'
14. 'Come Hell or High Water Blues'
On this vibrantly honest, real and heartfelt album, Newfield (who co-produced with Jim “Moose” Brown, who, in addition to being a hit-making songwriter and producer, is known for playing Hammond B3, guitar and as the band leader of Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band) opens with the soaring 'I Won't Wait Around' and backs that up with the thoughtfully earnest ballad 'Three Things,' the countrified Gospel vibe of the title track, and then both the harmonica-driven 'Wrong Side of the Bottle' and the beautiful, lo-fi flow of 'Wait For It.'
Up next is a song driven purely by the incredible harmonica playing of Delbert McClinton, the foot-tappin' duet 'The Blues is My Business' which she backs up seamlessly with the low key 'Love Blind,' the gentle, acoustically yearning guitar work and tender vocals of the ballad 'When Heaven Falls,' and then comes the atmospheric balladry of 'Whitley's Tombstone' (featuring Randy Houser).
The tempo finally gets turned up for the frenetically cultured beauty 'I Could Fall 4 U' (featuring Jim Lauderdale) which is followed by the deep, down South, harmonica-driven blues of 'Whiskeytown,' the mid-tempo, free flowing country ease of 'Bring This House Down,' before the album comes to a close on the raw, earthy ballad 'Temporary Fix (For A Permanent Scar)' and the anthemic 'Come Hell or High Water Blues.'
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