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Perfect for that special someone still demented enough to collect records! The Ltd. Ed. vinyl EP of Meridian Rising  features a full album download, vinyl only tracks, and limited edition poster--The Girl I Sawed in Half--by Jon Langford! Printed at United Pressing, U.S.A.

The 10" Meridian Rising EP includes:
- Full download of Meridian Rising on a reproduction of Jimmie Rodgers' 1927 business card
- Ltd. Ed. poster by Jon Langford depicting a baleful circus impresario, his gal Friday, and his saw
- Fats Kaplin and PB live at Third Man Records recorded to the King Records recording lathe
- "If I Could Only Catch My Breath" featuring the legendary Billy Bragg
- "The Meridian Rising Puzzle Song" featuring William Tyler, Tim O'Brien, plus secret track
- Liner notes poster designed by Isle of Printing and hand-signed by PB
- Meridian Rising postcards
suitable for framing and inserting in bicycle spokes


Go here to purchase now!


8 NIGHTS TO ROCK

Starting December 24 at sundown, paulburch.com will stream a new unreleased song every night of Hanukkah featuring the WPA Ballclub and special guests. Purchase the lot of 'em and get a free playable postcard of Christmas Time and A Half!  Pre-sales begin December 15.










CHRISTMAS TIME & A HALF

5 for $25

It's time once again for our Ltd. Ed. Playable Postcard of "Christmas Time and A Half" featuring artwork by GRAMMY winner Susan Archie. Go here to purchase and get the digital download.







Thanks to Billy Bragg for joining the WPA for the the Americana Music Festival in Nashville. Visit Billy's website to check out his new album with Joe Henry.   




  ROLLING STONE YODEL


Stream Meridian Rising at Rolling Stone. "Burch predated the current roots-revival, making music built on American traditions...but fusing it into his own unique sound keen on continuing, not emulating, our treasured past.Visit our Mercantile to purchase the cd or the Ltd. Ed. vinyl EP. 

  B L U E  O D E

Thanks to Fretboard Journal for the feature on our man from Meridian. "Burch has never shied away from a concept...he’s tackled the music of Buddy Holly and even transformed “Cluck Old Hen” into a Middle Eastern-tinged raga. Burch traces the Singing Brakeman’s short life through original songs that tell a story but also stand on their own...In Rodgers, Burch found himself a kindred spirit."


 

  P B  O N 

Listen to PB's interview with NPR's World Cafe's hosted by David Dye who called Meridian Rising an "incredible achievement."  Also check out PB on WNYC with radio legend Leonard Lopate whose guests have included Barak Obama and Francis Ford Coppola. 

            

 
  I N  THE  N E W S

Critics are talking! 
Read all about it here.









 
   CHASING  THE  BRAKEMAN 
    by  J I M  R I D L E Y

Jim Ridley, who passed away in April 2016, was our dear friend, an award winning film critic, and a champion of Nashville's artistic community. Though Jim might have said it was his honor to write about his city, the honor was ours. One of Jim's last features was on Meridian Rising and you'll find no better introduction to the strange story of Jimmie Rodgers. You can contribute to Jim's family here. "Nous Nous Reverrons Un Jour"
  PB AT T H E  W H I T E  H O U S E


Henry B. from the WPAB's Sandlot team and PB performed "Wanna Jump" with legend Doug E. Fresh, producer Artie Green (seen here), and many other great artists and dancers at the 137th Easter Egg Roll at the White House for members of Hip Hop for Public Health. Download the track below and make healthy eating and exercise a part of your daily routine. You can download the entire album for free at the Songs for A Healthier America website. Get involved! Visit the website for Let's Move and Songs for A Healthier America to find out more. And look for a special remix of "Wanna Jump" by PB and Artie Green soon.