Pick up the latest album Light Sensitive at our Mercantile. Recorded live in the studio in Nashville, the Lp was produced with Dennis Crouch and features the redoubtable WPA Ballclub starring Fats Kaplin with guests Robyn Hitchcock, Amy Rigby, and Luther Dickinson. The Nashville Scene placed it in their Best of 2020 issue. Read the great reviews by American Songwriter and No Depression.
Catch Fats & PB doing their Catskills-worthy act live in the Catskills. And check out the videos for Love Came Back, The Tell shot by Jim Herrington, and a special pandemic-nervous-breakdown version of the Gershwin classic “Summertime” featuring the WPABallclub's Chloe Feoranzo and Dennis Crouch directed by Liz Tormes.
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Fans of Meridian Rising should check out Episode 1 of Ken Burns' Country Music documentary now showing on NPT Passport featuring the amazing tale of Jimmie Rodgers. Until a major JR documentary comes along, this will serve as the best introduction to the strange and miraculous tale of the vagabond turned proto rock star who set a new course for American music.
Meridian Rising imagines the life of Jimmie Rodgers and features a bevy of Jimmie's fans from all walks of music including Billy Bragg, Jon Langford, Richard Bennett, Fats Kaplin, Tim O'Brien, William Tyler, and Garry Tallent of the E Street Band. Stream it at Rolling Stone, read the NPR feature, and visit our tent shows below where all is revealed. Look for PBs debut novel about Mr. Rodgers in 2027.