Two-time Grammy Nominee Tommy Emmanuel, whose five decade career has garnered hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, will be touring his passionate and infectious live show throughout the United States this fall and winter, following the release of his most recent solo record.
In support of Emmanuel’s upcoming album - It’s Never Too Late – which will be released on September 18 on Thirty Tigers, Tommy will continue his world tour with stops in North America in September, November and December. The album is 14 tracks of all original music with no vocals or guests. It’s just pure Tommy – solo.
Kristin Diable has been exploring freedom and choice in her music ever since she picked up an open mic at a lounge in Baton Rouge and stunned the audience into silence. She rode that vibe, away to New York and then back to her native Louisiana like a storm front, one that shook New Orleans and cooled the air. And her newest album, Create Your Own Mythology, invokes her Louisiana and Americana roots, while firing a rock-and-roll shot across the bow of borrowed myths.
Producer Dave Cobb expands upon a stellar year that had seen Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Lindi Ortega’s Tin Star, and Jason Isbell’s Southeastern all arrive to critical acclaim–here he does double duty, producing and also standing the front lines on guitar. Cobb is known for spurring his performers to find their truest voices, and this is Diable’s richest and most elaborate album to date.
It takes a person to write an album, but a good album writes a person too. Kristin realized Create Your Own Mythology was fighting its way into the world during her force-of-will tour, which alighted in Europe and Africa in 2013. Cut loose from the norm, discovering new venues almost as fast as she could perform in them, she found swimming in her head new songs about holding on, letting go, patience, and faith in the face of futility. And about penning your own rules and your own reality.
From the gospel notes of “True Devotion”, written in Morocco during a Ramadan sunset, to the wistful universal waters flowing through “Deepest Blue”, Diable weaves a dense, bewitching net. She explores the idea of embracing the infinite unknown and finding freedom, clarity through the trials we experience along our journey as human beings.