RIP Ellsworth (1923-2015)

RIP Ellsworth (1923-2015)

It’s that time folks. 2015 (Year of the Goat) in all its splendor and magnificence is out the door, and 2016 (Year of the Monkey) is right around the corner. Seems only appropriate to reflect on things that were, round-up some additional year end list recognition, and propel us into this next age with some upcoming tour dates. We’ve posted a number of year-end accolades in previous posts (in particular here and here), but here are some more to consider. Many thanks for all your support this year.


Photo by Mackenzie Smith.

Gun Outfit

Gun Outfit’s “Gotta Wanna” has made a few notable appearances, including NPR‘s favorite songs of 2015.

There was also this lovely Ad Hoc feature about the band and the links between punk and country; dig in!

Additionally, Other Music included Dream All Over in their best of 2015.

Keep your eyes peeled my friends, as Gun Outfit are heading out on a long string of UK and EU dates in the new year, joined by Henry Barnes of Amps for Christ and Man Is the Bastard, who plays on Dream All Over:


2/12 -The Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
2/13 – Gulliver’s, Manchester, UK
2/14 – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, UK
2/15 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
2/16 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
2/17 – The Lexington, London, UK
2/18 – De Zwerver, Leffinge, Belgium
2/19 – Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
2/20 – De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2/21 – Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2/23 – w/ Korey Dane, La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
2/24 – La Lune Des PIrates, Amiens, France
2/25 – La Cooperative De Mai, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2/26 – L’Autre Canal, Nancy, France
2/27 – La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
2/28 – Club W71, Weikersheim, Germany
2/29 – w/ Whitney and Kometenmelodien, Kantine Am Berghain, Berlin, Germany
3/01- Flux Festival, Aarhus, Denmark
3/02 – Stengade, Copenhagen, Denmark
3/03 – Aalhaus, Hamburg, Germany


Photo by Brad Bunyea

Photo by Brad Bunyea

Jake Fussell

The inimitable Jake Xerxes Fussell has been popping up all over the place these days it seems, receiving quite a few well-deserved accolades for his self-titled debut LP:

Oxford American included Jake in their Georgia music issue!

Jake was also featured as one of  PopMatters best new emerging artists.

Jake, along with James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg and Red River Dialect populate All Music‘s favorite folk albums of 2015.

Jake, as one of the year’s best local albums via Grayson Currin and Indy Week.

“A winning intersection of Johns Hartford and Prine” Many thanks to Grayson for the kind words.

Jake also makes an appearance in The End of All Music‘s favorite records of 2015.
The aforementioned Jake Fussell and Nathan Bowles make up 2/5 of The Bluegrass Situation’s “5 Artist’s Shaking Up Old Time Music”.


A few PoB artists are featured in these Rough Trade staff lists w/ Nap Eyes making many appearances alongside Promised Land Sound, Jake Xerxes Fussell, and Gun Outfit.


Nap Eyes

Nap Eyes’ 2015 release Whine Of The Mystics makes another appearance here on Another Dying Art Form.

In case you missed it, Nap Eyes revealed the first single from their album Thought Rock Fish Scale, arriving in 2016. Check out “Mixer” here or here!


Promised Land Sound

In addition to lists previously posted on this very website, Promised Land Sound’s For Use and Delight made #12 on HearYa‘s top 50 albums of 2015!



The Weather Station

The Weather Station’s Loyalty made Chart Attack’s top-25 Canadian songs of 2015.

The Weather Station was also selected by Apple Music as #4 in their top singer/songwriter’s playlist!

CBC News featured Loyalty as one of their three top Ontario releases of 2015.

Loyalty ranked as #2 in Brooklyn Mag’s best folk album’s of 2015:

The Weather Station will stay vigilant in the new year, heading out on a January jaunt around the northeast / east coast, followed by what is sure to be a heater of US and European dates to be found below!


Additional US dates:
2/26 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
2/27 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
2/29 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
3/1 – Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles, CA
3/2 – The Casbah, San Diego, CA
3/3 – Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
3/5 – Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
3/7 – The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
3/8 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
3/9 – High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
3/10 – Colectivo Coffee, Milwaukee, WI
3/11 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
3/12 – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
3/13 – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
3/14 – The Opolis, Norman, OK
3/31 – National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON



12/29, 12/30, 12/31, 1/1 – Woodford Folk Festival
1/2 – Brisbane, Junk Bar
1/4 – Melbourne, Northcote Social Club
1/6, 1/7 – Sydney, Sydney Festival



Kenny Knight’s Crossroads and James & Nathan’s Ambsace feature in Aquarium Drunkard‘s 2015 Year in Review.

The Saint of Dry Creek, the animated short by StoryCorps about an episode from the childhood of Lavender Country‘s Patrick Haggerty, has been selected to screen at the Sundance Film Festival.

We’ll leave you with good wishes, and this all-time jam session with Steve Gunn, Kim Gordon, Kurt Vile, and Woods. Onward!

RIP Lemmy (1945-2015)

RIP Lemmy (1945-2015)