in 2013, belle adair released their debut full-length "the brave and the blue". in 2015, they entered fame studios to record a follow-up. now, in 2017... it's finally being released.
Outlets like NPR, Oxford American, Spin Magazine and Uncut all offered glowing praise for the group, and college radio stations across the country added the band to their rotation. They played all the showcases... SXSW, CMJ... all of them. The guys were riding high and turning heads. Everything was right on schedule.
In February 2015, Belle Adair entered FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL to begin work on a follow-up to Brave, this time with Tom Schick (Wilco, Ryan Adams, Real Estate) behind the board as producer. The Florence, AL band (led by principal songwriter and vocalist Matt Green and accompanied by Hayden Crawford on bass, Adam Morrow on guitar and Reed Watson on drums) made what they believe is their finest statement yet. Everything was building towards a moment.
Turns out the moment was a phone call... well, two phone calls. The first was from Donnie Fritts, a Muscle Shoals legend that wanted the guys to play on his record and hit the road for a bit. How can you say no to that? The next call, however, was from John Paul White-- a 4-time GRAMMY winner who was preparing to re-start his solo career after a near-decade break. The answer from Belle Adair was an emphatic yes, and the band hit the road behind White-- embarking on an international touring schedule and strengthening not only the band-- but the band's desire to finally release their follow-up record.
Their acclaimed work as White's band continues... but this summer, Belle Adair will finally release "Tuscumbia", the long-awaited follow-up to "The Brave and the Blue". Then, you'll be able to have a retort to the oft-uttered refrain of "why don't they make music like that anymore?".
Belle Adair is your answer. See you this summer.