Welcome back to willkimbrough.com.
It's been a minute.2017 was an eventful year, to say the least. And 2018 has kept me busier than a one legged…you get the point.
I worked a a producer with the likes of Radney Foster, Jimmy Buffett, Shemekia Copeland, Steve Poltz and Kate Campbell. I played a a whole slew of records, including Mary Gauthiers "Rifles and Rosary Beads" and Gretchen Peters' "Dancing With The Beast". I toured with Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys.
Brigitte DeMeyer and I released "Mockingbird Soul" --- Americana Radio loved the record, writers loved the record---best of all, fans loved it!
DADDY released "Let's Do This" and it has been hanging around the Top 40 of the Americana Radio Chart ever since.
Willie Sugarcapps is hanging in there like a hair in a biscuit---Grayson Capps and Sugarcane Jane are working excellent new releases---of course I hope Willie C Sugarcapps makes another album someday…we shall see…
My musical relationship with Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys continues…we'll be doing limited tour dates in 2018, but we will be out there somewhere, some time…meanwhile, the Red Dirt Boys have recorded an albums' worth of new songs! Stay tuned for news about that.
OK - back to brass tacks - I've recorded a new solo album - that's right: a Will Kimbrough record! It's called "I Like It Down Here", named after one my favorite songs I've written. The whole album is set in my home - the Deep South. I've sought to capture the mood of the Deep South, the Gulf Coast in particular. There' s a lot of hazy, beautiful light. There are shadows, too. I'm currently trying to pare it all down to the length of my favorite old records---I want "I Like It Down Here" to play like a classic LP record. Working on it…
I'll be launching a Pledge Music campaign soon, too. For all you friends who supported my Kickstarter Campaign for "Sideshow Love", and all you friends who supported my DIY pre-sale for DADDY's "Let's Do This"---this time I'm dipping into the Pledge Music thing. I'm looking forward to it. Very much.
There are lots of live dates happening. Of course, they are all here at willkimbrough.com. There will be continual updates about the new album and the Pledge Music campaign. There will be blogs. Enjoy. Thanks for coming along for the ride. Peace and love, y'all