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Abe Partridge is a heralded musician, singer/songwriter, visual artist, and podcaster based in Mobile, Alabama. His 2018 debut, Cotton Fields and Blood For Days earned him rave reviews, with Tony Paris saying in Bitter Southerner: "He plays guitar the same way he writes lyrics, bashing the strings with abandon until they are just about to come loose, then beautifully picking the notes until every last word falls into place. More to the point, Partridge writes to make you sit up and think. He wants to jar your reality. Sometimes, his lyrics are sly and subtle. Sometimes they come at you with a roar and thunder, as if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were approaching, and the heavens were opening up to herald a warning." Since the release of his debut, Partridge has toured relentlessly, including several tours of the Netherlands and the U.K. developing a reputation for moving, passionate, and sometimes comedic, performances at prestigious songwriter festivals and a regular at Nashville’s Bluebird Café. He has performed on the syndicated radio programs, Mountain Stage and Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. Most recently, Partridge and partner Ferrill Gibbs released the Alabama Astronaut podcast, where they explore songs previously undocumented at churches in Appalachia. The podcast finds Partridge chatting with Holiness preachers and looking into the practice of snake handling. It was in the Top Ten documentary podcasts on Apple Podcasts within days of its release. When Partridge is not writing or touring, He is creating his folk art paintings, which now hang in art galleries around the southeast and in the private collections of Tyler Childers, Mike Wolfe (American Pickers), and Rick Hirsch (Wet Willie). His artwork was featured in Stephen King’s 2019 sequel to The Shining - Dr. Sleep. He painted the cover art for Charlie Parr’s, Last Of The Better Days Ahead (Smithsonian Folkways). He also created art for Tyler Childers’ 2022 release, Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven? American Songwriter Magazine said, “Abe Partridge has established himself as one of the most respected songwriters and visual folk artists in the southeast.” In November of 2022, Partridge released the EP Alabama Skies on BCPR which includes "Abe Partridge’s 403d Freakout". Partridge told Songfacts the story behind the song: " 'Abe Partridge's 403d Freakout' was a song I wrote in about 20 minutes. It took me two weeks to make it rhyme, and then it took me about six months to learn it. I just sat and wrote a couple of pages of thoughts as they came to me. It was my attempt at describing my thoughts chronologically as they sometimes occur in my head before I filter them. It is those thoughts that I often have if I allow myself to mentally wander." Partridge is now gearing up for an exhibit of his artwork at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center in Mobile in January of 2023 and the release of his full-length recording, Love In The Dark, on BCPR in the spring of 2023.

Willie Sugarcapps – the dynamic collective of Will Kimbrough, Anthony Crawford & Savana Lee of Sugarcane Jane, Grayson Capps, and Corky Hughes – is proud to release their sophomore album Paradise Right Here on April 15 via Baldwin County Public Records. Produced and mixed by Grammy Award winner Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Emmylou Harris), Paradise Right Here was recorded over the course of a three-day session at FAME studio in Muscle Shoals. A hearty gumbo of Americana goodness served up in 11 tracks, Paradise Right Here is exactly that: a paradise of swelling choruses, lyrical storytelling, and an all-around feel-good, expressive vibe. The members of Willie Sugarcapps expertly showcase their musical versatility, adeptly switching between fiddle, banjo, mandolin, lap steel, bass, and guitar, and trading vocal leads from song-to-song. From the smooth sail of “Faded Neighborhood” and the warmth of ballad “Rosemary and Time,” to the thunderous, confident stomp of “Intentions Of My Heart” and the gallop of “The Highway Breaks My Heart,” the album is a celebration and exploration of life as a whole.

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