LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom, widely recognised for her successful career so far which has earned her 7 no.1 spots worldwide with debut album 'Smile…It Confuses People', an Ivor Novello award for songwriting and a platinum UK album, will be releasing her fourth studio album Flesh and Blood in the U.S and Canada on March 19th 2013.
Produced by The Black Crowes' Rich Robinson, and featuring a rare duet with legendary singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, the album, described as "Fierce and Honest" by The Huffington Post is the follow up to 2010's critically acclaimed Merchants and Thieves, which also featured a star line up of guests including Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa.
Flesh and Blood marks a significant release as Sandi's sophomore studio album, released solely by her independent label Guardian Angels Records. The highly anticipated U.S release of the album establishes raunchy blues rock bravado in the opening track Help Me, followed by the country-flavoured Lead belly classic In The Pines.The album also features the strutting, clavinet-led Stormy Weather and the emotionally compelling finale Lay Your Burden Down.
"Fierce and Honest songwriting"
The Huffington Post
"Diverse and consistently impressive"
The album features an all-star ensemble led by Black Crowes' Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman, and fellow Black Crowe and widely travelled session guitarist Audley Freed. Respected Nashville stars Mike Webb (keys/Dobro) and James Haggerty (bass) complete the line-up with special guest performances from Rolling Stones collaborator and saxophonist Bobby Keys, and a stunning duet with the legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on her 1992 classic The Big Ones Get Away.
"Sandi really stretched herself and made a bold new album," reflects Rich Robinson, "Her songs are honest, vulnerable and very strong. Her vocal abilities are showcased really well, as is her guitar work, and harp playing. I think Sandi's made a great record. It was a joy to work with her."
Classic rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Iron Maiden) also mixed two tracks, Sun Comes Crashing Down and the duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie. "Sandi's writing is fantastic," says Shirley, "and her singing is wonderful. Sun Comes Crashing Down has all the right ingredients to be a hit."
As well as the release of her 4th studio album Thom is also gearing up to record her first professional DVD in her home country of Scotland later this year, along with confirmed special guests Blues guitar star Joe Bonamassa and legendary 60's pop icon Donovan.
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SOURCE: Guardian Angels Records
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