Arriving on the heels of the band’s two records of ’90s country covers, Slappers, Bangers & Certified Twangers, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Chicamacomico sounds like a return to original form. It’s a heart-wrenching reflection on loss that finds frontman BJ Barham scaling new expressive heights, resulting in the band's most elemental and emotionally resonant work to date. *Indie Exclusive Green/Black Smoke Vinyl Available on 8/19*
In 2021, Wainwright and a laser-sharp jazz quartet gathered at Capitol for a livestream of a dozen-plus Garland favorites, a miniature reprise of his lavish Judy At Carnegie Hall symphonic recreations. Through muted but magnetic takes on classics like “How Long Has This Been Going On” and “Over The Rainbow,” Wainwright finds timely strata of darkness and hope. Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall was a spectacle of splendid imitation; here's a showcase of sensitive interpretation.