Charlie Gracie Angel On My Shoulder
""When we were starting out with The Beatles, the music coming over from America was magical to us---and one of the artists who epitomized this magic was Charlie Gracie."" ---Sir Paul McCartney
""Charlie Gracie was FIRST in Rock & Roll---and the FIRST Rock & Roller to come out of...View More
Doug C and the Blacklisted 45
Doug C and the Blacklisted are for folks who like Hank Williams Sr but also have an understanding of Elvis, Black Flag and the Cramps. Sonically it falls somewhere between Traditional Western Swing, Rockabilly and Hillbilly Music, while keeping one foot in the underground gutter. Good...View More
Blue Plate Specials Servin It Up
The Blue Plate Specials is a 5-piece band that has been rockin' joints in and around Philly for a good long time now.
If they sound like a band that's played a LOT together, it's because they have.
They are built for speed, hold the corners, stop on a dime and give 9 cents change.... View More
The Devil’s Daughters with Danny B Harvey
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Project Runway’s Kenley Collins, Danny B. Harvey with Annie Marie Lewis and Dibbs Preston & The Detonators to release new albums on Lanark Records!
Lanark Records is proud to announce 3 new exciting projects in the works to add to their growing roster of roots based projects.
Coming early 2016 is the first release from Kenley Collins. Kenley has been known for her 40’s inspired clothes during her time on the hit Bravo and Lifetime reality series, Project Runway. Her vintage sensibilities don’t end with her fashion designs as it also spills over into her music. Expect to hear a blend of that great pop, soul, blues, jazz, rockabilly of the 60’s girl-group sounds. She wanted to capture the spirit of that era and felt like Lanark was the place to keep that sound alive. More news once she hits the studio this early this fall.
Speaking of fall, guitarist Danny B. Harvey teams up with his wife, Annie Marie Lewis, on a project titled, Barbwire Heart. Danny is one of the genre’s premier guitarists and producers having performed with his own bands (Rockats, Head Cat, Devil’s Daughters, 69 Cats, etc.) as well as solo endeavors and working alongside artists such as Wanda Jackson, Nancy Sinatra and many others.
Annie Marie Lewis is the daughter of another Lanark Records artist, Linda Gail Lewis and they niece of Jerry Lee Lewis. Annie released a Christmas project last year with Danny producing and has been touring all over the world for many years and making a name for her as the new generation of the Lewis family! Their chemistry is evident from the moment you hear them together with Danny’s rumbling guitar and her bluesy, fiery vocals. The great recording couples of the past (Johnny & June, George & Tammy, Dolly & Porter, Conway & Loretta, etc.) are about to get another couple added to their hall of fame!
This August will also see Dibbs Preston & the Detonators hitting the Lanark studio for a new project on the way. Dibbs is best known as the thrilling lead singer for the legendary rockabilly group, The Rockats. With The Detonators, Dibbs also masterfully handles guitar duties as he did in the Levi & The Rockats days. Dibbs Preston & the Detonators have been turning heads in the Pennsylvania area for years as well as opening up for artists such as the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Expect energetic and authentic roots tunes from someone that has spent a lifetime singing them!Read More
Rock & Roll legend, Charlie is all over the airwaves in July as a special guest on 2 nationally syndicated radio programs.
First, Charlie appeared on Soul2Soul over the July 4th weekend as he talked about his faith and spun some tunes from his latest Lanark Records release, Angel On My Shoulder. Soul2Soul, hosted by Mike Becht, has been producing quality programming since 1994 and bringing the listener closer to their favorite artists in the Contemporary Christian Music field and beyond. They can be heard on 800 stations worldwide and have had a wide variety of guests each week including Amy Grant, Randy Travis, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jars Of Clay, Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Casting Crowns, John Elefante (Kansas), Billy Ray Cyrus and hundreds more
This upcoming weekend of July 10th, Gracie will also be heard on Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast With The Beatles talking about his special connection to The Beatles and especially with Sir Paul McCartney. Since 1991, Dennis has interviewed countless artists for the program including Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Brian Wilson, Pete Best, Giles & Sir George Martin, Little Steven, Joe Cocker, Micky Dolenz, Bruce Johnston, Debbie Harry and the list just goes on.Read More
Rockabilly and Roots are often called "throwback" or "vintage" genres. However, these styles have been consistent and still remain while others have come and gone. Even the music industry has seemed to have gone full circle in being "single" focused over always doing full albums. This of course is a nod to the early rock & roll days of doing a series of singles on artists before the idea of a long playing album was introduced. Coming later this summer, Lanark Records is unveiling their "52 Singles in 52 weeks" concept that not only hearkens back to days such as Sun Records doing singles on a multitude of artists but also joining new technology where these will be digital only .
First up in the series is the label's popular and hard-hitting band, The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns. After grabbing the attention of Stephen King last fall with their "King Of The Slot Car Track" song and video and continued touring, the band is ready to unleash their cover of the Buzz & The Flyers track, "Boomerang". Along with long time members Quentin Jones on guitar and Wendell Jones on vocals, it features musicians Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam) on bass and Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Meatloaf) on drums.
Future singles will not only feature current artists on the label, but special one-off deals with a variety of artists from outside as well.Read More