I’m in a new band. With my best friend. We’re called The Reckless Electric, and our debut album, Comeback, is being released March 2. Rolling Stone calls it “hilarious and spunky… full of twangy, take-no-shits attitude.” The Bluegrass Situation has premiered our video for Ice Cream & Liquor.
What an incredible end-of-year gift: NPR Music includes “Done Ain’t Done” from Lucky Strike on this best-of list for 2017. So grateful to Jewly Hight for listening, and for calling my music “sublime distilling of southern grit.” She says that I’m “subtly refining the folk-country singer-songwriter template,” and that makes me want to go off and refine it some more. Thankful also to Stephanie Lambring for writing this song with me. Go check her out. Here’s to a fantastic 2018!
Two brand new recordings for you – an original, “‘Cause It’s Christmas” and a cover of an old German hymn, “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.” Available now on iTunes; links here.
I’m over the moon to be opening for The Secret Sisters this fall! They’re such incredible artists, come swoon over their sibling harmony with me. We’re hitting Kansas City, Charlotte, Raleigh, Annapolis, Richmond, and DC. Tickets available here.
Mark your calendars, Americanafest goers, I’ll be playing in the round with Will Kimbrough, Brigitte DeMeyer, and Sarah Potenza on Thursday, September 14 on top of the Westin Hotel from 5:30-7:30pm. Americanafest really is a blast; get your tickets and come hang.
What a hoot and a half it was playing Music City Roots! Watch the full show here, or skip to the point in the show where we play Lucky Strike and Done Ain’t Done. I sure loved sharing the night with such powerhouse women – Carsie Blanton, Laney Jones, and Katie Pruitt – and Craig Havighurst’s review of the show gives great insight into the topic- read that here.
Huge news! Lucky Strike is now playing in Starbucks, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, and a host of other retailers around the world. If you hear me in one of these stores, post a short video of the moment to social media, tag me and the store you’re in, and I’ll send you a surprise thank you in the mail. And for you die-hard Starbucks goers, in their app, click on the music tab and you should see me there when they’re playing my songs. CRAZY!
The official music video for “Wildfire” is premiering now at Noisey.
A live in-studio music video for “Bayou Lullaby” is premiering at Roughstock.
The official music video for “Lucky Strike” is out now, premiering at Wide Open Country. Hope you love it. It’s mega DIY and mega fun.
Also, I’ll be on WSM Radio live on Friday, May 19 at 6pm CST! WSM is practically the birthplace of the Grand Ole Opry, and it’s been going strong since 1925, so I feel pretty daggum honored to be playing live on their station. Tune in here.
Loved chatting with Tim Hibbs for the Acme Radio Vinyl Lunch hour today. You can listen to the full interview here.
It’s been a wild month leading up to this day.
‘Lucky Strike’ won the prestigious MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest last weekend. It was surreal and I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it. The Bluegrass Situation premiered ‘Wildfire,’ the second single from the record. The Daily Country premiered ‘Done Ain’t Done,’ the third single, and reviews for the album have started rolling in:
“With a voice like a clear mountain stream, rippled with emotion and swirled with a hint of gold-dust gravel, she infuses each song with a panful of passion quickened by intelligent lyrics and resonant melodies, all backed up by superb musicianship and production.” –Blogcritics
“Whether accompanied by upbeat acoustic licks or aching pedal steel, Bragg’s crystalline voice is the centerpiece of the album that elevates this revealing glimpse into her soul. Lucky Strike carries a distinctive authenticity, born through the intimate connection made with the listener through her vulnerable, soul-baring lyrics.” –Mother Church Pew
“Raw, vulnerable, at times even visceral, Bragg will transport you lyrically and with her remarkably emotive vocals.” –Elmore Magazine
And, Nash Country Daily interviewed me about all things Lucky Strike.
Now go listen!