Swamp Dogg Announces New Album Featuring Justin Vernon, Jenny Lewis, Margo Price, and More

    Swamp Dogg has announced a new album, Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th St, which is set for release on May 31 via Oh Boy Records. Check out the new single ‘Mess Under That Dress’ below.

    Blackgrass was produced by Ryan Olson, and it was recorded with a band that includes Noam Pikelny, Sierra Hull, Jerry Douglas, Chris Scruggs, Billy Contreras, and Kenny Vaughan. The record also features guest appearances from Margo Price, Vernon Reid, Jenny Lewis, Justin Vernon, and the Cactus Blossoms.

    “Not a lot of people talk about the true origins of bluegrass music, but it came from Black people,” Swamp Dogg said in a statement. “The banjo, the washtub, all that stuff started with African Americans. We were playing it before it even had a name. I’m trying to touch on every kind of music I grew up loving and listening to. This is my way of letting people know that I’m not just a soul singer or whatever they think I am. I’m so much more.”

    Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th St Cover Artwork:

    Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th St Tracklist:

    1. Mess Under That Dress
    2. Ugly Man’s Wife
    3. Curtains On The Window
    4. Have A Good Time
    5. To The Other Woman [feat. Margo Price]
    6. Songs To Sing
    7. Count The Days [feat. Jenny Lewis]
    8. Gotta Have My Baby Back
    9. Your Best Friend
    10. This Is My Dream
    11. Rise Up [feat. Vernon Reid]
    12. Murder Ballad

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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