The Sadies and John Doe collaborate on Country Club

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14 avril 2009 - 00:00

The Sadies most recent collaboration will be released on April 14th on the Outside Music label. Country Club sees Canada’s hardest working band team up with John Doe (X, Knitters) for an album of classic country covers with tunes by Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings and late-night ballads by Tammy Wynette and Roger Miller. The album also features four originals - three from The Sadies and one courtesy of X songwriting duo John Doe and Exene Cervenka.

By including songs from varying movements within the country music pantheon, Doe and The Sadies were able to cover their heroes while filtering the pop sensibilities of 60s Nashville through the electric honky tonk of Bakersfield, CA. The album is driven by Doe’s singular vocals, the dueling thousand pound chops of the guitar-wielding Good brothers and The Sadies’ world class rhythm section of Mike Belitsky and Sean Dean. The album also plays host to a number of guest appearances from the likes of Kathleen Edwards, Bob Egan as well as Bruce and Margaret Good.

“Country Club is the result of a drunken promise or threat I made to Travis & Dallas [Good, of The Sadies] the first night we played together in Toronto. These happen all the time but it's rare that anyone remembers them the morning after, let alone follows through and makes it a reality. I'm really glad we did,” chuckles John Doe about the series of events that led to his new project.

The Outside Music label formed in 2002 in order to release albums by some of the finest Canadian and international artists. Located in Toronto, Ontario, the label continues to flourish with a roster that currently includes The Sadies, Jill Barber, Matthew Barber, The Besnard Lakes, Sunparlour Players, Rebekah Higgs, The Diableros, The Hylozoists and Oh Susanna.

See John Doe and The Sadies live

Wednesday April 29 - Waterloo, ON @ Starlight Room

Thursday April 30 - Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern

Friday May 1 - London, ON @ Call The Office

Saturday May 2 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore

Sunday May 3 - Ottawa, ON @ Babylon

Tuesday May 5 - Cambridge, MA @ TT's the Bears

Wednesday May 6 - New York, NY @ City Winery

Thursday May 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live

Friday May 8 - Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club and Café

Saturday May 9 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Thunderbird

Sunday May 10 - Columbus, OH @ The Rumba Café(early show)

Monday May 11 - Detroit, MI @ The Pike Room at the Crofoot

Tuesday May 12 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door

Tracklist & Credits:

1) Stop the World and Let Me Off

Songwriter: Carl Belew

Made famous by: Waylon Jennings

Veronica Jane Doe – vocals

2) Husbands and Wives

Songwriter: Roger Miller

D.J. Bonebrake – vibraphones

Margaret Good – vocals

Eric Heywood – pedal steel

3) ‘Til I Get It Right

Songwriters: Red Lane, Larry Henley

Made famous by: Tammy Wynette

D.J. Bonebrake – vibraphones

Eric Heywood – pedal steel

4) It Just Dawned on Me

Songwriters: Exene Cervenka, John Doe

Kathleen Edwards – vocals

5) (Now and Then) There’s a Fool Such as I

Songwriter: William Marvin Trader

Made famous by: Hank Snow

Eric Heywood – pedal steel

Cindy Wasserman – vocals

6) The Night Life

Songwriters: Paul F. Buskirk, Walter M. Breeland, Willie Nelson

Made famous by: Ray Price

D.J. Bonebrake – vibraphones

Eric Heywood – pedal steel

7) The Sudbury Nickel

Songwriters: The Sadies

8) Before I Wake

Songwriters: The Sadies

Bob Egan – pedal steel

Margaret Good – vocals

Bruce Good – autoharp

9) I Still Miss Someone

Songwriters: Johnny Cash, Roy Cash Jr.

Bruce Good – autoharp

10) The Cold Hard Facts of Life

Songwriter: Bill Anderson

Made famous by: Porter Wagoner

Eric Heywood – pedal steel

11) Take These Chains from My Heart

Songwriter: Fred Rose, Hy Heath

Made famous by: Hank Williams

D.J. Bonebrake – vibraphones

Margaret Good – vocals

Eric Heywood – pedal steel

Cindy Wasserman – vocals

12) Help Me Make It Through the Night

Songwriter: Kris Kristofferson

13) Are the Good Times Really Over for Good

Songwriter: Merle Haggard

Kathleen Edwards – vocals

14) Detroit City

Songwriters: Danny Dill, Mel Tillis

Made famous by: Bobby Bare

15) Pink Mountain Rag

Songwriters: The Sadies

Bob Egan – pedal steel



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