The new Blue Highway CD, Through The Window Of A Train, won’t be officially released on Rounder until February 12, but the band now has copies for sale at their shows.
They’ll be hosting a CD release event at Nashville’s Station Inn this Thursday (1/24), and will have the new CD with them there – and at all future shows as well.
I’ve had a chance to listen to the CD several times, and as you might expect, the songs are clever and well-constructed, the arrangements are varied but always appropriate, and the performances are stirring and flawlessly executed. All the songs were written by band members, and this time out they produced the recording themselves, offering a look at how the band personally envisions this music.
My only complaint is that there is no Tim Stafford wild west ballad, though there is a fine cowboy song in My Ropin’ Days Are Done.
You can watch the video they prepared about the making of Through The Window Of A Train here, and read some of Tim’s comments about the songs and the recording process here and here.
There are still no audio samples online, but you can expect them to appear on the Rounder site shortly.