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New albums from the HU, Joan Shelly, and Charlie Crockett

Sturgis' David Hersrud brings his years in the music industry and lifelong interest in discovering new music to this episode of Fresh Tracks. David and Larry Rohrer introduce you to new albums from the HU, Joan Shelly, and Charlie Crocket. Plus, information about new Box-Sets coming out for Holiday shopping.

People are buying music (vinyl records, CDs, cassettes) more than any time in the last 25 years.

More than 300 new independent bookstores have opened in the past two years and they are projecting 200 more will open in next few years.

New box sets coming out. The big one is the Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons box set features 45 CDs with over 800 tracks. It comes out in December and is priced at 545.00. Another is “Life Moves Pretty Fast”, a 4 CD retrospective of the music from the movies of John Hughes: 16 Candle; The Breakfast Club; Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Some fresh tracks:

The Hu: Rumble of Thunder
The new album comes out the first week of September
Mongolian heavy metal band that uses traditional tribal instruments like the Mongolian flute, the horsehead fiddle, three string lute and the ancient art of throat singing. They are touring with Megadeath and Five Finger Death Punch and they were one of the bands invited to participate in Metallica’s 30th album The Metallica Blacklist

Joan Shelley: The Spur
She is a singer-songwriters that fits three main criteria: 1. not overpowering, 2. write memorable songs, 3. have a voice that begs for repeated listening
The Spur is her 7th album released the end of June and each song has its own melodic stamp

“I’m Just A Clown” by Charley Crockett.
He is a country song but with a hearty dose of Memphis soul
Charlie has release 10 albums since 2015 and he won The Americana Music Awards Emerging Artist of the Year in 2021. Crockett has been touring with Willie Nelson and the new album The Man From Waco is out in early September

David Hersrud is a lifelong music enthusiast and collector and a veteran of the music industry. And you can hear more about the albums featured today in the full Fresh Tracks conversation at slash music.

Larry, although retired as Assistant General Manager for SDPB, continues to write, host, and do media production and voice work for SDPB.