Ernie Hendrickson releases One For The Dreamers on September 24th, 2013.
Born in Cuba City, Wisconsin, Ernie Hendrickson is a true raconteur writing for the rest of the socially conscious and open-hearted with his own blend of classic American music underneath his poised tenor voice. Hendrickson’s new album, One For The Dreamers, is a straight-forward picture frame around his soul, swimming in his deep well of music.
The venue to record the album was Lamplight Studio near Nashville’s neighboring Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, the creative home to Chad Cromwell who took the reigns as producer as well as drummer on One For The Dreamers, and who is renowned for his drum work with Neil Young and Mark Knopfler. To establish the band on the album, Cromwell enlisted a favorite musician and colleague, Kevin “Swine” Grantt, on bass (Willie Nelson) and featured the guitar playing of only Hendrickson - a conscious decision to shine a light on his distinctive style.
Hendrickson has often been compared by critics to Roger McGuinn, John Hiatt, Gram Parsons, John Hartford, Tom Petty, Neil Young, and other timeless heroes who continue to influence his evolving craft.
Colin Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas, spending many nights as a child in nightclubs like Stubbs, where he witnessed songwriters like Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, bring the stage to life. He developed a taste for Buddy Holly, Townes Van Zandt, and bands like The Clash and The Pogues. For 13 years, Colin has been informed by these observations, writing songs and playing under his own name.
His last album Goodnight Lane won fans across the world and critical acclaim, including 4-star reviews in Mojo and Uncut. The songwriting style he is creating has developed at its own pace and has emphasized uniqueness and truth above immediate public response. His star quality, both in live performances and songwriting, is understated but real. And he's just getting started.
Colin's new release The Wild and Hollow marks a departure from Goodnight Lane, sonically and stylistically. The recordings took place in Austin and Chicago, under the direction of Rob Seidenberg and Tim Bennett, respectively. The album features two songs by Colin's lifelong friend Johnny Walker, of Archive War and Ignorance Park. It will feature a string section by Will Taylor and Strings Attached, guest vocals by Amanda Shires, Sally Allen, Julia Klee and a host of other talents. Colin has also collaborated with his Chicago-based band on the opening track "Into My Future", which points to the way in which his travels are shaping his overall act. His tours in the US, Japan and Italy, and the crowd responses in all of them, prove that Colin has a rare gift that cuts across styles and cultures.