Lari White will celebrate 25 years as a recording artist as she prepares to release an all-new double-disc EP, Old Friends, New Loves. The project, White’s first release in 13 years, was produced via a Kickstarter campaign, and will release Feb. 10, 2017.
“It was all my wonderful fans who contributed to a Kickstarter campaign that allowed me to make this album,” White says. “This is the first recording I’ve done where the fans are the record label. They backed the project and I reported directly to them on every little detail, giving them control room access during the whole process.”
Recorded at The Holler, White’s landmark Nashville recording studio, friends and fellow stars Delbert McClinton, Suzy Bogguss, Lee Roy Parnell and other long-time collaborators from her earliest days as a country artist make special guest appearances on the album. The first disc, Old Friends, is highlighted by rootsy reinventions of White’s breakout hits like “Lead Me Not,” “That’s How You Know When You’re In Love” and “That’s My Baby.” The second, New Loves, features White’s recently penned originals and favorite covers, a rich stew of Americana, soul, jazz and country songs, featuring guests Shawn Mullins and bass legend Victor Wooten.
“My fans have followed me the whole way on this crazy, creative journey,” shares White. “We love music and we love storytelling, and we don’t let ourselves be limited by rules about genre or medium or ‘brand’ for God’s sake. The only rule is that it’s honest. And I honestly LOVE country and jazz and soul and movies and literature and photography and any art that moves the human spirit to a good place.”
“I can hardly believe I’ve been lucky enough to make music my entire life,” says White. “Sharing my music-making process is one way I can say ‘Thank YOU!’ to the fans who have made it possible for an amazing 25 years!”
Pre-sale orders are available starting today on iTunes and Amazon.
Old Friends, New Loves Track Listing:
Disc A / Old Friends
2. That’s My Baby
3. Lead Me Not
4. Now I Know
5. That’s How You Know
6. If You Only Knew
7. Eden Before The Fall
Disc B / New Loves
1. Who’s To Blame
2. Kisses and Wine
3. Maybe It’s Love
5. In God’s Hands
6. Down So Low
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About the AuthorJessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]
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