Bio: Nearly a decade after folk-rock duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair feel like they’ve finally hit their stride on Wassaic Way, a collection of 11 new songs to be released August 6th on Rte 8 Records.
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Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion (Washington, MA) w/ Pike 27 SARAH LEE & JOHNNY (website). As her name makes evident, Sarah Lee Guthrie's musical heritage runs deep: Woody Guthrie was her grandfather and Arlo is her dad. Through Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, she met her musical mate in Johnny Irion, and together the couple has released a handful of discs. Sarah Lee & Johnny return in 2013 with Chairman Meow. Recorded at theThe Loft in Chicago with producers Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone of Wilco, the 11-song album sets resonant melodies amid lush soundscapes that vividly evoke a range of moods, from carefree and playful to contemplative and melancholy. Guthrie and Irion collaborated in writing several of the tracks with Tweedy and Sansone, who also played on the record along with drummer Otto Hauser and bassist Charlie Rose. Some early press hits for the new album:
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