Sessions for Mark Narmore’s upcoming album are wrapping up at the NuttHouse and Creative Workshop with Harvey Thompson, Donnie Fritts, Spooner Oldham, Mickey Buckins and the Muscle Shoals Horns. Mixing will start later this month for a summer release.
Andreas Werner met with Sherman Holmes of the Holmes Brothers and the two decided that Andreas will produce Sherman’s next album to be recorded in late spring/early summer. The Holmes Brothers were one of Andreas’ favorite artists.
Work on Mark Narmore’s upcoming album is in its finishing stages. Jimmy Hall recorded his contributions yesterday, tomorrow we’ll have Donnie Fritts, Spooner Oldham and Harvey Thompson in the studio to add their soulful touch and on Thursday, the Muscle Shoals Horns will put the icing on the cake.
Funky Donnie Fritts will return to Champy's in Muscle Shoals for his annual Valentine's Day show (starts at 7PM). Donnie will perform many of his most loved songs in a duo setting with Andreas Werner.
2019 is already shaping up to be a great year! The Harvey Thompson Trio’s Muscle Shoals Jazz album will be our first release of the year with new albums by Mark Narmore and Charlie Taylor following suit. There are a few more projects in the pipeline that we’ll announce soon and the Crazy Chester Radio Hour is resuming its weekly schedule.
2018 saw the release of albums by Carla Russell, Jacye and Cowboy, which was our first Record Store Day release. The year started off with Andreas Werner producing the Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s induction show, then The Songs Of The Shoals show followed in March and the Muscle Shoals Allstars homecoming show in June. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour hit its second year with many memorable guests.
Tony Joe White unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday. Tony Joe was a hero for all of us at Crazy Chester Records and we are heartbroken. He wrote a song and played on Carla Russell’s album.