Tom Schick (Wilco, Real Estate)
FAME Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL
The Loft, Chicago, IL
In February 2015, Belle Adair entered FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL to begin work on a new record-- this time with Tom Schick behind the board as producer. The Florence, AL band made what they believe is their finest statement yet. Everything was building towards a moment.
Turns out the moment was a phone call... well, two phone calls. The first was from Donnie Fritts, a Muscle Shoals legend that wanted the guys to play on his record and hit the road for a bit. How can you say no to that? The next call, however, was from John Paul White-- a 4-time GRAMMY winner who was preparing to re-start his solo career after a near-decade break. The answer from Belle Adair was an emphatic yes, and the band hit the road behind White-- embarking on an international touring schedule and strengthening not only the band-- but the band's desire to finally release their record.
Their acclaimed work as White's band continues... but this fall, Belle Adair will finally release Tuscumbia, the long-awaited follow-up to The Brave and the Blue. Then, you'll be able to have a retort to the oft-uttered refrain of "why don't they make music like that anymore?".
Belle Adair is your answer. See you soon.
“They hail from Muscle Shoals but in many ways Belle Adair recalls another famous band from the South: R.E.M."
[Belle Adair makes] songs that are brimming with sincerity and emotionality that’s embellished with rich instrumentation and atmosphere.”
“...here in Alabama, there are bands like Belle Adair doing this kind of dreamy sound that has a connection to roots music but isn’t directly derivative...It fits in really nicely with the new South sound.”
“The sweetness of Matt Green’s voice carries echoes of Jeff Tweedy."