Todd Adelman’s seventh album “Western Soul”, recorded at The Woods, will be released in January of 2024.
From Todd’s website:
Todd Adelman’s forthcoming 2024 release Western Soul, is a fourteen-song prescription for what ails The American Dream. It’s as if Adelman has checked the vitals, extracted a little blood & scrutinized our diet of political chaos, rampant illness & overwhelming violence & recommended something honest & straight from the gut. Western Soul is a batch of songs borne right out of the American Songwriting Tradition. An homage & a tribute to all those great records we know & love & feel like have been with us from the start. Like the mythical country singer Bad Blake says, “that’s the way it is with the good ones, you’re sure you’ve heard ‘em before”. &, like his predecessors, Petty & Kristofferson & Prine, Adelman is a Keeper of the Keys. An honest Rock ‘n’ Roller. A Country Gentleman. A Storyteller. Straight to the heart. Without pretension or meanness, just an interest in writing a song. A good one. & that’s what Adelman does over & over again.
The record was produced by Woodstock Producer/Musician Danny Blume with production assistance given to bassist Taras Prodaniuk and guitarist Doug Pettibone. Veteran Jim Christie joins them on the drums. Both Christie & Prodaniuk have played with: Dwight Yoakum, Lucinda Williams & Merle Haggard. Pettibone has played with Lucinda Williams, Zucchero, Marianne Faithful and Vic Chestnut to name a few. Throw in some Woodstock locals such as Larry Campbell, John Medeski, Pete Rubens, Tony Garnier, and Brian Mitchell & you have quite a stew.
Listen to preview tracks and learn more here.
Western Soul Release Party: January 21 at The Colony
Todd is doing a CD Release show at the Colony in Woodstock on January 21st. The show will be from 7PM to 10PM. Todd and The Woodsmen will be joined by Justin Tracy who will be performing an opening set.