ROBYN LUDWICK’S APRIL 19th RELEASE OUT OF THESE BLUES TAKES YOU ON AN EMOTIONALLY RAW RIDE
Texas songwriting blueblood— critically- acclaimed Ludwick brings her unique slant to words and music
NASHVILLE, TN (April 5, 2011) – Texas born and bred Robyn Ludwick will release her third recording on April 19, 2011 to the tune of loud praises already pouring in from critics stateside and throughout Europe. Out Of These Blues, produced by Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Slaid Cleaves, Mary Gauthier) will take the listener on an emotionally challenging and thought provoking ride through her lilting vocal and sophisticated writing style. The lead track, “Hollywood” is the debut single hitting radio in early April.
“As a songwriter and performer, Ludwick is making a name for herself as an uncommonly incisive investigator of emotional structures: their strengths, their stresses and — often in her music — their collapse.” ~John T. Davis, Texas Music Magazine, April 2011.
In 2005, she released For So Long that was named one of the Top 10 albums of the year by the Austin Chronicle and the renowned Austin public radio station KUT-FM. It tasted the #1 spot on the Euro-Americana chart and a prime time slot on the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Soon to follow were countless acclaimed performances for American and European audiences. In 2008 the release of Too Much Desire continued her momentum of the scene.
Out Of These Blues is a collection of raw, unapologetic songs that might remind one of her heroes like Lucinda Williams (whom she is often compared), Emmy Lou Harris and Jackson Browne. With Morlix at the board and as an instrumentalist and a cast of such highly-regarded talent as Ian “Mac” McLagan (Small Faces, Faces, Rolling Stones), John Ludwick, Eddie Cantu, Gene Elders, Trish Murphy and Slaid Cleaves, Ludwick is pinching herself with the amount of talent surrounding her on this project.
Ludwick is currently residing in Wimberley, Texas; a small town in the Texas Hill Country that is the home to many in the creative communities. Ludwick is a mother of two and married to bass player John Ludwick, a storied musician as well. Determined to establish her identity, she shied away from proclaiming her maiden name of Robison and that her brothers were Charlie and Bruce and her sister-in-law is Kelly Willis.
However, it didn’t take long for people to put it together. “I am so lucky to have such talent and recognition in my family, but know how often that can be a curse, too. It can be hard to be yourself sometimes and my music is not in the same vein as my brothers,” she states. “I am my own person and wanted my music and style to reflect just that,” she continued. Ludwick, by trade, is a building structure forensics engineer, a “building doctor.” Parlaying her day job duties into some of the lyrics that she writes seem apropos as the songs often are a fix of some sort.
From the Hill Country dance halls to the hallowed halls of some of the world’s most venerable music venues, Ludwick is primed and ready to bring her new music to the scene. For touring and other information, please visit her at www.robynludwick.com or on FACEBOOK, www.facebook.com/robynludwick
TRACK LISTING: All songs written by Robyn Ludwick
2. Out Of These Blues
3. For You Baby
4. New Orleans
6. Woman Now
7. Jealous Son
8. Can’t Go Back
10. Fight Song
12. I Am