No Depression exclusive: Sam Lewis signs to Brash Music, hits studio to record new album with Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers

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Nashville’s country-soul slinger Sam Lewis has just signed with Atlanta-based label Brash Records, with plans to enter the studio with producer Oliver Wood. In the wake of Lewis’ self-titled debut album, the two will embark on the new record via Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, TN.

Calling on the musical spirit of Leon Russell and maybe Al Green, after a weekend with Willie and Waylon in Dripping Springs, TX, Sam Lewis’ debut record was no slouch. Having enlisted the help of Marty Stuart’s guitar picker deluxe, Kenny Vaughn, Reggie Bradley Smith on the keys, and Dave Jaques, with Derek Mixon handling the rhythm section, Lewis surrounded himself with some of Nashville’s finest session players for his freshman effort. It was the first time he had played that particular batch of songs with anyone else, much less musicians of that caliber. — usually opting for just himself and an acoustic guitar to cast his art into an audience’s direction. READ MORE…

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