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Country - Released April 15, 2016 | Third Man Records

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Having exhausted every angle in pop and rock over the past few years, the country scene seems to have finally decided to return to its roots. Margo Price is another name to add to a list alongside the likes of Kacey Musgraves and Sturgill Simpson, among others. A native of Aledo, Illinois, the young damsel has already been lucky enough to be hand picked by a certain Jack White to sign with his label, Third Man Records. Being in favour with the former leader of the White Stripes will bring her some extra spotlight she most certainly deserves... This first solo album however, is by no means the 32-year-old singers first venture in music. She landed in Nashville after finishing high school in 2003, where she met her future husband, bassist Jeremy Ivey. The couple when on to form the (somewhat) obscure Buffalo Clover Group. Three self-produced later albums, and a tsunami of misfortunes which included (the death of her son, time spent in prison, problems with alcohol, anxiety and depression, among others), Margo Price advanced alone with this disc put together in the Mecca of rock music, the legendary Sun studios. To the listener, Midwest Farmer's Daughter – an obvious nod to Coal Miner's Daughter by Loretta Lynn – sees price walk in the footsteps of the great ladies of the eternal country. Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker… Musically, the approach is quite purist and reminiscent of the glorious country of the seventies. Some honkytonk, rockabilly, and blues twang - Margo Price sings her songs with conviction and sincerity. A truly beautiful album, and a worth Qobuzism! ©MZ/Qobuz

Country - Released October 20, 2017 | Third Man Records

Yes, Margo Price is old school! And she’s proud of it! Coming from Aledo, a hole in Illinois, Jack White’s protégée (he has signed her on his label Third Man Records) confirms all the good we thought of her country without additives or GMOs, after Midwest Farmer's Daughter, her first album (awarded with a Qobuzissime!) released in April 2016… With All American Made that comes out a year later, Price drives it home with this country loaded with rock, blues and soul (from Memphis). The approach is still purist and still smells sweetly of a glorious 70s country, when Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson disrupted Music City with their sound and their ideas. Margo Price bursts into song with conviction and sincerity, in her clothes of the worthy heir of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tanya Tucker… Willie himself—84 summers and still counting—made the trip to help the dame for a romantic duet of which he holds the secret (Learning To Lose). As for the rest, the songs are everything. The everyday life of little people, the highs and lows, the bottle or the drugs, politics or sexism, Price mixes together all these subjects that are used by songwriters from all over the world since the dawn of time while still managing to be… different. It’s a question of style, probably… © MZ/Qobuz

Country - Released March 25, 2016 | Third Man Records

Midwest Farmer's Daughter isn't merely an autobiographical title for the retro country singer/songwriter Margo Price, it's a nice tip of the hat to one of her primary inspirations, Loretta Lynn. The connections between the two country singers don't end there. Toward the end of her career, the Coal Miner's Daughter wound up collaborating with Jack White for 2004's Van Lear Rose, and White's Third Man Records provides a launching pad for Price, releasing her self-financed solo debut as-is as Midwest Farmer's Daughter. Spare and lean like Loretta in her prime, Price nevertheless writes with the studied precision of a modern Americana songwriter; even when she gets explicitly autobiographical, as she does on the opening "Hands of Time," it doesn't play as confession ripped from the soul, it plays as poetry. Similarly, when she tightens the screws so her song turns into something sleek, it doesn't play as Music City precision, it feels savvy and personal, surprising with its light hint of funk and Price's clear, plaintive, and powerful vocal. This tension between the head and heart, between the country and the city, is what fuels Midwest Farmer's Daughter, placing it on a warm, hazy plane that feels simultaneously sophisticated and down-home. Part of this dichotomy is due to Price's singing: she sounds like the Illinois girl that she is, possessing a voice that's pretty, plain, and unadorned, carrying an innocence that cuts against the worldliness of her songs. Her band, though, provides her songs with a genuine honky tonk kick, but even when the album drifts toward the traditional -- as it does on "Hurtin' (On the Bottle)" or "Four Years of Chances" -- Price's sensibility is modern, turning these old-fashioned tales of heartbreak, love, loss, and perseverance into something fresh and affecting. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Country - Released July 31, 2017 | Third Man Records

Following her first (Qobuzism!) album Midwest Farmer's Daughter that was released in April 2016, Margo Price confirms all the good things people thought of her with this EP released in the summer of 2017. Originally from Aledo, a rather run-down town of Illinois, the protégée of Jack White, who signed her on his Third Man Records label, doubles down with a country music overflowing with rock and soul. Throughout Weakness, her purist approach feels like glorious country from the seventies, when Waylon & Willie were heckling in Music City. With a touch of honkytonk, twang, blues and, this time, a large share of soul, Margo Price sings with conviction and sincerity, showing a glimpse of a very seventies evolution. Enough to consolidate her position as the worthy heir of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tanya Tucker, while introducing her own style… © MZ/Qobuz

Alternative & Indie - Released November 14, 2018 | PTKF

Country - Released September 6, 2017 | Third Man Records

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Country - Released September 6, 2017 | Third Man Records

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