Following the release of her breakthrough album Violets as Camouflage earlier this year, Nashville’s “Americana Queen” (Noisey) Mary Bragg will release a new EP titled Think About It early next year. A creative extension of the previous full-length, Think About It features a special collection of cover songs including tracks by Roy Orbison, Stevie Nicks, and Aaron Lee Tasjan. They were recorded and produced at her home studio and find Mary taking a step away from telling her own visceral stories through song in order to study and interpret life through the lens of other songwriters. The first track, released today, is a rendition of Jackson Browne’s “Our Lady of the Well” off his acclaimed 1973 album For Everyman.
Listen to “Our Lady of the Well” HERE.
“As a writer, one of the things that keeps me sane is that healthy part of the process which is to sometimes get out of your own head and away from your own stories,” Mary told The Bluegrass Situation. “I’ve started looking for songs to learn that speak to me, and this one in particular, written by the great Jackson Browne, felt painfully timely, as it beautifully expresses some of the feelings I’ve been having about the world we live in, decades after it was written.”
Released in March, Violets as Camouflage is Mary’s fourth album and was described by Rolling Stone as “classic country twang with broken hearted sentiment.” NPR Music’s Ann Powers stated “Her clear, warm alto, reminiscent of Patsy Cline, was made for confidences, and these gorgeously crafted and executed songs touch the listener on a deep level, where insight occurs.” Billboard also raved “Violets’ 14 tracks are among the most intensely personal Bragg has ever written.” Stream or purchase it HERE.
12/01 – London, UK at Moth Club*
12/03 – St. Albans, UK at The Horn*
12/04 – Halifax, UK at The Lantern*
12/05 – Leeds, UK @ The Fenton
12/08 – Glasgow, UK at The Hug and Pint*
12/09 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK at Think Tank? Underground*
12/12 – Lahinch, Ireland at Kenny’s^
12/13 – Mullingar, Ireland @ Oldtown Music Company at The Stables^
12/14 – Newbridge, Ireland at Riverbank Arts Center^
12/15 – Clonakilty, Ireland at De Barra’s^
01/17 – Ft. Walton Beach, FL at 30A Songwriters Festival
01/18 – Ft. Walton Beach, FL at 30A Songwriters Festival
*supporting Beth Rowley
^supporting Mick Flannery