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Margo Price


Margo Rae Price (born April 15, 1983) is an American singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Fader has called her "country's next star." Her debut solo album Midwest Farmer's Daughter was released on Third Man Records on March 25, 2016. The album was recorded on RADAR (http://www.izcorp.com/radar) at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, and was engineered by Matt Ross-Spang. The album was recorded in three days.


by Jason Simanek | July 15, 2016

Watch Margo Price's Stylish and Defiant «Four Years of Chances»

 

Anyone who has been watching Margo Price perform this year - either in person or online - knows that she tends to step to the mic with a distinct  and classic look. Last night (July 14) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Margo continued that trend with a modern twist.

Margo and her band, the Price Tags, d delivered a steady and confident rendition of «Four Years of Chances» from her album Midwest Farmer's Daughter. The bold look and determined performance matched the song's story of defiance and self-reliance. Enjoy!


The week after that she performed “Two More Bottles of Wine” with the legendary Emmylou Harris as well as her own set at Skyville Live. In October, she was included in CMT’s 2016 Next Women of Country—a campaign to bring awareness to inspiring female vocalists in country music.

To create her latest music video for “Hands of Time,” Margo went back to Aledo, Ill., the Midwest town where she went to high school. Some folks might think Aledo meets the criteria for being considered “nowhere,”  but this very personal video suggests it is a special somewhere for Margo and her family.

by Jason Simanek  |  November 9, 2016

Margo Price’s “Hands of Time” Music Video Is a Love Letter to Aledo, Illinois

 

Margo Price seemed to have come out of nowhere earlier this year with her fully formed retro-sounding album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. Released on March 25 by Third Man Records—rocker Jack White’s label—the album reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and is highly regarded by music critics and fans of a more traditional country sound.

 

 

Throughout the year, Margo could be seen performing on the The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and other late night TV shows, including Saturday Night Live. In September, Margo was named the New/Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards. 


According to Margo, the music video was shot “entirely on 16 millimeter film.” The use of a film camera certainly explains why the whole thing looks like a long-lost documentary from the ’70s or ’80s, with fuzzy footage of Margo, her husband and son around town, at a rodeo, a carnival and out amidst livestock and farmland in the Illinois countryside.


Background information From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Career

Price grew up in a small town in Aledo, Illinois, where she played piano and sang in church choir before studying dance and theater in college. She dropped out of school in 2003, at age 20, and moved to Nashville, TN.

 

In Nashville, Price worked a number of jobs including waiting tables, installing and removing residential siding, and teaching children dance at a YMCA. During this time she started the group Buffalo Clover (http://buffaloclover.com/) with her husband, guitarist Jeremy Ivey and later formed Margo and the Pricetags which she says was "supposed to be a supergroup."Sturgill Simpson and Kenny Vaughan, longtime guitarist in Marty Stuart's band, have both been in the lineup at various times. 

 

Price has been described by Rolling Stone Country as "a fixture of the East Nashville music community," and appeared on that publication's list of Country Artists You Need to Know in 2014. Fellow Nashville musician Aaron Lee Tasjan calls her "a singular and vital part of this scene, as a thing unto herself.

 

On April 9, 2016, Price was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. On 17 May 2016, she made her UK television debut on Later... with Jools Holland. In addition to her appearance on UK television her tracks have appeared on shows on BBC Radio 6Music, notably with Steve Lamacq. (http://www.flemingassociatespr.com/margo-prices-debut-album-get-910-steve-lamacqsroundtable-bbc-6-music)

 

Influences

Price cites Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton as major influences. Her voice has also been compared to those of Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette. Price's great-uncle, Bobby Fischer, was a songwriter for George Jones, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride and Reba McEntire. Nashville Scene noted that she often writes about "life's cruel twists and unjust turns" and that "her matter-of-factness conveys an enduring humility."



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*Immanuel Kant