Bloodshot Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a label this year. On Nov. 8 the label will release a new 22-song compilation to mark the occasion. Titled Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots, the compilation revisits the concept of the label's first release in 1994, For A Life of Sin: Insurgent Chicago Country, which collected new material from a range of artists in the roots/country scene that Bloodshot highlights.
The new collection includes songs by Robbie Fulks, Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds, Jon Langford's Hillbilly Lovechild, and a whole lot more (listed in full below.
The label is hosting two special live shows in Chicago this November as well.
Full Artist and Track listing:
1. Wild Earp & The Free For Alls "The Last Honky Tonk in Chicago"
2. Tammi Savoy & the Chris Casello Combo "If It's News to You"
3. Jon Langford's Hillbilly Lovechild "I Am a Big Town"
4. Half Gringa "Wearing White"
5. Brendan Kelly & the Wandering Birds "Lay Me Down"
6. The Family Gold "The Sun Is Going Down"
7. Big Sadie "You Never Told Me"
8. ROOKIE "Head Over Heels"
9. The Dyes "Liza Jane"
10. Robbie Fulks "Lonely Ain't Hardly Alive"
11. Freakwater "Sway"
12. David Quinn "Long Time Gone"
13. The Hoyle Brothers "A Little Bit of Buck"
14. Bethany Thomas & Tawny Newsome "Dinosaur"
15. Sima Cunningham "Weeds and Daisies"
16. The Lawrence Peters Outfit "I Wrote You a Song"
17. Kelly Hogan "Gotta Have My Baby Back"
18. The Saluda Moonlighters "Honky Tonkin' in the Moonlight"
19. Los Gallos "Yeah Yeah Yeah"
20. Joybird "The Sweetness"
21. The Western Elstons "Toast That Lie"
22. The Handsome Family "Tower of Song"
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