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Hear and Now: Stream the new album 'Depending on the Distance' by Jimmy LaFave

Hear and Now: Stream the new album 'Depending on the Distance' by Jimmy LaFave Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage
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With well-crafted songs and his plaintive, road-worn tenor, Austin-based Jimmy LaFave is one of the best veteran singer-songwriters that you haven't heard yet.

Although born in Texas, LaFave spent a good part of his youth in Oklahoma, and as a result draws much influence from the state and its people. He has also been greatly influenced by another famous Oklahoman: Woody Guthrie. LaFave has toured recently with a Guthrie tribute project and is working with Guthrie's daughter, Nora, to release a collection of previously unrecorded songs. His influences have always played a prominent role in his musical life, and LaFave casts himself in the tradition of singers and songwriters like Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

"Depending on the Distance," LaFave's 10th release -- and his first record of new material for the label Music Road, which he co-founded in 2008 -- is a collection of the heartfelt original tunes and covers his audience has come to expect. Known for his versions of Dylan songs, the record features three songs by the giant, including the beautiful "Red River Shore." But the most unexpected cover, however, is John Waite's "Missing You." LaFave reworks it into a stripped down, country-folk love song, and in the process breathes new life into a well-worn AOR staple.

LaFave has always taken a grassroots approach to his music and his career, playing clubs and touring constantly, honing his craft and building a loyal audience from the ground up. Blending blues, country and folk into a sound that is all his own, LaFave's poignant ballads of love, loss, heartbreak and longing are rooted in both the regional sounds of Texas and Oklahoma, and in the American musical traditions of his influences.

"Depending on the Distance" will be released on September 18, 2012 by Music Road Records.

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