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EF Playlist: Red Sky July

The band share their Inspirations playlist ahead of their C2C performances.

Red Sky July
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Red Sky July – Ally McErlaine (guitarist in Texas), Shelly Poole (previously one half of Alisha’s Attic) and Charity Hair (guitarist/vocalist in The Alice Band) – are gearing up for the release of their new album The Truth and the Lie this month.

The trio who are described as ‘a hazy blend of Alt-Country and Americana’ will be performing material from the record this weekend at C2C: Country to Country at The O2 Arena in London. Fans can also expect selections from their previous albums too.

Ahead of C2C the band shared their Inspirations playlist, giving an insight into the artists that have influenced them and helped to share their distinctive sound.

Mykonos – Fleet Foxes

This was one of our big inspirations when we formed RSJ, we love their harmonious sound.

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Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell

One of the all the greatest epic country songs ever recorded.


She – Gram Parsons

Gram was a big reason for getting into country music on the first place.


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Four Strong Winds – Neil Young

Another 70’s classic with amazing harmonies.


The Marry Song – Band of Horses

Fantastic song with a mysterious lyric about borrowing a wheelbarrow. We have covered this in a lot of different ways.


Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

Could have named a few others by them but we think this one wins out.

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Carrie and Lowell – Sufjan Stevens

Always an inspirational musician from folky acoustic to weird electronica.


Emmylou – First Aid Kit

We are big fans of them, love the Scandinavian pop melodies over Americana production.


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Bargain Store – Dolly Parton

Not her most well-known song but a classic, she made so many other great records than her big hits.


Wild Horses- the Rolling Stones

We love this Gram Parsons inspired song , beautiful chord progression and lovely lazy guitar sound.


Red Sky July will be performing as part of C2C: Country to Country. They release their new album The Truth and the Lie on Friday 25th March 2016. Watch the band’s video for The Truth and the Lie below:

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