Reimagine Music Releases 'Paint It Black: An Alt Country Tribute To The Rolling Stones.' Popular Artists Record Classic Stones’ Tracks and Neglected Gems

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In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, under the influence of their now legendary friend Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones brought a rough-hewn, country music feel to their work that became the blueprint for Alternative Country music as we know it today.

"Each track is a gem, each transition another revelation: everything fits, and everything works. Its like listening to your favorite late-night radio station when the DJ is in the perfect groove." - Cover Lay Down

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, under the influence of their now legendary friend Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones brought a rough-hewn, country music feel to their work that became the blueprint for alternative country music as we know it today.

On May 17th, 2011, Reimagine Music celebrates that influence by reimagining The Rolling Stones’ lesser known works, with a few classics mixed in, by the best alt country artists on the scene including: Great Lake Swimmers, Matthew Ryan, Cowboy Junkies, Hem, Everest, The Bittersweets, Giant Sand, Lee Harvey Osmond and Mary Gauthier, Over the Rhine, The Handsome Family, Blue Mountain, Brian Ritchey, Neal McCarthy & Ivo Matos, Barbara Kessler, and Anders Parker.

This digital download only project is produced by Jim Sampas whose work includes Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard - One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Music From Kerouac’s Big Sur (Atlantic Records), Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska (Sub Pop) w/ Johnny Cash, Aimee Mann, Ben Harper and others and This Bird Has Flown: A Tribute to the Beatles’ Rubber Soul (Razor & Tie) w/ Sufjan Stevens, Ted Leo, Low and others.

“This collection brings clearly to mind the maverick country energy that Gram Parsons injected into the Stones’ turn of the decade style. This grouping of artists is a dream come true for me and their alt country style suits these songs well, with one foot grounded in traditional country’s past in violins, harmonicas and pedal steel guitars, and another kicking into the 21st century, with modern recording techniques and synths.”

This project comes on the heels of the great success of Reimagine Music’s Subterranean Homesick Blues: A Tribute To Bob Dylan’s ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ that received widespread press coverage such as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, The Boston Globe, Stereogum, The Associate Press, The Chicago Tribune, Filter, The Huffington Post and many others.

For more info on Paint It Black: Alternative Country Tribute to The Rolling Stones, or to arrange artist interviews, contact Lee McRae at lee@reimaginemusic.com or visit http://www.reimaginemusic.com. The album is set to release on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 and will be available for at online digital download outlets everywhere.

Paint It Black: An Alt Country Tribute To The Rolling Stones
(Reimagine Music)

1.    Great Lake Swimmers – “Before They Make Me Run”
2.    Matthew Ryan – “Streets of Love”
3.    Cowboy Junkies – “Moonlight Mile”
4.    Hem – “You Can't Always Get What You Want”
5.    Everest – “Sweet Virginia”
6.    The Bittersweets – “Loving Cup”
7.    Giant Sand – “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
8.    Lee Harvey Osmond and Mary Gauthier – “Dear Doctor”
9.    Over the Rhine – “Waiting On a Friend”
10.    Handsome Family – “Faraway Eyes”
11.    Blue Mountain – “Torn and Frayed”
12.    Brian Ritchey – “Paint It Black”
13.    Neal McCarthy & Ivo Matos – “Wild Horses”
14.    Barbara Kessler – “You Got The Silver”
15.    Anders Parker – “Coming Down Again”

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