Bria is a new project comprising Bria Salmena and Duncan Hay Jennings, who are both in the band FRIGS and have toured as part of Orville Peck’s band. Their first release is set to be a set of six covers of classic tunes from the likes of Lucinda Williams, John Cale, The Walker Brothers and more; it’s called Cuntry Covers Vol. 1 and comes out on September 24 through Sub Pop.
Along with the news, they’ve shared the set’s opening track, “Green Rocky Road”, a song originally by Karen Dalton.
Shamir recorded his own take of ’s “Dsharpg,” a more slowed-down and subdued version of the original that appeared on Van Etten’s 2010 album Epic. The cover is set to appear on the new double album project epic Ten that pairs the original album alongside covers of its songs by artists like Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, Big Red Machine, and more.
Since Sammy Brue released his debut album I Am Nice in 2017 , the now-18-year-old Utah singer-songwriter has been hailed as an “Americana prodigy” by Rolling Stone, as a “wunderkind” by American Songwriter, been labeled one of the “teenagers shaping pop” by The New Yorker; and performed at the Newport Folk Festival and played shows with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Lukas Nelson and Hayes Carll.
Sammy Brue has been writing songs since the age of 10. After receiving an acoustic guitar from his father for Christmas, he quickly embraced the instrument and began learning the songs of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie. Since writing his first song (a fingerpicked, autobiographical tune titled “The Woody Guthrie Song”) at the age of 11, Brue has released three homespun EPs, a debut album, I Am Nice, a 2018 EP, Down with Desperation and his sophmore album Crash Test Kid.
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