Songwriting Greats Craig Market & Thomm Jutz to Release New CD!

Image635560520292818329Craig Market and Thomm Jutz will release their duo project, Nowhere to Hide on January 29.

This record was recorded over a span of twelve days (one song per day) at Jutz's log cabin studio outside of Nashville.

It's fitting that the music recorded in a log cabin would be simple and free of clutter-this record is just that: two writers, two voices and two guitars, namely a 1937 Martin D18 played by Market and a 1948 Martin D18 played by Jutz. 

Separately, both Market & Jutz have blazed their own successful musical trails. Market is one of the most recorded songwriters in today's world of acoustic music. His songs have been cut over 100 times, by artists like Dan Tyminski, Ronnie Bowman, Lonesome River Band, Blue Highway, and many more. Jutz is an award winning songwriter, guitar player, and producer who moved to Nashville in 2003 and became a favored contributor to the works of troubadours Nanci Griffith, Kim Richey, and David Olney. His production credits include Country Music Hall of Famer Mac Wiseman, songwriting genius Todd Snider, country-punk hero Jason Ringenberg, and others. Together, with Nowhere to Hide, they forge forward into unfamiliar yet musically comfortable territory. 

Music historian and critic Peter Cooper says of Nowhere to Hide, "Together, they've made an album that's both thoughtful and visceral, elegant and raw. I listen to it all the damn time: To the intricate guitar interplay, to the harmony choices and to songs about indigo ink and acceptance, about war and peacefulness, about life and death and the places where those things intersect."

Tim Stafford, 2014 IBMA Songwriter of the Year, said, "This collaboration is pared down to two guitars and two songwriters, but in this case that's all that's needed.  By taking such a simple approach, Craig Market and Thomm Jutz, two of the best writers working in the bluegrass/Americana field, wanted to directly showcase their twelve original songs here, but in doing so, they squeezed just about everything out of the format that can be gathered...if you've been looking for a 'true' duet record with great songs, singing, ideas, melodies, and tasteful guitar teamwork, your search is over."

NOWHERE TO HIDE will be available to the public on January 29th. Radio stations and programs may start broadcasting selected tracks as soon as January 12th or even sooner in some cases.

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