In 1997, Ricky Skaggs launched Skaggs Family Records and created an in-house organization, including his recording studio, Skaggs Place, in order to take full control of his career. As he explained during the keynote address at the 2009 Nashville Recording Workshop, there he could make records without "having 15 people sitting around a table telling me why bluegrass won't sell."
Just days after releasing his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, Jack White made an appearance on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report last night to talk about his new album and perform the track "Freedom at 21." You can watch video of both the performance and interview below.
Just a week ahead of the official release of his debut solo album, Jack White is now streaming Blunderbuss in its entirety via iTunes. Listen to the full thing here, then come back and tell us what you think in the comments.
This past Sunday was April Fools day, and while many of us were busy falling for Google's Really Advanced Search feature, Jack White was busy releasing 1000 copies of a new single, "Freedom at 21," as flexidiscs.