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Ralph Nix & The Guilt Birds Release Classic Americana Album 'Good Ingredients'

By Stevie Connor.

Lance Blackwell is a Mississippi born Americana singer-songwriter with influences in all southern sounds. From the instrumentation to the writing, it is obvious he’s been steeped in the Blues, Gospel, Country, Rock and Bluegrass.

Being raised in a family deep-rooted in music, he has been able to continue the family trademark by composing “feel good” sounds and energies that are intended to uplift and connect with the listener. As he learned from his Great Grandfather “Ralph Nix” Storytelling is at the centre of great song- writing.

Winner of FestivalSouth’s 2015 “Album of the Year” award for the debut album “Sins I Have Sown” featuring the amazing Catfish Gospel. He is proud to announce that he has teamed up with The Guilt Birds to produce his second album “Good Ingredients”.

The release is being featured on the award-winning platform Blues & Roots Radio worldwide HERE You can also listen on demand on The Sound Cafe podcast page HERE

A perfect blend of feel good sounds and meaningful story-telling, Tales of ghost stories from times past, songs of love, loss and betrayal, the occasional murder ballad, and even a few gospel-inspired songs are included.

The album was recorded at the famous Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Numerous multi-platinum records were recorded, partially recorded or mixed at Studio in the Country, including classic albums by Kansas such as Leftoverture and Point of Know Return, each of which contained hits – "Carry On Wayward Son" (which reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100) on the former and Top 10 single "Dust in the Wind" on the latter.

Other platinum albums from Studio in the Country include Save His Soul by Blues Traveler, Smells Like Children by Marilyn Manson, Boats, Beaches, Bars and Ballads by Jimmy Buffett, Heartbreak Station by Cinderella, and the 11× platinum Dirty Dancing soundtrack.]

Additional work done at Studio in the Country includes Stevie Wonder's Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants, The Hungry Years by Willie Nelson, the Jack Nitzsche-produced The Neville Brothers, and Fiyo on the Bayou by The Neville Brothers, Louis Prima Meets Robin Hood by Louis Prima, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's An American Dream, and many more.

"Good Ingredients" has a classic sound, which can only be achieved in this one of a kind studio, and it's a must have for any collection.

Ralph Nix says, “Music is meant to bring us together and remind us that we all share similar trials while navigating our way through life. It is the perfect gateway for us all to walk through together.”

We could not agree more.


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