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Jodee Lewis Announces Americana Single, “Buzzard’s Bluff”

The new Americana single from Jodee Lewis, “Buzzard’s Bluff” is a cathartic release from deep within the Missouri Ozarks. The natural lush landscapes are home to beautiful views, but just like the numerous birds of prey, a dark secret is always circling. The swelling ache of the violin takes center stage as the melodies wander deeper into the mountains. It is the first single and title track off the upcoming album, Buzzard’s Bluff, due out April 6. “Buzzard’s Bluff” is available as an approved downloadable mp3.

Lewis, now living in Chicago, grew up in Missouri where a deep passion for music rang through her home at an early age. The sounds of Merle Haggard, EmmyLou Harris, and Waylon Jennings became a familiar chorus of voices that influenced her own storytelling. “Buzzard’s Bluff” opens with a haunting chill that quickly becomes an anthemic march. With a raw and honest cadence, Lewis sings with a spine tingling melody that commands attention. The steady beat of the drums intertwine with a deep bass, energetic strings, and a harmony filled chorus. The memory of the area still clings to Lewis as she explains, “There were a number of things about my childhood that were tragic and unhappy, yet the Ozarks is deep in my bones and I still carry a great love for the area and it’s beauty, even after fleeing to Chicago almost 20 years ago.”

Buzzard’s Bluff draws inspiration from growing up in a small town, the trials of faith, and a 19-year marriage with children. No journey is without its crosses, and the album emerges after years of self-reflection and struggle. As an artist, Lewis had to search deep within her spirit to deal with the unexpected turns of life. Dealing with personal loss is hard enough, but the devastation can shake repressed memories loose and bring them to the surface. Now sober for five years, Lewis has grown an exceptional amount both personally and as an artist. She explains, “My songs are more honest and they’re executed much better because I have my head on straight. I’m proud to share that with my friends and family who have supported me along the way.” 

Buzzard’s Bluff Track Listing

  1. Buzzard’s Bluff
  2. Though The Flood May Rise
  3. It Ain’t Killed Me Yet
  4. Nothing Ever Really Changes
  5. Cigarette Song
  6. We Shouldn’t Be Alone
  7. Start Again Tomorrow
  8. Missouri
  9. The Redeemed of the Lord
  10. A House That Was Never A Home
  11. Peace At Last

About Jodee Lewis

Jodee Lewis is an Americana singer-songwriter. Originally from Missouri, she now lives in Chicago. Her first album, Whiskey Halo, was released in 2014. Single, “In The End” was chosen as the first place winner in the 16th annual Great American Songwriting Contest. Whiskey Halo was chosen as country album of the year in the 14th annual Independent Music Awards, and the single “From A Bottle” took top honors as country song of the year. “From A Bottle” also took runner-up in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in the country category. Her upcoming album, Buzzard’s Bluff, is due out in April.

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Paul Corsi

When he’s not playing a show or practicing with his band Go Tiger, Go! he can be found at one of Detroit’s best new restaurants or taking in the sights and sounds that the area has to offer. He loves running, coffee houses, playing with puppies, and the occasional vortex of video games.

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