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  • ‘Life Will Humble You’ Album Of The Year

    The new Euroamericana Charts 2018 Yearlist came in today and ‘Life Will Humble You’ is the album of the year. Congratulations Malford Milligan & The Southern Aces. Another milestone to celebrate.

    Listen to the yearlist on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2TeqVYP

    1. Malford Milligan & The Southern Aces – Life Will Humble You (Royal Family Records)
    2. Ry Cooder – The Prodigal Son (Perro Verde Records)
    3. John Hiatt – The Eclipse Sessions (New West)
    4. John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy Records)
    5. Jimmy LaFave – Peace Town (Music Road Records)
    Complete list: https://bit.ly/2AkhKit

    Order album: https://bit.ly/2xv7oLp

    Stream Life Will Humble You on:
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2z6hsKZ
    iTunes: https://apple.co/2PXnKn6
    Amazon: https://amzn.to/2qdC9R0
    Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Pq4y4C

  • New Album Malford Milligan & The Southern Aces Out Now

    New Music Friday – Today we celebrate our first international release coming from Malford Milligan & The Southern Aces. Life Will Humble You is an intense & autobiographical album about reflecting on life, losing people and gaining wisdom. Milligan and co-writer Jack Hustinx sing about the roads they have travelled have been an interesting and meaningful journey, teaching them that “life will humble you” as you go along, with all its ups & downs and pros & cons.

    Musically this is Malford Milligan going back to his bare roots, a perfect melting-pot of traditional old-school soul and r&b, country-soul as recorded at the Muscle Shoals and Stax studios, some Southern gospel, and several other essential musical ingredients from the Southern parts of the United States. In short soulful americana, in its purest form: stripped down, rootsy, groovy, intense, organic and intimite.

    You can find Life Will Humble You on:
    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2z6hsKZ
    Itunes: https://apple.co/2PXnKn6
    Amazon: https://amzn.to/2qdC9R0
    Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Pq4y4C
    Google Play: https://goo.gl/YoqF33
    Deezer: https://bit.ly/2yAf6o5
    Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/2CIz6rD
    Tidal: https://bit.ly/2PVatLR
    Napster: https://bit.ly/2ELOGp1

  • New Single Malford Milligan & The Southern Aces

    Malford Milligan & The Southern Aces release their new song called Desperate Decisions

    Malford Milligan wrote this song together with friend & producer Jack Hustinx. Desperate Decisions is a fragile Soul-ballad about the wrong decisions that are often being made when you’re in a desperate and depressed mindset, and how this can totally derail and devastate your loved ones. It’s the ultimate outcry for love, understanding, compassion and forgiveness.

    Desperate Decisions is now released digitally and available at all streaming services and download-stores. The song will appear on the album ‘Life Will Humble You’ which will be released next Friday, October 26th.

    Spotifyhttps://spoti.fi/2yoQNJs
    iTunes: https://apple.co/2q2DDNX
    Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2OvjeQa
    Youtubehttps://youtu.be/znUUbxznDV0

    Album pre-order: Royal Family Records webshop

     

  • JW Roy releases new song Doreen

    JW Roy releases new song called Doreen

    In September 2018 JW Roy played some shows in the US, during a day off he recorded a song called Doreen at Cedar Creek Recordings in Austin, Texas. Cedar Creek was run by the legendary Jimmy LaFave and is now owned by his talented cousin Jesse LaFave. Carrie Rodriguez joined in for vocal and violin parts.

    The song Doreen tells a story about the grandma of JW Roy’s wife. She called Doreen and suffers from dementia. Roy describes how she’s living in the past right now: ‘drifting through her memories, living in that moment for all times’.

    Doreen is released digitally only and available now at all streaming services and download-stores.

    Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IODLJk
    iTunes & Apple Music: https://apple.co/2CHH7O0
    Deezer: https://bit.ly/2CEYOhw
    Google Play: https://bit.ly/2IRbYIf

  • New Album Malford Milligan & The Southern Aces October 26th

    New Album Malford Milligan & The Southern Aces Available On Royal Family Records October 26th

    Musically this is Malford Milligan going back to his bare roots, a perfect melting-pot of traditional old-school soul and r&b, country-soul as recorded at the Muscle Shoals and Stax studios, some Southern gospel, and several other essential musical ingredients from the Southern parts of the United States. In short soulful americana, in its purest form: stripped down, rootsy, groovy, intense, organic and intimite.
    Lyrically and thematically this is Malford Milligan and old friend & producer/co-writer Jack Hustinx each and both reflecting on their well-lived and well-spent 6 decades so far, losing people and gaining wisdom. The roads they have travelled have been an interesting and meaningful journey, teaching them that “life will humble you” as you go along, with all its ups & downs and pros & cons.

    With his strong and powerful Soul-voice he has often been compared to giants like Otis Redding, Al Green and James Carr. As an partially sighted albino black Malford Milligan experienced a double dose of America’s pervasive racial confusions in his youth. Milligan is an eight-time award-winner as “Best Vocalist” at the annual Austin Music Awards (last awarded in 2015).
    In 1994 he helped form what amounted to a Texas supergroup, Storyville, which also included David Holt, David Grissom, and the rhythm section from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble.

    Life Will Humble You will be released by Royal Family Records on October 26th and can be pre-ordered at the webshop of Royal Family Records. First singles are available on Spotify, Apple Music, other streaming services and downloadable in iTunes

  • New Malford Milligan album will be released by Royal Family Records

    Malford Milligan and Jack Hustinx are officially announcing a new album the two have been collaborating on for the last year. Both Malford and Jack have been writing music behind the scenes for a new Malford Milligan album that will be produced by Jack Hustinx.

    Recordings will take place this summer in The Netherlands, a deliberate choice made by Milligan because he wants to record with the same all-star line-up of Dutch musicians that formed the band with whom they toured the European lowlands in late 2015. Release of the album is slated for late October 2018 on the hot & new Dutch label Royal Family Records, and will coincide with a tour in The Netherlands scheduled sometime in February 2019. Spring of 2019 will have both Milligan and Hustinx back in the states for shows in Austin and other cities in Texas.
    During the last 18 months Milligan and Hustinx have been writing a great deal of new material that will be the backbone of the new album, including a few songs written by a dear friend to both, the late Stephen Bruton. The sound is soulful, rootsy, groovy, stripped-down, intense, organic and intimite.

    Milligan and Hustinx have been good friends for more than two decades. They last collaborated on 4 tracks for Hustinx’ successful previously released solo-album “Over Yonder” that was followed by a tour back in November of 2015 in The Netherlands, Hustinx’ native land. There hasn’t been an album with the two as a team since 2002 when Milligan’s critically acclaimed album “Sweet Cherry Soul” was released and produced by Hustinx as well.

  • Malford Milligan brengt nieuw album uit op Royal Family Records (Dutch)

    De plannen zijn vorig jaar al beklonken, maar het hoge woord mag er uit. Er wordt al enige tijd gewerkt aan een nieuw Malford Milligan album, geproduceerd door Jack Hustinx. De soulzanger uit Austin komt in juni voor opnames naar Nederland. Het album zal, middels een exclusieve licentie-deal met Stagger Lee Records, uitgebracht worden op Royal Family Records, het platenlabel van JW Roy. De release staat, in samenwerking met Suburban Marketing & Distribution, gepland voor eind oktober.

    De twee heren zijn al meer dan twee decennia dik bevriend en werkten ruim twee jaar geleden nog samen voor Hustinx’ succesvolle soloplaat “Over Yonder” en de optredens die daarop volgden in zowel Nederland als Texas. Maar een héle plaat samen is er van hen sinds het uit 2002 stammende en alom bejubelde “Sweet Cherry Soul” niet meer geweest.
    We zijn ruim ‘n jaar geleden begonnen met schrijven en de songs zijn klaar. Te gekke nummers trouwens, als Malford en ik samen schrijven is er altijd een soort hechte synergie” vertelt Hustinx, die na vier maanden terug in Nederland nét weer vertrokken is naar Austin om de geplande opnames voor te bereiden. “Malford wil al heel lang ‘n ingetogen intieme plaat maken. Hij wilde dat destijds al samen doen met Stephen Bruton voordat hij overleed. We hebben het er al wel eens eerder over gehad, maar nu gaat het er dus eindelijk écht van komen. Ik vind het een grote eer dat Malford dit samen met mij als producer wilt doen.”
    Sleutelwoorden voor de nieuwe plaat zijn (op z’n Engels): soulful, rootsy, groovy, stripped-down, intense, organic en intimite …

    Malford Milligan is een energieke oldschool soulzanger in de allerbeste Otis Redding traditie, en een icoon en gigant in de Austin TX music scene, waar hij maar liefst 8 keer tot beste vocalist bekroond werd bij de Austin Music Awards. Hij werd bekend als zanger van de supergroep Storyville in de 90-er jaren, waarin o.a. Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ‘Double Trouble’ als ritme-tandem speelde (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malford_Milligan).
    Jack Hustinx kennen we als oprichter en frontman van de Shiner Twins, volgens vele kenners de beste Americana-band van Nederland, waarmee hij 10 jaar speelde en drie zeer lovend ontvangen CD’s maakte (http://www.jackhustinx.com).

    Opnames met Nederlandse ‘allstar’ band
    De opnames gaan deze zomer op uitdrukkelijk verzoek van Malford in Nederland plaatsvinden met nagenoeg dezelfde allstar-band als waarmee de beide heren eind 2015 door Nederland getourd hebben: the Southern Aces. De band bestaat uit Jack Hustinx (gitaar), Roel Spanjers (piano-orgel-accordeon – o.a. JW Roy en Luther Allison), Eric van Dijsseldonk (lead & slide-gitaar – o.a. Erwin Nijhoff en JW Roy), Nicky Hustinx (drums – o.a. Fink, Dotan en Eefje de Visser) en Roelof Klijn (bas – o.a. Shiner Twins en Dede Priest).

    Exclusieve show & tour
    Tijdens zijn verblijf in Nederland deze zomer geeft Malford Milligan samen met The Southern Aces een éénmalig intiem concert in Nederland, op donderdag 28 Juni, exclusief in de Ad van Meurs Theaterzaal van de Rozenknop in Eindhoven. Deze show is reeds uitverkocht. Er zijn plannen om na de release uitgebreid te gaan touren, zowel in Nederland als in Texas.
    Facebook-event de Rozenknop: https://www.facebook.com/events/182545279194101/

  • #1 position in EuroAmericana Charts

    Hooray! A Room Full Of Strangers has reached the #1 position of the November issue of the EuroAmericana Charts. In oktober JW still was second after all American hero Chris Hillman, now they have traded places. Thanks for stepping aside Chris!

    Order cd online: here
    Order vinyl online (+cd+red vinyl+limited): here
    Add A Room Full Of Strangers to your Spotify playlist: here

  • Order A Room Full Of Stranger now!

    We’re ready to ship! The upcoming release A Room Full Of Strangers is out now. We are happy to ship all cd’s and lp’s (cd included) to you! The beautiful gatefold lp will be delivered November 7th and can also be ordered using the links down below:

    CD – 14,99 – OUT NOW: HERE
    LP* (incl cd) – 24,99 – delivery date 7 november: HERE

    * limited edition: LP + cd + red vinyl + numbered

    Tracklisting:
    1. Blue Sunrise
    2. Don’t Walk Out On Me
    3. Broke Brothers (feat. Jeroen Roy)
    4. Keep It Simple (feat. Lea Kliphuis)
    5. To Live Is To Fly
    6. We’re Still Here
    7. All Of My Dreams
    8. Right Or Ride Along
    9. Are You Ready
    10. Kind Of Blue (feat. Michael Prins)
    11. Riddle Of The Sands (feat. Tangerine)
    12. The Big Chief

  • JW signs publishing deal with Downtown Music Publishing

    On July 13th JW signed an international publishing deal with Down Music Publishing. Downtown now can work with a part of JW’s catalogue. JW also signed a songwriter agreement with Downtown. They started immediately so JW will depart to Nashville within a week to do some writing sessions over there.