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Releases from Margo Price, Ruby Amanfu, Waxahatchee, Sarah Jarosz and Nicole Atkins

Americana female artists are releasing albums, songs and videos this week including a video from Margo Price, an album and lyric videos from Sarah Jarosz, video from Nicole Atkins, a remake by Ruby Amanfu and video by Waxahatchee.

Margo Price released the video for her song ‘Letting Me Down’ from her album That’s How Rumors Get Started, available July 10th. The video was directed by Kimberly Stuckwisch, who drove an RV from Los Angeles to Nashville to film in Margo’s home and an abandoned hospital where she performs a dance sequence choreographed by her sister Kylie Price.

The album That’s How Rumors Get Started was produced by Sturgill Simpson, and co-produced by Margo Price and David Ferguson. Price will be featured Saturday, June 13 on CBS Saturday Morning and recently wrote an article about her quarantine experience for Vogue.

New Jersey singer/songwriter, Nicole Atkins released her album Italian Ice May 29. The album is an ode to the Jersey Shore and is inspired by the boardwalk’s Victorian mansions, the legendary funhouse, and the Asbury Park rock-and-roll scene.

For the Italian Ice sessions, Atkins gathered a group of her “best musical friends” at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio – who just so happen to be Jim Sclavunos and David “Moose” Sherman of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Dap-Kings’ Binky Griptite and drummer McKenzie Smith (St. Vincent, Midlake) – along with Spooner Oldham and David Hood of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. Co-produced by Nicole and Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes), Italian Ice also features special guests Britt Daniel, Seth Avett, John Paul White and Erin Rae, and songs co-written with Hamilton Leithauser, Daniel and Carl Broemel.

Atkins released the video "Domino" this week, directed by Taylor McFadden, produced by Nicole Atkins and Taylor McFadden.

Sarah Jarosz recently released World on The Ground on Rounder Records. The three-time Grammy winner has returned to her solo career with a collaboration with producer/songwriter John Leventhal. The songs on the album make up a collection of stories from her hometown of Wimberley, Texas, population 2,626. Songs like “Johnny” allow Jarosz to inhabit characters and explore small-town living.

Nashville based singer/songwriter, Ruby Amanfu recently released a remake of the song “Bitch” that was featured on the Hulu show Little Fires Everywhere. The original version of the song was written by Meredith Brooks and Shelly Peiken. It was released by Brooks in 1997.

The Waxahatchee album Saint Cloud was released earlier this year on Merge Records and was written just after the singer/songwriter (also known as Katie Crutchfield) decided to get sober. The album includes the song “Lilacs”, and an original video produced by Ashley Connor, Katie Crutchfield & Marlee Grace.

Val Hoeppner is the executive director of WMOT 89.5, executive producer of Wired In, 895 Fest, 895 Sessions, 895 Feast and the AmericanaFest Day Stage presented by WMOT, World Cafe and NPR Music. Hoeppner joined WMOT in 2014 and helped transition WMOT from mixed format to American Roots in 2016.