Jakes, recorded at Wire Studio by platinum engineer Stuart Sullivan was released on February 22, 2019, as a follow up to Foreign Fields. Blue Rose Records caught William Harries Graham with his band at the Continental Club as SXSW 2016 kicked off, soon releasing Foreign Fields to Europe. Hailed as a prodigy when he was a young teen by music critic Michael Corcoran. With a regular Wednesday night residency at the world-renowned Continental Club, William Harries Graham's music defies the contemporary labels...it is independent in spirit, but not indie; it is American, but not Americana. William’s first record, Foreign Fields was called a singular piece of work that deserves your attention. Mastered by Dave McNair, record and produced by Mark Addison. Addison says it’s the best record he’s ever made. William had been featured in the New York Times, Austin Monthly, and Texas Monthly. Rolling Stone hailed the Painted Redstarts as the future of Austin music after their performance at ACL Live/Moody Theater for the United Sounds of Austin. Playback Austin hails William as the "voice of his generation."
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