MOBILE, AL–November 21,2017–Skate Mountain Records is proud to announce the release of Cotton Fields and Blood For Days, the second full-length recording from the Mobile, Alabama-based singer/songwriter ABE PARTRIDGE, on January 26, 2018. “Colors”, the first single from the recording, was released on November 17, 2017.

Partridge is one of the most respected songwriters on the burgeoning Mobile music scene.  Ranging from the earthy to the surreal, from the spiritual light to the depths of depression, the 8 original songs come together with a gripping intensity. Partridge draws listeners in with a combination of southern gothic storytelling and a dark humor reminiscent of the late Townes Van Zandt – delivered in a gravelly tone that conjures up images of Tom Waits in his barstool warming days.  The album closes with a stirring rendition of the traditional song “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down” that would make Screamin’ Jay Hawkins proud.

Cotton Fields and Blood For Days was produced, mixed and mastered by Shawn Byrne at Great Hill Studio in Nashville. In addition to Partridge on vocals, guitar, banjo and harmonica, the recording includes: Byrne on guitar, mandolin and bass guitar; Courtney Blackwell on cello; Molly Thomas on backing vocals; and Thelonious Jefferson Scruggs on percussion.

Cotton Fields and Blood For Days Track Listing:

  1. Colors (5:19)
  2. Ride Willie Ride (Or Thoughts I Had While Comtemplating Both the Metaphysical Nature of Willie Nelson and His Harrassment By The Internal Revenue Service) (4:08)
  3. I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (4:00)
  4. Out of Alabama Blues (5:49)
  5. Turn The Volume Down (3:09)
  6. The Ghosts of Mobile (5:30)
  7. Our Babies Will Never Grow Up to be Astronauts (3:03)
  8. Prison Tattoos (6:47)
  9. Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down (2:05)

Partridge is rapidly developing a solid reputation as a powerful performer playing songwriter festivals and listening rooms around the Southeast; he is particularly well-received in the music loving state of Texas.  Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival producer Jim Halfpenny comments, “Abe Partridge is that special kind of singer/songwriter who has the ability to connect with just about any audience. His songwriting is top notch and his stage presence and song delivery are nothing less than stellar.  Everyone should keep an eye on Abe Partridge – his future is bright.”

U.S. Tour Dates:

 Wed, Nov 29—BUFORD, GA—Tannery Row

Thurs, Nov 3–ATHENS, GA–Hendershots

Fri, Dec 1–SAVANNAH, GA –The Jinx

Sat, Dec 2–SAVANNAH, GA—Sentient Bean

Sun, Dec 31—MOBILE, AL—The Listening Room

Sat, Jan 13—NEWNAN, GA—Vinylyte Records/Brown’s Guitar Mill

Sat, Jan 20—MOBILE, AL—The Listening Room

Skate Mountain Records is based in Mobile, Alabama, and was founded in 2016 by film and music producers Scott and Kate Lumpkin.  It is distributed by The Orchard.  In addition to Abe Partridge, the roster includes Avi JacobJimmy Lumpkin & The RevivalThe Red Clay Strays and The Underhill Family Orchestra.

Scott Lumpkin comments, “Abe is absolutely magic.  We want to help him get off the ground and keep going. He simply has so much material…he’s a real gem.”

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