From Chicks to Hounds

After much chatter and anticipation, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire of The Dixie Chicks, announced they will release new music under the moniker Court Yard Hounds. Their self-titled debut album comes out May 17th on Columbia Records.

Court Yard Hounds played their first live show March 18th at SXSW to much acclaim and excitement. Following a string of intimate US shows The Court Yard Hounds will tour North America throughout the summer and will then tour Europe and Australia in the autumn.

The new music spans sounds of folk, country, rock and Americana and includes a collaboration with Jakob Dylan on ‘See You in the Spring’, the wry tale of a couple from the northernmost and southernmost parts of the country who find their biggest obstacle is climatic. Texas also asserts itself more contentedly in ‘The Coast’, which celebrates neither the east nor west but south coast, and ‘Skyline’, which was inspired by the view of San Antonio from Robison’s loft.

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