At midnight on Friday, March 3, Red on Red records is re-releasing a re-mastered version of Robin Lane’s current and critically-acclaimed album DIRT ROAD TO HEAVEN with a recent favorite song of Robin’s. “All I’ll Ever Need,” which found airplay on radio and YouTube is loved by Robin’s label, Boston-based company Red on Red Records.
Red on Red’s label President Justine Covault’s decision to re-release the album is also a way of giving “All I’ll Ever Need” an opportunity to be heard by more people. “When I first started working with Robin, I focused on what I could do to best support her, and I chose ‘All I’ll Ever Need’ as a standalone single, because I knew the Red on Red audience would love it. What I didn’t know then was what Robin was about to teach me. She opened my ears to her songs — songs that matter, songs that inspire, songs that soar and then dig a trench in your heart. So, I fell in love with, and then picked up, the entire ‘Dirt Road to Heaven’ album, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
Americana Highways’ Jeff Burger writes about “Dirt Road To Heaven,” “This 11-track latest one, most of which Lane wrote or co-wrote, offers a lot to like. Assisted by a crew that adds accordion, banjo, drums, lap steel, backup vocals, and more, Lane flirts (not for the first time) with country music on songs like “Faded Leaves,” showcases gorgeous vocal work on numbers like “Hurricane Watch,” and turns up the heat on tracks like the sultry “Hunny Dummer,” where she sings, “Turn off the phone, turn on George Jones, and let me show you how I feel.” The Alternate Root’s Lee Zimmerman cheers, “Consider this dirt road a potential path to achieving that well-deserved greater acclaim for Robin Lane.”
CBS TV/Sirius XM’s Bill Flanagan told Robin, “I think it might be the best record you’ve ever made.”
Boston Herald’s Brett Milano wrote, “she’s still the musical friend who’ll join you walking that dirt road.” He loves the album’s inspirational range of music: “Country on ‘Rodeo Clown,’ rockabilly on ‘Hard Life,’ full-throttle Byrds on ‘Sunshine Blue Skies.’ There’s also a couple of shiver-inducing ballads that show her ever-increasing warmth and range….(and) a few helpings of sly humor (see ‘Last Cute Minute’).”
Digital Streaming Link: robinlane.hearnow.com
“All I’ll Ever Need” music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXRjbLUxRM4
“Woman Like That” is Robin’s current music video. It features Appalachian-influenced music with a story line of a stalker. Watch it here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuqU5VYWCcQ.
Listen and Buy the album on Bandcamp *Note: March 3, 2023 is #BandcampFriday.
The album is also on sale on Robin’s website: www.therobinlane.com/shop