Good Luck Charm

Release Date: 
July 8, 2014
Label: 
New West Records
Release Type: 
Album
  1. Good Luck Charm
  2. Closer To You
  3. If I Wanted To
  4. Uniform
  5. It’s Not Like Me
  6. Anywhere But Here
  7. I Found You
  8. Easy By Your Side
  9. Cautionary Tale
  10. Nobody Knows
  11. Time Is Tender

Already recognized for their critically-lauded 2012 debut album Birds Fly South, Austin, TX-based husband-wife duo The Mastersons are now “poised to be one of Austin’s breakout acts in 2014…” (Austin American Statesman).  While they are seasoned songwriters and virtuosic multi-instrumentalists in their own right, they have also become integral members of Steve Earle’s band The Dukes, having been featured on Earle’s The Low Highway and playing hundreds of shows with Earle for the better part of 3 years.

During a break between tours, the duo recorded their sophomore album Good Luck Charm with noted producer/engineer Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Wilco, The Dixie Chicks).  The new collection raises the stakes with 11 emotionally precise songs that are firmly rooted in sometimes-harsh reality, yet which radiate faith and optimism.  While Good Luck Charm is their second album together, in many ways it’s their first full-on collaboration.  All of the songs were co-written by Chris and Eleanor, giving the material added depth as well as a powerful collective lyrical identity that’s matched by their expressive harmonies.