The Mississippi Delta and Memphis, TN based band, The Shoe Birds, have released their fourth album entitled, “And What Not”.
Produced by band member, Scott Coopwood, the album consists of seven songs written by the late Norman Adcox, co-founder of The Shoe Birds and Coopwood.
In May, 2020, just as Adcox and Coopwood were putting the final touches on The Shoe Birds’ third album, “Origin”, Norman Adcox unexpectedly passed away of a sudden heart attack at his Memphis home.
“Losing Norman was bone crushing,” said Coopwood who had been close friends with Adcox since their freshman year in college. “You never get over a loss like that, but I’m thankful our music will continue on. Luckily, Norman and I had a prolific songwriting year in 2019. We wrote enough songs that year to release a fourth and fifth Shoe Birds’ album and that is the mission.”
The Shoe Birds’ first album “Southern Gothic” (2015) was well received by the U.S. and European press and the band was off and running. Three albums followed: “Departures” (2018), “Origin” (2020), “And What Not” (2022). The fifth album, yet untitled, will be released this summer according to Coopwood.
“And What Not” was recorded and mixed at Coopwood’s private recording studio, Court Street Records in Cleveland, Mississippi. It is being released by Coopwood’s record company, WaxSaw Records and can be found on iTunes, Spotify and all of the social media music platforms.