Ida Mae have announced the upcoming release of their Live In Memphis EP. Widely acclaimed for their performances – including sets this year at Bonnaroo and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Ida Mae’s choice to document their onstage prowess with a live record is a natural one. The Live in Memphis EP will be released on January 24th.
The duo is currently performing on their debut U.S. headlining tour, and will follow with a tour supporting Rodrigo y Gabriela. Closing out a banner year that saw the release of their debut album, as well as successful tours in support of Blackberry Smoke and Greta Van Fleet, Ida Mae has quickly established themselves as one of today’s most essential live acts in the Americana genre.
Ida Mae also recently released the T Bone Burnett-produced track “Baby I Need a Driver” as part of Amazon Music’s “Produced By” series. “It was the last track we wrote when we were living in our attic room in Holloway in central London before moving to Nashville,” writes Ida Mae. “We had the great privilege of working with T Bone in The Village Studio in Santa Monica alongside our favourite drummer on planet Earth Jay Bellarose. We tracked it live on Oscar Peterson’s grand piano and had it down by the third take. T Bone is an instinctual producer and watching his listening and working process on one of our own tracks was a great honor.”