Chicago-based roots label Bloodshot Records is plotting a two-disc compilation to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Acts slated to participate range from Ryan Adams and Alejandro Escovedo to My Morning Jacket and the Waco Brothers.
Like most of Bloodshot’s well-received compilations, the set combines artists from the roster with artists outside it, including some who used to record for the imprint. The collection, tentatively titled “For a Decade of Sin,” is due in October.
It will largely contain unreleased and newly recorded material, Bloodshot co-owner Nan Warshaw tells Billboard. For instance, Bloodshot alumni Old 97’s will cover a Robbie Fulks song, and indie rock act the Minus 5 will tackle a song by Waco Brothers leader Jon Langford.
“Our first release ever was a compilation, and it was just a snapshot of the Chicago scene at the time,” Warshaw says. “We hadn’t signed any of those artists when we put that out, so we’ve never felt the need for our compilations to be a sampler of our artists or even a retrospective.”
Other acts joining the celebration include Sally Timms, Paul Birch, Ralph Stanley, Wayne Hancock, Hank Williams III and Crooked Fingers. Warshaw says Bloodshot was able to compile enough material for three albums but decided a three-disc set would be “too cumbersome.”
In other news, the label recently signed garage/soul act the Detroit Cobras and plans to reissue the group’s U.K.-only Rough Trade album, “Baby,” this fall. Bloodshot will package the album with the EP “Seven Easy Pieces.”