I'm happy to learn that one of my happiest discoveries from last year, Del Barber, has a new album out shortly. Prairieography, his fourth record, will be released in Canada in February and in the UK in April. While we're waiting, a generous four-song sampler is available to download free.
From a first listen, I think it's going to be a good one: Del's in fine, lively voice and there are some excellent touches of steel and electric guitars adding to the texture.
I happened on a nice piece about the cover art on the website of artist Justina Smith that is worth a look. No mention yet of a viyl release for the album, but the artwork certainly deserves it.