April 10, 2007 10:29 ET

KOCH Records to Release Debut Solo Album From Singer/Songwriter and Former Muscadine Leader, Jonathan Wilson

"Frankie Ray" to Be Released on June 26th, 2007

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2007 -- KOCH Records is proud to announce the release of "Frankie Ray," the debut album from singer songwriter, Jonathan Wilson, on June 26th, 2007.

Wilson has been traveling and recording in Georgia, New York and now the canyons of California. "Frankie Ray" is a 16 track collection that evokes the spirit of Nick Drake, Alex Chilton and Gram Parsons. And as Wilson explains it, "I live to elude the sonic spectrum, play tricks on it, duck and move...stay on my feet and let the frequencies collide."

Wilson's recently toured and played with Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Vetiver, Jenny Lewis, The Elected, The Autumn Defense, Bert Jansch and spent time on the road with John Stirratt and Pat Sansone from Wilco.

SPIN has already praised Jonathan stating, "Wilson plays softly, haunting acoustic ballads that evoke the spirit of Jeff Buckley." Friend and collaborator Chris Robinson also comments, "This is sweet music for your mind and soul as you traverse the Red Road."

Wilson, formerly with the band Muscadine, has also been busy recording not only his own work, but also collaborating with Chris Robinson (for the latter's new solo album as well as for the new Black Crowes' album) and Gary Louris of The Jayhawks.

The track listing for "Frankie Ray" is as follows:

1. Your Ears Are Burning        9. Sing To You
2. El Matador                  10. For Every 10
3. Waltz With ME               11. Yonder Lies My Love
4. Carousel                    12. You Can Have Me
5. Road 92                     13. Born To Be My True Love
6. Alabaster Dove              14. Dreaming
7. White Turquoise             15. Masters In China
8. Frankie Ray                 16. Frankie Ray Reprise
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