NEW ARTIST: Jude Brothers

Jude Brothers | Gar Hole | Label

Very excited to announce Jude Brothers as both an official Gar Hole Records artist and our first employee!

Jude, who formerly performed under the moniker ppoacher ppoacher, is both an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and performer as well as a formidable community organizer and DIYer and we are incredibly lucky to have them on board. Jude’s going to be helping out at the office and future Gar Hole store front, as well as doing some project management and promotional work for several upcoming releases! Thanks buddy!

We look forward to releasing some new material from Jude later on this year. For now, please give a listen to Jude’s first record, “and the Concrete Dragonfly(Matron Records), and go check out all their internet things!


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Nick Shoulders on tour with Sierra Ferrel, Feb-Mar 2022

Nick is going on tour with Sierra Ferrell in 2022! Artist pre-sale begins today, December 7th, at 10 AM local until Thursday, December 9 at 10 PM local time. Use the code: DREAMS

General Public On-Sale begins Friday, December 10 at 10 AM local

Here are the dates with ticket links!

2.17.2022 – Memphis, TN – Growlers

2.18.2022 – Eureka Springs, AR – The Auditorium

2.19.2022 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre

2.20.2022 – Fort Worth, TX – Tulips

2.23.2022 – Santa Fe, NM – Tumble Root

2.24.2022 – Flagstaff, AZ – Coconino Center for the Arts

2.25.2022 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

2.27.2022 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern

3.01.2022 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour

3.03.2022 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall

3.04.2022 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

3.05.2022 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre

3.07.2022 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

3.09.2022 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Caberet

3.11.2022 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern 

3.12.2022 – Spokane, WA – Lucky You Lounge

3.13.2022 – Whitefish, MT – The Remington Bar

3.15.2022 – Bozeman, MT – The ELM

3.17.2022 – Spearfish, SD – Matthews Opera House & Arts Center

3.18.2022 – Boulder, CO – The Fox

3.19.2022 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep

3.20.2022 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre

Sierra Ferrell | Tour | Nick Shoulders

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Gar Hole Records turns 1 Year Old

Today is the one year anniversary of Gar Hole’s creation. We made a few bits of new label merchandise that are going up for sale today, which you can check out here.

When Nick and I started Gar Hole, we had almost no idea what we were doing. Nick’s profile as an artist and musician was exploding, and we knew that setting something up to support that increased demand was necessary. At the same time, the world felt like it was falling apart. Nick had left New Orleans and found his way back to Arkansas. My life, as I’m sure your’s was, had been flipped upside down. It was the obliteration of normalcy, and we all had to deal with it.

I would never claim that starting a record label in 2020 was any kind of radical act, but it was something that required hope. In a way, Gar Hole was our commitment to the future at a time when no one was really sure what it was going to look like. Regardless of how things play out, I’ll always be proud of that.

If you are reading this, then thank you what you’ve done to help us get this far. 2022 is looking pretty exciting and we hope to see you there.



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Chris Acker – ‘Odd, Ordinary & Otherwise’ – out 8.20.2021

It is our great honor to announce the release of Chris Acker’s third full-length record, ‘Odd, Ordinary & Otherwise,’ on Gar Hole Records, out 8.20.2021



  1. Panicked and Paralyzed
  2. Walking
  3. Mahogany
  4. Styrofoam
  5. The Pig War Reenactment
  6. Bound
  7. Refinery
  8. Caviar
  9. Nick and Joe
  10. Complimentary Continental
  11. Rabbit
  12. She Lives
  13. Title Track 

Arranged and performed with the Growing Boys: Zach Thomas (bass), Nikolai Shveitser (pedal steel), Dave Hammer (lead guitar, vocals), Sam Gelband (drums, vocals)

Produced, mixed and mastered by Burt Murder at Triangle House Productions in Millerton, NY.

Cover and back cover artwork by Sasha Pearl

Odd, Ordinary, & Otherwise | Chris Acker
Chris Acker | Music | Tour Dates

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NEW ARTIST: Chris Acker

Chris Acker | Gar Hole Records
Super stoked to hereby officially welcome New Orleans songsmin Chris Acker to the Gar Hole Records family! I feel like most of y’all already know how talented this guy is. He’s got two smoke show-caliber country/folk records under his belt already, and we’re gonna help him release his third. But to kick things off, we’ve got the last few Tape Dad ltd edition copies of Chris’ 2020 LP ‘Good Kid’ on the Bandcamp store. Front to back hits. Anyone will tell you. There are only about 30 available, so scoop if you want one! Later in the year, we’ll be reissuing Chris’ previous full lengths in various formats, so don’t fret too hard if you miss out this round. BUY ‘Good Kid’ on LTD EDITION CASSETTE Follow Chris on all the things. Go check out his impeccable back catalogue. Grab a little tape. Here are all the links. First single announcement coming next week. CHRIS ACKERFACEBOOK INSTAGRAM SPOTIFY YOUTUBE  BANDCAMP

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2 Piece & 2 Step: Hank’s Checkout Line in Review

It’s been a helluva year in all the ways folks. When we released the ‘Hank’s Checkout Line’ video in December 2019, our lives were exactly as pictured: an endless sweat soaked Louisiana dance-floor, crowded and radiant, just below sea level and just a little rowdier and more unhinged and undeniably special than anywhere I’d ever lived. What might appear to be an ode to fried chicken and honky tonk decadence at first glance, ‘Hank’s’ is in reality a scathing rebuke of my own relationship with New Orleans, a place I utterly adored while being all too aware of the role I was playing in its undoing. Gentrification is ugly, and this is a song about wearing that ugliness and learning to live with it; to attempt be a good neighbor in a place that has always deserved better. Shame and guilt aren’t healthy ways of moving through the world, and I felt that invoking the fire and brimstone verbiage that many of us come to associate with *Judgment* might shine some light on the grease in all our souls. I was never one for church, but I do consider fried catfish to be sacrosanct-and if playing endless dance shows in the shadow of the levee is a dream, you gotta be buoyant on other people’s nightmares to do it.

If you’d told me that in a year’s time from this video’s release I’d be in trailer, taking refuge from the public health crisis of the century in the back hollers of my Ozark homeland, I’d have laughed at you outright. What do I have to show for all this Covid strangeness and isolation and worry? I have You. The reader, the follower, the listener, and dare I say it: the fan; if anything about my last year went well, it’s y’all’s fault-and I love ya for it.

‘Hank’s Checkout Line’ – Acoustic Version

–Nick Shoulders

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Gar Hole Lives

Gar Hole is officially born.

Thank you for being here.

The first merch drop is live on the store.

If you want to be our friends forever, please visit the bottom of the page and sign up for the mailing list.

<3 Nick & Kurt

Gar Hole | Label | Independent

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