Outlaw country musician to debut album in Shroud of the Avatar

You're going to have to follow us on a strange journey with this story. So there's this "outlaw country" musician, Shooter Jennings, who is getting ready to release his seventh album, Countach. According to the description (and bizarrely awesome cover), the album is "a sound-collage-style journey through '80s and '90s culture, innovative songwriting, genre-bending fiddle-meets-synthesizer soundscapes and a shrine to pioneers of books, bytes, and beats."

What's really interesting here is that Jennings will be unveiling Countach in Shroud of the Avatar at a premiere party in the game. Why Shroud? Well, it could be because Richard Garriott makes a guest appearance on the album, not to mention that Jennings is a huge fan of the Ultima series and a backer of the MMO.

The in-game premiere party will take place starting 8:00 p.m. EST on February 22nd and is being fully organized by the Shroud of the Avatar community. Attendees will need to be backers and are encouraged to get together at Bear Tavern for the event.

Jennings said that this debut is his way of giving back to developers who were influential in his life: "Much as Richard and Starr Long have done the same by creating the worlds they have, they gave it back to me. And then through my love of their art, I am trying to give back to them, and give to future generations of the lore of new Britannia and the innovations of its creators."

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Recondelta
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I'm busy playing the CBT of Black Desert Online.   The next great MMO that is suppose to rule the genre.   BDO with your pretty graphics, same stupid quests, auto run to quest objective, cash shop, cookie cutter classes, Skinner box shiny +1 gear of longer epeen, grind fest, mindless leveling, repetitive game play, trying to appear skill based but all based upon your gear pvp, kiddie infested mishmash of garbage.

I log into Massively while auto running to my next quest and read this story about Shroud of the Avatar.   I suddenly realize how much I miss the truly revolutionary game play and depth of SOTA.

Shroud of the Avatar you can not release soon enough.   Save us from ourselves.

BryanCo
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ManastuUtakata schlag sweetleaf chriskovo 
Uta?  Sounds like an excuse for another Archer image!

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

schlag sweetleaf ManastuUtakata 
Er...well, I was interrupted in the 3rd person you see. So I couldn't squeeze out that last "s" in time. :(
...and from the OMFG department: That's next up from a pink Wookie! O.O
That said, I did no know that. O.o

schlag sweetleaf
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ManastuUtakata

Well Ms.Manastu, it's actually SCANNERS, if you want to split hairs... :P

Also,did you know that you can't spell Orangutan without UTA? 

If our avatars were ever to commingle.....

BryanCo
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disUserNameTake BryanCo  He's only half that Waylon.  He himself is still a full Waylon though as names don't follow your "rules" about genetics!

enamelizer
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enamelizer

melissaheather enamelizer That genre sounds great, will check it out for sure.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

"They're rock stars in cowboy hats!" - I think Stompin' Tom Connors said once. O.o

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

schlag sweetleaf chriskovo 
To the right, that was a scene from David Cronenberg's Scanner...
"Oh shut-up, Uta!!"
:(

disUserNameTake
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BryanCo disUserNameTake Haven't you ever read any Richard Dawkins?  The offspring only has half a parent's genetic material.  The other half is from Mrs. Jennings.  :)

BryanCo
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BryanCo

disUserNameTake  His birth name is Waylon Jennings.  So he's a full Waylon, not half.

Estranged
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Estranged

BryanCo Estranged  Yes.

disUserNameTake
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disUserNameTake

I was going to post something like "Come on dude, who do you think you are?  Waylon Jennings?".  

Then I saw it is his son so he is half Waylon Jennings.

I am well rebuked.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Estranged  Eating watermelon and waffles?

melissaheather
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enamelizer You should give Scandinavian folk metal a listen :)

Karl_Hungus
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Dajhryne ThreeSpeed Greaterdivinity 
I listen to Waylon and then I listen to Shooter and it leaves me wanting to see a paternity test. I know it's tough being the offspring of a famous musician, but at least Jacob Dylan started out with the Wallflowers instead of trying to make money off his father's name.

Theo454
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melissaheather There was a good 80's movie based around this song(or was it the other way around?) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083163/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Saltypoison
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Saltypoison

BryanCo Saltypoison Hahaha, nice find!

Saltypoison
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Saltypoison

scratches16 Greaterdivinity Saltypoison You can never have too many Archer gifs.

Estranged
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Estranged

This makes sense to a guy like me. Was raised listening to Waylon, Wang Chung, Whitesnake and Wilco while playing Wario and Warcraft.

Dajhryne
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ThreeSpeed Greaterdivinity  Waylon is one of the all time greats with quite a life story as well. I've never really cared for Shooter's stuff but can't say I've listened to anything from him recently. Will have to some youtubing.

Karl_Hungus
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Armsbend 
I only know who he is because Waylon Jennings is his dad, which is about as close to real country as Shooter gets.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Saltypoison  Ha.  The Wikipedia page for "Outlaw Country" lists Cheryl Tunt under Notable Artists.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_country#Notable_artists

Hats off to whoever put it there.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus
scratches16
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scratches16

Greaterdivinity Saltypoison I came to do the same, but damn... his avatar, even, is Krieger! You can't top that, lol
In fact... y'know what, screw it

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Shooter Jennings is actually fairly well known.  What an odd story.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

chriskovo  I think it was the third film (with Jack Black playing the villain.)

melissaheather
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melissaheather

before there was gangsta rap, there was outlaw country. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj2iGAifSNI

ThreeSpeed
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ThreeSpeed

Greaterdivinity Waylan Jennings and Jessie Colter are his parents.  Both were big country music stars in the '70's

ThreeSpeed
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ThreeSpeed

This is great, I love acid country.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Saltypoison Yup, immediately thought of Archer too lol.

Darthbawl
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Darthbawl

Strange news story of the year candidate I would certainly say! :D

BryanCo
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Greaterdivinity Saltypoison  I was gonna go with this one.

enamelizer
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Good lord, I might have to buy it for that album art.
Then I read this, and I knew I had to have it:  "genre-bending fiddle-meets-synthesizer soundscapes" - hillbilly house music sounds awesome.

karmamule
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karmamule

This gets my vote for "Most surreal post so far this year..."

schlag sweetleaf
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chriskovo NeverEnding story?

                        More like  EndOfStory...

                         (•_•) / ( •_•)>⌐■-■ / (⌐■_■)

YEEEAAAH!!!

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

I have no clue who this person is and going to the albums page leaves me confused, but I'm feeling strangely compelled to listen to/buy that album simply because of the cover.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Saltypoison First thing that came to mind

SaloMaya
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SaloMaya

Daaaamn, I love that image!

Miserymachine
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Miserymachine

Just when I think I couldn't care less about Shroud of the Avatar they come along and do something like this. Can we just fast forward to when they close the servers a couple months after launch?

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Saltypoison Damn, was totally going to post something Archer related but you beat me to it.

TimothyTierless
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TimothyTierless

I've been a Shooter fan for years but I never knew he was into MMORPGs! Now I'm a super fan.

Saltypoison
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Saltypoison

OUTLAW COUNTRY!! WOOOOOO!!!

chriskovo
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I don't really care about shroud but gotta say I don't remember Falcore ever wielding an M16.  :P

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