Former Raleigh resident Thad Cockrell, who now spends most of his time in Nashville, TN, released his fourth solo album To Be Loved in 2009, but has now decided to give it away free to whoever will listed. The complete album is available to download via NoiseTrade.com as 256 kpbs mp3s. There is also the option of tipping the artist as little or as much as you'd like in order to show your support.
To Be Loved is well worth checking out as it combines excellent songwriting with a lush, folky soundscape to create an enjoyable listening experience.
Cockrell will perform at WUNC's free Music on the Lawn concert series in Durham at the American Tobacco Campus on Friday, Aug. 20. Check out the rest of his upcoming shows below.
Thad Cockrell tour dates
08.05.10 - Knoxville, TN - Square Room * [Tickets]
08.18.10 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle #
08.19.10 - Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
08.20.10 - Durham, NC - American Tobacco Campus
08.21.10 - Staunton, VA - Mockingbird
08.22.10 - Arlington, VA - IOTA Club & Cafe
08.26.10 - Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic
08.28.10 - Lexington, KY - Natasha's Bistro
* w/ Cadillac Sky
# w/ A.A. Bondy