The band mines the same raw, rootsy territory as the Waco Brothers, with the prominence of the fiddle and mandolin adding a bit more traditional feel. Dean trades lead vocals with The Meat Purveyors’ Jo Walston. Midwest nasal meets Texas twang!
"I write for myself, but certainly have The Flat Five in mind too," says Chris. "I send them new songs and let them decide which ones they want to record.
On this scorching, cinematic concept album ‘The Crossing’, Alejandro Escovedo tells the story of two young immigrants – Salvo from Italy, and Diego from Mexico – working in a Texas restaurant in pursuit of the American dream.
"The songs are who I believe myself to be and that will change, but for now that’s how it is and I’m very satisfied with that."
Just an editorial aside, "The World Missed Out" may be one of the world's most perfect, devastingly beautiful and heart-breaking songs ever. Don't miss out.
Mekonville 12 inch single featuring a brand new song STILL WAITING from the original lineup of the Mekons (now officially named THE ME
One part rock, one part R&B, and one part Andre Williams- having fun and doing his thing! This is a soulful record, a serious record and a reflective record.
Many artists have jumped on board the '60s soul train that JC Brooks helped re-start in the late '00s. The Neon Jungle touches on the soul and nightlife of the '70s and '80s from Marvin Gaye to Prince, but always with JC’s modern lyrical approach.
Although the band wears its influences with pride, and "STOMP" features 5 road-tested covers of songs by The Wailers, Janis Martin, The Cramps and other favorites, The Dyes approach these oldies with an irreverence and vigor that is anything but retro.
Jerry David DeCicca is the frontman of beloved Columbus, Ohio folk-rock band The Black Swans. This is his debut solo album which features guest appearances by Will Oldham (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), Kelley Deal (The Breeders), Spooner Oldham, and more.