NOTES FROM THE NEW RELEASE SHOW
The one group that I really liked and has great potential is The Young Republic. They are an eight-piece band, five guys and three dolls, out of Boston, who came together while attending college. They just relocated to Nashville, TN. Their debut release is 12 TALES FROM WINTER CITY and last night I played Girl In A Tree. (The band’s defining edge? Their affinity for Pop Music of the Sixties with their skills in arranging and orchestration.) The link below is from a very small studio performance.
Next is an Alt. Country/Americana, singer/songwriter that goes by the name Star Anna. She’s from Ellensburg, WA, which is in the High Desert Region of Central Washington, just East of the Cascade Mountains. She is supported by Frank Johnson, on Bass and back-up vocals; Travis Yost on drums; and Justin Davis on lead guitar. The boys go by the name The Laughing Dogs. This style may be too country-ish for some of our listeners at WTMD but she is one talented performer and I wanted to share that with you. Her new record is CROOKED PATH and it’s filled with well-written Americana gems, including the title track, If Wishes Were Horses and the one I played last night, Devil Don’t Remember My Name.