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Pinmonkey's third release, and first for its new label Back Porch Records, is titled "Big Shiny Cars." If you polled diehard Pinmonkey fans, who are sometimes referred to as Pinmonkey Junkies, it's about darn time this traditional Americana group released a sparkling new musical vehicle, so to speak. Its previous album, which came out on BNA and was self-titled, has logged quite a few highway miles since it initially hit the road in 2002. This 'major to indie' label transition is a little bit like going from a big luxury car to a tiny economy car. ...
The buzz was on the upswing for Pinmonkey around its home base of Nashville over the past few years. But after two albums released this year, practically unheard of these days in any musical genre, garnering the all important ingredient of radio play, despite the fact that Pinmonkey plays a mixture of bluegrass and Poco styled country rock, touring with Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack and a bit of an unusual name, the acclaim is growing. "We've had a good year," lead singer Michael Reynolds readily acknowledges in a cell phone interview from Salt Lake City about 10 days after the band's major label debut was released on BNA in October. ...