Runaway June, Josh Abbott Band release new music
Friday, June 28, 2019
– Runaway June released its debut CD today, while Josh Abbott Band is out with an EP.
Runaway June, a trio consisting of Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne, is out with "Blue Roses." The group has had three songs that have charted with "Buy My Own Drinks" doing the best. Runaway June is a country pop-based group.
Josh Abbott Band is out with a four-song EP, "Catching Fire," which was produced by Marshall Altman. Abbott wrote two of the songs, "Surprise Surprise" and the title track, the latter with Preston Wait, a member of the band, and Jay Clementi. The other songs are "Little More You" and "Oughta Get Drunk." This is Abbott's seventh release.
The Josh Abbott Band's five-song EP starts out slightly silly, but then gets really serious from the middle to the end. It also surprisingly covers a lot of subject matter ground in a short time span.
It opens with "Santa Better Knock," which leans a little to the Eartha Kitt, sexy side of Christmas songs. This one is followed by "A Marshmallow World," a holiday song with probably the least amount of artistic food value, which finds Abbott and band just having a little ...
The Texas-based Josh Abbott Band's "The Highway Kind" effectively straddles the edginess of Texas alternative country with slick Nashville production values. The best two tracks are the opening title cut and the sweetly sentimental ballad that closes the set. Abbott kicks it off with the Erik Dylan, Troy Cartwright and Jon Randall tune about the constraint of city living ("Well, the downtown streets never got me where I was going") as compared to the preferred life on the ...
Runaway June put a lot of thought in how their five-song holiday project would sound. Yes, three of these five selections are already overly familiar tunes to most of us. Yet, you haven't heard them sung exactly like this before. The trio Runaway June put their vocal harmony skills to excellent use throughout this lovely little treat - its first with Natalie Stovall.
Additionally, the music is real country, too. Opener, "Christmas on the Radio" celebrates popular holiday ...