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The Cadillac Three, Sellers, Moreland, The SteelDrivers release new music

Friday, February 7, 2020 – The Cadillac Three are out with "Country Fuzz," their fourth release. The trio consisting of lead singer/guitarist Jaren Johnston, drummer Neil Mason and lap steel ace Kelby Ray put a hard edge to their country rock sound. The band produced 15 of the 16 songs with Dann Huff helming "Crackin' Cold Ones With The Boys." Travis Tritt and Chris Janson help out on "Hard Out Here For A Country Boy."

Aubrie Sellers releases her sophomore disc, "Far From Home," on a new label after debuting on Warner. Sellers co-produced the 12 songs with her stepfather, Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Brandi Carlile, Jack Ingram), and recorded at Sonic Ranch outside of El Paso, Texas. Songs include "My Love Will Not Change" featuring Steve Earle on backing harmonies. Sellers received praise for her debut, "New City Blues."

John Moreland has never been one to offer a positive vibe, but that's a bit different on "LP5." The songs continue with his plain-spoken vocals. Moreland, who hails from Oklahoma, offers electronic beats on many of the songs.

The SteelDrivers may be best known as the former band of Chris Stapleton. They have a new singer on "Bad For You," Kelvin Damrell. Fiddle player Tammy Rogers found Damrell on a YouTube video.

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Country Fuzz CD review - Country Fuzz
It's not unusual for country artists to include a few party anthems on their albums. These tracks help lighten the mood among a record's heavier moments and make for fun concert numbers. The Cadillac Three, however, have never seen a good-time-Saturday-night-song they didn't like. "Country Fuzz" is like a week filled with seven Saturday nights. Yes, song titles like "Crackin' Cold Ones With The Boys" and "Whiskey and Smoke" are self-explanatory track names. »»»
Legacy CD review - Legacy
The Cadillac Three's bio is stacked with amazing bullet points that partially explains their mutant rockabilly-heavy-on-the-rock cocktail. The born-and-raised Nashville trio - drummer/vocalist Neil Mason, bassist/dobroist/vocalist Kelby Ray Caldwell and guitarist/lead vocalist Jaren Johnston - have extensive indie-rock-and-beyond resumes, including their previous incarnation as Bang Bang Bang which morphed into the sadly overlooked American Bang. Johnston, Caldwell and Mason remained »»»
Bury Me In My Boots CD review - Bury Me In My Boots
The Cadillac Three may not be much more country than Florida Georgia Line, who help the group out on the track "The South," but they are certainly a better Southern rock band than that hack act. This group incorporates some blues influence from The Black Crowes, mixed in some of The Georgia Satellites' winking sense of humor, to create the enjoyable Southern summer party that is "Bury Me in My Boots." The group reveals its funny side through "Ship Faced," a »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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