Tuesday, October 20, 2020
– Raucous hard-edged country band The Cadillac Three announced this morning that the trio will release an album this Friday.
"Tabasco & Sweet Tea" will be out on Big Machine Records. This is the group's second CD this year as "Country Fuzz" dropped in February.
"As we finished the last record, we knew we were only tapping the surface with songs like 'The Jam' for where we could go next musically and found ourselves inspired to dive into these sounds that we had never explored before as a band," said drummer Neil Mason.
"We've always had a lot of influences, but ultimately found ourselves thinking about what we were listening to in high school - The Meters, Stevie Wonder, Medeski Martin & Wood and John Scofield."
Lead singer and guitarist Jaren Johnston said, "This album is a science project - constantly moving in different directions but keeping one cohesive feel throughout. We kind of have this innate thing going after all these years so it's was cool to kind of stretch into some new musical spaces with elements of a DJ set that flows from track to track, but mixed with 80's funk vibes and jam-band flow over hardcore country lyrics."
"Tabasco & Sweet Tea" explores hybrid sounds throughout the 11 modern-meets-nostalgia tracks. The music is being offered at a reduced price for the first week so "it's more accessible during a time when many are not spending as much on music, but need it more than ever," according to a press release.
"We wouldn't be where we are without our fans," said bassist Kelby Ray. "We lost the ability to tour and know many of our fans have also lost their ability to work consistently this year so we wanted to find a way to provide this album as cost effectively as we could. Our hope is that everyone who wants 'Tabasco & Sweet Tea' can get it without breaking the bank."
On Oct. 27, TC3 will debut songs from "Tabasco & Sweet Tea" with a livestream for audiences in North America at 7 p.m. central.