Stone River Boys sign with Cow Island
Thursday, February 18, 2010
– The Stone River Boys, an Austin band led by Mike Barfield and Dave Gonzalez, signed a deal with Cow Island Music, the Boston-area country label. The band will put out "Love On The Dial," although no release was set.
Gonzalez, who alslo played with the Hacienda Brothers, produced the disc. Barfield was known for his work with The Hollisters. Dave Biller, Scott Esbeck, Hank Maninger, Kevin Smith, Fuzzy Blazek, Justin Jones and Damien Llanes helped out on the CD.
The label will hold a showcase in Austin on Saturday, March 20th as part of 3rd Coast Music's NotSXSW festival. The Stone River Boys will be joined by Cow Island label mates Arty Hill and Monica Passin and Cow Island friends, Teri Joyce and the Tagalongs and Ethyl and the Regulars. They both recently released CDs through the label.
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Fueled by Dave Gonzales's taut leads and baritone rhythm along with the fluid drive of Dave Biller and Fuzzy Blazek's pedal steel, the Stone River Boys push the old Hacienda Brothers message that the genres of country and soul are basically the same thing. They're not, of course, but sometimes it's fun to hear the band's sonic argument.
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